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Recap / Grimm S 1 E 14 Plumed Serpent

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Said the dragon, 'Many knights have left their lives here, I shall soon have an end for you, too,' and he breathed fire out of seven jaws.

Two brothers try to steal copper from an abandoned warehouse. They have been beaten to the target by a Dämonfeuer and are burned alive for their trouble. When Nick Burkhardt investigates, Juliette Silverton is abducted to lure Nick into a confrontation.

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  • Chekhov's Skill: Monroe's interest in model trains comes in handy when he and Nick need to get down the train line fast (it would take hours to walk).
  • Come Alone: Ariel tells Nick to not bring any cops. So Nick gets around that by bringing Monroe.
  • Fairytale Motifs: The Princess and Dragon trope is deliberately invoked by the antagonist.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Nick kills Fred Eberhart by skewering him with a copper pipe.
  • Mundane Utility: The Eberhart family use their flame-based powers in fire-orientated jobs; Fred was a welder, Ariel is a firedancer, and her grandfather was a flamethrower operator in World War II.


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