With only a handful of episodes left to go before the grand series finale, Grimm seems to be taking its time arriving at a final destination as far as the show's recent mythology (stick, cloth, runes, big bad) goes.
This Friday's "Tree People" will do little to alleviate the intense curiosity and speculation of long time fans of the series. The episode, an ecological cautionary tale, stands alone, with the exception of one or two scenes that nudge the overall plot towards an as yet hazy finish line.
We've seen the episode a little early, thanks to our friends at NBC, and have a collection of tidbits and spoilers to share with you below.
As always, while we purposely avoid plot point reveals and other spoilers that would ruin your enjoyment of the episode, we suggest you tread carefully nonetheless.
A Morally Green Issue
The Wesen of the week is not actually a Wesen at all, but rather a tree-like figure that punishes environmental polluters and others who would seek to harm the forest and its inhabitants. Naturally, the episode is replete with scoundrels drunkenly shooting up the wildlife and casually dumping toxic sludge into the earth and then getting punished for their misdeeds.
And while we usually have sympathy for those humans who fall foul of Wesen with evil intentions, we can’t help but feel a sense of “Meh. So what?” at this week’s list of casualties.
It’s a sentiment echoed by Monroe who questions the decision to kill the thing that’s protecting the environment.
We’re with Monroe on this one.