This Grimm review contains spoilers.
Grimm Season 6 Episode 6
“Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.” – Heinrich Heine
“Breakfast in Bed” deals with mental health, maps, time, as well as present and future dangers. Characters have a difficult time believing what they’re seeing, which isn’t new on Grimm, however this installment makes a direct connection with the unseen landscape of the mind. Grimm is built on the duality of the real versus imagined world of unsuspecting Portland residents.
Breakfast in bed brings to mind a loving and or romantic gesture, but on Grimm, it is far from amorous. Melatonin is the sustenance the Alpe craves from its paralyzed, nocturnal victims. No folding tray necessary.
Those suffering from mental illness have a daunting task of communicating their fleeting thoughts that can be as light as a feather, or as menacing as a gorilla. The fertile playground of the mind requires licensed professionals to sort out the images and sounds that visit at inopportune times.
Thoughts are given power when people form attachments to them and are believed to be true. The gray space between reality and truth is made more difficult to navigate if one is suffering from a chemical imbalance or emotional issues.
The creepy, skid row residence hotel in “Breakfast In Bed” is a breeding ground for bogeymen, things that go bump in the night, and in a frightened mind. Self-harm and endangering others sometimes plays out in a theatre for one. Public screenings might result in injuries or death.
Eve is struggling with her sanity over the last few chapters. It’s important to carve out emotional space in one’s immediate world, even if it’s a gift, or the result of leftovers. It might be easier for Nick to accept the unknown as a Grimm, yet Renard is made to feel helpless while Meisner’s haunting him. Captain Renard can’t defend against his thoughts that fall from the sky like raindrops or leaves on a windy day. On the battlefield of a compromised mind, there are anchors and exit signs if one knows where to look.
When one’s experiencing troubling thoughts, they’re reticent to share with others because they think they’ll go away. The homicidal or suicidal ideations are underestimated in the most severe cases in order to fit in at home, work or school. No one wants to be seen and treated as different, even among Wesen, witches and hairy beasts.
The origins and possible purpose of the stick and cloth are becoming clearer with Rosalee’s software. What Team Grimm thought they knew is no longer true. There’s a new reality and relief that they’re not losing their individual and collective minds. The items foretell a future event that has been centuries in the making. Viewers will have to wait a bit longer to make sense of the symbols, nightmares, and dreams. Stay tuned!