Tonight’s episode of NBC’s Grimm is a major one for Reggie Lee, whose character Sergeant Wu is going through some rather huge changes at the moment. Having been bitten by a Lycanthrope, Wu is now facing some serious after-effects and in “The Taming of the Wu,” audiences will find out what lies ahead for him. LA Fan Cultures Examiner spoke to Reggie over e-mail on Friday to get some teases for tonight’s episode.
“It’s such a pivotal time for Wu’s life,” he explained. “I think the ramifications of this life that he’s been privy to for the past several years involving Nick [David Giuntoli] and the Grimm world are finally starting to take effect. What became a really cool (and dangerous) world for him takes a turn that he never thought in a million years would happen and we finally see and find out what’s been going on with him for the past month.”
As fans can imagine that means there’s a lot packed into this particular installment, both plot-wise and emotionally, for the character. Asked to name his favorite scene from the episode, Reggie told us, “This one is jam-packed, but I have to say that an incredibly impacting scene is one where Nick and Hank [Russell Hornsby] come to my apartment. My emotions, their emotions were pulled in so many different directions that I think it was a true representation of relationships between friends in general. Especially when a potentially life-altering event occurs.”
The Lycanthrope storyline is a big curveball for Wu, but it’s a challenge that Reggie has been enjoying (pardon the pun) sinking his teeth into. “I think Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt and our writers do an amazing job with the storylines,” he explained. “I’m always so surprised by these realities they’ve come up with!
“Special shout out to Brenna Kouf, who wrote this episode,” he added. “She’s written some really pivotal scripts for Wu, from the Aswang to Chupacabra, and she does it again here with such reality and emotion that it’s a pleasure to get into that world.”
Reggie has seen all kinds of things over the show’s five seasons, and become a fan favorite along the way. So how has it been for him to play this particular story arc? “I’m like a kid in a candy store!” he laughed. “It’s been an absolute blast. Wu’s been through the wringer and it’s allowed me to go through such a gamut of emotions.”
“I just think with the way the season ends, and the way alliances and relations form and/or break down, Season 6 is gonna be one hell of a roller coaster ride for the Grimmsters,”Reggie teased, adding, “But then again, when is it not?”
Grimm airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC.