Grimm: The Grimm Who Stole Christmas Review

We found out who won't be getting any present this year in Grimm's Christmas episode. Here's our review...

“I have but to swallow this, and be for the rest of my days persecuted by a legion of goblins, all of my own creation. Humbug, I tell you; humbug!”

The Grimm Christmas episode centers on prepubescent Greek boys who are more than a little naughty during the holidays. Their behavior leaves no doubt that they won’t get any gifts for Christmas, if Team Grimm has anything to say about it. When boys or girls misbehave on Grimm, their inner demons and/or goblins rear their unattractive heads and temperament. Let’s hope their transformation is only temporary, or they’ll have to deal with Nick’s arsenal of remedies and tools.

Elsewhere in Portland, Rosalee and Monroe continue to settle into their married life while the Wesen council refuses to back down from their antiquated views on intermarrying. A honeymoon for the newlyweds would be an ideal gift for them after everything they’ve had to endure before and after their wedding. 

The Trubel and Josh subplot is starting to take root. All Josh wants for Christmas is to wake up and be supernatural. Trubel is still on a quest to find peace of mind and to put substantial mileage between her and Agent Chavez. 

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Trubel needs to develop more Grimm senses if she’s to survive, or maybe the writers are trying to toy with viewers and create false suspense she’ll inevitably come through to the other side. Wait, I’ve contradicted myself from last week when I stated I’d be better off watching the show as my former teen self.

Why did the bad boys choose the houses they ransacked? Through no fault of their own, the trio couldn’t help but ruin the holiday spirit. It’s a rite of passage, so we ought to find it within ourselves to forgive them for they know not what the trouble they caused under the cover of dark. Leave it to the show to use fruit cake, a bane for most during the season, as a calming agent for the goblins. 

Another subplot brewing for 2015 is an impending standoff between Nick’s mother, Renard’s mother, and the Austrian posse of Victor and Adalind, who either want to protect or exploit the baby. 

We’ll also have to wait to see if Juliette is definitely pregnant. If so, will the child be human, Wesen or Grimm? Elizabeth warned that there might be side effects from the spell. There’s a possibility that Juliette conceived while was temporarily Adalind.

Nick passed the mentor torch to Trubel, who in turn will begin training Josh in all manner and form of life as future Grimm back in Philadelphia where he has unfinished business. I’m looking forward to what I hope will be a payoff with Sergeant Wu being allowed into the Team Grimm inner circle. He’s been on the brink of his sanity for far too long.

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3 out of 5