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1* How is Diana any different from Renard? She is a half-royal Hexenbeist with a Hexenbeist for a mother and a royal for a father, and is not a legitimate child. This is exactly the same situation as Renard. The only difference is that Adalind was regaining her powers during the pregnancy, but does that impact Diana at all? And if it does, how exactly does that make her different from Renard?²** Renard was only forced to flee, cause the Queen apparently want him dead. As such he was the child of an adulterous affair. As neither Sean nor Eric is married, that doesn't apply in Diana's case.²** As far as the royal family is concerned, there's no difference. Neither have any claim to the throne. However, remember that there's something special (magical?) about royal blood, which she does have, legitimate or not. Also, Renard has showed himself willing to directly interfere in their affairs - his daughter could turn out even worse for them, unless they raise (read: brainwash) her.²* In "Happily Ever Aftermath," why would Lucinda [[spoiler: have killed her stepmother? She had no way of knowing about either the Ponzi scheme or that she refused to help her husband.]] Also, why is no one suspicious of the stepsisters? Considering that they are their mother's only heirs, they would have the most to gain from her death.²** There are various ways for Lucinda to have found out about that without us seeing it. And people did suspect the stepsisters, primarily Lucinda's husband.²** She had good hearing and was snooping around the corner before she appeared on screen when Arthur and Spencer were talking?²** She is a ''bat'' after all. Echolocation isn't just about loud sounds, its also about good hearing.²** News of the Ponzi scheme and the suicide of its mastermind was all over the news. If she knew even a little about her husband's finances, she could figure out that they were financially ruined.²** But her godfather made sure she would not know. At least, he ''thought'' he had made sure.²* Why hasn't Nick seen Renard's Wesen form yet? He seems to have no trouble identifying the others.²** So far it seems like Nick can only see Wesen if they let the mask slip. Most Wesen are like Monroe before he met Nick, and think that Grimms are nothing but a legend, so aren't nearly as careful as they could be. Renard on the other hand seems very much aware of how real Grimms are, and that Nick is one, so it might be that he's just being more careful about it.²** It could be that Royalty are some sort of superpowered human (analogous to the way Blutbad are superpowered wolves). It could be something like, say, Carrot in the Discworld series whose royal blood makes people want to obey and please him even when they don't know he's royalty.²** Fey/Faerie?²** Sasha Roiz has confirmed that Renard is not a Wesen.²*** So if he isn't a Wesen, what does he have against Grimms that he's involved with the Reapers?²*** He's part of the Royal Families that have some connection to Grimms, the Verrat and Reapers. How it all fits together, we don't know yet. Also, he doesn't seem to have something against Grimms in general.²*** In a Season 2 interview Sasha Roiz confirmed that Renard is actually a half-Hexenbiest hybrid. This might be a retcon or the actor simply did not previously know all the details himself. Renard lets his GameFace show for a brief moment in one episode but he seems to have an extremely high level of control at all other times. ²*** He said in another interview that this wasn't known to him while they were making Season 1.²* In 'Island Of Dreams' Monroe tells Rosalee that he knew her brother, but the first time we see said brother back in 'Organ Grinder' it seemed like they didn't know each other (though Monroe was a least aware of the shop before hand).²** Monroe was hitting on her. "I knew your brother" was basically a pickup line. Or at least a way to get her to trust him enough to let him hang around.²** Monroe knew the shop and the protocol. He's probably bought some of the herbal products before, but was not a regular.²* Why do all Wesen go by their German species/racial names? Presumably they don't all originate from Germany or historic Germanic territories. Did the original Grimms coin them and if so why would the Wesen choose to use names given to them by such an adversarial group. If the Grimms didn't come up with the names is German a sort of universally language among the Wesen (none of them seem to use it)?²** They don't all go by German names. "Mellifers" is Greek; the bat creatures can be called Spanish "Murciélago" or German "Geölterblitz".²** Justified in that the two main characters are both of German decent. Monroe would only know about Wesen via German and Nick is both of German descent himself and tends to pick up most of his Wesen habits from Monroe (no doubt due to making it easier as well to talk with Monroe about things with a common language). However, both the Grimm book and Monroe make mention of other Wesen names in other languages - we've seen Spanish, Greek, Latin, Japanese, and a few others mentioned.²* How does Nick get Wifi to do face time out in the woods? Does the cabin have a signal that extends that far?²** Just pretend that the series started in the latter half of 2012, so Nick had iOS 6 and could face time over cell networks.