This Week on TV, Feb. 7, 2015

Spoiler Alert!

vlcsnap-00079Castle

Castle really got put through the ringer this week. A high school friend shows up asking for help, gets murdered in her own home right before his eyes, then turns out to still be alive and setting up her unfaithful husband, then really is discovered to be dead, and her killer almost escapes justice, if not for one last, wild Castle theory. He manages to get justice for her, but fails to truly help her, save her. That’s a weight he’ll be carrying for a good while.

Fortunately, he did manage to do his job with discretion, and he did point Beckett in the direction of his friend’s murderer, and he does have Beckett to help him be strong when tragedy knocks him down. He was seriously considering leaving the PI business behind, but he hasn’t quit yet. It’s always an option to quit, but once you do, you forever lose the option of carrying on.

As the return of their archenemy, 3XK, is imminent, I’d say exercising the determination to continue will come in much more handily than giving up.

Meanwhile, Ryan and Jenny try to set Esposito up with a gorgeous friend of there’s, so he and his hopeful girlfriend can accompany them on a little trip they’ve been planning for awhile. I still don’t get why Espo broke up with Laney (again), but it’s hilarious to see this little piece of the fallout. Unfortunately for Ryan and Jenny, they tried to set him up not with a real friend, but with a girl who saw a profile they set up in Espo’s name. He takes the sweetest revenge of all: not going with the one they chose, but with the one they deliberately did not choose.

Cold, Espo. Cold. 😉

gotham-logo-screencapGotham

(singing) Bullock’s got a girlfriend! Bullock’s got a girlfriend! ROFL!

Bullock is a hard-boiled, grizzled, gruff, and tough detective… but the instant he sees that redhead, oh, it hits him hard! He falls for that girl at first sight! Just one look and he is doomed! Whoo!

One moment: “I AM BULLOCK! I AM YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE!”

Next moment: “…would you please go out with me and become my wife and soul mate, lovely goddess who has crossed my path?”

Not nearly so eloquent, of course. LOL

Gordon is also developing a relationship with Thompkins, and who can blame him? He has the usual male’s lack of skills with dating, but it turns out all right. That scene where they’re kissing in front of the whole precinct is priceless.

And Bullock is very happy that Gordon has a girl. All the crazy things Gordon’s done, he’s had a woman in his life the whole time. So the thought of Gordon without a woman justifiably “terrifies” him. LOL.

And it even looks like Thompkins can come to work at the precinct full-time as a medical examiner. The old one, an incompetent clown of a weasel, finally got Nigma suspended, and the future Riddler retaliated by stuffing the man’s locker full of body parts, mostly limbs. Not only did the man get a particular shock, but everyone assumed he was stealing said body parts, and his reaction did nothing to convince them otherwise.

So, Nigma got to stay close to his crush. Who still finds him odd, but isn’t as off-put as she was at first and, rightfully, as she should still be.

Fish has fled Gotham, but left a parting gift for Penguin, calling Maroni and making him wise to Penguin’s act. Maroni had a unique style of interrogation (“good secret, huh?”), but confirmed the truth, and proceeded to put Penguin into a car to be squashed alive, taking revenge for his friend, Frankie. Penguin just barely managed to talk his way out, by threatening the scrap yard’s owner, taking advantage of the human element.

It’s some small comfort that his entire way back to Gotham will be spent listening to gospel songs, but things are about to explode. Again.

Fish, however, clearly has some problems to deal with. That showdown with the thug was nothing short of bestial.

Finally, we had our criminal of the week. Looks like the future Scarecrow, Jonathan Crane, inherited his fascination with fear from his father. Just what was he hoping to accomplish with his crimes? No idea, but he was clearly off his rocker.

And Bullock got to be a knight in shining armor! Yay!

agentcarterlogoAgent Carter

You know, it’s really quite hilarious, in a way. Just last episode, Thompson told Carter no man would see her as an equal, ever, because she is a woman. And, very next episode, he is proven wrong, such that he cannot deny. Not only did Steve Rogers, aka Captain freaking America, see her as an equal, but so does his surviving team: the Howling Commandos.

Really, it’s so very refreshing to see these men who have been through the fire with Carter, who simply treat her like one of their own, a perfect equal, even a superior officer. They don’t like how she’s treated back home with the SSR, so there’s an offer to jump ship, but Carter has too much work which is too important to leave undone back home. For one thing, she still needs to prove Howard’s innocence, no matter the man’s many faults and flaws.

