Beauty and The Beast (CW) Episode 17 “Partners in Crime” March 28, 2013 Beauty and The Beast, News Beauty and The Beast “Partners in Crime” episode 17 airs Thursday March 28 2013 at 9pm on the CW. Episode Synopsis: Beauty and The Beast (CW) Episode 17 “Partners in Crime” – Cat (Kristin Kreuk) is forced to reveal things that she had been keeping from Tess (Nina Lisandrello) to salvage their relationship, and to protect Vincent (Jay Ryan). Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) is suspicious of everyone in the department, while Evan (Max Brown) witnesses Cat doing something that changes his opinion of her, making him even more determined to track down the beast. Brian White also stars. Rick Rosenthal directed the episode written by Emily Silver Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. Several years earlier, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…it was human. Years have passed, and Catherine is a strong, confident, capable police officer, working alongside her equally talented partner, Tess. While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Catherine agrees to protect his identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Catherine and Vincent, who are powerfully drawn to each other yet understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them. The series stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Chuck”) as Catherine, Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) as Vincent, Max Brown (“The Tudors,” “MI-5″) as Evan, Nina Lisandrello (“Nurse Jackie”) as Tess, Nicole Gale Anderson (“Make It or Break It”) as Heather, Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”) as J.T., and Brian White (“The Shield,” “The Cabin in the Woods”) as Joe. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is from CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jennifer Levin (“Without A Trace,” “Felicity”), Sherri Cooper (“Brothers and Sisters”), Bill Haber (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Thurgood”), Paul J. Witt (“A Better Life”) & Tony Thomas (“A Better Life”), Ron Koslow (“Moonlight”) and Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected”). Click Any Photo Below To Enlarge http://www.facebook.com/modest.complexity Modest Complexity So glad to have this show back, and I feel like it’s just about to start really hitting it’s stride. This episode had plenty of Tess, and I think that was great, as she’s just as interesting of a character to me as Cat, and her relationship with Cat is actually the crux of the show instead of the typical way of just focusing on the female lead’s relationships with men. One great scene was when Tess and Vincent were talking to each other, each showing some of the strengths/vulnerabilities of their characters so well…then I liked how that tied into/foreshadowed the tunnel scene later when Vincent rescues Tess – that was such a great scene. I also loved how during that part they just played one song that whole time, it really added to the tension and built the suspense, plus I love the song they chose, “New Tricks” by Great Northern.