Written by: WriterFreak001
This written review contains spoilers for Episode 20!!!!!
By far, “Anniversary” has started out with the cutest Vincatherine scene yet! Not only is Vincent supporting his girlfriend by making sure she doesn’t wake up alone on the 10th anniversary of her mother’s death, but he also shows a romantic playful side as well! As each episode unfolds, I’m glad to see more of Vincent’s (♥Jay Ryan♥) smiles because, let me say this: he has a B-E-A-U-TIFUL smile! Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) has brought light into his life in more ways than, dare I say her name, Alex, has ever done and we really see a bitter/sweet moment between our favorite star-crossed lovers.
I just absolutely LOVED Vincent’s “well-played” moment as he pulls a 360 and conVINCEs Catherine to celebrate her mother’s “Celestial Birthday” alongside of their own anniversary. The fact that Vincent would RATHER have his girlfriend focus more on her mother’s passing rather than having them spend the whole day in bed together is heartwarming because it shows just how much he truly cares for Catherine. ♥
If I could describe Beauty and the Beast‘s “Anniversary” in one phrase, I would say: “Oh Snap!”
Think about it, “Anniversary” has TONS of “Oh Snap!” moments!
- Joe (Brian White) suggesting Tess (Nina Lisandrello) transfer to the 15th: “OH SNAP! He did NOT just say that!”
- When Catherine invites GABE to her mother’s Celestial Birthday party: “OH SNAP! You did NOT just invite Gabe over your own BOYFRIEND, did you?!”
- Vincent’s apparent jealousy: “OH SNAP! He’s jealoussssss!” =]
- Vincent’s transformation: “OH SNAP! He’s so jealous, he transformed!” 😄 H.O.T.
- Vincent’s new decoration of a tree: “OH SNAP! He scratched a tree!”
- Mayor gets shot: “OH SNAP! SNIPER!!!!”
- Vincent chases down sniper and smashes window: OH SNAP! He smashed in the window!
- Vincent calls most recent number: OH SNAP! Gaaaaabe! Ahhh!
- Vincent crushes phone out of rage/jealousy: OH SNAP! That’s super sexy!
You get the idea…
Anyways, despite the fact that I’m a pure Vincatherine shipper, I enjoyed Vincent and Catherine’s silly argument because it portrays just how IMPERFECT their relationship truly is! They have to fight day by day to stay together and sometimes they must endure through the rough spots in order to earn happy moments under a celestial sky! 🙂
Alright, now that I’ve touched upon the Vincatherine aspect of the show, let’s cut to the chase and now center this spontaneously typed review on JT Forbes (Austin Basis←Awesome dude by the way).
Let me address something that I feel strongly about: I WANT TO SEE MORE JT! 🙂
Not only does JT Forbes have the BEST one-liners but he’s a HUGE part of the series because without him, Vincent would have gone CRAZY by now. JT, without a doubt, is Vincent’s voice of reason. If I recall…well…actually….I can’t recall anytime when Vincent withheld information from his best friend…aside from the time when he first was showing signs of the fugue crisis. (Yes! That segment of “Saturn Returns”, “Worth”, “Out of Control” AND “Trapped” were, considered in my mind, crisis episodes b/c V was going through some rough times.) Anyways…enough about V….Let’s talk TJ….I mean JT! (^_^;)
JT Forbes, in my mind, is a combination of Cogsworth and Lumiere because not only does he have that panicky side to him (COGSWORTH), he has that romantic-supporter side to him as well (LUMIERE). All we need is for him to start talking with a French accent! Just kidding! ^_^
JT Forbes is PERFECT as he is! Thanks Austin Basis for being perfect at a job you love!
Tess, Catherine’s BFF, has now been dragged into the Beast’s world since “Partners in Crime” and she is really blooming now that her friendship with Catherine has been restored! 🙂 I admit, I was a little shocked that Vincent trusts Tess enough to give him his burner’s number but all in all, I was glad we got to see Tess actually CALL V’s cell. That little interaction proves how much V trusts Cat’s best friend with his secret. Plus, If I were in Vincent’s situation, I would want to have Tess’s number solely for the sake of Catherine. Who knows if there’ll be a time where V would have to depend on Tess to help him find Catherine in any upcoming episode; rather it be in either the next two episodes or in SEASON TWO!!!!!!
In any case, I’m glad the Beast League is growing because, honestly, Vincent could use more friends. 🙂 The more TRUSTING friends he has, the better chance he has to at least feel normal even if he can’t live a completely normal life.
Unfortunately, due to Muirfield, the equivalence of the Devil (according to A.B.’s Beastie 101 class), Vincent can’t have too many friends if he desires to keep as many people safe as possible. POOR VINCENT! Q~Q How DOES he do it?!
Anyways, I think I’ve rambled enough about this episode and all in all, “Anniversary” is by far the BEST BATB episode yet! 🙂 (No shocker there! XD)
Thanks for reading my blog post!
Watch Beauty and the Beast on the NEXT TWO THURSDAY NIGHTS (May 09 & May 16) on the CW at 9/8c. THEN you better ROAR with all of your Beastie heart, soul and mind when the show returns with a SEASON TWO! (Date of S2 E1 is still to be decided)
P.s. RIP Evan Marks! You will be missed Max Brown for your wonderful M.E. performance! YOUR CHARACTER’S SACRIFICE WILL NOT BE IN VAIN! 🙂