|"Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"|
|Air date:||May 21, 2013|
|Written by:||Jim Kouf & David Greenwalt|
|Directed by:||Norberto Barba|
|Co-stars:|| Mary McDonald-Lewis as Frau Pech|
Jenny McShane as Lilly O'Hara
Timothy Whitcomb as Al • Luke King as Lucas
Michael Agostini as Carter
Kamyar Jahan as Miguel
Jean-Luc Boucherot as Yanko
|Objects:|| Nick's Key|
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"The Ungrateful Dead"
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Eric Renard and Baron Samedi are inside the former's hotel room. After discussing matters of what they have planned, Eric asks the Baron to demonstrate his Cracher-Mortel abilities. The Baron obliges, and Eric calls in Lucas, one of his bodyguards. Upon entering and being asked by Eric how long he has been in service, Lucas replies that he's worked for Renard for seven years. Eric asks him, "Long enough, don't you think?" The question confuses Lucas, and Baron Samedi walks up to him, woges, and spits his green toxin on Lucas' face. As Lucas falls to the floor afterward, Eric is impressed with the effects of the Cracher-Mortel spit. He asks the Baron if he is in pain, to which he replies, "Excruciating." Eric then exclaims, "Let the games begin."
Back at Nick and Juliette's home, Nick and Juliette both acknowledge they are a little bit nervous and start to talk about Juliette's new understanding of who Nick is. Juliette tells Nick that she understands why he couldn't tell her everything, and Nick says that he wanted to tell her but didn't know how. Nick expresses his concern that she would see a world that even he didn't fully understand and that he is now afraid to push her into something she is not fully prepared for. Juliette replies that Nick wasn't ready yet either when he found out about Wesen and him being a Grimm, and she reassures him that she is relieved to know she's okay and hasn't lost her mind, even if the world is far more complicated than she thought. They both say that they still love each other, and as Nick starts telling Juliette what he was going through when she was in a coma, Juliette cuts him off, and they start kissing.
Baron Samedi takes part in a voodoo style ritual that sends some of his zombie soldiers into a frenzy. Still chanting, the Baron walks away towards the main part of Portland with the zombies following close behind him.
Monroe and Rosalee are having dinner together at Monroe's home. They finish eating and start talking about how Nick is with Juliette and may not come home, which leads to Monroe and Rosalee making out. Rosalee woges into her Fuchsbau form. Monroe looks at her in awe and tells Rosalee, "Oh, you are so hot," before resuming the make out session.
Renard's Confidant calls Captain Renard to inform him about what he found in Eric's desk. The confidant sends pictures of the blank passports and death certificates that he found while searching the desk. ("The Waking Dead")
In Vienna, Adalind is given some food and drink on a tray. After conversing with the waiter in German, Adalind proceeds to start eating while the waiter leaves. However, outside Adalind's hotel room, the waiter reports to Frau Pech, who is waiting outside. The Hexenbiest asks if the deed has been done, and the waiter tells her yes. Satisfied, Frau Pech enters the room to find Adalind on the floor passed out, having been drugged from the food that was given to her. Smiling, Frau Pech takes out a syringe, extracts some blood from the back of Adalind's neck, and continues to work on the Doppelgänger potion.
Meanwhile, in numerous locations throughout Portland, many civilians are terrified as the zombies unleash merciless, rage-fueled assaults.
The next day, Nick and Juliette are in the midst of a friendly hang out session when Nick is called upon to come to the precinct by Captain Renard. When Nick comes into Renard's office, Renard tells him that his brother Eric is in town. He shows Nick the pictures that his confidant sent him. Eric then calls the captain. Renard, wanting Nick to know what he's up against, sets the phone on speaker and answers. The two half-brothers discuss meeting up for family matters while Nick listens in. Soon after the conversation is finished, Wu comes in to inform Nick and Renard about the assaults all over Portland.
