Episode Title: "Bad Teeth"
Writers: Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt
Director: Norberto Barba
Previously on "Grimm":
When a security guard spots blood coming out of a shipping container, he takes a look inside and discovers a pile of dead bodies. Just then, he's viciously attacked by a Vesen.
At home, Nick (David Giuntoli) battles with Kimura. A female Grimm intervenes and knocks Kimura out. Afterwards, Nick realizes the woman is his mother, Kelly (Mary Elizabeth Mastantonio). Renard (Sasha Roiz) and Wu (Reggie Lee) arrive and take Kimura into custody. Afterwards, Kelly explains to Nick that she sent his father off with a family friend named Gina. However, Kimura managed to find and kill them, making off with Gina's head. Thus the police assumed the dead woman was Kelly.
Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) show up to give Nick an update on Juliette's condition. Kelly immediately goes on the attack but Nick explains that the two are his friends. Monroe and Rosalee explain that Juliette is suffering from memory loss but they are putting together an anecdote that could stop the progression.
The next morning, Nick gets a call about the bodies in the shipping container. At the harbor, he and Hank (Russell Hornsby) take a look inside the container. Nick recognizes the scythe drawn in blood on the wall as a Reaper symbol. Back at the precinct, Renard tells the detectives that the FBI will be handling the case. Later, Renard tells Kimura he'll be sentenced to death. Kimura says he would have been successful in securing the coins, if there weren't two Grimms.
Nick takes Kelly to the trailer where she gives him some history on his ancestors. He gives her the coins which she plans to destroy but when he shows her a picture of the symbol inside the shipping container, she asks to see the bodies.
After Renard paid her a visit demanding to know where her daughter is, Adalind's mom calls to tell him she can reverse Juliette's condition. Meanwhile, Roselee tells Nick about Adalind's mother's visit to her shop.
Nick shows up at Adalind's mother's house and threatens to kill her if Juliette dies. At the harbor, Kelly examines the bodies and warns Nick that the Mauvais responsible is extremely dangerous. Nick then gets a call from an FBI agent being held hostage by the Vesen. She tells him the Mauvais demands to see Nick. Meanwhile, Kimura is poisoned and dies in custody. When Nick shows up at the harbor, he is attacked by the Mauvais.
After a much improved second half of its first season, 'Grimm' is back. And boy did they jam a lot into this season premiere.
When we left Nick "Grimm" Burkhardt, he was battling the shadowy Vesen underworld agent responsible for his parents' death, his girlfriend, Juliette was in a coma thanks to a nasty cat bite and his mother returned after eighteen years. Wait, isn't she supposed to be dead?
All this craziness was more than enough to occupy a season premiere. But on top of it, there was the case of the Mauvais massacre inside a shipping container.
Certainly, there was a lot for us to wrap our heads around in this heavily serialized episode. Even Nick had a headache after his mother's Grimm history lesson. But I'm not going to complain as I think 'Grimm' is generally headed in the right direction. And we've got a couple of intriguing new characters this season with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Nick's tough-as-nails mom and "True Blood's" James Frain once again playing a supernatural baddie.
While there were certainly a lot of moving parts in this episode, what with Kimura's underworld ties, Nick reconnecting with his mom and Adalind going AWOL just to name a few, "Grimm" is keeping up the plot momentum it established in the latter half of the first season. As long as we're not required to be experts on the Fourth Crusade and the Seven Royal Families, I'm looking forward to seeing what beastly tales this season has to tell.