The BEST Episodes of Beauty and the Beast (2012)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019

Network: The CW

Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.

Heart of the Matter

#1 - Heart of the Matter

Season 3 - Episode 4

Cat and Vincent take their relationship to a couples counselor when Cat dives into her work and suspects a wealthy transplant recipient of being involved with the mysterious experiments on innocent people in the city.

star 8.30
4 votes
Directors: Rich Newey
Writers: Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn
Monsieur et Madame Bete

#2 - Monsieur et Madame Bete

Season 4 - Episode 1

Vincent and Cat’s wedded bliss comes to a halt when they learn from J.T. that someone is trying to expose the identities of beasts. While on the hunt to find out who is behind the threat, Tess is reluctant to help since they are all trying to move forward with an attempt at normal lives.

star 8.30
3 votes
Directors: Stuart Gillard
Writers: Brad Kern
Something’s Gotta Give

#3 - Something’s Gotta Give

Season 4 - Episode 4

While working to uncover who is after Vincent, Cat discovers she might be pregnant. A lead Vincent follows puts his life in jeopardy. Meanwhile, J.T. gets kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity.

star 8.30
3 votes
Writers: John E. Pogue
Bridesmaid Up!

#4 - Bridesmaid Up!

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Catherine’s dad gets remarried, the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids try to find the daughter-of-the-groom a date for the wedding. Uncomfortable with being set up, Cat reluctantly admits that she’s seeing somebody and confides to Vincent that she wishes he could be her date. At the wedding reception, Cat learns about a research grant that Evan received to study the mutant DNA cells found at local crime scenes. When she tells Vincent about Evan’s theory of how the cells are changing to become more animal-like and less human, she encounters an unexpected detour that could change the course of their relationship. Meanwhile, Tess and Joe cross the line romantically despite the fact that Joe is a married man.

star 8.08
386 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper
Déjà Vu

#5 - Déjà Vu

Season 2 - Episode 22

Cat searches for a way to thwart Gabe and finds her answer in an unexpected place: the journal of her ancestor, which makes Cat fear the only way to stop Gabe is by killing Vincent.

star 8.04
303 votes
Partners in Crime

#6 - Partners in Crime

Season 1 - Episode 17

Cat is forced to reveal things that she had been keeping from Tess to salvage their relationship, and to protect Vincent. Gabe is suspicious of everyone in the department, while Evan witnesses Cat doing something that changes his opinion of her, making him even more determined to track down the beast.

star 8.04
344 votes
Directors: Rick Rosenthal
Writers: Emily Silver
About Last Night

#7 - About Last Night

Season 2 - Episode 16

In order to prevent Sam from destroying a large group of people, Cat and Vincent are forced to revisit a romantic destination from their past, which enables them to come to a new realization about what they mean to one another.

star 8.03
328 votes
Directors: Stuart Gillard
Writers: Melissa Glenn
Insatiable

#8 - Insatiable

Season 1 - Episode 16

After taking their relationship to a new level, Cat and Vincent are forced to deal with reality when someone appears to be the framing the vigilante. Evan finds proof that Cat knows more than she is letting on about the beast. Muirfield and the police are closing in on Vincent and this time there is no escape, so J.T. and Cat come up with an extreme solution. Meanwhile, Tess following a tip, finds something that will forever change her relationship with Cat.

star 8.00
360 votes
Directors: Lee Rose
Writers: Blair Singer
Down for the Count

#9 - Down for the Count

Season 4 - Episode 3

While attempting to be normal newlyweds, Cat and Vincent grapple with how to overcome the danger lurking. They find themselves in the fight of their lives when their happiness becomes jeopardized.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Don McCutcheon
Writers: Benjamin Raab, Deric A. Hughes
Never Turn Back

#10 - Never Turn Back

Season 1 - Episode 22

When secrets about Cat’s family are revealed, it will change everything Cat knew about her past. Vincent finds himself staring his demise in the face; while Gabe takes drastic measures get some answers.

star 7.98
364 votes
Directors: Rick Bota
Writers: Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

#11 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Season 2 - Episode 7

In an attempt to find out who Vincent's handler is, Cat enlists in the help of her father and invites Vincent to Thanksgiving dinner, which ends in disaster.

star 7.98
323 votes
Directors: Jeff Renfroe
Writers: Wendy Straker Hauser
Destined

#12 - Destined

Season 3 - Episode 13

Season Finale- Cat and Vincent will be forced to work together as a couple in ways they never have before if they hope to defeat their destined foe in Liam, who will do everything he can to expose Vincent as a beast in order to destroy their love.

star 7.98
317 votes
Directors: Stuart Gillard
Writers: Brad Kern
Reunion

#13 - Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 5

Cat gets a blast from the past as she attends her high school reunion, where she uncovers more of her past than she ever anticipated. Meanwhile, Vincent meets up with one of his old military buddies who is hiding a very dangerous secret.

star 7.95
330 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
Writers: Eric Tuchman
Catch Me If You Can

