A man, Nick Burckhardt, a detective, walks out of a store after having just purchased an engagement ring. He looks at a blonde haired woman, and her face transformers into a monster face, before reverting back.
Nick and his partner Hank arrive at the scene of the girl who was murdered. They say there was a similar incident a month ago in another location.
They get back to the precinct, and Nick sees the same thing that happened to the woman’s face, happen to a man who has been arrested.
A sickly looking woman is driving, and pulls into a driveway, and walks to the front door of the house she pulled up too…
The officers manage to identify the girl, and then call it a night.
Nick gets home (the one the woman drove too), and finds the woman in the kitchen…his Aunt Marie. She hugs him and tells him they need to talk.
She tells him she doesn’t know how long she has left to live, but there are things he needs to know about his family. She asks him if he’s been seeing strange things, she says the misfortune of the family is passing to him faster than she thought it would, and that he needs to break things off with his girlfriend Juliette. She sees a car, and tells him that Halda is already here, as they are attacked. She pulls out a weapon and fights back against the creature that jumps out. Nick shoots him multiple times, before he finally dies and reverts to human.
Marie tells Nick that “they” are after her. She then gives him a small item and tells him to guard it with his life, because “they” will be after it. She then tells him that his parents weren’t in an accident, they were killed, and she passes out.
The cops arrive on the scene, and Nick fills them in on what happens, and heads to the hospital with Marie.
Marie regains consciousness, and she tells Nick that when “they” loose control they can’t hide, and he can see what they really are. She tells him that what the Grimm’s wrote is all true, and he is one of the last Grimms left.
On his way out, Nick opens the item Marie gave him, and it looks like some sort of key.
He gets back to the precinct, and Nick finds out that the weapon Halda attacked him with says “Reaper of the Grimms.” Hank tells him that the prints came back with the identity of a man from several places in the U.S., whose name was not Halda, and was wanted for assault, rape and murder.
Nick’s boss tells him that because it was his first shooting, he will be required to see the police psychologist.
Nick is dreaming about a woman who is being chased by a creature, the creature moves in…
Nick goes into Marie’s trailer with the key she gave him. He looks around and finds a cabinet full of weapons, a book full of different kinds of creatures…then Juliette walks in, and they go back inside the house. Nick tells Juliette he had lived with Marie from the time he was 12 after his parents died. As they walk back inside, something watches them, and growls from the bushes.
The cops identify the type of boot that the man who killed the girl was wearing.
A mailman is delivering the mail, when a little girl with a red hoodie, skips by, and he turns around to follow her.
Nick goes to the hospital, and Marie has fallen into a coma. The nurse also tells him that she is covered in knife wounds. When asked what career she was in, he tells her she was a librarian. Nick gets a call and runs off.
The cops investigate the girl the mailman was following, and she never returned home. Nick points out that both girls were wearing red clothing.
Nick and Hank go down seperate paths in the woods, searching for the little girl. Hank finds the girl’s backpack, and calls Nick over, and they find the same kind of boot prints they found with the previous murder. Nick goes out of the woods, and sees a man across the street, and the man’s face changes into a werewolf-like face, and so Nick chases him and catches the guy.
The cops arrive at the house, but can’t find the girl, so they have nothing to hold the man on.
Juliette stands by the window, as Nick goes back into Marie’s trailer to do research on what the man is.
He goes back to the man’s house, and the man is outside peeing on his fence (marking his territory), he smells something in the air, and goes back inside. He then bursts through his window and attacks Nick. He then tells Nick he was just screwing around with him, and asks him to go out for a beer.
The man, Eddie, tells him he’s never seen a real Grimm before, and says his parents used to tell him scary stories about Grimms. Eddie knows of Marie, and says he doesn’t want any trouble, and hasn’t killed anyone in years. He tells Nick he is a blutbad which Nick’s ancestors coined as “the big bad wolf.” He says all of the creatures know of the books that started profiling these creatures 200 years ago. He also tells Nick that he is a reformed blutbad, whose no longer bad.
The mailman has taken the little girl to a cabin, and brings her to a cellar. He tells her the cellar is all hers, and she’s home now. He runs back upstairs and locks her down there.
Nick and Eddie search for the girl, and Eddie manages to pick up the other blutbad’s scent. They rub wolfsbayne on themselves, so the blutbad won’t be able to smell them coming. The moon begins to affect Eddie, and he tells Nick he can’t go any closer, because he doesn’t know how the change will affect him in a fight.
Nick and Hank approach the house, and the mailman tells them they can come inside. They question him, but the man is overly friendly, and Hank tells him they are going to leave. Hank then realizes that the man was humming the song that was on the dead girl’s iPod.
They go back inside, and the man has fully turned into a wolf. Hank shoots him, and he reverts back to human form, he recognizes Nick as a Grimm and then dies.
Nick finds the girl, and they bring her home.
He goes back to the hospital, and a nurse is about to give Marie an injection, but then he recognizes her as the blonde haired woman he saw earlier whose face changed, and he manages to stop her from injecting Marie, but gets knocked out himself.
She gets in a car, and tells Renard, Nick’s boss, that she didn’t manage to kill Marie.
Marie wakes up…
Overall a pretty good pilot, the ending was great, and definitely hooked me at that point. I think the idea is interesting, and I also find it interesting that this is the second fairy tale related show to come out this season, though Once Upon A Time seems like it’ll be a lot lighter than Grimm will be.
I’m very interested to find out more about the mythos of the show, but the characters, with the exception of Marie and maybe Eddie, seem like they don’t have to much to make them very interesting. Nick seems pretty bland as a character, and Juliette really didn’t do much in this episode, so I hope the writers find something to make them a lot more interesting, because if you don’t have characters that the audience really cares about, then you have a show that the audience won’t really care about.
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