One of my favorite things about NBC's "Grimm" is the relationship between the reformed blutbad Monroe and Portland Det. Nick Burkhardt.
And my favorite part of that relationship is just how put out Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) acts whenever Nick (David Giuntoli) seeks his advice. The king of bad timing seems to interrupt Monroe at the most inopportune times, which he does again in "Lonely Hearts," debuting at 8 p.m. Nov. 18.
But according to Giuntoli, the relationship is important to both of them.
"It's a tenuous relationship, but I think we both kind of need each other and it's very specific codependence in both of our lives," Giuntoli said. "So we've come to rely on each other more and more."
In Friday's episode, Nick seeks out Monroe's help once again when he and Hank investigate a series of deaths and disappearances of women. Nick sends Monroe undercover and he discovers a suspect who can work some hypnotism on others besides the ladies.
As you can see in the clips above, Mitchell again lightens the sinister moodiness of "Grimm." Giuntoli praised the actor and their co-star, Russell Hornsby.
"Silas Weir Mitchell's fantastic," Giuntoli said. "He's killing his role of Monroe, and [so is] Russell Hornsby. All these people are big-time theater guys. And it's been fun. They're all 10 years, roughly, older than I am and it's been very nice to kind of have these guys as friends and also kind of older brothers showing me the ropes."