Patrick Swayze plays veteran F.B.I. agent Charles Barker in one of A&E's first original drama series titled The Beast. In The Beast, an unorthodox but effective FBI veteran Charles Barker (Patrick Swayze) trains a new partner, Ellis Dove, (Travis Fimmel) in his hard-edged and psychologically intense style while being investigated by a secret Internal Affairs team.
Charles Barker hazes his new partner as they work undercover, brilliantly manipulating situations, constantly testing him, and pushing him to delve deeper into his "roles." As he realizes he can no longer maintain normal relationships and still do his job, rookie Ellis Dove is confronted with yet another challenge: An FBI team trying to enlist him as a double-agent in the bureau's investigation of his new mentor. (Source: A&E)
Season finale finds Barker discovering a break in a case he's been working on his whole career, but has never been able to solve. With a list of six people involved in the crime in his hand, he hopes to find them before they find him.