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Should Nick Get His Powers Back on NBC’s Grimm?


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NBC’s Grimm shocked fans during its last season when Nick, the titular ‘Grimm’ of the show, was unknowingly stripped of his powers by a vengeful Adalind. The only known chance for the spell to be reversed was ruined when the special drink Trubel was given by the Captain was broken and spilled at Monroe and Rosalie’s wedding.

In the first episodes of the current season, Nick has been dealing with his sudden loss of Grimm powers and looking for a way to reverse the curse. But there have been several moments where several characters—including Nick himself—wonder if he should even attempt to get his Grimm powers back. While it’s not very likely that the show will let its main character be without his special powers forever, there are some fans who think that making the risky choice to leave Nick without them might be better payoff in the future. Let’s look at some of the reasons for and against Nick getting his powers back on NBC’s Grimm.

Yea: It’s just not Grimm without, well—a Grimm!

Trubel is an interesting character, but the show just isn’t the same without Nick being able to see the different Wesen and attack them accordingly. Nick is much more experienced than Trubel, and her inexperience is more of a hindrance than an asset because she is not used to accepting what she sees or reacting to it in the best way possible.

Nay: It could be more interaction between supporting characters!

If Nick doesn’t have his Grimm powers, it could be up to supporting characters like Monroe, Hank, Trubel and others to pick up the slack. They may have to work together to identify Wesen and even confront them. This could be an interesting twist to the show which often relies on Nick doing the bulk of the leg work.

Yea: Without his powers, Nick will not able to fully explain things to Sergeant Wu

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Sergeant Wu has been coming closer to the truth about the monster that he saw—and the truth about the existence of real Wesen—since the end of the last season. Eventually, Nick and Hank will have to reveal the truth to Wu, but if Nick does not have his Grimm powers at that time, he may not be able to fully convince Wu that he is telling the truth. You can find out more over here.