Episode 2.21 : The Waking Dead

  • Grimm
    • Episode Premiere : May 14, 2013
    • Distributor : NBC
    • Genre : Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
    • Seasons : 2
    • Show Period : 2011 - 2017
    • Production Company: Hazy Mills Productions, Universal Media Studios
    • Official Site :

Cast and Crew

  • Director Steven DePaul
  • Screenwriter Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt
  • Main Cast
    • David Giuntoli as Turner,
    • Russell Hornsby as Guy,
    • Reggie Lee,
    • Silas Weir Mitchell,
    • Sasha Roiz,
    • Bitsie Tulloch,
    • Bree Turner,
    • Claire Coffee,
    • Kate Burton,
    • Madeline Brewer,
    • Chris McKenna,
    • Sasha Roiz

  • Additional Cast

The Story

In Austria, at the Renard Castle, Eric Renard caresses Adalind and laments about how he didn't sleep with her while she still had her powers. Before things escalate, Eric leaves to answer the phone, and Adalind overhears him speak to his father, the King, hints of nefarious plans on the horizon. In Portland, Juliette apologizes to Nick for treating him weirdly the past couple of months. She's remembering their relationship now and wants Nick to know she loves him. The two share a passionate kiss as their romance is back on.

At a house in Portland, Sgt. Wu and his partner rush to answer a domestic violence report. Inside, a Coyotl is trashing the house. When he hears the sirens, the Wesen demorphs and runs for cover. When the officers enter, they find a woman dead on the ground, and upon further inspection, are attacked by the deranged man inside. Wu's partner shoots the man dead, but something seems amiss as Sgt. Wu examines the body - green ooze leaks out of its nose, and its eyes are a bloodshot red.

Stefania pays Adalind a visit, letting her know she's found a way to transfer Adalind's powers back to her once she gives birth to her baby. Stefania doesn't go into detail, but does present a contract written in Vlax Romani. Despite not being able to read it, Adalind is forced to sign the contract by pressing her hand against the magic parchment. Later, Frau Pech finds Adalind and tells her to be careful. Regaining powers is harder than it seems, and if it becomes known that Adalind has a royal baby inside of her, she might be better off dead than alive...

In Portland, there's no identification on either body at the crime scene, and the female victim has no scratches on her either, which confused the police all the more; outside, an older man in a top hat sings a Creole song to himself by the Do Not Cross line. Back at the precinct, Hank IDs both bodies, but finds something eerie on the male. It seems a death certificate was already booked three days before his crime. Nick and Hank set out to confirm that's just a clerical error...

Juliette comes to Monroe for one more favor - her memory has almost fully reformed, but she can't completely piece together the events of the night she went into a coma. Nick brought her over to Monroe's to show her something... but she can't remember what it was. Can he show her now? Suddenly, Monroe's repairman Bud appears and subsequently freaks out when Monroe tells him Juliette's come to see the woge. Bud tries to change the subject, but Juliette is determined. If Monroe really is going to show her the woge, he ought to do it where Juliette can receive immediate medical help. Monroe decides they'll show her at the Spice Shop, with Rosalee present... and Bud's coming along too.

At forensics, Harper agrees there had to be some sort of clerical error with the dual death certificates; and either way, he's dead now. Nick knows there's one definitive way to find out... he takes a picture of the corpse and sets off for the hospital where the first certificate was signed. At the hospital, the doctor attending to the dead man confirms he died three days before and assumes he's still in the morgue. As Nick and Hank leave, Nick notices the man in the top hat from the crime scene. But as he rushes to find him, Nick turns a corner and the man's disappeared...

At the Spice Shop, Bud makes one last ditch effort to enlist Rosalee in convincing Monroe not to show Juliette the woge. But Rosalee agrees it's time for Juliette to know everything. Rosalee decides to go first, asking Juliette if she's ever heard of a Fuchsbau as she morphs. Shocked, Juliette walks out of the Spice Shop, only to return moments later in disbelief but still willing to go along with it. As Bud morphs, Juliette begins to come around to the idea. When Monroe finally reveals he's a Blutbad, his rough exterior is a little harder to get used to, but eventually Juliette does. As she takes everything in, Juliette asks for a drink.

In the morgue, the corpse turns out to be missing. Back at forensics, Harper prepares to make her first incision on the deceased female from the crime scene, when the body reanimates and sits up, eyes bloodshot! Harper falls to the floor in terror. When the woman is placed in the ICU, the man in the top hat pays her a visit and welcomes her back. Later, Nick and Hank find out about the reanimated corpse and rush to see her in the hospital, but she's gone. In the security room, they find the man in the top hat rolling the woman out of the hospital.

In Vienna, Adalind calls Stefania to tell her of Frau Pech's presence; Frau Pech said she was worth more alive than dead and said not to trust Stefania. Stefania tells Adalind not to worry, she'll speak with Frau Pech and they'll work something out. But after she hangs up the phone, Stefania throws a fit... Frau Pech is compromising her plans! Elsewhere, Frau Pech blackmails a castle spy by informing him of the royal baby being shopped on the open market. She orders him to figure out how much the Royal family is willing to pay for Adalind's baby, before Frau Pech disappears into the night. The spy calls Renard first, informing him of Frau Pech's proposal. Renard wonders if he should intercept the child before his brother can...

Sgt. Wu calls with a preliminary toxicology report on the victims. They found a powerful hallucinogen in her body called Datura, which has a Lazarus effect on its users, making them seem dead for hours before they awaken sometime later. If ingested in large doses its user can become violent. Hank puts out an APB on the woman as Nick begins to search for the man in the top hat. On the side of the road, Baron Samedi, the man in the top hat, morphs into a Cracher-Mortel (a puffer fish Wesen) and attacks an unsuspecting tow truck driver with a green, gooey spit.

In the trailer, Nick discovers the Wesen creature Cracher-Mortel makes zombies, in a way. Apparently, if he refuses to dig a grave for the newly deceased, he keeps their souls. On a Portland bus, Baron Samedi boards innocently and then proceeds to blow his lethal saliva all over the bus. Later, Baron leads his legion of "zombies" into a shipyard cargo container, telling them to rest... their Mardi Gras is coming...

Eric Renard lands his private jet in Portland and calls his brother. He has family business to discuss. Captain Renard agrees to meet with him the following day over dinner. Renard quickly calls his castle spy, who is unaware of Eric's presence in America. The spy does say Eric wouldn't have traveled without the family's blessing, and both men worry the Royals might be planning a major move. The castle spy searches Eric's study and finds three perplexing files in his desk - full of men's passports and their accompanying death certificates. What is Eric up to?

Monroe and Rosalee tell Nick and Hank about their experience woging for Juliette earlier. Despite her hesitations, Monroe tells Nick that Juliette took it surprisingly well. Nick is confused... but on the bright side, he won't have to lie anymore. He's reached the point of no return: either Juliette will accept him for who he is, or she won't. That night, Nick goes to Juliette's with flowers, as he's really nervous. Nick wonders if Juliette's okay.

Eric is looking out the window of his hotel room, wondering how Portland got its name. It's certainly no Vienna. Suddenly, there's a knock at the door, and Eric's guards let Baron Samedi in. Eric gives Baron a big hug, so happy to see him. As the two laugh, it's clear their nefarious plans for Portland are far more intricate than either Captain or Nick know...

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