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GRIMM Scoop: Everything Gets ‘Renardy’ in “Oh Captain, My Captain”

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 7 years ago

GRIMM Scoop: Everything Gets 'Renardy' in

“Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich!”

As any film buff will tell you, that’s a line from Charlie Kaufman’s 1999 surreal comedy Being John Malkovich, starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and of course, John Malkovich.

In the movie, an unemployed puppeteer finds a secret door behind a filing cabinet that leads inside the mind of actor John Malkovich. The passageway enables him to effectively assume the life of the Hollywood star against the other’s will.

What does that all have to do with this week’s episode of Grimm? Thematically, quite a bit, and in the same surreal and altogether fun vein. Swap Malkovich for Captain Sean Renard and you’ve got an hour of Sasha Roiz playing David Giuntoli playing Nick Burkhardt playing Sean Renard, and clearly having a blast while doing so.

But it’s not all comedy. “Oh Captain, My Captain” pushes the Nick/Renard feud into a new place, dives into Adalind’s prisoner-in-a-mansion dilemma (we’d be tempted to stay for the walk-in wardrobes alone), and even manages to throw a cliffhanger ending our way in the final seconds.

If you’re looking for further scoop of the more specific variety, then read on. We’ve got a collection of tidbits and teasers (think of it like a tapas bar offering) to share below.

As always, we avoid outright spoilers along with plot and character reveals that would probably spoil your appetite for the live experience. However, our usual advice applies here. Proceed with a little caution anyway.

Wu and Hank consider their options

Last week we saw Wu (Reggie Lee) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) align quite publicly with Nick as they attempted to take down Renard together. Their stance highlighted the mood in the Portland precinct as colleagues came out in support of Renard or Nick.

However, Renard not only managed to successfully slip out of Adalind’s (Claire Coffee) Trust Me Knot, but had all charges dropped against him. His first action upon being reinstated as Captain? To demand Hank and Wu’s resignation.

This week we’ll see how the pair handles the order. Hint: they won’t take it lying down. In fact, Wu will find it difficult to keep his inner beast caged when he finds himself provoked by the Captain.

Can you imagine the precinct without either of these two?

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