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They’re Back!!

If you happen to notice some familiar-looking folks turning up around Portland, don’t be surprised. As Twitter tells us, “Grimm” cast members are back in town. David Giuntoli, who plays Nick Burkhardt, Portland’s most supernaturally gifted homicide detective, got in the mood before arriving back in the Rose City.

So, what will the actors be shooting once they’re all back in Portland? As fans will recall, the Season 2 finale left our hero Nick in a bad way — lying in a coffin, having been put into a zombie-like state. Captain Renard’s dastardly Royal brother Eric (James Frain) is preparing to fly back to Europe with his prize, a Grimm. Meanwhile, more of the zombies under the sway of Baron Samedi are about to attack the Scooby Gang, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Juliette.

Entertainment Weekly has some Season 3 hints of things to come from co-executive producer Jim Kouf. (posted below) Asked about Nick’s situation, Kouf says things won’t be resolved quickly. “It’s going to take a couple of scripts to get Nick back into shape.” No wonder.

Kouf also says Hank (Russell Hornsby), who last we saw suffering from an Achilles tendon injury (which Hornsby had in real life) may be getting some romantic action in Season 3.

And we’ll have to wait a while to see Season 3 debut. “Grimm” is scheduled to return with new episodes Friday, Oct. 25. Just in time for Halloween. Again.

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And here’s some questions answered by EP Jim Kouf, taken from Entertainment Weekly:

Will Nick’s precarious situation be resolved in the first five minutes of the new season by a rescue, or will he actually be taking an unscheduled trip to Europe? I noticed that Renard was last seen watching his brother leave the hotel, with the implication that he was going to follow him, but I’m not sure whether that was intentional. — Isaac
Don’t expect a quick resolution in the case of Nick’s zombiefication at all. In fact, Kouf tells me, “It’s going to take a couple of scripts to get Nick back into shape. Gotta say, he’s having a tough time. It hasn’t been easy on him,” he says. He adds that it will take a huge group effort to help Nick, who will definitely be a changed man after his experience. “Like with any near-death experience or medical issue that someone deals with, it kind of changes their lives. You have a new perspective on things, so Nick is going to have to deal with the residual effects,” he teases.

Hi! I have been a faithful Grimm watcher since the first episode! Since season 2, you have converted me to a major Juliett/Renard shipper. Please tell me there is still hope all of us J/R shippers in season 3! — Megan
“No plans but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen,” Kouf reports. “We allow the characters to kind of develop in a natural way. As we create the characters and we work them through the story, sometimes, suddenly someone has a different need that we didn’t know they had. And we allow ourselves to play those needs out.” In sum, he says, “You just never know, and we don’t always necessarily know. The characters speak to us. We try to let them behave and tell us what they want.”

Any scoop on what’s up with Hank this season on Grimm? — Gail
“He’s been kind of single for a while,” Kouf says, “so we plan to get him hooked up again.” Now accepting casting suggestions!

 

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