Beauty and the Beast - 2.11 - Held Hostage - Review: Life is a grindstone
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Now on to your regularly scheduled recap and review…
Synopsis: CAT, TORI AND TESS ARE TAKEN HOSTAGE — A group of criminals looking to steal a rare necklace in Tori’s (guest star Amber Skye Noyes) possession takes Cat (Kristin Kreuk), Tori and Tess (Nina Lisandrello) hostage at the precinct, leaving Vincent (Jay Ryan) as their only hope for help. Vincent is forced to make a decision since helping could reveal his true identity to the entire force.
This week’s episode was written by Pamela Sue Anton. What a great first outing, you go Pammy Sue. In the director’s chair was Sudz Sutherland. Sudz is a newcomer and fit right in. If I hadn’t looked I would have thought one of regulars was directing. Sudz fits right in, welcome to the Fanmily!
VinCat – Don’t hate me shippers. Y’all know I love me some VinCat but I did feel they got together way too soon in season 1. They only that excited about VinCat being separated this season was them being able to fall in love all over again and at a slower pace. Now we even have the potential bonus of Cat and Vincent actually being able to go out on REAL dates; although, the rooftop is fine by me. I loved their interactions in the episode because it was one that came without fear of someone’s feelings being hurt or someone getting upset and walking away. They could just talk and truly express what was going on, respectively.
Character of the Night
Vincent is my character of the night. This script really let Jay Ryan convey Vincent’s frame of mind; something that has not been externalized fully this whole entire season. I’m still miffed at his callous actions but I can actually see the road to redemption now. Thank goodness.
Best Character Interactions
Cat and Tori – I wish they didn’t have to be enemies and Tori could have served as a kid sister because whenever these two are together, I can help but laugh (not sure if that’s what the writers were going for). The contentious relationship was a highlight of the episode for me.
Cat and Vincent - I’m sorry but every single time they’re on screen together, the body language speaks louder than actual words coming out of their mouths. Cat got to say her piece and Vincent finally got to say what we’ve all been thinking. It still doesn’t make all his bad decisions OK but at least he was allowed to voice his side of the narrative.
1. Tori goes all ‘Little Miss Glowy Eyes’ on Cat
2. Tori tosses the guard out of the interrogation room’s window.
3. Tess hugs Vincent.
4. Gabe doesn’t let Cat kiss him.
5. Vincent casually checking out the blueprints.
6. Tess trying to explain away the crazy and impossible situation that just occurred to Agent Landon.
1. Gabe: Cat, THE GUN?
2. Vincent: Or what? You'll shoot her as well?
3. Cat (to Tori): I hate and you and Vincent don't stand a chance.
1. Cat apologizing to Vincent and saying SHE will protect him.
2. Vincent finally saying how Cat’s whole family has wronged him.
3. Vincent explaining to Gabe why he doesn’t trust any of them.
4. Cat kicking Tori’s butt.
5. Vincent kicking the bad guys’ butts.
6. Cat realizing that Vincent didn’t hear her and decided to save everyone on his own accord.
1. How the hell does the gem work?
2. What the hell was JT doing while all of this was going on?
3. Does JT even work at that college anymore?
Agent Dana Landon is not who or what we think she is. Something is highly suspicious about the character. I hope I’m wrong, I love Elisabeth Rohm.
Gabe is still the villain, he’s the one behind all of this.
Being all in.
Things being unresolved.
Old habits die hard.
Tess confesses to Agent Landon, she’s a cop who is constant danger, didn’t ring true for me.
Another bad guy who is a million steps ahead of Team Beastie, that will probably be revealed at the end of the season on another cliffhanger. [Insert eye roll here.]
Cat, Gabe and Tess are awful liars.
Turns out Vincent isn’t the brightest bulb in the box, he plan for the necklace was stupid and reckless.
Heather hasn’t called Cat out on her Vincent Zalanski story. I’m going to need that phone call before the season is over.
Tori’s naïveté borderlines on sheer stupidity.
Gabe’s thirsty behind not going in for the kiss. Uh-huh, like that is believable.
No, JT, again, they didn’t even mention inviting him to Tess’s birthday party. Really?
Did they really have to kill old man Freddy?
Another set of bumbling low level bad guys. Bad Bio Dad, you are sorely missed.
Last Poll Results - BatB Great Debate #10 – Do you think the character of Vincent is still worth rooting for? 65% of you say yes!
This Week’s Poll – BATB Great Debate #11 – Do think Agent Landon will turn out to be evil?
Make sure you vote and comment on this week’s Best Scene Poll as well.
Ongoing Beastie Challenge – Keep BATB in the top 10 favorite shows at all times here on Spoiler TV. All you have to do is like, tweet, and Google +1 any and all BATB related posts as well as commenting and up voting each other’s comments. This is a really huge site that gets a lot of traffic and one of the best places to recruit new beasties. If we are constantly putting our show in the spotlight, some are bound to tune in to see what the fuss is all about.
#Save BATB – National Exposure – Talk Show Appearances
I have a Beastie fandom challenge coming up. One by one will get the cast of BATB on at least 5 different talk shows before the show returns in May to get the word out. First up, the Wendy Williams show. The show airs in over 50 countries, she loves to root for an underdog and the demographics of her show fit ours to a T. The campaign info will be posted tomorrow (01/29/2014), so don’t forget to check out my blog, first thing in the morning.
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