Beauty and the Beast Season 3 Episode 2 Review: Primal Fear

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You have to appreciate a shocking twist!

After last weeks romantic proposal, it's not entirely surprising Beauty and the Beast Season 3 Episode 2 would start off with Vincent moving in with Cat and beginning a life of domestic bliss – or at least attempting it.

While the show usually focuses more on the dramatic side, they added in a lot more comedic moments courtesy of Heather and Vincent.

You also got a better understanding of where the show is planning on going with the new mythology regarding the people who are being experimented on, and I must say, I am really liking the direction they're going.

One of my favorite scenes happened early on when Vincent was moving his things into Cat's apartment. Again, you're shown a normal couple situation, but with the twist of Vincent starting to go into beast mode which was clearly due to the stress of the whole thing.

Honestly, though, who hasn't wanted to turn into a beast when moving in general? Cat was even being reasonable – who wants their French doors blocked?

Cat: If we move the couches, then the french doors would be blocked.
Vincent: Yeah, but it's really hard to play video games when the sun's glaring off the screen -- no cast.
Cat: Video games? How loud are these video games because I like to sit out here and do case work. Also, I emptied a drawer for you to put all your bills and your paperwork in, so we can merge all of that stuff too.

Thankfully Tess was there for Cat to reassure her about Vincent and him leaving quickly was something she shouldn't worry about. Tess was completely right in everything she said to Cat – Cat knows Vincent loves her and would do anything for her, but she needs to let go of her insecurities when it comes to Vincent. 

Of course, boys will be boys, and Vincent decided to get some frustration out by playing video games with JT – I can't say I'm opposed to this form of stress therapy.

JT brought up some good points about why Vincent was beasting out when it came to moving in with Cat – it boils down to how Vincent's brain works in stressful situations and his sense of fight or flight was on high gear.

JT: Panic attack, fear of commitment -- it's just guy stuff.
Vincent: No, no no; guys do not beast out when they're moving in with their girl.
JT: True, but that's how your primal brain shows fight or flight.

Vincent walking in on Heather taking a show in the apartment was hilarious. Of course the poor guy would be put in another uncomfortable situation.

While there are a lot of people who aren't fans of Heather, I actually found myself feeling bad for the girl – can't she catch a break in the love department? Of course Heather didn't want Vincent to tell Cat about the shower incident, but you knew Cat would find it pretty amusing.

My other favorite moment came when JT and Tess were at her brother's birthday party at the shooting range. JT going into protective mode over Tess and telling her brother he owes her an apology after killing the target, was fantastic.

How can you not root for these two? It thrills me they are fleshing out JT more and making him an even stronger character this season, one who will stand up for the woman he loves.

Tess: You never give yourself credit JT, you that? You always sells yourself short -- don't, you stood up for me. That's you, not some crazy ass medicine.
JT: Well, I didn't like the way they were treating you.

Thank you JT for giving Tess a pep talk and telling her she would make a great captain. Tess would be awesome as the captain; she already has the respect of the people who work with her and she has shown she's extremely intelligent.

The worse that can happen is she doesn't get it, but no one gets anywhere without at least trying. I'd hate to see her arrogant brother get the position over Tess.

For those who watched Heroes, did you get a sense of deja vu when the suspect Cat and Vincent were running after used his mind to control electricity? If this is the way the show is going with the new mythology this season, then by all means, sign me up.

You can only do so many stories about beasts, but throwing in people who've been experimented on resulting in extraordinary powers, then you now have so many different possibilities for where the show can go. 

The main case involved a man named Alton Finn who has a brain tumor and was being given experimental medicine to supposedly cure him, but the second dose, which was supposed to go to Alton, instead when to JT. Could this be why JT feels different?

I immediately hated Alton once he basically kidnapped JT and forced him to come up with the cure. Why must JT always be the one forced to come up with serums or cures? 

It was great watching Cat get through to not only Vincent, but Alton as well, and convince both men they don't need to give into their darker side and Alton can fight the people who did this to him. At least Vincent is trying to get the tumor worked on and helping Alton out.

I'm not sure why Vincent constantly questions Cat whether she's tired of talking him down all the time. She knows what she's getting into and, while it may be exhausting, she loves Vincent.

In the end, Vincent went to talk to Agent Thomas, who begged Vincent to find out who's behind all of the experiments. Agent Thomas gave an ominous statement regarding the serum used to save JT, but he wasn't able to reveal the entire truth about the serum.

Tess is ready to throw her hat into the ring and try out for captain. Cat and Vincent finally talked to each other about things and, in a shocking twist, Agent Thomas was shot in the head.

What did you think of, "Primal Fear"? Do you think JT will start exhibiting extraordinary abilities?

If you missed tonight's episode, you're in luck. You can watch Beauty and the Beast online now via TV Fanatic and make sure to come back to let us know what you think.

Primal Fear Review

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Beauty and the Beast Season 3 Episode 2 Quotes

Cat: If we move the couches, then the french doors would be blocked.
Vincent: Yeah, but it's really hard to play video games when the sun's glaring off the screen -- no cast.
Cat: Video games? How loud are these video games because I like to sit out here and do case work. Also, I emptied a drawer for you to put all your bills and your paperwork in, so we can merge all of that stuff too.

JT: Panic attack, fear of commitment -- it's just guy stuff.
Vincent: No, no no; guys do not beast out when they're moving in with their girl.
JT: True, but that's how your primal brain shows fight or flight.