March 30, 2013 at 07:22
A lot of the thematic content in "Nameless" came directly from the classic Grimm tale "Rumpelstiltskin." In that story, Rumpelstiltskin was notorious for his infatuation with the concept of play, specifically the game he posed to the queen in which she was faced with the challenge of correctly guessing his name in order to keep her first-born child. We modernized the classic and fascinating concept of play and landed smack dab in the middle of video gaming culture, which served as a fitting backdrop for our tale. Nick and Hank's investigation was made into a game of sorts, drawing from other real life investigations like that of the famous Zodiac Killer case in California. On a separate note, we got to address Juliette's difficulty with the visions she has been having and how they relate to Nick by making Monroe and Rosalee more directly involved. On the Royal front, having Renard's spy pay a visit allowed for the transfer of some key information regarding some of the future developments in that arena, not to mention one gnarly assassination attempt. We also loved seeing actor Reggie Lee (Sgt. Wu) get some experience in the stunts department. All in all, first time Grimm director Charlie Haid did an amazing job.