The Beast is an American crime drama starring Patrick Swayze as FBI agent Charles Barker and Travis Fimmel as his rookie partner Ellis Dove. The series, which only ran for one season, aired on A&E Network. It was Swayze's final acting performance before he died from pancreatic cancer in 2009.
- Becoming the Mask: Barker and Dove have to walk a fine line where they believe in their covers enough so that they can act and react naturally but not so much that they get subsumed by their covers. Barker has gone off the deep end in the past and it took a long time for him to rediscover his true identity once the operation was over.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Dove and Barker, respectively.
- Naïve Newcomer: Dove.