On the October 5 episode of “Grimm,” Nick and Juliette shared a romantic dinner together. Monroe cooked dinner for Rosalee; a dinner that was interrupted by the appearance of Angelina Lasser. One more romantic dinner also took place during the “Over My Dead Body”episode. Captain Sean Renard, who viewers know to be the bastard prince of a Royal father and a Hexenbiest mother, also shared a candlelit dinner with Mia. Mia and Renard apparently had a relationship in the past that ended in Vienna.
The quote that started this week’s episode comes from a lesser-known story in the Brothers Grimm collection, “The Three Snake-Leaves.”
Whilst he thus gazed before him, he saw a snake creep out of a corner of the vault and approach the dead body
It’s a story of a young man and a beautiful princess. The princess will only marry the young man if, should she die first, he agrees to be buried alive with her. Since he loves her so much, he agrees. After a few years of happiness, the princess falls sick and dies. Her husband follows through with his promise and is buried along with his dead wife. While in the tomb, a snake crawls over near him and the man kills it, cutting it into three pieces. Soon another snake appears with three leaves in its mouth, these leaves are placed over the dead snake pieces which brings it back to life. The young man realizes the leaves have magical powers and uses them to bring his wife back to life. Unfortunately, she is not the same woman he once loved. After she tries to kill her husband, he is saved with the leaves by a faithful servant. When the king learns of his daughter’s murderous attempt, she is killed.
Although the story of “The Three Snake-Leaves” is not the literal inspiration for “Over My Dead Body,” murder attempts, sleeping potions and mysterious and sly characters are a part of the sixth episode in the second season of “Grimm.” Angelina Lasser returns to warn Monroe of a hit on his life, Rosalee assists Monroe in faking his death and the sly woman from Captain Renard’s past is behind it all. Unfortunately, Angelina is the one that ends up dead at the end of the episode.
It’s clear that Rosalee and Monroe have some serious feelings for one another. They realize they have many quirks in common and Rosalee nearly refuses to help Monroe, Nick and Angelina with the Dead Faint potion. Rosalee had to leave town to help her sick aunt; hopefully, this Fuchsbau will soon return to her Blutbad love, Monroe.
Nick and Juliette shared a meal together and started talking about how they met one another. Before the conversation could go into the reasons Juliette turned down Nick’s marriage proposal, Nick was called to Monroe’s house. Even though Nick was still sleeping on the couch when he returned to the home he and Juliette share, there was a sweet note from Juliette on his pillow. She thanked him for creating new memories with her.
Sean Renard and Mia have a past that viewers learned scant details about. They parted ways in Vienna and Mia was concerned that Sean may still be angry over what happened. What that event was, however, is still a mystery. When Renard learned this blond woman from his past was behind the murder attempt on Monroe (as a way of getting to Nick), he confronted her. Unfortunately for those wanting to learn more, that is where the episode ended.
Next week’s episode, “The Bottle Imp,” is scheduled to air on Friday, October 12, 2012, 9 p.m.
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