“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden as change.”
“The Taming of the Wu” is the April 29 episode of “Grimm.” Reminder: this article has spoilers, so read at your own risk. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. “Grimm” airs Friday nights at 8 p.m. CT on NBC.
Did anyone else breathe a sigh of relief when it became clear that there wasn’t a case of the week? It was so great to have the time to fully flesh out some of these mysteries and arcs that have been slowly inching along for a while now. We didn’t have to feign interest in a random Wesen of the week. We got what we wanted.
Still, there could have been some improvement. Hadrian’s Wall claimed they were going to find Diana and protect Kelly. Well, Diana’s still with Black Claw, and Adalind took Kelly to be with both her daughters. What exactly was Hadrian’s Wall doing in that time?
It was nice to become aware of all the pieces Black Claw has put in motion. They sent Theo after Wu, and Zuri’s got her eye on Hank. What’s still missing is the why. Does Black Claw want to take Nick’s support system out or is Zuri a way to maybe convince Nick by way of Hank to join their side?
What’s really frustrating is that Hank isn’t suspicious of Zuri. He just told everyone in the spice shop that they need to watch their backs, and yet, he doesn’t think to be suspicious of the Wesen girl he dated who was adamant that she wouldn’t date a non-Wesen. Zuri popped back into Hank’s life fairly recently too. Come on, Hank. Put that Detective’s brain to work!
It’s hard to fully understand Adalind’s note. She said she was leaving to protect Nick, but he was never outright threatened in front of her. Sure, we heard Conrad tell Renard that if Adalind chooses Nick that Nick will die, but as far as we know, Adalind has no idea that Nick’s life is in danger.
Maybe, Adalind ran through all the options and scenarios and figured out that Nick would be killed or threatened if she didn’t comply. Another option is that Adalind thought she could protect Nick by joining up with Black Claw. Whatever the case, it would have been better to see that moment where Adalind put everything together.
We got a lot of Wu answers, which was amazing. Things weren’t rushed, either. Everyone was allowed to think through the situation and figure out what was going on. Nick and Hank didn’t even tell Wu about Theo’s death, so we got to see Wu try to remember what exactly happened.
Now, we know what Wu has. It was, however, a little weird that Rosalee went from saying that she had never seen anything like it (Wu’s transformation), and then five seconds later figuring out the lycanthrope angle. Rosalee’s light bulb moment just happened a bit too fast. Still, it’s great that Wu’s situation has been identified, and now the goal is a cure.
What did you think of the episode? What do you make of Diana’s attitude and her powers? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.