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Romantic Moment of the Week: Monroe and Rosalee

Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) about to kiss on Grimm Photo: NBC
Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) about to kiss on Grimm
Photo: NBC


THE PAIRING: Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner)

THE MOMENT: When Monroe asks Rosalee to marry him.



With the Olympics taking over television this week, we haven’t had much to choose from for our Romantic Moment, so I decided to branch out a bit. A very significant romantic scene occurred on Grimm some weeks ago, and since a new episode hasn’t aired since then, I decided that I am going to highlight that moment.

Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) helping out on an investigation in Grimm Photo: NBC
Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) helping out on an investigation in Grimm
Photo: NBC

Some of my favorite romantic couples are not the main pair but rather the sidekicks. I gotta say. I’m a sucker for sidekicks. They just don’t get enough recognition. So, when I see a sidekick couple starting to form, I immediately get giddy inside. My favorite sidekick couple of this year would have to be Monroe and Rosalee from Grimm. They are true sidekicks in every sense of the word. Without them, most of the cases wouldn’t get solved. Plus, they are super cute together!

Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) on Grimm Photo: NBC
Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) on Grimm
Photo: NBC

Monroe immediately stole my heart on the show. I love all of his quirks and that he’s a vegetarian Blutbad. His sordid past and his ability to gain experience from it, but not let it rule his life is an admirable trait. It’s one of the things that ties him and Rosalee together, and makes their bond so strong. I love how he decorates his entire house for Christmas, and that he knows everything there is to know about clocks. I find this especially endearing because he doesn’t look like the type to be so sensitive and sweet. He’s a pretty big guy, and the beard just adds to his rough mountain man look. Monroe definitely stands out as a character on the show.

Rosalee (Bree Turner) on Grimm Photo: NBC
Rosalee (Bree Turner) on Grimm
Photo: NBC

Rosalee is also near and dear to my heart. I love her for rising above her difficult past and getting on with life. We only get a few hints here and there about Rosalee’s former life of crime, but she seems to have been in quite the bind. I also think she must be one of the sweetest characters on the show. Her sweet and understanding demeanor makes her the perfect match for Monroe. I absolutely love them together!

They do make a bit of the odd couple, though, which actually makes me like them even more. Monroe is a big mountain of a man and Rosalee seems so dainty to me and small in comparison. Well, I guess she is small in comparison.

Monroe helping Rosalee out at her shop on Grimm. Photo: NBC
Monroe helping Rosalee out at her shop on Grimm.
Photo: NBC

When they first got together on the show it surprised me. I hadn’t expected the show to go in that direction. After a while, though, I saw how well they complement each other. Rosalee sometimes calms down Monroe’s more excited side. She accepts his quirks and lets them flourish, rather than wanting to dampen them. I love how Monroe helps Rosalee at her shop too. The two are just too cute together for words. It’s kind of like the lion pairing up with the lamb. All in all, they make a very sweet couple.

For weeks the progression of their relationship has been slowly building in each episode. We saw them go on their first date, and then more dates followed that. Finally, Monroe asked Rosalee to move in with him. We shared their first Christmas together. And now it has all culminated in this week’s episode where Monroe works up the courage to ask Rosalee to marry him. I’ve been waiting for this moment, as my two cohorts will gladly tell you, for weeks. I’ve been waiting with baited breath to be able to include them in our Romantic Moment of the Week for some time now. And now I finally get to do just that.

Romantic Moment

Monroe has asked Rosalee out to a very pricey and elegant restaurant. He’s nervously waiting downstairs when Rosalee finally emerges, knocking him speechless with her ensemble.


Rosalee asks Monroe if he’s sure that he wants to go to the restaurant and he nervously affirms that he does. I can just imagine him going over what he’s about to do a million times in his head. Monroe is the type of person that would want to get everything down to the last detail perfect.


The scene then switches to them at this lavish restaurant discussing their first time they turned into a wessen. Innuendo abounds here with them not actually explaining what “first time” they are talking about until a few moments in. Monroe then offers to buy another extremely expensive bottle of wine, making Rosalee suspicious. Rosalee looks at him seriously and asks,

“Are we celebrating something.”

Monroe then replies somewhat nervously,

“No, no, just a great night out.”

Will you marry me?

Monroe is certainly dragging this out. Cut to when Rosalee and Monroe are arriving home after their fancy night out. Monroe is going on excitedly as usual about some clock. Rosalee says she’s going to go get change into some more comfortable clothes, but Monroe insists that he must show her the clock first.


In a cute turn of events the bird in the cuckoo clock comes out holding a ring and saying,

“Will you marry me?”


No, I mean yes. I mean I will.

After he has gone down on one knee the two look back and forth at each other, with Monroe asking softly,

“Will you?”

Rosalee looks stunned, and doesn’t reply for a few moments, causing Monroe to say, “It’s too much. It, it’s over the top.”

Then Rosalie breaks down with a, “No, I mean yes. I mean I will.”

“Really? You’re not just saying that because of the clock?”


“Then I guess you better wear this.”

Photo: NBC
Photo: NBC

The scene ends with Monroe putting the beautiful, and might I say expensive looking, ring on Rosalee’s finger and the two coming together in a kiss. What a sweet moment!


What do you think of Monroe and Rosalie? Sound off below…



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By on February 15th, 2014

About Rebecca Lane

Rebecca Lane grew up in the hot desert landscape of Tucson, Arizona where she decided early on she wanted to write, if only to mentally escape her blistering surroundings. She has always been enamored of the arts and literature. As a child she often wrote short stories, and rewrote the endings of novels that she simply could not abide. She received her Undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she was lucky enough to also spend a year studying at Oxford University. While she began her journey dreaming of the day she would sing opera in a large Manhattan theater, she found in the end she could not stand waitressing and simply could not give up books and her hopes of someday writing them. She is currently working as a freelance writer/editor and earning her Masters in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

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4 thoughts on “Romantic Moment of the Week: Monroe and Rosalee”

  1. Had to check out this post. I’ve always loved Monroe right from the start of the series and Rosalie is a perfect match for him. Great post 🙂

  2. I couldn’t agree more. But you got one error here.

    Rosalee is a Fuchsbau, a fox-like wesen. (Fuchsbau means fox-hole/den in german btw)


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