Forgive me for the evil I have done you; my mother drove me to it; it was done against my will.
Nick goes to Marie’s trailer and tries to figure out which lock the key that she gave him unlocks.
As Renard goes out to his car, a man comes up behind him, takes his gun, and captures him. Renard knows the man, Woolsey, who rather apologetically informs the captain that his cousin wants to see him.
As Nick sits down, he knocks over a bottle of ink and spills it on the key. When he pushes it against a piece of paper he realizes that it has a pattern on it that leaves a distinctive mark. Before he can pursue the matter, Juliette calls to remind him that they’re due for their dinner with Hank and his mystery girlfriend, and Nick tells her that he’s on her way.
Woolsey takes Renard to an abandoned building where the captain’s cousin, Anton Krug, is waiting. He explains that his time limited and tells Renard that the Family is concerned that he hasn’t obtained the key from Nick yet. Anton tells Renard to get the key or they’ll go after it themselves, and refuses to accept Renard’s claim that he’s handling the matter. Renard disarms Woolsey and uses the gun to shoot and kill Krug. The captain tells Woolsey to take a message back to the Family, but when the man notes that they’ll kill him, Renard concedes the point and shoots him himself.
When Nick and Juliette arrive at the restaurant, Nick is shocked to discover that Hank is dating Adalind, the hexenbiest that killed his Aunt Marie. Hank goes to get their table and Adalind and Nick exchange veiled threats.
Renard goes to the home of a woman, Catherine, who is expecting him. She smells violence on him and Renard admits that it’s true, but Catherine assures him that she doesn’t have a problem with it and invites him inside.
Over dinner, Adalind talks about her career as a lawyer and Nick comments that two of the lawyers at her firm were recently killed. Adalind steps away to take a call and Nick suggests to his partner that she’s a bit too good to be true. He goes to the restroom while Hank tells Juliette that he started dating Adalind when he realized he couldn’t stop thinking about her.
Nick confronts Adalind in private and demands to know what she’s doing with his partner. He doesn’t believe her claim that she’s just falling in love and tells her to stay away from his partner. Smirking, Adalind threatens to scream if Nick doesn’t let her go. Once he releases her, Nick goes into the restroom and pounds the wall in frustration. Hank comes in to tell him that they’ve got a call on two corpses and wonders what’s going on. Nick says that he’s having some issues with Juliette and doesn’t want to talk about it, and the two detectives take a rain check on the dinner.
Catherine asks Renard if her debt is paid if Adalind success, and Renard flirts with her as he says that she knows he’ll keep his promise. He tells her that he needs Catherine to make sure that his plan goes as intended and promises that anyone who helps him will be rewarded.
Nick and Hank arrive at the abandoned building and Nick notices Wu eating chapstick. He tells them that there are two dead men and they apparently drove there in a Cadillac. As Hank examines the two bodies, he asks Nick what he thinks of Adalind and Nick tries to warn him off. He warns his partner that as cops they can’t get involved but Hank says that Nick should get to know her. He finds Krug’s cell phone beneath the car where it fell out of his pocket, and Nick watches Wu as he brings an evidence bag and eats more chap stick.
Back at the station, Wu is buying a soda and eating the coins, while Renard asks the partners for an update. They suggests that while the initial viewing suggests that Krug and Woolsey shot each other, that doesn’t jibe with the fact that they drove to the building together. The detectives have also confirmed that the two men flew together from Europe, and Nick theorizes that there was a third man involved. The cell phone broke when it hit the ground, and Hank assures the captain that they’re going to have the lab techs check the sim card. Renard steps away and Wu reports that the two murder victims had guns that they checked in at the airport. Hank goes to see Adalind and apologize for leaving her in the middle of dinner, while Wu complains that he’s having stomach pains. He claims that he’s been eating well, but then collapses. As Nick goes to help him, Renard doubles back and takes the evidence bag with the cell phone.
Adalind goes back to her apartment and finds Catherine waiting for her. She addresses the woman as Mother and says that she’s working for Renard. Adalind is surprised to learn that Catherine is there on Renard’s behalf to make sure that everything goes as planned, and her mother observes that Adalind is still in love with the captain. Adalind admits that her mother is right but that it won’t make any difference. She tells her mother that Hank’s partner is a Grimm and worries that things will get ugly, but Catherine assures her that she can handle it. Hank calls from outside to apologize and suggest that he stop by, but Adalind says that her mother is there and asks to see him later.
At the hospital, the doctor informs Nick that Wu has been eating small inedible objects without realizing it, possibly due to stress. She suggests that Wu made need psychological help to deal with his issues. Nick then goes to see Eddie and tells him about Adalind’s involvement with Hank. Eddie warns the Grimm that hexenbiests can be dangerous and use potions to captivate their victims, and suggests that they talk to Rosalee.
