Grimm Post Mortem: David Giuntoli on Nick in a Box (‘It’s Going to Be Bad’), Wesen Sex and More – TVLine

In this May 2013 interview, David Giuntoli talked to TVLine about Grimm’s Season 2 finale (2×22 – Goodnight Sweet Grimm), which ended with Nick stuck in a container all zombified in a box. He also talked about Nick’s feeling about Juliette’s acceptance, Adalind’s pregnancy, Monroe and Rosalee’s romance, Rosalee’s important role in Nick’s group. Source: TVLine

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TVLINE | Let’s start at the end, with Nick all zombie-fied and in the box.
Yeah. Crazy.

TVLINE | You had teased that a member of the cast was going to end up in a similar circumstance — but I have to tell you, I really thought it was going to be Wu.
You thought it was going to be Wu, really?

TVLINE | Well, he got bit at one point in the episode.
Yeah, that’s true. A lot of people were thinking Rosalee or Juliette. I’ve never heard Wu. But you know what? You are a professional. Yeah, it was me.

TVLINE | Let’s back up a little bit. Prior to the end, things had been going pretty well for Nick. Juliette finally got up to date on everything that was going on, and she seemed like she was OK with it. 
Yeah, our writers love to get people back together only to tear them apart. It’s a very dysfunctional world in which to be written. Yes, there was a payoff with Juliette. She seemed OK with everything – shockingly, by the way. And instantly, they’re torn back apart through these circumstances. We’ll see what happens.

TVLINE | Did you and Bitsie Tulloch talk about how you were going to play these getting-back-together scenes?
No. We didn’t really talk about it. I don’t want to get smarter than the show. I don’t want to play some end game. I think that can hurt the scene, to play the end of the series or how we think it should go. I personally always try to keep some – what would the word be? – conflict in there. From my character’s point of view, I’ve done very bad things to this woman, and she’s taking me back… I feel tremendous guilt about everything I’ve done, and it’s going to be hard for me to overcome that, even though she’s OK with that. I’ve sort of discussed that with Bitsie.


TVLINE | Now, this is nothing Nick is directly involved with, but Rosalee and Monroe take a very big step in their relationship in this episode. 
Yeah they do!

TVLINE | That’s been a nice, slow burn going there for a while.
Hell yeah, it was. I always want to think, like, what are the genetics here? Is it like two different species mating? Or the same species? [Laughs] You know what I mean?

TVLINE | I’m proud to say I hadn’t even thought about the Wesen possibilities for that type of that scene until she woged. It’ll be interesting to see what the fans make of that scenario.
Here’s a funny thing. I didn’t have to work very late one day, and that’s kind of rare for me. I’m like, you know what? I don’t want to go home. I’m just going to stick around, watch the scenes, watch the director and watch the camera guys and just take in their side of it. I think it’s a responsible thing to do as an actor. And I had no idea what was scheduled that day.

So I’m walking and I see Bree Turner walking into the stages as I’m walking out. She’s like, “Bye!” I’m like, “You know what? I’m actually going to stick around.” She’s like, “WHAT?” [Laughs] I said, “I’ll watch this scene. What scene is this?” She says, “You are not watching this scene.” I’m like, “What is it? Is it the big one?!” And she says, “Yeah.” So the first scenes I’m going to stick around and just hang out for happen to make me look like a pervert…. Like I want to watch her and Silas get it on? [Laughs]

TVLINE | But did you stay?
No! I didn’t! [Laughs]

Read the complete 2013 TVLine interview with David Giuntoli.

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