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Beauty and the Beast Review: Here We Go Again

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Really?!? Really

Heather won't turn in Gabe for kidnapping because she's just too damn busy trying to be a normal bride and "too terrified" of what she went through. Well, any time I'm kidnapped by someone who knows exactly where to find me to do it again, I always choose the coward's way out. That's called sarcasm.

Go ahead and scream at me if that's what you need to do, because Beauty and the Beast Season 2 Episode 21 was a pain in the butt!

To get through this, I'm going to have to chat with those who know the story best. Cat, Vincent, Tess, JT, Gabe, Heather... you're all on my list. Listen up!

Heather, Heather, Heather. I thought your return would give some normalcy to Cat, some sense of family. Is it really too much time to go down to the police station and report that a man currently on bail for murder kidnapped you?! Is your stupid bachelorette party really that important? I don't think so, sweetheart. Now he's out on the streets, in beast form, killing and God knows what else. Way to go! I blame you.

Gabe. You mentally deranged nut case. I hope with all of my heart that you are dead by the end of next week. Who keeps helping you? How did you get a bunch of guys to act as federal agents (if they were actual federal agents, then OMG) and release Vincent from prison just so you could get his blood? You really are a successful double-faced liar.

I also have to ask you Gabe, did you really go through everything only to decide that the main focus of Cat's love for Vincent is his beastie side? You never stopped to think that it might be his kind nature and desire to help people? I mean, Cat did tell you loud and clear what it was that she was hoping to discover in you when you took her cake decorating. Hint: it wasn't beast blood.

Catherine. You successfully killed Gabe, only to have your boyfriend, who was coming over to kill him himself, revive him. How well did that turn out for you? JT knows where the bodies are burned. Would it have been that difficult for you guys to wrap Gabe in a rug and take him over there for a nice candlelight vigil? Admit it, it felt damn good to beast out and killing Gabe wasn't so bad. 

Oh, and Cat? You are not Rebecca Reynolds. Don't let her diary shape the way you think. For the most part, your own instincts have been on target. You really don't need to consult old news to find your way in this modern world. History does not always repeat itself, thank goodness.

Tess. Bless you for being such a great friend to Cat and not strangling Heather. I don't know how you held back. Well, I suppose it was the distraction provided by the uninvited Beth and all of her damn questioning that kept you from revealing to Heather just how annoying she was being about the bachelorette party and her refusal to turn in Gabe. Keep on loving JT. You two never cease to make me smile.

JT, you're guilty of not thinking about burning Gabe before you aided in saving him. If you weren't so busy feeling inferior to the sex toys in the Closet store, you'd have had that one. I know it. Instead, you let the perfect opportunity for Gabe to slip into the ether pass you by. Then, when you were making nicey nice with Tess and realizing that you actually are sexually compatible, Gabe beasted out and escaped. I'm sure you were shocked.

Vincent, your only sin this week was caring too much about everything. Your spidey senses must have been off in your desire to look good in everyone's eyes so you could be exonerated. I get it, but don't let it happen again. You have amazing tracking skills and perception so that you can be our hero. We don't want you to let important hints slip past you. While you're listening, the next time you feel you need a disguise, toss the pea coat and baseball cap for a duster and a cowboy hat. They will do world more to hide you than a mustache.

Gabe, I'm not really sure what your plan is to expose the beast when you've become one again. If I recall correctly, you took a hell of a chance injecting yourself since the thought was that reinfection could kill you. Joke's on us! At least let me thank you for ripping the heart out of the annoying Beth. Best thing you've done all season. She danced with fire and got burned. 

All of you have a lot to accomplish next week. You're role is most important, Gabe, because you need to die. Plain and simple. Just find the bucket and kick it. The rest of you have to help him find the bucket. Squeeze in a few sexy moments if you can. We've missed them.

