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'Grimm' 3x15 'Once We Were Gods': Protecting the dead

Monroe: "Sorry, I’m not really up on my hieroglyphs."
Monroe: "Sorry, I’m not really up on my hieroglyphs."
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“You shall not become corrupt, you shall not become putrid, you shall not become worms.”

Nick: "Kind of strange shape for a mummy, isn’t it?"
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“Once We Were Gods” is tonight’s episode of “Grimm.” Reminder: this article has spoilers, so read at your own risk. To review the last case file, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. “Grimm” airs Friday nights at 8 on NBC.

A mummy has been uncovered, and it does not look human. Guess what that mean? A Wesen mummy! The Wesen world has collided with the academic world, which is not all too surprising. This plus the involvement radical Wesen group whose goal is to protect Wesen culture causes the council to send Alexander back in. It is always great when the writers bring more of the Wesen world into an episode. This case does not really have any twists. The killer is identified early on, and the most exciting thing about the case is that Alexander shows up, but it really is not all that exciting. Did you enjoy the case?

A surprising side effect of this case, is that we learn a bit more about Wesen culture. As the episode title says, once Wesen were gods. They were worshipped, and the fact that a fully wogued Wesen mummy may be displayed horrifies them. It is interesting that the issue is not that Wesen will be exposed. Sure, it is a concern, but that is not the main reason why Rosalee and Monroe are upset about this mummy. It would have been better to hear Rosalee and Monroe talk more about why this offends them, or maybe Alexander could elaborate or another Wesen, like Bud. This is a very interesting aspect of the case. Did you find this interesting?

Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. Viktor is onto Sebastien, and tortures him for information on Adalind’s whereabouts. It is unclear if Viktor is aware that Sebastien mainly works for Renard, or if Sebastien managed to only give up where he dropped off Adalind. It could be entertaining to see a more outward and direct conflict between Renard and Viktor. Their fighting has been more convert so far. Wu is still in the mental institution. He receives some visitors during his stay. His visit with Juliette is the most entertaining, mainly because they don’t spend hardly any time together. Thankfully, he is out, and seeing how he reacts back in the field has promise. What did you think of the episode?

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