What other show on television, other than Grimm, would feature a Godzilla-sized Rat King?
Before we get to that fun, the episode picks up right after we left off for the holiday break, with Nick rushing over to Trubel. Trubel is in terrible shape and has crashed her motorcycle into the side of Nick’s secret home (we still don’t know how she even knew where it was). Nick takes her inside to his car, where he tells Adalind he’s taking her to the hospital. The doctors and nurses gape at Nick as they peel apart her armory and weapons, handing him her jacket. While Nick waits to hear how she is, he looks inside of her coat pockets and finds several different forms of identification — all with Trubel’s face but different names — along with wads of cash from different countries. Where exactly did Meisner send her, and to do what?
Back at home, Adalind hears answers Chavez’s phone. Meiser’s voice asks if “she’s” there, obviously talking about Trubel. Adalind asks who’s on the other line, and they both realize who they’re talking to. When Adalind calls Meisner out, he hangs up the phone. Can these two just get together already? I’m starting to think the chemistry we’ve been seeing between Nick and Adalind in the last few weeks is leading up to a Meisner-Adalind reunion and resulting weird love triangle.
Adalind calls Nick right away to tell him that someone called Chavez’s phone looking for Trubel, but she’s cut off before she can tell him about Meisner. They’re interrupted by the doctor, who tells Nick that Trubel is stable but needs to rest. Nick goes to see Trubel, who says that she has so many things to tell him about where she’s been, but Nick tells her to wait and focus on getting better. The nurse asks for Trubel’s name, to which Trubel replies, “Lauren Cole,” — one of the names on her fake IDs. Nick confirms this, and as he leaves the hospital he gives the nurse the ID with the name Lauren Cole. The staff tells Nick that they’ll keep him posted on her recovery, but we all know that this isn’t the end of whatever is going on.
When Nick gets home, Adalind tells him about Meisner, but neglects to provide any of the details. Nick is preoccupied with figuring out where Trubel’s been and brings the motorcycle inside and sends a picture of the plate to Hank. Wu investigates, and the two call Nick back to share that not only is the bike worth at least $30,000, it’s registered to a Lauren Cole — whose ID is a picture of Trubel. Nick finally informs them about Trubel’s status and tells them to check out “Lauren Cole’s” apartment. Nick can’t go, because of course he has to check out that expensive motorcycle! The bike seems to have a bunch of secret buttons, but after the first one triggers bullet-fast arrows, Nick decides to halt his motorcycle investigation — there is a baby in the house, after all.
At the hospital, Trubel’s nurse tries to wake her. Trubel is in a deep sleep, so the nurse starts to shake her and slap her across the face… definitely not appropriate bedside manner. Trubel awakes in a stupor, and the nurse sees herself in Trubel’s eyes — she’s wesen! The nurse goes to get the doctor, who comes in and says that he also wants to check out her eyes and give her another CAT scan. Uh, Nick, it’s time to call for that check-in now.
Wu is unable to break into “Lauren Cole’s” apartment, which boasts pretty serious security features. Thinking Trubel is still resting at the hospital, the gang puts further investigation on hold to focus on a case. Two men, Robert Kyle and Chester Avery, have been found dead in the back of a truck in the middle of a cornfield. (In the beginning of the episode, we see Robert and Chester — along with their friend Johnny — drunkenly go to a junkyard to “get some rat’s ass.” The three men are a type of wesen who bully another type of rat-looking wesen that take up residence in a local junkyard. But their beat-down of a rat-like wesen victim is interrupted by a giant, Godzilla-looking rat. Johnny, the one who spotted the man they were beating up on first, runs and leaves his friends to die.)
NEXT: All hail the Rat King!