Cat and Vincent took one step forward and two steps back on "Saturn Returns."
How nice it would have been to see them share just one meal together. At this point in the series we have only had fleeting moments, so we don't know if there is anything more to them than the pull of the mysterious and unknown.
In many of my reviews I have a Why I'm Not A... segment of the review. In this case, it would be a copy. Let's chat about my first thoughts on where Amy was when Michael reported her missing, shall we?
She was either a mob daughter, wanted for murder or in witness protection and when she saw the advertisement for their engagement, she freaked and erased herself from existence. If you were an actual policewoman, apparently, your first thought was Michael murdered her because she was having second thoughts on the marriage, then got concerned someone might report her missing, and therefore did it yourself before you were outed.
Yes, while Michael was intelligent enough to rid the apartment of nearly every clue of his betrothed's existence, he left a bleach bottle in the bathroom and blood stains on the light switch. I felt my own detective skills were looking up. She was in witness protection! Imagine the profuse patting I was doing on my own back. The part I didn't count on was someone impersonating a federal marshal.
How could I foresee it when even the Chief didn't see it, right?
As much as Cat's birthday was sort of a milestone for Vincent, because he had used it every year as a reason to check in on her and make sure she was alright, it was also a reason for him to push her away. Knowing how much it meant to mark moments in life with real people made him realize what a mistake it could be to bring Cat into his world. She wants to be there, but even she's confused.
That was made abundantly clear when she and Even had their turn in the photo booth, and after a few drinks he planted a kiss on her. It was a lengthy kiss and, as he said, she didn't push him away. Timing being what it is on television, it happened just as Vincent was sneaking her gift into the room.
While I did feel badly for the timing, there is a part of me that wants her to live a double life. To have the best of both worlds, so to speak. Evan is an awesome catch. In any other show, I'd be ecstatic that he made his move. It makes me feel a little weird that I am not thrilled because I want her to explore things with a man who is part monster, thought dead and in hiding. Something just isn't right with that picture.
Revisiting happy thoughts, the idea of a photo booth at an event like that is brilliant. They were all having so much fun and as silly as it was we learned a lot about the relationships between the characters just because of that prop. Tess and Joe in the booth were almost as fun to watch as Tess and Cat. It was a great idea and well used.
The case was very closely aligned with what Vincent is feeling about Cat. As Cat spoke with Amy, she was giving her all the answers on Micheal's behalf that she would give to Vincent as reasons she would want to remain in his life. Amy knew how much she was asking the man she loved to give up, and wasn't sure if she could do it. Vincent feels the same. The case had a happy ending, as they were able to come out of hiding. Cat tried to explain her needs to Vincent and everything appeared to be a go.
I loved the song that was playing while she waited for Vincent and J.T. made his move on his fellow teacher. I just wish I knew what it was. I searched to no avail.
It was so disappointing that Cat was left believing Vincent didn't want to have dinner with her when he turned on the way. What was it about the flowers that triggered it? The whole episode he was experiencing odd trigger mechanisms. Hopefully, they will go into that a bit more so they aren't left playing games with each other when there are really none being played.
Miscommunication plots tend to turn into soap opera themes, and with a story like this wreck what they're trying to accomplish.
Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.