Tonight, Nick and Monroe solve another murder. But this is kid's stuff compared to Nick having Monroe over for dinner.
Early Morning Date
Nope, we're not talking about Nick and Juliet or Monroe and Rosealee. It's Monroe and Nick! They're out in the woods, with special Grimm weapons for target practice. Nick IS a cop, so it's no surprise he can work the weapons with ease.
Their chemistry is exceptional, and now that enough time has passed, it's feeling a lot more real too -- like we saw a true friendship blossom.
But when Juliet tells Nick to invite Monroe over for dinner, he's very hesitant, saying Monroe is a loner. And now he just wants Monroe all to himself! What's he going to do when/if Monroe starts dating Rosealee? But really, it's because of all the lies they're going to have to tell about how they met and what they do. But I like to stick with the former reasoning.
All Getting Along
It's a good thing Monroe and Nick decide they should do the dinner since they can't avoid it forever. It's a good thing because then we would've missed out on serious entertainment! It starts off with a moment between Nick and Monroe when Nick's trying to take his jacket off his shoulders. Dinner actually goes well at first until they start mixing up their stories. The looks that they share across the table, the silent talks that they're having with each other ... hilarious and awkward at the same time. Poor Juliet is confused and clueless.
Paging the Grim Reaper
Oh yeah, I guess in the middle of all the Monroe/Nick-ness, there's a crime to solve. It's actually a great storyline, thanks to guest star David Zayas of Dexter fame. He kills a construction worker, which was witnessed by one of the beaver creatures. But those creatures aren't known for their bravery so he doesn't want to come forward -- but eventually does, thanks to Nick's speech about wanting to help and be on the beavers' side.
This all leads to the killer to call the Grim Reaper, and two of them make it to Portland.
Sending a Message
After arresting the killer, Nick sets it up so that the reapers come find him ... and he kicks both their butts at once. He's so confident in his Grimm-abilities now, and it's making the show more entertaining. He kills them both -- and enlists Monroe's help in disposing the bodies. Monroe suggests sending a message and mails the two heads to the ... head reaper office, or wherever.
"I told you to meet me, not eat me."
-- Nick to Monroe
"Monroe, name one aspect of our relationship that we wouldn't have to lie about."
"The best lies are sort of the truth."
"Monroe is definitely one of the strangest people I've met in my life, but he did save my life ... and I love him."
"Should I be jealous?"
-- Juliet and Nick