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"The Bottle Imp"
207-April Granger bloody teeth


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Episode Information
Air date: October 12, 2012
Viewers: 5.01 million
Written by: Alan DiFiore
Directed by: Darnell Martin
Opening Quote: The Spirit in the Bottle
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Co-stars: Jim Crino as Leroy Estes
Rick Walters as SERT Team Leader
Other Co-stars
Objects: Grimm Diaries
Inner Ear Potion
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
"Over My Dead Body"
Next Episode:
"The Other Side"

"The Bottle Imp" is the seventh episode of Season 2 of Grimm and the twenty-ninth episode overall. It first aired on October 12, 2012 on NBC.


Juliette watches fireworks from the window as Nick recalls Juliette telling him about her watching fireworks when she was a child. Juliette suddenly remembers telling him that and remembers Nick. She also states that she believes Nick being a Grimm, and the two kiss… Then, Nick wakes up to his alarm and is disappointed to find that it was all a dream.

A truck stops in front of a porch where a little girl is waiting. The girl comes running down, calling the driver "Dad". It appears that they are going on a road trip.

Meanwhile, Monroe arrives at Rosalee's spice shop, since he had agreed to take care of it while she was gone. Rosalee calls him, and after skirting around the subject of Angelina, whom Monroe still grieves over, she informs him of an order placed by Leroy, a man with hearing problems. Rosalee tells Monroe that he will need to give him an item called an assourdissant and to be careful because it is the only one she has, and she then gives him the recipe for Leroy's medication.

April and William arrive at a gas station. William loses his temper when his card is unresponsive, but he quickly composes himself and apologizes to his daughter. He then goes to the cashier, where his second card is also unresponsive, and he leaves to get cash. The cashier hears a noise while he is on the phone and goes to check it out. He is slammed against the wall, his head going through a window, and is killed.

The body is found, and Wu warns the others that it's not pretty. There are small scratch marks and blood stains everywhere, and the body is mauled. Wu also questions the fact that the killer "took the time to clean up".

William is extremely anxious and seems to berate April as he tells her that the police are going to stop them. April reassures him and says they won't "sit on their butts and worry".

The police find footage of the truck on the gas stations security cameras. They use this to identify the license plate, and they trace the credit cards to William. In the footage they can also see a little girl in the passenger seat of William's truck and are worried about her.

William knows that he has to find a new ride and while they are stopped, he spots a man parking and getting out of his truck. William and April are able to convince this man to give them a ride, which he is at first unwilling to do so but gives in once he sees nine-year-old April begging him.

Monroe is almost done with making the inner ear potion and is about to add the last ingredient "Viscum coloratum" when Leroy stumbles into the Spice Shop. He seems drunk, but he tells Monroe not to get the wrong impression and tells him that his ear problem is making it difficult for him to get around. Leroy woges into a Mauzhertz briefly and seems unafraid of Monroe, and he asks him for Rosalee. Monroe tells him that he is taking Rosalee's place while she is gone but not to worry, as he knew about his order and is almost done preparing it. Having lost his focus on which ingredient to grab, Monroe nonchalantly takes the wrong glass jar next to Viscum coloratum, labeled "Nepeta asgrestis", and mixes this in to the concotion. He unwittingly gives the incorrect mixture to Leroy, along with the assourdissant, and then rushes to help him out of the shop so he doesn't fall.

The police pay a visit to the Grangers' house, where they find blood on the floor, leading to the bathroom. Nick discovers Lilly Granger, William's wife, badly injured but still alive. She manages to choke out a plea for her daughter before briefly wogeing and passing out. Nick realizes she is a Drang-Zorn and tells Hank. Back at the station, Hank, Nick, and Renard discuss the Grangers and assume that William Granger has taken his daughter against her will and is psychotic.

On the radio, an Amber Alert for April is issued, along with both April and William's descriptions. William turns off the radio on the truck, but the man driving hears it and is suspicious, threatening him not to make any wrong moves. William woges, however, and slams the man's face into the steering wheel and then takes control of the car.

Wu finds William's laptop, and he finds that he has ordered many building supplies, ammo, equipment and weapons, rather worrisome for a lead suspect that has a nine-year-old girl with him. William seems to have been planning to build something underground.

William drags the unconscious truck owner into the forest. He is alarmed when April comes out of the truck and tries to get her away from the man when she asks about him.

Juliette pays Nick a visit at the station. Renard greets her and she is visibly shaken by seeing him, blinking and stuttering before she says that she has to go back to work and almost hurriedly leaves.

Nick brings Hank to the trailer, being very cautious before entering as he looks around for anyone. When questioned by Hank, he states that someone followed him here once and it "didn't end so well". ("The Good Shepherd") This leads Hank to wonder if the trailer is valuable. Inside, Hank is stunned by the variety of strange things. They begin searching through the books for the drawing Nick drew of Lily when she woged.

