"Grimm" has reinvented itself by bringing Hank (Russell Hornsby) in on the Grimm secret. Now that Hank has become the new sidekick to Nick (David Giuntoli), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) may not have much left to do. He was already losing some of his sidekickery to his new girlfriend, Rosalee (Bree Turner), who seems to have even more knowledge of the Wesen world than he does. What can "Grimm" writers do to give more screen time to fan-favorite Monroe?
The more difficult a mission, the more likely Nick will need more than one sidekick. Hank has proven worthy enough to take on quite a bit of the work on his own, but nothing beats a fully-fledged wolf man when you need some nice big teeth to chomp down on a particularly fearsome Wesen.
With the introduction of Rosalee, Nick suddenly has needed lots of potions. What if they become more proactive with their potions? Rather than using potions to simply counteract evil deeds by evil-doing Wesen, they could whip up a few potions to take down some of their enemies with less work. Monroe could then be Rosalee's apprentice, learning all the ins and outs of potion making.
Draining or emotional missions
Hank has been a good partner for Nick, but he doesn't quite understand what it's like to be not-quite-human. As a Wesen, Monroe understands completely. Monroe has an even greater understanding of this than Nick, since he actually changes form. At least Nick always looks human, even though he can see the non-human world. When Nick is particularly drained by the new world into which he has been thrust, he can turn to Monroe for emotional support.
Consultant to the police department
Imagine Renard's (Sasha Roiz) reaction if Hank and Nick were to officially make Monroe a consultant to the police department! Since Hank now knows about Monroe, and neither Nick nor Hank know about Renard, this would be totally within the realm of possibility. Renard would suddenly realize how Nick gets all of his inside information!
Conversely, it would be interesting to see whether Monroe would be able to "sniff out" Renard's creature side. If it's suddenly obvious that they all know about each other, would they simply come clean about what they've been up to, or would they continue to keep quiet despite the elephant in the room? That would be an interesting confrontation!
Find out whether Monroe gets more airtime when "Grimm" returns to Fridays with the episode "The Good Shepherd," on Friday, 9/28, at 9PM ET on NBC.
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