Nick and Sergeant Wu head over to a building where disturbances have been reported. The two enter the building. They head upstairs, and Lilly pops through some shelves and bites Wu on the back of his leg. Lilly flees further into the building, and Nick goes after her. She charges Nick, who dodges, resulting in Lilly running straight out through a window and landing on top of a police car. Multiple officers try to arrest her, but she fights back. Finally, three officers get her to the ground where they handcuff her. Meanwhile, Nick starts to leave the building, but he is charged at by the tow truck driver, ("The Waking Dead") Al. After a difficult struggle, Nick forces Al to crash into a brick wall, knocking him out. With Al unconscious, Nick prepares to handcuff him until he is suddenly alerted by something coming into the room he's in. He quickly pulls out his gun, only to realize it's Hank. Hank asks who jumped out the window, and Nick tells him it was Lilly O'Hara. Nick tells Hank that he wants to take Al to the spice shop. Nick gives Hank his keys to go drive Nick's car around to the back so they can put Al in. As they are putting Al in the back of Nick's car, Hank asks him if they can do what they're doing, but Nick simply replies, "Hell if I know."
Nick and Hank bring Al to the spice shop, where Monroe and Rosalee are. Nick tells them that he and Hank did some research at the trailer, and they think that a Cracher-Mortel is behind everything. Nick asks Rosalee if she can figure out how to help Al. Rosalee looks through one of her books and finds information on what's going on, including the cure. She explains the four stages of the condition: paralysis, a drugged-like state where they can move, a death-like appearance, and increasingly violent behavior. She explains that victims can't be treated until they reach the fourth stage, or else the treatment would kill them. To treat them, they have to stimulate the central nervous system. Rosalee says there are many ways to administer the treatment, and they will do it the subcutaneous way by administrating three simultaneous shots with a Piqure-Gigantesque. After being assured that Rosalee and Monroe have all the necessary ingredients for the antidote, Nick gives Monroe the keys for the handcuffs and heads back to the precinct with Hank while Monroe and Rosalee prepare to make the antidote.
At the precinct, Nick and Hank discover there have been 19 missing person reports over the last day, including Al. They also discover that everyone on a bus went missing. ("The Waking Dead")
Back at the spice shop, Rosalee and Monroe are working on the antidote, when Al wakes up. Al starts breaking things around the spice shop in a rage. Rosalee tries to quickly get some of the antidote into the Piqure-Gigantesque to give to Al. Al attacks Monroe, who then punches him in the face and knocks him out, and Rosalee injects the antidote into Al's stomach.
At the precinct, Nick and Hank are talking to Al's boss. He tells them about the call that came in the day before that Al went to when he went missing. He says the caller had a weird accent. Nick plays the audio of Baron Samedi calling because his car was dead on the side of the road.
Back in Vienna, Frau Pech finishes the Doppelgänger potion. With a smile, she consumes the potion and appears to start transforming. Within seconds, Frau Pech has transformed so that she looks like Adalind, and Adalind, still lying on the ground passed out, transforms to look just like Frau Pech. Moments later, Stefania calls Adalind's phone to tell her that she has figured out a way to get rid of Frau Pech. Frau Pech, transformed and with Adalind's voice, claims that she can't wait to hear about it.
Sean goes to meet with Eric. He brings up the memory of his mom taking him out of the country to keep them from being murdered by Eric's mother. After discussing Renard's relationship with Nick and how Nick has proven to be "worthy," Eric says the family wants Sean to come back home to Europe, and Sean says he'll think about it.
Nick, Hank, Wu, and a group of other officers go to the area where the car that Baron Samedi used as a trap is located. It's discovered that the car used in the trap for Al was registered to Richard Mulpus, the Coyotl that served as one of the Baron's first victims. Wu opens the trunk, and they discover the Baron's voodoo ritual items. As the officers continue to examine the area, Nick senses something off about the area and looks towards a harbor filled with containers nearby. When Hank notices and questions Nick, Nick can only admit that he has an odd feeling that there's something unusual in the harbor. Hank leaves the crime scene to get the cast taken off of his leg.
Back at the spice shop, Al wakes up, fully cured. Monroe and Rosalee approach him cautiously, armed in case he's still under the effects of the Cracher-Mortel spit. Upon seeing Al's reaction, the two realize that the antidote worked and put away the mallet and Piqure-Gigantesque they are holding.
