“Sleep is good, death is better;
but of course, the best thing
would be to have never been born at all.”
While Nick and Hank were busy trying to catch a nightmare in Grimm 6×06, Eve and Rosalee unveiled the secret behind the stick’s mysterious symbols.
Read on for our recap of Grimm 6×06, “Breakfast in Bed.”
After discovering the symbols Eve carved on the tunnel walls during last week’s episode, Nick seeks the help of Monroe and Rosalee to try to understand what they mean. Monroe manages to decipher one of them: It stands for a constellation of seven stars. Seven, like the seven Grimm crusaders who had buried and hidden the stick. Seven, like the seven keys that led our friends to the discovery of the stick…
Back at the precinct, Nick informs Hank about the discovery. Then they are called in by Wu, who informs them that there is a new case to investigate involving the death of a volunteer at a nearby shelter. He tried to help a man who was in distress, screaming that someone was trying to kill him, but ultimately it was the good Samaritan who was killed. They manage to track down the suspect at a nearby hotel, and the hotel’s manager is able to give them a name: Dan Wells. The manager says he saw Dan come inside the hotel screaming and running upstairs to his room.
When Nick and Hank finally manage to arrest Dan, he screams that something is coming. They immediately think some kind of wesen might be involved. Before leaving the hotel, Nick notices an old man in the corridor wiht a wheelchair and an oxygen tank. According to the manager, his name is Charles Lynk, he’s been living at the hotel for a long time, and no one’s ever heard him speak.
At the precinct, Captain Renard is still on the edge after the events of last week’s episode. A man called Baledin visits and says that after Bonaparte’s death and defeat against the Grimm, he is there to clean up Renard’s mistakes. Renard says the Grimm is being protected by something very powerful, and he also tells Baledin that he’s done taking orders and he’s done with Black Claw.
As Grimm 6×06 continues, Monroe, Rosalee and Eve are still looking into the symbols Eve carved in the tunnels. They figure if one symbol represents a constellation, the others could too. Monroe agrees with the theory, which would also imply that Eve carved a map of the universe that could represent some kind of calendar.
Meanwhile, at the precinct, Nick and Hank interrogate Dan. He says he is afraid of sleeping because that’s when it gets him. He can’t move, but he can see it: It’s big, with a huge mouth.
Nick and Hank ask for Monroe and Rosalee’s help to track down the wesen. They think it could be an Alpe, a wesen that causes sleep paralysis and insomnia. With its big mouth, it gets inside the victim’s head and feeds on melatonin. Basically the Alpe feeds on the victim’s sleep.
The Alpe could be anyone staying at the hotel where Dan was living. After a little research, Hank finds out that several incidents and deaths happened at the hotel during the past years. They think of Charles Lynk. Could he be the Alpe?
Meanwhile, Renard has another encounter with Meisner. This time, Meisner is not there to haunt him, but to warn him that there are two men waiting for him by his car. Meisner helps Renard by killing them. When the Captain asks Meisner why he helped him, and his new ghost friend replies that Renard has finally decided to choose the right side. Meisner then disappears. Is he gone for good?
Nick, Hank, and Wu must deal with a new victim at the hotel where Dan was living as Grimm 6×06 continues. A woman tripped and fell down the hotel’s stairs. Checking her room, Nick notices Charles Lynk in his wheelchair again. Nick thinks the only way to stop the Alpe is by catching it in the act, so he convinces Monroe to spend a night at the hotel and play as a bait.
Our friends manage to unmask the Alpe – Beverly Garwood, who inherited the hotel from her grandfather. She lives in a secret part of the hotel, and she managed to get inside the rooms of the victims via tunnels that connect the different parts of the building. Since she technically didn’t kill anyone, Nick manages to convince her to sell the hotel and leave Portland immediately. If she doesn’t, she will have to deal not with the police agent, but with the Grimm. Beverly seems to accept Nick’s suggestion, but suddenly tries to attack him, then she hits her head and dies.
The last thing we see at the hotel is old Charles Lynk in his wheelchair, turning into a horrible wesen. Possibly the creepiest thing ever on Grimm!
At the spice shop, Eve and Rosalee are still working on the cloth. Taking into account what they found out about the constellation and using a program on Rosalee’s computer, they try to match the drawing on the cloth with our planet’s position. Rosalee then proceeds to match it with today’s date and work backward. Suddenly, the drawing and the planets’ position match. The date is not in the past, though, it’s in the future: March 24. The symbols are a calendar, after all, pointing to something that hasn’t happened yet!
What did you think of Grimm 6×06, “Breakfast in Bed”?