When we last left Grimm over three months ago, Nick’s (David Giuntoli) world was in shambles. The Portland cop’s girlfriend, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), had lost all memories of him and was in love with another man, albeit because of a magic spell.
Heartbroken, he showed up on the doorstep of best bud Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), who offered him a bed. The final “eff you” came in the November Sweeps episode’s final moments, when Monroe identified the man Juliette is in love with: Nick’s boss, Cpt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz).
Viewers were left wondering whether Nick will confront Renard, if Juliette will regain her memories, and whether Nick and Monroe will become a couple akin to Bosom Buddies.
“Or The Odd Couple,” Mitchell tells TV Guide Canada from his favourite coffee shop away from the show’s Portland set. “We’ve been joking about that type of thing. It’s an equal mix of the awkwardness of two guys living together, but there is also a level of seriousness that Nick needs someone to lean on because he’s going through a really hard time.”
New roommates aside, Friday’s return episode, “Face Off,” picks up with Nick confronting Renard about his relationship with Juliette.
“Your girlfriend and your boss? That’s as gnarly as it gets,” Monroe quips. Nick and Renard trade punches over Juliette before coming to an agreement that advances the Adalind (Claire Coffee) storyline for the remaining nine Season 2 episodes.
Renard gets physical with more than just Nick during “Face Off;” he and Juliette mix it up in a scene Mitchell can’t wait to see broadcast.
“There’s a fight-slash-sex-type scene that involved three stunt guys and about six hours of rehearsal,” he reveals. “It’s really quite a thing. It’s a physical metaphor for tension being released.”
Mitchell’s co-star Tulloch agrees the scene is hot, and outlines that while she won’t reveal which guy is best for Juliette, Grimm fans aren’t shy about expressing their opinions.
“This love triangle has really gotten the fans riled up,” Tulloch says from the show’s set. “They’re either Team Nick or Team Renard. I would say Team Nick is definitely winning, but the Team Renard fans are really, really ardent that Renard is better for Juliette. I’m just happy as long as I keep making out with them.”
Grimm airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV/NBC.
(Silas Weir Mitchell image courtesy of Jeff Katz Photography.)