²* So what kind of cop is he, anyway? He seems to investigate every type of crime.²** He's the TV kind.²** Not every city has enough murders for a dedicated Homicide division. Portland only averages 24 a year. If they have a portfolio at all, it's probably something along the lines of "major crimes" which would cover homicide, robbery and the like. ²** Correct me if I'm wrong, but so far the only cases Hank and Nick have been shown to work on have been homicides and kidnappings.²** Given, at best, a TV season per year of 24 episodes each with one murder case per episode... that actually lines up perfectly with Portland's average.²*** Not all murders are well executed mysteries. On television everybody is pretty good at hiding the evidence and they are rarely crimes of passion that end almost immediately with an arrest.²** From the Portland Police Bureau website: "In addition to investigating homicides, the Homicide Detail investigates Officer Involved shootings/use of deadly force, felony assaults, kidnapping, custodial interference and missing persons." Which actually lines up with the cases we've seen them take.²* One of the Royal Families is based on a Japanese line that got founded in the early 1900's...except all seven houses fought for the 4th Crusade...which took place in 1200. Either Japan was into sharing way before they had to, or they some how took place in Christian wars for the hell of it.²** This one had me confused too. The only other thing I can think of is maybe one of the royal families decided to migrate to Japan after they opened themselves back up.²*** Alternatively, a handful of people a Japanese family joined in.²** Perhaps an ancient family died out and the Japanese family replaced them. Maybe there's always ever been seven families but old families die off (or get killed off) and new ones replace them.²** The Japanese House seems to be independent of the Seven Royal Houses, which appear to be based in Europe. They are in charge of "The Dragon's Tongue", which seems to be a either the Japanese Royal House itself or their version of the Verrat.²* In "Leave It To Beavers," how do Nick and Monroe know where to send the heads? Did they get the address off the bodies?²** Nick talks to the mob guy in the scene just before. The implication is that he sent them through him.²* What do Grimms look like to the Wesen? Each Wesen has their game face and everyone that gets freaked out about Nick don't usually notice he's a Grimm at first, so what gives it away?²** He tends to give them this look that make them realize he's seen their game face.²** The look thing seems to be sorta confirmed by Hank, who is "starting to recognize his looks"²** It's an instinctual recognition thing that happens when wesen woge. As Monroe, Rosalee and Bud explained to Juliette, they just know that Nick is a Grimm just as they know that Juliette isn't.²*** Its further explained later that when Wesen are looking at a Grimm when woged the Grimm in question goes from looking like a normal guy to looking like a sorta normal guy [[NightmareFuel with bottomless pits for eyes that reflect a Wesen's true nature]]. This seems to line up with the fact that a lot of the wesen that have reacted to Nick were looking right at him while woged, while some of the Wesen that took longer to catch on to what nick was weren't looking directly at Nick the first time he saw them woge.²Why doesn't Nick bother to sit down at his trailer one day and read up on some of the MANY MANY tomes of lore that his aunt has left him. Many of these newer episodes are caused simply by Nick's ignorance. His partner or Monroe should just smack him and make him read a book.²* There are a few instances where it's suggested he has. But at the same time, those tomes cover hundreds of years of personal experience, often in languages he doesn't understand. And of the languages he would know, natural drift and changes in handwriting might make reading and understanding slow. And some of the information may be incorrect, outdated, or redundant. So it's probably just a very very slow process for him just because of all the work he has to do to decipher a handful of pages. Not to mention he feels inclined to add his own notes. At the end of the day, he's only got a few hours a day to work on it and he's doing the best he can. Unlike his predecessors, he also is friendly with Wesen so he can often get it straight from the source which in many cases could be faster and more accurate.²** Nick likely spends a lot of time in the trailer using his phone or a tablet or laptop on the internet, translating and retranslating paragraphs, sentences and sentence fragments to get the gist of what's being conveyed by the writing in question, a task no doubt made even more difficult by the fact that internet translation schemes will be using modern day, formal classroom versions of those languages, whereas they were likely written in other languages at least a century (and some of them, many centuries) prior, and could be written using a variety of technical jargon, idioms (that might not even make sense to a modern-day native speaker of the language, like GetTheeToANunnery is counter-intuitive to a modern-day English speaker,) abbreviations and slang. One would imagine he prioritized by asking Munroe, Bud and Rosalee what the most common wesen types in the Portland area are as well, but when we see him going up against a new wesen type, chances are it's an obscure type, which is why they cue the research montage with Nick (and optionally, any or all of Munroe, Hank, Rosalee, Renard, and possibly even Juliette,) trying to figure out what in the hell this MonsterOfTheWeek is and how to stop it from doing whatever horribleness it does.