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Beauty and the Beast Review: Gem Heists Can Be Sexy

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Sparks were flying on Beauty and the Beast Season 2 Episode 10 between Cat and Vincent.

They weren't the soft and romantic type that viewers may have become accustomed, but finally the separation of the two has paid off.

Not only is the story far more intriguing than it's been in months, there is a playfulness to the scenes with Cat and Vincent that we haven't seen in a long time and the missing procedural element is back -- but now it is conveniently tied into the beastly side of things, so viewers get the best of both worlds.

Vincent is out, a "free" man. He can walk the streets with a name and a face and be recognized. He can be a war hero on The Talk of all things, but he's still just as dangerous as ever, and more sexy than we've seen in a while. 

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Jay Ryan works his flirting magic in this key scene from the Beauty and the Beast episode "Ancestors."

Yes, Tori is still in the picture, and it doesn't seem she's going anywhere any time soon. As a matter of fact, her entry into the story at this point helped bring to light the beginning of the mythology portion of our beasts, just as Special Agent Dana Landon's introduction tonight shed light onto the mythology of Cat's family history in tracking beasts.

Things just got a lot more interesting on many levels.

The collar around the skeleton of the beast hidden by Tori's father was just as important as the bones themselves. The bones held DNA closely related to Vincent's, meaning beasts predated Muirfield by about 10,000 years -- at least.

The gem and the collar mean someone may have been treating them as pets or some sort of possession. The gem has shown up at murder scenes over many years, even dating back to 1836 when Rebecca Reynolds, Cat's ancestor, was helping Scotland Yard in an investigation.

Both Cat and Vincent have been destined to find each other for much longer than they've ever known, even if Cat's mother had a hand in bringing Vincent into the fold.

We were treated to a lot of guest stars tonight, including two hunky gentlemen. The first was from The Client List and the second marks the second appearance from a Teen Wolf star in two weeks -- Peter Hale (Ian Stuart Bohen) playing Pete. Cat got to play with them in an undercover job to get the gem, where she ran into Vincent as he was searching for it as well.

Their meeting at the Russian embassy reminded me a bit of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Cat and Vincent are still smoldering for each other and their interchanges were supercharged with an undercurrent of sexual chemistry tinged with anger. The way they taunted each other and played the game was very exciting to watch.

Tori is right to be concerned and Gabe should be happy he wasn't around to witness it. They'd be heartbroken.

Tori is pushing too hard, and it will backfire. I don't see her as much more than a beastly match and sexual partner for Vincent. Gabe, on the other hand, is treating Cat exactly as she has always desired, and his ability to trust in her and not force his on agenda onto her case despite his desperate fear for her safety was a brilliant move that earned him a kiss.

No matter what you think about Gabe, if you didn't feel a little squee for him when he got that kiss, you must be dead inside. He was like the nerdy guy who finally gets his kiss in the John Hughes movie. I almost teared up in happiness for him. I fully expect his heart to be crushed, but can allow him his moments of joy and enjoy seeing someone get something they've wished for so dearly.

Cat didn't kiss Gabe because she was having feelings for him, but because she was energized after pulling off the undercover operation and being in action again. Even though Vincent was involved, she's doing what she loves and has someone who is giving her the elbow room to operate. 

Additionally, she can say she wants to forget about Vincent until she's blue in the face, but we all know she's wrong. There was fire burning between them at the embassy, and you don't get that where there lies apathy. Knowing her family has been tied to beasts for generations also gives her a reason to give herself a break. She can stop beating herself up over being so interested, because it's in her blood.

Now she can go to her dad and ask him what the hell has been going on and what else does she need to know about her family line and this gem? What does he know about the skeleton and how might it relate to Vincent? 

Also intriguing is what Vincent might do with his life now. As Sharon Osbourne pointed out on The Talk, the world is pretty much his oyster right now. He's a war hero, young, handsome and with his doctor's license. He could start practicing medicine again.

Or, he can be out there chasing down leads with the biggest names in the world, a la Nicholas Brody on Homeland, because everyone loves a hero and nobody suspects them of wrongdoing or even ruffling some feathers now and again. 

I'm just so excited about this latest development in the storytelling and I need to know if you are too. So tell me, and talk about it in the comments. And don't forget... if you need to catch up on any episodes, this is the best place to watch Beauty and the Beast online

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Finally, finally,... finally. This is the BATB that we all know and have been wanting to see. I totally agree with Carissa's review. This episode was exciting and really has ramped up my expectations moving forward. While the show has been good for different reasons. this is my fav episode except for ep. #!1. This had all the elements- a clear developng storyline. Vincent is picking up his friendship with JT. And Tess and Cat are also back. Really, just a great episode. The "dance" has started between Cat and Vincent. Sparks were
a fly'in. It has all the elements for a really passionate hot reunion. We all know how hot Jay is..... and the scenes between KK and Jay are pure magic. I still remain a fan of Gabe. I really feel sorry for him. In the long run, he will not get the girl.. I wonder how this will play out for him. I am hopefull they will continue his character on the show. Maybe, in another capacity. How many guys are gonna fall in love with Cat? As far as Torie- she remains inconsiquential to me. It is a shame that it took 10 episodes to really get the ball rolling...... to lose half the viewers. The show has ramped things up finally... and brought a cohesive sense to the show. Cat doing her job and returning to her feisty/plucky self. And the whole scuby gang. I am anxious to see where things are going to go........

