David Giuntoli, Claire Coffee
(L) Grimm Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and Hexenbiest mother-of-two Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee) have a lot of things to resolve together in "Grimm" Season 6. Scott Green/NBC

“Grimm” Season 6 returns late October or early January on NBC. The cast and crew are now busy filming the new chapter with lead stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt and his real-life girlfriend Bitsie Tulloch as Eve, or the former Juliette Silverton. Tulloch recently celebrated her boyfriend’s directorial debut on the show with a loving social media shout-out.

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In her shout-out, Tulloch also dished some “Grimm” Season 6 spoilers, which is the episode title of the new season. “Oh Captain, My Captain” is the episode that will be directed by Nick Burkhardt. See Tulloch’s Twitter post below. Is this episode about an important character’s death?

Fans also learned from Tulloch's post that Thomas Ian Griffith, who wrote the second hour of the “Grimm” Season 5 finale, also wrote Grimm 6x03. This tells the fans that this is an important episode that may have a strong connection to the closing events of the fifth chapter.

Grimm 6x03 may be linked to the 19th century poem of Walt Whitman, “O Captain! My Captain!” This is about the death of American president Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated after leading the nation through Civil War and the fight against slavery. “Grimm” does not shy from making parallel references to world history. In fact, Hadrian’s Wall and the Black Claw (“Occultatum Libera”) have been established as opposing political forces in Season 5.

Shortly after the airing of “Grimm” Season 5 finale, Giuntoli has said the former Portland police captain and incumbent mayor Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) could be the main villain in Season 6. However, it is difficult to imagine that Sean would die so soon in his fight for power. The Grimm 6x03 might be an allusion to another character or plot development.

Will there be a ‘Grimm’ Season 7?

The “Grimm” Season 6 premiere is still a couple of months away (Bitsie Tulloch earlier said the return date is Oct. 28), but fans are already talking about “Grimm” Season 7. Before NBC announced the confirmation of the sixth season, Giuntoli had said the sixth season could be the final chapter of the show. However, fans are seeing a number of reasons why it could still go on.

According to Nielsen ratings, there was a drop in viewership (barely six million viewers) last season. If ratings returned to Season 3 levels (nearly eight million viewers), a seventh season for “Grimm” might still be possible.

“Grimm” Season 6 premieres Oct. 28, and it is expected to pick up from where it left off when it last aired on NBC. The show stars David Giuntoli (Nick), Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette/Eve), Sasha Roiz (Renard), Claire Coffee (Adalind), Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe), Reggie Lee (Wu), Russell Hornsby (Hank), Bree Turner (Rosalee) and Jacqueline Toboni (recurring guest, Trubel). Watch some of the “Grimm” cast in this Live Facebook video.

'Grimm' cast members David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch greet fans on Facebook Live
'Grimm' cast members David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch greet fans on Facebook Live (July 2016). David Giuntoli via Facebook

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