|Announced:||January 28, 2011|
|Slogan:||And you thought they were just fairytales...|
|Executive Producers:|| Norberto Barba|
|Stars:|| David Giuntoli|
Silas Weir Mitchell
|DVD/Blu-ray:||Grimm: Season One|
|DVD/Blu-ray Release:||August 7, 2012|
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The "Pilot" premiered on October 28, 2011 on NBC, and the season one finale, "Woman in Black", aired on May 18, 2012. The first season introduced the concept of Wesen living within some people and the Grimms being hunters of the Wesen.
Portland Police detective Nick Burkhardt thinks that he has his life all planned. He is a successful detective, he has a good working relationship with his boss Captain Renard, his partner Hank Griffin, and other officers in the precinct, he has just purchased an engagement ring, and he is planning to ask his girlfriend Juliette Silverton to marry him. All his plans are called into question when he sees an attractive young woman suddenly morph into a hag, a change that nobody else notices. Later that day in the precinct, a man being charged briefly changes into a lizard-like being, and again, no one but him notices. That evening, Nick's aunt, Marie Kessler, visits him and Juliette. Aunt Marie has cancer and does not have long to live, but before she dies, she has something to tell Nick.
Aunt Marie tells Nick that he is descended from a line of creature hunters known as Grimms, who have the responsibility to protect the rest of mankind from the creatures who are known as Wesen. She also tells him that the trailer she brought with her contains information and equipment to help him in his task. Aunt Marie gives Nick a small antique key and tells him to protect it with his life as "they" want it.
With help from Monroe, a Blutbad he met while working on case, and Rosalee Calvert, a Fuchsbau, Nick deals with crimes involving several different types of Wesen ranging from the bear-like Jägerbars to the rat-like Reinigen. He soon discovers that there are several inimical Wesen species, such as the Hexenbiests and the Blutbaden to the hound dog-like Hundjägers and the Hässlichen. He soon realizes that his unique status as Grimm and cop enables him to become a force for peace, both within the Wesen community and the interactions between Wesen and humans. This, however, does cause problems for Hank as his encounters with the Wesen world cause him to doubt his sanity.
Whilst not knowing what the key represents, he comes to appreciate its value to some factions within the Wesen community when the Hexenbiest, Adalind Schade, nearly kills Hank to make him surrender it. In the process of saving Hank, Nick causes Adalind to lose her Wesen spirit and powers, but not her magical knowledge. In an act of revenge, Adalind causes Juliette to fall into a magically induced coma.
The season ends with Nick's mother helping him defeat one of the assassins who had killed his father and who Nick also thought killed his mother in an abortive attempt to take possession of the Coins of Zakynthos, an artifact that had come into Nick's possession earlier in the year.
Mentioned/Appear in Grimm Diaries only
|No. in Season||No. in Series||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||1||"Pilot"||Marc Buckland||Teleplay by:|
& Jim Kouf
& Jim Kouf
and Stephen Carpenter
|October 28, 2011||6.56|
|Synopsis: Detective Nick Burkhardt is planning to propose. During an unexpected visit by his Aunt Marie, Nick learns that he is one of the last surviving members of the Grimm Family. A Blutbad strikes, killing a local college student and abducting a little girl. Nick learns that he and his family are the targets of creatures.
|2||2||"Bears Will Be Bears"||Norberto Barba||David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf||November 4, 2011||6.01|
|Synopsis: A young couple invade the home of a wealthy family for a little fun. They learn too late the the occupants are a family of Jägerbars. It is time for the rite of passage for the young Jägerbar and prey is required.
|3||3||"Beeware"||Darnell Martin||Cameron Litvack & Thania St. John||November 11, 2011||5.18|
|Synopsis: The station is abuzz as Nick and Hank are called to a case where an innocent flash mob results in a gruesome homicide. As Nick delves further into the investigation, he learns more about his unique family history, and finds himself at odds when he and Hank are assigned to protect a dark character from his recent past.
|4||4||"Lonelyhearts"||Michael Waxman||Alan DiFiore &|
Dan E. Fesman
|November 18, 2011||5.44|
|Synopsis: A Ziegevolk is abducting young women for the purpose of breeding with them. Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin become involved when one of the women escapes and is run over by an automobile. Meanwhile, another reaper comes to Portland seeking to avenge the death of Hulda.
|5||5||"Danse Macabre"||David Solomon||Jim Kouf &|
|December 8, 2011||4.09|
|Synopsis: Nick and Hank's investigation of a dead high school teacher leads them to the school's outcast, Roddy. Nick realizes that there's more to Roddy than meets the eye, and enlists Monroe's help to get through to the troubled teenager before he exacts revenge on the students who wronged him. Meanwhile, Nick learns that his presence is beginning to affect the creature world.
|6||6||"The Three Bad Wolves"||Clark Mathis||Naren Shankar &|
|December 9, 2011||5.43|
|Synopsis: After his house is destroyed by a suspicious explosion, Hap moves in with Monroe. With Hap nearby, Monroe has trouble restraining his wild side. Hap's sister, Angelina Lasser, seeks revenge on a Bauerschwein who continues the legendary battle of Pig vs. Wolf.
|7||7||"Let Your Hair Down"||Holly Dale||Naren Shankar &|
|December 16, 2011||5.16|
|Synopsis: A young Blutbad who was abducted as a child is found to have grown up and to be living as a wild woman in the woods near Portland.
