Season 4 Episode 6
"Highway of Tears"
Nick is anxious to become a Grimm again in light of the attack on Monroe and Rosalee ; at the same time, he and Hank are called to a stretch of highway that acts as a staging area for a horrifying Wesen ritual. Meanwhile, the sudden arrival of an old friend surprises Trubel; and in Vienna, Viktor meets with a completely broken Adalind...[button color="black" size="small" link="http://www.nbc.com/grimm" target="blank" ]Official Site[/button]
The wolfsangel still burns. Nick hustles his wife out of harm’s way and asks her if she meant what she said about him getting his Grimm back. She says she wants it. Hank says before they call it in, they need to talk to Monroe and Rosalee. Monroe rants and Rosalee explains it’s an organization that promotes racial purity among Wesen. Rosalee says it’s because they got married. Hank is outraged that it’s basically a burning cross on a lawn.
Rosalee says the Wesen Council isn’t officially responsible but does support purity. Juliette says she wants Nick to sleep with Adalind and take the potion as soon as possible. A couple drives down the road on a trip and don’t notice they are being followed by a large truck. It pulls up close behind them with bright lights on and then pulls up beside them and passes.
They kiss, she’s distracted, they hit something in the road, run off into a ravine and crash into a tree. The truck follows them down. Their doors won’t open and they’re trapped. Creatures are at their window. One shoots out a long tongue and chokes the man. They can’t get Suleka out and leave her but haul away her honey as she screams for them to stop. The creatures say they will have to “get” another.
In Austria, Adalind comes into the room and tells Viktor she’s hungry. He tells her to eat and promises it’s all organic. He takes a bite to show her it’s safe. He tells her he knows the resistance and Meisner was helpful to her escaping and asks how he knew their plans. She says he didn’t. Viktor says he killed six verrat and she says he didn’t kill them – says it was a woman working for the resistance.
She sits and eats and Viktor tells her it was a mistake her going to Portland but she says Nick’s mom Kelly told her to go there. The resistance was supposed to take her to Brazil. Viktor asks how Renard convinced her to give her child him. She says he brought her to the police station about her mom’s murder then took the baby to take to Viktor. She asks how he lost her.
Viktor says the resistance took her. We see a flashback to Kelly telling Adalind she had to give Nick up to save him. She tells Adalind sometimes we have to sacrifice what we love most. She tells Viktor this and he says he thinks he knows who has the child. The potion is mixed up and ready to turn Juliette into Adalind so Nick can get his powers back. She breathes in the potion to do the transformation.
They watch and tell her she still looks like her. Her hands starts doing funky transformative stuff and then she’s Adalind all of a sudden. She looks at her now-blonde hair and says that’s weird. Trubel and the others leave with a stare. Nick says this is surreal. Juliette tells him at least it’s her this time. They go upstairs to get their groove on.
She clicks off the light and Nick says that will help. He says he should close his eyes but she says they’re not doing it this way. She says this is his one chance to have an affair with his blessing so he may as well enjoy it. She says she’s going to have at it and kisses him then pushes him down on the bed. Monroe says it’s creepy and Trubel says she’ll be glad to have his powers back.
They asks if Trubel wants to stay tonight. Rosalee and Monroe each chug a beer and he says he has to stop thinking about this convoluted menage a trois. Nick and Juliette are having a good time and she asks if he feels any different once they’re done. He says not really and she asks how it was. He asks if she’s really asking that. He says if he says it was good or bad, she won’t like it, so it’s a no win.
Juliette tells him it was good for both of them and she gets up and goes to look in the mirror. She tells her reflection she really hates her. Nick goes to get a drink and then Juliette cries out in pain. She collapses in agony on the bathroom floor. Nick goes to check on her and wants to call 911 but she tells him no and that she’s okay now. He tells her to lie down but she doesn’t want to.
The pain starts again and she’s gasping on the bed. She changes back to her own form and tells him it really hurt. He tells her she’s back and she smiles. She says Adalind is such a bitch. Renard sits with his mom and she tells him how working the potion took a lot out of her. She says it takes more and more to keep herself looking good. She says she can feel the power in the hat and says it may be an original.
She asks how he thinks Adalind got it and he says from her mother. She asks where her mother got it and he doesn’t know. She tells him to hang on to it but to treat it with respect. She tells him she’s going to leave for a while and he’s upset. He tells her he’ll miss her and she tells him what she did for him can only be done once so he needs to be careful.
Elizabeth tells him she wants her granddaughter and he says he believes Nick doesn’t know where she is but promises to be ready when they find out where she is. Nick says he needs to go figure out if he got his powers back. There’s a knock at the door and he sees Trubel there. She says she didn’t want to come in if they were still doing their thing.
He says they’re done and she calls out to Monroe and Rosalee who were lurking. Monroe asks if it worked and Nick says no but Monroe tells him he didn’t do it yet. Nick says it didn’t work and they wonder if it will take time. Hank calls and Nick confirms nothing yet. He tells Juliette he has to go to work and heads out. Trubel hugs Juliette and tells her she’s happy she’s her.
They go to the wreck site and meet Wu. They are hauling Suleka out to an ambulance and Wu says her husband Dix is missing. She told them something dragged her husband away. The EMTs tell them she wants to say something before they sedate her. Hank asks what happened. She says they tried to take her and says they were terrible and said they had to take another because they couldn’t get her.
