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"Pilot"
101-Nick's first Grimm moment
SeasonEpisode

11

Episode NumberProduction Code

1101

Episode Information
Air date: October 28, 2011
Viewers: 6.56 million
Written by: Teleplay by:
David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf
Story by:
David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf
and Stephen Carpenter
Directed by: Marc Buckland
Opening Quote: Little Red Riding Hood
Related Articles
Co-stars: Casey Vann as Angry Perp
Other Co-stars
Objects: Grimm Diaries
Scythe
One of the Seven Keys
Wolfsbane
Transcript: Transcript
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
N/A
Next Episode:
"Bears Will Be Bears"
Chronology
After:
Issue 8
Before:
"Bears Will Be Bears"
101-Quote

"Pilot" is the first episode of Season 1, the first episode overall, and the series premiere of Grimm. It first aired on October 28, 2011 on NBC.

SynopsisEdit

Sylvie Oster goes for a jog through the woods, listening to music on her iPod. While running, she notices a little porcelain figurine sitting on a log. As she stops to pick it up, she is suddenly knocked to the ground. She initially screams, but her screams gradually diminish to whimpers of pain, along with animal noises.

Detective Nick Burkhardt purchases an engagement ring and as exits the store, his friend and fellow Detective, Hank Griffin, takes a picture of him, saying "Testing out the new equipment and getting a picture of you while you're still young and innocent" after Nick asks what he is doing. Hank tells him they have a call, and before Nick gets into the car, he notices a woman briefly take the appearance of a hag.

Nick and Hank arrive at the scene of Sylvie's murder and a Forest Service Officer shows them one Sylvie's severed arms. He tells them that the rest of her is off trail, and leads the way. Nick asks how they know the victim is a her, and the Forest Service Officer shows them a pink shoe under a fern leaf. Nick asks what kind of animal could do this, and the Forest Service Officer shows them a boot print nearby, saying it is the only track they found. Nick and Hank start walking away, talking about a similar case a month ago, when Nick hears music. He and Hank then find Sylvie's iPod.

Nick and Hank go to the precinct. Hank takes the iPod to get DNA results, and Nick sees a handcuffed perp briefly change into a reptilian form, before running into Sergeant Wu, who says "Sorry, Nick. Guess I should have worn my airbag today." When Nick looks at the perp again, he doesn't see anything abnormal.

A bald woman arrives at a house, pulling a trailer. She parks and looks through the windows of the house.

Nick and Hank try to find a suspect in Sylvie's murder. Hank gets off the phone and tells Nick he got a hit on a missing college student.

Nick and Hank go talk to Sylvie's roommate and she shows the Detectives a picture of her and Sylvie. She also lets them know Sylvie owned a pair of pink running shoes similar to what they found at the crime scene.

The Detectives go back to the precinct to look up information on Sylvie. They get a positive I.D. and decide to call it a night. Hank tosses Nick the engagement ring he bought earlier and jokingly says "Don't blow it, Romeo."

Nick arrives home. He goes to the kitchen and finds the bald woman with the trailer. He recognizes her as his aunt Marie, and is surprised to see him. Nick's girlfriend, Juliette Silverton tells him that Marie has been telling her stories from Nick's childhood. Marie apologizes for showing up unannounced. She tells Nick to give her a hug and then whispers in his ear that they need to talk. They go outside to talk and Marie informs Nick that her health is getting worse, but no one knows for sure how much time she has left. She tells him she has things she needs to tell him and asks if he has been seeing strange things lately that he can't explain. She says "The misfortune of our family is already passing to you." She tells him despite loving Juliette, he must end it with her and never see her again because it's too dangerous. She then recognizes a car parked around a corner and pulls out a knife telling Nick that someone named Hulda is there. Suddenly a troll-like creature attacks Marie with a scythe. She fights back and Nick tries to help, but is knocked on his back, but gets up and tackles Hulda before he can use his scythe on Marie. Hulda gets up and smacks Nick with the scythe, just before Marie stabs him with her knife in the back. Hulda smacks her across the face, knocking her to the ground. He goes to kill her, but Nick shoots him repeatedly, killing him. Hulda falls right next to Nick and he watches as Hulda's face changes from troll-like to a normal person. Nick then runs over to check on Marie. She says "They're after me" and then rips off a necklace with a key attached. She tells him "Never lose this. Guard it with your life. They'll be looking for it." She informs him that his parents didn't die in a car accident, but instead, they were killed. She then passes out.

