Monday, August 17, 2015

Beauty and the Beast - Patient X

Back on the same page with finding Liam (Jason "Iron Eagle" Gedrick), especially now that they realize that anyone exposed to Julianna's (Gloria Votsis) formula is at risk, Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) begin to search for the super-powered killer but as they do Catherine becomes more and more concerned with Vincent's behavior. Uncovering that Julianna's brother one was of her test subjects leads them one-step closer to Liam. Meanwhile Tess (Nina Lisandrello) is concerned with keeping J.T. (Nina Lisandrello) as far away from the psychopath as possible. When the two storylines converge a truth is revealed about Liam and why his presence continues to mess with Vincent's mind, the fallout of which will likely continue to effect everyone through the end of the season.

Revealing Liam to be a Beast super-powered by Julianna's formula allows the show to explain what makes him unstoppable. Liam's discovery that he's not the only Beast in the city also foreshadows a change in the story arc as his interest in destroying Vincent quickly wanes. Although we still don't know exactly why Liam was so interested in killing test subjects who no longer have the formula in their system (or what those odd nosebleeds are about), Liam's obvious interest in Vincent (and his equally obvious effect on the animalistic nature of the show's lead) is likely to keep him in the mix for several episodes while explaining why such an unstoppable threat doesn't simple kill everyone involved and disappear back into the mist.

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