Adalind calls Renard, and she demands to know who killed her mother. Renard tries to find out what she had done to Juliette, but she is showing isn't cooperative anymore. She hears that Juliette is awake and comes to the conclusion that Renard must have been the one to wake Juliette because he is the only one who could have done so. She says to Renard that he is going to have a lot of fun, and she will too. Adalind hangs up, leaving Renard to stare at his laptop screen. He then realizes he had repeatedly typed Juliette's name a few dozen times. Frustrated, he slams the screen down.

Hank finds the Wesen, a Drang-Zorn, in one of the books. They are easily enraged and like to live underground. Hank sees a picture of a Doppelarmbrust and is shocked when Nick says he has one. Nick, clearly amused by Hank's bewilderment, opens the weapons cabinet to show off the crossbow when Hank sees the elephant gun used to bring down Oleg Stark, the Siegbarste. Nick discloses Stark's Wesen identity to Hank and that Monroe was the one who had saved Hank's life that day, as well as himself several times, leaving Hank more astounded.

William and April arrive at an underground base that he built using the supplies Wu discovered him to have bought earlier. He promises to take her hunting the next day after he'd gone shopping.

Monroe is bragging to Rosalee about his success at the shop and tries impressing her by reciting the ingredients by heart when he realizes his mistake regarding his mix up with Viscum coloratum and Nepeta agrestis. He tries to present Rosalee with a hypothetical situation to find out how bad it would be if Nepeta agrestis was used instead, and Rosalee says that on a scale of "one to ten", mixing up the two ingredients would be an "eleven". Monroe tells Rosalee that he should probably pay Leroy a visit.

The police find William and April's hideout by tracking via GPS the location of several photos William had taken near Mt. Talapus. While William is out shopping, they “rescue” April.

Monroe reaches Leroy's house and hears maniacal laughing from inside. He goes to open the door but the doorknob comes right off. He pushes the door open, only to find the whole apartment a mess and splashed with bright paint. He is horrified when Leroy attacks a grandfather clock with a chainsaw, all the while laughing insanely. Leroy then charges Monroe, yelling threatening German phrases. Monroe slams the door in his face, and the charging Leroy knocks himself out running into it. Monroe then administers the inner ear potion before quickly leaving, saying that at least Leroy apparently didn't have balance problems anymore.

William finds his wife at the hospital and woges as he walks into her room. At the precinct, after temporarily being in police custody, April meets a woman who works with Child Services and goes with her to be placed in a foster home. Hank then tells Nick that Granger's neighbor reported seeing him go back to his house to look for his wife and that the neighbor told him she had gone to the hospital, adding that William left angered by this. Nick and Hank realize the danger Lilly could potentially be in and rush to the hospital, finding William in the room with her. However, William only appears to be extremely concerned about his wife. They are bewildered by this until Lilly is horrified to hear that April is unguarded; she admits that April was prematurely going through the change and that she was the one who beat her up and killed the gas station guy. She emotionally tells Nick and Hank that she can't control her.

Meanwhile, at the foster home, April gets into a fight with one of the other kids over who gets to use the swing who previously angered her by calling her a "dork". The father tries to give her a time-out, but she is clearly becoming further upset as her eyes woge. As he walks away, she fully woges and attacks him, biting his arm viciously. The foster family escapes and bumps into Nick and Hank who have just arrived. The foster mother yells that she tried to kill the father, and they quickly run to the backyard to confront April. However, they find her calmly swinging on the swingset as if nothing happened. April recognizes Nick as the one who was nice to her, and she looks back at him and smiles as both Nick and Hank notice that her teeth are bloody.

Back in a room at the precinct, a woman enters and introduces herself to Nick as Jess Reilly, a guard at juvy, adding that Monroe had sent her to see him. Jess tells Nick that Monroe thinks highly of him. Nick is worried about Jess until she woges into a  Löwen and reassures him that she can control April, who is locked in a separate room. Juliette calls Nick and asks him if he's coming for dinner. Nick is disturbed by the way April smiles nonchalantly as he looks at her in the other room, but he shrugs it off and joins Juliette for dinner.

Nick arrives to an ambient candlelight dinner and says that they used to "dance on nights like this." Juliette and Nick then dance for a little bit, and they then start kissing. When Juliette breaks away, however, she sees Renard's face instead of Nick's. She is disturbed and hurries away, leaving Nick to wonder what happened.

Press ReleaseEdit

AN UNSETTLING MURDER SCENE LEADS NICK AND HANK TO WHAT LOOKS LIKE A BITTER CUSTODY BATTLE – JOSH STEWART GUEST STARS -- After investigating a grisly murder, clues lead Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a seemingly unstable father (guest star Josh Stewart) who is on the run with his daughter. As they learn more about the case they realize that the girl's father may be the least of their worries. At the spice shop, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) finds out filling in for Rosalee (Bree Turner) isn't as simple as he’d hoped it would be. Meanwhile, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) finds himself paying unwarranted attention to more than one woman from his past. Bitsie Tulloch and Reggie Lee also star.