|8||8||"Game Ogre"||Terrence O'Hara||Cameron Litvack &|
Thania St. John
|January 13, 2012||4.65|
|Synopsis: A Siegbarste escapes from prison and returns to Portland with revenge on his mind.
|9||9||"Of Mouse and Man"||Omar Madha||Alan DiFiore &|
Dan E. Fesman
|January 20, 2012||5.92|
|Synopsis: A Mauzhertz summons up an unusual amount of courage and goes on a killing rampage.
|10||10||"Organ Grinder"||Clark Mathis||Akela Cooper &|
|February 3, 2012||4.79|
|Synopsis: Geiers prey on the homeless of Portland, harvesting their organs. Nick wants to tell Juliette that he is a Grimm. Captain Renard gets a warning from the creature world.
|11||11||"Tarantella"||Peter Werner||Alan DiFiore &|
Dan E. Fesman
|February 10, 2012||5.30|
|Synopsis: Lena Marcinko is a deadly heartbreaker who is on a killing spree. Nick and Hank must find and stop her before another man becomes her victim.
|12||12||"Last Grimm Standing"||Michael Watkins||Teleplay by:|
Naren Shankar & Sarah Goldfinger
Cameron Litvack & Thania St. John
|February 24, 2012||4.79|
|Synopsis: After some parolees go missing, Nick is drawn into a case with a Grimm twist; a creature fight arena. While helping out Nick, Monroe is captured and put into the ring, Nick is the only one who can save him.
|13||13||"Three Coins in a Fuchsbau"||Norberto Barba||David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf||March 2, 2012||5.30|
|Synopsis: A jewelry store is robbed and the owner killed, after he eats three gold coins. Nick notices that Harper, Hank, and Renard act strangely after having the coins in their possession. Nick learns something about his past and a link is made to history.
|14||14||"Plumed Serpent"||Steven DePaul||Alan DiFiore &|
Dan E. Fesman
|March 9, 2012||5.05|
|Synopsis: Two brothers try to steal copper from an abandoned warehouse. They have been beaten to the target by a Dämonfeuer and are burned alive for their trouble. When Nick Burkhardt investigates, Juliette Silverton is abducted to lure Nick into a confrontation.
|15||15||"Island of Dreams"||Rob Bailey||David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf||March 30, 2012||4.15|
|Synopsis: Nick & Monroe investigate the grisly murder of a Fuchsbau shop owner. Nick believes he has found an ally in the Wesen in his neighborhood; Sgt. Wu gets mixed up in a plan by Adalind to harm Nick through his friends.
|16||16||"The Thing With Feathers"||Darnell Martin||Richard Hatem||April 6, 2012||4.45|
|Synopsis: A weekend retreat with Juliette goes wrong when Nick investigates a domestic dispute she witnessed across the way from their cabin. As Nick gets closer to the truth, the truth of his Grimm secret may be exposed when Juliette is caught in the middle.
|17||17||"Love Sick"||David Solomon||Catherine Butterfield||April 13, 2012||4.96|
|Synopsis: Nick and Juliette join Hank for dinner, where Nick discovers Hank's mystery date is the same Hexenbiest who tried to kill Aunt Marie.
|18||18||"Cat and Mouse"||Felix Alcala||Jose Molina||April 20, 2012||4.56|
|Synopsis: Nick discovers that the suspect in his latest case is a freedom fighter trying desperately to escape the clutches of a creature bounty hunter. Meanwhile, Monroe and Rosalee hide the suspect in a string of murders from the creature bounty hunter.
|19||19||"Leave It to Beavers"||Holly Dale||Nevin Densham||April 27, 2012||4.33|
|Synopsis: As Nick delves into the trailer's weapons cabinet and his inner Grimm, the investigation of a dead construction worker leads him into a long-standing conflict in the creature world. Two reapers are dispatched to kill Nick.
|20||20||"Happily Ever Aftermath"||Terrence O'Hara||David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf||May 4, 2012||4.73|
|Synopsis: Nick and Hank are called to investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy matriarch, after her stepdaughter loses everything in a Ponzi scheme. Meanwhile, Juliette does some digging into the mysterious death of Nick’s parents in an effort to help him find closure.
Quote: "And they lived happily ever after."
|21||21||"Big Feet"||Omar Madha||Teleplay by:|
& Dan E. Fesman
|May 11, 2012||4.45|
|Synopsis: After Juliette stumbles upon a brutal murder, Nick learns the suspected creature, and friend of Monroe, is suffering from a mysterious condition -- the inability to completely return to human form. This mysterious condition leads them to a therapist who’s created an artificial drug to suppress the creature side, with horrifying side effects. Meanwhile, the investigation takes a surprising turn when Hank sees something he can't quite explain.
|22||22||"Woman in Black"||Norberto Barba||David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf||May 18, 2012||5.10|
|Synopsis: As Nick delves deeper into his life as a Grimm, a trail of grotesque murders reignites the search for the elusive gold coins. The arrival of a mysterious woman in black begins to get in the way of Nick and Hank’s investigation as extra precautions have to be taken to ensure their safety. Meanwhile, Nick’s ability to keep his true nature secret from Juliette comes to a tipping point.
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- Main article: Grimm: Season One
Season 1 was released on August 7, 2012 on DVD and Blu-ray. Both have 5 discs featuring all 22 episodes and come with a Wesen dictionary that has the names of each Wesen and the pronunciation.
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|Seasons of Grimm|
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