Warning: spoilers follow
We all know that fan-favorite Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) would never be killed off on "Grimm." That, however, doesn't mean we want to see him hurt, tortured, or fake-dead -- even temporarily. Even though it's not real, it's just so nerve wracking! But it also makes for great television and keeps viewers coming back for more emotional punishment. So here is a recap of the episode "Over My Dead Body," disguised as a list of a few reasons why Monroe is a great character and should never die.
Monroe makes a "magnifique" dinner
Monroe makes a perfect, romantic dinner to share with Rosalee (Bree Turner). They are one of the cutest and sweetest creature-couples on television! They're one of the best couples even including humans, for that matter. The best part is that their romantic interludes are almost overly sweet, but somehow manage to be humorous rather than sappy.
Meanwhile, other "couples" are having some alone time, as well. Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) makes Nick's (David Giuntoli) favorite dinner; not because she remembers what it is, but because she wrote herself a note about it. Renard (Sasha Roiz) meets with a mysterious blond, Mia (Alice Evans), whom we later learn is the woman who wants Monroe dead. And Monroe's old Blutbad friend Angelina (whom Nick wants for murder, played by Jaime Ray Newman) kills a man who attempts to rape her.
Monroe loves old clocks
Monroe is overly enthusiastic about his favorite clock, which has a baritone cuckoo sound instead of a "tweet." His enthusiasm is charming and infectious. How many Monroe fans felt the need to look up baritone cuckoo clocks after that scene?
Similarly, Angelina goes "cuckoo" when she is offered $25,000 to take over the job of the man she killed for trying to rape her. She's conflicted over the matter because the job involves delivering Monroe's dead body.
Monroe is a great unifier
Monroe gets Nick and Angelina to work together to help save his life, despite the fact that they hate each other. Monroe's power to unify comes from the fact that he is just so darned likable. His friends will do anything to keep him safe, even if it means working alongside someone they can't stand. How can anyone not like Monroe? Well, evil murderous Wesen who will kill anyone who stands in their path don't care for him, but that's all Nick's fault. The only reason they want Monroe dead, after all, is because he's friends with a Grimm.
Monroe even gets along with Hank (Russell Hornsby). All it takes is knowledge. Once Hank understands Monroe, he can feel a little more comfortable around him. Monroe shows Hank the Wesen form Hank can't see (the emotional Wesen transformation), then shows him the version he can see (the "really pissed off" version). Although Hank initially leaps up in horror, he can't get enough. He wants Monroe to repeat the action, like a parlor trick!
Monroe will do anything to be left alone -- even die!
Monroe decides to use a "Dead Faint" recipe to fake his own death so the evil Wesen will leave him alone. He has about two hours before he either dies or wakes up. Angelina drops him off and gets her money, but he begins to die before the bad guys take off. Angelina resuscitates Monroe before he's lost forever, while the bad guys stand there, stunned in confusion.
Angelina, Monroe, Hank, and Nick kill all the bad guys, but the evil blond who called in the hit on Monroe gets away. Unfortunately, Angelina is shot in the process and dies in Monroe's arms. Monroe buries her the Blutbad way, in the forest. Meanwhile, the blond goes off to meet with Renard, who wants to know "everything."
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