'Grimm' season 5 news: Black Claw continues to be a threat; Nick gets closer to German ancestors

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“Grimm” is slowly and steadily heading towards darker territory as last episode saw intelligence efforts reaching torturous levels, something which the show creators and actors have warned the audiences about heading into season 5.

In the previous episode titled “Star Crossed,” Meisner, Trubel, and Eve find purpose in countering the efforts of Black Claw. While some of their means proved to be extreme, the show managed to underscore how in the general scheme of things, their methods were necessary in order to stop the bad guys, given what they were capable of, Den of Geek reported.

The next episode titled “Map of the Seven Knights” may actually be a continuation of the plot opened for Nick wherein he is growing more frustrated at failing to open a long sealed passage under the paint factory.

“Monroe receives a call from a relative in Germany that will bring Nick closer to his ancestors. But things get complicated when the nefarious group Black Claw also take an interest in this discovery. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard helps a mayoral candidate gain an edge on his opponent; and Trubel confronts Eve about Nick and Adalind,” the synopsis posted on TV Guide revealed.

As to where the storyline is headed, David Guintoli, who plays Nick in the series said that if Nick’s Morissey-dominated playlist is an indication of the series’ trajectory, then it promises to grow even darker.

“There’s never a sit-down discussion about what’s going to happen next season, or for the next five episodes, even. And I don’t even think I want to know. That doesn’t help me in any way as an actor. I go script by script, and you deal with the circumstances and just kind of go there. I knew Nick’s starting-off point was one of delirium and vengeful hate, so I knew that’s how I start [the season],” he said.

He also teased that characters will be dropping like flies, so viewers should have their hearts ready at any point this season.

Episode 10, “Map of the Seven Knights” airs on Feb. 19 on NBC.