GRIMM -- "Blind Love" Episode 607 -- Pictured: (l-r) Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert -- (Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)
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GRIMM Plays With Love

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.

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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).

(Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)

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.

(Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)

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.

(Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)

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.

(Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)

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.

6 thoughts on “GRIMM Plays With Love

  • I know that overall this episode was played for comedy. And Diana’s playdate ended up as hilariously funny. BUT, as a parent, I took great issue with Renard just thinking about it for a second and deciding that it would go down exactly as it did. He had no way of knowing who her abductor was or whether she was conscious, and if the person who took her wanted to kill her (or injure her), that could certainly have happened while she was drugged or otherwise unconscious. It really irritated me that he showed no regard for his daughter’s safety at all….

    • I agree. Renard was very cavalier with the safety of his daughter. I thought he was going to call Adalind. But then, he just put his phone away ate another cookie. He does not get Father of the Year, in my book.

  • Oh, he was cold. You know Adalind wouldn’t have reacted that way! Or Nick, for that matter. But the rest of it was fun-the main plot being Midsummer Night’s Dream and the B plot being Ransom of Red Chief. There was a lot of Shakespeare. I thought I heard Wu reciting part of Hamlet’s soliloquy when he was planning to jump.

  • Hi! I just found your site when I was looking to see where the actual hotel that they filmed this episode of Grimm was, and it’s name! It is absolutely gorgeous and would love to take my husband there for a special weekend. Does anyone know where they filmed it? I’m assuming it’s outside of Portland somewhere because I think that’s where they normally film, I watch it all the time, am completely devastated that it’s ending, hoping they get gifted with enough episodes to end it correctly & will ONLY be happy that I have an extra hour on Fridays to do something besides TV! Like I said, I watch the show all the time and have since the very beginning , however I don’t notice all the credits or read all about it to find out where everything is filmed, etc., & it would be helpful to know, just so I could find that hotel with the most gorgeous views! Reminds me of the view in to Emerald Bay from vikingsholm at Lake Tahoe, but I know it’s not, obviously.. really sorry to bug you! Thank you so much in advance for caring enough to let me know what you know! Please feel free to contact me through my email or answer through this website and hopefully I’ll remember to keep coming back to look for it! LOL!
    ~ Karen

    • Thanks so much for checking us out! We have a lot of fun discussing Grimm, and are getting sad as the end approaches. Maia and I also livetweet if you’re on the Twitterz. 🙂

  • I’m so glad you found us! We are fans of the show that spend more time than the average person would just so we can share our reactions to the show with others.
    The hotel this episode was shot at is the beautiful Columbia Gorge Hotel. I think being featured in this episode may bring them GRIMM fans.


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