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Finally, finally,... finally. This is the BATB that we all know and have been wanting to see. I totally agree with Carissa's review. This episode was exciting and really has ramped up my expectations moving forward. While the show has been good for different reasons. this is my fav episode except for ep. #!1. This had all the elements- a clear developng storyline. Vincent is picking up his friendship with JT. And Tess and Cat are also back. Really, just a great episode. The "dance" has started between Cat and Vincent. Sparks were
a fly'in. It has all the elements for a really passionate hot reunion. We all know how hot Jay is..... and the scenes between KK and Jay are pure magic. I still remain a fan of Gabe. I really feel sorry for him. In the long run, he will not get the girl.. I wonder how this will play out for him. I am hopefull they will continue his character on the show. Maybe, in another capacity. How many guys are gonna fall in love with Cat? As far as Torie- she remains inconsiquential to me. It is a shame that it took 10 episodes to really get the ball rolling...... to lose half the viewers. The show has ramped things up finally... and brought a cohesive sense to the show. Cat doing her job and returning to her feisty/plucky self. And the whole scuby gang. I am anxious to see where things are going to go........

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I really love this show, and this episode was extremely good. I felt so good seeing Cat kissing Gabe. And I also like the interaction with Patrick! As long as Vincent is not able to treat Cat like Gabe does, they have to stay away from each other. She deserves someone (male) to backup. And the chemistry between Gabe and Cat isn´t that bad..... ;-)

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I seriously loved Patrick and Cat, and they had very few scenes. Sorry Gabe, but you just don't do it. Vincent would always be the one I guess, but I wouldn't mind some fling between Pat en Cat, their chemistry was
immediately hot and Sparks and everything

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@ Sara

I was thinking the same thing. Gabe is no real threat to Vincent. Sure we saw the anger on his face last episode when Gabe said Cat was waiting for him. But he isn't worried. He was actually smug when he realized Gabe is still chasing after Cat. Patrick on the other hand was Hot!!! I don't want It to last or anything. But they were hot together. Vincent would lose his mind if he saw her with Patrick. Gabe can't compete. People kiss their dogs with more passion than the kiss Cat gave him.

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I loved this episode. It finally feels like we are heading in a good direction. Even though I am a huge Vincat shipper, I believe JT (Basis) stole the show. His "avenge me" scene was by far the best of the episode and maybe of the whole season. I almost forgot how much I miss Vincent and JT working together. It felt like old times and I could see V1.0 in that scene.

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I like the episode cause we have again a new case different than the usual Vin/Catherine cat and mouse love story. I have read many dissapointed fans saying that the season is not thesame cause Vin and Cat are not together and how long will that take and that is the reason (the love story) they are tuning the show. For those dissapointed fans let me tell you that chill out!!!! Of course they will end up being together eventually but they have to find each other as individuals first given all the things they both had been through since the season begin, it not just a walk in the park that easy. They sure looks they still love and want each other and it is nice to see both of them jealous and play hard to get, that is what a real relationship is all about right? but in the meantime they both need to be apart in order to be together at the end, they have to do like a soul search first each one apart from the other. They need to pass all these obstacles first. So give them time. Vin is with Tori cause she may be the only one who can understand another beast, Cat cant also Vin need to protects his own kind. Also now they both need to find evidence of this so called ancient beasts and vin needs to find out about why he was injected with ancient beast DNA that dates from thousands years ago and if he was the only one injected with old beast DNA or all the soldiers or it was just him. So that is a very interesting story to be developed, his beast mythology. If her parents had something to do with it or not who knows once he was in the army. If Tori develops feelings for him as a woman and not as a friend is cause she now is close to him but it be up to Vin to decide if he wants to start a new relationship as a man with Tori or he just sees her as his friend and the woman she needs to protect also, like he protected Cat in S1. And yes bring back those good looking handsome bad guys Ian Bohen and Rob Meyes. Handsome siblings!!!!!! It can be a good story twist.

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@ Beastifan

With your last senence i totally agree !

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KK is amazing she kicks ass!!!! PATRICK!!! <3 who played him? daaaamn! come back to us, handsome! they had wonderful chemistry, she should be fancy free because obvi Vincent is no good. & yes the Gabe kiss was exactly like a john hughes movie :)

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I love the show and agree this was a great ep. A bit of tension between Cat and Vincent only makes it more fun to watch. And they can have flings with other people, but ultimately, they belong together.

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I initially did not like the abrupt change in story this season but this episode changed my mind. Agree with the review. Expanding the beast mythology was a great story shift.

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Can we please have Rob Mayes back as Patrick?!? He simply smolders on the screen. ROWR!!! As happy as I was for Gabe when he got his kiss, I wouldn't mind if Cat were to have a little fling with Patrick as well. Who's to say she has to date someone exclusively?!? A little Gabe, a little Patrick, a little flirtation with Vincent...I think I'd like "playah Cat!"

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@ Beth

PATRICK IS THE REAL THREAT and HOT!!! sorry Gabe

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@ Beth

PATRICK & CAT! <3 (& Gabe, bahaha)