You know, the repressive sexism Carter deals with has saturated the show so much that I just have to mention again: it’s relieving to see the Howling Commandos again. For them, it’s all about results, and race, gender, and even nationality is worthless in that light. These are men I could definitely get along with! 🙂

In fairness, Thompson himself has a change of heart about Carter. At the beginning, he doesn’t want her on his team, even makes insinuations about her relationship with Captain America. Then he sees her grace under pressure, her cool-headed strategy, her skills and determination, her spirit. And in this light, he eventually confides in her, how everything supposedly heroic about him is a fraud. He fell asleep on night watch, endangering his comrades, then he shot six Japanese dead when it seemed they posed a threat and before they could defend themselves, and then he realized they came under a white flag, perhaps to surrender, and finally, he hid his shame, hiding the white flag before anyone saw it. He got a medal and was recruited into the SSR. Seeing how genuine Carter is, he’s able to open up to her about it, and let out the poison he’s been holding in. He even gives her due credit, which she immediately shares with him, and invites her out to drinks with the rest of the agents. He has come to respect her.

It is bitterly ironic that Sousa, who’s been in Carter’s corner all along, is now suspicious of her. A prank on Thompson’s part allows Sousa a glimpse at Carter while she’s changing, and he notices two marks on the back of her right shoulder, and they seem familiar. He gets her records and closely examines the picture of their mysterious “blonde,” finding an identical mark in exactly the right place. It’s not proof, but his heart is breaking as he makes the connection. And with only three episodes left, now, you know thing are about to come to a head.

Speaking of, even Duley’s having a change of heart, as he begins to learn some things which make him question the story as it’s been told to him, that Howard Stark is a traitor. He approaches Jarvis, using him to send a message to Stark, that Duley is only after the truth.

Meanwhile, Carter’s neighbor “Dottie” is confirmed to be a black widow, from the Soviet training program which will eventually produce Natasha Romanoff. It’s a brutal program, as we saw Dottie sharing her bread with a girl one morning, sitting by her in class as they learned English, and then sparring with her… and killing her. (waste of resources, I say) And then she shares bread with Carter. If that weren’t ominous enough, while Carter and her friends are lured into a trap, costing the lives of two of their own, Dottie goes through Carter’s things, even sits down for a moment to look in the mirror and say, in Carter’s voice, “I am Peggy Carter.”

Did anyone else get a chill running down their spine when she did that?

On the bright side, perhaps Dottie will prove to be the perfect scapegoat for Carter’s illicit activities! Of course, that still leaves the small issue of killing her, which should prove plenty difficult.

Flash-TV-Show-Teaser-TrailerThe Flash

When we watched Smallville, we knew from the beginning that Superman only has one romantic interest, Lois Lane, which made everything about Clark’s relationship with Lana Lang… redundant. We were always just waiting for the final death knell, and it took eight years for them to accomplish this. The Flash, on the other hand, has had multiple alter egos, including Bart/Barry Allen, Wally West, even veteran speedster Jay Garrick. So, while I was thinking Iris West had to be Barry’s love interest, as this is canonical, it’s also canonical for Linda Park to end up with the Flash. Granted, that was under Wally West’s tenure as the scarlet speedster, but unless they introduce Wally at some point, the field remains open. Barry, the Flash, is fair game for either of these intrepid, gorgeous reporters, and that makes for an interesting dynamic, as opposed to the Lana-Clark drama-fest.

For once, we don’t know who the hero of the story will end up with, even if we have read the comics, or have heard Flash lore second-hand. And that… is interesting!

Of course, we only had Linda’s introduction in this episode, where she gave Barry her phone number, followed by a date. Complete with a scene where Barry comes to pick her up and he’s suddenly caught standing between her and Iris. This promises more of the interesting things to come!

They also handled Cisko’s deal with the proverbial devil, Rathaway, with due seriousness. In the end, he has to admit to Caitlin that he isn’t trying to find and save Ronnie for her, but because he carries the guilt of having locked his friend, her fiance, into the chamber where he met his end. With his very soul being blackmailed, Cisko lets Rathaway out. He takes precautions, but Rathaway has one last trick up his sleeve, or, rather, in his ear. (eww) He escapes, but he is technically right, he’s fulfilled his end of the bargain and illuminated what happened to Ronnie and Professor Stein. Looking forward both to Firestorm’s rehabilitation and Rathaway’s eventual return among the Rogues. (certainly, he has the strategic capabilities Captain Cold is so fond of)

I am much less satisfied with how they handled this week’s freak, Peekaboo. I mean, it was clever how Flash put everything in darkness to trap her, so she couldn’t teleport away again, and there was a certain amount of fun in her cat-and-mouse game with Barry. But when Barry traps the girl and her boyfriend in the tunnel, there is no way the guy could have gotten away fast enough to evade the Flash, not to mention how her clever spirit is instantaneously broken by this desertion.

