Grimm Season 2 DVD review

Grimm Season 2 hits its stride with more monsters, more development and more drama

Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) returns for a second series of creature catching and crime solving, aided by his weird and wonderful Wesen sidekick Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and police department partner Hank (Russell Hornsby).

The season opens with Nick’s beloved Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) still in a coma thanks to vengeful former Hexenbiest Analind Schade (Claire Coffee), who is out for revenge and goes to extreme lengths to regain her dignity and her powers.

Nick, still reeling from the discovery that his mother did not die in a car crash, as he has believed all his life, allows her to hang around for three episodes and a brief murder spree before bidding her a tearful farewell. Odds on she’ll pop up in Grimm Season 3!

Nick has a much stronger belief in his Grimm status this time round; he has unintentionally recruited some new followers and finds himself with a bizarre but brilliant posse, all wanting to help protect Portland from the threat of Wesen gone bad. Even Hank, who despite questioning his own sanity has joined the inner circle, and is relieved to learn that the spate of unnatural situations that they have been investigating can be explained.

Monroe remains a wealth of knowledge and hilarious anecdotes as he navigates Nick around each creature he encounters. This time though, Monroe has the added distraction of Rosalee (Bree Turner), whose spice shop becomes the unofficial headquarters and unwelcome sanctuary for confused and desperate Wesen.

There are a number of storylines that continue throughout the season, most notably the gloriously bewildered Juliette, who has an epic journey of discovery and unexplained infatuation to deal with. Nick’s scheming boss Renard (Sasha Roiz) continues to manipulate to suit his own ends, yet there is a tasty little treat in store as juicy revelations about his character are sandwiched between the action and his loyalties are truly tested.

For those yet to discover the joy of Grimm, what are you waiting for?