One of the sweetest recurring storylines in “Grimm” Season 3 has been the evolution of Rosalee and Monroe’s relationship. He popped the question in the middle of the season, and showrunners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf have repeatedly promised a wedding will be happening.
Considering Bree Turner was originally brought on as a recurring character before being promoted to series regular in Season 2, it seems safe to assume wedding bells weren’t always in the cards for Rosalee and Monroe. But the chemistry between Turner and Silas Weir Mitchell has been so wonderful that the marriage now seems fated to be.
“It’s been very cool, the reception from the fans about the relationship,” Turner tells Zap2it
. “I think it’s a combination of natural chemistry that just sometimes clicks. You never know. They hired me before I ever even met Silas. I could have come here in Season 1 and we could have had terrible chemistry. I could have been an a**hole.
“Luckily it was a really natural fit between him and I. But also the fans have just been so receptive and so lovely to me. It’s made the journey really cool.”
Though Kouf and Greenwalt seem to have been dreaming up this wedding idea for a while, Turner didn’t find out about it until after it was announced.
“I honestly read it in TV Guide right before Comic-Con, an interview with Kouf and Greenwalt, that Monroe and Rosalee are going to be married in Season 3. I texted Silas and I was like, ‘Really? Information I would have liked to have known!'” she recalls. “This has been in the [cards] for a while now, but in true ‘Grimm’ style, the journey has been wind[ing]. There’s been so many elements congesting the way to the altar, which has made being able to act, getting behind the stories and the characters, has been very satisfying because there’s always conflict. Complications are always fun, as an actress.”
One storyline in particular that resonated beyond the world in “Grimm” was Monroe’s anti-Fuchsbau parents.
“I think there have been many episodes this season that have touched on different issues in our society these days. That was a very clear one in that his parents are frankly bigots. To show that in such an aggressive way, I thought was a nice, bold move from the writers,” Turner says. “It was a very hard line that was established in that episode. I thought that was very cool. To have the opportunity to go a little bit deeper when you’re working with fantasy television, it’s always satisfying.”
Turner has read the script for the Season 3 finale and says there are plenty of exciting moments — and even several cliffhangers — coming up. But she also promises it will be a great episode for Monroe and Rosalee.
“They really hit the sweet spot with the script,” she says. “There’s so much perfection going on. Rosalie and Monroe are truly having their moment.”
At least there will be no zombies this time around. “All the players, all the moving parts this Season 3 are all coming together with the finale,” she says. “I think it will be very satisfying. A lot of storylines will be completed, but then set off in this whole new trajectory. I think it will be a very satisfying and heart-wrenching finale for the fans — but no more zombies.”
“Grimm” airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.