Furthermore, it’s not like she hurt anyone, even a single person, in this episode. All she did was break out her boyfriend and steal a little cash. Her boyfriend was the threat, and he very nearly killed Barry solely by virtue of standing behind him with a gun. But she did nothing murderous. So why did they put her in the particle accelerator pipeline? I can understand throwing the psychotic murderers in there, but between Rathaway, who had no superpowers, and Peekaboo, who didn’t hurt anyone, it’s beginning to stink of playing judge, jury, and jailer, locking everyone up for the rest of their days just because they either crossed the Flash’s crew, or just because they have some superpower.

They could easily have built a cell for her to keep her once she was tried by a jury for robbery and helping her boyfriend escape prison, but they really don’t have the right to just toss her in a cell forever when she didn’t hurt anyone.

Speaking of prison, this episode did afford Barry some one-on-one time with his dad, which was emotional. And Barry’s dad really is clever, putting it together on his own that Barry is the Flash, yet not outright saying so. He just made a few statements that told the Flash that his father wants him to be careful, and he’s proud of him.

I am such a pushover, I teared up a bit at that.

Final note: Grodd. A major villain, incoming!

arrow-season-3-logo-0001Arrow

This week’s episode had its ups and downs, its pros and cons, its triumphs and failures.

I liked how they countered Brick’s army with a militia of their own, though I would have thought the gun-toting criminals would have just shot their enemies. They brought back Sin from last season, but she always struck me as a fairly superfluous character, not really necessary, so having her be the one to emerge from the shadows (in perfect choreography with their impromptu army, campy but good) saying, “Guess again, Brickhead!” felt a bit off-balance to me.

Particularly since they finally brought back Ted Grant, the Wildcat, Black Canary’s classic mentor. They gave him such a stellar introduction, and he carried such a presence with him, that I was wondering where he was during all of this anyway. So they bring him back… and give him about one minute of screen time. They didn’t even show him in the classic line up and stand off! Just a conversation with Laurel, then fighting Brick for a few seconds, getting a few licks in, then just… stopping. Letting Brick get back up and pummel him into the ground. We don’t even know what happened to him in the end! Did he just… die like that? Or did he make it to the hospital? Aaargh!

They gave Sin a bigger role than freaking Wildcat! Just so she could tell Lance that the Canary isn’t Sara! So, yep, that cat’s about to scratch its way out of the bag.

For a three-episode arch, this climactic battle felt more “lukewarm” than “hot.”

It was much better when they had the uprising be Team Arrow’s answer to Merlyn’s offer of an alliance. He’s learned that he killed the wrong man when he “avenged” his wife. In fact, everyone he’s killed has been “the wrong man.” After using his own daughter as a murder weapon to kill Sara in order to manipulate Olly into killing Ra’s al’Ghul, all to try and save his own scaly skin, which is only in danger because he committed mass murder against an entire population who just happened to be living near where his wife died a couple decades after her death… well, I have no sympathy for the man, and I applaud Team Arrow for firmly rejecting his offer. They had no need to make a deal with the devil.

Olly, on the other hand, does. He’s still recovering, and he needs to alter his approach for when he faces Ra’s again. He must learn to think as Ra’s thinks, so he needs to learn from his enemy, Merlyn. Merlyn put Thea in danger in the first place, so it’s just that he helps Olly get her out of danger. The war between black and green arrows can be settled later. Thea must be protected now.

And, of all the people Merlyn chooses not to kill, he starts with Brick. Oy vey, the world is strange.

Felicity really does not react well to this. In fact, she overreacts, as her emotions go obscenely out of control, as she accuses Olly of abandoning them and not loving Thea or Sara properly, and stating that she does not want to be a woman he loves. While most of that was simply out of line, it’s her mistake to make, and it’s made in reaction to some extreme emotions she doesn’t know what to do with.

nashville-headerNashville

Something occurs to me, about why I so hate Rayna’s decision to leave Luke for Deacon. Not only is Luke a keeper, offering so much that Deacon does not, such that I cheered when she chose Luke over Deacon, but didn’t Rayna tell her own daughter Maddie that she had to just stop liking Luke’s son, her future step-brother? “What, am I supposed to just stop liking him?” “You better.” And yet, Rayna apparently couldn’t stop wanting Deacon instead of Luke. Hypocrisy, much?

