“When something itches, my dear sir,
the natural tendency is to scratch.”
In Grimm 6×05, Adalind made an eerie discovery while rescuing Eve. Meanwhile, Renard tried to figure out whether he was losing his mind for good.
Read on for our recap of Grimm 6×05, “The Seven Year Itch.”
During the previous episode, Eve had an unpleasant incident with Nick’s stick, which led her to bruise her hand. Said bruise has taken the shape of one of the symbols she saw on the face of the wesen who trapped her in the death grip. In Grimm 6×05, she wakes up still in the tunnels under Nick’s loft, and notices she has carved symbols on the tunnel’s walls.
Meanwhile, Nick has nightmares that bring him back to when he was shot by the Black Claw’s acolytes. Unable to go back to sleep, he approaches the tunnels’ entrance, but he’s interrupted by Adalind. He tells her he thought he heard something coming from down under, and they decide to go back to sleep.
The next day, we meet Monroe and Rosalee facing their first ultrasound. The doctor tells them she can hear one strong heartbeat. And then, another one. And another! Diana’s prediction from the last episode was right…
Nick and Hank discuss the stick over breakfast. Nick still feels the desire to bring it with him at all times, and wants to know more about its origin and what is written on the accompanying cloth. Hank thinks it’s better to be cautious dealing with it. Maybe there was a reason why it was buried – maybe they weren’t supposed to bring it back to the light.
As Grimm 6×05 continues, Nick and Hank’s discussion is interrupted by a phone call from Wu. There’s a new case to investigate: A naked man was found dead in a local park. Wu runs his prints and finds out he was arrested for disorderly conduct the previous year. Near the victim’s body, they also find a skeleton. Some dirt on the ground shows traces that lead from the skeleton to our victim, and Nick and Hank don’t think that’s a coincidence.
Wu informs them that the victim’s credit card was used that same morning in a diner, and Nick and Hank get a description of the man who used it.
Later that day, Adalind is at home with Diana, who tells her she heard her dad repeatedly calling Meisner’s name during the previous night. She asks if her mom knew Meisner, and Adalind replies that she did, but unfortunately he’s dead, killed by some bad men. Diana asks if her dad was among those men. Her mom evades giving her an answer, so Diana tells her that she actually remembers Meisner – and informs her that Eve is in the tunnels, feeling unwell.
Adalind manages to bring Eve up from the tunnels into the loft, and while Eve is resting, Diana goes down in the tunnels, immediately followed by her mom. Together, they find the symbols Eve had carved all over the walls.
Hank and Nick meet Monroe and Rosalee at the spice shop, where they learn that three babies are on their way. They waste little time on the niceties, though, because there is a wesen to hunt. An Atakos Fuse, to be precise – a party animal. It’s immortal, and it resurrects from the earth for one day every seven years. During that day, it has to find something to take underground and feed on.
In the meantime, Eve explains to Adalind that she tried to leave the tunnels many times, but it seemed as if her body didn’t want to obey. When they are alone together, Adalind tells Eve she’s sorry what she’s done to her. When Nick arrives and sees the symbols on the tunnel’s walls, Eve tells him she thinks they are connected to the stick that saved both their lives.
Back to the case of the week in Grimm 6×05. Nick, Hank, and Wu manage to track down the Atakos Fuse, which has knocked another victim unconscious. Our three friends fight with the wesen as best that they can, but it seems this time, their enemy is too strong. Luckily, the victim regains consciousness and proceeds to decapitate the Atakos Fuse, saving our friends and closing the case!
Not so far from the “crime scene,” Renard is paying a visit to an expert who can tell him if he’s really being haunted by the ghost of Meisner, or if it’s all in his head. There’s a machine in the expert’s shop, called a spirit vacuum, that will pull out whatever spirit is attached to him. The expert asks Renard what he brought for him as a pledge, and Renard offers a ring he always wears that belonged to his father, as well as his wedding ring.
Thanks to the machine, we find out there is indeed a spirit inside of Renard, but something goes wrong. The spirit replaces the body of the expert while Renard is still trapped inside. Then, the machine explodes.
Shortly afterward, Renard wakes up. He’s still in the shop, but it’s empty and there’s a sign outside of it saying “For lease.” Did he dream everything that happened? His rings are still missing, though…
What’s more, someone else is inside the shop with him. It’s Meisner, who tells him, “The mind is a terrible thing to lose.”
Is Renard really losing his mind?
What did you think of Grimm 6×05, “The Seven Year Itch”?