Castle (2009–2016)
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The serial killer remains at large and is taunting Castle, Beckett and Jordan Shaw to catch him.


John Terlesky


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Elizabeth Beall (as Elizabeth Davis)

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Episode cast overview:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Captain Roy Montgomery
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Dana Delany ... Special Agent Jordan Shaw
Leonard Roberts ... Special Agent Jason Avery
Dameon Clarke ... Scott Dunn
Mary-Pat Green ... Erin Murphy
Isaiah Mustafa ... Team Leader


Castle worked out that Ben Conrad was a scape-goat, shot by the real serial killer. He was too late to prevent Becket's place being bombed, but she survived, having being in the bath at the time. Shaw's profile and databases lead to a likely suspect, Doherty, actually deceased: the new fake identity. The team stakes his place, but the killer expected them. He gets away, but is identified. Becket is barricaded in castle's home, but the killer captures Shaw. Only Castle manages to think like him and prevent a big bang finale. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

29 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Dameon Clarke playing a serial killer, starred in a movie "How to be a Serial Killer". See more »


The infamous tropes Enhance Button, Facial Recognition Software and Magical Database all appear. First, the surveillance camera footage where the criminal appears gets all three tropes applied. The FBI Enhance Button zooms in on his face and brings out more detail, whereas in real world only pixelated mush would appear, because you can't create information out of nothing. Then, the Facial Recognition Software calculates what his face would look like from a different angle; again creating information out of nothing. Finally, the Magical Database finds a 100% reliable match in about 10 seconds. Later, there is some vague mush seen on the background of the FBI agent's kidnap video and Enhance Button again creates information out of nothing by enlarging the blots to what can clearly be identified as a landmark bridge. See more »


[first lines]
[Castle rushing into Beckett's apartment which has been blown up and is on fire]
Richard Castle: Kate! Are you in there? Kate?
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


We Awright
Performed by The Genders
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Kate Beckett is no match for Nikki Heat or Jordan Shaw.
3 November 2013 | by provethegrooveSee all my reviews

Richard Castle solves the puzzle posed at the end of the first part of this two-part show and effectively saves the life of Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective. However it is too much to expect her to be grateful and remember this fact.

Special Agent Jordan Shaw continues her very impressive role, whilst Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective, is her usual selfish, everything must be done her way, self.

The serial killer plot is predictable and conveniently the computer technology makes the task of finding him considerably easier than might ordinarily be the case.

The serial killer continues to interact with Nikki Heat, not Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective. Jordan Shaw is taken hostage by the serial killer and Kate Beckett has to work with Richard Castle to save the day. Richard Castle saves the life of Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective, again and this time she is almost grateful. Kate Beckett quickly forgets these life-saving incidents and promptly returns to ridiculing Richard Castle.

Special Agent Jordan Shaw offers some sage advice to Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective, about Richard Castle, but Kate Beckett is not interested. She offers the extremely clichéd "It's complicated" in reply.

What is not complicated is that Jordan Shaw is the real deal and Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective, is merely a pretender in her company.

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