Previously on BATB, Mohinder was an ass to Cat because he is hella jealous of Vincent. And Sam is the big bad. And I honestly don’t remember what else happened; I think Vincent saved a man’s life. OH and Sam was hunting down Mohinder’s orphan friends to make them beasts to get back at the company that killed his kid –I am shocked I actually remembered that.
Okay so here is some housekeeping news, Mohinder has returned (even the mysterious M, requested he come back, she told me she will correct Gabe to Mohinder when she edits if I miss one) AND we will be returning to the LONG format (though I still might bullet the action sequences and the end of the episodes where tons of shit happens and my paragraphs are only a sentence long because the writers think it’s fun to through oodles of plot at me). [I am committed to making our readers happy, so NO MORE GABE! MOHINDER FOREVER! -M]
Vincent is driving JT crazy, eating his gummy worms and using illegally obtained NYPD facial recognition software because he has to hunt Sam down “the human way.” JT thinks that Vincent can be both man and beast–as this is a TV show in which Vincent has to be a beast, I’m thinking we shouldn’t have to go down this road another fucking time but what do I know. Vincent and JT spot Sam on the surveillance video, since they are doing things the human way they go and canvas the area on foot. JT tells Vincent he needs to use his “other half” and that “one little sniff isn’t going to knock him off the beast wagon.” He also tells Vincent that it will impress Cat if he catches Sam. Vincent realizes JT is right about EVERYTHING and begins tracking him the “beast way.”
In a non-beast coffee shop Tess and Cat discuss Cat’s nightmare about killing Vincent. Tess says this is “all her dad’s fault” and I scream at my TV, “Stop calling Bob Cat’s dad, Tess!” Cat wants to put Sam away so that she can be rid of Vincent and focus more time on Mohinder. Speak of the devil he is waiting at home for her to make them breakfast. They discuss how smart Sam is but he isn’t as smart as Mohinder. Mohinder thinks he can get him Sam on identity theft and then they kind of hug it out and I wretch at their grossness. They also reaffirm their commitment and Mohinder gives her a key.
The closeness comes to a end when JT calls Cat and says that Vincent has Sam in the dungeon. Sam taunts Vincent and JT while they wait and of course Vincent gets all ragey as soon as Cat comes into the cave. The Scooby gang discusses “beast justice” over legitimately bringing Sam down. Mohinder tries to make Sam think he has a case against him to get them out of the trouble Vincent has put them in by kidnapping the guy. You better believe Mohinder patronizes the shit out of Vincent. Sam lets them know that he has another beast candidate and if they don’t let him go the guy will die because he is chained up. Tom Everett Scott is such a good actor that he makes Sendhil Ramamurthy look completely outclassed, if I didn’t hate him I would feel bad for him (come on NBC don’t you need Mohinder for your Heroes mini-series). [Katie, I do not know who Sam is. Didn’t we agree to call him Shades? Maybe that was just me. -M]
Back at the station, Tess is looking up possible candidates to become beasts. Tess finds 9 that are unaccounted for. Mohinder makes Vincent let Sam go but warns Vincent not to track him. A smug Mohinder makes me want to stop watching this show but I will persevere.
Sam goes to his new beast’s apartment; I think the guy is Xavier. Xavier is confused as to why he is chained up and why somebody has made him into an extraordinary being. Sam also lets Xavier and us know that he is going to lure Vincent to them–oh this should be fun!
At his boathouse of sadness [HAHHAHAH. -M], Vincent finds Mohinder helping himself to Vincent’s scotch. Mohinder is even more smug than before and it’s so badly written and it makes me want to die. Basically he rubs it into Vincent that he is a better boyfriend because he isn’t a beast and that Vincent should stay away from Cat for her sake. I HATE THIS. It doesn’t even fit with season 1 continuity and MOHINDER IS THE WORST. Okay let’s recap what we know about beasts from both seasons and then I will try and be less whiney:
- Mohinder was a first generation beast and could not control it, he also orchestrated while not in beast form the deaths of several people to lure Vincent out so that he could steal his DNA because Vincent was a latter model beast who could control it.
- Vincent was given something by Bob/Muirfield in the beginning of the season that made him stronger and removed his scar and memories.
- MOHINDER IS THE WORST and he is a terrible actor and I hate him when he is smug, it’s insane because he is NOT THE SMARTEST DUDE IN THE ROOM.
- Now that I have had this little rant I will go back to the episode.
