Now that she’s woken up from her coma, Grimm‘s Juliette is slowly being drawn into the world of her boyfriend, Nick. That journey continues on tonight’s Halloween themed episode, actress Bitsie Tulloch tells TV Guide.
What she reveals could be considered SPOILER material so if you don’t want to know, please stop reading now.
Tulloch reveals that she will fill in the precinct’s translator when Spanish-speaking Luis (David Barrera) arrives to report that his son Rafael was stolen away by a weeping woman wearing white.
La Llorona is a legend that’s very famous in the southwestern United States,” Tulloch tells TVGuide.com. “It was a warning story to keep kids in at night. You didn’t want to be out because there’s an old woman who lost her children and as a result, she steals children and drowns them. So that starts happening in Portland. Nick and Hank are now trying to figure out if they believe in ghosts.”
Tulloch, who speaks fluent Spanish after growing up in Spain and San Diego, was already familiar with the legend, as were many of her Latino Twitter followers. “When I started tweeting about La Llorona, they were like, ‘Oh my God! My parents used to tell me that story. That’s the scariest thing!’ Everybody has this weirdly personal connection to it.”
The episode will also continue the recent re-connection of Juliette and Nick with Tulloch. However, don’t expect the road to be a smooth one for the couple. Juliette may find herself attracted to another cop–Capt. Renard. She says a side effect of Renard’s waking her from her coma will play out in the next several weeks.
“They’re both becoming obsessed with one another but they don’t know why,” she says. “They’ve met at a couple work functions, but otherwise she’s had zero interaction with him. All of a sudden, she can’t stop thinking about him. It’s driving her crazy,” she says. ”The Capt. Renard story line and the obsession we both develop for each other throws a huge wrench into the equation a couple episodes down the road. She starts to talk about it, and … you have certainly not seen the last of those two together.”
Grimm airs Friday nights on NBC.