Episode 607 “Blind Love”
Written by Sean Calder
Directed by Aaron Lipstadt
[recap by Maia Ades]
I hope you enjoyed this episode. I literally laughed out loud. This one was primarily about fun. It is my sincere hope that the cast had at least as much fun working on this as I had watching it.
I don’t know Shakespeare by heart. So, I don’t know if the lines were verbatim from his works but, they sounded like they were.
We had two story-lines this week. The bulk of the episode was about Monroe’s (Silas Weir Mitchell) birthday weekend. The antagonist in this story-line was the disgruntled son of someone Nick (David Giuntoli) arrested seven years ago, conveniently, before Nick became a Grimm. The second story-line revolved around Diana (Hannah R. Lloyd) and Renard (Sasha Roiz).
Remember how Grossante was none to pleased that Renard reneged on his promise to name Grossante as his successor? Ya, well this week he tried to collect on the broken promise. His brilliant plan was to kidnap Diana. He had no idea what he was getting into when he took that girl. He ended up being her play thing. It was not pretty. On the upside, Diana had a delightful play date.
The rest of our main characters went off for a fun filled weekend at a truly gorgeous hotel. Remember that this airs shortly after Valentine’s Day. The whole theme of this story-line is based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, minus anyone being bestowed with an ass’s head.
I enjoyed seeing the cast have so much fun. They got to play the closest thing they’ve had to a romantic farce. All the romantic tangles got even more crossed. Not surprising, my favorite was Hank (Russell Hornsby) falling deeply for himself. That was one of the best laugh out loud parts I’ve seen.
The worst part of the episode was the CGI work on the Cupid Wesen falling to his death. That was obviously not where the budget went. I think they used that money on the hotel location. It didn’t ruin the episode for me. I actually had a good laugh at how bad it was.
A probably important scene was the swirling vortex in the bathroom mirror. Again the visual effect was actually funny. The vortex was fine, but the red skull with burning green eyes? That seemed cheesy. I assume that Red Skull will be important. I’ll guess he may figure prominently in what ever the event is we’re working towards on March 24. That will be episode 12 in these last 13 episodes. If you’ve been playing along, you don’t want to miss that one.
Grimm airs Friday nights at 8/7c on NBC.