If you’re like me, often times when the fall premiere TV season is near, I’m hit with a big dilemma. A show that looks very interesting is going into another season, and I’ve missed the prior one (or ones). Looking at the schedule, catching up via Netflix or DVD is impossible, so I either accumulate episodes on an already overstuffed DVR or I just let it go and hope some year I’ll work it in through marathon viewing.
This year, that dilemma is with Grimm. There was a reason why I didn’t watch season One. It was on opposite “Supernatural” and you know I couldn’t miss that. But the previews through the Olympics have been just too enticing, and the second season premieres much earlier than other shows this Monday, August 13 at 10 pm.
Luckily, NBC has come to the rescue! They’ve provided a quick way for those of us who missed season one to learn all we need to know to start with season two. So here’s getting to know Grimm season one. By the end of this summary you’ll know everything you need to watch the season two premiere and not feel completely lost.
Let’s start with the basics. First, what exactly is this series about? Here’s the breakdown per NBC:
A long time ago, the world lived under the rule of self-serving Royal families. There were heroes and there were villains. Certain bloodlines possessed the gift of seeing a person’s true nature, giving them unparalleled ability to maintain harmony. Those who vied for power took advantage of these talented individuals by forcing them to rally the fiercest warriors behind their banner. One such bloodline achieved notoriety both through their unique practice of profiling malcontents, as well as their gruesome methods of issuing justice. Over time, the Royals’ control began to dissolve, and the accounts that originally served as warnings became nothing more than folk legend.
Today the Grimm bloodline has a new emissary who has achieved his own notoriety by way of his uncharacteristic morals. Thanks in large part to an unlikely ally named Monroe, and a plethora of knowledge left to him by his late Aunt Marie, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Turn the Beat Around”) has been rewriting his ancestors’ stories one case at a time.However, Nick is slowly learning he can’t rewrite the same happy endings.Sometimes the wrong person spots the wolf in sheep’s clothing, the son isn’t always the apple of his mother’s eye, and sleeping beauty doesn’t always awaken unscathed…
For centuries a collection of keys has been sought by many, particularly by descendants of the Seven Royal Families that once ruled the world. One of these keys, thought lost through time, found its way into the hands of a Grimm named Marie Kessler. On her deathbed, she passed it along to her nephew, Nick Burkhardt, just days after he came to learn of his Grimm ability and heritage. Protecting the key is but one of several Grimm responsibilities Nick has come to face since he learned of his ancestry. Through a wealth of knowledge left to him by his Aunt Marie and the help of a reformed Wesen, Nick has realized why he must continue with his bloodline’s tradition of criminal profiling. In addition, he has been able to progressively connect with his inner Grimm. This connection allows a Grimm to channel from his ancestors, bringing out a raw and enhanced physicality in times of need, especially when fighting Wesen.
Nick was later introduced to a formidable and mysterious power: the coins of Zakynthos. These are three coins that take hold of the bearer causing him to lose all inhibition, and in time, bringing out the evil within. While Grimms are more immune to their influence than most, the coins have been known to leave previous owners obsessed, driving them to all depths of madness. Notable previous owners include: Nero, Liu Bang, and Hitler. The death of Nick’s parents is thought to be tied to these coins, but recent events have revealed many new layers to that theory.
Nick’s attempts to shield his fiancée, Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch, “The Artist”), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby, “Lincoln Heights”), from the hazards of his new life have reached a crisis, leaving Juliette in a mysterious coma and Hank on the verge of a mental breakdown.
With help from his confidants, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner, “The Ugly Truth”) — both reformed Grimm creatures, Nick must help those closest to him while still facing off against all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, the Grimm Brothers. As Nick develops his ability to harness his inner Grimm, he begins to question what he once knew, never more so than when he is reunited with his mother (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, “Scarface”), also a Grimm, whom he thought dead for the past 18 years. Reggie Lee (“The Dark Knight Rises”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”) also star as Sgt. Wu and Captain Renard, respectively.
