The Best Episodes of Beauty and the Beast (1987)

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2018

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.

Remember Love

#1 - Remember Love

Season 2 - Episode 2

Unable to visit Connecticut with Catherine, Vincent has visions of what life would have been like without him.

star 8.44
9 votes
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Brothers

#2 - Brothers

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.30
10 votes
Writers: George R.R. Martin
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The Watcher

#3 - The Watcher

Season 2 - Episode 15

Catherine is harrassed by a peeping tom. The worst part is that this man has seen Vincent!

star 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: Linda Campanelli, M.M. Shelly Moore
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Invictus

#4 - Invictus

Season 3 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.29
7 votes
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The Hollow Men

#5 - The Hollow Men

Season 2 - Episode 19

Rich kids kill young prostitutes for fun.

star 8.29
7 votes
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Ashes, Ashes

#6 - Ashes, Ashes

Season 2 - Episode 3

Dimitri, a Russian sailor unknowingly brings the plague below.

star 8.25
8 votes
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Walk Slowly

#7 - Walk Slowly

Season 3 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.17
12 votes
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God Bless the Child

#8 - God Bless the Child

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 8.11
9 votes
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What Rough Beast

#9 - What Rough Beast

Season 2 - Episode 20

An insistent reporter sets off Vincent's confrontation with himself.

star 8.11
9 votes
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Ceremony of Innocence

#10 - Ceremony of Innocence

Season 2 - Episode 21

Paracelsus' lie about Vincent's birth brings Vincent to the verge of madness.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Gus Trikonis
Writers: George R.R. Martin
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A Distant Shore

#11 - A Distant Shore

Season 2 - Episode 16

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.

star 8.10
10 votes
Writers: Marie Therese Squerciati
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Orphans

#12 - Orphans

Season 2 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.09
11 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
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A Fair and Perfect Knight

#13 - A Fair and Perfect Knight

Season 2 - Episode 7

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.

star 8.09
11 votes
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The Alchemist

#14 - The Alchemist

Season 1 - Episode 14

Paracelsus, a former friend of Father's, sells an hallucinatory drug in the world above.

star 8.08
12 votes
Writers: Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
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Temptation

#15 - Temptation

Season 1 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Gus Trikonis
Writers: David E. Peckinpah
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In the Forests of the Night

#16 - In the Forests of the Night

Season 3 - Episode 10

Rolley is shot while trying to rob a liquor store. He then returns below. Vincent destroys Gabriel's drug house. Vincent entrusts Snow's ring to Diana.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: P.K. Simonds Jr.
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Dead of Winter

#17 - Dead of Winter

Season 2 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.00
10 votes
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An Impossible Silence

#18 - An Impossible Silence

Season 1 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.00
11 votes
Writers: Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
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The Rest Is Silence

#19 - The Rest Is Silence

Season 2 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: David Bennett Carren, J. Larry Carroll
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A Kingdom by the Sea

#20 - A Kingdom by the Sea

Season 2 - Episode 18

Elliot Birch is pursued by a death squad. Catherine puts her own life on the line to help him.

star 8.00
8 votes
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Nor Iron Bars a Cage

#21 - Nor Iron Bars a Cage

Season 1 - Episode 7

Vincent is captured and held hostages by two scientists who stick him in a cage. Catherine considers a new job in Providence.

star 8.00
17 votes
Writers: Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
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No Way Down

#22 - No Way Down

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.00
14 votes
Writers: James Crocker
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Nevermore

#23 - Nevermore

Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.00
11 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: P.K. Simonds Jr.
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Terrible Savior

#24 - Terrible Savior

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.97
31 votes
Directors: Alan Cooke
Writers: George R.R. Martin
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A Gentle Rain

#25 - A Gentle Rain

Season 2 - Episode 10

Catherine must turn in Kanin. He is a tunnel dweller who is wanted for a past DWI vehicular homecide.

star 7.91
11 votes
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