This page is currently under construction. Its aim is to assign each episode to specific dates.
1202 - 1204 Edit
The Wesen Wars occurred.
Council of Walenstadt meets and formulates the Gesetzbuch Ehrenkodex.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first publish Grimms' Fairy Tales.
15 September 1833Edit
Robert McCormick visits the Galapagos Islands and slaughters the Genio Innocuo. (Note: this is Grimm timeline as McCormick left the Beagle in Bazil in 1832, and Darwin arrived on the Galapagos Islands on 15 September 1835}
Marie Kessler is born.
Nick Burkhardt is born.
Adalind Schade is born on October 16.
Four Schakale murder Reed Burkhardt and Gina Serafini in a motor collision in Rhinebeck, though they intended to kill Kelly Burkhardt instead. Kelly informed Marie Kessler to keep it secret that she was still alive and went in pursuit of the murderers until 2012. Marie ended her relationship with Farley Kolt so she could look after Nick.
September 10, 2011Edit
"Pilot" begins during the school year.
September 12, 2011Edit
September 15-22, 2011Edit
Marie is buried on an unknown date, ending "Bears Will Be Bears".
"Beeware" and "Lonelyhearts" happen. In "Beeware", Melissa Wincroft warns that the reaper in "Lonelyhearts" will arrive soon. "Beeware" spans two full days (morning to evening). "Lonelyhearts" spans three days (evening to daylight), and the foreshadowed reaper arrives.
September 22-26, 2011Edit
"Danse Macabre" spans five days (evening to evening), and the November 11th date is shown on a cell phone. Interestingly, however, September 22nd shows on Sarah's phone. Based on Wu's comment the following morning that the concert is scheduled for "Saturday" rather than "today", the November date is incorrect. Nick meets Bud. Renard gets Adalind to seduce Hank for the first time. The September 26th date is shown on a cell phone on the final evening. ("Danse Macabre")
October 11-13, 2011Edit
"The Three Bad Wolves". Date given away by a full moon on October 12th.
December 8-11, 2011Edit
"Let Your Hair Down" occurs before Christmas, as indicated by Monroe's decorating. We know Monroe celebrates Thanksgiving ("Bears Will Be Bears"), so this must be in December. The moon is full on the third night, which is December 10th. Bud and his friends spy on Nick's home on December 9th.
"Game Ogre" spans three days (night to morning). "Of Mouse and Man" spans three (night to night). "Organ Grinder" spans four days (night to night). Lack of Christmas decoration in Monroe's home indicates it's no longer December.
February 10-13, 2012Edit
"Tarantella". The date is shown on a security camera film.
Mid-February to Mid-JulyEdit
"Last Grimm Standing" spans three days (night to night). Nick and Juliette celebrate their 3-year anniversary on the third evening, shortly after the end of the episode.
Late February 2012Edit
March 10-12, 2012Edit
"Three Coins in a Fuchsbau" spans three days (night to night) 2.5 months before Kimura is found.
Between March 10 and July 2012Edit
These episodes span under 2.5 months. ("Woman in Black")
Kimura wastes three days with Farley Kolt in Los Angeles. ("Woman in Black")
"Plumed Serpent" spans three days (night to night).
"Island of Dreams" spans three days (night to night).
"The Thing With Feathers" spans two days (Friday afternoon to Saturday night).
"Love Sick" spans at least three days (daylight to night).
"Cat and Mouse" spans three days (night to night).
Mid July 2012Edit
Late July 2012Edit
"Bad Teeth" continues from a few minutes prior to the end of "Woman in Black", replaying the entire final scene in fast motion. In all, "Bad Teeth" spans 11 nonconsecutive days. Without the short scene at the beginning, the rest spans two days (late night to early evening).
August 1, 2012Edit
"Bad Moon Rising" ends. Nick's dialogue with Juliette sets the date shy of a year after "Pilot", and the full-moon plot element sets the date with precision. This directly supports the dates in "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau" and the dialogue from "Woman in Black", confirming the chronological discontinuity of a prop from "Woman in Black".
October 31, 2012Edit
"La Llorona" finishes on Halloween, as evidenced by all the children 'trick or treating'.
April 19, 2013Edit
- A trailer released during the off-season indicates only six months occurred between "Pilot" and "Woman in Black".
- The intro to "Bad Teeth" indicates 8 months passed from "Pilot" to "Woman in Black".
- Dates shown on props throughout season 1 span 13 months, showing starting dates in September 2011 and ending dates in October 2012, though the dialogue and plot elements push the end date forward to a better-supported ending date in late July 2012. ("Three Coins in a Fuchsbau") ("Woman in Black") ("Bad Moon Rising")
- "Danse Macabre" shows a date in November followed by a date in September.
- "Woman in Black" shows October dates in July.