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- The Wild Hunt is the twelfth episode of Season 3 of Grimm and the fifty-sixth episode overall.
- For the character, See: Ted Buchanan Ted is the eleventh episode of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is the twenty-third episode altogether.
The Wild Hunt
The Wild Hunt is the twelfth episode of Season 3 of Grimm and the fifty-sixth episode overall. It first aired on January 24, 2014 on NBC.
A car whizzes at alarming speeds across the road, attracting the attention of an OHP Officer, who begins to follow the speeding car. The driver notices this and smirks.
Monroe paces in his living room, until Rosalee comes down the stairs; he is struck by how nice she looks. Rosalee reveals that they are going to a restaurant, and not a cheap one either. At dinner, the two share stories about their first woge. Rosalee wonders if they re celebrating something, but Monroe uneasily laughs it off.
The police cruiser continues to tail the speeding car, which comes to a stop. The officer gets out to confront the driver, but the car is empty. Something snarls from behind, and a woged figure swiftly overpowers the officer.
Monroe is garrulous as the couple returns home, and much to a drowsy Rosalee s dismay, he begs her to look at a clock. Monroe winds up the clock, and the cuckoo bird pops out with an engagement ring in its mouth, repeating the message: Will you marry me. Rosalee is speechless as Monroe kneels and proposes, before she tearfully stutters that she will marry him. The two embrace, breaking into giggles.
The OHP officer, unconscious and injured, is dragged across the road, before the assailant whips out a knife and scalps him with precision, saying, You were worthy.
Juliette and Nick are at home when the former mentions contacting Nick s mother. Nick s reply is interrupted by a call from Hank, who tells Nick the officer s body had been found. Nick gives consent about contacting his mother to a worried Juliette, before heading out. Juliette begins typing the email soon after.
Rosalee and Monroe giggle in bed as they discuss the details of their wedding. They meet a small hiccup when planning the guest list as Nick will be invited, but so will several Wesen friends who may not be so thrilled at that thought of a Grimm being around. Rosalee also wonders about Monroe s parents, insisting that he contact them today.
At the crime scene, Nick and Hank are met with a grim scene of the scalped officer. They are briefed on the case by Ross. Hank muses about what scalping meant in the good old days.
Monroe reluctantly dials his parents, and he is about to hang up after two rings when his father picks up. His father heartily greets Monroe and begins a comical banter with Monroe s mother when Monroe breaks the news to them that he is engaged. A hysterical mother and a concerned father bombard Monroe with questions until he abruptly ends the call.
Captain Renard plays dash cam footage of the OHP officer s brutal attack to a large group of uncomfortable detectives at the precinct. He explains that this may be a serial killer targeting and scalping uniformed men. He briefs them on the car model but warns them against engaging the suspect without support.
The killer drives speedily on a highway, looking more determined than ever.
At the Kronenberg Castle, Sebastien discreetly warns Adalind about Viktor meeting with the head of the Verrat, Gregor Danilov. Meanwhile, Viktor rages over the Resistance s solidification after seeing the images of members involved: Meisner, Tavitian, and Frenay. Viktor makes the connection between the Resistance and Renard s return and blames Danilov for Renard s escape. Just then, Sebastien knocks and enters with Adalind, and she exchanges introductory greetings in German with Danilov. Sebastien sees the photos of the Resistance members, but he is quickly shooed out by Viktor. Viktor asks Adalind if she recognizes the members; she doesn t, until she remembers Meisner watching her in the cafe. Twelve Days of Krampus She does not reveal that information, but she admits that she found a note signed by Renard on her dresser in her hotel room, lying that it said Renard had found her mother s killer, the Grimm. Viktor walks Adalind to the door as she leaves the room. Viktor wonders if Renard knows about Eric s child, but Danilov reveals that Renard had a relationship with both Adalind and her mother. Viktor, while mildly impressed, muses over the consequences of Adalind carrying Renard s child instead. He orders Danilov to find out who the father is, urgently adding, Sooner, rather than later.
Cheerily, Monroe informs Rosalee at the spice shop that he called his parents and broke the news. They begin making out, but Monroe receives a call from his mother who tells Monroe that she and his father are coming to Portland the next day. Monroe protests weakly, but his mother hangs up.
