Tonight, NBC’s Grimm reaches a huge milestone: 100 episodes. And it does so in adventurous fashion. After last week’s cliffhanger, it’s time toÂ find out where Nick and Monroe landed after their great big fall. Spoiler Alert: It’s about as Raiders of the Lost Ark as this show can get when there’s an ancient map, an old church, and a treasure involved.
Synopsis for “Into the Schwarzwald”
- Nick (David Giuntoli) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) find a treasure in Germany that has been hidden for centuries. Back in Portland, Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) joins Hank (Russell Hornsby) and Wu (Reggie Lee) to track down a deadly assassin who has thrown Portland into havoc. Little do they know that Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) is on a hunt of her own for the same man. Meanwhile, someone from Rosalee’s (Bree Turner) past tracks her down. Claire Coffee also stars.
Still reeling from last week’s Nick and Adalind um, love connection? Well, episode #100 is big for many of the show’s characters.
- Nick and Monroe go through a lot to get what they want. Is their search successful? And can they get out of their predicament alive? Or at the very least not damaged?
- Rosalee’s past comes back to haunt her. How will she react to this intrusion?
At a recent event celebrating Grimm reaching 100, Claire Coffee could only say this about Adalind in “Into the Schwarzwald”:
Claire Coffee: “It’s huge for my character. After this episode, the rest of this season is like a freight train without brakes. It just keeps rolling.”
Andrew Dixon is permanently out of the mayoral race. Emphasis on permanently. Sasha Roiz told us what that means for Renard:
Sasha Roiz: “It means some tempting offers are going to be placed in front of him. And these offers may take him down a very dark path. Let me just say assassinations don’t just happen. There’s a plan. So there’s been a plan…for him this whole time. One that he was not aware of.”
Because reaching 100 is such a big deal in the TV universe, we asked the entire cast what they remember about their very first episode.
David Giuntoli:Â Just nerves. I was so nervous. I was like a child. Poor guy. If I knew then what I knew now is what I always think. I was very excited. Very overwhelmed. Incredibly grateful. Very tired.
Bitsie Tulloch: Well, the first episode was the pilot episode which was exactly five years ago this month. And I remember falling in love with Portland and praying that it would get picked up because I wanted to spend more time in Portland. But it was fun. The show looked very different. Which I think is typical on a pilot episode. You’re kind of figuring out the look of the show and you realize, well that didn’t work. David had a really weird haircut for the first few episodes of Season 1. Eventually, someone was like, we gotta cut his hair.
Claire Coffee: The funniest thing probably about the first episode is — they weren’t sure if they wanted Sasha’s character to be British or not so we had to do all of our scenes in one pass with Sasha being British and another pass just being American. That was was kind of fun.
Sasha Roiz: Just being confused. Wondering what are we doing? What kind of show is this? Where is Portland and why is it like this? And now it’s like I love this city, I never want to leave. I love the show, the direction, the fan base. Everything’s come such a long way and solidified so beautifully.
Russell Hornsby: It was the pilot and kind of being a little scared because I didn’t understand the world. I didn’t understand the world of the show. I’ve never been sci-fi kind of person, you know what I mean? Kind of having to dive into that was something new to me.
Reggie Lee: The pilot. Nerves. Hair being shaved really short. Lots of rain. I think it rained 33 out of the 30 days of the month. Just having a darn good time with the cast. They have always from the get-go been like, we’ve been a little family. And I know a lot of casts say that. And I love it when they do. And I feel it when they do. Because I know what that’s like.
Bree Turner: I remember it very, very well. Because I loved the script so much. It’s why I said yes to the job because it was this fully realized character in the first episode. I also remember auditioning, booking and being on set working within 24 hours and it was just the craziest whirlwind of an experience. Day one is the day I meet Silas on set. And it’s the day our characters meet for the first time and so we morph together. There’s all these major things happening my first day on set. So I have a real soft spot for that script. And our showrunner Norberto Barba was very instrumental in me getting that job. And it just all happened so quickly that I thought no way is this the job that changed my life because it was too crazy and then it was.
Silas Weir Mitchell: I remember it was March of 2011 and it was raining and raining and raining and cold. And I realized, oh, I see how this is going to go. I remember we shot this sequence of Hank crossing a river, a little creek. And we shot that at the beginning of the day. And it was evening and it started to rain and it was pretty substantial rain. But we turned around about an hour and a half, two hours into the rain and it was rushing three-foot high river that we could not have shot what we needed to shoot if we had not shot it first. And we didn’t know that. We didn’t know that an hour and a half of rain was going to cause this torrential thing. So it was one of those things where you realize, okay, we’re gonna roll with it. We don’t know how this is going to work out but you roll with it.
Grimm airs Friday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Interview: Henri Esteve on Grown-ish Season 3
An interview with Henri Esteve, who plays Javi on Freeform’s Grown-ish. He talks about his season three experience.
For All Mankind Season 2: Talking with Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, and Sonya Walger [Exclusive]
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the hooks of For All Mankind is that it’s very much a story about the women of NASA. In Season 2, we explore the journeys of the women in the program, either through their own service or through their family affiliations. Four of those…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Season Finale [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the season finale episodes.] How’s everyone after that finale? I will freely admit I got a little misty in episode eight as John told Sara why he loved her, and later that he wanted her despite what he might forfeit, and then at the end when he…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness [Exclusive]
Hands down, one of the best surprises of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is that the serial killer this season has been front and center alongside the cast as a fully-formed character. We’ve watched Libby Hatch devolve from a prim, mild-mannered nurse to a woman in a rage hell-bent on…
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Relationship Recap: John and Sara
[Warning: Spoilers for “Belly of the Beast” and “Memento Mori”] If you’ve read me for a while (thank you!), you know two things — I lean way, way in on the characters I adore and I loathe love geometry arcs. So, I’m torn about where we are and where we…
Louriza Tronco Talks The Order Season 2 [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 2.] The Order’s second season is dark yet delightful entertainment on many levels, and one of its biggest sources of joy and snark is the sassy Gabrielle Dupres. Last season, she was assertive and deadly and fairly annoyed with the world. This season, she’s been…
Previewing Netflix’s Virgin River
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Full disclosure: I have a Netflix account for my Mom, but I’m not a regular viewer. If I get a heads up on something, I’ll go look for it, but I don’t have a wander across its offerings, which, as I understand it, is how most…
Final Thoughts From the Killjoys Team [Exclusive]
This is the day of the week I’d normally hit you up with a Killjoys preview, but now that we’ve put the series to bed and released Team Awesome Force into the wild, I have one more treat for you–some final thoughts excerpted from my conversations with the Killjoys folks….
Michelle Lovretta Talks Wrapping Up Killjoys [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the series finale.] To quote Miss Jackson, “That’s the end?” Yes, friends, it is. And like I promised you, everything would be, was, and is alright. I went to the Killjoys source, series creator Michelle Lovretta, who wrote the last episode, to break down that delicious finale….
Luke Macfarlane Talks Killjoys Season 5 [Exclusive]
As Killjoys winds down its run, I’ve been extremely fortunate to chat this summer with our onscreen and offscreen faves. I’ve said here a few times that Luke Macfarlane was my introduction into the show, and in the intervening five years, he’s been very kind to chat with me for…
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…