Nick returns to Juliette's house, and as Juliette lets him in, she says that he didn't have to knock on the door. Juliette then asks him how his day went. Nick says it was long, and she asks if he wants to tell her about it. He agrees and attempts to tell her about the Cracher-Mortel and how he can spit something into people's faces and paralyze you to the point where you look dead. He says it has something to do with a voodoo ritual, and Juliette says, "So, just a normal day at the office?" Nick says he isn't used to having to explain these kind of things to people and apologizes if she doesn't want to hear about this type of stuff again. Juliette says that it's okay and that she really was interested, adding that she really did mean it when she told him he didn't have to knock anymore; she invites him to move back in if he wants to. Nick receives a call from Monroe who tells him that Al is awake. Monroe says Al doesn't remember anything since he got spit on. Nick says he's on his way, and Juliette tells Nick she's going too. Nick isn't so sure, and Juliette asks if it's Wesen. Nick says yes, and Juliette says, "I'm not staying home alone anymore. I have a lot to learn. Please don't lock me out again."
At Stefania's tent, Frau Pech, still transformed as Adalind, prepares to meet with Stefania. Stefania says she must be hungry and tells one of her sons to bring them something to eat. As the two wait for the son, Stefania tells "Adalind" about her plan for disposing of Frau Pech. Stefania says that Frau Pech isn't stupid and will likely anticipate their moves. She says it's imperative that they succeed because they need her heart to help restore Adalind's powers. The heart must be cut out while it's still beating. The plan: Stefania will pretend to betray Adalind, and when Frau Pech confronts her about it, she will talk soothingly with her and fool her into letting her guard down. Once that has happened, one of Stefania's sons will garrote Frau Pech and render her unconscious so that Stefania can then finish off Frau Pech and remove her heart. Frau Pech, understandably horrified by the idea, asks Stefania if she thinks such a plan will work. Stefania smiles and says, "We'll find out," and abruptly grabs onto the Hexenbiest's arms. Seconds later, one of Stefania's sons approaches behind Frau Pech and garrotes her with a wire. Stefania tells the son to make sure not to kill her because they need the heart to still be beating. The son stops choking her once she is unconscious. With Frau Pech unconscious, Stefania draws out a knife and stabs Frau Pech in the stomach where the heart must be pulled out through. The potion then wears off, and Frau Pech reverts back to herself.
Back in Adalind's hotel room, the potion's effects wear off on her also, as do the effects of the drugs that had made her pass out. She wakes up, and when she notices the clothes that Frau Pech left behind in her room, she smiles maliciously and says, "Ding dong, the witch is dead. And another one is coming back."
Nick and Juliette arrive at the spice shop. Nick asks Al to describe anything he can remember from his last call. He remembers that his customer had a top hat. Al says he also remembers that his head started hurting really bad and that he thinks he was taken to a dark room. He says there were a lot of other people there with him. Nick asks him if he remembers anything else about the location, and Al says he remembers hearing some kind of horn and that there was a lot of green before everything went to black. Juliette then asks him what type of Wesen he is. Al is confused, but Monroe whispers to Juliette that Al is just a regular guy. Nick pulls Monroe aside and tells him that the abandoned car was found near the shipping yard. He suggests that some of the containers were probably green, and it would be pretty dark inside if someone got locked in one. Rosalee asks what they should do with Al, and Nick says he'll send an officer to pick him up. Rosalee asks what they're gonna do about the other infected people and states that in order to help them, they're going to need a lot more of the antidote. Nick says to start making it. Nick also tells Monroe and Rosalee that Captain Renard's brother is in town and gives Rosalee his key to keep safe at the spice shop. Rosalee promptly agrees and hides the key in a hidden compartment under some loose floorboards underneath a rug.
After making more antidote, the gang goes to the harbor. As they drive up, Baron Samedi is on top of one of the shipping containers watching and says to himself, "Let the party commence." He then goes to open a storage container, and a small group of zombies head out. After wandering out banging on green storage containers and trying to determine which ones contain people, the gang hears noises coming towards them from outside the containers. Three zombies come running at them, and Nick and Monroe take them out with a couple punches. Rosalee then starts administering the antidote to them one at a time. While they're giving the antidote to the three zombies, Baron Samedi is going around and opening more containers to release more of his army. The gang starts hearing more noises coming towards them, and they see zombies in all directions. Nick asks, "You get the feeling we just walked into a trap?"
