Awww, Vincent is romantically watching Catherine sleep by sneaking in her window.
I blame Stephanie Meyer for this creepy creepy behaviour becoming a romantic staple. I don’t know about anyone else but if I woke up and found the guy I’m sleeping with staring at me I’d find it faintly creepy – let alone knowing they’ve actually sneaked into my bedroom to do so. Besides, no-one is sexy first thing in the morning – with wild bed-head hair and that wrinkle on your cheek from the pillow and morning breath. Then there’s snoring and dribbling and horrible mucus bubbles, talking in their sleep revealing they’re actually having sexy dreams about someone else. Seriously, sleeping humans are nasty nasty things.
Anyway, the reason for this creepiness is that it’s the anniversary of Catherine’s mother’s death. We get a quick recap about the death, Muirfield et al. And how her mother lied to her and was part of something so evil (and she liked pineapple on her pizza. I can forgive the whole experimenting on people for funsies, but defiling good pizza with pineapple? She was evil!) Of course it’s also the anniversary of Catherine meeting Vincent – so she decides to bail on her sister and dad mourning her mother’s death and instead spend time having sexy times with Vincent.
Even Vincent realises how totally not-ok that is and how, even if she’s not happy with her mother’s memory, it’s quite like kicking her sister and father in the stomach.
At work Tess meets Joe and they discuss their ongoing affair and Joe has an idea – go public about it! And in preparation for that he has found another precinct for her to transfer to. Yeah, Tess isn’t mad pleased about him assuming she would be the one to transfer. (I can kind of see her point – certainly at the assumption rather than discussing it – but isn’t there going to be more chances to transfer at her rank than his?) He points this out but she adds that she’s worked to gain respect in this precinct; which he says she’ll lose if they go public, then rapidly amends to “we” when Tess protests. He leaves going public in her hands.
When Vincent and Catherine go to the cemetery they find that Gabe is already at her mother’s grave. And Vincent gets jealous (oh, really? Can we not, even if the man is gorgeous can we just move away from love triangles and jealousy with this couple. Stop flogging this zombie horse). Talking to Gabe, he tells Catherine how he knew her mother, and he reassures Catherine that her mother was a wonderful, awesome doctor who was caring and loving while other doctors did the cruel, unethical experiments. Uh-huh, being nice and turning a blind eye isn’t winning her any ethics points. He and Catherine bond over her old videos that Catherine’s mother brought in to Muirfield and she invites him to their family anniversary commemoration. He offers to replace her headstone which is cracked. And Vincent gets all jealous and beasty about it.