Sebastien calls Renard about Danilov, the information the Royals have on the Resistance, and Adalind. Renard is troubled, but he tells Sebastien to inform Meisner as well. Meanwhile, Adalind caresses her unborn child, but she cringes when its hands visibly press against her stomach.
In a dark alley, the killer begins trailing a member of the Green Beret, who notices and stops. They briefly fight, with the soldier gaining the upper hand for a moment. The soldier steps back and tells the killer to leave. The killer snarls again, You are worthy, before he woges and hurls himself at the soldier.
An extremely tense Rosalee stresses about meeting Monroe s parents. Monroe s attempts to comfort her fall flat, especially when she remembers that his old-fashioned parents don t know she isn t a Blutbad.
Nick returns home, and Juliette tells him his mother emailed back. The email reveals that she s stored the coins for safe keeping and that she may be in trouble. She is also trying to locate L, which Nick guesses is the Laufer. Nick is reluctant to let Juliette get caught in the middle of everything, but she is firm about this.
Hank, Nick, and Wu stand around the body of the soldier, who has been scalped and left with all his valuables.
At the precinct, the detectives draw up two similar murders in the last ten days. Just then, Wu arrives with a report that an officer has located the car. Renard swiftly orders the officers to get to the vehicle s location.
Adalind wakes up in the middle of the night in pain. Her baby s face can be seen imprinted on her stomach, and it quickly changes into what appears to be a skeleton as she sinks to her knees and screams.
In a hotel room, the murderer tans the scalps in sulfuric acid and salt while the manager pounds on his door about the stink. The manager is quickly silenced when he sees how burly the man is, and he quickly retreats. The killer goes to open a window, but he sees a police officer studying his car. He goes down to the lobby and forcefully demands a car from the manager.
The detectives and Captain Renard arrive at the hotel, and they are informed by the officer on the scene that no one has come near the car since he arrived. Just then, the manager of the hotel is thrown out the door, arousing the suspicions of the detectives. When questioned, he reveals that the guy in room 312 stole his truck. Renard, Nick, and Hank enter room 312 and are met with the gruesome sight and smell of sulfuric acid and salt-tanned scalps.
Stefania happily declares to Adalind that her child is very active and will be born before long. Stefania tells Adalind she needs to go into hiding soon, and Adalind asks if she should be going to a hospital instead. Stefania says, Not with this birth. Stefania gives Adalind mandrake root to chew on to slow things down.
The killer s car proves to be a dead end for the detectives when it s revealed to be stolen and the owner missing. When they learn that there were twenty-seven unknown hair samples found in the car, the detectives are ready to believe it s the work of Wesen. Outside, the killer loiters about the Portland PD.
Nick and Hank rifle through books in the trailer, when they finally locate an English article about Wildesheer, a wolf-like Wesen who scalps their enemies and sews the scalps into a cloak, evidence of the warrior s they had defeated. The detectives realize that that s why the victims are uniformed; the killer is searching for worthy opponents, and they realize Nick may well be on the top of the list.
Deep in the forest, the killer toils over his cloak of hair. He puts it on and then picks up an article about the police busting a black market organ trade, Organ Grinder where Nick is circled in bright red.
Rosalee frets over the dinner she s cooking for Monroe s parents. The doorbell rings just as the couple decide to take a wine break, and they decide that it can t be Monroe s parents, it must be Nick, and they re not sure which one s worse. It turns out to be Monroe s parents after all, and they share joyous embraces with Rosalee until they catch her scent. The argument of breaking the natural law quickly accelerates, leading to Rosalee storming out the front door. Monroe confronts his worried mother and furious father, and a fight is close to breaking out, when they are interrupted by a knock at the door. Monroe, thinking Rosalee is back, opens the door only to find a concerned Nick, who saw Rosalee drive away in a hurry. He enters, surprised that Monroe has company and slightly alarmed to learn that they are his parents. Already incensed, Monroe s father woges and realizes that Nick is a Grimm. Monroe s mom also woges, and she and her husband start lunging at Nick as Monroe throws himself between Nick and his parents.
