Iris, a Bosnian immigrant, is arrested on the suspicion of killing a judge for deporting her brother. Vincent insists that Iris is innocent, so trusting his instincts, Cat works behind-the-scenes to uncover the truth. When Cat's actions disrupt the investigation, Joe places her on leave. Nevertheless, she continues on her own to discover that Iris is hiding a family secret, and needs Vincent's help. JT is concerned that Vincent risks exposure to Murifield by helping Cat, leading Cat to work out a way to communicate with Vincent without seeking him out.
Season 1 Episode 3 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.