Wu says country secured the scene. Hank checks the car and says the tire is shredded. He found a nail studded board. Deputy Sheriff Farris is there and Wu introduces her to the guys. Nick says he saw a case like this five years ago about 15 miles away with the same MO. Wu says he remembers it and says the bodies were never found.
Nick says they need to get the tire off. Trubel sees a car out front and is bothered. She goes down and knocks on the window. She asks if the guy is watching her and he denies it. She tells him to call his boss Chavez and tell her he can’t follow her. She puts a knife in two of his tires then takes off on her bike. He freaks out and he looks pretty tigery.
[10:04:43 PM] Rachel Rowan: At the PD, the guys look at the old case evidence and look at the same nailed wood. Hank says there was a survivor and Nick says it was the woman’s 13 year old sister who told her monsters took them. A guy is dragged in and Nick sees him freak out. He’s not sure if he saw something or not. Nick shows them something from the old case – it’s a weird metal figure with a long tongue.
They wonder if there was one at the other crime scene. Trubel watches the guy who was surveilling her and then goes to answer the door. It’s Josh. She yanks him inside and locks the door. He tells her he didn’t do anything and she says she knows and he needs to stay down. She asks why he’s there and he says he had no place else to go.
Wu, Hank and Nick are at the crime scene with metal detectors. Nick finds something and digs it up. He turns up another beer can. Hank finds something and says maybe it’s a six pack. He digs and urns up the same figure. Sheriff Farris shows up then and they show her the metal thingy. Nick tells her he found one six years ago.
Farris says she looked back on other cases and found another that looked like missing campers. She says she can take them to that scene. They go with the metal detectors and get a signal. She says she didn’t find anything but Nick hears a noise and tells her to keep digging. Does he have his mojo back? Wu asks if they know any artists/welders and Farris says she’ll look into it.
Nick and Hank go look over the Grimm journals and find it’s a phansigar from India with a face like a Komodo Dragon. The journal says they sacrifice young couples by burying them alive and do it every three years. Nick says Rudyard Kipling wrote it – turns out he was a Grimm. They go tell Renard what they found and what type of Wesen it is.
There’s a knock and Wu comes in – he says it’s all auto parts that made the figures. He says the junkyard was bought about the same time the disappearances started. We see two guys at the scrap yard hauling Dix out of the car. They throw him in a pit and then woge out. He’s terrified seeing their long tongues and reptilian faces.
Chavez’s guys car is towed. Josh eats ravenously and tells Trubel he hasn’t had food since yesterday. He tells her about the men in his dad’s house. She asks if it was because his dad was a Grimm and she says probably hundjagers. He says he thinks so and says Nick is the only one that can help him. She tells him Nick lost his Grimm powers. He’s scared.
Hank and Nick come to the shop and tell Monroe about the phansigars. They ask Monroe to come along and he says he can’t leave Rosalee. She tells him his powers could still work but he says they’re taking too long. Juliette shows up with her gun and then Trubel is there too. Rosalee tells Monroe he’s good to go – she’ll be in good hands.
Farris shows up to the scrap yard and says she’s looking for someone that buys scrap metal. He says he doesn’t remember and she asks him to check. Nick calls Farris and she says they are at the yard now. Hank tells her to be careful and says they are on the way. One of the phansigars whips his tongue around her neck and the dad is upset because she’s a cop.
They tell him they’ll chop the car and no one will know. They agree they need to make the sacrifice ASAP. The dad starts the ritual to sacrifice Dix and Farris to Kali. He completes his chant and says to bring her. Hank, Monroe and Nick get there and find the gates locked. Nick snaps the lock off quickly and they head inside. They stay close and creep closer.
Farris is dragged forward and he’s chanting again. The guys hear them chanting. Nick starts to get a headache and says he can hear something. They toss her into the pit and Nick says they have to get their now. The three phansigar are together at the head of the pit as the guys creep closer. Monroe say they are not woged. Hank wants to take them down now.
Nick has a little fit with his head and hits a car. The phansigar hear them and come looking. Dix starts to scream. Hank tells Monroe to stay with Nick and goes to the pit. He jumps down into the put to help them then calls out to Monroe and says he need his help. Monroe tells Nick he’ll be right back. Nick looks like his head is about to explode. Monroe creeps closer and asks if he’s okay.
Monroe is shoved in the pit by a phansigar and calls out for Hank. The man tells Hank he defiled their sacred ground and must be sacrificed. Hank shoots at him. The boys grab Nick up and Monroe screams for Hank who screams for Nick. They tell their dad that this one is sick or something. He woges out and Nick sees it. He smiles and says – you’re done. The guy wraps his tongue around his neck.
Nick rips his tongue off and the others are shocked that there’s a Grimm there. He fights them while Monroe and Hank continue to yell for help. One comes over to the put and Monroe is scared but then he keels over dead and into the pit. Looks like Nick has them handled and Monroe says it was a phansigar. Nick says he knows and says he’s back. Monroe is thrilled.
Hank says Farris will be okay as long as she doesn’t remember any of this. He tells Hank he’s back too. He helps them out. They tell Renard they found six graves and the giant idol in their own image. Nick tells his boss he got his Grimm back and Renard says it’s good. The guys get back to the shop and Monroe says it was good. Nick tells Juliette that he has his mojo back. They hug.
He says the peace and quiet they never had is over. She says it’s too bad Adalind can’t be there to celebrate the bad news (for her). Trubel walks away and Nick goes over to her and asks if she’s okay. She tells him she’s good and she hugs him in relief. She says there’s another problem. They go home and find Josh. He has a blade in his hand but says he has no clue how to use it.