And now she doesn’t even have the spine to take full responsibility for her actions, her choices, and their consequences. She goes around telling everyone, even her own daughters, that it was “a mutual decision.” Pretty much all she does in this episode is try to lessen and avoid the costs of her decisions. Seriously not cool.

I don’t mean to judge Rayna. She has some serious misfortune to deal with, not least because she now faces everything alone, but at the same time, it is an inescapable truth: she brought it on herself.

As for the other half of the equation, Luke, he is justifiable angry, but he lets it get the better of him. He storms into Deacon’s home, calls Rayna a bitch (the two men come to fisticuffs over that), sticks Rayna with the bills for their non-wedding, accuses Rayna of using him to restart her career, and throws a party, at which he plays a new song, “You’ll Never Find Another Man Like Me.” (or something like that) In short: he’s angry and lashing out. It’s understandable, but also disgraceful, especially as he doesn’t talk to his kids, Colt and Sage, about it. He just invites five hundred strangers into their home, not just his home, to be loud and get wasted. Luke could use a bit of humility, methinks.

And I do believe Luke and Rayna could have had a most happy marriage and a long, beautiful life together. But when things go wrong, they also get ugly.

In the face of that, their kids, Colt, Maddie, Sage, and Daphne, handle things with a great deal more composure and compassion. Colt and Maddie get into a fight at first, as neither wants to believe anything bad about their own parent so it must be the other one’s fault, but as things go on (it’s a very long day for everyone) they apologize to and forgive each other. The four of them even share dinner and a movie together.

And, yes, there is now hope of Maddie and Colt getting together, though, personally, I’d say they’re still a bit young to pair off, and that debacle with the party they had awhile ago proves they still need to develop some responsibility. Still, either way, they are behaving better than their parents right now.

Speaking of said parents, Deacon is having to deal with liver cancer. The tumor is already too big to deal with in any way besides an organ transplant, and he’s a Type O blood type. Universal donor, but can’t take just anyone’s help. Scarlett volunteers instantly, but to no avail, so she calls her mother. Which, all things considered, is monumental.

Deacon doesn’t tell Rayna about his cancer because she’s always been the one taking care of him. This time, he wants to take care of her. He’s fumbling, but trying to do right by her.

In contrast with Luke and Rayna, almost everyone is trying to do right by each other in this episode.

Gunnar is trying to protect Micah, his “son,” really his nephew. Difficult when you have a most unpleasant bit of truth to tell him, at risk of losing him. In the short term, it appears he does lose Micah, but Micah’s grandmother finally comes to admit that Gunnar isn’t so bad as she believed. She leaves him a hope of connecting with the boy as they take him back home with them.

It was a welcome change, I say, from all the bullcrap she and her husband were saying in court. These are the two people who ripped their daughter away from Michah’s father and uncle, forcing her to raise him alone, piling on the stress and, no doubt, the pressure to find the “right husband,” until she snapped and abandoned her own son. It was rich to hear that woman claim credit for Micah’s well-adjusted stability, even while trying to rip him from the only father he’s ever known. But finally, she hears Gunnar’s sincerity, and sees Micah’s heartbreak. If nothing else, that bare thread of humble compassion, the decision not to shut Gunnar out, is cause for hope.

Juliette and Avery have been married less than a day, and already butting heads, no great surprise. Avery moves in, with all his stuff, and when you collapse two lives into one, there’s a bit of wiggling to do, to find that comfortable space for the both of you. They particularly argue over a chair that Avery really likes, and Juliette does not. It does not belong anywhere, she believes, and Avery is feeling like she isn’t making room for him. He feels foolish, though, when he hears about Gunnar’s problems (who enthusiastically congratulates him! Hard to believe they once didn’t get along, even fought over Scarlett, eh?). And Juliette finds the perfect place for the chair: in the baby’s room, next to the crib. Awwww!

Will finally realizes how badly he’s hurt Leyla (yay, she lives!), particularly with his infidelity. So, he makes to do right by her too. For once, Jeff’s skeevy, slimy, despicable, self-preservation comes in handy, as he removes the reality show and its producer, and the video they used to blackmail Will and Leyla, from the equation. This lets Will give Leyla the divorce she wants, freeing her from an awful situation without sullying her name even more. She even starts asking what he’ll do about the (true) rumors of his homosexuality, and he makes it clear that such is not for her to worry about anymore. She is free.