I have a sneaking suspicion we're never going to meet your boyfriend, Heather, and I don't know what that's all about. The romantic side of the rest of your lives seems on par. Cat and Vincent are in a good place (sans Gabe) and JT and Tess, you are always adorbs.

Since Cat and Tess are still out of work, I'm hoping you can help, Agent Knox. Now that you know what an asset Vincent could be, isn't it time for the government that created Vincent to reel him back in and make him an agent for good? Yes is the correct answer here. And since your people have screwed things up so many times, he needs his own team. Cat, Tess and JT are ready and at your service.

Prepare yourselves because you have work to do. We want a different Beauty and the Beast Season 3 and the only way to get there is to make some changes. Chop chop!!

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Hey readers! Sorry I had to interrupt a regular review for these discussions, but some things just had to be said. Let me know if you're on board or if you have different messages for the crazy kids running amok in New York City.

Why beat around the bush? We don't want to talk to each other as much as we want to talk to them. Have at it! Share your talking points in the comments.

In the meantime, if you need more fuel for your conversation, you can watch Beauty and the Beast online via TV Fanatic. I'm sure you'll find something to say.

Which character would you most like to have a chat with before the season finale?

 

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Editor Rating: 3.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (46 Votes)

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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I loved this ep. Adored it. Vincent's constant fretting about Cat being near Gabe was funny and adorable. I love him more, if that's possible. I think we needed this humor before a dramatic, worrisome finale. Hoping to see a lot of the beast, acting as furious as he should be by now. Wasting no more time here. Going to go rewatch Ep21 again and then the preview once more. Beastie.

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I would most want to speak with the writers. Beauty and the Beast has really, finally lost its charm. I found myself rewatching episodes from Season 1 and was reminded what reeled me into the series at that time - not a lot of flash and action, just good solid scenes between characters that were molded with sensitivity, humor, and engaging lines. There was always a few sensitive moments between Cat and Vin and those have disappeared completely now that he has lost his vulnerable side. Lots of great music which I downloaded each week, that's gone too. Now we are left with really stupid plots and characters that are ridiculous. Writers - you need to watch Season 1 again and stick to the original formula of great character development and dialogue. Bring back the chemistry and humor of all the lead actors!!

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@ Lost its Charm

My thoughts exactly! I go back to scenes from season 1 a lot, it really captured the best of the classic.

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I had a hard time with the episode too.
I've never been a Heather fan, she annoys me, and in this episode it wasn't any different. the moment she is there, demanding attention, and this and that, I am out...she is very self centered...I am with you Carissa, she needs to grow up a little! for the rest...it's kind of a mess..but I do hope they will be all forming a team to work for the good guys, like a mix between Fringe with a little of romance...( I miss Fringe a loooot!!!!)
Beth finally shut up ;-))) hihihihi

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I do not know why I watch this show any more, nothing is creative and the whole storyline just went down the drains. This episode was lame to the highest levels and no surprise since this is how the entire season have been. The writers start something and instantly it is fixed nothing is solid no time to let the mystery unfold and the pieces to fall naturally back. No justification to the super powers this new FBI guy has or Gabe's. So in this episodes they start by saying Vincent needs to remain a month in jail to become exonerated, and then the FBI guy calls at the end and says he is exonerated although he had no clue how... Well I tell you why he has no clue, because whomever is writing the story doesn't have a clue either. They started a wild idea and have no way to end it, so they just killed it magically like how most cheap movies are made these days, no story just bunch of people reading a script that they have no connection with.

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Maybe I iwas lost in translation but in what moment of the series Gabe was found guilty of murdering Toris father? And also why Gabe wants Vincent;s blood? Can anyone refresh me? Thanks

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@ Clueless

It was not Gabe who took Vincent's blood it was a new group and as for the murder that took place at the Maquade ball in season 1 that he was in the line up for.