A SERIAL KILLER WITH A PENCHANT FOR COLLECTING SCALPS IS UNLEASHED ON PORTLAND AND MONROE HAS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR ROSALEE – SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO, ALEXIS DENISOF, CHRIS MULKEY AND DEE WALLACE GUEST STAR -- Nick David Giuntoli and Hank Russell Hornsby investigate a cop killer who scalps his victims. Meanwhile, Juliette Bitsie Tulloch begins to communicate with Nick s mom via email and Adalind Claire Coffee finds herself much closer to delivering her baby than she previously thought. Elsewhere, Monroe s Silas Weir Mitchell parents guest stars Dee Wallace and Chris Mulkey decide to surprise him and Rosalee Bree Turner with an early arrival to Portland after learning some exciting news. Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
A Worthy Adversary - Grimm Highlight
This episode ended with title cards reading Oh and To Be Continued
Footage from Love Sick and Twelve Days of Krampus was reused flashbacks.
Monroe proposes to Rosalee.
Both Rosalee and Nick meet Monroe s parents for the first time.
Adalind s pregnancy continues to quickly progress, with her child showing externally visible signs of movement for the first time.
Woden s hotel room number is 312, a reference to the episode number.
This episode depicted an active duty soldier, Lee Mull, with a beard. Soldiers are not allowed to wear beards in uniform.
The newspaper article that Woden burns is a reference to Organ Grinder.
Although not specifically known to slow down the progression of pregnancy, as is described in the episode, throughout history, mandrakes have often been associated with a variety of superstitious and magic rituals. Today, they are used in contemporary pagan traditions, such as Wicca and Odinism. The latter is particularly relevant to this episode, as Odinism is in part dedicated to honoring Odin, the same name from which Woden originates.
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Origins. Series co-creator David Greenwalt points out there s no denying that Angel grew out of Buffy. Several years before Angel debuted, Joss Whedon developed the.
For the character, See: Ted Buchanan
Ted is the eleventh episode of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is the twenty-third episode altogether. It was written by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt and was directed by Bruce Seth Green. It originally broadcast on December 8, 1997.
Everyone s taken a liking to Joyce s new boyfriend except Buffy, who is subject to his threatening language and behavior when others aren t around. But when Buffy seemingly kills Ted, she begins to wonder if it was really just self-defense or if she used her Slayer powers to murder a normal human being.
As Buffy, Xander and Willow return from patrolling, they discuss the lack of vampire activity with Spike and Drusilla presumed dead. Angel, who is still recovering from his ordeal with Drusilla, has also confirmed the Order of Taraka has been called off. However, when the three enter Buffy s house, they find Joyce kissing a strange man.
Misinterpreting an odd situation, Joyce introduces her friend, Ted Buchanan, a salesman. He tells them that he has been seeing Joyce for quite some time now. He charms Willow and Xander with computer talk and cooking, respectively. Ted promises to make it up to Buffy for surprising her. Buffy becomes uncomfortable with Ted s 50 s mannerisms; this is not calmed by Ted s offer of miniature golf.
That night, Buffy beats a vampire to an unusually bloody pulp before killing him, worrying Giles that something is troubling her. She refuses to divulge, but Giles secretly has a good idea of what is happening. Later that night, Buffy asks Angel for his take on things, while she tends to his wounds. He says that her mother shouldn t be forced to be alone, and she should give Ted the benefit of the doubt. She reluctantly complies with this idea.
The golf outing goes poorly, as Joyce has revealed Buffy s anti-social behavior. When Buffy cheats, Ted lectures and threatens her with a slapping out of sight of the others, but his cheerfulness comes back full force when rejoining the others.
Joyce doesn t believe this incident happened, claiming Ted thinks the world of her. Buffy recruits her friends to spy on Ted. Under an assumed name, Buffy talks her way into Ted s workspace. He has never missed a day of work, doesn t get sick and is getting engaged. Indeed, Ted has a picture of Joyce on his desk but the part with Buffy is folded under.