On a different note, Teddy didn’t need to do much to cover Jeff’s butt, fortunately, as the police didn’t want to damage the musical initiative they have going in the schools, so it was just a gentle application of his influence, and staying in the loop. But, still, there were a few things swept under the rug. How much you want to bet they get dug up?

As for Sadie, after her ex-boyfriend slugged her straight in the eye, she arms up. Not only does she purchase a gun, with her black eye making it abundantly clear to the person who sold it to her that she needs it to protect herself, but she also files paperwork for a restraining order. Personally, I’d say the gun is a far better assurance, but I fear she did not seem to be very competent with it. That’s a dangerous combination, every bit as dangerous as her abusive ex.

You know, with that obscenity called Fifty Shades of Grey coming out, I stumbled onto something which expanded my understanding of abusive relationships. Sadie’s ex is at that stage where he’s trying to be sweet and do nice things in order to reestablish his dominion and her dependency. As she has a gun pointed at him through the door, I doubt that will work out so well for him, but there’s good reason to fear for her anyway. Our legal system is one that punishes people for defending themselves now, so even in the best-case scenario, things could turn very bad. Very, very fast.

Reign_intertitleReign

As usual, the fate of the plot, and the entire world, revolves around the personal lives of these few women.

Greer is gone now, but Claude’s taking up some slack in the department of machinations. She tries to seduce Narcisse into teaching her how to play the game, but she tries to control the situation too much for his liking, so that does not work out so well. She does, at least, get the satisfaction of seeing her mother undergo the barbaric treatments of the day when the lady is diagnosed with syphilis. One more reason I am grateful to be alive today, with our more developed and accurate knowledge of medicine.

Of course, while Narcisse is accepting – and rejecting – Claude’s invitation, he is also trying to pursue Lola again. Who is irritated by Narcisse even while she is trying to pursue Conde. Who wants to pursue Mary, but knows she does not reciprocate his feelings, and thus is becoming angry towards her, especially when she asks him to betray his own family and spy on his brother. So Conde moves towards Lola.

Prediction: Conde and Narcisse, who are adversaries on so many levels, will end up fighting over Lola too, despite everyone’s conflicted feelings.

Mary, meanwhile, finally finds the solace she needs in the arms of her husband, Francis. I cheered when she finally accepted his embrace, as a sign of finally healing after the trauma she endured. And the very next day, things come back full circle, as Conde’s brother, King Antoine, comes to court to renew treaties and ask for funds to help the Protestant refugees that have found shelter in his kingdom. It seems like a ruse, but the truth is far worse: Queen Elizabeth of England has offered the necessary funds in exchange for allowing her troops into his nation.

It’s an aggressive, preemptive measure, undertaken only because she fears Francis and Mary are her enemies, what with how Francis has treated the Protestants and Mary as good as declared herself the future Queen of England. They can’t reveal the truth, that they do not, and will not, mean any harm to England and Elizabeth, because the proof of this lies in Francis’ crime of killing his father. So, once again, their secrets are threatening their lives and their nations.

With such danger and trauma and secrets and… everything else… Mary begins pushing Francis away, to find another woman to be his queen. Because she loves him and wants him to be happy. Which, she believes, will not happen as long as they are so connected to each other.

It gets even worse.

Narcisse is the one to realize not everything is at seems with Catherine’s illness, and many things in both seasons begin to fall into place. He knows that real syphilis afflicts the entire body, not just hands and mouth, so he theorizes that she has been poisoned. It couldn’t be anything obvious, but something only she handles, and she points to Henry’s Bible, which she has been reading frequently. “The book belonged to Henry and Henry went mad.” Much as Catherine has been doing with her hallucinations and trying to poison her own daughter to death. They test it, and sure enough, the book has been poisoned. It puts Henry’s religious zeal, his attitude that God was on his side, into new perspective. And it adds a new mystery to be solved: who poisoned it, how, and why?

It also means that Francis only killed his father because no one was able to realize that the king had been poisoned. Could it have gone differently? I suspect that will weigh on Francis for the rest of his life, once he finds out.

At least Claude will have a concrete answer to why her mother tried to kill her, but it still leaves a mystery to be solved, and now there are several.

Bash spent this episode hunting a “dead” man who rose from the grave. He finds and tries to help and protect that man, but he fails and the man is killed, truly dead this time. But first, he tells of a woman, all in white, who reached down and brought him back to life. Who is this woman? And why does she do as she does?

