The series – starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan – will debut its second season in the UK on Wednesday, February 12 at 8pm.
Since it launched in 2012, Beauty and the Beast has won three People’s Choice Awards. In 2013, the show was named Favorite New TV Drama, while earlier this year it triumphed in the Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show category, with Kreuk winning the Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress trophy.
Season two – which launches with premiere episode ‘Who Am I?’ – will be comprised of 22 episodes.
Austin Basis, Nina Lisandrello and Sendhil Ramamurthy also star in the series, which airs on The CW in the US.
If the comments sections on recent Beauty And The Beast posts here at KSiteTV are any indication, the show’s sizable fan base is a bit worried. The show will be leaving the network schedule between March and May, and the series’ titular couple doesn’t seem to be together, and they don’t look like they’re even close to being back together.
So, when we ran into BATB Executive Producer Brad Kern at a CBS event that is part of this year’s television critics’ press tour, we asked him flat out: Is there any encouraging news coming for those “VinCat” fans who are a little worried lately, especially with Tori hanging around?
“It’s something I’d said before; this season is a journey,” he told us. “It was always my feeling, and the writers when we got together at the beginning of season 2, [we] talked about that; that we felt that to give the series legs, Vincent and Cat had to split apart, to find themselves separately. It’s always painful to split apart, but the plan for that, the long-term plan, was for them to be able to come back together again, stronger and better than ever, individually, which would also make their relationship stronger. Obviously if you do the math on that, Tori would be the ‘odd man out’.”
So, it sounds good that things will get better for Jay Ryan’s beast and Kristin Kreuk’s beauty. But for those fans who don’t want to wait until the end of the season, might there be good things to come BEFORE the March hiatus? “Oh, definitely,” Kern assured. “Because The CW has changed the air order, and Episode 16 basically the last show that will air, to my understanding, before we find out if there is a Season 3, we’re building our show up to basically Episode 16 being our big season finale. So, our last episode we air in March before we go on hiatus will be a big one.”
WHEN J.T. GETS KIDNAPPED, IT ENDS IN DISASTER – Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) must work together to save J.T. (Austin Basis) when he gets kidnapped, while Tori (guest star Amber Skye Noyes) attempts to intervene, with fatal consequences.
Meanwhile, a stranger (guest star Tom Everett Scott) from FBI Agent Dana Landon’s (guest star Elisabeth Rohm) past is rescued along with J.T., and might have some insight about Vincent’s beastly past. Sendhil Ramamurthy and Nina Lisandrello also star. Allan Kroeker directed the episode written by Brad Kern and Wendy Straker Hauser
Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kristin Kreuk, “Smallville,” “Chuck”) is a smart, no-nonsense detective, spurred to action after hired killers murdered her mother – and would have murdered Cat, too – if something, some beast, hadn’t stopped them. Ten years later, a case brings her to Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan, “Top of the Lake,” “Terra Nova”), a supposedly deceased soldier living off the grid with the help of his loyal childhood friend and scientist, J.T. Forbes (Austin Basis, “Life Unexpected”). Cat is shocked to discover that her mother was involved in an experiment to make super-soldiers and, when the experiment went wrong, the soldiers, including Vincent, were turned into uncontrollable beasts.
Vincent managed to escape the experiment alive, but is now being Hunted by Muirfield, the organization that sent the gunmen after Cat’s mother. Vincent had been tracking them, which led him to be in the right place to save Cat on that terrible night ten years ago. He’s been drawn to her ever since. Cat, too, is drawn to Vincent, and an epic love begins. Muirfield reappears and infiltrates Cat’s life, costing her some of her closest relationships. She’s lied to her own sister, Heather (guest star Nicole Gale Anderson), and to her best friend and partner, Detective Tess Vargas (Nina Lisandrello, “Nurse Jackie”), in order to protect them. When police cases involving “beast” elements go unsolved, Assistant District Attorney Gabriel Lowan (Sendhil Ramamurthy, “Covert Affairs,” “Heroes”) is assigned to track down this mysterious “vigilante.”