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So let me get this straight. Gabe became a beast again and now he committing all of these mruders for the only reason that he wants to get revenge on Vincent and punish him because Catherine at the end choose Vin and not hi,? Not for other reason? What a lame storyline!! The writers could not come up with something smarter than that? No wonder this show was in the bubble with dumb stories like this..

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Heather is one of THE most annoying characters currently on TV. I can't believe they made her a series regular :(

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@ tati

nooo way? series regular??? I can't stand her, I was happy they send her to Miami...

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@ Fra

She is annoying, but I still like her in the show. I'm guessing, however, that perhaps we haven't seen Heather's boyfriend because he might have something to do with Muirfield or some other party that messed up Vincent's life. If so, we will likely see him in the near future!

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Pointers to your review:
Gabe got the beast serum from Sam..it was hinted in ep 220 that there would always b someone hunting beasts
I have experienced trauma myself and can relate to Heather's reaction totally; keep busy with RL so the horrible experience doesn't exist..
Gabe is a sociopath and a narcistic person so his actions r spot on

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@ Dutchie

thank you dutchie!! i felt the reviewer was a bit too harsh on heather... each individual deals with trauma very differently and sometimes it takes longer for some to deal but in the end heather was ready to face her trauma head on... regarding gabe, i was surprised he ripped beth's heart out at the end of the episode. i assumed he was gonna beast out enough for her to run away and write the beast report.

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I loved this episode: it was action-packed, funny and very well written. Not mentioning the music, which was great, as usual! I loved the JTnT moments, VinCat were romantic, sorry for those who didn't see it but everytime they look at each other you see LOVE, and what was their scene in the end if not romantic? Gabe has clearly lost it, he needs to die, we all agree on that. His selfish ego had resurfaced, and I think it's quite logical because his change was all too sudden to be true, he's a monster and always will be. Congrats to Sendhil Ramamurthy for impersonating him so well, he's a great actor! The doctors were indeed not related to Gabe, but they apparently kept tabs on him, probably because he was a beast before. I think they're related to agent Reynolds though. As to Heather...I've never been a big fan, but yeah she's still selfish and I hoped she would have grown up too, but who cares about her? I mean, she's very secondary to the plot. Maybe she'll be different in season 3? This scene when Cat kicked Gabe off was very satisfying, and Vincent only saved him because he saw how much the idea of having killed him upset her. He did it to help her, so I don't see what's wrong with it. This episode was great and Gabe is an amazing bad guy! Now I think there will be great changes for season 3, and it all begins in next week's finale! Let's keep roaring for our show to keep it instead of complaining!

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@ Alvillyn

yes i definitely commend sendhil on his performance as the bad guy we all love to hate! i actually recognized him as mohinder from heroes straight away when he was first casted. it is too bad that gabe has outlived his purpose on batb, otherwise i would not mind him on the show if they took a different route with his character.

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Honestly, I don't even know what to think about this episode except that it left me quite disappointed again. Wigs and moustaches? Ridiculous disguises with baby strollers? That's not who Vincent and Cat are, is it? Heather doesn't add much to the show, I'm afraid. I think most of what's been happening lacks credibility and is just too random. The only person making some sense is Agent Knox and even his better judgement is being tested! The story seems to be falling apart. As for Gabe, it's déjà vu, still it made a lot more sense on season 1. Cat going on a date with him decorating cakes? I'm sure there would be smarter ways to stop Beth and kill the story. And I also think too much attention has been given to try and provide new insights into Cat and Vincent's relationship; it's beside the point really. Those two are undeniably perfect together, I think that has been long established. I'm not that excited about the season finale, but I do hope for a better season 3. This is one of my favourite classic stories, I'm not ready to give it up.

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Beauty and the Beast Season 2 Episode 21 Quotes

JT: Heather wants penis straws? She actually wrote that in her email.
Tess: Yeah. Apparently they're a bachelorette party staple.

Cat: I'm just saying that I have a certain thing over him and I intend to use it to my benefit.
Vincent: Well, clearly, the whole blonde thing is getting to her.

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