Luckily, there are several videos that help those of us “visual” people who find summaries a bit overwhelming. Here’s a seven minute “season one” catch up:
Want to get to know the characters? NBC has also provided interviews from each core cast member. They talk about their characters in season one and what to expect in season two. Also, there’s a bio of each cast member in case you see someone and have a “Hey, it’s that guy!” moment.
David Giuntoli stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Nick Burkhardt, the steadfast Portland detective turned Grimm-creature profiler.
Earlier last year, Giuntoli appeared in the CBS pilot “The Quinn-tuplets,” alongside Amber Tamblyn and Molly Parker. Most recently Giuntoli was seen in the NBC series “Love Bites.”
Giuntoli’s many television credits include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Deep End,” “Privileged,” “Private Practice,” and the MTV original movie “Turn the Beat Around.”
After moving to Los Angeles, Giuntoli studied under Christopher Fields before joining the acclaimed Echo Theater Company.
Giuntoli grew up in St. Louis and attended Indiana University.
Russell Hornsby stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Nick’s partner, Hank Griffin, who is blind to Nick’s new powers in the Grimm world. Hornsby is best known for his long-running lead role as Los Angeles cop Eddie Sutton in “Lincoln Heights.” Most recently, he starred opposite Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in August Wilson’s “Fences.”
He also completed a season of HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated drama “In Treatment,” opposite Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest.
His additional television credits include Showtime’s “Shameless,” “Law and Order,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Good Wife,” and “Playmakers.” His feature film credits include “After the Sunset,” “Big Fat Liar,” “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” “Meet the Parents,” and “Stuck.” His theater credits include “King Hedley,” ”Gem of the Ocean,” “Two Trains Running,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Joe Louis Blues” and “Six Degrees of Separation.”
Hornsby attended Boston University, College of Fine Arts.
Reggie Lee stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Sgt. Wu, an officer in the Portland Police Department.
Lee is well known for his role as Secret Service Agent Bill Kim on “Prison Break” as well as for playing Chow Yun Fat’s villainous right-hand man, Tai Huang, in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” More recently, he starred in “Life as We Know It” with Katherine Heigl, and just finished filming “Here Comes the Boom” with Kevin James and Salma Hayek. Later this year, Lee will be seen starring opposite Jason Statham in the Lionsgate action feature “Safe.”
Since having starred as Lance Nguyen — the snakeskin-wearing, motorcycleriding, cold-blooded killer — in Universal’s high-octane blockbuster “The Fast and the Furious” in 2001, Lee has also appeared in “Masked and Anonymous” with Bob Dylan, Syfy’s thriller “Frankenfish,” “Net Games,” “X.C.U.” and most recently, the horror film “Dimples.”
Lee had a memorable role opposite Alison Lohman and Justin Long in Sam Raimi’s thriller for Universal Pictures “Drag Me to Hell.” He was also seen in Ben Stiller’s directorial debut, “Tropic Thunder,” opposite Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.
On television, Lee co-starred as Zhing Zhang in the comedy “Luis.” He also appeared as Officer Jim Chang on Lifetime’s “The Division,” Dr. Oliver Lee on “Judging Amy” and Assistant District Attorney Brian Chin on “Philly.” Most recently, Lee had regular roles on “Persons Unknown” and “No Ordinary Family.”
Additionally, Lee has guest starred on more than 20 television shows, including “ER,” “Ellen Again,” “Strong Medicine,” “Mad About You,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Chicago Hope,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Babylon 5,” “Party of Five” and “The Magic Pearl,” the first all-Asian animation for TV.
Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Lee is the eldest of three sons and, in addition to English, continues to speak Tagalog and conversational Mandarin and Cantonese. When Lee was a child, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from a Franciscan high school. The 1990s found him relocating to Los Angeles where he immediately found work in television and theatre. He then hit the road and toured nationally in the musical “Heartstrings,” and later in “Miss Saigon,” and was ultimately cast in the original company of the 1994 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” In 1997, Lee received a Drama-Logue Critics Award for his performance in “F.O.B.” at East West Players and continues to be active with the nation’s leading American theatre.
Sasha Roiz stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Captain Renard, Nick’s politically adept superior officer and a descendant of a powerful line of Grimm royalty.
Roiz’s “Grimm” character follows his last regular role as Sam Adama, a brutal mob enforcer, on the critically acclaimed Syfy series “Caprica,” prequel to “Battlestar Galactica.”
In recent years, Roiz has become a familiar face on TV screens. In addition to ”Caprica,” he has made numerous guest appearances on some of television’s most notable programs, including “House,” “The Mentalist,” “Lie To Me,” “CSI,” ”NCIS,” and “Castle,” as well as in a series arc on the most recent season of ”Warehouse 13.”
Roiz’s introduction to feature films was in a supporting role in the blockbuster “The Day After Tomorrow,” followed by “16 Blocks,” “Man of the Year” and ”Unthinkable.” Roiz shot his first starring film role in the independent science fiction thriller “Extracted.”
Raised in Montreal, Canada, Roiz trained theatrically at the Guildford Conservatoire (UK). Upon returning to Montreal, he began to work consistently in theatre, earning a nomination for his performance at the “Masques Awards” (Quebec’s Theatre Awards). Roiz moved to Los Angeles six years ago, where he currently resides.
Bitsie Tulloch stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Juliette Silverton, Nick’s (David Giuntoli) loyal girlfriend, who is wary of his recent forays into the Grimm world.
Tulloch previously starred as Dylan on Ed Zwick’s NBC drama series “quarterlife.” First made as an Internet series, “quarterlife” explored the lives of six creative twentysomethings trying to find their way in the world. Tulloch led the cast as a journalist who perplexes friends with her revelatory video blog. Her additional television credits include a recurring role on “Outlaw” and guest-starring roles on ”House,” “The West Wing,” “Cold Case,” “Lost” and “Moonlight.” She also had a recurring role in the online serial “lonelygirl15.”
On the film front, Tulloch co-starred in the Academy Award-winning silent film ”The Artist” with John Goodman and James Cromwell. She stars in the upcoming family drama “Caroline and Jackie,” which she also co-produced, opposite Marguerite Moreau. Additional film credits include Neil LaBute’s “Lakeview Terrace” with Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Patrick Wilson; ”Uncross the Stars” with Barbara Hershey and Ron Perlman”; “Antigone” opposite Keith Carradine; the romantic comedy “Losing Control”; and the independent feature “Riding the Pine.” She also voiced one of the characters in the animated feature “Alpha and Omega,” along with Hayden Panetierre, Justin Long and Dennis Hopper.
Tulloch’s theater credits include performances of “Oleanna,” “Hamlet” and ”Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” as well as the Pico Playhouse production of ”Quarterlife,” a performance that garnered her an LA Weekly Theater Award nomination.
Born in San Diego, Calif., Tulloch spent her formative years living overseas in Spain, Uruguay and Argentina until she landed in New York for middle and high school. She attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude with a double major in literature and fine arts.
Tulloch is an active participant and celebrity representative for the Corazon de Vida Foundation, through which she fundraises and visits orphanages in Tijuana; she has appeared on CNN in support of the cause.
Bree Turner stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Rosalee Calvert, an apothecary Fuchsbau who returns to Portland after her brother’s death to run his shop.
Earlier this year, Turner appeared in the feature films “Jewtopia” and “Smashed,” the latter having premiered at Sundance Film Festival. In 2009 she starred in “The Ugly Truth” along with Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. She also co-starred with Lindsay Lohan in “Just My Luck.”