They all run to escape, and Nick goes the opposite direction trying to draw the zombies away from Monroe, Rosalee, and Juliette. They continue back to the car as fast as they can, and Nick, while hiding, hears Baron Samedi laughing and sees him standing on top of one of the containers. Nick starts climbing the container to go after the Baron. Just before Nick gets to the top, Baron Samedi starts running across the tops of the containers, and Nick chases after him. Nick catches up, and Baron Samedi swings his cane at Nick. Nick punches the Baron a couple times and grabs the cane, only to reveal that it's a case concealing a sharp blade. They start fighting with the two pieces like a sword fight. Nick disarms the Baron, but his leg swept to the ground, and Baron Samedi goes to try and open the top of the container they're on. Nick tackles him into it, but as soon as they land inside, the Baron runs off to hide. Nick hears him laughing somewhere inside the container as he pulls out his gun and flashlight to look around. He comes across some of the Baron's voodoo items, including many lit candles. Nick discovers a coffin and quickly opens it and points his gun. He discovers a passport with the name Thomas Schirach and a picture of him. He suddenly hears Baron Samedi say, "Bonsoir, mon ami," (goodnight, my friend) behind him. He quickly turns around, and the Baron is woged. He quickly spits on Nick's face.
Meanwhile, Monroe, Rosalee, and Juliette reach the car. Juliette is worried because she doesn't see Nick. She shouts his name a couple times, and Monroe tells her she needs to get in the car. Seconds later, they are surrounded by a horde of zombies, who are growling and banging on the car.
Back in the shipping container, Eric Renard walks in. He says, "Time to pick up Mr. Schirach. He's got a plane to catch." He then walks up to the coffin, where he is joined by Baron Samedi. They both look at Nick, who is laying inside in a death-like state. Eric then says, "Goodnight, sweet Grimm. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest," and closes the coffin as the Baron laughs.
THE ROYALS BRING THEIR AGENDA FOR NICK TO PORTLAND – JAMES FRAIN AND SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO GUEST STAR -- Just when things look like they’re back to normal with Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), Nick (David Giuntoli) is called to investigate a flurry of rage-fueled assaults happening all over Portland. He goes to Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) for help battling Portland’s newest wave of “undead.” As if that weren’t enough, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) informs Nick that his brother Eric (guest star James Frain) is in town on family business. Meanwhile, Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo) and Frau Pech methodically use their alliances with Adalind (Claire Coffee) to battle one another. Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee also star.
- Schmerzen-Kaninchen (Spice Shop book only)
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- Filming for this episode began on April 2, 2013.
- This episode ended with a title card reading, "To be continued... Oh come on, you knew this was coming."
- The episode takes place soon after "The Waking Dead" ended.
- This is the first time Sean and Eric Renard meet in person; in the context of the show, it is the first time they have met since Sean fled to Portland from Europe with his mother when he was 13 years old.
- Juliette tells Nick that it's okay for him to move back in with her.
- Nick gives his key to Rosalee to hide in the spice shop, which she does underneath a floorboard.
- This is the first time the quote from an opening scene is actually spoken within an episode. It also was the last thing said in this episode (by Eric Renard).
- The number on top of one of the police cars is 222, the episode number.
- The title is a riff on the ever popular "Goodnight, sweet prince" line from Hamlet.
- Rosalee mentions that there are different categories of trance-like states, including bhakti, maenads, and bacchae.
- Adalind exlaiming, "Ding dong, the witch is dead," is a reference to "The Wizard of Oz."
- Monroe wonders why a Cracher-Mortel would be creating zombies in Portland, stating the only "voodoo" in Portland is "voodoo donuts." He may have actually been referring to a real Portland doughnut shop called Voodoo Doughnut. The shop's signature pink box was even seen in "Bears Will Be Bears" when Juliette brought some for Nick.
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