Grimm Series Finale “The End” Review
Hard to believe that we are here where it all ends for Grimm. “Zerstorer Shrugged” was exactly how it sounded when this big bad entered the human world to make his presence felt. No one is safe right now and that is the feeling we should have in mind when going into this series finale. There has not been a foe like this before and it will take something extraordinary to bring it to its knees. That is what we look for here when ordinary means are off the table.
I really hate what happened to Hank and Wu, but sometimes you have to make that statement that this is it. No redo and no cop-outs. Eve losing her ability to turn into a Hexanbeist might have taken her out of the fight to some extent, but it may have also been the right cost at a time like this. As I’ve mentioned, she was the most direct and confrontational about seeing this through to the end. The others brought about too much hesitation. With every loss and revelation about the grand scheme, now everyone is in a position where there is no affording the risk of second guessing what has to be done. The emotion from all of them in that moment of taking in the loss of Hank and Wu was monumental. I felt what they felt because it takes a lot of balls to kill off characters who we have been through since the very start. For six seasons this group have all grown together and you can’t simply lose one, let alone two without feeling some sort of way about the person or thing responsible.
This rare potion that Monroe, Rosalee and Eve stumble upon that may help the fight was exactly the kind of thing I was hoping for them to run into. Just a bit hard to believe it took them this long to ever remember something like that, but better now than never I always say. This may not be what you think of in terms of extraordinary means, but getting to that climax of the episode this was a step in the right direction when they are all trying to find something that will hit the Zerstorer hard.
The suspense above all for this series finale was painstaking. Everything just kept building up to this last resort against the Zerstorer, and yet nothing was assured. When that final confrontation came, it was enough to bring a guy down. I couldn’t imagine how other viewers would handle that all these things could happen trying to take down a Wesen like this. If there was any enemy for us to end this with, I’m glad it was the Zerstorer. This thing is as terrifying as they come, obviously this is a creature that can give life though chooses to take them instead. It took everything in just a matter of an episode and that couldn’t or would happen against anyone else.
I was thoroughly satisfied for the fact that all I wanted was one villain like this that went above and beyond simply using brute force to fight back. The Zerstorer pull out more tricks than we deserved to bring the pain and then some.
What decision Nick was forced to make at the end really spoke to everything he has been through these six seasons. This right here was what it really means to be a Grimm and make the hard call. When I read that Nick would have to look to his ancestors for strength, that was when I knew that this was the moment we genuinely tap into what makes a Grimm fearsome. It is too bad this was the first time an attempt like this was ever made in the series, yet that at the same time made this one moment all the more memorable. Now how this all concluded did mess with my head just a bit just because of the execution. Just a tad bit rushed at the very end to wrap things up. Given hoe events unfolded up to the very end, you could say that we might be slightly cheated, though deep down I think we all might be happy that the worst wasn’t exactly the note we were left on. It depends on the viewer as some things which happen you don’t want the story to go back on. Nonetheless, heartwarming and hopeful are the feelings they leave us with and that might be the best thank you to fans that you could ask for.
With the Grimm series finale “The End”, we will definitely miss the craziness of bringing these wild stories to the screen and breathing life into each and every character and Wesen. One could only hope that they had plans for something more to spin from this, but only time would tell if someone were to ever be bold enough for that to happen. Till then this was a great ride from start to finish.