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Beauty and the Beast Review: Close Call

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We got so close to Vincent and Cat taking a step forward in their relationship on Beauty and the Beast this week.

They were going to go on a camping trip... until Vincent again awoke covered in blood. By the end of “Out of Control,” it appeared there was very little hope for the romantic side of our duo, as J.T. determined Cat had been triggering Vincent's episodes. Let's find out how in the heck we ended up there!

Worried About Vincent

As usual, it all started with a case, one in which Vincent may or may not have been involved. That part could have become old after a while, but now that he's jumped to the top of the Most Wanted list in the city, there's going to be a very good reason for everyone thinking he's involved. Admittedly, he does usually have his hand in the pudding, doesn't he?

I hate to say it, but Tess and Evan are my two favorite characters. They have the best Beauty and the Beast quotes and even in the worst of times aren't afraid to use them. I think I would watch a show about just these two and J.T.

I no longer want Evan and Cat together in any way romantically, but what happened with Evan and his near-death experience, followed by the mauling vigilante rescue, forever ties them together. Maybe not in our eyes, or Cat's, but certainly in Evan's. He even brought up the similarities of what she had claimed to witness during the death of her mother and what he heard happening to his assailant.

I found it interesting that Even never thought to ask Cat what she saw as she came upon him. He definitely heard the ripping of flesh, and Cat appeared only moments later. He was already intrigued with being on the other side of a crime, witnessing the lack of remorse in a killer's eyes as he set about his task. He can't ask his past assistant any questions about occurred, but if his immediate computer search upon his return to work is any indication, he's not going to let what he heard go any time soon.

Really, who could blame him? If I heard something that sounded half man and half monster, who happened to save my life, and that also happened to line up with an experience a coworker had a dozen years ago, I wouldn't stop looking for answers. I'd become obsessed. It will be interesting to see how this changes Evan, and the dynamic between he and Cat. I hope he maintains his sense of humor through it all because it makes him so unique.

Because J.T. determined the section of Vincent's brain to be affected when he was undergoing an episode was the frontal lobe, the part controlling emotions and compassion, and Cat is the trigger, then why does it only happen when he's on his way to her or she to him? Why doesn't it happen when they're actually together? That part was lost on me, but I expect we'll find out more as the series progresses.

It wasn't fun seeing Vincent turn and toss J.T. across the room. Can you imagine what would happen to Cat if she was on the receiving end of that? By the way, people need to stop mistreating vintage chrome kitchen sets on television and in movies. Believe it or not, those are NOT easy to come by. They are rare and expensive. To see Vincent toss that table across the room made me furious. He does not want to get on my bad side when it comes to vintage furniture!

Did you notice that Vincent told J.T. he couldn't leave their building until he knew what was going on, but a couple minutes later he was skulking around the college bell tower hunting down Cat? That's my guess for how long Vincent will remain in his cage. His self restraint seems to have gone out the window. Even when he knows he's a danger to society and Cat, he still doesn't think to use the phone. As soon as he wants to chat with her, he'll open the cage and stride over to a darkened room to lie in wait for her arrival.

While seeing Vincent in the cage was sad, it was worse to hear J.T. tell Cat that by not using the tranquilizer gun on him and using him to to rescue Even, it was Vincent that paid the price. It made me wonder if Cat truly understands what she is dealing with by befriending, and loving, Vincent.

Is she more concerned with what he can do for her and the lives he can save with his abnormality, or does she want what's best for Vincent? Unfortunately, I think the two will have to be mutually exclusive. Is what draws Cat to Vincent the bad boy hiding inside, or the regular man he will, hopefully, one day be again?

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    I don't see this going to a second season. I'm just not buying it. It's mid-season and they are already in love and going on a camping trip? How many times can you successful pull together and pull apart 2 people within a good 5 season run? By the end of season 2 you will already have plucked people's nerves by trying to come up with new ways and reasons to keep these people apart while still rooting for them to be together. Too fast. Too soon.

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    This is my favorite show right now. I love how we want Vincent and Cat together. Yet we have to wait to make things more intense. The ups and downs make you hope for more, for better. They have done such a good job balancing the plot on every story and scenes with vincent and cat. love it. Heartache always makes you hope for more. Jay is amazing on the show. he has so many different looks. It is hard to wait for more.

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    Jen said they were picked up for 22 episodes. I hope all the writers are on the same page where they feel these 2 main characters should go. Each week someone different is writing the story. It does seem like Cat is always asking Vincent for help to "solve" a case but he does say; "let me know if I can be of any help, it feels good to help people". Maybe this last time put things in perspective for her and she won't jeopardize his safety anymore. I really do hope they can get his emotinal state under control. I want them to be together. I think they have great chemistry!

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    The season was picked up for 22 episodes. Though side note, if the ratings continue as they are, it isn't likely to get any more than that.

    I think that the fact that Vincent is in love might be causing his problem, but I don't think that it is Cat physically. I'm hoping that she is actually going to be able to help him--maybe his frontal lobe reactivates when he sees her or something like that--as it would be nice to see her be able to do something for him for a change instead of always using him for her own gain. I know it's supposed to look like she cares about him, but right now it look more like she likes having a 'super hero' in her back pocket. Hopefully she will be able to do him some actual good soon, and considering that he still has not attacked her, even this past episode in the tunnel right after he went into his fugue, which can't be an accident.

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    I liked the episode last night. I'm sure Vincent wasn't "thrilled" that he had to rescue Evan, but I know he would've felt bad if he ended up dead & knew he could've done something. I think he is blacking out around Catherine NOW because with each episode his feelings have gotten stronger for her. I think his emotional feelings for her have just the oposite effect when someone is in love. I'm sure that's all part of his DNA getting screwed up. I hope Catherine doesn't become wishy washy between the two men. I don't want Vincent to get emotionally hurt by her, poor guy's been through enough. I hope someone can answer how many shows is in a season for new shows? They had 6 when they said it was picked up with 3 more, meaning we've already seen 1 of the 3 last night. They better get this romance fixed. I know I'm not the only one waiting for "the kiss" already! It better be in the cards!!

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    I liked the episode. When Evan was taking to his intern about the old case I thought the intern was the killer right away then it turns out he was. It was sad seeing Vincent in that cage and it was sad to hear JT tell Cat she was the one causing his black outs. Can't wait till the next episode.




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