Press ReleaseEdit

INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC GRIMM FAIRY TALES—NICK BURKHARDT'S LIFE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HIS FAMILY’S LEGACY IS REVEALED—KATE BURTON GUEST STARS—After the mysterious brutal attack of a local college co-ed, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovered he is descendant of an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world. With help from his reluctant confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology. Reggie Lee and Sasha Roiz also star.

Guest starsEdit

Actor Role
Tim Bagley Postman
Claire Coffee Adalind Schade
Ayanna Berkshire Rose
Kate Burton Marie Kessler

WesenEdit

ImagesEdit

Main article: Pilot/Images

Production NotesEdit

ContinuityEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The opening quote is from "Little Red Riding Hood."
  • A page shown while Nick is browsing bears part of the story of "The Hand with the Knife."
  • The initials of the child "Robin Howell" are R.H., visible on her backpack that was found in the woods, which alludes to "Riding Hood."
  • The song on Sylvie Oster's iPod is "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics.
  • The opening of "Red Menace" alludes to this episode by starting with a young woman jogging through the woods in a red sweatshirt while listening to a cover of "Little Red Riding Hood" on her iPod and seemingly being chased by a hooded figure; however, it was revealed when he caught up to her that it was just Nick going for a morning jog. ("Red Menace")


Grimm Season One
Episodes "Pilot" • "Bears Will Be Bears" • "Beeware" • "Lonelyhearts" • "Danse Macabre" • "The Three Bad Wolves" • "Let Your Hair Down" • "Game Ogre" • "Of Mouse and Man" • "Organ Grinder" • "Tarantella" • "Last Grimm Standing" • "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau" • "Plumed Serpent" • "Island of Dreams" • "The Thing With Feathers" • "Love Sick" • "Cat and Mouse" • "Leave It to Beavers" • "Happily Ever Aftermath" • "Big Feet" • "Woman in Black"
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
Recurring Robert Blanche as Franco Danny Bruno as Bud Wurstner Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade Sharon Sachs as Harper Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert
Wesen BlutbadEisbiberFuchsbauHexenbiestHässlichSchakal
Mythology GrimmBlutbad-Bauerschwein FeudCoins of ZakynthosSeven KeysWogeSymbols
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Locations Portland, OregonNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeSpice ShopCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season One
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Opening Quotes
Episodes of Grimm

Season 1

"Pilot" • "Bears Will Be Bears" • "Beeware" • "Lonelyhearts" • "Danse Macabre" • "The Three Bad Wolves" • "Let Your Hair Down" • "Game Ogre" • "Of Mouse and Man" • "Organ Grinder" • "Tarantella" • "Last Grimm Standing" • "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau" • "Plumed Serpent" • "Island of Dreams" • "The Thing With Feathers" • "Love Sick" • "Cat and Mouse" • "Leave It to Beavers" • "Happily Ever Aftermath" • "Big Feet" • "Woman in Black"

Season 2

"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"

Season 3

"The Ungrateful Dead" • "PTZD" • "A Dish Best Served Cold" • "One Night Stand" • "El Cucuy" • "Stories We Tell Our Young" • "Cold Blooded" • "Twelve Days of Krampus" • "Red Menace" • "Eyes of the Beholder" • "The Good Soldier" • "The Wild Hunt" • "Revelation" • "Mommy Dearest" • "Once We Were Gods" • "The Show Must Go On" • "Synchronicity" • "The Law of Sacrifice" • "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen" • "My Fair Wesen" • "The Inheritance" • "Blond Ambition"

Season 4

"Thanks for the Memories" • "Octopus Head" • "The Last Fight" • "Dyin' on a Prayer" • "Cry Luison" • "Highway of Tears" • "The Grimm Who Stole Christmas" • "Chupacabra" • "Wesenrein" • "Tribunal" • "Death Do Us Part" • "Maréchaussée" • "Trial by Fire" • "Bad Luck" • "Double Date" • "Heartbreaker" • "Hibernaculum" • "Mishipeshu" • "Iron Hans" • "You Don't Know Jack" • "Headache" • "Cry Havoc"

Season 5

"The Grimm Identity" • "Clear and Wesen Danger" • "Lost Boys" • "Maiden Quest" • Episode 505 • Episode 506 • Episode 507 • Episode 508 • Episode 509 • Episode 510 • Episode 511 • Episode 512 • Episode 513 • Episode 514 • Episode 515 • Episode 516 • Episode 517 • Episode 518 • Episode 519 • Episode 520 • Episode 521 • Episode 522

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