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Frau Pech

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Actor: Mary McDonald-Lewis
Other Actor: Claire Coffee (Impersonation)
Gender: Female
Type: Hexenbiest
Relationships: Adalind Schade, former accomplice
Stefania Vaduva Popescu, old acquaintance/enemy
Status: Deceased
Cause of death: Stabbed by Stefania Vaduva Popescu
TV Show:
Season 3
"The Ungrateful Dead" (body only)}
"PTZD" (body only)
Mentioned: "A Dish Best Served Cold"
"One Night Stand"

Frau Pech was a Hexenbiest that first appeared in "Mr. Sandman".


Season 2Edit

"Mr. Sandman"Edit

Frau Pech visited Adalind Schade in Vienna. She was aware of Catherine Schade's death and of Adalind having lost her Hexenbiest spirit. She sensed Adalind's pregnancy and Adalind told her that the father was one of two half-brothers. Pech concluded that the father was a royal.


Frau Pech arrives at Adalind's apartment in Vienna in the middle of night and commands that she come with her to visit Stefania Vaduva Popescu, the Zigeunersprache of the Schwarzwald gypsies.

Frau Pech and Adalind arrive at the gypsy camp, where she and Stefania exchange verbal barbs. Pech assists Stefania in preparing the tools needed to test the blood of Adalind's baby.

After the baby's bloodline is confirmed, Stefania offers a price, to which Frau Pech scoffs and says they can do better on the open market in Budapest. Adalind interrupts and says that the price for her baby is the restoration of her powers.

"The Waking Dead"Edit

Frau Pech is spying on Adalind and sees Stefania leaving her hotel room. While Adalind is waiting to meet someone at a restaurant, Frau Pech arrives, sits down and warns Adalind about Stefania and "not to let her womb become her tomb." She then goes to meet Renard's Confidant and tells him that someone outside the family is carrying Royal blood, and that the child may be for sale.

"Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"Edit

Frau Pech mixes up an ingredient and gives it to a man to put inside Adalind's food; once she passes out, Pech uses a potion to transform herself into Adalind. Right on cue, Stefania calls and asks for a meeting. "Adalind" visits the gypsy queen, who tells her the plan to get rid of Frau Pech: Stefania will pretend to double-cross Adalind, and when Frau Pech arrives to negotiate, one of her sons will garrote her so that her heart can be taken and used to restore Adalind's powers. Incredulous, Frau Pech asks if that will really work, to which Stefania replies that they'll find out. At that moment, one of her sons immediately garrotes Frau Pech. Stefania knew who she really was all along. Stefania stabs the elder Hexenbiest in the stomach and prepares to cut her heart out.

Season 3Edit

"The Ungrateful Dead"Edit

Her body with the heart removed through a slit from her stomach to her throat, is lying on the floor of Stefania's abode. Adalind is summoned and she cuts off Frau Pech's hands and feet and plucks out her eyes.


Her body is lying where Adalind and Stefania left it, when they return. Adalind is instructed to put the dead flowers into her chest cavity and the sew up the cut. Later Adalind is instructed to remove the resulting paste from Frau Pech's chest cavity.



  • "Pech" is German for misfortune. Alternatively it means pitch (resin).
  • "Frau" is the formal address for an adult female in German (contrary to common belief unmarried females are not any longer refered to as "Fräulein"), and is not meant to be part of the character's name.

Grimm Season Two
Episodes "Bad Teeth" • "The Kiss" • "Bad Moon Rising" • "Quill" • "The Good Shepherd" • "Over My Dead Body" • "The Bottle Imp" • "The Other Side" • "La Llorona" • "The Hour of Death" • "To Protect and Serve Man" • "Season of the Hexenbiest" • "Face Off" • "Natural Born Wesen" • "Mr. Sandman" • "Nameless" • "One Angry Fuchsbau" • "Volcanalis" • "Endangered" • "Kiss of the Muse" • "The Waking Dead" • "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"
Webisodes "Bad Hair Day"
Stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard Reggie Lee as Wu Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade
Recurring Shohreh Aghdashloo as Stefania Vaduva PopescuDanny Bruno as Bud WurstnerJames Frain as Eric RenardChristian Lagadec as Renard's ConfidantMary McDonald-Lewis as Frau PechReg E. Cathey as Baron SamediMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly Burkhardt
Wesen BlutbadFuchsbauHexenbiest/Half-ZauberbiestHybridCracher-MortelEisbiber
Mythology GrimmCoins of ZakynthosFourth CrusadeSeven KeysWesen WarsGesetzbuch EhrenkodexWesen CouncilEndezeichen GrimmWogeSymbols
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Diseases Fluvus Pestilentia
Locations Portland, OregonVienna, AustriaNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeSpice ShopKronenberg CastleCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season Two
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Opening Quotes

Start a Discussion Discussions about Frau Pech

  • Adalind, Frau Pech, Stefania, anyone?

    22 messages
    • I think she is the Ziguenersprache. She could be a Hexenbiest (not likely), she could be human (slightly more likely), or she could be a hu...
    • why no one survive adlind, i think she is dead woman in this film

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