“Grimm” fans are lucky the second season is starting so soon, because the first two episodes are phenomenal.
The classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales inspired the drama, which centers on Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and his discovery that he’s a descendant of an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms.”
Season Two, which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, on NBC, begins with a scene of a ship sailing in the North Atlantic heading to Portland Harbor and carrying a very deadly creature with extremely long teeth, a Mauvais Dentes.
Then, after Nick discovers his house torn up, he is shown fighting Akira Kimura (Brian Tee), the sole surviving suspect in Nick’s parents’ deaths. Kimura had been searching for the three gold Coins of Zakynthos.
During their battle, the mysterious woman in black, seen in previous episodes, enters the house and joins in the fight, subduing Kimura and then revealing to Nick that she’s his mother, Kelly (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). This is the same scene where Season One ended.
This encounter leads to a plethora of “Grimm” background information being shared between Kelly and Nick as she explains why she had to let him believe she had been killed in a car accident with his father several years ago, and she fills him in on their Grimm family history.
Meanwhile, Nick’s fiancée, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), is in a coma in the hospital after having been put under a spell by Adalind (Claire Coffee), a Hexenbiest, and Nick’s friends Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) work on devising a cure to break the spell.
So much happens and so many questions are answered in the first two episodes of Season Two.
The Mauvais Dentes is the scariest “Grimm” creature yet, and there is such a surprising plot twist at the end of the second episode that “Grimm” fans are definitely going to be completely enthralled.
This is an amazing show, from acting to writing to special effects, and if you haven’t seen “Grimm” yet, check out full episodes of Season One at www.nbc.com/grimm/video/categories/season-1/1345775, or it’s available now on DVD or Blu-ray, and get caught up on one of the best shows on television.
Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star in “Grimm,” which was created by Stephen Carpenter, and David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and Norberto Barba serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.
Programming note: “Grimm” moves back to its original Friday time slot at 8 p.m. Sept. 21.
– Melissa Hayer
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