Her recent television credits include “The Mentalist,” “Raising Hope,” “The Wedding Band,” “Rules of Engagement,” “The Ghost Whisperer,” “Masters of Horror” and “Cold Case.”
Born and raised in Northern California, Turner came to Southern California to attend UCLA and actively pursue dance and acting. She also studied abroad at King’s College in London. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Weir Mitchell stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Monroe, a reformed Blutbat, who is Nick’s reluctant informant.
Mitchell has worked steadily during his time in Los Angeles, making over 100 television guest appearances on series, including “My Name is Earl,” “The Mentalist,” “Numb3rs,” “Burn Notice” and “Prison Break.” He has also appeared in many feature films.
One of Mitchell’s enduring passions is the theatre, where he has directed, produced and starred in numerous productions of classical, as well as new, works in Los Angeles and around the country. He has also spent some time behind the camera, helming a short film last year, “Song in a Convenience Store,” which appeared in several film festivals around the country, including the Athens Film Festival where it won Best Narrative Short.
Mitchell hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Los Angeles after finishing his graduate studies in theatre arts at the University of California, San Diego.
Season One Episode Summaries
GRIMM SEASON 1
If you weren’t watching last season – or you missed an episode — don’t worry. The following episode updates will provide everything you need to know about Season 1 – including Nick’s relationships, the Creature world, and the important discoveries that Nick makes about himself, his parents and what it means to be a Grimm. Now, get ready for the Season 2 premiere on August 13!
PILOT (Little Red Riding Hood)
INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC GRIMM FAIRY TALES—NICK BURKHARDT’S LIFE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HIS FAMILY’S LEGACY IS REVEALED—KATE BURTON GUEST STARS—After the mysterious brutal attack of a local college co-ed, Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovers he is the descendant of an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world. With help from his reluctant confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology. Reggie Lee and Sasha Roiz also star.
BEARS WILL BE BEARS (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
A HOME INVASION REVEALS A FAMILY’S BARBARIC HISTORY – KATE BURTON (“GREY’S ANATOMY”) GUEST STARS – A case of breaking and entering introduces Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a mysterious family whose cultural background blurs the line between right and wrong. Meanwhile, Nick tasks Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) with safeguarding Aunt Marie (guest star Kate Burton). Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
BEEWARE (The Queen Bee)
A SOCIAL MEDIA CRAZE DISGUISES A STRING OF BIZARRE MURDERS – The station is abuzz as Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to a case where an innocent flash mob results in a gruesome homicide. As Nick delves further into the investigation, he learns more about his unique family history, and finds himself conflicted when he and Hank are assigned to protect a dark character from his recent past. Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE LEAD TO A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER’S DISTURBING SECRET – After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick (David Giuntoli) sends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect. In the meantime, a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he’ll have to get past Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz). Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch and Reggie Lee also star.
DANSE MACABRE (The Pied Piper of Hamelin)
A MORBID DISCOVERY AT A LOCAL PREP SCHOOL LEADS NICK TO A TROUBLED MUSIC PRODIGY WITH A SECRET — Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) investigation of a dead high school teacher leads them to the school’s outcast, Roddy. Nick realizes that there’s more to Roddy than meets the eye, and enlists Monroe’s (Silas Weir Mitchell) help to get through to the troubled teenager before he exacts revenge on the students who wronged him. Meanwhile, Nick learns that his presence is beginning to affect the creature world. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
THREE BAD WOLVES (English Fairy Tales)
A SUSPICIOUS FIRE REVEALS A RIVALRY WITH CONNECTIONS TO MONROE – JAIME RAY NEWMAN GUEST STARS — Nick (David Giuntoli) is called to a suspected arson case, which exposes a longstanding family feud that brings Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) face-to-face with characters from his troubled past. While Monroe wrestles with restraining his wild side, it’s up to Nick to keep everything from going up in flames. Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
LET DOWN YOUR HAIR (Rapunzel)
A VIOLENT MURDER IN THE WOODS UNVEILS A LONG FORGOTTEN MISSING PERSONS CASE — A mysterious homicide deep in the woods leads to Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) reopening a long-abandoned missing persons case. When Nick suspects this abducted person might be a feral creature, he asks Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) to help remind this wild child of her human nature. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
GAME OGRE (Jack and the Giant Killer)
AN ESCAPED FUGITIVE’S MURDEROUS RAMPAGE LANDS AT NICK’S FRONT DOOR — An escapee returns to Portland seeking revenge against those who put him behind bars. His unusual strength and high tolerance for pain makes Nick (David Giuntoli) take notice. As the case escalates, Nick and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) are put in danger, and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) is called into action to help put an end to the convict’s deadly rampage. Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee and Sasha Roiz also star.
