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Time to celebrate ‘Grimm’ return

GrimmOne of my favorite network shows returns at 9 p.m. tonight when new episodes of “Grimm” begin airing on KSEE (Channel 24.1). If you haven’t been watching, the series takes a modern look at classic Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales as told through the “Grimm,” Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), whose job it is to keep all the weird creatures in line.

The Grimm has been dealing with his own problems at home as his fiancée, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), has become bewitched by Burkhardt’s boss. That’s where tonight’s story line begins.

Tulloch has had to deal with extremes during the first two seasons of ‘Grimm.” In the first year, she was Burkhardt’s loving support. This year, she’s been a woman obsessed — not of her own free will — with another man. The actress liked the first season because she was then only person on the show who wasn’t in law enforcement or had a weird power.

“I always sort of approach the character as being the one through which the fans could see it from like a normal person’s point of view. But this season has been so much more fun for me. And now being under the spell and just being completely confused,” says Tulloch. “She is starting to completely lose her mind, as I think anybody would, if you wake up from a coma and there’s some guy staring at you, saying that he’s lived with you for three years and you go to your home that you remember and there’s photographs of you with somebody else.

“It’s really trippy. And it’s kind of fabulous.”

And it’s been a challenge. Not only has she had to deal with a world of weird creatures and two men battle over her, there was a bedroom scene that was so intense, it required a stunt coordinator and hours of rehearsal.

In case you were wondering, Bitsie isn’t a contraction of her name, Elizabeth, but a nod to her grandfather, a bomber pilot in World War II.

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