Grimm: Season 6, Episode 2, “Trust Me Knot,” Aired Jan. 13, 2017
So (we think) this is great — Nick will get away — but nah, doesn’t happen. I’m all for female empowerment but the lady SERT team-lead gives the go and they swarm the shop, catching everyone. But then, the weirdest thing happens. They go to take the Heal’n Stick (go back to last week’s recap if you’re confused by that term) from Nick and that causes a seismic blast which knocks out all the cops.
“Maybe they shouldn’t have tried to take that from you.” Thanks, Eve, for stating the obvious.
That leaves time for everyone to get out of the repair shop and scatter. Renard, however, has to walk-of-shame to interrogation. He woges out into his half Zauberbiest-ness, but sweet Hank has seen that shiz before and is unfazed. Renard then claims to have been with his campaign manager, Conrad Bonaparte, who has since left the country (i.e. I stabbed him in the back and killed him while under the control of my puppet-master child. So sames.) And who does Renard call for help? Adalind.
Back to the home team: Eve asks Nick to see the cloth that held the Heal’n Stick. This is when things get weird. Nick acts like me when someone says that I buy too much athleisure wear. ‘I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM. I CAN STOP WHENEVER I WANT.’ Eve just wants to know where its power comes from, and I feel the same about Lululemon, so I get it.
Meanwhile, at the Spice Shop, Monroe and Rosalee have to babysit Diana (greeeeeat) and Kelly while Adalind goes to see how her fake-fiance Renard is holding up in holding. Monroe seems to be left alone quite a bit with Diana who is TOTALLY showing off her powers and is actually kind of adorable in these scenes.
Adalind shows to up see Renard, and he asks her for an alibi for the night of Rachel’s murder. I can’t give the dialogue of this scene justice, but I actually laughed out loud. Her reaction is hilarious… and she walks.
However, she and Nick come up with an idea where Adalind will testify for Renard, but in exchange, Renard must drop all charges against Nick. How can they be sure the other will hold up the bargain? A magical “Trust Me Knot.” So, where the F have these been this whole time? Apparently, whoever breaks the promise dies, and Adalind can casually create one. She Hexenbiests out and creates the knot. Everyone will win! Hooray! Also, apparently pinkie promises aren’t the rage they once were.
Back at the Spice Shop, the team is trying to see those symbols in the Heal’n Stick’s cloth. Oh, what’s that? Maybe Village of Damned Diana with the weird eyes can help? Of course she can. She sees them and then draws all the symbols onto a page in gorgeous detail. Still, no one knows what they mean. Oh, by the way, this is the scene where Nick and Diana meet. I think people tend to forget, or at least they never mention, that Nick’s mom Kelly raised Diana for awhile.
Anyway, HW calls Trubel saying she’s due to leave in four hours. She wants Nick to join, but he won’t leave his family. Awwww.
In the conclusion of the show, Adalind rushes to testify, resolving her/Nick’s side of the weird Trust Me Knot. However, the judge and the prosecutor are Wesen and perhaps BlackClaw. So, they dismiss the charges against Renard. That means not only is Renard free and clear, but he doesn’t have to hold up his end of the Trust-Me-Knot deal.
GAHHH… Renard is the WORST, and now he’s free and more dangerous than ever. See you next week, Grimm fans!
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