#14 - Catch Me If You Can

Season 2 - Episode 15

Feeling pulled between her current boyfriend and her ex, Cat has to decide between Gabe and Vincent. While Cat and Vincent work together to save Sam’s latest victim, Cat’s decision gets complicated when she and Vincent find themselves in a compromising situation.

star 7.95
313 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Eric Tuchman
Redemption

#15 - Redemption

Season 2 - Episode 14

When some of Gabe’s acquaintances go missing, Cat and Vincent must come together to save them. Vincent ends up returning to the hospital where he was an intern, allowing him to see what his life could have been.

star 7.94
317 votes
Directors: Grant Harvey
Writers: John A. Norris
Held Hostage

#16 - Held Hostage

Season 2 - Episode 11

A group of criminals looking to steal a rare necklace in Tori's possession takes Cat, Tori and Tess hostage at the precinct, leaving Vincent as their only hope for help. Vincent is forced to make a decision since helping could reveal his true identity to the entire force.

star 7.93
335 votes
Directors: Sudz Sutherland
Writers: Pamela Sue Anton
Till Death

#17 - Till Death

Season 2 - Episode 13

In an effort to track down Sam’s captor, Vincent and Cat have to work together on Valentine’s Day, which forces Cat to evaluate whether she wants to be in a relationship with Gabe.

star 7.92
329 votes
Directors: Stuart Gillard
Writers: Sherri Cooper, Jennifer Levin, Roger Grant
Anniversary

#18 - Anniversary

Season 1 - Episode 20

On the anniversary of her mother's death, Cat asks Gabe to attend her family's annual remembrance of Vanessa, which makes Vincent incredibly jealous. Cat learns some information that makes her think her mom might still be alive and when a sniper shoots the mayor at a public event, Vincent finds evidence that links Gabe to the sniper.

star 7.90
334 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Don Whitehead, Holly Henderson
Liar, Liar

#19 - Liar, Liar

Season 2 - Episode 3

Catherine and Vincent track a mysterious beast while keeping their individual agendas from one another in a clever game of cat-and-mouse. Meanwhile, Heather has a bombshell revelation for Cat, and Tess confronts Gabe about his real motives for helping Cat.

star 7.89
347 votes
Directors: Bradley Walsh
Writers: John A. Norris
Hothead

#20 - Hothead

Season 2 - Episode 4

After getting stonewalled by Cat in his quest to track down a suspected beast, Gabe enlists Vincent's help, but Vincent quickly takes matters into his own hands. Unfortunately, the beast as an advantage over Vincent that requires Cat's help, in addition to the help of someone else who opens up old wounds from Vincent's past.

star 7.88
334 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Roger Grant
Ancestors

#21 - Ancestors

Season 2 - Episode 10

Vincent goes on a national talk show to reveal he is still alive, while Cat dives into an undercover case for FBI Agent Dana Landon. Vincent, determined to learn more about his beastly origins, ends up coming face-to-face with Cat in the middle of a heist, which forces them to work together.

star 7.87
309 votes
Writers: Roger Grant, Rupa Magge
Operation Fake Date

#22 - Operation Fake Date

Season 2 - Episode 21

Desperate to start over with Cat, Gabe tries to woo her by taking her on a romantic date. However, she has plans of her own regarding how to save Vincent – while also trying to plan Heather's bachelorette party.

star 7.84
289 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
Writers: Sherri Cooper, Jennifer Levin
Recipe for Disaster

#23 - Recipe for Disaster

Season 2 - Episode 12

Cat and Vincent must work together to save J.T. when he gets kidnapped, while Tori attempts to intervene, with fatal consequences. Meanwhile, a stranger from FBI Agent Dana Landon's past is rescued along with J.T., and might have some insight about Vincent's beastly past.

star 7.84
328 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brad Kern, Wendy Straker Hauser
Seeing Red

#24 - Seeing Red

Season 1 - Episode 10

Vincent barely escapes being caught by his former fiancée, Alex and must deal with the repercussions of his past. While Cat is in the hospital, she is forced to confront her feelings for Vincent. Meanwhile, J.T. gets a surprising visitor asking about old research he did on mutant DNA.

star 7.82
357 votes
Directors: Rick Bota
Writers: Roger Grant
Out of Control

#25 - Out of Control

Season 1 - Episode 7

JT thinks Vincent may somehow be involved in Cat's homicide investigation after she mentions a local college fraternity brother was brutally killed. JT examines Vincent to determine the cause of his increasingly frequent blackouts, but when Vincent starts to beast out, JT is forced to tranquilize him. Meanwhile, Evan and his new intern find a strange cut on the victim's ankle, which matches that of a female cadaver left on campus a year earlier. As Evan works to uncover more clues from the crime scene, he is kidnapped. Cat begs Vincent to help find Evan and save his life, yet she doesn’t realize that she’s putting Vincent's life in serious danger.

star 7.81
355 votes
Directors: Rick Bota
Writers: Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders