Beauty And The Beast Review: “Redemption” (Season 2, Episode 14)

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For the first time in Beauty and the Beast history we’re seeing a love triangle focused on Cat. Vincent (Jay Ryan) has starred in two of his own already. You may be thinking that technically Evan (Max Brown) counted as the third wheel for most of last season, but Cat never showed any particular sign of interest. She danced around the idea, but always lamented the idea of settling for someone she only had lukewarm feelings for. The situation with Gabe is decidedly more complicated. For once, she’s considering someone besides Vincent in a real way.

Fans of Beauty and the Beast have been teetering the line on this topic. On one hand, Vincent has been acting like a world class jerk for most of this season. On the other hand, Cat and Vincent (or, Vincat, as they’ve started being known as) are clearly of the meant-to-be variety.

In the past, when Vincent took off on an emotional hiatus, he was torn between his feelings for other women and Cat. With Alex (Bridget Regan), they shared a long history. It clouded his judgment and the nostalgia temporary overcame him. With Tori (Amber Skye Noyes), it was more of a shared nature. They were both beasts, and she emitted an animalistic pheromone that effected him on every level. These were both, more of less, selfish trysts.

Cat, however, has been all about Vincent since day one. She’s bent over backwards to make this relationship work, much to her own discredit. Although, she managed to come out of that year of her life mostly unscathed, if you count the wake of destruction along the way as collateral damage. Cat has finally been emotionally forced to salvage her own life by taking a step back from Vincent, and a step toward a potentially different future. It’s a choice she had to make. Now let’s just see if it sticks.

On top of all that, her own father is rooting against Vincent. Are you leaning more toward a Cat and Gabe future like him, or are you still standing your ground? Let us know all your Beauty and the Beast theories in the comment section below!