Episode Title: "Over My Dead Body"
Writer: Spiro Skentzos
Director: Rob Bailey
Previously on "Grimm":
At home, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) prepares for a romantic evening with Rosalee (Bree Turner). At a roadside bar, Angelina (Jaime Ray Newman) makes her exit after a man she met inside becomes a little too aggressive. He finds her in the parking lot and starts to threaten her when she knocks him out with her motorcycle helmet. She then transforms and kills the man. Just then another man appears and holds her at gunpoint.
Angelina is taken to a van where she learns that the man she killed was hired to do a job. His boss gives her a choice, take on the assignment or he'll call the police. She agrees to do the job.
Just as Monroe and Rosalee are about to kiss, Angelina bursts into his home. She tells Monroe she's been hired to kill him. Monroe asks her to let him call Nick before proceeding. When Nick (David Giuntoli) arrives, Angelina tells him about the man who tried to rape her. Though she's wanted for murder, Nick agrees to work with her in order to get to the men after Monroe.
Angelina and Nick head to the bar where she finds the wallet and cellphone belonging to the man she killed. Using his cellphone, Nick tracks one of the dead man's partners to a hardware store. Angelina confronts him inside and learns that his boss wants Monroe dead in order to send a message to the Grimm he's hanging out with: Nick.
With Angelina needing to deliver Monroe's body in order to get close to the crew who are after him, Monroe suggests they use a potion called "deadfaint," which causes the person who takes it to appear dead for a short period of time. Monroe calls Rosalee, who had to leave town for a family matter and she reluctantly gives him the recipe.
Angelina brings the unconscious Monroe to the meeting place as Nick and Hank (Russell Hornsby) monitor the situation from afar. The men arrive and check the body. However, Monroe starts to move and Angelina, fearing for his life, respirates him. Meanwhile, Mia (Alice Evans), a mysterious member of the Royal Family who has been meeting with Renard (Sasha Roiz) arrives. When the men see Monroe awaken, Nick and Hank attempt to arrest them. A battle ensures as Monroe, Angelina, Nick and Hank tank on the crew while Mia makes her exit. Angelina dies from her wounds, but not before warning Monroe about Mia.
At the airport, Renard catches up with Mia and tells her he wants to know everything.
"Grimm" is such a better show now that (almost) everyone's on the same page. In this episode, we saw Hank ask Monroe some of the same questions we've had. Like does it hurt when he "woges" into "Wesen" form? And what exactly are we seeing when an average looking man turns into a Blutbad? Not only did this scene answer some questions, it made the characters more relatable and it was kinda funny.
Harley-riding Blutbad, Angelina was back in this episode. If you'll remember, she last appeared in probably the best episode of "Grimm" to date, "The Three Bad Wolves," along with her brothers, Rolf and Hap. As one of "Grimm's" more colorful characters, it was great to have her back in the mix though we probably won't be seeing her again.
"Over My Dead Body" also brought the focus back to the threat Nick poses to the rest of the Wesen community. The Royal Family wants him dead and they're willing to take out his Wesen friends to do so. The arrival of Mia on the scene adds another layer of mystery to Renard's storyline, one I wish would involve more than cryptic long distance phone calls. On the other hand, her involvement in the plot to kill Monroe could lead Nick to the truth about his boss.
Quality-wise, "Grimm" has been somewhat uneven in its second season, with some episodes falling flat while one's like this highlight the show's potential. Either way, "Grimm" is still much better off than it was this time last year.