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Father Knows Best
Season 2, Episode 6
Air date November 11, 2013
Written by Brad Kern & Roger Grant
Directed by Paul Kaufman
Episode Guide transcript
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Father Knows Best is the sixth episode of the Second Season, and the twenty-eight episode overall.



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VINCENT'S LATEST MISSION GOES HORRIBLY WRONG --- Cat (Kristin Kreuk) confronts her birth father (guest star Ted Whitall) about the mysterious role he's played in her life, while Vincent (Jay Ryan) has to neutralize a high-profile beast. In the process of doing so, Vincent finds himself rescuing Tori (guest star Amber Skye Noyes), a damsel in distress, who may be the key to completing his mission. Sendhil Ramamurthy, Austin Basis and Nina Lisandrello also star. Paul Kaufman directed the episode written by Brad Kern and Roger Grant (#206).



Vincent has a series of Catherine flashbacks (anniversary, car rescue, train scene, etc.) 

A very happy Vincent goes to see Cat, who is taking her daddy issues out on her punching bag. Vincent lets Cat unload all her frustrations. Vincent shares his new memories with her. Cat is thrilled to hear he is getting bits and pieces of their shared past, they kiss. Vincent reminds Cat that there are only “two more beasts” on the blacklist and then he “is out”. He even has a celebration planned. 

At the precinct Gabe has made Joe’s office beast headquarters. Gabe concludes that Vincent’s demise might come after he whacks the last two beasts. Gabe is still invested in “saving Vincent for Cat”.

Curt Windsor, multimillionaire Muirfield investor, decided to profit from Muirfield’s research and become an “enhanced” human himself. His beast DNA was dormant until 3 years ago. Windsor is a widower. He overprotects his daughter, Tori.

Catherine tells Reynolds she wants to meet for coffee and chat about “about why you’ve been hiding the truth from me… DAD”.

That night Tori is on her balcony when Vincent sneaks in to take care of Windsor. However Vincent is taken off guard by Curt’s beast strength. They beast fight and freak the hell out of Tori. Curt grabs Tori by the neck and demands to know if she let the other beast in. Vincent grabs Tori gets out of the apartment. Windsorhowls.

At the coffee shop, Reynolds tells Cat he met Vanessa when they were very young and they “fell madly in love”. They found out she was pregnant after they broke up. By then Vanessa was already engaged to Thomas who offered to raise the child as his own. Cat asks him about Muirfield and he denies knowing anything about it. She doesn’t have much time to press it because they learn about Tori’s kidnapping so Cat takes off. Reynolds gets a call from Vincent. Bob scolds him for kidnapping Tori; but Vincent rationalizes it as “saving her” from Windsor’s “control”.

Cat goes to Vincent’s boathouse to talk but all she finds is Tori’s earring. Just then Windsor arrives with his goons. Windsor and his beast-goons enter but do not find Cat. She jumped and hid in the water. After searching the place, Windsor proclaims he will find Vincent.

Cat heads back to the Precinct where she, Tess and Gabe argue about Vincent’s motive to kidnap Tori. Tess believes he took Tori for leverage. Cat thinks he took Tori to “protect her”. Gabe wants to convince Windsor to flatline. Cat agrees and Tess is outnumbered. 

Meanwhile, Tori is tied to a tree. Vincent explains that he is actually “saving” her from her father. Tori breaks down after the traumatic events of the last few hours. Vincent proves Tori that he is “freeing” her from her father by removing a tracking device inside her wrist.

Cat runs into Reynolds in the Windsor’s Tower lobby. Reynolds propose that they go father cop/daughter cop on Windsor. While they wait for Curt, Reynolds enquires about Cat’s boyfriends. When they see Windsor, Reynolds takes on the role of bad cop. Cat uses the distraction to look around. She notices the things they took from Vincent’s apartment and concludes he is in Cedar Woods.

Back at Cedar Woods, Vincent sets an intruders’ trap. We learn that Tori’s mom tried to warn Tori about Curt’s beast-side. Vincent talks about balancing his own double life. He says it is doable with someone special in your life. Tori asks if Vincent has someone special. Vincent answers “yeah”. Tori feels alone and scared. Cat arrives and is almost killed in Vincent’s trap, but he saves her. Vincent, Cat and Tori leave Cedar Woods. Shortly afterwards, Windsor and his beasts arrive and conclude Vincent tried to lure him there. 

Cat, Vincent and Tori arrive at the Gentlemen's Club. Vincent is upset because Cat got in the way of his beast killing. Tori feels guilty for not outing her dad as a beast sooner. She didn’t do it, because he bought her nice clothes. Cat is sweet and understanding. Tori asks if Cat is worried Vincent will “change” and become a “bad beast” like her father. Cat says she worries about it all the time. Cat believes they should focus on saving Curt, not killing him and mentions the possibility of “flatlining” him. Vincent is reluctant at first but agrees.

Cat visits Curt and offers to kill him so they may bring him back as a human in exchange for Tori. Agreeing,Windsor goes to the gentleman’s club to get strapped to a metal table and let Gabe kill him. He asks is to see his daughter one last time. Tori approaches him and Curt is all “You don’t know how much I love you, how much I need you”. Tori touches her dad, and Windsor beasts out. Vincent beasts out too, they fight and finally Vincent rips his literal heart out.

Later at the boathouse, Vincent is working out. Cat arrives and asks Vincent what happened and he honestly replies he doesn’t know. He says Windsor’s super-beast strength took him by surprise and then he went into terminator mode himself. Vincent is worried because he just took one huge step back towards beast-hood. Cat acknowledges they don’t understand everything that is going on with him and that they just have to keep moving forward. Vincent says he just wishes he knew “what triggered it”. The scene cuts to Tori’s penthouse, where she discovers her eyes glow.


Vincent: Tori, most of us live secret lives; we don't have a choice. Sometimes, we can't even be honest with the people closest to us.
Tori: What kind of life is that?
Vincent: A lonely one...unless you're lucky enough to have someone special in your life to keep you sane.

Vincent: Nice kick. I hope that's not me you're taking it out on?
Catherine: No. Lucky for you, there is a new man in my life who is driving me crazy.


Main Cast[]

Recurring Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Paul Johansson as Curt Windsor
  • Warren Belle as Head Bodyguard
  • Chris Gleason as Cab Driver




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