Originally Posted by oink
It hasn't been explained how the process of Grimmhood works.
Too true, because no story has required such an explanation. I'm simply hoping that, just like the advent of Faith clarified how the Slayer thing functioned, the introduction of Trubel will force the writers to have Nick say some things out loud that will help fill in the background of Grimms.
The biggest gap, for me, is this: the need for Grimms is obviously world-wide, yet there seem to very few of them, and they are not organized. There are no Watchers, just Nick's mom, her sister, and a trailer. There was a reason the one Slayer was where she was: the Hellmouth.
If only Portland has a Grimm, is it because all the Wessen are somehow migrating to Portland? If not, why is there no apparent evidence of nasty Wessen running amok unchecked everywhere else? If there are Grimms everywhere, why doesn't one of them organize an International Association of Grimms for mutual support and information? They could have conventions and everything. Heck, why doesn't Nick ask the Captain to tell him more about the historical background of all this?
Ach. The more I think about this, the more annoying it gets. It's impossible to believe Nick wouldn't mine the Captain for information about the Wessen/Grimm milieu, as well as study everything in the trailer. Nick must understand everything by now. Which means the writers are purposefully not sharing with us, the audience.
Which brings me back to Trubel being the perfect opportunity for some infodumps from Nick. If they're not forthcoming, I may find it too frustrating to continue.