Grimm 2.09 Preview: The Ghost of La Llorona

Grimm La LloronaThus far in its run, Grimm has ran through a multitude of story types, not limiting itself to fairy tales. There have been folk tales, myths, Biblical idioms, children’s books, and classic novels adapted for the small screen, with plenty of ventures into the wild minds of the Brothers Grimm in between. The next episode of Grimm will be heading into another separate category for the show to explore: legends.

“La Llorona” focuses on the Mexican legend of La Llorona, a woman that killed her children in order to be with the man that she loved. However, he rejects her and kills her once she refuses to take no for an answer; once she’s in the afterlife, she gets condemned to an eternity of wandering the world looking for her children as a result of her actions. There are some accounts of La Llorona that mention that the weeping woman kidnaps children that look similar to hers, which will likely be the hook that Grimm uses to latch itself onto the story for the episode, as well as a supposed connection to Nick’s family history.

Additionally, the episode finds Nick and Hank having to allow another person into their bubble, as Detective Valentina Espinosa is visiting from Albuquerque to track the suspect in a recent string of child abductions. Nick and Hank have deepened their bond, both professionally and personally, this season on Grimm and it’ll be a noticeable change for them to have to include a third officer in their investigation. Can they bring Valentina into the fold long enough for the suspect to be apprehended once and for all?

Grimm airs Friday at 9:00 on NBC. You can check out my recap of last week’s episode here, as well as photos from the next episode here and the TVOvermind Grimm discussion forum here.

Are there any other legends/ghost stories that you’d like to see Grimm adapt? How do you feel about the show going off the beaten path for source material and not strictly aiming for Brothers Grimm fairy tales? Will Nick be able to work well with another detective?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oilfyJzWvZY

 

Leave a Reply

Is Megyn Kelly in Danger of Losing her Job Yet?
How Does Graham Norton Get So Much Top Talent on His Talk Show?
‘Mr. Mercedes’ Renewed for Season 2 at Audience Network
Disney-ABC TV Begins Layoffs and Restructuring
The Top Five Billy Crystal Movie Roles of His Career
Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049?
Toy Company Hasbro is Attempting to Create a Full-Fledged Movie Studio
Doctor Strange Warns Thor in a New TV Spot
The Top Uses of Stevie Nicks Songs in Movies or TV
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Have a Chilling Take on ‘Halloween’ Theme
Five Amazing Ballads from Otherwise Heavier Rock and Roll Bands
The Star Wars Theme Song as Sung by Porgs Might Make You Appreciate Jar Jar Binks
My Secret “Albert Pujols Was on Steroids The Whole Time” Conspiracy Theory
Colin Kaepernick’s Taking a Knee Could Go Down as the Most Important Non-Violent Protest Ever
17 Interesting Facts about MMA and the UFC
NFL Advertisers are Definitely Uneasy Amid Protests and Ratings
Did You Know that Dragon Ball Burgers Exist in Japan?
Classic Video Game Ads From The 90s
Video Games Viewed from a More Realistics Perspective
Video Explains the Honest Truth about Metroid
Did You Know Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Were Married in Real Life?
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Kodak Black
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jessica Barth
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Natalie Mendoza