Beauty And The Beast Review: “Don’t Die On Me” (Season 2, Episode 9)


It’s a bittersweet return for our favorite star-crossed lovers as Beauty and the Beast once again pumps the brakes on their epic romance. Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Catherine (Kristen Kreuk) have called it quits after the beast came out to play on the mid-season finale, choosing his revenge on Cat’s father over his own humanity. Naturally, I can see why that would be a relationship killer, even under the best of circumstances.

Nonetheless, as much as Cat wants to be left alone to lick her emotional wounds and attempt to move on, her ties to Vincent aren’t exactly those of a weekend fling. Cat has given up a lot to protect Vincent and that kind of commitment doesn’t just waiver at the drop of a hat, err, in this case the shot of a gun.

Yes, she was willing to shoot him, but it’s not like she was shooting to kill. How did she know that she would knick an artery and cause him to almost bleed out? The odds may not have been in her favor, but it’s not like she’s the one of the pair who’s a doctor either. It seemed like a potentially safe bet given the constraints of the situation.

In the long run, it actually looks like this unfortunate memory will turn out to be the best thing that’s ever happened to Vincent (barring from the list meeting Cat that is). In a long, drawn out (and probably extremely painful) debate about what to do with Vincent, who was clearly in worse shape than he was willing to admit, he wound up both saving the day and in the hospital.

You may recall that up to this point the hospital was a no-go with Muirfield hunting him and the whole supposedly being dead thing not on his side, but finally he is starting to reclaim his life – and the first step is openly admitting that he’s alive.

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