That’s it! I’m declaring a moratorium on shows using plays on The Walking Dead in their titles. Last week was The Vampire Diaries and this week it’s Grimm. Dear writers: stop trying to capitalize on the AMC hit!
Let’s bitch it out…I will freely admit that I spent the majority of ‘The Waking Dead’ annoyed. This is the episode before the season finale and it’s a pale imitation of a zombie show? And why are we bothering with this case of the week crap so late in the season?! Fastforward to the cliffhanger ending – in which Baron Samedi (Reg E. Cathey) appears before a visiting Prince Eric (James Frain) – and I’m eating a whole lot of crow. I’m so embarrassed, I may have woge’d.
Clearly (in hindsight) there’s a great deal of set-up for the finale in ‘The Waking Dead’. In addition to Baron Samedi’s team of blow-fish zombies who are ready to descend upon Portland, there’s the uncertain status of Adalind’s (Claire Coffee) pregnancy. She’s getting flack from both sides of her Viennese reception party, as Stefania (Shohreh Aghashloo) makes her sign a contract in blood while Frau Pech (Mary McDonald-Lewis) suggests her life is at risk if she tells the wrong person about her Royal baby.*
(Side Note: Kate Middleton never had this problem…or did she?)
Which woman Adalind should trust is up for debate (Personally, I’m leaning towards Frau Pech, but that’s primarily because Stephania’s weave frightens me).Trust issues aside, I have a bigger question: what is the actual status of Adalind’s baby?
Here’s why I’m asking: we’re treated to two different scenes of actress Claire Coffee in fashionable underpants in ‘The Waking Dead’. She doesn’t look anywhere near pregnant in either. Perhaps it’s still early and she’s just not showing yet, or perhaps something else is going on (we are watching a supernatural show here, people). For now this is just the speculation of a crazy TV reviewer, but I’m curious to see what other folks think. Do you think Adalind’s actually still pregnant? I’m having doubts…
- I love how everyone always asks if everything is alright when Juliette shows up! The scenes in which Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Bud (Danny Bruno) show Juliette their woge are simultaneously tense and comical. It’s nicely capped off when Juliette asks if she can have a drink. If you suddenly discovered everyone had a secret animal face, you would probably want to hit the hard liquor, too
- Hey Nick (David Giuntoli), maybe you should reconsider eating fast food while researching? The books in Aunt Marie’s trailer are kinda rare, so you don’t want to end up getting ketchup and coffee rings on something you’ll need later. It’s not as though these books are available on Amazon.com
- I appreciate that the show needs to give Russell Hornsby something to do, but the the grumpy tag-along role isn’t really endearing anymore. Last year Hank got some meaty stuff in the middle part of the season when Adalind cast her love spell on him followed by his spiral after he saw Monroe change. This season…umm…he hurt his foot on vacation?
- Finally, what do you make of Renard’s (Sasha Roiz) confidant back in Vienna? Not only is he aware of Adalind’s pregnancy (though not her identity), he’s uncovering all kinds of juicy Prince-ly secrets like passports with no pictures and death certificates. Is Eric planning to kill Renard (this seems likely given the clandestine meeting in Portland with Baron Samedi) or is that too obvious?
- Frau (to Adalind): “Don’t let your womb become your tomb.” Can I get that printed on a throw pillow?
- Rosalee (stopping Monroe before he can transform in front of Juliette): “No, no, no. You should…not go first.”
- Bud (when Monroe suggests people have difficulty making the transition between those who knew Wesen and don’t, in German): “Most people can’t even say it.”
What say you Grimm fans: is Adalind still pregnant? Whom can she trust? What is Eric up to – and where does the key fit in? Were you surprised that Baron Samedi and his zombie squad are involved in the larger plot for the finale? And did you laugh at the woge antics in the Spice Shoppe? Comment away below
Grimm airs Tuesdays at 10pm EST on NBC