Beauty and the Beast Review: Liberated

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"Trapped" wasn't one of the better episodes of the season, but we did learn something big about Vincent's time in Afghanistan. Trying to save her when she was murdered wasn't the first time he came to her defense.

Evan did wonder what Cat saw in the tunnel! I'm so glad they didn't just let that issue ride. He's far to smart for that.  Was it wrong that I felt bad Cat used him for J.T. to get into his office to Evan's equipment to make the serum? Because I did. Evan is a really good guy and I don't like to see him used, even when it's for a good purpose.

After what happened to him and given his scientific nature, it's entirely possible he might be interested in what Vincent is, not turn him in and even offer his services to help figure out what to do with him. Hey - it's possible!

Vincent in Afghanistan

Forgive me if I can't write about the case of the week, as much as I like Tess, saddling her with that singing freak was too much to bear. Every time he opened his lips to beat out a tune I wanted to cover my ears and hum until it was over. I like it much better when Tess and Cat are working cases together.

When they are apart, Tess's necessity withing the plot seriously dwindles. Just being there to watch J.T. sneak out of Evan's examination room was hardly necessary.

When I saw that Vincent had broken out of his cage, I was hoping maybe he had meandered by the precinct and strangled the singer to give the book an ending. Hey - imagine that! I did have something to say about the case after all. At least in the end Jake redeemed himself by get his manager for his attempted murder and speaking like a normal person.

That whole fake persona stuff really drives me nuts. I think girls would like a sweet boy just as much as they like a hard-talking wise-ass. But that's just me.

Now onto the important topic. Vincent! That Maya (Bianca Lawson) from Pretty Little Liars turns up everywhere, doesn't she? I think she's still on Teen Wolf and here we saw her as one of Vincent's fellow subjects in Afghanistan. One who didn't take well to the serum at all. We never did find out what happened to her, did we? I watched a couple times, but missed any possible outcome. Here's hoping she shows up sometime in the future.

Lawson was a soldier named Lafferty, and seemed pretty tight with Vincent. When she disappeared, it hit him hard. I'd bet if he kept thinking, he'd realize her disappearance and the resulting talk about them in the third person as animals was what triggered his own side effects.

When the captain started talking harshly and pulled his weapon on Vanessa as she was attempting to defend the soldiers with word of a cure for side effects, it appeared Vincent had his first episode as the beast. That was rather telling.

I wonder how long he had been following her after they got back to the States and how long someone had been trying to kill Cat's mom to keep her quiet. As it stands, it would seem Vincent and Cat meeting was always a foregone conclusion.

J.T. made a solution, and he was ready to test it, but Vincent had no intention of waiting. He just injected himself. End of argument.

What do you think it will do in the long run? How often will the side effects appear? Like Vincent said, there is no change for what he is. So what does that mean? What might cause him to go back into a rage and suffer again? Just think. This might be the new beginning between Cat and Vincent - again!


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Not one of the better episodes????? - did you see the ending? .... first real physical contact we've seen between Vincent and Cat when they walked off together with Vincent's arm around Cat. How did they not kiss though? I love this programme although I'm a little behind you guys as watching it in the UK. It doesn't stop me reading your reviews of future episodes and I can't wait for next week's - Bridesmaids Up - even just the small preview of Vincent in his tux at the window makes me come out in a massive, stupid grin.


This episode was good. I can't wait til Thursdays mid season finale. I'm sure they will make it good and with a good ending...but I'm sure they will leave some suspense at the end so they can make us suffer until January. I like the chemistry between Katherine and Vincent.


I liked this episode & didn't mind the young boy in it, but it was weird not seeing their boss Joe. I loved the ending with Vincent looking mighty fine in the cemetery!!!! I don't know if Evan is going to get JT's photo sketch out on the news or if Catherine gets to him first because it looks just like him without his glasses & we know how he acts under pressure! Vincent looks so hot at the wedding! I'm hoping for the kiss and him or her saying "I love you". I really am glad they uncovered everything about her mother and how he got his scar on his face. Can't wait until Thursday!


Oh yeah thats what I was trying to do but it didn't work at first, now after trying several times I finally saw it.
The last scene has been cut from all the links I can find online so I cant see the end of the conversation they have at the cemetery right when he says"You can" its killing me now.


I like where the writers are going with the storyline. It explains a lot, why Catherine's mother died, why Vincent was protecting her. It makes Vincent and Catherine's story more real, like it was meant to be. We found out her mother's killing wasn't random. I like the casting of her mother, it was a good thing they cast an asian actress to acknoledge Kristen's origins.


Great episode. I'm so glad it answered a lot of the questions I was having. I'm glad to find out more about cats mom we haven't talked or mentioned her in a few episodes now. The case of the week was ok it was funny seeing the kid get stuck with Tess and seeing her get so annoyed by him was funny. I liked the ending with cat and Vincent in the cemetery it was cute and sweet I kinda thought we would get a kiss but no. I also liked at the end when the singer showed Tess her car and he tricked it out and when he played it all the other car alarms went off. I also thought it was funny that he put the nick name he gave her in his new song. Can't wait till next episode.


@peachetea94 go to and look for the tab under Beauty and The Beast and it should be on the main page. I just watched it. It looks really good, it seems that we may finally have a Vincent and Cat romantic moment :D


i cant seem to be able to watch the promo for next week, help?


Though I agree that it wasn't the best of the season, it still managed to answer most of the questions about Vincent. About time.


Next week's mid season finale promo looks amaze!

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Beauty and the Beast Season 1 Episode 8 Quotes

She's seen you, Vincent, and she hasn't run.


I was in Afghanistan when they were injecting us, and I saw Catherine's mother.