Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk

Beauty and the Beast's Cat and Vincent may be in hideout, but they're desperately trying to be normal — or at least one of them is.

In the exclusive clip from Monday's episode below, Vincent (Jay Ryan) catches Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) perusing the New York City crime reports when she's supposed to be acting like someone new.

Beauty and the Beast's Kristin Kreuk: Catherine and Vincent are fighting for each other

"You're not a cop, you're a writer," he tells her. "Mystery novelist."

But can she put her former life aside for the sake of their safety? Watch:

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

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