Lowan, who uses questionable methods in his attempt to Capture this beast, quickly recognizes Cat’s attachment to the creature, admits he is also a beast, and kidnaps Cat in the hopes of luring Vincent to his death. In the final battle, Gabe is seriously wounded by mysterious men in a helicopter who Capture Vincent, separating Cat from the man she loves and has sacrificed everything for. As season two begins, Cat reunites with Vincent after last season’s abduction – but not in the way she planned. He’s changed: his scar has disappeared, his memory has been wiped clean, and he returns as a supercharged beast on a mysterious mission. Cat needs to unravel the reasons behind Vincent’s change if she has any hope of recovering their epic love, while also trying to solve the secrets that swirl around her own life. With the help of friends J.T., Tess and reformed ADA Lowan, Cat is determined to get answers and save her soul-mate.
“Beauty and the Beast” will return to CW tomorrow night with an all-new episode, and now fans are being given a glimpse at the drama to come on “Beauty and the Beast” episode 2×09 titled “Don’t Die On Me.” On Friday, Jan. 10, Spoilers Guide shared a sneak peek for the episode. The clip features Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk.
During the clip, Catherine has come to visit Vincent. She wants to check on him. He is recovering from the gunshot. The two of them have an intense conversation, and it ends their relationship for the moment. These two are definitely not over for good.
From Inside The Box also shared another spoiler for the episode. A photo shared for the episode shows Vincent talking to the press. Tori is also present. Vincent has tried to hide himself since the start of the series, so this press conference is a definite development.
Fans will need to tune in to find out what happens next on this CW series. Fans do support the drama. “Beauty and the Beast” won two awards at the People’s Choice Awards.
Tensions are running high for Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Cat (Kristin Kreuk) on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast, which returns from its mid-season hiatus this Monday.
Despite trying to prevent Vincent from further injuries, last November’s mid-season finale left Cat with no other choice but to shoot him. In a new exclusive clip for the upcoming episode, we see a charged scene between the two as Cat and Vincent have a heated discussion over why she pulled the trigger. Watch the exclusive clip below:
I almost forgot but today JRO officially turns a year old. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed for us. I know that I have been a little behind in posting news on Jay as well as his show beauty and the beast. Real life had taken me a way for quite some time but I am back now and I plan on making up for that. I have been working my behind off to post all the news that I missed. Even if it is old or about episodes that have already aired. I will continue to get them posted for you guys. So bare with me in the mean time.
On the mid-season finale of “Beauty and the Beast,” the gang tried to stop Reynolds from carrying out his assassination mission against Vincent.
In “Man or Beast?,” Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Tori (Amber Skye Noyes) are about to be blown up by a bomb. Tori uses her beastly powers to break free of her bonds, and Vincent tells her that they’ll track down whoever is trying to kill them. But when they meet in the middle of the room, it explodes.
Meanwhile, Gabe (Senhil Ramamurthy) and Cat (Kristin Kreuk) have figured out that Reynolds (Ted Whittall) is the one behind the beast killings. Gabe and Cat both run to the scene, but Vincent is nowhere to be found.
When Cat gets to her apartment, she is shocked to find both Vincent and Tori. They were both able to escape the explosion, but Tori was wounded.
Gabe and J.T. (Austin Basis) explain to Cat and Tess (Nina Lisandrello) that they want to catch Reynolds by making him believe that Vincent and Tori are dead, and that they have incriminating evidence that links him to their deaths. But Reynolds has booked a flight to Geneva to escape the country, so they have to carry out their plan before his flight leaves.
Vincent’s role in the plan is to track down the guy who kidnapped Tori and rigged the bomb, who Tori saw when he tied her up.
Cat and Gabe then meet with Reynolds at the FBI office, where they convince him that they have evidence regarding Vincent’s handler. Then to make Reynolds feel even guiltier, Cat cries at the end of the visit and tells Reynolds that she doesn’t know what she would do without him.
