Things are getting hotter and hotter each week in the HexenBiest household! Nick and Adalind are still playing house in their “fortress,” learning how to live with one another and raising Kelly. They continue to bond (they’re actually getting along really well), sharing their absent-parent pasts over dinner while trying to hush their crying baby. Adalind tells Nick about her run-in with an old co-worker, expressing how she hates feeling so helpless and that when it’s time she wants to return to work. I get where she’s coming from, but if she feels so helpless, why rely so much on Nick “making her feel safe?” We all know the real reason she’s acting like this: She’s falling in love with him. More on that in a minute.
The crime of this episode begins with a millennium-old tradition of a certain wesen culture, Weten Ogen. A rich wesen-mobster of the Weten Ogen kind named Daniel Troyer employs an ancient tradition in his quest for vengeance for his son’s murder. The tradition encompasses a ritual with three Weten Ogen men vying for a “princess,” who in this case is Daniel’s daughter, Elena (special guest star Madeline Zima.) The competition in this specific instance is to bring Daniel the head of his son’s killer — Frankie Atkins, another mobster. The champion of this test will get to marry Elena and inherit Daniel’s fortune.
The three Weten Ogen suitors are “blessed” by Daniel, and the first is chosen by drawing a feather from an ancient relic. The suitor, named Isaac, is seconds away from beheading Frankie at his nightclub when another Weten Ogen attacks and kills him, saving Frankie’s life.
When Nick and the gang are called to the scene, they quickly pick up that wesen might be involved from Frankie’s description of “a man in an animal costume” saving his life. When Nick and Hank try to find a connection between the victim, Isaac Proctor, and Frankie, they discover that Isaac is the son of criminal defense attorney Amanda Proctor — and, according to Renard, a Weten Ogen.
The Scoobies go to visit Amanda’s office and resort to telling her that Nick knows she’s wesen and that he is a grimm. She’s freaks out that Renard brought a grimm into her office and is even more furious that they are insinuating her son was up to sketchy business instead of focusing on finding his killer.
They’re led to Daniel’s home, and of course he and Elena play dumb when Nick and Hank show up to question them. The police’s involvement doesn’t stop Daniel from moving the ritual along, and he later toasts the remaining two suitors to try their chance at killing Frankie.
Eli, one of the suitors, leaves to begin his mission, and Elena warns (and begs) him not to follow through with it. Eli’s loyal to the ritual and insists that he will succeed. He’s definitely not an amateur and finds out a way to become Frankie’s bodyguard, driving him to his house where he can get him alone to do the dirty deed.
Of course, as soon as Eli gets Frankie alone and wields his ax, another Weten Ogen (the same from before?) pops out from nowhere and takes him out, saving Frankie’s life once again. When Nick, Hank, and Wu show up to the scene, it’s clear that Frankie is traumatized from witnessing a wesen woge and attack for a second time. Wu digs further into the case and finds something fishy from the autopsy of the first victim Isaac: the gold feather. The team finds the same feather in Eli’s pocket — no coincidence.
NEXT: Monroe and Rosalee adorably geek-out over wesen mythology.