Beauty and the Beast

The WORST episodes of Beauty and the Beast

Every episode of Beauty and the Beast ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Beauty and the Beast!

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.

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Legacies
star
5.63
8 votes

#1 - Legacies

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/4/1990

The son of a past cave-in victim wants revenge on Father. He tries to bury him alive.

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Though Lovers Be Lost (2)
star
6.33
6 votes

#2 - Though Lovers Be Lost (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/12/1989

As the child grows inside of Catherine, Vincent begins to have strange dreams. He doesn't know what they are at first, but eventually he figures out that they are related to Catherine. He begins to look for her again. Meanwhile Catherine goes into labor. She tries to hide it by not making any noise. Eventually her captors figure it out and tie her down in a chair to deliver the baby. Vincent has entered the building where she is. Now all he has to do is find her. Catherine gives birth to a little boy. She begs to see him as Vincent frantically searches for her. They refuse to let her see the baby. They take the child and escape after they have given her a shot of poison that will kill her. Just as the helicoptor takes off Vincent reaches the roof, but he is too late. He still hasn't found Catherine. Suddenly he turns as he hears her call out to him. He runs to her as she begins to fall. She tells him that there is a child. He seems surprised, but now he knows that he is a father. As sh

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Snow
star
6.40
10 votes

#3 - Snow

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/27/1989

Vincent begins to have nightmares about a bad snowstorm reaching the tunnels. No one wants to listen because the tunnels are too far below ground to be touched by the weather. Vincent continues to worry. Finally he figures out that Gabriel has sent a man to try and kill him. The man's name is Snow. This is what Vincent has seen. Vincent leads Snow into the catacombs to confuse him. Snow fires and with a lucky shot hits Vincent. But the wound is not fatal. Vincent eventually kills Snow. He removes the ring from Snow's finger. Gabriel has a matching ring. He carries his body back to the top of the building where Catherine was killed. As he stands there he holds both arms up in the air and screams the name of Gabriel into the night.

Directors: Gus Trikonis
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The Reckoning
star
6.44
9 votes

#4 - The Reckoning

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/28/1990

Father recieves a letter from an old flame and goes above to see her. The woman's name was Jessica. Father even considers staying above permanently. Helpers are being killed by strangers.

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The Chimes at Midnight
star
6.50
8 votes

#5 - The Chimes at Midnight

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/17/1990

Diana flees from Gabriel's goons. Vincent surrenders himself to Gabriel and is locked in a cage. To torment Vincent Gabriel begins to show him footage of when he was trying to find Catherine. When he thinks that Vincent has been tortured enough he changes it to films of Vincent's son. This is the first time that Vincent has ever seen his son.

Directors: Ron Perlman
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Chamber Music
star
6.89
9 votes

#6 - Chamber Music

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/18/1988

While walking above one night Vincent spots an ex-tunnel dweller, named Rolly. Catherine and Vincent try to help him. Rolly is also a piano prodigy or at least he used to be. Now he's a junkie. Catherine and Vincent attend a concert in the park from below. In the middle of the concert a rainstorm begins. Vincent tries to cover Catherine with his cape but she pushes it off and allow herself to get soaked. Vincent watches in amusement. After Catherine is soaking wet she crawls back over to Vincent and collapses laughingly into his lap.

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A Happy Life
star
7.00
8 votes

#7 - A Happy Life

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/8/1988

Catherine's pain about her fragmented life almost causes her to end her relationship with Vincent.

Directors: Victor Lobl
Writer: Ron Koslow
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Beggar's Comet
star
7.09
11 votes

#8 - Beggar's Comet

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/3/1990

Elliot Birch betrays Vincent ... and dies?

