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Overall, in most ways- this is my favorite episode this season thus far. It certainely makes me wonder what is coming next. I find myself conflicted over the Torie storyline. On the one hand, it is intriguing to explore what Torie will go through as a female beast. Yet, I find this storyline to be gratuitous. I see no real long term reason for having this storyline other than to show Vincent and Catherine what they could expect should they ever decide to have some little beasties running around. I am a devoted fan of the show and am quite happy to see the show take off this season. No one loves Vincat more than me.... but I think for the time being that Gabe and Cat develop a closer connection. I think that it is time that Vincent start to remember how deeply he FELT about Cat. One of the most emotionally wrought scenes was the subway scene after Evan dies- when Vincent said he couldn't live without her. This is what is missing so far.... time to start to redevelop this part of the relationship. So bring on jealous Vincent..... especially since I think that Torie will manipulate and use Vincent to her advantage once she start to "feel her oats". And sperm donor daddy must die... and die badly. :)

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Beauty and the Beast Review: Old Friends

I continue to be a huge fan of the show. I like all of the ation. And thank god there is no stupid or awkward dialogue. I am currently having a hard time connecting emotionally with Vincent and Cat. There is much more warmth between Gabe and Cat. It seems more real because it is based on past events. I do believe that Gabe has ulterior motives and Cat will regret her trust. Currently, Jt and Tess are under utilized. Their characters are smart and could do so much more. When will they start getting suspicious of Agent Reynolds? When are we going to start getting answers like why was Cat's mom killed? Who ordered Cat's father to be killed? And now that Vincent has this seemingly endless supply of honesty- IF Vincent finds out before Cat that Agent Reynolds is his handler/resident torturer and inventer of his animal side- WILL he tell Cat the truth or will he hide it from her again? Lastly, am I the only one who has noticed- that no matter what scene Jay Ryan is in .... that he always has his hands stuffed in his jacket or pants pockets? None of the other male characters do this... it almost like Jay doesn't know what to do with his phyisicality in a scene...

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This season has proven to be consistant with the writing. I am of two minds currently about Catherine. I understand in a way why Cat feels the way she does and why she had to step back and away from Vincent for now. The emotional toll it has taken on Cat has reached its saturation point for now. She needs to step away from Vincent and get a handle on her own life. I jsut wish she had handled the last scene with Vincent differently. She should've said now is not a good time. And said then she was tired of everything..... So, I am left wondering.... is Gabe interested in Cat or is he sort of flirting with Tess? He is too fine to be alone..... Finally, the writers better be super carefull about the Tori character. It may turn viewers off if they pull a stunt like the idiot "Red" storyline. What we all want to see is the progression of the sexy, hot love story that is VinCat. This is what is the focus of the story.

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So upon reading everyones comments after mine...... Yeah, I agree. The fact that Cat and Vincent ended up in bed..... I thought that was sort of stupid and totally gratuitous. For myself- in this fantasy world- I really was hoping that they would wait until Vincent had a "memory that comes back" and he remembers Cat as they were. There was zero passion or love... ( though I see why). I want to see the sizzle and the intense love. And from what I have read, the old platoon member who is going to show up is one of the guys. I think he is an expert in explosives and he hates beasts. The female beast entering the picture is going to be the daughter of a beast . I think she may have inherited the traits from her father- who Vincent is tracking. Her name is Tori and she is going to be a thorn in Cats side- in the sense that she is a temptress for Vincent. Or so we are being teased about. She has been signed for 4 episodes....Lets not forget that Vincents nephew is going to enter the pictue really soon......

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The person he needs to make amends to is Jt! Threatening to snap his neck is not a bonding moment. Lastly, boo hoo to Vincent. He also needs a wakeup call. Too bad the truth hurts- he IS owned by Agent Reynolds. It is insulting to Vincent- but it is the truth. So I am looking forward to seeing what will start to trigger Vincents memories. I suspect it will be his nephew or old platoon buddy....... Maryland Gal.

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Firstly, I am very worried about the ratings. Monday night is a black pit for this awesome show. So my thoughts on this episode. It certainely appears that the group- Tess, JT and Gabe are coming together as a cohesive group with humour and touching moments. And finally, Cat admits to herself the truth. To me, this is Psych 101- Cat is focussing all her attention on Vincent to AVOID all the internal issues she has. I don't blame her in a way for clinging on so hard to Vincent. He was until recently the only person she felt "got" her and who loved her back ( in her mind). I do not think that the one action of shoving her was the reason for her "wavering" in her trust of him. She knew all along- she needed a wakeup call- and Vincent gave it to her. She is a tough cookie- it appears she has snapped out of it. She needs to not be "so available" for him. And yes she needs to be the consumate cop she is. Vincent is forward and direct.... but the person he needs to make amends to is JT. Threatening to snap his neck was cold and callous.... irregardless of the situation..

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OOPS- I am looking forward to seeing how the stories of Jt, Tess and yes- Gabe develop. I think the Gabe storyline is important for all involved. So bottom line- I vote for Tess and JT. Makes the most sense. Gabe is a hottie but enough of Tess with her superiors. She deserves better. Writers keep it together and keep the storylines cohesive and tight. No awkward dialogue and inconsistencies with details. Devoted fans notice when things are not right! So fellow beasties- unite. Unite by WATCHING THE SHOW. After all, it is about the ratings. Holla back- yall. Maryland Gal

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It is great to be back, talking with fellow beasties. This opening episode with BATB made up for the lackluster finale of season 1. This by far was probably one of the best episodes for me. And it is only show one!!! There is not enough room on just one posting for me to get my thoughts back. All the best of this show appeared from lst season- loyalty,friendship and that love story. Those ridiculously/wonderfully romantic leads of Kristin and Jay. There is so much magic there- what chemistry they have. I cannot wait to see how the characters find their way back. I wrote in last posting that I want to see the longing come back for one another. That sizzling hot physical side of them as well. I gotta feeling we are gonna see that- since Vincent's "filters" are off- he's already called her "smokin hot" (which she is). Ultimately, it comes down to the writing of the show. The writers have gotten their act together with this show. Great job! I cannot wait to see where all the stories will go- with Tess, JT and yes- Gabe. I am glad they kept him. Very important role. so- now we all have to vote for the show by WATCHING it. ( I vote for JT with Tess!!! Holla back - y'all.