The BEST Episodes of Beauty and the Beast
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Beauty and the Beast is a story that tells just how powerful love is. The show takes place in New York. Catherine Chandler is a wealthy woman who thinks that her life has no meaning beyond anything superficial. She longs for something more. Vincent is from a different world. He lives below the city in tunnels that have been forgotten. He must stay hidden because of his appearance. Though his appearance is different he has the heart of a man. He and Catherine share a bond that is stronger than friendship or love. Somehow they want to make their love work. Neither one of them knows how, but they are determined and refuse to give up.
#1 - The Watcher
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 7, 1989
Catherine is harrassed by a peeping tom. The worst part is that this man has seen Vincent!
#2 - Remember Love
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 25, 1988
Unable to visit Connecticut with Catherine, Vincent has visions of what life would have been like without him.
#3 - Ashes, Ashes
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 2, 1988
Dimitri, a Russian sailor unknowingly brings the plague below.
#4 - Brothers
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 3, 1989
Devin, rescues a man who has elephant man's syndrome from a cruel circus man. The owner leaves the poor man locked in a cage like an animal. Devin, then brings him below where he knows that he will be safe.
#5 - The Hollow Men
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired May 5, 1989
Rich kids kill young prostitutes for fun.
#6 - Invictus
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 24, 1990
Vincent breaks free and is barely in time when he burst through the door of the nursery where Gabriel is getting ready to suffocate the baby. Vincent attacks him and would probably have killed him if Diana had not burst in and told him to stop. To keep Gabriel away from Vincent and the baby Diana is forced to shoot him. Vincent then takes the baby and goes below. He names the child Jacob after Father. During the naming ceremony Catherine is shown behind Vincent as if she is his gaurdian angel.
#7 - Walk Slowly
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 13, 1989
Vincent takes Catherine from the rooftop back to her apartment. He lays her on her bed. He stays with her until the morning just watching over her. The D.A. finally finds her body. They begin to investigate not only who killed her but also who brought her back to her apartment. Vincent begins the search for his son.
#8 - Temptation
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 5, 1988
Vincent and Catherine prepare gifts for the celebration of the anniversary of the day they met. Joe is distracted by a beautiful woman named, Erica Salvin.
#9 - God Bless the Child
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 16, 1988
Catherine volunteers on a teen help line. While working she recieves a call from a young girl who is pregnant and living on the street. After meeting her Catherine talks to Vincent about her staying in the tunnels. Vincent talks to father and they agree to meet this woman. She moves into the tunnels as she awaits the birth of her child. The community tries to hide Vincent from her. She hears many stories of him, but because of his appearance they sheild her from him. When she goes to get water one day she runs into Vincent. Quickly he pulls up his hood to sheild his face. She pulls the hood off and begins to talk to him. She is not afraid at all. While they are talking she goes into labor. Vincent carries her to her chamber and alerts Mary and Father. After she has her daughter she sees Vincent more and more. She begins to fall in love with him. Vincent does not want to be cruel to her but he tells her that his heart belongs to Catherine. She runs away and leaves the baby. Vincent goes
#10 - What Rough Beast
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 12, 1989
An insistent reporter sets off Vincent's confrontation with himself.
#11 - Ceremony of Innocence
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 19, 1989
Paracelsus' lie about Vincent's birth brings Vincent to the verge of madness.
#12 - A Distant Shore
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 14, 1989
Catherine must travel to L.A. for information about a murder case. Even this far away, Vincent still has a sense of her. But because she is so far away there is nothing that Vincent can do if she does encounter danger. On the flight home Catherine remembers special moments with Vincent.
#13 - A Fair and Perfect Knight
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 13, 1989
Michael leaves to the tunnels to go to college above. Vincent deals with jealousy issues of not being able to go to college above. Catherine befriends him and helps him settle in. Michael eventually falls for Catherine and winds up kissing her. Then he is afraid of what Vincent will do when he finds out about the kiss.