In his office, Renard carefully removes the sim chip from Krug’s phone and replaces it with a blank one.
Nick and Eddie tell Rosalee what has happened to Hank, and how it happened about the same time that her brother died. She checks the records and confirms that someone bought three potion ingredients from her brother just before he died. Rosalee explains that the ingredients can be used to create a spell to make someone fall deeply in love with the caster, and offers to find an antidote.
Renard put the cell phone back in the evidence bag and leaves it on Nick’s desk.
As Eddie and Rosalee go through the pocks looking for the precise potion, Rosalee realizes that Wu may have sampled the potion and became ill at her shop.
Catherine helps her daughter put leeches on her face to maintain her good looks, and Renard calls to tell Adalind to put his plan into motion.
The next morning, Nick goes back to the station and Hank shows him the phone. Nick admits that he left it behind when he checked on Wu, while Hank worries that he didn’t send flowers to Adalind calls to invite Hank to her place that night, and Nick asks to talk to her. He hints that he knows what she’s up to and Adalind hints that she has Hank under her spell. Once she hangs up, she turns to Renard, who is with her at her apartment. He congratulates her on her performance and notes how powerful she is. Meanwhile, Nick tries to warn Hank about Adalind without saying anything to give away his secrets. The lab tech comes over and tells them that the sim card is blank, and Nick is surprised to discover that it’s a new card in an older phone. Hank doesn’t notice, wrapped up in what color of flowers to send Adalind.
Rosalee finds the recipe they’re looking for and wakes up Eddie to tell him that it’s a death-for-love potion.
Nick goes to Renard’s office and tells him that the facts aren’t adding up in the case. He figures that there’s a third man involved and made it look like Woolsey and Krug shot each other, and then switched out the sim chip. Renard tells the detective that Krug’s family is well connected in Europe and have asked for the bodies to be returned and no investigation to be made. Their conversation is interrupted when Eddie calls to tell him that Hank is in danger.
When Nick gets back to the shop, Rosalee explains that the potion creates obsessive behavior in its victim and eventually causes their brain to overload, killing the body. She figures that Wu taking the potion caused him to start eating objects and that she was only able to treat the boils. Rosalee starts putting together an antidote and shows Nick the nasuflamme that they’ll have to use to inject it in the patients’ nostrils.
Wu is at home on his hands and knees eating the carpet and chuckling maniacally when Nick and the others arrive. They break down the door and force Wu to take the antidote. He spasms and locks up twice, and then starts recovering, spitting out the carpet. As he goes to the bedroom to put on some pants, Nick calls Hank, who will only say that he’s going to Adalind’s and has big plans. Nick, Eddie, and Rosalee quickly leave as Wu comes back out and wonders where everyone has gone.
Adalind invites Hank in. A few minutes later, she leaves out the back way while Nick and the others get there. When they go inside, they find Hank unconscious on the bed. Rosalee figures that Adalind has used her own blood to change the potion, making the antidote useless. Since Hank had sex with Adalind, he has fallen entirely under her spell and the only way to stop the spell is to kill the caster. Adalind calls Nick and tells him that Hank will be dead by morning unless he meets her at the Bremen Ruins and hands over the key. Nick hangs up and tells the others what Adalind wants, and Rosalee says that they’ll need Nick’s blood to defeat Adalind.
A short time later, Nick goes to the ruins and finds Adalind waiting for him. He tells her that he’s not giving her the key and that it’s time to settle their differences... violently. Adalind transforms and leaps at him.
At Adalind’s apartment, Eddie worries that Nick is in trouble and insists he should have gone with him. Rosalee tells him that Nick needed to do it on their own, and they’ll know if Adalind is dead because Hank will wake up.
Nick finally manages to pin Adalind down and then kisses her on the lips. Shocked and angry, she bites his lip and his blood pours down her throat. Nick backs away and Adalind wonders what he’s done, and then screams in pain as all of her magical energy leaves her body.
Hank jerks awake and Rosalee and Eddie help him.
Adalind realizes that by drinking the blood of a Grimm, she has been stripped of her powers. Stunned, Adalind wanders off into the forest, while Eddie calls to tell Nick that his partner is fine... and wondering why they’re in Adalind’s bedroom.
Catherine is at home when Adalind comes to see her. She realizes what Nick has done and slaps Adalind, saying that she has hurt them both by failing to get the key. Renard comes in and admits that he underestimated Nick and Adalind was stupid. Catherine tells her daughter that she’s been punished by losing her powers and now she’s nothing but a pretty girl. Crying, Adalind leaves the house and wanders off.
Nick goes back to the trailer and finishes copying the pattern from the four panels of the key. He looks at the image and realizes that it’s a map. Share this article with your friends