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Sex, Rage & Death: 5 Things to Know About Grimm’s Season Finale

By on May 17, 2013
David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt -- (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

When we last spoke to Grimm star David Giuntoli, he hinted that “Someone may not make it out alive” by the season’s end, so it was with baited breath that we sat down to preview the finale episode “Goodnight Sweet Grimm” this week.

The episode airs in its new Tuesday time slot on May 21 at 10 pm, and picks up directly from the events of last week. Renard’s evil brother Eric (guest star James Frain) is in Portland, where it appears he has allied himself with Baron Samedi (guest star Reg E. Cathey) in a play for Nick’s key.

Meanwhile Nick and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) attempt to patch things up, but Juliette begins to realize the true extent of Nick’s involvement in Wesen affairs and is forced to make a decision about their relationship. What’s Eric’s master plan? Will Nick and Juliette ever hook up again and who dies? While we can’t spit spoilers at you like the Baron, we can give you five large teasers which will hopefully get you in the mood for Tuesday.

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1. Death and More Death

David Giuntoli called it. Someone does indeed die in the season finale. Two people in fact. Actually someone dies and someone else “dies.” You know that thing some shows do where they kill off a beloved character just to prove to the audience that on this show nobody is safe? Well it’s not like that. Both deaths carry huge amounts of intrigue and set the scene for what are sure to be some great story-lines this Fall. I’d go so far as to call them exciting. Really.

2. What Does the Baron Want With All Those Zombies?

The Baron is no ordinary Wesen, and his grander purpose goes beyond that of the instinctive destructive behavior of some ‘Wesen of the week’ we’ve seen to date. Based on the events of the finale, it’s probably fair to say we’ll be seeing him again shortly.

3. Hook-Ups

What’s in store for Nick and Juliette? And what about poor Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner), who have been feeling a little less than romantic ever since Nick moved in? Well, we can tell you that both Nick and Juliette fans and Monroe and Rosalee fans will not be disappointed! We’ll get to see some awkward romance for both couples, plus someone will utter the words “Don’t take this the wrong way, but last night was the best night of my life.

4. Eric and Sean Renard

Eric and Sean (Sasha Roiz) Renard will come face to face in the finale in a tension-filled scene which drops some juicy details on the brothers’ past. Eric has an interesting offer for Sean, but will the Captain be tempted to take it?

5. Juliette and Nick Have “The Talk”

Now that Juliette is suitably knowledgeable on all things Grimm, asking How was your day? becomes somewhat of a loaded question for her. In the finale we’ll see Juliette really starting to understand for the first time what it is that Nick does in this other job. The realization brings her to a decision wherein she is no longer happy to sit at home waiting for Nick to come in the door. The alternative will provide some interesting Juliette moments this Fall.

Catch “Goodnight Sweet Grimm” Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00pm on NBC. Grimm returns for a third season in its original Friday time slot this Fall. In the meantime, stay up to date with the latest breaking news and cast interviews by following @ScreenSpy on Twitter. Come say hello. We’d love to hear from you!



  1. Helena

    May 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Bated! (Unless there’s a fish joke involved.)

    • Jennifer Griffin

      May 17, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Baited, as in take the bait. Baited breath as in ‘await with anticipation.’ No fish jokes, honest!