Beauty and the Beast 2.16 – About Last Night

by Mieke Trudeau Lately I have been starting my BatB reviews with a quote that sums up the episode pretty nicely. However, this week, the show was so chock full of great ones, that I had a hard time choosing: Cat: “I can’t go backwards.” Gabe, to Vincent: “What can you do that I can’t do?” Vincent, to Cat: “We are better together than we are apart, and you know

Beauty and the Beast 2.14 – Redemption

by Mieke Trudeau “It’s hard to be Dr. Jekyll when everyone keeps wanting Mr. Hyde” Once again, a single line, this time delivered with acute insight by our own JT, nails down the main message of this week’s BatB episode, Redemption. Vincent is not only desperate to prove to Catherine that he once and for all has gained control over his beast side; he also is looking to make amends

Beauty and the Beast 2.13 – Till Death

By Mieke Trudeau “I was so focused on who he had been that I couldn’t see what he had become” Those words, spoken by Agent Landon, at the end of “Till Death”, nicely sum up the message we seemingly are supposed to take away from the latest BatB episode. Catherine has trouble trusting Gabe. She has been holding back on their relationship and while searching the dungeon for clues, she

Beauty and the Beast 2.11 - Held Hostage

By Mieke Trudeau Hallelujah!! Talking! Apologies! Understanding! I held my breath through some of those scenes for fear that it would all go sideways again. Phew! But let me start at the beginning. Catherine, while preparing for Tess’ surprise birthday party, is trying very hard to convince herself and Gabe that she is completely over Vincent.  She is only still involved because of her ancestral connection to the mysterious necklace.

Beauty and the Beast 2.09 – Don’t Die On Me

by Mieke Trudeau Holy Beasties! That was an episode full of revelations, confessions and twists! Cat is not only still reeling from the fact that she shot Vincent for choosing his beast side over her, she is also being investigated by Internal Affairs for her handling of her father’s arrest. A bullet was found at the scene and once again she faces the choice between protecting herself by telling the

Beauty and the Beast 2.08 - Man or Beast?

by Mieke Trudeau In the series’ mid season finale, the beast of the week is Vincent himself. After last week’s explosive conclusion, everyone, including Catherine and Agent Reynolds, think that Vincent is dead. He narrowly escaped a fiery death by persuading Tori, who was bound and served up as his bait, to tap into her beast nature. Amplifying each other’s powers, they managed to get away safely. Catherine is certainly

Beauty and the Beast 2.07 - Guess Who’s Coming…

Beauty and the Beast 2.07 – Guess Who’s Coming… By Mieke Trudeau Boom! And just like that, the beast hits the fan! In this game changer of an episode just about every story line comes to an explosive head. Vincent’s mission is about to come to an end with only one more beast left on his list. It seems like Gabe is right in suspecting that Vincent himself may be

Beauty and the Beast 2.06 - Father Knows Best

by Mieke Trudeau Does father really know best? Maybe if his name is Robert Young and he plays one in the beloved classic 1950’s TV series. Catherine is pretty upset with her newly discovered biological father, Agent Bob Reynolds a.k.a Condor (again portrayed with appropriate ambiguity by Ted Whittall). Apparently Reynolds has been watching her all her life and she can’t understand why he has yet to reveal himself to

I May be a Beastie Yet - A Second Look at Beauty and the Beast

by Mieke Trudeau I have a confession to make. Before covering last weekend’s Beauty and the Beast panel at New York Comic Con, I had only watched one episode of the CW show, a re-imagining of the 1987 series by Ron Koslow, then starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. I was a fan of the original series and even though the October 11th, 2012 pilot was pleasant enough, it didn’t