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.
Season 1 Episode 9 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.