Friday, 8 March 2013

Grimm returns with mid-season premiere tonight

Grimm is back tonight with its mid-season opener, "Face Off." The episode airs at 9 pm ET on NBC.

Grimm 2.13 “Face Off” – After Nick (David Giuntoli) learns about Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz), he must deal with the consequences. Things get even more complicated when Nick is called to investigate his own crime. Meanwhile, the search for the key intensifies as Captain Renard finds Nick’s trailer and makes a surprising alliance. With Rosalee’s (Bree Turner) help, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) informs Nick that they might be able to stop what’s going on with Renard and Juliette before it goes too far. Elsewhere, Wu (Reggie Lee) responds to a bizarre shooting at Nick and Juliette’s house.
Assignment X has an interview with Sasha Roiz (more at the link):
AX: How does Renard feel about all his attraction to Juliette?
ROIZ: I think he is absolutely distraught by it. He has been so good at keeping himself a secret, keeping his plans secret, and plotting along the way. And he’s been very calculating. To all of a sudden lose all control and to jeopardize all the plans that he’s been setting up – it’s incredibly frustrating and terrifying for him. And so I think he would do anything to stop this romance or this infatuation, I should say. Because it’s jeopardizing his entire future. When it comes to Juliette, the potion has taken over, and it’s undone us both. It might ruin our lives, our ambitions, our aspirations. The feeling is absolute and complete infatuation, which prevents him from thinking straight, which prevents him from just living his life the way he’s known up ‘til now and being in control of his own life.

AX: Have you ever had something that’s kind of taken control in your real life, where you’ve thought, “What the hell am I doing?”
ROIZ: Never to that extent, but I can only imagine – this is the kind of stuff that leads people to kill each other and to put each other in tremendous danger and hazard, and I think, as you will see in the next episode, that’s where it’s headed. It’s headed to a very dangerous place, because we are both absolutely overwhelmed by it and determined at the same time to resist it, so it’s become a very dangerous combination.
There is another one at Access Hollywood:
“There’s gonna be confrontation, there’s gonna be repercussions, there’s gonna be fights, as you’ve seen in the trailer, there’s gonna be mad love and obsession and everything will kind of spin out of control,” he added. “But at the same time it’s going to add a whole new level to the show because the characters will all be revealed to one another.”

Capt. Renard is part royal in the Wesen world, but he’s also a police captain in the human realm, so Sasha said not to expect his character’s path to be easily defined as the show continues this Friday.

“Look, he believes in a certain order. The only problem is he believes that he needs to be at the very top of that order,” the actor told Access. “So, yes, you have that part of him that wants to create a very lawful society, but one that’s very loyal to him. So it’s a very interesting dichotomy.”
TV Guide has an interview with Sasha and the rest of the cast here.

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And Buddy TV has one with him and Bitsie Tulloch:
The Awkward Triad: Renard, Nick and Juliette
Roiz: Well, it's going to be very delicate moving ahead and, you know, I don't want to say too much because we'll see what happens because it's really Nick's choice at this point whether he wants to move ahead, whether he wants to stay Portland, or whether he wants to, you know, deal with me with [Juliette].

So there's going to be a lot of fall out and that's going to occupy I think the remainder of this season to see what will transpire and how pieces will fall and - where they fall I should say. So that's really going to be a very delicate balance I think moving on.

Renard and Adalind Face Off
Roiz: [Renard and Adalind's relationship] is very antagonistic and she's definitely a thorn in my side and she's out to thwart all of my plans. She's also incredibly conniving and manipulative just the same as Renard is. And so she knows how to play him and, you know, what I love about some of the writing is you really don't know who's playing who sometimes. I think there's always a turn of the tables and so it will be interesting to see what transpires.

But she certainly has presented herself at a very difficult time for him ... he's very vulnerable at this point and so she's found a weakness and her timing couldn't be better.
Another interview from NBCU Direct:

And a couple of previews:

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