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‘Grimm’ heads toward its final monster mash

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STORY WRITTEN BY ROB LOWMAN 
Southern California News Group

A “Grimm” spoiler alert: Everyone — who counts, that is — is still alive at the beginning of the sixth and final season of NBC’s dark fairy-tale series.
But you would probably know that if you caught any of the recent ads for the show.
The new season plunges fans right back into last year’s bloody finale, a showdown with a secretive organization bent on the destruction of humans.
“We should probably figure out what to do with all these bodies,” says the usually passive Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), who if provoked can turn into a werewolf. “We just can’t leave them here — not if you ever want to have a dinner party for the living.”

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Grimm
What: Beginning of sixth and final season.
When: Premieres 8 tonight (Jan. 6).
Where: NBC.

The supernatural drama — if you don’t know — revolves around Nick (David Giuntoli), a Portland, Oregon, detective who finds out he’s from a family of guardians (Grimms) who protect humans from dangerous monsters. Not all those who change into creatures are menacing, though.

Picture from left, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, Bree Turner as Rosalee.  (Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)

Picture from left, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, Bree Turner as Rosalee.
(Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)

It is probably best that “Grimm” is wrapping up. It’s also a bit too far afield from the monster-of-the-week premise that the show began as. The current conspiracy, involving a magical stick, is far too complicated for anyone coming in fresh to drop in on. It’s even a bit confusing for fans.
Still, the series has been silly fun for the most part because it is usually moving too fast to take itself seriously. Right now, the coolest aspect of the series is the demon child Diana, who isn’t evil but possesses crazy powers.
How the series ends up is anyone’s guess. It’s doubtful everyone makes it out alive, although the finale isn’t likely to be too, uh, grim. As we learned last season, Rosalee — Monroe’s wife (Bree Turner) who can turn into a fox-like creature — is pregnant.
Contact Rob Lowman at rlowman@scng.com or @RobLowman1 on Twitter.

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