In this episode of Beauty and the
Beast, Cat attempts to hide her bruises, Vincent tries to hide his
past, and Heather finally gets to stop hiding the truth about Cat's
father from her sister.
In the last episode of Beauty and the
Beast, Vincent became frustrated with all of Cat's questions and
threw her to the floor of her roof, injuring her. "Liar, Liar" opens
on Cat attempting to cover up the bruises on her neck from this
The Lies Begin
When Heather shows up at Cat's, she notices the bruises despite Cat's
efforts, and Cat claims that she slept on her neck funny, then got a
massage that went too deep. Heather seems to believe it, and
reveals the real reason she's there to talk: she's been offered a job
at a PR firm. The catch? It's in Miami.
Cat says they should meet
later to go over the pros and cons. Just before Cat leaves, Heather
jokes with her that she had better cover up her bruises, or people
will think Cat has an abusive boyfriend.
I really hope Beauty and the Beast
covers this topic well. A large demographic of viewers are young
women, and sending the wrong message about domestic abuse would be a
bad move on the part of the writers and producers.
Vincent shows up at JTs, and asks about
Cat. He says he is sorry, and JT thinks he means he's sorry about not
remembering their relationship. He tells Vincent a few highlights of
the relationship, which proves important later in the episode.
Vincent then tells JT that he hurt Cat and he feels terrible about
When Vincent leaves, he gets a call
from Agent Tucker. And while they're on the phone, Tucker is attacked
by an unknown man and killed. Who is this mysterious assailant?
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Gabe and Cat talk about their next
move, and Cat tries to justify Vincent's attack briefly. She tells
Gabe she has a plan to sneak onto Vincent's boat and get information
from his computer, with Tess and Gabe as back-up. She will act as if
she's still pursuing him, she says. The problem is, he can tell when
Just then, Tess calls from the crime scene where Tucker
died, and tells them it looks like another beast attack. Cat and Gabe go to the crime scene, and
Reynolds is there as well. He hints that the FBI might take over the
case. JT calls and tells Cat about Vincent's visit, giving him an
alibi for the recent attack.
Cat also comes up with a plan to lie to
Vincent convincingly: Tess knows how to beat a polygraph, so Cat has
her teach her how, involving inflicting pain by stepping on a tack in
her shoe to speed up her heartbeat while she's telling the truth.
Reynolds tells Vincent to go to the
crime scene, and when Vincent gets there, he gets a phone call from
the murderer, taunting him from different parts of the parking
garage. Meanwhile, Cat is sneaking around Vincent's boat, while Tess
and Gabe watch security camera footage and talk with her on the
Vincent shows up and Cat has to lie
about why she's there, which she does convincingly. He asks her if
they can start over, but says if they do, she can't ask him questions
like she did before. She agrees, and he thanks her for giving him
Again, I really hope this isn't the message Beauty
and the Beast is attempting to tell young women who might be in
similar, though of course not identical, situations.
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The Murderer Revealed
JT goes to Gabe's office and decodes
some of the files swiped from Vincent's computer. The names they pull
are art galleries in the area, and they make plans to go to
investigate further. Elsewhere, Vincent gets a call from Reynolds,
who tells him more about the man who killed Tucker. He's a British
man named Sebastian.
Vincent then questions Reynolds about
the list of names Tucker had connected to him, and whether it was a
list of people he was expected to eliminate. He doesn't trust that he
won't eventually be on such a list.
Reynolds says Vincent has to trust
him, which seems to be kind of a stretch considering he won't even
use his real voice on the phone with Vincent. Reynolds suspects a
security breach, but Vincent gives him no further information.
The Truth is Out
Cat and Heather meet to talk about the
pros and cons of Heather taking the job, and during their
conversation, the truth about the two not having the same father
comes out. Cat is angry Heather kept the information from her, but
Heather argues that there was never a good time. Heather says Cat is
still her sister, but Cat angrily tells her to go to Miami and
Cat and Vincent meet up, and during
their initial conversation, Cat is distracted and doesn't split her
truth from her lies, and Vincent realizes he's been duped. He leaves,
goes to his boat, and realizes thanks to her fingerprints that she
was on his computer and that's how the list of names got out.
Tess and Cat talk on the phone, and Cat
tells Tess that their plan is busted. But Tess has good news: Tucker
had parked near all the art galleries they looked up, and she
believes Vincent was in fact after him.
Speaking of, Cat gets a call
on the other line, and it's Vincent. He claims to remember their time
at the hotel pool, pulling from a story JT told him. Cat's excited, thinking Vincent has
started remembering things, which is exactly what he wants her to
think. But she quickly becomes skeptical when he asks to meet soon.
She calls JT, and realizes that Vincent wanted her to think he was
remembering but was really just reiterating what JT told him. She is
convinced that Vincent is trying to distract her from what will
really be going down that night.
Showdown at the Gallery
A line from the decoded information
that the group thought meant a time, Friday at five, is actually the
name of a painting being unveiled at an art gallery in the city. The
artist did it in honor of his son, Sebastian. They guess that he is
the other beast, and the group goes to the unveiling.
Vincent is there, and Cat interrogates
him while they dance. Gabe watches them while he sends Tess off, and
while Cat and Vincent talk, she realizes that he thinks she's trying
to get revenge on him because he hurt her. Disgusted, she says she
lied to others about what happened because she cares about him, and
she walks off.
Sebastian starts taunting Vincent from
across the room, knowing he can hear him, and he says he will make
Cat disappear. Meanwhile, Tess finds Nigel Clifton, Sebastian's
father, and learns that Sebastian was once into magic. What better
trick than to reappear at the gallery when he's supposed to have died in combat?
Cat lies about an accident involving a
painting in an elevator to take Nigel to safety. There, she reveals
her badge, and just then the lights go out. Nearby, Sebastian attacks
Vincent, who is quickly knocked out.
Cat tranquilizes Nigel, and Sebastian
shows up to fight her next, knocking her dangerously close to the
elevator shaft. Vincent wakes up just in time to knock the guy down
the shaft and rescue Cat, and during his rescue, he starts to flash
back to other times he has rescued her in the past.
After the situation at the art gallery,
Cat walks into her apartment, and Heather is there. She announces
that she won't take the job, but Cat lets her know that she isn't
angry with her anymore and apologizes for being hard to "pin down"
the past few months.
They agree that they are still sisters,
and agree to communicate better in the future, because lying just
isn't worth it and changes everything. It looks like Heather will be
taking the job after all! Does this mean the actress is leaving the
What is Gabe hiding?
At the precinct, Gabe and Tess talk and
it's revealed that Sebastian's father didn't have any information,
and still believes his son died a war hero. Tess asks for Gabe's
hands to do the polygraph on him, but he won't do it, which she finds
very suspicious, as she had been going to ask him if he has a crush
on Cat. Is that a direction the writers might go in this season?
Cat Walks Away
Cat is in her room when Vincent comes
to her window. He reveals that he's started remembering things, but
Cat is obviously skeptical. She is convinced trying to have a
relationship again won't work because there are too many secrets and
so many things they can't talk about.
Cat tells Vincent it's too late, and
she can't live with anymore lies, especially because she claims they
never used to lie to each other. She closes the window, and walks
Make sure to catch the next episode of Beauty and the Beast
, airing every Monday night at 9pm on the CW.
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