In another episode—we met a Lausenschlange last year—this year we meet a Konigschlange. If you know German, Konig means king, so he's like a cobra. He is like a king snake. He's like sort of the leader of the Schlange snake people, who want to do bad.

There is a logic to it.

It doesn't look like Monroe and Nick’s mom are going to get along.
We're like cats and dogs, man. That's Grimm and Wesen.

How has that conflict been to play? How is working with Mary Elizabeth?
The dynamics of that was really fun. Suddenly I'm in a room with two Grimms and I don't know if Nick—is Nick playing me? Who is this woman? Is she really his mother? She is supposed to be dead. What the hell is going on? She wants to kill me. I might have to kill her if it comes to that. Like what's going on? It was real fun and Mary Elizabeth was just great. She was really delightful.

I was surprised about her in that role.
She was badass actually. She was really badass. She was great. She did a lot of that stuff herself, like the stunts—not all of it of course—but she was very, very good, very game. She got it.

What will happen with Monroe and Rosalee?
There is a little romance beginning to sort of bubble up, but also I have to deal with Angelina [Lasser, played by Jamie Ray Newman] coming back and she sort of throws a wrench into things, so there is that. That's fun.

Can a Fuchsbau and a Blutbad make little ones?
I think, yeah. They're both canid. It would kind of be like a fox and a dog. They're both canid. It's not like a snake and a mouse trying to figure it out. That's bad news, man. They don't belong together.

Have you been having fun in the spice shop?
It's such an amazing set. That spice shop set is just fun to be in. I want to move into that set. The props and the art on the show are incredible. They have just all these old bottles of tincture with like Czech writing on them from like the 50s. It's just weird, cool stuff. Brown bottles and blue bottles and it's cool, man. They do an amazing job making the set decorations, the art is just really great.

Did you embrace this part right away? You seem to love it.
Totally. First of all, I love [executive producer] Jim Kouf. I get his sense of humor and it was an exciting prospect. I felt like it worked. I felt like there was a good fit. I feel like I understood where Monroe was coming from. ... Looking back on the audition, I always felt like in a groove. So yeah, there is a good fit.

You spend a lot of time out of the studio and in the forest or woods around Portlant. Do you enjoy that?
Totally man. I mean that's what great about being in Portland is the locations are just great. ... They fit the story.

You're really good at the comedy here; is that something you enjoy more than anything about the role?
I love the whole thing. I love this show. I love the stories. I like the people I'm working with. I like where I'm working. I like the comedy side because I can't tell you how many times in the last 15 years I've heard from casting directors, "But I don't know, can you do comedy? I don't know; is he funny? I don't know if he's funny." So this is very nice to put the kibosh on those questions.