²* From what we know, Renard (half-Hexenbiest) is something of an exile from the royal families. It seems like most of his old world information comes by way of old friends and secret informants. So how come he still seems to have all of the authority of a royal (like when he was able to command whatever that priest was in the Lowen games episode)?²** Although he is illegitimate, he seems to have been legitimized in some way. He's been called a "prince", though if he were merely a bastard he would not be addressed that way. The Wesen who are loyal to him might have come over with him when he left Europe.²*** His "rightful place" seems to vary with whether Eric is trying snow him.²** Or maybe they are refugees from the "old country". I could see a situation where Wesen who are used to living under royal rule might pledge loyalty to Renard in return for safe haven.²** And at any rate, there have been notable bastards throughout history. If nothing else, the protection of a bastard can be better than the protection of none since they have royal blood. Bastard or not, you don't kill the kings children unless you can get away with it or have power of your own.²** It is still not clear what his position in the overall Wesen/Royal power structure is. When intimidating the Lowen, he talks as though he is "in charge" of the Portland district.²* How come all of the royal related conflicts we have seen stem from Renard's brother. Obviously the brother is a powerful royal, and judging by his influence he might even be the head of his family. But he is probably not the only royal in his family, and even if he is, his family is only one of 7. Add to that that we know he know he has been using his influence to try to get Nick's key. And we know for a fact that ALL the royals would want the key should they learn of its location, say through routine espionage or spying on their ally/enemy,Renard's brother.²** Well, we ''did'' see Renard's ex-girlfriend Mia who hailed from another family cause some trouble for Monroe in "Over My Dead Body".²** Eric isn't the only royal we've seen from Renard's family. His cousin came to see him. Renard killed him to protect his own authority in Portland.²** We learn in ''Endangered'' that Sean and Eric's family are particularly motivated in the quest for the keys. Of the seven in existence, they control ''four''. FridgeLogic points to either their obsession or their sources giving them an edge.²* This has been eating at me for a while. In the episode where the group of wesen start robbing banks using their public Woge as a disguise (sorry I don't know the name), The rest of the wesen community becomes agitated. They all go to Rosalee's place to demand that she notify "the council" (Wesen organization charged with defending the {{Masquerade}}). Rosalee's response? "The Portland PD are investigating" What gives? that answer is next to useless. What I don't get is why she doesn't tell them the truth, " The Grimm is investigating" the Grimm's reputation for "harsh resolutions" to wesen problems (which would actually be useful in this case), combined with Nick's good reputation in the community, would probably have calmed things right down.²** Perhaps she thought that saying the PD was reporting it would suggest that the masquerade hasn't been broken and thus drastic measures need not be taken (ie the council isn't going to wipe them off the map). By saying that the Grimm was working on it would instantly tell them that the situation had gotten past the point of no return - Nick is basically the nuclear (or Godzilla) option in this situation.²** The council wouldn't wipe THEM off the map, they would wipe the OFFENDERS off the map. Also, if it were any other Grimm, then saying that a Grimm was investigating would be bad, because it would trigger the same kind of panic as the episode where the Endezeichen Grimm came to town. HOWEVER, Nick is known to the community. They will know that he can not only stop the robberies, but won't attract any old world attention, or start any other kind of witch hunt. He is the ideal solution. THE COUNCIL is the Godzilla option. As is shown by the fact that the hit-man they hired killed the robbers literally WHILE THERE ARE CAMERAS Watching. hows that for to much publicity.²*** Killing the offenders with the cameras rolling ''was the point.'' It sends the message to the Wesen community that endangering the masquerade will not be tolerated and violators of the code will be smacked down. Note that the robbers had started spawning copy-cats but once they were dead, the copy-cats stopped cold. Also, the Wesen community isn't going to take comfort from hearing that a Grimm is on the case; by and large they consider Grimms to be a cross between nightmare monsters, serial killers or (at best) enforcers for the old-world royal families. The fact that a handful of Portland Wesen know that Nick is a good guy isn't going to offset that.