Bash returns to his wife, Kenna, who has expressed her remorse for her mistakes. After seeing the barbaric behavior of the villagers who killed an innocent man out of fear and prejudice, because they saw only darkness, he wants to be a better person. So he is willing to work with Kenna, to find it in himself to forgive her, to see her and her heart in the entirety. It’s a touching, romantic reconciliation for what may be my favorite Reign coupling.

Unfortunately, Antoine suspects, and comes to believe for certain, that Bash killed his brother Marcus. He puts a few details together during his unorthodox investigation, that make him positive, Bash stabbed Marcus in the back on Henry’s orders, leaving him crippled, turning him into a man who drank himself to death. And Antoine wants revenge: to make Bash a cripple.

So, mysteries: 1) We have not solved the mystery of the Riders, the ones who brand people and “steal their souls.” 2) Who is this woman in white who brings back the dead? 3) Who poisoned King Henry’s Bible? 4) Did Bash really do as Antoine believes?

grimm_title_cardGrimm

Very difficult to feel sorry for the fortune tellers, lining their pockets by taking advantage of a woman blinded by sorrow, but they didn’t deserve to die.

Even more difficult to feel sorry for the pimp, who was likely much more deserving of that fate.

But that officer the manticore killed, just to get out of a jail cell, he most certainly did not deserve it.

As this mercenary manticore killed just for money, killed good people, and tried to kill Juliette in order to get to Nick, I can’t really think of a more poetic fate for him than what he got, being skewered with his own stinger.

Juliette is, once again, badass and dangerous. Of course, “dangerous” might be the more accurate of those two words, until she gets a handle on her new hexenbiest powers. She’s been in shock and denial since that moment when she first woged. She’s been selfless in the middle of several crises in rapid succession, but now she has to face it.

Henrietta was, and remains, an imposing figure, but more gentle than I thought. Firm, but not frightening. She obviously has extensive knowledge, but what’s happened to Juliette is clearly something new for her, both in her transformation and in the immensity of her power. True, the newborn Diana has always been stronger than Juliette has thus far displayed, but this does not say much. Neither does it mean Juliette knows how to use her new power, as all the other hexenbiests we’ve seen have applied knowledge and control to enhance their strength. Even Diana has been more precise and controlled.

At the thought of learning to control her power, instead of being normal again, Juliette reacted with understandable fear and emotion. But when her life was at risk, and Nick could not protect her, she managed to protect herself, albeit in a clumsy, brutish way. So it seems she’s going to take lessons from Henrietta, and learn to control her new nature and power.

I could not help thinking, “Use the Force, Luke!” when she was practicing with the pepper shaker.

With everything Juliette’s been through during the last several years, all the worst of it at Adalind’s hands, it will be wonderfully poetic if she ends up confronting the blonde witch with powers she only has because of what Adalind did to her and Nick, particularly if she wipes the floor with her.

Speaking of, Adalind and Viktor are back in town, and between them, Renard, and everyone in Nick’s camp, there are some pretty clear lines drawn in the sand. Renard warns Nick and Hank, and Juliette is justifiably enraged when she learns Adalind is back. Nick’s mother has also been warned that their ruse is up, so she’ll be on her guard too. Renard is looking into her location, sending a reliable man to find her. Here’s hoping there are no unfortunate misunderstandings between Kelly Burkhardt, Renard’s mother Elizabeth, and Renard’s minion.

Once again, it looks like the Royals, the Resistance (when they show up again), and Nick’s circle of friends are going to collide over the fate of an infant, now six months old in the Grimm timeline.

And that’s not even the whole of it. Apparently, as Rosalee reaches out to the Wesen Council to try and determine if the wesen killings were sanctioned, the Council takes offense at his interference with how they sanction murder. A lot.

As Nick has already proven pivotal in curing a wesen disease, and as he has allowed them to respectfully cremate the remains of a distant ancestor, and as he is interested in preserving instead of ending wesen lives, he has obviously meddled too much in their affairs. Clearly, they must remove his meddling, destructive influence at once.

They even warn Munroe and Rosalee not to meddle any further, lest there be consequences.

These people could make our politicians seem logical by comparison, and that says something.

Oh, wait, aren’t several members of the Council sympathetic to the Wesenrein? The lunatics who exercise control over all wesen by telling them who they can associate with, and tormenting and murdering everyone who does not conform, much like the Council themselves? And who most recently kidnapped, tormented, and tried to murder Munroe, but were stopped by Nick and his friends?

And it’s not like Nick just rolls over for their every murderous whim.

Yes, yes, he is a danger… to the despicable, that is.

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