Grimm “The Grimm Identity” Review (Season 5, Episode 1) [Season Premiere]

Grimm Identity

The fifth season of Grimm started off with a bang last night with it season premiere finally airing on NBC, picking up literally where last season’s cliffhanger finale left viewers hanging.

Juliette was trying to kill Nick, but Trubel shot her twice with her crossbar, seemingly killing the newly turned Hexenbiest. That’s when all hell broke loose (well sort of anyway) as Special Agent Katrina Chavez showed up outside Nick’s house with her black-clad mini-Army, who quickly took down Nick, knocking him out and kidnapping Trubel. When Nick woke up (after having a creepy nightmare I might add), Juliette’s body was gone, his mother’s head was missing and Trubel was nowhere to be found.

From there all roads led back to Chavez and Nick was a man on a mission, going straight for Chavez and making his partner Hank, Captain Renard and Officer Wu think he had gone off the deep end. That wasn’t the case at all, of course, because Chavez was actually behind it all.

But the big questions are these:

Why is Meisner working with Chavez?

What the hell is that prison where Chavez and Meisner met up?

What is this super-secret group preparing for?

And, most of all, what was that creature that left the claw marks?

Oh, and how about Adalind going into labor and having their baby? It wasn’t an easy birth – that’s for sure – since the baby’s arm was above his head, blocking the birth canal. But the most touching moments of the entire episode was seeing Nick holding his son in his arms and learning that Adalind wanted to name him Kelly after Nick’s recently departed mother. Granted that isn’t going to make their co-parenting any easier, but hopefully they can, somehow, put the past behind them for their son’s sake.

Here are my thoughts about the episode:

• Rosalee really stepped up to keep the men in line, especially Nick who was really put through the ringer;
• Chavez wasn’t really the bad guy in all of this, but she sure isn’t completely innocent in all of this either;
• With Chavez killed by another Wesen will Nick be blamed for her death since he did threaten her at her office in front of all those other FBI agents;
• Is Juliette really dead or was she taken to that prison where Chavez went?;
• Will it really be that easy for Renard to use the dead body of Royal Kenneth as the Jack the Ripper killer in order to save his own skin?;
• Again, what the hell was that clawed creature at the end and what is this uprising all about?;

If you watched the season premiere of ‘Grimm’ last night, what are your thoughts on the episode? Do you want to see Juliette come back? Can you guess what really happened to Trubel? How are Adalind and Nick going to raise Kelly with this uprising eminent? Please share your comments below.

The next episode of the fifth season of ‘Grimm’ will air on NBC on Friday, November 6 at 9/8c.

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt
Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin
Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton
Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe
Sasha Roiz as Captain Sean Renard
Reggie Lee as Drew Wu
Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert
Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade

Guest Stars:
Elizabeth Rodriguez as Special Agent Katrina Chavez
Jacqueline Toboni as Theresa “Trubel” Rubel
Damien Puckler as Meisner
Danny Bruno as Bud
Matt Nolan as Detective Meacham
Joseph Bertot as Detective Pogue
Cobey Mandarino as Special Agent Rosten
Michelle N. Carter as Special Agent Brady
Ryan Harter as Agent Three
Kendall Wells as Agent Four
Sandra Von Johnson as Nurse
Danielle Weathers as Doctor
Lisa Coronado as Nurse 2