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"Grimm" Has More Fairy Tales to Tell With Midseason Return

The fan favorite series' romantic rivalries heat up.



    "Grimm" Has More Fairy Tales to Tell With Midseason Return
    David Giuntoli (l.) and russell Hornsby in "Grimm"

    Happily ever after? Not a likely scenario any time soon for the characters on “Grimm,” but the fantasy/procedural hybrid’s rabid legion of devoted fans will certainly be thrilled as the show returns after a lengthy hiatus.

    Addressing the jaw-dropping moment of the fall finale – in which Nick (David Giuntoli) finally discovers the manipulated romance brewing between the treacherous Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) and memory-addled Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) – is where the season resumes. “This had to come to a head,” says executive producer David Greenwalt. “We didn't want to just play it out forever between the two of them, because it is Nick’s girl that Renard is messing around with – albeit under a spell.”

    The actors playing out the love triangle are thrilled to see it heat up. “I was very excited to finally have a confrontation,” says Roiz. “We waited a season and a half to see what will transpire when he finally discovers, and it's going to be a powder keg.” “It comes to blows,” adds Giuntoli, “and he has a bit of a height advantage on me, but I had a rage advantage on him.”

    Tulloch suggests she’ll also be getting physical –in a different way – with one of her suitors. “In addition to the kerfuffle between these handsome men,” she says, “there was also a bedroom scene that was so intense that it required a stunt coordinator and hours of rehearsal, which is really, really fun and crazy.”

    Now that Claire Coffee has been upgraded to series regular as lawyer/recovering Hexenbiest Adalind Schade, the actress promises that her hard-edged character will continue to have a bad attitude in her quest for vengeance, “bitchier beyond my wildest dreams, in fact,” she adds with a laugh. “I've been doing a lot of reading and research about psychopaths, because she's fueled mostly by ambition: you get one thing, you want the next thing. She doesn't have a lot of friends, and so far I don't think she's focused on that. She's more focused on this supreme amount of power that she has in her mind.”

    And then there’s the not-so-monstrous Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), and his back-on-track romance with just returned Rosalee (Bree Turner). “I feel like I'm having more fun than a guy should have,” says Mitchell of his passion for the series. “I love the stories that the writers are writing. I love the themes. I think they're really pertinent and they're handled in a very delightful way. There's dark, there's light, there's a gallows humor thanks to these guys, and we're dealing with crime and real stuff – there's nothing I don't like about this situation.”

    "Grimm" airs Friday evenings at 9 p.m. ET on NBC

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