One of the most interesting fan questions we have been recently asked about The CW’s Beauty and the Beast was whether or not the audience would be “proud” of Vincent (Jay Ryan) in the upcoming episodes. Upon a little further discussion, it was explained that the concern was over his romantic relationship decisions, since he had gone off with Alex (Bridget Regan) in the woods, despite Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) realizing she had feelings for him, regardless of his “situation.”
But Vincent went away with Alex because he was trying to get a grasp on a somewhat normal life. For years he kept himself in the shadows, living in a dingy loft with another guy, not forming any relationships with anyone, let alone romantic ones with someone whom he had always intended to spend his life. You could say his decision was a momentarily selfish one (though, we would argue after all of the silent, secret saving he has done of people, he is owed at least one of those!), but it is not one that will be taken lightly by the show.
“Fans are really invested in Cat and Vincent, which is what I want. The fact that they would hate somebody stepping in and kind of taking on her territory means that everything was working right, and people are investing in the two leads, and that is the most important part. That is what makes this show,” Beauty and the Beast executive producer Brian Peterson said to LA TV Insider Examiner during a special screening and Q&A in Los Angeles.
Of course, it is a drama, and without conflict keeping a couple apart, the show would come to an end, so Peterson added that there are some pivotal moments coming up, including ones that get them close to kissing again– only to be interrupted before the good stuff.
“It’s difficult, not only externally, but internally now. They have a lot of issues because he just ran back to somebody that quickly, and Cat’s going to be a little reticent to let him just run right back to her. It’s going to cause some internal conflicts…Probably in the next four or five [episodes] every other element in their external world starts to implode on them– as far as the other people in their lives in the precinct, Muirfield– it all kind of comes back in when they’re trying to figure their own relationship out,” Peterson said.
“The biggest arc of this spring is ‘Cat and Vincent against the world.’ Kind of the ‘what happens when two people fall in love, but they have everything trying to pull them apart?’ That romance of the two of them fighting for love against this [terrible] backdrop. That’s something we haven’t really seen because we haven’t had them together, so that’s a huge part of this next arc. And then the next section, I would say is really when their love is so strong that they would do almost anything to protect each other, how do they overcome their actions after that and how does it impact the people in their lives?”
Beauty and the Beast airs on The CW on Thursday nights at 9 p.m.
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