It's no secret that the renewal chances for Beauty and the Beast were slim, so when executive producer Brad Kern sat down to write the Season 2 finale he knew the most important thing was to make a satisfying ending for the loyal fans.
"We designed it as a possible series finale and frankly, we saved up a lot of money to be able to make it big and epic in case it was the end," Kern tells TVGuide.com. "We felt we owed the loyal audience a special ending, but we also put in the elements that would allow us to build off of if it if we were lucky enough to get Season 3."
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.
Exclusive Beauty and the Beast First Look: Catherine teams up with Elisabeth Rohm
"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.
On Monday's Beauty and the Beast's Cat and Vincent are sussing each other out in a scene reminiscent of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Beauty and the Beast Boss: Cat and Vincent Have to Fall In Love All Over Again
On the episode (Monday at 9/8c, The CW), Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) track a beast while keeping their individual agendas secret from one another in a game of cat-and-mouse. In our exclusive sneak peek, the two dance while Cat threatens Vincent to tell her what's going on — or else her backup, Tess (Nina Lisandrello) and Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy), are prepared with tranquilizers.
Who kidnapped Vincent? Who is Catherine's real dad? The Season 1 finale of Beauty and the Beast left fans — better known as Beasties — with many burning questions. And when the show returns this fall ... there will be even more. The biggest one: "How has Vincent being gone affected everybody?" co-creator and executive producer Jennifer Levin said Thursday at Comic-Con. Thankfully, there will also be plenty of answers when the series picks up its story three months after the events of the finale. "A lot has...