Nick Burkhardt, a promising Portland homicide detective, told nobody he gets visions of people 'transforming' into monsters when he looks at them. While investigating the murder and disappearance of two girls, he realizes it's a Grimm family gift, which passes from his aunt Marie Kessler when she is dying from cancer. She also gives him a mysterious key. Nick becomes her attacker's next target, but barely and wisely discretely uses his gift to track down the postman, who turns out a descendant of werewolf line, yet helps him find the violent monster.
During a flash-mob on a bus, a lawyer is killed with a stunning overdose of bee venom, but it fits no geographical origin. Monroe and the Grim records help Nick work out it must be the work of a feral bee queen, the sworn enemy of Hexebiests like Adalind. Trailing an professor-beekeeper and the other twelve attendants of a convention, Nick and his partner Hank find them congregating and get attacked by an unnatural bee swarm.
Nick discovers that several disappeared women were raped, a few also killed, after a stay in Billy Capra's romantic, honeymoon-oriented hotel. After a Grimm-flash shows him Bill as a goat, Nick enlists Eddie Monroe to help him identify the feral type, which uses irresistible seduction pheromones, and to prepare a hotel intrusion to save the latest victims. Meanwhile captain Sean Renard gives an uninvited French reaper a terrible welcome.
Nick investigates the death of popular Seattle private prep school music teacher, who was seemingly bitten to death by rats in his car. The popular crowd suggest the only feasible suspect is recently suspended outsider Roddy Geiger, a gifted violinist but son of ruffian junk yard keeper Ephram. Near the fatal car are found cages used by Roddy to keep his pet rodents. As Nick recognizes the knave as feral rat, Monroe tries to give 'fatgerly' guidance. However when his father is falsely arrested and abused in jail, the boy snaps and sets a trap for the rich kids who ...
Bluthbat (feral wolf) Hap Lasser coincidentally survives a cunning arson attack which makes his home explode, two months after his brother died in a similar fire. Monroe reluctantly takes him in, also as a favor to Hap's sister, Monroe's own ex-lover Angelina. She returns to revenge both brothers and hates Grimms but resumes nocturnal hunt fun with Monroe. Lieutenant Peter Orson didn't call either case arson, but lost his own brother in a fire which may be a Blutbat's doing.
A drug trafficker was murdered without apparent motive deep in the forest. Helped by unusually enthusiastic Monroe, Nick soon works out the killer must be a feral and after tracing her it's a girl. Then follows traces indicating she may be a long-missing child having nearly grown up in the woods, and suggesting a link with recluse tracker James Addison, but there are others involved.
Highly respected judge Logan Patterson is murdered, and shortly after several other people who played some part in the conviction and incarceration of an escaped giant of unnatural strength. Nick is badly wounded, out of action. Monroe however shows unusual enthusiasm to help out while Hank follows the paper trail.
A man named Leonard "Lenny" Drake is found dead in a garbage truck and Nick and Hank investigate the case. They find blood in the dumpster near his building and a track of blood to the parking garage. The manager explains that the tenant was a violent man that lived in his apartment with the gorgeous Natalie Havershaw. In the previous night, they had an argument and the tenants Marty Burgess first and the lawyer Mason Snyder then had come to protect her. Marty returned to his apartment while Lenny and Mason continued to argue. Then Mason escorted her to her car and ...
A mysterious woman seduces men, then kills them in a way too gruesome to watch. Nick must uncover this new and rare creature's secret and find her before she kills again. Concurrently, Nick takes (admittedly belated) action to stop the (Wesen) creatures from rumor-mongering and stalking his home; in this show of power, Nick is slowly coming into his own as a Grimm - and defending house and home.
When Nick consults him about an erratic murder committed by athletic ex-con Dimitri Skontos, Monroe soon helps him realize that's actually a victim of 'gladiator games' organized by the most bloodthirsty pride of Löwen, a lionesque feral species. Nick spends his anniversary working out the fighters are recruited trough a dodgy parole officer and where the arena is hidden. Captain Sean Renard realizes the lucrative fights are becoming too notorious, his royal order to close down is ignored, so he turns to a priestly enforcer. Meanwhile first Monroe, then Nick co ...
Jeweler Sam Bertram was murdered by three Europeans killers, of rival feral species, to steal the rarest Ancient gold coins from his safe. Two are dead, the third steals a uniform from a cop he murders. The coins are found on the elusive Farley Kolt, who is arrested and tells Nick enough to work out he was late aunt Marie's true love. The coins, minted on Zakynthos, with swastika's and lions heads, are poisonous and magically attract great power and utter disaster. Captain Sean Renard keeps them and starts an ambitious 'campaign against crime' amidst dreams of ...
Nick is puzzled by several corpses with unusual semi-internal combustion symptoms. After Nick and Hank are attacked by a fire-breathing dragon, which fits the riddle, Monroe teaches Nick about the suspect feral breed, not actual dragons but close, and brings him in contact with a member, Ariel Eberhart, fire-breeder at his favorite nightclub. She seems however romantically more interested in Nick than is safe for his relationship with Juliette, and is the daughter of the murdering 'dragon'.
Nick is in the trailer trying to find out what the key that he received from his aunt might open. Juliette calls him telling that Hank has invited them to have dinner together with Adalind. Captain Renard is forced by a criminal with a weapon to go with him to meet his cousin, but he reacts and kills them both. When Nick meets Adalind, he recalls that she wanted to kill his aunt and he confronts her near the restrooms. But he is called to investigate the murder of the two men and leaves the restaurant. Meanwhile Renard goes to the house of Catherine and she tells that...
Nick investigates the failed attempt to murder feral Ian Harmon, who seeks help from ex-lover Rosalie, who brings in Monroe, who turns to Nick. He finds the feral hit-man Edgar Waltz is a Hundjäger ('canine hunter'), a ruthless breed used by the seven competing royal families, who demands police captain Renard's help. Waltz stops art nothing, threatening with city-wide slaughter and kidnapping Rosalie to get his prey, but Nick, Ian and Monroe still fight back, for once overruling human law.
Nick investigates the murder of a bridge construction contractor who is a beaver (Eisbiber), by a building inspector who is a troll (Hasslich). The contractor's refusal to pay tribute to the inspector potentially disrupted long history of trolls controlling bridges.
After a man and his wife are scammed out their fortune by a Madoff-like fraudster, the husband approaches his wife's evil stepmother for financial assistance. But she refuses and is soon after murdered by a Murcielago - a bat-like creature that kills with a sonic scream.
Episodes of vicious attacks by Bigfoot-like Wesen known as Wildermann are suddenly rampant. Nick and Monroe discover that the errant Wesen are connected to a psychologist performing medical experiments to help the Wesen control their urges.
A Schakal Wesen wreaks havoc while searching for the ancient Zakynthos gold coins, while a mysterious woman in black tracks his movements. Nick informs a dubious Juliette of his heritage just before she collapses and is hospitalized because of a poisonous scratch from Adalind's cat.