Guest starsEdit

Actor Role
Josh Stewart William Granger
Claire Coffee Adalind Schade
Jade Pettyjohn April Granger



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Second First Kisses - Grimm

Production NotesEdit

  • Footage from "Game Ogre" was reused (flashback).



  • This is the first episode to begin with an extended dream scene. "Woman in Black" was the first to start with a very brief clip of a dream (Hank's).
  • In the dinner scene between Nick and Juliette, there is a shot of white roses before the camera pans over to Nick and Juliette. White roses symbolize unity, virtue, innocence, and the pureness of a new love.[1]
  • The song playing while Juliette and Nick have dinner and dance is "Tomorrow Is A Chance to Start Over" by Hilary Grist.


Grimm Season Two
Episodes "Bad Teeth" • "The Kiss" • "Bad Moon Rising" • "Quill" • "The Good Shepherd" • "Over My Dead Body" • "The Bottle Imp" • "The Other Side" • "La Llorona" • "The Hour of Death" • "To Protect and Serve Man" • "Season of the Hexenbiest" • "Face Off" • "Natural Born Wesen" • "Mr. Sandman" • "Nameless" • "One Angry Fuchsbau" • "Volcanalis" • "Endangered" • "Kiss of the Muse" • "The Waking Dead" • "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"
Webisodes "Bad Hair Day"
Stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard Reggie Lee as Wu Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade
Recurring Shohreh Aghdashloo as Stefania Vaduva PopescuDanny Bruno as Bud WurstnerJames Frain as Eric RenardChristian Lagadec as Renard's ConfidantMary McDonald-Lewis as Frau PechReg E. Cathey as Baron SamediMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly Burkhardt
Wesen BlutbadFuchsbauHexenbiest/Half-ZauberbiestHybridCracher-MortelEisbiber
Mythology GrimmCoins of ZakynthosFourth CrusadeSeven KeysWesen WarsGesetzbuch EhrenkodexWesen CouncilEndezeichen GrimmWogeSymbols
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Diseases Fluvus Pestilentia
Locations Portland, OregonVienna, AustriaNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeSpice ShopKronenberg CastleCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season Two
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Opening Quotes
Episodes of Grimm

Season 1

"Pilot" • "Bears Will Be Bears" • "Beeware" • "Lonelyhearts" • "Danse Macabre" • "The Three Bad Wolves" • "Let Your Hair Down" • "Game Ogre" • "Of Mouse and Man" • "Organ Grinder" • "Tarantella" • "Last Grimm Standing" • "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau" • "Plumed Serpent" • "Island of Dreams" • "The Thing With Feathers" • "Love Sick" • "Cat and Mouse" • "Leave It to Beavers" • "Happily Ever Aftermath" • "Big Feet" • "Woman in Black"

Season 2

"Bad Teeth" • "The Kiss" • "Bad Moon Rising" • "Quill" • "The Good Shepherd" • "Over My Dead Body" • "The Bottle Imp" • "The Other Side" • "La Llorona" • "The Hour of Death" • "To Protect and Serve Man" • "Season of the Hexenbiest" • "Face Off" • "Natural Born Wesen" • "Mr. Sandman" • "Nameless" • "One Angry Fuchsbau" • "Volcanalis" • "Endangered" • "Kiss of the Muse" • "The Waking Dead" • "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"

Season 3

"The Ungrateful Dead" • "PTZD" • "A Dish Best Served Cold" • "One Night Stand" • "El Cucuy" • "Stories We Tell Our Young" • "Cold Blooded" • "Twelve Days of Krampus" • "Red Menace" • "Eyes of the Beholder" • "The Good Soldier" • "The Wild Hunt" • "Revelation" • "Mommy Dearest" • "Once We Were Gods" • "The Show Must Go On" • "Synchronicity" • "The Law of Sacrifice" • "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen" • "My Fair Wesen" • "The Inheritance" • "Blond Ambition"

Season 4

"Thanks for the Memories" • "Octopus Head" • "The Last Fight" • "Dyin' on a Prayer" • "Cry Luison" • "Highway of Tears" • "The Grimm Who Stole Christmas" • "Chupacabra" • "Wesenrein" • "Tribunal" • "Death Do Us Part" • "Maréchaussée" • "Trial by Fire" • "Bad Luck" • "Double Date" • "Heartbreaker" • "Hibernaculum" • "Mishipeshu" • "Iron Hans" • "You Don't Know Jack" • "Headache" • "Cry Havoc"

Season 5

"The Grimm Identity" • "Clear and Wesen Danger" • "Lost Boys" • "Maiden Quest" • "The Rat King" • "Wesen Nacht" • "Eve of Destruction" • "A Reptile Dysfunction" • "Star-Crossed" • "Map of the Seven Knights" • "Key Move" • "Into the Schwarzwald" • "Silence of the Slams" • Episode 514 • Episode 515 • Episode 516 • Episode 517 • Episode 518 • Episode 519 • Episode 520 • Episode 521 • Episode 522

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