Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Nana Visitor can be seen tonight in a guest appearance on NBC’s Grimm.
Grimm is “a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, Turn The Beat Around) discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as ‘Grimms,’ charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.”
Tonight’s episode, Beeware, features Visitor as The Mellischwuler, or Queen Bee of the Mellifer community. The Mellifers are “bee-like creatures that exist typically as part of a swarm and in groups they operate with a hive mentality. They live in man-made life-size hives they build in the attics of houses, where they harvest their own apitoxin (bee venom). Mellifers are clarions – they send the warning call within the creature world.”
In Beeware, “the station is abuzz as Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to a case where an innocent flash mob results in a gruesome homicide. As Nick delves further into the investigation, he learns more about his unique family history and finds himself at odds when he and Hank are assigned to protect a dark character from his recent past.”
Grimm airs this evening on NBC at 9 PM EST.