‘Grimm’ finale includes ‘a life in the balance’

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 19, 2012

While “House” checks out, the May parade of season finales continues. “Grimm’s” is coming up Friday (5/18). “Someone’s life is going to be in the balance,” teases Russell Hornsby, whose homicide detective character, Hank, does not, as yet, know that his partner, Nick (David Giuntoli) is a special being who can see and fight supernatural creatures.

“We’re looking at quite a few cliffhangers. So far, Nick has kept his personal and professional relationships at bay, but now, there are questions as to how much he is going to tell Juliet and what will happen to their relationship,” says Hornsby, speaking of Nick’s girlfriend, played by Bitsie Tulloch. “Is Nick going to tell Hank the truth? Will their partnership last? Will Hank be around? Will he stay on the force?”

We’re betting he does, given Hornsby’s glow as he anticipates going back to work on the show for Season 2 at month’s end. Hornsby and his wife just returned from a hiatus trip to Vietnam in time for him to be present in NYC at this week’s upfront presentation for advertisers. He’s ready. “I was really happy with the fact we got picked up, then got the go-ahead for the back nine, then the second season, the fact that we have a cult following — all the success the show has had up to this point, really. Every actor hopes to get one of these kinds of shows,” he says. “People are really intrigued by the characters and the storylines. There are likeable characters you don’t often get to see in a procedural drama — quirky characters that make witty comments, some off color remarks, have some fun.”