Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beauty & the Beast 4x10 Recap: “Means to an End” (Everything is Not What it Seems) [Guest Poster: Bibi]

“Means to an End”
Original Airdate: August 11, 2016

In this week’s Beauty & the Beast, Cat and Tess’s relationship is on the fritz. Since Tess decided to keep her job and stop straddling the line of justice, they haven't been as close. Naturally, Cat leans more into Heather. She convinces her that they finally have a plan, and there is no need to worry. Meanwhile, Vincent is stuck at Graydal. Braxton is holding him hostage and pushing his beast limits. Braxton finally lets him go, but lets Vincent know he’ll continue to put him through a series of tests.

Heather, meanwhile, is tired of lying to her boyfriend. But at this stage, what other choice does she have? So once Vincent meets up with the team, he lets them know that he's not entirely sure why he was released. Eventually, he finds out — when Braxton charges him with stealing evidence from Tess’s precinct. This is a really a test for both Cat and Vincent because Braxton knows Cat used to work there. Cat uses her former position as leverage to convince a fellow officer to let her check out evidence. She almost gets caught... by Tess. Cat covers by claiming that she misses Tess, and walk out with the evidence.

Vincent is then instructed to meet at a location, and ends up letting the criminal that the evidence was incriminating go free. Someone is watching this all happen, takes photos, and then delivers them to Cat’s boss at DHS. Cat’s boss visit Tess, forcing Tess to make good on her promise to arrest Cat if necessary. Obviously though, she is shocked that she is being arrested. But as an officer Tess has to Cat her go, because she knows something bigger is happening.

Meanwhile, J.T. devises a plan to break into Graydal and get additional information that they need. He recruits Heather to pretend to be his wife, and interrupts her dinner date with her sketchy boyfriend. They tell him not to follow, but when does anyone actually listen when people tell them that? So sketchy boyfriend follows their “story” and ends up in Cat’s office. He soon realizes it's a DHS storefront and finds out his girlfriend has been lying and is “married” to J.T.

Heather and J.T. aren't too convincing in their cover and end up captured by Braxton. Vincent and Cat find them, and eventually corner Braxton into confessing... with J.T. filming the entire thing. Right before he is taken in, Braxton warns Vincent that there is another beast out there and that unless he fights him and kills him, his life will never be the normal he hopes for it to be.

At Graydal, DHS informs Tess that even though they have the confession from Braxton, they are still going after Vincent. If it's not one thing, it's always another with them. In the end, Vincent and Cat think that they have made it and can breathe a sigh of relief. That is, until Tess shows up to their apartment. She takes them to the morgue and shows them Braxton’s dead body. It looks like he was attacked by a beast and wasn't lying after all. There definitely is some beast out there and Vincent may be the only one who can stop it.

So what will happen next? Who is this other beast? What does he/she want? I'm hoping this show ends as strong as it began in season one. Fingers crossed.

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