“Beauty and the Beast” likely did not know its fate at the time that they wrote their season 2 finale, and with that in mind, they chose to create an episode that was pretty thrilling, action-packed, and also relatively closed-ending. there was a happy ending in here, but also enough of a little thread to keep the door open for a third season. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
That thread looks to send Cat and Vincent into a new job taking out some other potentially-dangerous creatures with the help of a secret organization. It almost seems like a combination between “Ghostbusters” and “Supernatural,” which certainly is right in the CW’s wheelhouse.
The reason that they were able to do this, though, was all thanks to one simple fact: Gabe is no longer with us. We predicted this coming a while ago, and mostly because of the fact that there was not exactly anywhere for this story to even go anymore. The show had made whatever progress it could with the Gabe character, and they then had to start looking to a life without him. This was a guy who could not be redeemed anymore, but having Cat be the one to send him to his death rather than Vincent was both a chilling and appropriate way to send the character off.
We were worried for a time that another character in JT was going to join him, only to be miraculously healed. But, how did this happen? there was not much of a cliffhanger about this, but we have this sinking feeling that this guy is not going to have the same genetic makeup he once did when season 3 starts. Maybe he’s not a beast, but he could be something else entirely. This show makes us suspicious of everything, especially when it comes to people saying that they are something that they are not.
In the end, “Beauty and the Beast” ended season 2 on a high note. This was a great episode with a few twists, some shocking moments, and hope for the future. If you are a fan of the show, we don’t know what else you could have wanted. Grade: A-.
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