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Though Lovers Be Lost (1)
star
7.11
9 votes

#9 - Though Lovers Be Lost (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/12/1989

Catherine finds out while visiting Joe in the hospital that she is pregnant. As she heads to her car in the parking garage she is kidnapped. Due to Vincent's recent illness he can not sense where she is. He knows nothing of the child that she carries. The kidnappers lock her in a cell. They want only the child. They think that if they take the baby they will get Vincent to emerge and that is exactly what they want. They continue to hold Catherine captive as Vincent frantically searches for her. It seems completely hopeless without his sense of her. Yet he vows to find her no matter the cost.

Directors: Victor Lobl
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In the Forests of the Night
star
7.17
12 votes

#10 - In the Forests of the Night

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/21/1990

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.

Directors: Victor Lobl
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Down to a Sunless Sea
star
7.18
11 votes

#11 - Down to a Sunless Sea

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/19/1988

Steven Bass, Catherine's ex-fiance resurfaces. He has all ready been in a mental institute and is very strange. Vincent has dreams of disaster connected to Catherine. He warns her but she thinks that he is paranoid or jealous. When trouble does come to her Vincent is right there.

Writer: Don Balluck
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Song of Orpheus
star
7.19
16 votes

#12 - Song of Orpheus

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/1987

Father's past is revealed when he goes above for the first time in over thirty years to see a friend. When he gets to his friends office he finds his friend is dead. Father is then charged with murder.

Directors: Peter Medak
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To Reign in Hell
star
7.25
8 votes

#13 - To Reign in Hell

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/18/1988

Paracelsus kidnaps Catherine, which causes Vincent to begin a quest to rescue her.

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Beast Within
star
7.33
18 votes

#14 - Beast Within

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/1987

Catherine has a nearly fatal confrontation with an ex-tunnel dweller, named Mitch Denton.

Directors: Paul Lynch
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A Time to Heal
star
7.44
16 votes

#15 - A Time to Heal

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/10/1990

Diana notices things in Catherine's apartment that have Vincent's name on them. She begins to realize that Vincent was her lover and probably the father of her child. She then decides to go to where Catherine is buried and wait for Vincent to do the same. One night it works. Vincent is sick and literally falls on top of Catherine's grave. Diana finds him and carries him back to her apartment where she nurses him back to health.

Directors: Gus Trikonis
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Invictus
star
7.44
9 votes

#16 - Invictus

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/24/1990

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.

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Arabesque
star
7.44
9 votes

#17 - Arabesque

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/13/1989

Ballerina, Lisa's return to the tunnels opens up old wounds for Vincent.

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Sticks and Stones
star
7.45
11 votes

#18 - Sticks and Stones

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/6/1989

Laura, a deaf ex-tunnel dweller, falls in with a deaf street gang.

Directors: Bruce Malmuth
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Dark Spirit
star
7.46
13 votes

#19 - Dark Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/27/1987

An investigation into the mysterious death of a wealthy business man leads Catherine into the world of voodoo. After her apartment is vandalized and she is terrorized, Vincent seeks the aid of Narcissa in an attempt to understand what is happening to Catherine. When the voodoo priest attempts to sacrifice Catherine, Vincent comes to her rescue, starting a fire when he pushes over the altar table. Mistaking Vincent for his god, the priest walks into the fire and is destroyed.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
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Siege
star
7.48
27 votes

#20 - Siege

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/1987

Catherine falls for megabucks developer, Elliot Birch. Elderly people are being thrown out of their homes.

Directors: Paul Lynch
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Nevermore
star
7.50
12 votes

#21 - Nevermore

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/20/1989

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.

Directors: Victor Lobl
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The Alchemist
star
7.53
15 votes

#22 - The Alchemist

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/22/1988

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

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The Outsiders
star
7.55
11 votes

#23 - The Outsiders

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/24/1989

A murderous "family" takes up residence in the tunnels.

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Labyrinths
star
7.56
9 votes

#24 - Labyrinths

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/20/1989

Brian, an unhappy young Dungeons and Dragons player, discovers the tunnels.

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Terrible Savior
star
7.58
33 votes

#25 - Terrible Savior

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/1987

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.

Directors: Alan Cooke
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