“After three days and nights,
whoever tries and does not succeed
shall be put to death.”
Nick and Adalind are still trying to adjust to their new life when their worries about Trubel’s safety prove well-founded.
Read on for our recap of Grimm 5×04, “Maiden Quest.”
Adalind and Nick are working hard to be good parents for Kelly, and to make things work in their new house. Adalind tells Nick that she ran into an old colleague (Adalind used to work as a lawyer) who told her that there could be a job waiting for her.
The case of the week in Grimm 1×04 involves the death of a bodyguard, the assault of the man he was protecting, the owner of a bar called Frankie Adkins, and another man called Isaac Proctor, son of a criminal defense attorney. Wu, Hank, and Nick find a sword next to his body. Adkins says he was assaulted by Proctor, but then Proctor was attacked by another person wearing, according to Adkins, a “weird-looking animal outfit.”
Hank and Nick learn from Captain Renard that Isaac was wesen, because his mother is one too. Together, they talk to her, and she remembers that the same day of his death he had been invited to Daniel Troyer’s house. Troyer is wesen too, the same kind of Isaac and his mother, and has a record of connections to a few crime families on the East Coast.
When questioned by Nick and Hank, Troyer admits he’s known Isaac since he was a kid, he used to play with his daughter Emily. They tell Nick and Hank that Isaac had dinner with them the previous night, just the three of them.
Wu calls Nick saying that a golden feather was found inside Isaac’s jacket.
That same night, Adkins is attacked again by one of his bodyguards, but once gain he was saved by the guy with the “weird-looking animal outfit.”
The fake bodyguard’s name is Eli Kemper, son of a union boss who might once again be connected to Troyer. Hank finds a golden feather on Eli’s body.
More confused than before, Hank and Nick talk to Rosalee and Monroe who, given the wesen’s nature of the victims, think that they might be dealing with a “Maagd Zoektocht,” an ancient tradition of the Weten Ogen wesen. It is like a maiden quest. Three Weten Ogen bachelors are sent out to complete the quest to prove themselves worthy for the hand of the fair maiden and her dowry. Isaac and Eli were opponents, the quest was killing Adkins, and the maiden could be Emily, Troyer’s daughter. So Nick and Hank have still to find the third wesen. They arrest a man coming out from Troyer’s mansion. On him, they find the third golden feather. He admits he was part of the quest but denies any kind of involvement with Isaac and Eli’s deaths.
In the meantime, Isaac’s mother goes to warn Adkins that Troyer wants him dead.
Adkins confronts Troyer. He shoots him, but his daughter attacks Adkins before he can kill her father. Adkins sees them both of them as wesen. Emily tells Nick she didn’t want to have any part in the “Maagd Zoektocht.” At that point, her father reveals that the quest was a test for her, to see if she was ready to take over. It was Emily who killed Isaac and Eli to save Adkins’ life.
Rosalee receives a letter from an old friend she used to know before she arrived in Portland. In the letter, her friend tells her that someone named Carlos is dead. Rosalee explains to Monroe that it’s a person from a time in her life she wants to forget.
The case closed, Nick goes back to Adalind and his son. Suddenly, they hear noise coming from outside. Nick goes out to see if anybody is around their house and he finds Trubel in bad shape, as if she was beaten up.