'Grimm's Bitsie Tulloch Talks Fall Finale and Rest of Season 2: Amnesia, Love Triangles and More
'Grimm's Bitsie Tulloch Talks Fall Finale and Rest of Season 2: Amnesia, Love Triangles and More
Michelle Carlbert
Michelle Carlbert
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Grimm's fall finale airs Friday, November 16, at 9pm. Before watching the episode, find out what Bitsie Tulloch (aka Juliette) has to say about what we can expect from the finale, as well as what its implications will mean for rest of season 2. 


On what we can expect from tonight's fall finale

Bitsie Tulloch: This Friday's episode is a huge one. It's the Fall Finale and there's a lot going on. There will be a cliffhanger going into Episode 13 which will come back next year. 

On what we can expect for Juliette in upcoming episodes

Bitsie Tulloch: It's certainly been a lot more emotional for my character this season, you know, especially in a couple of episodes coming up. There was one episode where all I was doing the entire episode was crying, which sounds like it wouldn't be that much fun, but as an actress it was fun to sort of really be able to delve into such deep emotions.

On Nick and Juliette's rocky relationship and how Adalind plays a part in it

Bitsie Tulloch: Adalind is just back to sort of wreak havoc everywhere she can. And she's trying to sort of avenge her mother's death. And how much [Juliette will] play into that story line remains to be seen. But the reality is Juliette just doesn't really understand what's going on because she's under a spell and doesn't know she's under a spell because she kind of just woke up one day and started having these intense feelings about Captain Renard. 

But as far as a relationship with Nick, the reality is there is a spark there. There is, even with the memory loss. It'd be great if she could remember him. I don't know if that's going to happen or not. But there's definitely a spark there. You saw they were having date night that one night when they started dancing and then unfortunately she flashed to Captain Renard and kind of psyched herself out. But there was something there.

There's still a reason they fell in love in the first place. There was a lot of love there. You know, it's funny, if you go for Renard you're going for the passion and the lust. If you go for Nick you're going for the love and the comfort. So that's like a perpetual question I'm constantly asking myself.

On Renard and Juliette's continued obsession with each other

Bitsie Tulloch: The reality is they're both inextricably connected to one another and they both don't understand why. I mean [Renard] probably has a better understanding of it just because he's more within that sort of Grimm world. He obviously had agreed to do the purification rite so that he would be pure of heart when he kissed me. But I don't think he fully understands what's going on now as far as this, you know, intense attraction. It's not getting any better; it's just getting worse and worse and stronger and stronger. So I guess what I could say is that you haven't seen the last of that yet.

On Juliette and Nick finally talking about the situation with Renard

Bitsie Tulloch: I think Juliette for the most part she's been fairly honest and straightforward inasmuch as she can be. There's so much that she doesn't know and there's so much that she's not let in on. So the reality is she doesn't necessarily feel like this behavior is becoming to her. But then when it comes to the reason that they show up in the spice shop is that Captain Renard calls Juliette and says "I know a way we can fix this." And she's like "Fine, okay. Let's fix this otherwise we are never seeing each other ever again." She is having a little hard time fighting it but she doesn't want this to be going on. And then when she turns around and sees Monroe, she knows Monroe. She knows Monroe knows her and she's also aware that Renard is Nick's boss, so now all of a sudden it's just this tumultuous state of affairs.

On the challenges of playing Juliette with amnesia this season

Bitsie Tulloch: It's been hard. It's certainly a harder story line than what I had last season. But, you know, there was a very strange coincidence. I read a lot of Oliver Sacks, that neurologist and I was reading a book called The Mind's Eye about prosopagnosia, which is facial blindness where people can't recognize their loved ones. So even though that's not really what Juliette has, I mean she can see his face, it was just interesting to me to think about how terrifying it is for these people who can't recognize their loved ones.

To play it as if I was just meeting this guy for the very first time was interesting. All of the things that you use as an actor to, find chemistry and everything, you sort of have to subdue all of that so that you're coming to it with a blank slate because her mind is kind of blank right now with regards to Nick. So it's definitely been more fun for me, everything that's going on this season and obviously getting to make out with two sexy guys as opposed to just one is never a bad thing.

On whether she would like Juliette to get her memories back

Bitsie Tulloch: That's an excellent question. I think it would be pretty cool [if] eventually I get my memory back. [I wonder] what's my reaction going to be like this time? Is it going to be the same as it was the night in the rain when he told me and I just thought he was crazy? Or having gone through everything I've gone through this season with being under the spell and everything like that am I - is that going to make me open minded? So I think at a certain point I think it would definitely be nice for Juliette to get the memories back.

I'm not quite sure what their intention is. I sort of know but I'm not going to say anything. But at the same time like I said, it's been really fun having to not only juggle this love triangle but to play with the memory loss. So in that sense it's been kind of fun as an actress to go through.

On what it's been like to have more time working with co-star Sasha Roiz (Renard)

Bitsie Tulloch: It was funny when we read that we were going to be love interests, [Sasha] and I were dying because we're like best friends. And so we were just laughing so hard like, "oh my god, this is going to be kind of weird because we're so close."

On which episodes have been the most fun for her to shoot

Bitsie Tulloch: The episodes that have been the most fun for me are obviously ones where I'm more proactive and I get invited along, like the whole Scooby gang thing, and then I'm along for the ride. 

"La Llorona" was really fun for me because it was a whole different side of [Juliette] as opposed to the sort of relationship stuff that's going on at home. 

The whole love triangle has been remarkably entertaining for me as an actress and fun. And obviously it was amazing just getting to make out with David Giuntoli.

On Team Nick, Team Renard and ....Team Monroe and Team Rosalette?

Bitsie Tulloch: I would say 75% [of fans] are Team Nick. Maybe 70% Team Nick, 25% Team Renard and then I'm having a lot of Team Monroe's thrown in there. So that was kind of interesting.

And then I was shooting last week with Bree and I was like, "Screw the boys. There should be a Team Rosalette." 

Don't forget to watch Grimm's fall finale tonight on NBC at 9pm. 

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