Did you know that dragons don't actually breathe fire? Well Dämonfeuer, dragon-like Wesen, don't anyway. What they do is practise a low carb, high fat diet which allows them to have extreme heartburn that helps them vaporize their own fat and cough up highly combustible vomit. Doesn't sound quite as majestic and magical when put that way, does it?
An arson-related homicide brings Nick and Hank to an abandoned warehouse where two bodies are burned to a crisp. They appear to have been doused with a highly potent flammable substance which forensics later reveal to be actual human fat mixed with a lot of methane.
The detectives connect a Fred Eberhart to the crime scene, a decorated war hero who conveniently comes from a long line of flamethrowers. Now while most detectives would have likely thought "flamethrower with a vendetta", the seasoned Grimm in Nick knew there had to be a Wesen connection. After some research, Nick identifies a Dämonfeuer as being behind the fiery murders.
As the season progresses, we've seen Nick charter increasingly more dangerous waters as he delves deeper into the underbelly of the creature world. He has had some close shaves but with Monroe sharing news of a Grimm recently found decapitated, it would seem Nick's luck is surely close to running out. Reapers are on the prowl and it's only a matter of time before they catch up to Nick...
In this episode, Nick finds himself on a dragon quest of medieval proportions but things take a very personal turn when his worst nightmare comes true. Ariel, a fire dancer Dämonfeuer, who also happens to be Fred's daughter, takes a romantic interest to Nick and when he rejects her advances, she kidnaps Juliette.
Ariel warns Nick "no cops" or she kills Juliette so Nick brings the next best thing – Monroe. It is in these less than favourable circumstances that Monroe rescues and meets Juliette for the first time. It never occurred to me that Monroe had never met Juliette! I thought it was really clever of him to tell Juliette he was a private investigator although she didn't seem to buy it.
Once again Nick comes out the other side unscathed and what a narrow escape it was! But with Juliette actually caught in the crossfire this time, it looks like being a Grimm has finally taken a real toll on Nick's personal life. He is reminded of Aunt Marie's warning to him which we saw at the beginning of the season. Will the reality and gravity of leading this double life cost him Juliette?
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