²*** Something also to consider is that, historically, most Grimms worked for the Royals as enforcers. While Nick is extremely nice for a Grimm, he's just one guy bucking the trend. It wouldn't take much for some Wesen who hear "Nick's taking care of those Wesen." as potentially "The Royals are coming because someone broke one of our oldest laws.", regardless of how true it was. So even if the Council wasn't on someone's mind, the Royals might be.²* In 'The Ring of Fire', Nick talks about '346 degrees below zero'. Which zero does he mean here? Certainly not Celsius, for that would be under 0K, and that's not possible. Kelvin neither, for obvious reasons. But just what is it?²** By process of elimination, my guess would be Fahrenheit, which would put it around 63 degrees Kelvin.²** Also, Fahrenheit is the most likely since the series is set in the USA. Most Americans tend to think of temperature in terms of Fahrenheit outside of certain scientific groups, because things like the weather services give temperatures in that scale. As Nick is a cop, not a scientist, he probably thinks in terms of Fahrenheit.²** It is Fahrenheit, and close to the correct value. Liquid nitrogen boils at 77K, which is equal to -196°C and -321°F.²* In 3.01 and 3.02, why do the gang decide to hide Nick's involvement? They already have a real-world excuse--some sort of highly contagious epidemic or psychotropic drug or whatever--and they don't appear to be holding the hundreds of other zombies responsible. Nick was in direct contact with the infected, so it's perfectly reasonable that he would catch it, and, like everyone else, would not be held responsible for his actions while under the influence. Maybe Renard wants the deception so that there's something to hold over him, but why did everyone act as though Nick's bout of crazy couldn't be explained by the "epidemic"?²** Most likely, they were desperately trying to avoid the media circus that would have ensued if it had gotten out that one of Portland's policeman was among these "zombies" and was responsible for a death and several injuries and terrorizing a family with small children. Whether vindicated or not, Nick would have been publicly tainted and that's last thing any of his companions (especially Renard) wants. He's a Grimm and therefore needs to be under the radar as much as possible.²** Also, while some of Portland's wesens might be fine with Nick, others may not be, especially the ones Nick has run into before on less than good terms. Should he show up on the news as the center of a bar brawl that killed a man, it's as likely that wesen will see Nick as taking off the kiddy gloves. This could very well makes things extremely difficult if it wasn't kept under wraps. Top it off with that fact that they'd also see Nick 'getting off' with no punishment... yeah, you're going to get some wesen, reapers, and a host of others looking to make Nick a target with very little way of giving them the truth (if they'd even listen or care).²*** Plus, since Renard is known to be a Royal, seeing him handwaving away Nick's actions would suggest a far stronger connection and far different relation than anyone might really want. After all, Grimms were historically often enforcers for Royals...²** Even if Nick wouldn’t face any legal consequences, the public scandal would almost certainly have ended his career as a police detective.²* On a related note, why's Renard pulling the VanHelsingHateCrimes card on Nick during the events of 3.03? True, Nick has at this time killed a pile of Wesen and only one human... but the Wesen he killed were all ''dangerous criminals and sociopaths,'' while the dude in the bar was just some dude in a bar. He doesn't feel guilty for killing him, he feels guilty for '''murdering''' him. Why does the question even work?²** Renard shows Nick the video in which the dude in the bar tried to attack him with a knife, so the implication would be that Nick feels all right with killing Wesen who threaten his life, but not with killing a human in the same situation; or at least that only the former is okay to keep secret (Nick never reported killing the Reapers, for example). And perhaps Nick is a bit scared of turning into the kind of Grimm his ancestors were, which is why the question had an effect. However, having said that, I agree that it worked rather too well.²** It's implied that Nick carries some amount of guilt over the actions and attitudes of his ancestors against innocent Wesen. That probably gave it extra punch. Also, Renard is perfectly entitled to have a perspective that's less than totally enlightened regarding Nick's character. From a narrative point of view, it forestalls having to devote an extended subplot to Nick dealing with his guilt. But I do agree with the original point: Nick was not feeling guilt over killing somebody threatening him, he was feeling guilt because he wasn't in control of his actions and wasn't sure he was justified. He probably got past it as he gained more conviction that he was justified.²* Why was Eric Renard never married? He was the heir to a prestigious house and so far as we know the only legitimate son of his father. The Seven Royal Families appear to be pretty old school in their ways, so one would figure Eric would have been expected to have a wife and children by the time he reached middle age.