Previously on BATB, Cat broke up with Vincent, which is crazy since she shot him, he should at least be the dumper not the dumpee and a bunch of other stuff happened like Cat finding a skeleton in a secret room in Tori’s antique shop.
Vincent apparently got himself on The Talk, with Julie Chen and Sharon Osborne, good for Vincent –that will show Cat. Vincent is clearly winning the break-up. Apparently Vincent is telling everyone he has had amnesia for the past ten years. Julie asks him what he is going to do now that he has been found and he stares blankly into the middle distance while contemplating his life. I hope he goes back to being a doctor THEN this show can be like a police procedural/sci-fi romance/Grey’s Anatomy hybrid with BEASTS because it isn’t overstuffed as it is at all. [I watched this episode and excitedly texted Katie about the CHENBOT appearance! It was the best! -M]
Back on the mean streets of Vancouver NYC, Cat is rolling her eyes at Vincent in a newspaper at a coffee shop. Tess comes in and tells Cat she needs to take time to get over Vincent. The girls are summoned by Mohinder to go back to the precinct. [I loved the little table where they were sitting. I wish I could get coffee in the middle of the day with Katie! -M]
Vincent yells at Tori after his segment on The Talk because he should have been booked on Live with Kelly and Michael oh wait nope he was mad because HE IS LYING MORE THAN EVER! Everyone on this show hates lying even though they all lie all the time.
The ladies meet Mohinder and a blond woman (Elisabeth Rohm, the lesbian from Law & Order) in a grungy basement in which they have brought their own corpse –FUN! The corpse is a thief/con artist who looks a lot like Cat. Since the woman is dead, the FBI want Cat to take her place and infiltrate the crew. Mohinder and Tess are against it because Cat just got out of a bad relationship (Tess seriously says this in front of everyone which is HIGHLY inappropriate and extremely condescending), Cat initially refuses BUT then she gets a Google alert about Vincent on The Talk and she is ALL in. Note to Cat: you should stop receiving Google alert about your ex when you break up with him. [I don’t think she should get Vincent Google alerts when she’s WITH him, but what do I know. -M]
At the gentleman’s club that JT has to be squatting in because there is no way he can afford it, JT is desperately trying to get ahold of Vincent and Tori, who show up just as JT is leaving yet another message for them because he was attacked. JT has been working on the weird skeleton and the muggers/robbers/jerks/shadowy government goons stole the shackle but not the skeleton –WEIRD. It is also discovered that the skeleton is 10000+ years old and a distant cousin to Vincent and Tori i. e. Muirfield used some of its DNA to make Vincent and therefore BEASTS predate Muirfield. I miss Muirfield. I don’t want more shadowy government goons. [I really enjoyed hearing them pronounce Muirfield. -M]
Cat and Elisabeth Rohm go over the operation while Mohinder whines about it being dangerous (I guess because he is in love with Cat but AGAIN it comes off as condescending). Rohm gives Cat a speech about how she trusts her because she arrested her own father (Bob was only the bio-dad she knew for 2 months). Mohinder calls for a sidebar with Cat because he is a lawyer NOT a cop (not like the show knows the fucking difference), while in the hall Mohinder asks Cat if she is being impulsive because of Vincent and Cat tells him that she is a cop and is trained to do this (she doesn’t actually use those words because this show decided to be wishy washy and vague with everything). We end the scene with Mohinder’s gorgeous and yet worried face.
Vincent tracks the goons to an apartment with beads on a doorway (I just want to point out to production designers that GOONS don’t have beads on doorways; kooky psychics, college kids, and the Ropers are people who have beads on the doorway NOT shadowy government goons. Goons should live on a masculine houseboat –oh wait.). Anyway they don’t find the guy and Tori decides this is an excellent time to ask Vincent why he cares so much. Vincent points out that they attacked JT his BFF AND the shackle is connected to his past which he knows is his truth and not another lie. Tori was kind of growing on me but now she is just kind of annoying. Basically Tori wants to move on and forget the past because she is scared Vincent will get back with Cat and Vincent is like trust me (which is kind of sad because it’s not entirely his fault everything went to shit, it’s the writers fault). [Tori is the worst. I want Cat to throw her into the “Hudson.” -M]
Cat meets the crew at the bar. She starts asking questions like a cop and one of the dudes gets spooked so she beats him up. This earns there trust but as they are leaving she runs into Tori and Vincent. So she makes out with one of the dudes from the crew I guess to make V jealous –I don’t know anymore about anything but hey, we’re on a mission guys that’s kind of a win! Tori comes in and gets pissed that Vincent tracked Cat –Vincent cannot cut a fucking break.
Cat forms a bond with the head goon’s brother who isn’t a complete asshole but the head goon IS a complete asshole.
