Beauty and the Beast

Dead of Winter

Season 2, Ep 4, Aired 12/9/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Vincent invites Catherine to Winterfest which is a grand celebration to those who live Below and their helpers who live Above. As everyone prepares for the celebration, Paracelsus prepares in seclusion to crash the event and hopes to get the ultimate revenge for being exiled so long ago.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Roy Dotrice

    Father Jacob Wells

  • Ron Perlman


  • Linda Hamilton

    Catherine Chandler

  • Tony Jay


  • Joseph Campanella

    Dr. Peter Alcott

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • First of all,I have to say that I don't like very much all B&B episodes which includes Paracelcus.I really don't like the character.And I don't like very much neither all episodes like this one whose action occurs only in the underground world.Too dark.

    By JeanPepus, Aug 21, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Catherine: Can you hear it, Vincent?
      Vincent: Only the quiet...and the wind crying to get in.
      Catherine: You can hear it if you try. The music.
      Vincent: (referring to Catherine asking him if he dances) Yes, I hear it... Catherine, that question that you asked me earlier...

    • Father: Winterfest is a time for brotherhood, for joy and trust. Now, if we forget that, if we let this day of all days to be tainted with fear...then Paracelsus will truly have won.
      Vincent: Is this how we want Winterfest to end? Each of us slinking away to nurse our wounds, each alone? Have we forgotten what this day means?
      Mouse: Okay good. Okay fine.
      Father: Catherine, you are a part of us now. Come, complete the circle.

    • Narcissa: Beware the poison rose!

    • Father: I ought to have my head examined for letting you talk me into this.
      Sebastian: You can examine it all you like, Jacob. It won't help your game one little bit.

    • Catherine: (turns to Vincent) Vincent, can I ask you something very personal?
      Vincent: You can ask me anything, Catherine.
      Catherine: Do you dance?

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    Notes (2)

    • Jay Acovone does not appear in this episode.

    • This is the first indication that the Helper's Network in the tunnels goes back over 30 years- to the time of the founding of the society.

    Allusions (1)

    • Tamara: It was all so long ago. What has their world to do with you? Paracelsus: Their world is mine by rights. I made them. I taught them. But... they have lessons yet to learn. Tamara: What kind of lessons? Paracelsus: Poetry lessons. (recites from "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold) For the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new. Hath really no joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and fight Where ignorant armies clash by night.

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