NBC's two-night "Grimm" event this week presents one of star David Giuntoli's favorite fractured fairy tales, and co-star Russell Hornsby's least favorite acting partners.
"I don't know how much I can give away," Giuntoli told me before the season began. "I'll just say Russell Hornsby did not like working with what he had to work with ['Danse Macabre']. It was something on set that was not human."
Now that we know more about the episode, I can only assume Giuntoli was talking about rats--or maybe a corpse. In "Danse Macabre," airing at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nick (Giuntoli) and Hank (Hornsby) probe the death of a high school music teacher who became dinner for a bunch of the sharp-toothed rodents.
The episode is inspired by the Pied Piper fairy tale. Watch the clips for "Danse Macabre" in the player above.
"The Three Bad Wolves," airing at 8 p.m. Friday, was tops on Giuntoli's list of favorite fairy tales to be explored this season.
"Some episodes are more character involved than others and I really enjoy those," he said. "I had a wonderful time on 'Three Bad Wolves' because there were some great characters that we hired for that show and sometimes a scene's got to play out like you were doing a play. They just kind of let you go with them. It was pretty cool."
With "Wolves" in the title, it's pretty obvious that our favorite bludbad, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), will get involved. When Nick asks Monroe to help with another case, it brings the reformed wolf face-to-face with his troubled past.
So what does it all lead to? "The three little pigs may get their revenge," Giuntoli teased.