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Beauty and the Beast was a series on television, that was both an adventure, drama and love story. Linda Hamilton starred at New York Assistant District Attorney Catherine Chandler, and Ron Perlman starred as "Vincent". The first episode introduced how Catherine and Vincent met. She worked in her fathers corporate law office. At a corporate dinner party she has an argument with her boyfriend. She walks out in of the event in anger. While she is waiting for a taxi to come by, she is kidnapped. The kidnappers beat her, and cut her face badly with a knife. They then throw her out of the van, leaving her for dead. A large human figure, who's face is hidden from the camera, picks her up and takes her to a special hiding place under the street.

In the next few weeks she is nursed back to health by a man with a voice. She can't see him because her face is covered with bandages, from all the cuts done to her face. The mysterious man is educated, intelligent and extremely sensitive and compassionate. As she is healing, she finds out his name is Vincent. Eventually she becomes so frustrated with not knowing where she is, that she removes the bandages. She discovers his face is similar to a lions. She shows him she does not care about what he looks like. When she leaves both her and Vincent know they will miss each other.

Upon her arrival back in her regular life, she is given plastic surgery, and quits her job with her father. She goes to work as an investigator for the New York District Attorney's office. She soon discovers that her attack was a case of mistaken identity. She decides to go after her attackers, eventually finding them. While she is fighting them, Vincent arrives and kills them all. She convinces Vincent to leave, before the police see him.

The series followers her adventures in her various jobs with the District Attorneys office, and the way Vincent and her connect emotionally.

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  • When a third Helper is killed, Vincent and Diana find a common thread and believe this is the end.

  • At Jacob's naming ceremony, his father meets an old flame and they rekindle their relationship. Mary tells Vincent that a helper had been murdered.

  • Vincent has withdrawn from the mian community for their safety, and now lives with his memories of his life with Catherine, and mourns her absence, with only his journal for company.

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