Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 28, 2011
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network

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Grimm

Det. Burkhardt thought he was ready for the grim reality of working homicide in Portland, Oregon. That is, until he started to see things he couldn't explain. He soon discovers that he's a descendant of an elite group of supernatural creature hunters known as 'Grimms'.

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David GiuntoliDavid Giuntoli
David Giuntoli (born June 18, 1980) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He was ...

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Nicholas Burkhardt is the show's protagonist and titular Grimm. Nick is a homicide detective who discovers he is descended from a line of Grimms, hunters who fight supernatural forces. Even before his abilities manifested, Nick had an exceptional ability to make quick and accurate deductions about the motivations and pasts of individuals, which has now expressed itself as his ability to perceive the supernatural that nobody else can see. Nick had wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Juliette, for a while, although he felt that he would have to tell her about his life as a Grimm beforehand.

Nick struggles to maintain balance with his normal life and his Grimm life, both tending to cross when he works cases that involve Wesen, the creatures of the Grimm world. As Nick dives deeper into his Grimm heritage, he begins to train with Monroe to use the weapons that his aunt Marie left behind, as well as increase his knowledge of the Wesen that are present in Portland. As of episode 19, Nick has successfully killed three Reapers, creatures sent out to kill Grimms (hence the Grimm Reaper title). He killed the first in defense of Marie, and the other two were killed in self-defense when they were sent to kill him by his lead suspect in a case. The latter two had their heads cut off and sent back home (with a note saying to send the best next time). In the season finale, Nick's worries about the scratch Juliette received from Adalind's cat forced him to reveal his Grimm heritage to her, causing Juliette to believe he has gone crazy. When bringing her to the trailer was not enough to convince her, they go to Monroe's house so that Nick can show her his Blutbad form, though before Monroe could show her, Juliette collapsed and was brought to the hospital.

Rosalee discovers that Juliette is going through memory loss, and when Juliette wakes up it is revealed that the only thing she has forgotten is Nick. Nick, after believing for eighteen years that both of his parents died in a car crash, discovers in the first episode of season two that his mother is alive and well, but he is still unaware of her true motives and full agenda.



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01x19 - Leave It to Beavers
Season 1, Episode 19
05x04 - Maiden Quest
Season 5, Episode 04
01x06 - The Three Bad Wolves
Season 1, Episode 06
02x17 - One Angry Fuchsbau
Season 2, Episode 17
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Nick Burkhardt Quotes

06x12 - Zerstörer Shrugged Season 6 / Episode 12: - Zerstörer Shrugged

Captain Sean Renard: I had some pretty fond memories here, too.
Adalind Schade: What were you doing here?
Captain Sean Renard: Nick and I met here to settle our differences about the key.
Adalind Schade: Oh. That.
Captain Sean Renard: Yeah. We both decided it couldn't fall into your hands.
Nick Burkhardt: When you were working for the Royals.
Adalind Schade: That was before I had a baby with you... or you.
Nick Burkhardt: Simpler times.
06x12 - Zerstörer Shrugged Season 6 / Episode 12: - Zerstörer Shrugged

Nick Burkhardt: I tried shootin' this guy in his world. It didn't work.
Hank Griffin: He's in our world now.
Nick Burkhardt: Let's weapon up.
Sergeant Wu: As many as we can carry.
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