At the end of last season, Nick was having a horrible, no good, very bad day:
- he found his dead mother’s head in a box on his dining room table;
- Juliette had gone full-on Hexenbeist, burned down his trailer of Grimm artifacts, and tried to kill him, embracing the feud with all Grimms;
- Trubel shot Juliette with a crossbow to save Nick; and,
- Nick held Juliette in his arms as she died.
The first episode picks up from that point, and I wanted to scream foul. As Juliette lies dying, the secret wesen FBI taskforce breaks in, steals Juliet’s body / kidnaps Trubel / removes the mother’s head. Sooo, chances are that Mom isn’t actually dead. There was a twist in the last episode where it never actually showed it was indeed his mother before she died, and she didn’t fight very well for a Grimm. With the head gone, no way to be certain. Same for Juliette’s body, I’m sure she isn’t dead. As for Trubel, two episodes in and she hasn’t reappeared, but although they’re looking for her, nobody’s very worried.
If things weren’t bad enough, the FBI agent (secretly a wesen) turns out to be not so bad before she gets killed, although she does have time to warn Nick “they’re coming” and it means war. But oh, look, Nick’s a daddy with the hexenbeist that tricked him into impregnating her.
I can’t believe I’ve written the words above. It sounds so outlandish, it’s hard to believe it makes sense for the show. As I said, I’m really disappointed in the Trubel / mom’s head / Juliette’s body thing. Very cheap plot devices. But I’m hoping the battle that is coming is worth the setup and it doesn’t end up being something they resolve in a single episode after all the build-up.