Beauty And The Beast Review: “Ancestors” (Season 2, Episode 10)


Beauty And The Beast Review: "Ancestors" (Season 2, Episode 10)

On this week’s episode of Beauty and the Beast, Catherine (Kristin Kruek) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are both taking steps to move on after their relationship came to a screeching halt, but it looks like somehow those steps are fated to collide. Even though Tori (Amber Skye Noyes) and Vincent may share the same genetic markers, what they don’t share is history, and that’s something that Cat will always have in her corner. All I hope for is that in the future, their interactions will be a little more civilized and even friendly, instead of their current repertoire, which has clearly taken on more of a ‘dripping with animosity’ tone.

The contrast between Cat and Vincent, the couple, and Cat and Vincent, the exes, is becoming aggressively clear. I like that the writers behind Beauty and the Beast aren’t wasting a lot of time with the characters walking on eggshells to keep the other person from being hurt. We’ve seen them bend over backwards to protect each other in the past, but now there’s a distinct separation between that storyline and the one we’ve entered into. This pair will most likely beat all the odds and end up back together in the end, but for now it’s nice to know that they are exploring their options, professionally and personally.

Vincent has Tori, even if they are off to a rocky start, and Cat has, well, a couple of guys (in this episode alone). I seem to be less interested in where Vincent goes romantically after metaphorically slapping Cat in the face with a fist full of the broken pieces of their relationship. I’m not a fan of the spoiled brat getting whatever she wants premise, which is pretty much the wave that Tori seems to be riding in on. Once again, the moment the situation became slightly Cat-related, she panicked and made the entire issue about her stunning lack of confidence rather than what it was really about.

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