At dinner, Ted denies the engagement, but confesses to Joyce that he has hopes they will one day get married. Buffy slips out for some slaying and on her return, finds Ted has read her diary. He threatens to tell Joyce about the Slayer unless she toes the line. She defies him and is slapped. In the resulting brawl, Ted falls down the stairs; Joyce then finds him, seemingly dead.
The day after a talk with the cops, Buffy is in a haze of guilt. Willow and Xander discover Ted s cookies are drugged. Cordelia finds Ted has had four wives since 1957, all of whom have since disappeared. That night, while Giles patrols, Jenny surprises him and apologizes for avoiding him. A vampire attacks and Jenny accidentally shoots Giles with a stake-gun instead of the monster. Giles, only slightly injured, takes the shaft out of his own body and dusts the vampire.
Buffy again finds Ted in her room; this second fight reveals he is a robot. He escapes to find Joyce. The Scooby Gang investigate Ted s bunker, decorated in 50s style. Xander finds the four wives all dead. Ted confronts an astonished Joyce. His malfunctions reveal his true intentions; Buffy knocks him out with a frying pan. The next day, Joyce swears off men forever, and says that from now on, the two Summers women shall be manless. Buffy suggests renting a chick flick.
The gang returns to school the next day, with Buffy cleared of all charges, and discussing their discoveries about Ted. Apparently the real Ted Buchanan was a sickly and unsuccessful inventor in the 1950s whose wife left him. In desperation, he built a robot version of himself, a better Ted, possibly to be the man he thought his wife should have. The robot then kidnapped Ted s wife and held her captive in his bunker until she died. The robot then sought out other women resembling Ted s dead wife and repeated the process again and again.
All seems to have returned to normalcy with the exception of Mr. Giles and Ms. Calendar kissing in the library.
Ted is the first human-impersonating robot to appear in the series. The theme will be reused many times in later episodes.
During the episode, Ted and other characters use specific language to tease the audience about Ted s robot personality. Ted uses the phrase I m not wired that way a couple of times, an employee at Ted s workplace describes him as a machine and Joyce tells Ted that every home should have one of him, implying that he is like a house robot.
In I Was Made to Love You, Dawn wonders if April might be like Ted, noting that in the timeline according to the characters altered memories she d always wondered if there was more than one of him.
Willow kept parts of Ted for educational purposes which certainly helped when she reverse engineered the Buffybot.
Cordelia turns out to be a better investigator than Willow and Xander, when she uncovers the past of Ted, foreshadowing her future partnership with Angel in Los Angeles.
Xander notes at the beginning of the episode how quiet Sunnydale s undead population has been since the events of the previous episode, but quickly stops to chastise himself for potentially jinxing their good fortune. Buffy and Willow criticized him for doing almost the exact same thing in School Hard.
Giles and Jenny Calendar rekindle their relationship at least until Innocence.
Ted threatens to put Buffy in a mental institution, which we later find out she has been in before and, if the Normal Again alternative is to be believed, remains in the institution until regaining her sanity at the end of Chosen.
Giles mentions that killing a human being is a hard thing to bear, ignoring the fact that Buffy killed a human assassin two episodes earlier. Presumably self defense might make the difference Ironically, he himself would murder Ben Wilkinson in The Gift.
Behind the Scenes
During the filming of the final confrontation between Buffy and Ted, both Sarah Michelle Gellar and John Ritter were ill. Gellar had the flu whereas Ritter had food poisoning from the night before. 1
John Ritter claimed this episode influenced his understanding of his own step-daughter. 2
This is the last episode of the series to air in 1997.
Ted had an audience of 3.9 million households.
Pop Culture References
Ted s cooking skills are an inside reference to John Ritter s famous sitcom Three s Company where his character is a chef.
Buffy references the Stepford Wives.
Upon seeing Ted s multiple marriage certificates, Xander suggests that Ted might be Mormon. This is a reference to the practice of polygamy in the Mormon religion.
Buffy to Joyce: I guess we re Thelma Louise-ing it again. In the 1991 movie Thelma Louise, two women played by Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon go on a road trip during which they kill a would-be rapist, blow things up, break numerous laws, and generally bond with one another.