Meanwhile, Vincent and Tori find the bomber, but Tori ends up killing him. Tori reveals that she thought the plan to bring him back alive was stupid all along, and says she wants Reynolds dead. Cat and the gang are angry that she killed the bomber. Nevertheless, Tori tries to convince Vincent that they should kill Reynolds together.
The team then decides to use the bomb maker’s phone to blackmail Reynolds. They send Reynolds a photo and a message from the phone, successfully threatening him.
Later, Reynolds doesn’t catch his flight out of America; he meets with Gabe in a dark parking lot. Gabe proceeds to show them the fake evidence they have, but Reynolds thinks that Gabe is lying. Then he says that he should have killed Gabe too, giving them all the evidence they need to press charges against him.
Reynolds tries to get away, but Cat stands in front of his car, pointing at gun at his head. Just as she’s driving him to the station, Vincent jumps onto the windshield, causing the car to crash. While Cat is passed out, Vincent tears Reynolds from the car and beats him, screaming “You did this to me!” Vincent tries to choke him to death, but Cat intervenes, telling him not to kill him.
He doesn’t listen, so Cat shoots him, and he runs away. She thens points the gun at Reynolds, telling him again that he’s under arrest.
As Reynolds sits in jail, Tori goes to Vincent, who is bandaging his wounds.
On the next episode, “Don’t Die on Me,” Cat will be interrogated and Vincent’s life will be in jeopardy.
[Source: TV Guide]
On Monday night’s mid-season finale of Beauty And the Beast, fans of The CW remake of the 1980’s classic series found out just how far Detective Catherine Chandler (series lead Kristin Kreuk) would go for her love, Vincent Keller (series lead Jay Ryan); and it wasn’t all sunshine and roses.
Given the fact that the team – Cat, Vincent, Tess (series regular Nina Lisandrello), J.T. (series regular Austin Basis) and Gabriel (series regular Sendhil Ramamurthy) – finally figured out in last week’s episode that Cat’s biological father FBI Special Agent Bob Reynolds (recurring guest star Ted Whittall) was Vincent’s mysterious handler they had to figure out how to bring him down. After all, Reynolds has been the man pulling all the strings on Vincent’s “beast hits”, was the one to take Vincent’s memories and basically kidnapped Vincent at the end of the show’s first season.
But the big question was how they were going to bring Reynolds down when they didn’t have enough proof to convict him. New beast Tori Windsor (recurring guest star Amber Skye Noyes) kept insisting to Vincent that they needed to take him down, ending his life; but Cat, Tess and Gabe were, of course, strongly opposed to that option. They wanted to bring Reynolds down and send him to prison where he belonged all the while holding onto the last vestige of humanity contained deep inside Vincent’s soul.
In the end, though, the inevitable showdown happened between Reynolds, Cat and Vincent with Cat taking her father in for his crimes and making the toughest, and perhaps cruelest, decision against Vincent by shooting him to stop him from killing Reynolds.
This direction in the storyline may help to add tension and have fans clamoring for the next new episode of ‘Beauty And the Beast’ – which won’t happen until January 13 – but it certainly leaves their relationship in tatters. And will, undoubtedly, open up new avenues for the powers that be behind the show to take Vincent and Catherine in new directions with their love lives.
The chemistry between Vincent and Tori has been obvious since their encounter at Thanksgiving – not to mention the kiss, reluctantly on Vincent’s part or not, they shared – and Gabe’s feelings for Cat have been written all over his face – and pointed out to him on a regular basis by Tess. So fans should probably prepare themselves for a shift in the love department for our lead characters.
In fact, according to executive producer Brad Kern, Vincent and Catherine may be apart romantically for a time, but they will “discover there is more than just love that binds them; they are destined to be together for more than just romantic reasons. There is a mythological reason (that) will (be discovered) too”.
Needless to say, fans will need to check out the rest of the second season of ‘Beauty And the Beast’ when it returns to The CW on Monday, January 13 at 9/8c to find out what happens next.