Max Brown,  Kristin Kreuk Max Brown, Kristin Kreuk

Just as Beauty and the Beast's "will they or won't they" couple Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are getting close, it seems there's going to be a wrench thrown in the mix.

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In this exclusive image from Thursday's episode (9/8c on The CW), there's no mistaking that Cat is locking lips with her coworker Evan (Max Brown). But could he have caught her off guard with a smooch? Or maybe he's helping her with an undercover mission? Or perhaps the lure of a beast is just too overwhelming for Cat, so she's moving on. And to further complicate matters, the kiss occurs at Cat's surprise birthday party,which means she has to postpone celebrating with Vincent!

Who do you want Cat to be with, Evan or Vincent?