²** He could have mistresses. Or it could just be a calculated risk - having heirs to the heir makes it much much harder for someone to inherit which might make him and his immediate family a much bigger target so he chose to wait until after he knew he was king. By presenting as just a single figure, he seems easy to kill and replace. Or maybe he did have lots of child, he just didn't know or care about (he was a womanizer after all).²** It also depends on how the laws of succession work for their royal line. It's entirely possible that one of Eric's siblings or cousins would take precedence over his children if he died before taking the throne, thus making it not as urgent until after he assumes the throne. In fact, it could actually make the line of succession more secure if there are no rival claimants to complicate the issue.²** Now that the King has come into the picture, it's greatly implied that his granddaughter (apparently his ''only'' grandchild) would be favored over Viktor for succession. So it brings the whole issue back into question: Why was Eric never married if his children were so important?²** History is filled with princes who, for one reason or another, prefer fooling around with women of scandalous backgrounds and never getting around to marrying a respectable (noble)woman and producing a legitimate heir. A real world example would be how King George III's first three sons had numerous bastards but no surviving legitimate children, leading to the crown eventually being inherited by UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria, daughter of George III's fourth son.²* How is it that Renard doesn't lose his Zauberbiest side after drinking some of Nick's blood in the potion Rosalee prepared for him and Juliette? If it chased out the power of a Hexenbiest from Adalind, and he is the same kind of Wesen (well, half of it anyway), it should have worked for him, too.²** The blood in the zaubertrank [[InsistentTerminology (it's just cooler)]] was diluted by the other ingredients. It probably needs to be straight to have the de-powering effect.²*** It could even be that once mixed it was a potion, like how recipes that have alcohol in them can't make you drunk once cooked because it reacts and changes. Nick's blood was an ingredient that lost it's Hexenbiest depowering properties once mixed.²** Possibly also the amount. Nick only gave a drop of blood for the potion. With Adalind, it was a mouthful.²** Rosalee did not put Nick's blood in Captain Renard's drink. Rosalee only put Nick's blood in Juliette's cup because she was the one who had to remember Nick.²* Human-wesen mating only has a 50-50 chance of producing a wesen offspring. Naiad women must mate with human males because naiad males are infertile. Does this mean that only half of naiad children are naiads? If so, what do they do with the human kids?²** Maybe naiad offspring is more dominant than other Wesen-human pairings.²** Maybe the human kids are raised by the human parents?²* They really treated Wu horribly. Griffin was 100% right that they should have brought him in, ''especially'' after he mentioned the Aswang himself. At the end, not only is he in an ''insane asylum'', they let him continue to think he was hallucinating. Way to treat a colleague, guys. Haven't they figured out yet that keeping secrets beyond their expiration date causes more problems than it solves?²** They explain in the next episode that revealing the existence after such a traumatic first introduction could drive him crazy. At least now he may recover, but if they revealed the secret he might permanently lose it ²* What was the deal with Diana's eyes? A hexenbiest's eyes look blind when they woge, but hers glowed purple. And what's more, nobody really seemed to notice. When Kelly was dangling the necklace in front of her on the plane, her eyes glowed and ''then'' the necklace moved. But Kelly didn't react to her eyes, but the necklace, like she didn't even see them.²** Diana is supposed to be something new, a harbinger for some sort of great change that is about to happen, thus explaining her strange eye color. Also, a wesen's eyes changing color is nothing to an experienced Grimm like Kelly, it's just a sign that a wesen just woged. Telekinesis, on the other hand, is very unique so that's what draws Kelly's attention.²** But we've learned over the series that wesen children don't woge until they are at puberty or are very near it. The badger girl was nine when she woged, and that was considered ''early.'' Given this, you would think that Kelly would be a little more surprised at seeing an infant manifesting any kind of change.²* By what logic are we supposed to find the Blutbaden and Bauerschwein equally sympathetic? Keep in mind that prior to Nick Grimms, AT BEST, [[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency didn't actively hunt Bauerschwein,]] and certainly never protected them. As far as Orson knew, there was no outside authority he could go to when his brothers were murdered. Furthermore, in the final confrontation, Nick knocks a gun out of Orson's hand when he's attempting to use it against AN INTRUDER WHO JUST BROKE INTO HIS HOME, AND TRIED TO KILL HIM!²** ...ProtagonistCenteredMorality?