JT and Vincent are having a man talk because Vincent is confused that he tracked the goon but then found Cat. JT is like “DUDE (he really did say dude) it takes time and your emotions are crossed” but then he awesomely tells V to get over himself to “beast-up” and most importantly to get out there and “AVENGE ME!” JT is the star of this train wreck. [BEAST UP is my favorite thing from this episode. I demand a JT spinoff. -M]
Vincent, who is now all ready and rearing to go, heads back to the goons apartment and interrogates him. Basically Vincent chokes him into telling him that he was hired to steal the shackle AND also a gem from a lady at the Russian consulate. Then he tries to shoot Vincent but Vincent kills him first (this is cool, the goon was a terrible person and so according to the show totally cool for Vincent to kill).
In fact we learn the dead goons name is Shorty while Cat and Rohm meet about the operation. Mohinder is again completely inappropriate because of his feelings for Cat and as a feminist I’m getting very irritated that Cat, who has shown herself to be a fucking badass, has to keep telling people she is capable of her job. Fuck Mohinder, that guy has to fucking go. If this is the shows way of making us think he has changed it is going really badly. I think I liked him better when he was trying to kill Vincent than as the patronizing asshole who shouldn’t even be Cat’s boss–he is the assistant district attorney NOT a police captain!
At the goons warehouse, head goon is sad and pissed than Shorty is dead. He thinks that Cat is the one who killed him. When Cat shows up head goon is super pissed she is wearing the wrong outfit (I myself kind of dig her military style burgundy coat) AND that he thinks she is a cop. As Mohinder, Tess and Rohm listen in they all look super concerned.
The goons take Cat to the 28th street pier to see if she is wearing a wire and to easily dump her body in the water if she is. Cat thinks on her feet (because she is uber qualified for her job) and orchestrates a fight so that she can fall in the water and short the wire. This works and she is again proven to be one of the gang. She and Patrick (aka head goons super nice brother) have a moment (Cat is trying to save him from this life of crime). Since they are working for someone and I fucking hate Mohinder and think he is still evil and still out to get them all and I feel HE is this season’s super bad guy and has been belittling Cat because he is both in love with her but also does not want her to screw up his Russian jewel heist. Anyway, Mohinder and Rohm go to the pier and find evidence that Cat is with the goons but Rohm does ask Mohinder how long he has been in love with Cat.
Cat who is at the Russian consulate undercover as a caterer is sent by head goon baddie to steal the key to the safe from the Russian diplomat. Patrick then tells her to hang out with the wife so that they can break into the safe. But who does Cat run into but Vincent Keller who is undercover because he is avenging JT.
At the party Vincent and Cat banter about blowing each other’s covers then they put it together that they are both after the gem. Everyone goes after the gem; Cat takes out head goon and nameless goon. She then follows Patrick through the HVACs vents to the master bedroom. Vincent has seduced the wife to get into the bedroom then delicately subdues her by using the Vulcan death grip (though this time it’s more of a pass out grip). Cat and Vincent fight some more. She pulls a gun on him and sends Patrick for the gem but then Vincent holds Patrick by the throat and calls Cat’s bluff that she will shoot him. Cat asks him if he killed Shorty (which she is not cool with because Vincent being allowed to kill people was so last season) and then asks him who has he become (Cat, why didn’t you ask that earlier in the year when you found your boyfriend with no scar, amnesia, and ragier tendencies, NOPE all you did was browbeat him into remembering you and then get pissed off that he “allowed” your creepy bio-dad to turn him into an assassin. Cat go ask Bob what the fuck they did to Vincent when they trapped him at the end of last season, that’s who you should ask not Vincent. Vincent is trying to find answers to questions you want answered but are too stupid to ask your own super skeevy dad who is in prison. Man I am so sorry for that long rant.). Anyway Vincent has the gem.
Cat tells Patrick he needs to get out of this racket and she helps him get away. Cat lies to the FBI that she doesn’t know who took the gem (still lying for Vincent, I see). She also rightly points out that Rohm picked her specifically for this case. Rohm says she sought Catherine out because she has noticed a pattern of thieves stealing artifacts that are either connected to Cat, her father, or her ancestors. Bob is like the beast version of Van Helsing, I love it. Rohm tells Cat that something extraordinary is happening and it surrounds Cat. [I hope this Rohm storyline can continue, I like the idea of these two broads working together. -M]
Back at the gentlemen’s club, JT has fit the gem into the shackle, which is more like a collar. JT and Vincent have decided that they need to find the person who paid to have the artifacts stolen.
We end the episode with Cat kissing Mohinder and I am so fucking annoyed. [When she leaned in towards him I definitely screamed “NOOOOOO!!” which freaked out my husband. -M]
Next week Cat gets to be SCORNED some more (let’s not forget that she broke it off with him) and gets into a fight with Tori [AND THROWS HER INTO THE “HUDSON.” -M] and also seems to be firmly dating Mohinder (who planned and nearly executed the death of your ex boyfriend and part of that plan was kidnapping you but HEY he’s changed that was part of his beast side except that Mohinder was beast gen-1 and they didn’t think when they were beasts so he had to plan that shit out as a human and I will end this recap on that).
Photos from the CW and gifs from batbnation.