“Grimm” aired its ninth episode in season 2 on Friday, October 26. Not only was it a Halloween-themed episode, it was also the first time the fairy-tale-based series set in Portland, Oregon dealt with an Hispanic folk tale. The “La Llorona” episode was the tale of a weeping woman trying to replace the children she lost when she killed them by drowning. Thankfully, Nick and others were able to reach the children before it was too late.
La Llorona kidnapped three children from Portland, Oregon families as Nick and Hank tried to discover the connection between the abductions and the ghost-like woman by visiting his Aunt Marie’s trailer. Although one of his ancestors did record an encounter with The Weeping Woman in Veracruz in the 1500s, there was no information as to what kind of Wesen she was. Perhaps she really was a ghost.
Assisting Nick as a translator was Juliette, his sort of girlfriend since she still doesn’t remember her past experiences with Nick. While in a Mexican neighborhood and the home of Rafael, the first missing child, Juliette encountered an older Hispanic woman who knew that Juliette still didn’t feel like herself. She also knew she had been scratched by a sick cat and that her injury wasn’t healing properly. She also told Juliette she would have to choose between the two, meaning Nick and Captain Renard. Juliette became angry and told the woman she would never choose.
Captain Renard spoke to someone on the phone, wondering if their comrade had cracked under pressure and also discovered that Adalind Schade had recently traveled to Vienna. Although he didn’t know the purpose of Adalind’s journey to Austria, he does know his brother is there.
Monroe dealt with neighborhood bullies as he celebrated his favorite holiday by decorating both the inside and the outside of his home.
Viewers were also introduced to a new Wesen, the Balam. This jaguar-like creature showed up in the character of Valentina Espinosa. She arrived in Portland on the trail of La Llorona and assisted both Hank and Nick in their investigation of the missing children. It was soon discovered, though, that she hadn’t worked with the Albuquerque police department for a few years. She had been relieved of her duties when she became obsessed over the connection between the Weeping Woman and the disappearance of her nephew. Espinosa’s nephew was never found.
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