#14 - Orphans
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 6, 1989
Catherine's father dies and Vincent allows her to come below to grieve. He also makes her go back above because he knows that she does not belong there no matter how he feels. Catherine finally agrees and goes back above.
#16 - No Way Down
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 1987
Vincent is blinded after an explosion and must escape a street gang that is holding him hostage. Once he is free he must find his way home.
#17 - Nor Iron Bars a Cage
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1987
Vincent is captured and held hostages by two scientists who stick him in a cage. Catherine considers a new job in Providence.
#18 - An Impossible Silence
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 18, 1987
Laura, a deaf-mute tunnel dweller, witnesses the murder of a police officer, for which another man is framed. She goes above with Catherine, but is kidnapped by the real murderers, who are also police officers. Cuffed to a pipe in the basement of the murderer's house, Laura taps out an SOS, which is heard by Pascal and Vincent rescues her. She decides to return Above to live.
#19 - Dead of Winter
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 9, 1988
Winterfest is a celebration of great importance to those who live below. This is Catherine's first Winterfest. But this year Winterfest is interrupted by Paracelsus.
#20 - A Kingdom by the Sea
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 28, 1989
Elliot Birch is pursued by a death squad. Catherine puts her own life on the line to help him.
#21 - The Rest Is Silence
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 2, 1989
A stress-aggravated illness triggers Vincent's collapse. Vincent goes far back through the catacombs of the tunnels to hide in a cave. While in there he continually growls and thrashes about as if he's gone mad. Catherine goes after him because she says that she can't stand to see him like that. After all he is the love of her life.
#22 - Nevermore
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 20, 1989
Elliott goes to Joe's apartment (#751) because Joe's on a leave of absence from work in order to stop him from investigating Catherine's death. Elliott gives Joe the address of the building where Catherine was killed (1900-6th Avneue, tower off of 53rd Street) and warns Joe not to trust Moreno, the current D.A., because Catherine was betrayed by someone working in the D.A.'s office and because Moreno put Joe on a leave of absence and insisted that Joe stop investigating Catherine's death. That night, Joe goes to Moreno's office and accosts him. He also throws the address out at Moreno and gets a reaction! Moreno meets Gabriel and tells him about Joe's accusations. Moreno tells Gabriel that he'll handle Joe and dispose of Elliott Burch himself. Private investigator Cleon Manning (working for Elliott) is killed by Gabriel's hitmen as a warning to back off the case. Elliott has his first meeting with Vincent at the abandoned carousel in Central Park. Diana goes to Catherine's apartment and finds the secret entrance to the 'threshold Below' in the sub-basement of the apartment building. Diana brings the withered rosebush from Catherine's apartment back to her own.
#23 - Terrible Savior
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 1987
A slasher that kills with claws and leaves the victims looking as if they were mauled by a bear is on the prowl. He attacks on the subway. Most of his victims are older. When Catherine finds out about the case she starts to suspect Vincent as she remembers how he rescued her from the attackers in the safe house. She talks to him about it. In a way this upsets him, but he tells her that it is not him. She is relieved when she finds out for sure that it is not him. Especially since the true culprit is a very unexpected source.
#24 - Once Upon a Time in the City of New York
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 1987
Catherine Chandler comes from a rich family. She works for her father at his law firm. Her life is full of people that are nothing more than acquaintences. She feels as if everything in her life is superficial. While at yet another party she decides to just leave. As she is walking through the park she is mistaken for someone else and is pulled into a van full of thugs. They slash her face and beat her up, then they push her out of the van and leave her for dead. A shadowy figure appears and carries her to secret set of forgotten tunnels below the city. There he bandages her wounds and helps to nourish her back to health. One day when Catherine is feeling better and has regained her some of her strength she begins to take the bandages off of her face. She walks to the wall and finds something to look into and she sees what the thugs have done to her face for the first time. Then she sees finally who her rescuer was. She screams at his apperance and throws what she was looking in at him
#25 - A Gentle Rain
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 17, 1989
Catherine must turn in Kanin. He is a tunnel dweller who is wanted for a past DWI vehicular homecide.