Beauty and the Beast

Season 1 Episode 7

Nor Iron Bars a Cage

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 1987 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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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