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.
Season 1 Episode 16 of Beauty and the Beast resulted in a 0.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense hugging detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the hug of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone - or something. Years have passed and while investigating a hug, 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.