Saturday, March 23, 2013

Grimm and the Creature of the Week

Another great night on T.V. thanks to the people at NBC. Good going, team.

Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli) had his hands full with a particularly nasty critter on this week’s episode, Mr. Sandman. To fight this monster Nick will need the help of his friends, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), Monroe’s girlfriend Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Nick’s partner, Hank (Russell Hornsby.
Fly Man

The story begins with a very handsome man, Andre (Kierea Hutchinson) who’s originally from South Africa who drives his red and white 1959 Cadillac (I just love this car) to a grief center.
He joins the group and later offers to drive a woman, who is grieving over the death of her brother, home. But it’s not because he’s a nice guy, no way, my little Scooby Snack; he’s a giant fly called a Jinnamuru Xunte. What he needs from this woman is her tears and when she begins to cry about her brother’s death, Andre goes to work. He blows a reddish mist into her eyes, which causes extreme pain and then he uses his long sticky fly tongue (double yuck) to lick her eyes, causing the woman to go blind. In her panic, she accidently pulls a heavy bookcase down on herself and dies.
River Blindness

When Nick, Hank and Sgt. Wu go to investigate, they have no idea what they’re dealing with until a second woman, Molly (Megan Henning) is attacked and this time the medical examiner, Dr. Harper (Sharon Sachs) is able to compare the results on both victims. They have red blood worms in their eyes due to an infestation that you can only get in Africa, river blindness, but neither the dead woman or the second victim were ever in Africa. Luckily for Nick, the second woman was saved by her sister Casey (Jenny Wade) who gave a good description of the man and the car that he was driving. Nick heads to his trailer with Monroe and Hank and they look through all the monster books until they find a picture of Fly Man.

Juliette and Rosalee

Juliette not only has to deal with the mother of all sink holes, but now she’s seeing ghosts. She goes to the Spice Shop to ask for Rosalee’s help. Rosalee goes home with Juliette, but doesn’t see anything out of the ordinary. Are these visions due to the magic potion that Juliette and Renard had to drink to break the curse?

Fly Man, to avoid capture, sprays Nick with the red mist, but before he can lick Nick’s eyes, Hank and Sgt. Wu come to the rescue. Nick is blind and time is short so Monroe and Hank take Nick back to the Spice Shop where Rosalee tries to find a cure. Guess what the cure is? They have to dig out one of the Fly Man’s eyes and make a paste to apply to Nick’s eyes. Are you grossed out yet? I am!
To make a long story short, they follow Fly Man back to Molly and Casey’s house where Fly Man is waiting to attack the sister. Things go from bad to worse for Fly Man. Rosalee makes the past to save Nick’s eyesight and Casey gets revenge for her sister.


This show was really good this week, especially with the three different story lines. Three, you ask? Oh, yeah, we learn that Adalind is definitely pregnant, but she’s not sure who the father is. It could be Renard’s or his half-brother’s baby. Tune in next week to find out who the new monster of the week is. Grimm can be seen on Friday nights at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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