For the first half of the season on “Grimm,” Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) has kept a safe distance from the Grimms. This is as much a matter of self-preservation as it is general distaste toward a group that really is his mortal enemy. But according to Mitchell, he’s about to cross that boundary in Friday’s (Jan. 13) episode, and it could get ugly.
“I am asked by Nick (David Giuntoli), who is in a desperate situation, to go into Aunt Marie’s trailer,” Mitchell says in a tone that reflects his character’s concern. “It would be like asking a Nazi officer to go and take something out of the Temple on the Mount.”
Mitchell, who we met up with at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour, further explains his trepidation as the Blutbad.
“I’m going to be in the room where all the stuff is that’s been accumulated over 700 years as to how to kill my people,” he says. “That type of stuff is very challenging…Just being around a Grimm is a threat if other Blutbaden or other creatures find out.”
Mitchell seems to be enjoying his role as the wolfen creature who is trying to make a new start in life. And the former Religious Studies and Drama major at UC San Diego is able to incorporate both elements of his education as Monroe.
“Everybody has darkness in their hearts. And they have God-likeness in their hearts. And the creatures, in a way to me, they’re like metaphors for parts of the human psyche. We all have it,” he says.
Of course as a Blutbad, Monroe also has extra-normal strength, a power he demonstrated early in the season when he ripped off the arm of a potential assailant. Mitchell explains his thoughts on that moment.
“It was fantastic,” Mitchell says. “It was like being a kid and you’re playing cops and robbers with amazing effects at your disposal. So it was really fun.”
“Grimm” returns to NBC on Friday at 9 p.m. ET.