The Captain and Tenille are a married pop music duo Toni Tenille sings and the Captain whose real name is Daryl Dragon plays the keyboards who are most famous for their soft-rock hits Love Will Keep Us Together 1975 and Do That To Me One More Time 1979.
I think maybe we re in Sigmund Freud territory. The Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud 1865-1939 is known as the father of modern psychoanalysis. His theories revolutionized the field of psychiatry by introducing such now-common concepts as unconscious repression, defense mechanisms, and the ego and the id.
One of Willow s lines in the teaser was cut: 1
Willow: I m just saying that if Tennille were in charge, she would have had the little captain hat.
Christophe Beck - Accused
Christophe Beck - Robot Rampage
Los Angeles Post Music - Untitled uncredited
Goofs, Bloopers Continuity Errors
There s no way Willow could have done a chemical analysis on the cookie Xander was eating just by looking at a few crumbs under a microscope.
John Ritter s father, Tex, was also an actor and worked with Joss Whedon s father Tom Whedon.
This episode starts with adults kissing Ted and Joyce and ends with adults kissing Giles and Jenny.
Xander mentioned Creature Feature. Dawn Summers later says Feature Creature in Tabula Rasa.
The plot of the episode is similar to that of the 1987 horror film The Stepfather, where a teenage girl suspects her new stepfather who is obsessed with old fashioned values is a serial killer who marries women, and murders them when they fail to live up to his exceedingly high expectations.
One of Alyson Hannigan s favorite episodes, largely because of the participation of John Ritter.
Buffy - What are you doing in here.
Ted - Your mother told you to go to your room, Buffy. You and I both know she didn t mean climb out a window and go gallivanting about town.
Buffy - First of all, this is my room, second sees her Slayer stuff lying on her desk You ve been going through my things.
Ted - Yes, I have.
Buffy - That s my personal property. How dare you..
Ted - I don t see how it s any different from you snooping around my office, do you. raises her diary and reads What exactly is a Vampire Slayer.
Buffy - It s none of your business.
Ted - Beg to differ, little lady. Everything you do is nothing but my business from now on.
Buffy - I think you better get out of here. Now.
Ted - Or what. stands up and steps toward her You ll slay me. I m real. I m not some goblin you made up in your little diary. Psychiatrists have a word for something like this: delusional. So, from now on, you ll do what I say, when I say. He holds up her diary Or I show this to your mother, and you ll spend your best dating years behind the wall of a mental institution. Your mother and I are going to be happy. You re not going to stand in the way. Sleep tight.
Buffy - Vampires are creeps.
Giles - Yes, that s why one slays them.
Buffy - I mean, people are perfectly happy getting along, and then vampires come, and they run around and they kill people, and they take over your whole house, they start making these stupid little mini pizzas, and everyone s like, I like your mini pizzas, but I m telling you, I am
Giles - Uh, uh, Buffy. I-I believe the subtext here is, is, rapidly becoming, uh, uh, text.
Buffy - So mom s like, Do you think Ted will like this. and This is Ted s favorite show, and Ted s teaching me computers, and Ted said the funniest thing, and I m like, That s really great, Mom, and then she said I was being sarcastic, which I was, but I m sorry if I don t wanna talk about Ted all the time.
Angel - So, you gonna talk about something else at some point.
Xander - Can you say over-reaction.
Buffy - Can you say sucking chest wound.
Xander - So you want to go to the utility closet and make out.
Cordelia - Is that all you ever think about. pause Okay.
Xander - Whatcha got in the closet, Ted. his eyes widen in shock at what he sees Let s go.
Cordelia - But we need evidence.
Xander - We got it.
Willow - What s in there.
Xander - His first four wives.
Joyce - about Ted I just wish I could be sure he s gone.
Buffy - Trust me, he s on the scrapheap of life.
Giles - about being shot I think I m alright.
Jenny - No, your just in shock.
Giles - No, no, really, I, uh, I don t think it went in too deep. The advantages of layers of tweed. Better than kevlar.
1.0 1.1 1.2 Golden, Christopher, and Nancy Holder. The Watcher s Guide, Vol. 1. New York: Pocket Books, 1998.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Second Season on DVD. Perf. John Ritter. DVD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2002.