Yet another episode with a killer case and major plot progression. Keep it up, Grimm!
In “Good to the Bone,” the guys deal with a horrifying case. Seriously, this was one of the hardest episodes of Grimm to watch because of how gruesome it was. When a drunk driver hits a tree and is ejected through the windshield, he starts stumbling around and asking for help in a nearby park. Bleeding and wasted, he collapses when a strange man approaches him and starts dragging him away. The next thing we know, the man is apologizing to the drunkard before taking his van and running him over a few times. Did I cover my eyes a little bit? Maybe.
Then, the murderer gets out of his van, walks over to the man who’s gasping for air (how is he still alive?), woges into a bird wesen, and sticks out a long proboscis like tongue. The wesen plunges it down the man’s throat, killing him and taking all of his bones. Where does he deliver the goods to? His elderly parents. And the award for the most dysfunctional family goes to …
When Hank, Nick, and Wu are called to the scene, they find the man’s body, devoid of any bones. He looks like a deflated balloon, and I couldn’t tell if I should find this funny or completely disturbing. As the boys try to figure out what the hell happened, they talk to a local named Pinky who saw the victim staggering around after the accident. Pinky takes them to the place in the park where he last saw him, leading the guys to find the victim’s wallet and phone.
I should have known something was going to happen to Pinky. He had way too much screen time to be safe. That night, Pinky gets shot in the park, and sure enough, the wesen is lurking and ready to take his next victim. He smells Pinky’s blood and drags him off, just like he did the drunk man the night before. Pinky gets the same treatment — run over and sucked bone dry.
The wesen apologizes to Pinky, as he did the other man. Apparently, he doesn’t want to do this, but he feels that he has to. His parents are hungry, and he must feed them because they’re helpless and can’t do it themselves! Much to my dismay, we get the extreme displeasure of seeing the wesen go to his parents’ trailer and use his proboscis tongue to regurgitate crushed bones into his parent’s mouths (who are also wesen). Why, Grimm? Why?
Thanks to the genius that is Rosalee, they learn the details of the wesen. It’s a vulture-like creature that travels in packs and is lured to the scent of imminent death. Luckily for them, Rosalee knows how to mix up an imminent death perfume, and it looks like Monroe gets to do the honors of being the bait.
After spraying Monroe with the fake-death-juice, they have him lay down in the park. It works at first, and the wesen starts approaching Monroe as Hank, Nick, and Wu look on from behind trees. Then, things go terribly awry. You see, Wu has been suffering worse symptoms in the last couple of days. He’s pulled part of a dead animal out of his throat (yum!), watched his hand change into a wolfy paw, and collapsed in the station. When he’s on the lookout in the park with the guys, he sees a dog and the two stare each other down before Wu completely woges and starts chasing after the dog.
NEXT: The case is closed, in the most ironic way