OF MOUSE AND MAN (Of Mice and Men)
A VICTIM OF ABUSE TAKES MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS TO GET RID OF THE MEMORIES OF HIS TROUBLED CHILDHOOD — While investigating a gruesome homicide, Nick (David Giuntoli) learns that a seemingly mild-mannered resident could be suppressing a potential inner monster created by an abusive childhood. Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) is sent an unsettling message by the Wesen community, who are beginning to question whether his priorities lie with them or with the Grimm. Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
ORGAN GRINDER (Hansel and Gretel)
NICK DISCOVERS THE WESEN WORLD HAS AN UNUSUAL USE FOR HUMAN ORGANS — DARYL SABARA AND HANNAH MARKS GUEST STAR – As Portland’s homeless youth start to go missing, Nick (David Giuntoli) uncovers a deadly black market supplying the Grimm world with human organs for all types of elixirs. As the investigation heightens, Nick and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) befriend a pair of homeless siblings, Hanson (guest star Daryl Sabara, “Spy Kids”) and Gracie (guest star Hannah Marks, “Necessary Roughness”), whose friends have gone missing. Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
TARENTELLA (Goblin Spider)
A STRING OF HOMICIDES LEADS NICK AND HANK TO A WOMAN WITH A DEADLY SECRET –AMY ACKER GUEST STARS–Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) find themselves on the hunt for a deadly heartbreaker (guest star Amy Acker, “Angel,” “Alias”) who leaves behind a web of dead bodies. Meanwhile, Nick’s growing recognition among the creature world is starting to threaten not only his safety, but Juliette’s (Bitsie Tulloch) as well, and it may be time for him to take action to keep her safe. Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee.
LAST GRIMM STANDING (The Slave and the Lion)
NICK AND HANK’S INVESTIGATION OF A TRAGIC MURDER LEADS TO A FIGHT CLUB UNLIKE ANY OTHER—A bizarre double homicide leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to a boxing gym, which Nick discovers is a supplier for a darker, ritualistic fight club in the creature world. When Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) lends a hand and gets in over his head, Nick must dig deep and find his inner “Grimm” to defend him. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
THREE COINS IN A FUCHSBAU (The Master-Thief)
THE SEARCH FOR A MURDER SUSPECT LEADS TO POWERFUL RARE COINS AND ANSWERS TO NICK’S PAST – TITUS WELLIVER GUEST STARS – A failed jewelry store robbery results in a murder that finds Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) immersed in a hunt for rare coins. Nick soon learns that these coins have an unsettling effect on whomever possesses them, as Hank and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) begin to exhibit unusual behavior. Meanwhile, a mysterious old friend of Aunt Marie’s (guest star Titus Welliver,“Lost”) brings information about Nick’s family and what led to his parents’ deaths. Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell and Reggie Lee also star.
