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Grimm season 6 episode 8 review: The Son Also Rises

27 February 2017 3:19 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Christine Horton Feb 27, 2017

When will Grimm stop the Wesen-of-the-week stories in favour of wrapping up its overall arcs in time for the finale?

This review contains spoilers.

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6.8 The Son Also Rises

Another week, another random Wesen-related mystery – this time we were presented with a tale that was ‘heavily influenced’ by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The gist of it is a scientist – named Victor Shelley, I kid you not – attempts to bring his dead son back to life, with the aid of a few stolen body parts from the local cemetery. What he doesn’t take into account is those body parts are taken from Wesen, leading him to create a human-hybrid monster with murder on his mind. We’re »

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Grimm Season 6 Episode 8 Review: The Son Also Rises

24 February 2017 7:55 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

I confess: I had a really, really hard time deciding what grade to give Grimm Season 6 Episode 8 because I was just too busy laughing my head off.

It was just so difficult to take "The Son Also Rises" with any amount of seriousness, particularly as a person with a degree in English and a modicum of scientific understanding.

In one of the most blatant riffs on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein I have ever seen, Grimm had pretty much everything except for villagers wielding torches and pitchforks!

The whole thing was started by the un-subtley named Victor Shelley got into a car accident with his son, killing (not mostly killing, or nearly killing, but actually killing!) said son.

In a feat of astonishing scientific brilliance (otherwise known as magic), Dr. Shelley and his colleagues actually managed to resurrect the son! They literally brought him back from the dead!

In fact, the »

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