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What we know so far about 'Grimm' season 5

NBC’s Grimm returns for a fifth season in less than a month! After the way last season ended, we’re excited to see what the next chapter holds for our supernatural Scooby Gang. Last we saw Nick Burkhardt, he was hovered over the dead body of his lover, Juliette … after finding his mother’s head inside of a box in the previous episode. Needless to say, the end of season four has set him on a path of fury and revenge.

Can a baby save him from going completely off the rails? With the impending arrival of his little bundle of joy (you know, the one Adalind Schade is pregnant with after tricking him into sleeping with her), Nick will have to focus his energy on raising a supernatural hybrid-baby whose abilities are still unknown. Doting friends Monroe and Rosalee will be there to provide support, but they may be having some issues of their own to deal with.

Here’s what we know so far about season five of Grimm.

Casting news

Carlson Young/Ben Miller

Carlson Young (MTV’s Scream) has been cast as a recurring character for season five. She’ll be playing Selina Golias—a woman forced to “hide the survivor of an attack that resulted in her boyfriend’s death. As a result, Selina becomes the target of a Wesen ‘king’ who doesn’t mind if she becomes collateral damage in a never-ending Wesen feud.” Interesting. We’re fans of Carlson Young, and her popular Instagram account, so we can’t wait to see what she brings to the show.

In other casting news, Madeline Brewer from Orange Is the New Black (think blond cornrows with a drug problem from season one) will be joining in the sixth episode. Brewer will play Billie Trump—a lizard-like Wesen known as a Skalengeck who’s in a Wesen street gang. Only on Grimm

Juliette is really dead

Juliette Silverton/Grimm

The biggest question on every fan’s mind right now is whether or not Juliette Silverton is gone for good. We were completely shocked that she actually died in the season four finale. Despite major fan criticism of her character, we were fans of Juliette, so we’re hoping the gang can pull some magical strings and resurrect her. Despite our hopes and wishes, that may not be in the cards. All indications point toward Juliette being dead and gone.

During SDCC 2015, Executive Producer David Greenwalt confirmed that she was really dead. This is Grimm we’re talking about, so dead doesn’t necessarily mean forever dead, right? In this case, it just might.

When asked about Juliette’s fate in a recent interview, David Giuntoli (who plays Nick) said: “Well, we’ve already shot pretty deep into the season and we’ve seen no sign of her. When a supernatural show proves to its audience that its characters are mortal and can indeed die, it ups the stakes. If we know our people can survive anything, what’s the point of toying with their fates? We don’t want to be that show that can fix anything, including death, with the perfect potion.”

For now, it sounds like the chances of Bitsie Tulloch returning to the show are slim.

Monroe and Rosalee on the rocks


Expect some trouble in Monrosalee paradise this season. Remember that nasty addiction to Wesen drugs (Jay) Rosalee had back in the day? Apparently this season, it comes back to haunt her. Whatever form her struggle with addiction comes back and plays, it will be a very dark (and very human) spin on bubbly Rosalee’s character. This could cause some friction between the loving couple.

Another issue that could arise for the couple: kids. Bree Turner (Rosalee) said in an interview with Portland’s KGW that it will be the arrival of Nick and Adalind’s child that will fuel the couple’s decision on whether to have a baby or not. Perhaps the couple will catch some baby fever … if Rosalee doesn’t relapse again, that is.

No matter what gets thrown at this couple, we know Rosalee and Monroe can endure it!

Adalind and Nick co-parenting

Adalind and Nick/Grimm

Nick is going to be by Adalind’s side when she has their baby. As much as he resents her, the baby boy is what keeps him from completely going off the rails after losing Juliette. Things won’t go smoothly during the delivery. According to reports, there are complications with the birth that threaten Adalind’s life. We already know she’ll be just fine, though.

In an interview with KGW, Claire Coffee said about the arrival of the new baby and Adalind’s relationship with Nick: “We go from sworn mortal enemies to now raising this child together, so that, as you can expect, would have some wrinkles to that. They’re figuring out a way to live with each other and kind of work together for this child. That becomes the most important thing.”

We also know Nick will be taking some time off work when Renard suspends him (presumably for his own good). This will leave Nick with time to get revenge for the death of his mother and Juliette. It also leaves plenty of time for the adorable father-son bonding sessions we’re dying to see.


Check out the season five promo and the official press release for the premiere episode, “The Grimm Identity,” for more details on what to expect when the show returns:

In the wake of his mother’s beheading and Juliette’s death, things have never been more chaotic for Nick (David Giuntoli). Having lost so much, Nick must dig deep and decide what type of person he wants to be, while also coming to grips with fathering a child with his once sworn enemy, Adalind (Claire Coffee). His search for the truth leads him to FBI Agent Chavez (guest star Elizabeth Rodriguez) and puts him at odds with those close to him. Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Bree Turner also star.

Grimm returns to NBC on Friday, October 30, at 9/8C.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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