'Beauty and the Beast': What is going on in Season 2?

Halfway through Season 2, "Beauty and the Beast" seems to be having a bit of an identity crisis. This is not uncommon, but it is a little troubling for a show that used to have a clear focus. So what's going on?The source of confusion is simple: Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) have a relationship that is, by its very nature, at the center of "Beauty and the Beast." Unfortunately, television rules dictate that this relationship can never run smoothly. But Cat and Vincent have already done the star-crossed lovers thing and the secretly-dating thing and the disappeared-beloved thing and even the amnesia thing. What's left? The answer seems to be the dating-other-people-and-distracting-everyone-with-a-new-plot thing. As this extreme hyphenation indicates, this isn't the simplest solution for any show.After the "Held Hostage" episode of "Beauty and the Beast," we have Vincent dating Tori and Cat semi-dating Gabe. The Vincent-Tori relationship is somewhat complicated by...



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