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Beauty and the Beast Scene 6

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Scene 6

Scene 6

Gaston Plots, Belle Melts

  • Gaston is at the lodge, sweet-talking the local mortician—uh, asylum representative—into locking up Maurice until Belle agrees to drop any pretense of being a human being with rights by agreeing to marry him.
  • Maurice sets off alone to find Belle. Gaston plants LeFou to keep watch for Belle and Maurice's return.
  • Belle enjoys playing with an enchanted ottoman dog, and the Beast decides to do something nice for her.
  • He reveals his enormous library to Belle, and their friendship truly begins to blossom as we watch time pass in the castle to another song.
  • The Beast gets ready for a romantic night with Belle with hopes of professing his love for her.
  • Mrs. Potts performs the Oscar-winning ballad, "Beauty and the Beast."
  • They dance. He's actually pretty light on his feet for a massive warthog-wolf hybrid.
  • The night is perfect and the time is now, but Belle is troubled by worries about how her father is doing.
  • The Beast takes her to his magic mirror where Belle sees her father sick and alone in the woods looking for her.
  • The Beast tells Belle to go help her father and frees her. After everything, the Beast has finally learned that when you love someone, their needs must supersede your wants.
  • Belle finds Maurice, and they stumble home together, where a LeFou-shaped popsicle is waiting eagerly to run off and alert Gaston of their return.
  • Maurice wakes up to see Belle. She begins to explain why she's back when Chip the tea cup suddenly appears with a healthy dose of guilt trip.
  • Disney's version of the Angel of Death knocks on the door to collect Maurice for the loony bin trip of his dreams.
  • Gaston has brought the eternally supportive village out to offer up a healthy dose of humiliation and public shaming.
  • He offers a trade: Belle's self-respect for her father's freedom.
  • Belle flat-out refuses with a touch of disgust, then makes the mistake of thinking she can appeal to the compassion of the townsfolk.
  • She uses the enchanted mirror to reveal the Beast, miserable over losing her.
  • Unfortunately, Gaston knows his people better than poor Belle and easily appeals to their pack-like mentality by inciting them to march on the castle.
  • He throws Belle and Maurice into the cellar and locks them away as his little mob marches off.
  • This enchanted castle is not going down without a fight.
  • Chip manages to spring Belle and Maurice, who immediately charge to what they hope will be the rescue.
  • Over at the castle, the furniture pieces engage in pitched battle with the forces of small-town stupidity.
  • The mouth-breathers are driven from the castle, but Gaston manages to sneak past the excitement in an attempt to murder the only decent eligible bachelor in the story.
  • When the Beast sees that Belle has returned, he finds the will to defend himself. Cue the big finale!
  • After much to-ing and fro-ing, the Beast eventually manages to overpower Gaston.
  • We cheer as the pathetically cowardly man whimpers, and the Beast agrees to let Gaston go if he leaves the castle pronto.
  • Belle and the Beast are reunited—but with a friendly reminder from Disney execs that nice guys finish last as Gaston drives his dagger deep into the Beast's back before tumbling unceremoniously to his own death.
  • Belle pulls the Beast to the safety of the balcony, where they share a few, final moments before he succumbs to his wounds.
  • Belle begs the Beast not to leave her and professes her love as the final petal slowly tumbles from the rose.
  • We get one last bit of magic as the Beast is restored to life and transformed back into his human self.
  • They kiss, the curse is lifted on the whole household, and they all live happily ever after as one does in a Disney film.

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