²** In the case at the end, he had already used it against the intruder and incapacitated her (for a short while at least) Nick stopped him murdering her. Plus Nick does acknowledge that the feud is very complicated in "A Dish Served Cold" and thus doesn't actually take sides. He simply does his job and goes after the one which is murdering.²* In the first half of Season 2, why is Nick sleeping on the couch when there is a perfectly good spare bedroom upstairs?(as revealed towards the end of Season 3) Does Juliette need the extra privacy/security of having the whole floor to herself?²** It just seems to be their go-to thing when they're estranged from each other, based on "Bad Luck." From a practical point of view, I guess it keeps them from having to hear each other moving around in separate bedrooms while they're upset with each other. From a narrative point of view, the physical distance between them represents the rift in their relationship.²* So I'm just getting around to watching this show and something is bugging me about the Pilot. Did Nick and his partner honestly justify barging into a guy's house and searching it on the basis of him humming "Sweet Dreams" by The Eurhythmics? Even if you take into account the fact that said song was playing on the first victims' iPod, there is no judge in the world who would accept the argument that this was the only way the suspect could know it (it isn't exactly an obscure song). I studied criminal justice and I'm pretty sure you cannot substitute "coincidence" for "probable cause" when conducting a search. Even if they turned out to be right, they threw this dude's constitutional rights out the window on a poorly justified hunch. They're lucky this isn't a realistic setting or they would have both had their badges yanked.²** It wasn't just that. Realizing the guy was humming the same song made Nick and Hank turn around questioningly. What made them want to go back in was the moment they turned around, ''every light in the house went off.'' That was what was ultimately the most suspicious thing that sent them in there.²** Police can enter and search a residence without warrant or probable cause if they believe there's an imminent threat of harm; it's called exigent circumstances. It's still thin (it was badly written) but cops get a lot more latitude for something like a kidnapped minor -- and being right buys a lot more latitude. They probably would have faced minor discipline if they'd been wrong but nobody would blame them for a little overzealousness when a missing little girl's life is on the line.²* Aside from the squick factor, what's stopping Juliette from telling Nick about [[spoiler:becoming a Hexenbiest, and simply asking for a little of his blood, so she'd become human again?]]²** [[spoiler:Judging from her nightmare and Henrietta telling her it was wise to keep it secret from him, she's afraid of how Nick might react to the revelation. However, it's highly doubtful that he'll ''kill'' her (worst-case scenario would be a breakup).]]²*** Even if he did have something against Hexenbiests in general, I would think that her willingly telling him and asking him to take her powers away would be enough to stop him from killing her. Add in the fact that Nick hasn't been shown to be racist against wesen or Hexenbiests (Hell, Captain Renard is a zauberbiest and he's been working with him for some time now.)²** [[spoiler:Giving the writers an easy out, I'm wild-ass guessing that Nick's blood won't work because of the circumstances of the re-Grimming spell. Since Juliette restored Nick's abilities, his blood won't work on her now. Notice how Trubel left right before it became an issue? Think she might come back right when depowering Juliette might become a thing? Or Nick's mom? Also, I strongly suspect that Renard and Henrietta have an ulterior motive regarding Juliette's powers. That's why Henrietta has been talking up Juliette learning to control herself and talking down confiding in Nick. If Juliette really is as powerful as they're saying, she'd make a hell of a weapon in Renard's corner, if properly handled. She's already primed to kill Adalind and it would take a minor push to send her after the royals.]]²** It's also been established that there's a difference between a [[spoiler: "born" hexenbiest and a "made" hexenbiest. The blood trick may only work on "born" hexenbiests.]]²** It's been explained. [[spoiler: Adalind already had Grimm blood in her, and Juliette was made a hexenbiest through contact with her via Nick, so therefore she has an immunity to Grimm blood.]]²* In "Mishipeshu", we saw Renard impulsively beat up some guy and take his wallet. He returned the wallet, so it was obviously not his own doing, meaning that it had something to do with his phantom bleeding. We already saw what I thought was the extent of his symptoms (random nightmarish visions), which might very well incite aggressive behavior, but there was nothing I could see that would have that effect on him in this scene. Either that or it was glaringly obvious and I just happened to blink. In short: what the hell happened?²** I don't think we're really supposed to know at this time.²* Nick is only capable of solving many of the cases he's working on, because he is a Grimm and knows there are wesen responsible for it. Wouldn't this mean anywhere where they don't have a Grimm working for the police (i.e. anywhere besides Portland!), there should be a lot of cases they simply can't solve, because they can't find a (murder) weapon, can't think of a motive, or can't even prove there was actually a crime going on?