PLUMED SERPENT (The Two Brothers)
NICK’S LATEST CASE THREATENS HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH JULIETTE –DANIEL BALDWIN (“HOMICIDE”) AND DANIELLE PANABAKER (“FRIDAY THE 13TH”) GUEST STAR — While investigating an arson-related homicide with Hank (Russell Hornsby), Nick (David Giuntoli) finds himself in the heated world of Portland fire-dancing where he meets a woman (guest star Danielle Panabaker) who might just be too hot to handle. With Monroe’s (Silas Weir Mitchell) help, Nick will have to find out if he can investigate the case without getting himself, or those close to him, burned. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
ISLAND OF DREAMS
THE CREATURE AND HUMAN WORLDS COLLIDE AFTER THE BRUTAL MURDER OF A SPICE SHOP OWNER – BREE TURNER AND CLAIRE COFFEE GUEST STAR – After the grisly murder of a familiar shop owner, Nick (David Giuntoli) joins forces with Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) to help solve the murder. When the shop owner’s sister, Rosalee (guest star Bree Turner), comes to town, Nick thinks he may have found a new ally in the creature world. Elsewhere, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) enlists Adalind (guest star Claire Coffee) to cast a spell on Hank (Russell Hornsby). Meanwhile, Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee) unwittingly becomes entangled in Adalind’s dastardly plan. Bitsie Tulloch also stars.
THE THING WITH FEATHERS (The Nightingale)
NICK’S ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY WITH JULIETTE TAKES AN UNEXPECTED TURN — AZURA SKYE, BREE TURNER, CLAIRE COFFEE AND JOSH RANDALL GUEST STAR– Nick (David Giuntoli) pulls out all the stops to plan a romantic getaway for Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) in an attempt to get their relationship back on track. Nick’s duties as a Grimm get in the way of romance when he meets their unsettling neighbors (guest stars Azura Skye and Josh Randall) and discovers that the troubled wife has a rare and valuable treasure to protect. It’s left to Nick to keep everyone safe. Back in Portland, Hank (Russell Hornsby) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) each find themselves on the brink of new romantic relationships. Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
LOVE SICK (Donkey Cabbages)
NICK COMES FACE TO FACE WITH HIS WORST ENEMY — BREE TURNER, CLAIRE COFFEE AND JESSICA TUCK GUEST STAR — Nick (David Giuntoli) and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) join Hank for dinner, where Nick discovers Hank’s mystery date is none other than Adalind (guest star Claire Coffee), the same Hexenbiest who tried to kill Aunt Marie. Meanwhile, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) takes matters into his own hands when a visit from foreign representatives of his royal bloodline threatens his position. Elsewhere, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (guest star Bree Turner) are called into action when the lives of Hank and Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee) hang in the balance.
CAT AND MOUSE (Iron John)
NICK MUST CHOOSE SIDES WHEN HIS DUTY AS A GRIMM CONFLICTS WITH HIS DUTY AS A DETECTIVE — BREE TURNER, SEBASTIAN ROCHE AND NEIL HOPKINS GUEST STAR – While investigating a string of murders, Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) learn that their suspect’s crime wave began overseas. When Nick discovers the suspect (guest star Neil Hopkins) is being harbored by none other than Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (guest star Bree Turner), he realizes he’s hunting the hunted, a freedom fighter trying desperately to escape the clutches of a creature bounty hunter (guest star Sebastian Roche). Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
LEAVE IT TO BEAVERS (The Three Billy Goats Gruff)
A LONG-STANDING FEUD COMES TO LIGHT AND NICK TAKES STEPS TO UNLEASH HIS INNER GRIMM — DAVID ZAYAS (”DEXTER”) GUEST STARS – As Nick (David Giuntoli) delves into the trailer’s weapons cabinet and his inner Grimm, the investigation of a dead construction worker leads him into a longstanding conflict in the creature world. Sensing an unfamiliar threat, the suspect takes it upon himself to summon reapers to town to eliminate the Grimm once and for all. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) insists that Nick invite Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) over for dinner, making for quite the interesting evening. Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star
HAPPILY EVER AFTERMATH (Cinderella)
