“Then she began to weep bitterly, and said, ‘What can a poor girl like me do now?’”
Last night’s new episode of Grimm, Bad Moon Rising, Hank finally finds out about Nick. In his words, “Today has been one of the better days of my life!” Discovering that Nick sees the Vessan too, and that it’s not all in Hank’s head, actually helps him settle with it all. “I might be crazy, but now I know I’m not alone,” he tells Nick.
This all come about because of a case of a missing young girl who happens to be Hank’s goddaughter. Mark Pellegrino stars as the girl’s father, Jarold, who is a long time friend of Hank’s. The short synopsis for Bad Moon Rising is that the girl, Carly, is kidnapped by a pack of Coyotls (her mother’s family), for a fertility ceremony that occurs at the age of seventeen. It’s basically gang rape and apparently Carly’s mother went through it. Trying to break all ties to her family, Carly’s mother convinces her father to move away so that Carly doesn’t have to go through this ritual. Of course, the in-laws find Jarold and Carly and move into the area.
Hank seems to be glad of the diversion that work causes. He’s been in therapy to try to overcome his experience at the theater when he watched a Vessan change before his eyes. It’s not going too well though as Hank relives each contact with the creatures, including his literal run-in with Monroe in his Blutbad form. The lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur and he gets a bit rough with his therapist.
Nick is attempting to help Juliette remember him by bringing her a laptop loaded with photos from their five years together. He’s shocked when he discovers that she can remember everything and everyone else in her life, including where she works. She just can’t remember him at all. Adalind’s parting gift?
Speaking of Adalind, Nick and Capt. Renard are going over photos from Catherine’s murder scene. Nick seems to be willing to hang it on Adalind and she makes it easy by disappearing. But the captain wants her found for his own purpose as well, so he keeps Nick on the case.
I’ve been waiting for this episode for a long time. I have always thought that letting Hank in on Nick’s secret would be a good thing. I feel like this will bind their partnership in a way that will only enhance their investigative skills.
Next week on Grimm, Rosalee may be in grave danger from a disease that is rapidly spreading throughout the Vessan community. Watch Quill, Monday, Sept. 3 at 10/9c, on NBC.