After six seasons, multiple deaths, sensitization of awesome transformations (voguing) into beautiful Wesens (monsters), NBC’s Grimm has come to an end. It’s been one hell of a ride; like the saying that wine tastes better with age, so this also as its seasons went by – particularly during its 5th season run when the stakes were raised very high – the period when Adaline and Juliet swapped sides in the battle for their humanities.
So, the 6th and final season tidied a lot of story-lines that had been on for seasons – Nick’s heritage as a Grimm: the stick of unknown origin with unimaginable repair/healing powers he and Monroe discovered during the fifth season’s run. So great is the stick’s ability to heal that it caused a lot of the magic of Juliet’s transformation into Hexenbeast Eve to come undone. This new version is more like the Juliet we knew in the earlier seasons of Grimm, kind, caring, compassionate, but with the powers of a Hexenbeast; causing some sort of haphazard love triangle between her, Nick, and Adaline.
About the most stable couple in the Grimm universe – Monroe and Rosie – the final season was more than rosie for them. Rosie’s expecting triplet which is good news, but the amount of children coming at the same time scares Monroe… Haha! A proper family drama.
Diana has been at the center of a lot of happenings, especially with her freaky god-level powers. A statement from Nick’s mom, Kelly something in season 3, in the wrong hands Diana could be a weapon, while in the right hands she could be used to affect destiny. Diana’s powers are over the top, and as a child her age who scares all the adults she has great potentials that tied greatly into the ultimate big bad of the season/series.
Throughout the season I felt Renard was the personification of the wrong hand Kelly warned about, as every time Diana was with him (shared custody) something off always occurred. As a father he loves his daughter but choices made most times never reveal the best of intentions until it’s too late.
Hank and Wu are the perfect definition of side kicks. I liked the fact that Hank remained human till the end. The only problem I had with Wu’s character this season was the lack of proper utilization of his Wesen nature.
Now, to address the big bad of the season: a great evil, a monster that lives in the world behind the mirror – Zerstorer – This is Grimm’s version if the monster popularly known as the devil. I want to believe this has always been the producer’s dream, because of how much the final wrap makes sense story-wise. Okay! The final wrap:
Eve finds a way to pass through to the world behind the mirror using Hexenbeast’s blood magic. Nick soon follows behind using the magic of the stick, though the stick couldn’t pass through with him. It doesn’t take long for both to meet and figure out that the magical world is one where Wesens exists permanently in their beast form. Eve begins to transform involuntarily, and has to hide it from the human community they meet that finally directs them to where Zerstorer lives.
When they first arrived, Nick used the magic of the gun to kill Blutboads that attacked them, one escaped and announced their presence to Zestorer who wasted no time showing them the extent of his powers. Meanwhile, the squad brings Renard up to speed on all that’s been happening, and he in turn shares his Russian source who reveals a prophecy that States the devil is to take a bride he’s to make a thousand babies with. She believes Diana is this bride promised to the devil, and his target all this while. This revelation raises the stakes fully roping Renard into the battle against this monster that wants his daughter.
Diana helps bring back Eve and Nick. Obviously, Zerstorer hitched a ride back, and wore human flesh to better fit in. Eve’s return causes her to lose her Hexenbeast power – which is quite annoying, because I liked Hexenbeast-Juliet.
The final showdown takes everyone into the forest as they prepare for am all powerful ancient entity that has his eyes on not just Diana but Nick’s stick of destiny. Hank and Wu don’t make it into the series finale episode… blame it on being at the wrong place.
The series finals tries its best to raise the stakes and then undo itself at the final moments to avoid living through history with a bad memory and also to end like every fairy-tale – A Happy Ending.
Everyone Nick knows died in the finale except his son and because of this he pushes the rest button and in the new timeline that followed he, the squad, his mother and Aunt Marie (both newly revived for the finale) band together to defeat the great evil.
Diana who was having some sort of epiphany around Zestorer, to the point of siding with him against her father, returns to normal once he’s defeated; this confused me a bit.
As a parting gift, we’re shown a grown Kelly and Diana, twenty years into the future – hunting Wesens with their mom and Dad(s). This closure, though not paramount, was necessary for fans who love to speculate about how Nick and co’s future turned out to be.
In all, Grimm had been an entertaining ride, it was fun watching magic in a new dimension. It will be missed. Here’s to hoping the cast move on to better projects. Cheers! And, goodbye Grimm!