²** Generally knowing their Wesen only gives Nick a place to start, it doesn't solve the entire crime. Other things would most likely turn up during the police's investigation, it would just take longer. Likewise their are multiple crimes that do go unsolved.²** In one episode Nick visits a prison and most of the inmates are wesen, so it's imply that other crimes committed by wesen do end with convictions somehow. Nevertheless this troper’s suspension of disbelief do suffers when it’s seems that 90% of cases the Portland police investigate are wesen-related. At least in the X-Files we know they have weird cases specially assign. ²** I believe it was established somewhere that Renard recognizes some of the signs of a Wesen being involved and gives them to Nick.²* Why is Viena the headquarters of the Royal Families? And some of their members are call The King and the Crown Prince? Austria has no monarchy.²** It isn't the headquarters for all the Royal families, just that particular Royal Family. Namely the house of Kronenberg, which appears to be this universes stand in for the Hapsburg family who did used to Rule from Austria. Likewise a point in the series is the Royals no longer have their thrones, they still have the titles and money, but they no longer have the power. Hence why they plan to retake Europe.²*** But then the term King and Crown Prince are inadequate, they should be refer as claimant to the Crown and/or head of the house of Kronenberg, like with normal former royal families (you know, like Italy's or Russia's royal families).²*** Its unclear exactly how it works, they have retained some of their property, their money and clearly their titles. But none of the power they used to have. As such it appears in the Grimm universe, history went different and Austria ended up a constitutional monarchy (or at least its supposed to be a constitutional monarchy) or maybe technically they don't have the titles, and they merely carry on using them cause the believe they still count, much like how in the middle ages Kings would still claim to rule lands they lost hundreds of years earlier.²* Why isn't Nick in therapy? Hank was there, and Wu had to get help, so why not Nick? I would think finding your mom's head in a box, having the love of your life die in your arms and getting rape by deception, might be good reasons for therapy.²** Cuz Nick is very Badass.²* Who actually owns Nick's and Juliette's house? Is it in both of their names, or just one of them? When Juliette loses her memories of Nick in season 2, she talks about "her house" as if her name is on the deed and she signed on for the mortgage. So, they probably cosigned the mortgage and the deed in is both their names. At the beginning of Season 5, when Nick decides it's time to move to a more secure location because of all the death and destruction that's taken place there over the years, he sells the house without any real hassle... and without Juliette being present. Nick must have officially reported her as a missing person since he obviously can't report the truth, but can someone actually sell a house while a co-owner is missing? Don't you have to be missing for a certain number of years to be declared dead and for your property to be transferred to your heirs?²** Not only that, does Nick have ''any'' rights when it comes to Juliette's property? They're not married, and Oregon is not a common law marriage state. Even if she left him something in her will, the will wouldn't have kicked in if she was only missing in the eyes of the law.²** It might not be Juliette's house, just Nick's. When she didn't have her memories of Nick, she still remembered Monroe and other people, so her brain kind of filled in the blanks. Without her memories of Nick, she might just believe it was her house because, well, why else would she be living there? Of course it's her house. In reality, it's Nick's house and she just didn't remember because she didn't remember Nick. That would also explain why he could sell the house without her.²* Why are wesen-related murders so mysterious? Are we really expected to believe that, in modern times, nobody ever decided to run lab-work on some bodies without an obvious cause of death? While, yes, a normal person wouldn't be able to solve such murders, but they should be documented somewhere. In Portland alone, they have enough to allow Nick to basically specialize in Wesen homicides; what happened to all those bodies before Nick became a Grimm? Or in every other city?²** I'm a fan of the show but this is one of the things I think it handles poorly. Yes, in reality it's very unlikely that Wesen existence could go unnoticed in modern times considering modern forensic science and technology if their violent behavior is so common. In other shows this is handled better IMO, in the X Files strange murders are so uncommon that the entire FBI only have two people in the entire country working on them and in Buffy demons' crimes are kept secret by a very well orchestrated masquerade by both the government and demonic organization themselves (like Wolfram and Hart).