Beauty and the Beast

Season 1 Episode 11

An Impossible Silence

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 18, 1987 on CBS
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An Impossible Silence
When Laura, a deaf tunnel dweller, witnesses a murder she must decide whether or not to come forward and exonorate the man who has been wrongfully arrested for the murder. When she finally chooses to testify she soon finds herself at the mercy of the murderer, despite Catherine's efforts.moreless

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  • Interesting episode and great introduction of the character of Laura.

    This was a fairly nice episode. Interesting to see Vincent signing to Laura. He usually is the one who helps us to know what they are saying and saves us from having to read too many captions which I believe kinda derails from seeing the emotion and great acting from the character of Laura. She is a good character and is introduced to us quite wisely. We see her one more time in a second season episode and that is all we are left with. I wouldn't have mind seeing more of her and her future relationship she is shown to have in her second episode. This is what makes Beauty and the Beast. Not just the romance but the wonderful insight into other characters. Especially the tunnel people like Laura and also Mouse who just happens to be my favorite tunnel dweller EVER! lol! :Dmoreless
Chris Mulkey

Chris Mulkey

Danny Yates

Guest Star

John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

Laine Keller

Guest Star

Jason Bernard

Jason Bernard

Jack Davis

Guest Star

Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman


Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Vincent: Laura is a remarkable person. She feels...everything, deeply. She embraces life. That's how she survives.
      Catherine: You're worried about her coming up into the world.
      Vincent: Her her vulnerability.
      Catherine: I think she'll be fine, Vincent, I really do...she had a great teacher.

    • Father: This place, our world, means different things to different people. For some, its a place of healing and safety. To others, it's our home. But all of us reach a point when we have to decide for ourselves what this place means to us.
      Vincent: Sometimes, events in our lives can show us what we've known all along.

    • Catherine: Vincent...don't go. I need you close.
      Vincent: I'll watch over you. Don't worry. Sleep now.

    • Vincent: I know Laura's pain. When she first came here, her soul was broken, and our love helped to mend it. But the time will come when she will need to grow beyond all of this.
      Father: I understand the problem enough to know it isn't ours.
      Vincent: Does our world exempt its people from moral responsibility?
      Father: No, it offers them sanctuary, from an impossible mess...especially those who most need to be protected, like the girl.

    • Vincent: She speaks with her hands-a beautiful language ..... trying to hear stolen sounds.

    • Vincent: Don't you ever get tired, Pascal?
      Pascal: Only when I stop...

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