Exclusive Beauty and the Beast Season Finale Photo: Gabe Gone Wild!

This Thursday in the Beauty and the Beast Season 1 finale (The CW, 9/8), viewers will get much beast-on-beast action, now that Gabe’s secret is out and his survival depends on Vincent’s death — and TVLine has a first look at the ADA-turned-B.A.

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Surveying this photo during a visit to TVLine’s Times Square office, Sendhil Ramamurthy explained, “Because I’m ‘Beast 1.0,’ they wanted to him be scarier, more feral… and veiny.” What’s more, as the actor previously shared, Gabe Beast is “much, much stronger than Vincent, and in a totally animal, uncontrollable way — and that will come into play in the finale.”

(Ramamurthy also shared that during one run-through of the scene shown here, set at Gabe’s home, he served up a “Heeeere’s Johnny!” à la Jack Nicholson in The Shining.)

Check out the photo — click to zoom, if you dare — then read below for more.
"Never Turn Back"

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Though Ramamurthy’s animalistic alter ego came “first,” he considers himself “lucky” to have been the second one on the freshman drama to “beast out.” As he notes, “They’d already perfected the whole [prosthetics process] with Jay Ryan, so whereas he started at, like, four hours [in the make-up chair], by the time I got to be a beast they knocked it down to two.

“The prosthetics process is the only part that’s not great,” Ramamurthy adds, “but it looks so good!”

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  1. Susie says:

    Woohoo, can’t wait!!

  2. Di says:

    Can’t wait for the season finale this thursday. It’s gonne be epic for sure.. Gabe looks really scary here..

  3. Jared says:

    This finale is gonna be EPIC! can’t wait to watch..even though Gabe looks ridiculous as a beast!..lol

  4. Jay says:

    Bring shebeast for season 2 and have her hook up with Cat please!

  5. Wii_ju says:

    Please thursday come allready! #BATB

  6. Lena says:

    Can’t wait for Thursday! Thanks Matt! :)

  7. charme says:

    oh Sendhi, I loved you… Why did you have to be Beast? Ya quiero que sea jueves!!!

  8. Kelly says:

    Please stop saying things are going to be Epic!! People don’t know what is really epic or not!! I totally blame the CW for the overuse of this word!!!

  9. ENAD says:

    I’m a huge fan of the show; however, I couldn’t help but laugh because when Gabe is in full beast form, he’s supposed to be pretty uncontrollable, but instead of kicking the door door, he’s opening it like a normal person stopping by for a visit? Sometimes it’s the little things you know?

  10. shannon says:

    Just found the show and caught on the episodes and love it. Can’t wait

  11. mmpallison says:

    It seems that the Gabe character is stealing everything from Vincent. He is a stronger beast, a more deadly murderer, and better at being on the outside. He is suave, rich and holds a job. He has more air time and the last five episodes have been about him. This is really bothersome. I was hoping he would be gone for good but I doubt if shooting him with automatic weapons will harm him and he will get up, dust himself off and remain the main character much to my dismay