²* Why aren't Blutbad basically Wesen detectors? It's been shown that Munroe has a heightened sense of smell- enough to track by scent, and yet he doesn't know someone's a Wesen until they woge? That doesn't really make sense, since it implies that Wesen just smell like people. I know they want to use some crap quantum magic explanation for Wesen Woging, but even so, Wesen are (largely) animal-based. They would, at least, smell like the animal they're based on, unless they never, ever, ever Woge unless they are very, very stressed. But given that Wesen are shown to have strong AnimalMotif going for them, and Blutbad are aggressive, and eisbiber are timid and so on. Which means, in general, they're predisposed to emotions that cause Woging. Woging is a physical change. So the average Wesen probably woges a few times a day, and this their hair and skin change, and thus their scent should at least change while woged. So the average Wesen ''should'' at least smell like someone who has spent time around the animal they resemble, unless they shower and change after woging. Any wesen with heightened olfactory sense should be able to, at least, say "well, that guy smells like a wolf. He's either blutbad, or he got up close and personal with wolves. He may be a zookeeper, but most people who smell like that are blutbad."²** Relatedly, how much changes when a wesen woges? They have two sets of DNA. Would the blood of a woged wesen and an unwoged wesen test differently? Is the hair of a blutbad's woge different from their human hair? How different? Is it "human but weird" or "wolf, I think?"²** They ''are'' Wesen detectors, as seen in Season 3 Episode 12. After Monroe proposes to Rosalee, he calls his parents to tell them the good news, and they immediately come out to Portland for a surprise visit. When they hug Rosalee, they both know instantly that Rosalee is a Fuchsbau.²* How does the secret world of Wesen function? Rosalee has a business that sells various dried plant matter, and if a human comes in, they think it's just an apothecary that does surprisingly well, and if a Wesen comes in, they know what's really going on, and Rosalee happily sells to both kind of customers. Are their Wesen doctors? How common are they? Does the Wesen Council pull strings to make sure every emergency room and clinic has at least one Wesen doctor? If a Wesen is in an accident, or similarly brought in by people who aren't in the know, how does the hospital get a Wesen or other ITK care provider on the case so some nurse doesn't freak out when their patient Woges as they thrash around from pain? Do different Wesen need different kinds of dental work? Do eisbiber's and mauzhertz' teeth grow like real rodent teeth, or are their human teeth merely accentuated by the Woge and thus don't really grow?²** It's probable that some wesen simply become doctors or nurses and then go wherever there's a need (i.e., a wesen population that's underserved). It's also probable that there are good reasons for so many wesen to prefer alternative medicine; consider that in the ''Grimm'' universe, the wesen population is probably a good explanation for why so many drugs have unexpected side-effects after they go through testing. But going to a hospital for major trauma or diseases is probably relatively safe. The reflexive woge tends to be the one that humans can't see, so it's unlikely that a woge in the hospital is going to reveal anything.²* Speaking of oddities in some episodes, in the episode tarantella, how are the police going to explain that the late 20s woman they arrested the night before has suddenly aged by about 30-40 years? and seems to be aging even more so.²* I have a theory, are Grimms Wesen themselves? like a severly diluted kind? they are noted to be above human level stength and agility and stuf like that, so maybe they are just a severly diluted breed of wesen, i mean look at [[spoiler: Renard]] he is [[spoiler: Half zauberbiest half royal, and his woge seems to only change him halfway]] so maybe Grimms have had their species bloodline bred down so much that they only have the BlackEyesOfEvil?²** But on that note, what exactly are the royals (i just watched the episode about the [[spoiler: Parasite infested human that made him look like a wesen]]), because as explained by rosalee, if a human and a wesen have a child, the child will either be wesen or human by a 50/50 chance, but [[spoiler: renard is a Zauberbiest/royal hybrid but he clearly only half woges]] so clearly whatever royals are they arent 100% pure human²* Have they ever revealed the significance of Trubel's chess piece? With it being a knight, I figured it hid one of the seven keys, but since they've found the treasure in the fifth season and only needed five of the keys, it seems a little redundant. Just seems strange to throw in something that seemed very significance plot-wise and then ignore it.²** Seems to be more to establish her character and a chess motif are always good for that. If it was going to be a Chekhov Gun it might had been cut when the series ended so quickly, or might have been the start of an on going chess motif that was going to be built apon. like if we apply the chess motif to Juliette, she's a pawn that's become a queen- this is definitely crossing into WMG territory however.


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