: Starting in "Grimm" Season 2's penultimate episode "The Waking Dead," Reg E. Cathey's character The Baron was introduced as a Cracher-Mortel who can turn people into zombie-like creatures. Instead of his storyline being resolved in an episode or two, his partnership with James Frain's Eric Renard is the major plot that will kick off Season 3.
Why this worked
: While "Grimm" tends to deal in monster-of-the-week episodes, it's at its best when it can spend a longer amount of time on storylines. This zombies plot, which will be a big focus of Season 3
, is a great example of the types of stories "Grimm" can experiment with going forward.
-- Terri Schwartz, Zap2it