Please be warned that spoilers follow. "The Kiss" was the "Grimm" episode all about character transformations. Many of the characters transformed in some way, but none more than Renard (Sasha Roiz). Viewers finally got to see a glimpse of his "true colors" just before he became "pure of heart." The episode was part gruesome, part humorous, and entirely entertaining.
Nick became a sloppy Grimm
Nick (David Giuntoli) allowed himself to become sloppy. Having a mom around (who was supposed to be dead for the past 18 years) will do that to a guy. Nick's mom (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) had to help fight off the bad-toothed Mauvais Dentes, but left one of her hairs behind. Then he shot his gun, and left both bullet and gun behind. Then he got arrested by the FBI, and there wasn't much Renard could do about it, despite wanting to protect his Grimm. At least Nick grabbed the gun while he was at the crime scene and disposed of it, so they had to let him go since no evidence pointed directly at him.
Nick's mom let down her guard ever so slightly
Here's where humor enters the picture. Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) were alone with disapproving Mom. Monroe tried to strike up a conversation in his usual charming, but socially clueless, way. Mom just stared and uttered her dissatisfaction. Then Rosalee attempted to break the ice with a hug. Nick's mom was flabbergasted. It was a truly crowd-pleasing moment. Can you say awkward?
Renard, the Wesen Prince, became pure
It's true! Renard is Wesen! Renard's true creature manifestation was glimpsed through a mirror, complete with some scary sound effects. He is one ugly Hexenbiest under that handsome exterior. Viewers also learned that he is a prince in the Wesen world, which means he is the only person who could wake Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch). So, Juliette's "prince" who wakes her with a kiss is Renard, not Nick!
Before Renard could wake Juliette, he had to be "pure of heart." In order to be pure of heart, he had to drink a nasty concoction cooked up by Adalind's mother, Catherine (Jessica Tuck). Renard drank it down, "chunky stuff" and all, resulting in intense pain and colorful hues all over his body before he settled down. Will he be pure of heart forever? What exactly does that mean? Renard will likely be as mysterious as ever, despite giving viewers a glimpse of his true self, before his transformation.
Juliette awoke and forgot
After Renard kissed Juliette (and barely escaped without Nick seeing him), she awakened and seemed confused. Nick ran in to kiss her and tell her how much he loves her, only to have her ask, "Who are you?" It was actually an amusing moment, since all the doctors and nurses were standing around while Nick was unknowingly making a fool of himself.
Nick's mom messed up, big time
First, Mom left one of her hairs behind at the crime scene, resulting in the FBI doubting Nick's story after his arrest. Now they know that the person who was there is related to Nick!
Second, Mom had a little spat with Catherine that resulted in Catherine's gruesome demise. The problem is that she killed the poor ugly Hexenbiest before learning who the prince was!
Finally, she made Nick think she was going off to destroy the three dangerous coins Nick had stowed away from Season 1 while actually sneaking back into town. What does she think she's doing? Is she going to spy on him now and "help" him some more? She'd better get her act together!
Find out what happens next to all of these strange characters in "Bad Moon Rising," the next episode of "Grimm," airing Monday, 8/27, at 10PM ET on NBC.
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