This week on Grimm, Nick and Hank investigate the murder of a wealthy widow whose stepson lost everything in a Ponzi scheme. Meanwhile, Juliette does some research on the mysterious death of Nick’s parents. But instead of finding closure, he’s led to another mystery.

Check out our full review of “Happily Ever Aftermath”…

The Players:

  • Director: Terrence O’Hara
  • Writers: David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf
  • Cast: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee

Episode Title: “Happily Ever Aftermath”

Here’s a case of Cinderella with a dirty twist. While investigating the death of a woman, Nick discovers a supernatural creature that uses sound to destroy its enemies. He also finds a machine in his aunt’s trailer designed to battle said creature. After a false lead, they realize the widow’s killer hits closer to home. It’s Lucinda, her perky stepdaughter. Nick finds out the three suspects in a jewelry store robbery were also suspects in his parents’ car crash. Unfortunately, they’re all dead, but there’s still one more angle left to pursue.

The Good:

  • Juliette: This is one of the few episodes where Juliette didn’t play the clueless damsel in distress. She contacted the police officer in charge of investigating Nick’s parents’ deaths and actually got some new info on the tragedy. You go, girl!
  • A new creature: This week, we were introduced to a new supernatural creature. It’s a bat-like animal that emits a high-pitched sound that can make eyeballs, eardrums, and arteries explode. Ouchies!

The Bad:

  • Monroe: Monroe is one of the best parts of the show, but he barely had any screentime. His charm and wit were truly missed. We want more Monroe!
  • Less crime, more Grimm: There was a lot of focus on the crime Hank and Nick were investigating and less on the Grimm side of things. Now that Adalind is no longer a hexenbiest, the writers need to introduce some new “bad guys” to spice things up.
  • Wrong back story: A lot of time was spent on Lucinda’s husband’s problems, when her upbringing was much more interesting. How did she torture her stepmother and stepsisters while growing up? And why did she marry her husband if she never loved him?


After several weeks of nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat episodes, “Happily Ever Aftermath” was quite the snoozefest. With hardly any suspense, action, or developments in the Captain’s plot against Nick, it could have been easily skipped.

Rating: 5/10

Grimm airs Friday nights at 9:00pm on NBC.

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