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|Air date:||October 28, 2011|
|Written by:|| Teleplay by:|
David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf
David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf
and Stephen Carpenter
|Directed by:||Marc Buckland|
|Opening Quote:||Little Red Riding Hood|
|Co-stars:|| Casey Vann as Angry Perp|
|Objects:|| Grimm Diaries|
One of the Seven Keys
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"Bears Will Be Bears"
"Bears Will Be Bears"
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.
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.
The police and paramedics soon arrive. Juliette tells police she heard gunshots, but didn't see what happened and Nick talks to Hank about Hulda attacking. Nick gets into the back of the ambulance to go to the hospital with Marie and Hank tells him he'll run Hulda's prints.
Nick is informed by a doctor that Marie is conscious, so he goes to talk to her. She informs him she knows that Nick saw Hulda for what he really was, but Nick tells her he isn't sure what he saw. Nick asks what's going on and Marie tells him that they "have the ability to see what no one else can. When they lose control, they can't hide, and we see them for what they really are." She tells him the stories are real and that he is one of the last Grimms. She tells him she knows it's a lot, and she wishes she had more time, but everything is in the trailer. Marie says "You're vulnerable now. You need to be careful. Don't ever lose what I gave to you." The doctor comes in and tells Nick he can come back to see Marie tomorrow. Nick leaves Marie's room and examines the key that Marie gave him.
Hank comes up to Nick as he is looking at Hulda's scythe, startling him. Hank tells Nick what he found out about Hulda, although the prints came back as a Mr. Lindon from Chicago. They walk downstairs and run into Wu who tells Nick that Captain Renard wants to see him. Nick wonders what he wants, and Renard soon walks up to him. He asks Nick how he's doing. Renard then tells Nick that he'll be required to see the police psychiatrist since this was his first shooting.
Nick wakes up in the middle of the night after dreaming about Hulda attacking Juliette. He goes to the trailer and looks around at everything inside. He finds bottles filled with many things, a weapons cabinet filled with all sorts of weapons, and he also finds many books with drawings of creatures and things written about the creatures. Juliette comes into the trailer and asks what everything is and Nick says he isn't sure. She asks how long he lived with Marie for and Nick tells her she was his mother since he was 12, which was when his parents died. Juliette wonders if he lived in the trailer, but he says he didn't know Marie had the trailer. They then go back inside the house to go back to bed.
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.
|Claire Coffee||Adalind Schade|
|Kate Burton||Marie Kessler|
- Main article: Pilot/Images
- The opening quote is from "Little Red Riding Hood."
- A page shown while Nick is browsing a Grimm diary 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.
- Nick asks Monroe about silver bullets in regards to dealing with the postman, a Blutbad; in folklore, silver bullets are often the only way to effectively kill or go up against a werewolf, witch, or other monsters. The idea of the werewolf's supposed vulnerability to silver most likely dates back to the legend of the Beast of Gévaudan, in which a gigantic wolf is killed by a hunter wielding a gun loaded with silver bullets. The hunter's name is also Argent, which is Latin for silver. Even in the Brothers Grimm fairy-tales, there is some mythology regarding silver bullets. For instance, in The Two Brothers, a bullet-proof witch is shot down by silver bullets.