THE CLASSIC CINDERELLA TALE TAKES A DARK TURN — Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy matriarch, after her stepdaughter loses everything in a Ponzi scheme. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) does some digging into the mysterious death of Nick’s parents in an effort to help him find closure. Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
BIGFEET (Hans the Hedgehog)
A STRANGE ANIMAL ATTACK NEAR A HORRIFYING DOUBLE HOMICIDE INVOKES THE LEGEND OF “BIGFOOT” — ROGER BART AND KENNETH MITCHELL GUEST STAR — After Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) stumbles upon a brutal murder, Nick (David Giuntoli) learns the suspected creature (guest star Kenneth Mitchell), a friend of Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), is suffering from a mysterious condition — the inability to completely return to human form. This mysterious condition leads them to a therapist (guest star Roger Bart) who has created an artificial drug to suppress the creature side, with horrifying side effects. Meanwhile, the investigation takes a surprising turn when Hank (Russell Hornsby) sees something he can’t quite explain. Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK (The Sleeping Beauty)
SEASON FINALE — THE SEARCH FOR THE MYSTERIOUS GOLD COINS INTENSIFIES AS THE BODY COUNT IN PORTLAND RISES – MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO AND BREE TURNER GUEST STAR – As Nick (David Giuntoli) delves deeper into his life as a Grimm, a trail of grotesque murders reignites the search for the elusive gold coins. The arrival of a mysterious woman in black (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) begins to get in the way of Nick and Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) investigation as extra precautions have to be taken to ensure their safety. Meanwhile, Nick’s ability to keep his true nature secret from Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) reaches a tipping point. Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.
Now that you’ve caught up with season one, want to know more about season two? Okay, SPOILER ALERT! Here’s the description of the first two episodes of season two:
“Bad Teeth” August 13, 2012
A FOREIGN AGENDA TO HUNT DOWN NICK IS REVEALED AS THE BODY COUNT IN PORTLAND RISES –BRIAN TEE, JAMES FRAIN AND MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO GUEST STARS — After their face-off with Kimura (guest star Brian Tee), Nick (David Giuntoli) finds himself trying to come to grips with the return of his mother, Kelly Burkhardt (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). A trail of brutal murders unveils a foreign conspiracy to hunt down Nick, leading to several revelations about his past. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) still lies in her mysteriously-induced coma as Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) work tirelessly to bring her out of it safely. Elsewhere, Hank (Russell Hornsby) struggles with the shocking truths he’s recently seen and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) deals with unexpected family issues when his estranged brother (guest star James Frain) comes back into his life. Reggie Lee also stars.
“The Kiss” August 20, 2012
TWO GRIMMS ARE BETTER THAN ONE AS NICK JOINS FORCES WITH HIS MOTHER TO TAKE DOWN HIS GREATEST THREAT YET – JAMES FRAIN, JESSICA TUCK, MIKE DOPUD AND MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO GUEST-STAR – As Nick (David Giuntoli) and his mother (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) continue to battle the Mauvais Dentes (guest star Mike Dopud), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) fight against the clock to save Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch). More details are revealed about the source of Juliette’s illness, resulting in an epic showdown. Back at the precinct, Hank (Russell Hornsby) senses that something is amiss when Nick lands in hot water with the FBI. Meanwhile, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) continues to reveal himself as he deals with his estranged brother (guest star James Frain). Reggie Lee also stars.
Here’s a Fan Q&A with executive producers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf.
Behind the Scenes Stuff
Yes, for you production junkies, NBC has even provided some tidbits of Grimm behind the scenes.
I guess all that’s left is the studio credits!
“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by Stephen Carpenter and David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf. Sean Hayes,
Todd Milliner (“Hot in Cleveland”) and Norberto Barba (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) also serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.
“Grimm” premieres Monday, August 13th at 10 pm. Later in the Fall, “Grimm” can be found in its regular timeslot Fridays at 9pm.