Beauty and the Beast

Season 1 Episode 7

Nor Iron Bars a Cage

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 1987 on CBS
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Catherine is offered a prestigious job in Rhode Island but has a hard time accepting it as it would mean leaving New York and Vincent. Meanwhile, two scientists seeking prestige, drug and capture Vincent and hold him hostage in a cage for scientific expirements.

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  • Shows what could happen if Vincent got caught by intelligent but misguided people.

    Like this episode! Shows what could happen if an intelligent but misguided person or people could do if they caught Vincent. Like people from a university exactly like this episode or maybe even the government. Intelligence versus savage. Is he a beast or is he a man? Is he both and when do we draw the line? Animal cruelty or human rights? Does anyone have the right to treat any living thing cruelly just for personal gain? These are just a few of the questions raise during this episode. Catherine does a good job of fighting for her man. Well, sorta. Especially for someone who is just getting to know him herself at this stage. Oh, and nosy old lady with a telescope saves the day! lol!moreless
Michael Ensign

Michael Ensign

Edward Hughes

Guest Star

Christian Clemenson

Christian Clemenson

Jonathan Gould

Guest Star

Basil Hoffman

Basil Hoffman


Guest Star

Cory Danziger

Cory Danziger


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Catherine: (reading a portion of "Surprised By Joy" by William Wordsworth) ...But how could I forget thee?
      Through what power, even for the least division of an hour, have I been so beguiled as to be blind to my most grievous loss?
      That thought's return was the worst pang of sorrow ever bore.
      Save one, only one, when I stood forlorn, knowing my heart's best treasure was no more;
      That neither present time, nor years unborn could to my sight that heavenly face restore.

    • Catherine: Professor Hughes, I don't know how to explain this to you, I don't even pretend to understand it, but Vincent and I are connected. I know him. And I know that... whatever he is, he's also the best part of what it means to be human. And if you take away his freedom, you take away that very part that makes him most human!

    • Vincent: ...I'm dying.

    • Vincent: I am only what I am. If you cut me I will bleed. If you strike me, I will strike back. And if you keep me in chains, I will die.

    • Hughes: You spoke the name Catherine. Who is Catherine?

    • Professor Hughes: He's a miracle. Like nothing I even dreamed of.
      Anna Lausch: (at her telescope) It's better than the movies. You would be surprised the things you see... if you sit here long enough!

    • Catherine: Why did you come to tell me (he is missing)?
      Father: Because I know you care.

    • Father: Vincent was not himself after he spoke with you.
      Catherine: About my going away?
      Father: Mmm-hmm.
      Catherine: I'm only doing what we both thought best.
      Father: Once I thought I knew the answer. No longer.

    • Father: Vincent, the pain you feel now will lessen in time and finally pass. That I promise you.
      Vincent: So, the best that I can hope for is to forget her. Forget everything? Mine was another life before Catherine! I'm changed… forever!
      Father: Alright, then accept the change. Learn from it, but you must let the woman follow her own path. Vincent... for your sake.
      Vincent: These are only words, Father... shades of feelings... they offer no consolation.
      Father: Vincent...

    • Vincent: You look like an angel standing there.

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