“Under such conditions, whatever is evil in men’s natures comes to the front”.
This week’s new episode of Grimm, “The Show Must Go On”, takes us to a Carnival.
The Carnival in question is named Metamorphosia…
As we understand since the very beginning of the episode, this is not a normal carnival.
We meet Max, the wolfman, who’s actually a wesen. He looks injured after the show’s over, but two girls invite him out for a drink and he accepts.
Meanwhile, Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) share their wedding’s plans with Nick (David Giuntoli) and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch).
Monroe asks Nick to be his best man, and Nick accepts. Juliette will be Rosalee’s maid of honor.
The two girls who invited Max out want to know how he manages to turn into a wolfman. And, unfortunately for them, they’re about to find that out…
Nick has a nightmare about being at Monroe’s wedding, and he’s afraid of attending a wesen wedding, being a Grimm himself.
In the Swiss Alps, Prince Viktor and his men are still looking for Adalind and her baby.
Wu is back to work, and he investigates with Nick and Hank the death of the two girls who invited Max out.
Nick and Hank find the tickets of the Carnival on the two girls, so they start their investigation from there.
They attend the show of the Carnival’s owner, Mr. Hedig.
They immediately realize that they are in front of a wesen Carnival.
They question Mr. Hedig and the other Carnival’s members about the two girls, and Nick immediately notices that Max has a reaction when Hank shows him their photos.
Max talks later with his girlfriend, Genny, and admits he had a drink with those girls, but he doesn’t remember what happened right after.
Adalind manages to escape Prince Viktor, and his men are killed by Sebastian, who dies though, shot by Prince Viktor.
Nick and Hank talk to Rosalee and Monroe about the wesen Carnival. They learn from Monroe that if wesen are forced to show their “true face” over and over again, their wesen side can take over.
Rosalee and Monroe decide to visit the Carnival without telling Nick.
Unexpectedly, Rosalee gets auditioned for Mr. Hedig’s show, to replace Genny, and she is hired.
Captain Renard, in the meantime, learns that the Resistance has found someone who will transport Adalind and her baby away from Zurich.
Back at the Carnival, Rosalee talks with Genny. She tells Rosalee about Max, and about the fact that he can’t quite control his wesen side anymore.
Meanwhile, Nick and Hank find out that in the last 10 years, there were three more unsolved homicides in the areas that had host the Carnival. But no one from Carnival has been working there for so long, except Mr.Hedig.
They head over to the Carnival.
Monroe calls Nick to tell him what happened with Rosalee, and to tell him that it is Max the one who’s losing control.
Just as Mr.Hedig’s show has started, Max can’t control his wesen side anymore, he attacks Mr. Hedig, and he’s about to attack Rosalee too, but Monroe is there and starts a fight with
Hedig runs away but he’s stopped by the other members of the Carnival, who know he’s the killer of those girls, and they kill him.
Rosalee and Monroe help Genny, Max and the other members to leave the Carnival world for good.