Beauty and the Beast: Vincent's ex comes to visit!

Jan 23, 2013 at 9:01 p.m. ET

This week, Beauty and the Beast is back. After weeks away, Vincent and Catherine are in for a surprise. The pair will meet their greatest obstacle yet: his ex-fiancée.

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Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan) is a man of many secrets. But for the most part, he's been open with his gal pal, Catherine (Kristin Kreuk). When Beauty and the Beast returns this Thursday, she'll get the shock of her life.

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She'll learn that Vincent had a fiancée! Yes, the brooding loner put a ring on it. The lucky lady's name is Alex, and she's played by Legend of the Seeker‘s Bridget Regan.

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Ryan told TVLine, “It’s always been a fear of his that he is spotted on the street by someone he loves and never said goodbye to... Alex is the No. 1 love he never wanted to see again because of the way he left, which we discover as the series progresses.”

Just when he and Catherine were getting closer, this happens. Apparently, Vincent left Alex hanging when he decided to join the Army. After awhile, she, like everyone else, assumed he died in action. The former couple will have an expected reunion when they run into each other at the hospital.

Like Vincent, she's a doctor and she'll be treating Catherine. Isn't that a coincidence? According to Kreuk, Catherine doesn't take the news too well. "It’s really intense for her,” she said. “She doesn’t trust people easily, and she has not been in love with someone probably since she was a teenager. So it’s a massive gut-punch for her.”

Vincent will find himself playing monkey in the middle. This is just one of many roadblocks keeping him and Catherine apart.

Beauty and the Beast airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.

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