“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
On Grimm Season 6 Episode 11. “Where the Wild Things Were”, it finally feels like it’s the final season. This hour is exactly what we have been waiting for, and what the final season has the missing. You’re on the edge of your seat the entire time. The blood is pumping. There’s this draw where you need to know more.
There are only two episodes left, but at least Grimm finally came to play. The stakes are raised (and used to enter mirrors), and you actually start to get afraid of what’s to come.
With no Wesen of the week storyline (thank God), the focus is all on what really matters — the stick, the cloth, and the other place. I don’t know about you, but seeing the snow when Eve first steps through, Narnia immediately pops into my mind, but, you know, if Narnia had carnivores and Wesen.
As Renard’s friend describes it, Nick and Adalind are in the dimension where Schrödinger’s cat is dead. It’s unclear if this is hell or the afterlife. Wesen are in charge and always seem to be wogued, and the dimension is not exactly up to date, technologically — they do not know what a gun is.
Hopefully, we get to explore the differences between the two dimensions, and we learn why the cloth symbols are carved in stone and are also constellations in the sky over there. There are so many questions still to answer, but we’re back to things being fascinating now, not confusing nor boring.
Eve: A lot of bad things happened to me when all of this started. I didn’t understand it. I was scared and angry, and I did a lot of terrible things, things I can never forgive Juliette for. But I am not Juliette anymore, Nick. She’s gone. There may be part of me that’s like her, but it’s not who I am now, and it’s not who I’m going to be again. I don’t blame you. When we were together, I only knew a part of who you were. You only knew a part of who you were.
Nick: None of us are who we used to be.
Eve: And that’s good.
Nick: You really believe we’re all better off?
Eve: I have a strength and a purpose that I never had before. I know you are here because you loved me once, and you feel responsible for the bad things that have happened, but you can’t any of it, and I can’t change any of it. And if you could, would you really want to change things back to the way they were just to be happy? Happy doesn’t interest me anymore, Nick. It just gets in the way.
I’m going to be honest here. The whole Eve/Juliette situation still really confuses me, and Eve’s little speech sort of helped but not really. Eve says that she isn’t Juliette, but she also talks about Juliette’s relationship with Nick as if it were her own. She uses the pronoun “we” after saying she isn’t Juliette anymore.
The Juliette and Eve thing is something I actually try not to think about because the harder I think about it, the more confusing the whole thing becomes. What would help is a better understanding of how Juliette is turned into Eve.
My best guess at how to make sense of this is that whatever made Juliette, Juliette is gone and was replaced by Eve. A personality transplant? I feel like there’s got to be an actual psychological term for this, but it’s almost like a new consciousness was placed into Juliette’s body and retained all of Juliette’s emotions and memories.
While I’m glad that Nick and Eve are addressing the elephant in the room, of sorts, it brings all the confusing aspects of the Eve/Juliette situation back to the forefront, and it’s hard to appreciate the emotional aspects of the conversation.
While Nick and Eve are trying to figure out where exactly they are, everyone else is trying to figure out how to get Nick and Eve back.
There’s a lot of updating that happens, and it’s all delightful. Adalind recounting Nick and Renard’s conversation is reminiscent of someone talking about a high school fight between two former BFFs. Adalind’s exasperation at Nick and Renard’s actions is hilarious.
Then, FINALLY, Renard gets brought into the loop. There’s this weird tension because, as Monroe points out, there’s been a lot of backstabbing. Still, it’s great that Renard finally knows because now information and sources actually get shared.
Does anyone else love the moment where Renard and Monroe geek out over the history of the keys and the stick? Renard is blown away that Monroe and Nick found the thing that the Crusaders’ buried.
Renard: A stick? They buried a stick?
Monroe: It gets that reaction a lot.
I have some questions about this whole Shaphat situation. If the skull guy aka Satan, apparently, wants Diana, then why has he been so fascinated with Eve?
Diana has not had any contact with the guy. She somehow knows a lot about what’s going on, but that’s it. The child bride twist is definitely intriguing and ups the ante, but there are so many questions. What’s your theory?
One thing that is amazing about this new twist is that it unites everyone. As soon as Renard reveals what his source said, everyone is super protective of Diana. Any hesitation about looping in Renard and teaming up with him is gone.
We have watched Adalind and Diana become more and more accepted by Team Grimm, and I feel like everyone has bonded with Diana. They all might be a little scared of her, but they know that she is just a kid with powers she doesn’t quite understand.
When we first met Diana, she mainly came off as creepy. She wasn’t really sweet or endearing. It was all creepy and disconcerting. I don’t know about you, but now, I’m kind of in love with her. She’s just adorable, and she needs to be protected.
This change in perception is done so nicely, and it’s not like it happened last week, and now we have to care about Diana because she is in danger. It is gradual. We fell in love with her throughout the course of the season, and she’s earned our trust and love.
What did you think of this episode of Grimm? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below!
Grimm airs Friday at 8/7c on NBC.
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