Jay Ryan, Kristin Kreuk
Will Beauty and the Beast's Catherine and Vincent finally reveal their relationship in public? They'll have their big shot on the midseason finale.
"Faced with the pressure that single women feel going to weddings alone, Catherine slips and tells [her friends and sister] she has someone in her life and so she has to produce him," executive producer Sherri Cooper tells TVGuide.com. "The question is does, Vincent show up under the guise of someone else and risk it? Does she bring someone else instead? Does she confess she made him up? The episode is a lot about risk."
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In last week's episode, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) made major progress in both their relationship and in their discoveries. Cat learned that her late mother was involved with Muirfield and also the one who administered the life-altering drug to Vincent. "It changes her. She now knows what was black is white and what was white is black," Cooper says of this new knowledge. "The mythology will be reinvigorated with what's going on with Muirfield and they'll have a bigger presence in the back nine episodes."
Vincent, meanwhile, was given a serum that his best friend JT (Austin Basis) got his hands on in hopes of minimizing his blackouts. But did the potion really work? "It's put a pin in the fugue [states] for now, but he is not cured and will never be cured," Cooper says.
While Cat works to help JT cure Vincent, she'll also find that it's harder and harder to keep her mission from those around her — especially her partner at work, Tess (Nina Lisandrello). Although Cat has never been able to open up to people or really made many friends, Cooper says that will start to change. "There are a bunch of women on the show and we believe in female friendships and relationships and we are going to explore those," she says. "She has become more open, but it's hard because she's living a double life and to compensate for that. So who gets let in on what? We're going to explore that because people are going to start to catch on and start to feel betrayed if she's not opening up in certain ways. But Catherine is going to realize how far she's come."
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As Cat and Vincent become closer, the question on everyone's minds is: When are they going to kiss and why haven't they already? Although they certainly looked like they were going to at the end of last week's episode, Cooper says it wasn't the right time. "Do you want your first make out session in a graveyard where your dead mom's body is?" she jokes, before giving fans some hope. "We are working towards that moment. Everyone gets very passionate about when it should happen, but unlike the other Beauty and the Beast , I don't think Catherine and Vincent even realized it was romantic. They just had this deep connection and it took a while until it even became aware that it was. And maybe it's not so bad to have people screaming, 'Kiss!'."
Beauty and the Beast airs on Thursday at 9/8c on The CW.