Vincent goes to drown his sorrows by playing pool. JT finds him and wants to know what is going on. Vincent thinks Mohinder is right about staying away from Cat and both JT and I almost throw-up. JT wants Vincent to be himself, both of his selves. JT is the best thing on this show –JT and Jay Ryan’s abs. JT also tells him to start doing what Vincent wants and not what Cat wants. Vincent wants to save Xavier.
Tess finds out that Xavier is the next victim because she goes to work and does her job. I swear to god, I’m really not trying to be nit-picky but Cat and Mohinder need to go to work more. Anyways I’m being positive when I say that I like that even Tess is kind of not buying this whole less beast tactic in catching Sam, but Cat is all Mohinder said this and Mohinder said that. I would like to know which one of these people thought it was cool to make Mohinder in charge of the Scooby gang, this makes him Fred but we all know that Velma and Daphne were really in charge and they are totes JT and Tess. Think about it kids, JT and Tess are the only ones who do all the work and Vincent is their drugged up helper, Vincent is Shaggy –never forget the gummy worms!
Vincent falls into Sam’s trap by going to Xavier’s apartment to try and save him from Vincent’s fate. I am very worried about this plot because I think it ends with the car accident that was predicted last week AND Cat almost runs Vincent down. She tells him to get in the car and then reams him out about messing up her legitimate police work. He points out that he wants to save Xavier. Then Cat finally gets her brains back (see, working makes you smarter) and puts it together that Sam wanted Vincent to go to Xavier’s just about the time that they are hit by a truck driven by Xavier.
Vincent and Cat are fine but there is a lot of sexual tension while they wait for the firefighters to get them out because there are too many people for Vincent to beast out. They bicker a little about whose fault it is that they are in this position.
Gabe Mohinder calls and gives them an address for where Sam is. JT tells them that it’s across the street from a CIA facility. Mohinder is hung-up on and rendered useless –it is joyous. Cat and Vincent get out of the car with a tiny bit of beast power and go off to save the world from Sam.
At the CIA:
- Sam guides Xavier go to the level 22 server room which has no oxygen, apparently this is not a problem for beasts, Xavier is skeptical.
- Cat and Vincent also arrive at the installation. Cat tries to persuade Vincent NOT to go after Xavier but Vincent tells her he has to save him for him not to impress her.
- Cat goes after Sam.
- Vincent finds Xavier unconscious because apparently beasts need oxygen. He is also wired with C4.
- Vincent leaves the bomb but saves Xavier.
- Sam detonates the bomb and Cat beats him up. She tells him if Vincent is dead he is dead and chains him to the radiator.
- Sam takes out a vial of something in his briefcase and smiles. Sam really is the smartest guy in the room –GO SHADES!
- Cat finds Vincent trying to save Xavier as Cat looks on. Xavier BREATHS! Cat hugs Vincent as Mohinder looks forlornly on and then I shout at my TV, “whose smug now, FOOL!” I’m not going to lie I rewound it to watch the look on Mohinder’s pretty face and the look that Tess gives Mohinder which is pure fucking pity!
Mohinder and Cat bring Sam into interrogation and he is so fucking glib it’s BEAUTIFUL because poor Mohinder doesn’t even know what to do with it. Cat is a little worried about the glibness, Mohinder though is all I’m the smartest guy in the room, Sam’s going to jail. In jail Sam pukes up the mysterious vial and smiles his adorable glib smile –SHADES FTW!
Outside of the interrogation room, Cat apologizes for hugging Vincent and its all kinds of creepy and uncomfortable (Cat and I are going to have a little sit down one of these days about feminism and co-dependency). He demands she tell him how she stands. She says she is with Mohinder. He then demands she go tell Vincent that.
JT gives Vincent a pep talk about saving Xavier and some gummy worms! I bet you a hundred pennies that the BATB fandom –hey gang!—are going to send gummy worms by the ton to The CW to save the show from cancellation! Vincent also cured Xavier from his beastliness –VINCENT WINS TOO!
At the houseboat of all-that-is-lost, Cat shows up just as Vincent is getting ready to eat the saddest TV dinner with a beer. She tells him they can’t be friends because she is with Mohinder but she is lying and Vincent knows it, so he throws out the dinner and they kiss. Then she backs away but then goes in for more kisses and one thing leads to another and she is cheating on smug-as-fuck-
Gabe Mohinder and I for one am happy with the end of this episode –I know I need to be more patient in the beginning as they tend to get better. [Now that The Voice is back, I will never watch this show again, but I will continue to make assy comments. -M]
Next time Beasties, Mohinder tells Vincent to stay away from Cat and Vincent is all dude, “what you gonna do!’