For fans of “Grimm,” the show’s long hiatus has seemed interminable, but on Mach 8 it returns for the second half of Season 2, and according to Executive Producer David Greenwalt, it is going to be “better, badder and bigger.”
Finally, the stories between Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee) and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz), the Captain and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), and most importantly, the Captain and Nick (David Giuntoli) pay off big time.
“All these things come to a head. That is what we want. We pay off our cliffhangers. We don’t keep them going forever,” Greenwalt says.
So here is why you should watch:
Nick discovers that the other man in Juliette’s life is the Captain. In order for the antidote to the poison that Adalind had her cat scratch Juliette with to work, as the royal prince in the United States, the Captain had to wake her with a kiss. And in the mid-season finale, Juliette finally confessed to Nick that she has feelings for another man — but she didn’t tell him who.
“It finally all comes to a big, angry kerfuffle,” Giuntoli says. “He has a bit of a height advantage on me, but I have a rage advantage on him.”
“I was very excited to finally have a confrontation,” Roiz adds.”It is a powder keg. It is fun to work with David now that he is in the middle.”
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Since Renard felt it important to keep Juliette alive in order to keep Nick in town, the two men may eventually become allies. “It depends what service nick can perform for the Captain,” Greenwalt says. “He would rather have him as an ally.”
“There are some big issues that have to be dealt with first. They have to come to terms,” adds executive producer Jim Kouf.
We find out if the royals in Europe were able to restore Adalind’s powers to her.
When Nick figured out that Adalind used her cat to poison Juliette, he consulted his aunt’s books and figured out a way to strip her of her Hexenbiest powers. Now she is back, but it still isn’t clear what her status is — Hexenbiest or human.
“You will find out, but let me say this. There is a line in the show: You don’t have to be a witch to do this kind of damage,” Greenwalt teases.
Will the triangle between Nick, the Captain and Juliette continue? When Juliette and the Captain saw each other for the first time after the initial kiss that woke her, their emotions kicked into gear and they had this really strong attraction for each other. They tried to resist, but they have actually spent some time together.
“There has been a triangle, but we are going to blow all that up,” Greenwalt says. “We are going to blow that to smithereens. We are not interested in carrying that on forever.”
Will Juliette ever get her memory of Nick back? “One of the big arcs in the second half of the season is she begins to lose her mind entirely,” Greenwalt says. “There are some great metaphors for her lost memory. We hope she recovers because she could die or recover. It could go any way.”
Are there any new, cool Grimms? “There is a fly creature that is the most abhorrent creature I have ever seen,” Greenwalt says. “There is also a really interesting high-tech, modern, video-game playing computer guy who is like Rumpelstiltskin, but the fly guy is based on ‘The Sandman’ and is very chilling. He lives on people’s tears. He sucks their tears. He lives on their sorrow.”
“Grimm” returns to NBC on Friday, March 8 at 9/8c.