Ep. 209: La Llorona

Grimm - Season 2

Episode Title: La Llorona

Original Airdate: October 26, 2012

 

Official Description:

IT’S HALLOWEEN IN PORTLAND AND A SERIES OF BIZARRE CHILD ABDUCTIONS LEAD NICK TO A GHOST STORY THAT MAY BE REALITY – KATE DEL CASTILLO GUEST STARS — Despite the enthusiastic anticipation of the city’s residents for Halloween, a series of horrifying child abductions make their way to Portland, quickly spoiling the holiday spirit. Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) join forces with Valentina Espinosa (guest star Kate del Castillo, Telemundo’s “La Reina del Sur”), a mysterious detective from Albuquerque, to help find and capture the elusive suspect. Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) joins their investigation, acting as the precinct’s fill-in Spanish translator. The more Nick digs into the case, the more he realizes the pattern of the kidnapping matches those in the famed Hispanic horror story “La Llorona,” a story with its roots intertwined with his own family’s history. Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) celebrates the holiday in fine style as he teaches the neighborhood bullies a lesson. Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.

 

Directed by: Holly Dale

Written by: Akela Cooper

Production Code: 209

 

Opening Quote: “On many a dark night people would see her walking along the riverbank and crying for her children.” – Literature quote from: La Llorona

 

This quote was taken from the ancient hispanic tale of La Llorona (The Weeping Woman). It tells the story of a woman who married a wealthy man. They were in love and had two boys. But as the years passed by, the husband began to hate the woman, only taking interest in the boys. When the woman found out that his husband was with someone else, the woman fell into a rage and drowned her two sons in the river. When she realizad what she had done, it was too late. The villagers said that they saw her spirit wandering along the river crying for her children. This tale is told as a warning for misbehaving children. The episode was very close to the original legend.

 

Ratings:

Rating/Share 18-49: 2.0/6

Viewers (millions): 6.11

DVR 18-49: 1.2

DVR Viewers (millions): 2.84

Total 18-49: 3.2

Total Viewers (millions): 8.93

 

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