The NBC show Grimm celebrated the completion of its 100th episode this week with a party at the Portland film set. The cast and crew, NBC executives and Oregon Governor Kate Brown mingled on the set of the Police Precinct among displays of props and costumes.
It was like falling into an alternate universe, with three different sets: the spice shop, Monroe's house and the warehouse space Adalind and Nick use. Every wall in Monroe's house was lined with elaborate clocks; the Spice Shop was a gallery of varied containers and spices; and the warehouse was cold with industrial metal and a gated elevator.
Possibly even more gilded than the décor, every speech praised Grimm's relationship with Portland. Kate Brown said Grimm filming has been so positive for the city and the state. Grimm executives Norberto Barba and Jim Kouf reminisced about their 5 years working here. And David Giuntolli (studly Portland detective Nick Burkhardt) wrapped it up with kind words about how the entire cast has enjoyed its Portland experience. Then Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette Silverton on the show) gave him a kiss on the cheek.
At the press swarm, with local and national outlets, Grimm cast members got a little more personal.
Jacqueline Toboni (Trubel) announced that her character returns in Season 5. She also shared that her weapon of choice is the machete, and that she used that crossbow at the end of Season 4 without any training. Bree Turner talked about balancing family life in Portland with long days of filming and how her stunt double from L.A. took all the falls in the finals spice shop fight scene at the end of Season 4.
As of Halloween, Grimm is back on the air (meaning the internet) every Friday, but the 100th episode—"Into the Schwarzwald"—won't air until next February. LISA FISH.