Just as Beauty and the Beast's Catherine and Vincent got their (short-lived) happy ending, so did the show with a last-minute renewal.
"[Our fans] were so happy and I'm happy for them," Kristin Kreuk tells TVGuide.com. "They're so excited; it's awesome."
When we last saw Catherine (Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) in the March midseason finale, they had reunited and everything seemed perfect — until they awoke to cops at their door arresting Vincent for murder. Monday's summer premiere (9/8c, The CW) picks up immediately with Catherine springing into action to not only get Vincent released, but find out who was behind the set-up. Read on for more from the show's star about the upcoming episodes.
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Beauty and the Beast's Catherine was given an ultimatum, but it seems she won't stay away from Vincent very long.
At the end of last week's episode, Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) told Cat (Kristin Kreuk) that if their relationship was going to work, she'd have to cut Vincent (Jay Ryan) from her life — even as a friend. But they have an even bigger problem on their hands with Sam (Tom Everett Scott), who's on the hunt to find other people from Gabe's orphanage and inject them with the J.T.'s beast serum.
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J.T. has been kidnapped, but he's not alone.
On Monday's Beauty and the Beast (9/8c, The CW), Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are forced to work together, yet again, to save an abducted J.T. (Austin Basis). But J.T. isn't locked up alone. In a nearby cell is a stranger, played by recurring guest star Tom Everett Scott, who's clearly been in isolation for a very long time.
Is Beauty and the Beast's Catherine really ready to move on from Vincent? She's at least going to try.
When we last saw Cat (Kristin Kreuk), she had finally realized that she hadn't let go of Vincent (Jay Ryan) because he had saved her life all those years ago. With their relationship behind her, and Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) waiting in the wings, Cat's about to embark on a new partnership — especially when her anger for Vincent is further propelled by his going public.
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"They've been under the shadow of having to hide him up until this point, and now there he is, free and out, and that's what she always hoped to have," showrunner Brad Kern tells TVGuide.com. Adds executive producer Jennifer Levin, "And that can fuel her towards Gabe, that upset and anger."
While Beauty and the Beast's Vincent is finally going public, Catherine is headed undercover with a new ally.
On Monday's episode "Ancestors," Cat (Kristin Kreuk) dives headfirst into an undercover case with FBI Agent Dana Landon played by guest star Elisabeth Rohm (Law & Order). Although Cat recently declared being ready to move on from Vincent (Jay Ryan), the two — of course — end up coming face-to-face during the case.