Pilot (Beauty and the Beast)
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date October 11, 2012
Written by Jennifer Levin & Sherri Cooper
Directed by Gary Fleder
Episode Guide transcript
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"Pilot" is the first episode of season 1 and Beauty and the Beast itself. It aired on October 11, 2012.

Overview Edit

Detective Catherine Chandler is an intelligent, take-no-prisoners homicide detective who works with her police partner, Tess. Many years ago, Catherine saw her mother being murdered by two gunmen...two gunmen who would have killed her as well, except for the fact that something stepped in and saved her life.

Today, Catherine has grown into a competent and strong woman, but she still believes someone human saved her life, not an animal. While investigating a recent murder, a clue leads Catherine to Dr. Vincent Keller, a man who was apparently killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Of course, it turns out that Vincent is actually alive, and he's the same man who saved her life. But he's been in hiding for the last 10 years because his condition leads him to turn into a beast when he becomes enraged.

After meeting with him, Catherine makes a deal: she'll keep his secret if he can help her with her mother's murder. Their partnership continues to grow and, of course, the pair find themselves drawn to each other.


Vincent: They told me I could be part of something great, make a difference. It was called Operation Meerfield. They told us they were vitamins, antibiotics, steroids that would protect us.
Cat: What were they?
Vincent: Like I said, I should have asked questions. I think they were DNA. Heightened our strength, our reflexes, our senses.

J.T.: Why did you stop helping with the antidote?
Vincent: Do you know what the definition of insanity is? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. That's why!

J.T.: You broke every rule! No interacting with anyone, no entering a building -
Vincent: I know what the rules are, okay? I made them. It's been years. It starts to feel like a prison in here.
J.T.: What prison has a flat screen and an Xbox?

Vargas:This is where he lives? A chemical plant?
Cat: He's a researcher, maybe he works from home?
Vargas: Or maybe it's a meth lab.
Cat: Just my type.

Cat: Everyone told me it was just a coyote or a bear. This thing I thought I had seen was just a result of my concussion or post traumatic stress. No, the men who killed my mother were beasts. I believed them. Until now.


Main CastEdit

Guest CastEdit

Episode StillsEdit


  • Agent McCleary accidentally killed his partner with this knife.
  • Catherine
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  • ScreencapPilotCatherine2.jpg .....
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  • Vincent saves Catherine from being hit by a train.
  • The Webster Crime Scene.
  • Catherine looking at a photo of Vincent.
  • .....
  • Vincent injected with a serum.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The pilot was filmed in Canada from March 22 to April 2, 2012. It will also air in Canada, on the channel Showcase, before it airs on the CW in the united states.
  • Nicole Gale Anderson, the actress that portrays Heather Chandler, scenes were cut from the pilot because the episode was too long. The following was taken from on interview with Cooper and Levin. “We love her,” Cooper explains. “It was that our cut was 55 minutes. It was just long. So she’s going to be in the second episode, the first episode after the pilot. We think she’s a great get. She’s adorable with Kristin. They seem like sisters together.”

Notes and ReferencesEdit


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