When I covered the Grimm press room at San Diego Comic Con last year, I’d only seen a few episodes. After watching the season 2 finale in preparation and then meeting the cast in the press room and later at the NBC Digital Media party, I started watching the show live and it only took about two episodes before I was hooked. After season 3 finished, I binge-watched seasons 1 and 2 and got done literally halfway through Comic Con.
This year, going back to the press room as a major fan was a real treat! Even though it was my fourth and final press room of a long day, I was so excited that I really had to fight (sometimes unsuccessfully!) to keep my exuberance in check. Grimm is such a fun show with a talented cast and excellent writers! After watching the season 3 finale, I remember thinking to myself now *that* is how you do a season finale!
Knowing that all Grimm fans likely felt similarly, we did our best to follow up on some of the questions from the finale and get some scoop on what season 4 has to offer.
In addition to David Giuntoli (Nick), we got to chat with Reggie Lee (Wu), Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette), Claire Coffee (Adalind), Russell Hornsby (Hank), Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe), and three executive producers/writers – Norberto Barba, David Greenwalt, and Jim Kouf.
While he never made it to our table, I did get a chance to chat with the ever charming Sasha Roiz (Captain Renard) in the hall. He confirmed that Renard’s injury is every bit as bad as it looked, but also gave me hope that he isn’t going to be flat out killed off. I asked him how Hexenbeasts heal and he hinted that that subject might come up, so we’ll see.
We pumped David Giuntoli for information on what happens now that Nick has lost his Grimm powers. He didn’t give us much in terms of if and when Nick gets his powers back, but he did make some comments that we’ll be pondering for a while.
- Wu will find out about the Wesen world sooner rather than later and will have a role in the Scooby gang
- The episode that really grossed him out was the Aswang episode (which was widely cited by the whole cast as the one that freaked/grossed then out the most).
- Nick’s relationship with Juliette will be better in the short term without his Grimm powers (but he promised us last year that there would never be a happy ending and the producers concurred during the panel)
- Truble is going to be his “seeing-eye Grimm”, so she’s not going anywhere
Note: If you’ve already seen the panel, then you’ll notice some of the questions asked at my table were similar. The panel took place before the press room and it’s not really possible to attend both panel and press rooms due to distance and lines for the rooms, so we didn’t know what questions had already been asked.