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Hasim Farouk, a student at Columbia like Alexis, is killed by a van crashing into him while he emptied his gun into it. The team soon works out the van was used to kidnap not only Egyptian ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates
Dylan Walsh ... FBI Agent Harris
Karen David ... Sara El-Masri
Bernard White ... Anwar El-Masri
Katherine Kamhi ... Lina El-Masri
Skyler Stone ... Douglas Stevens
Eric Jungmann ... Bram Stoker
Morgan Peter Brown ... Ted Archer


Hasim Farouk, a student at Columbia like Alexis, is killed by a van crashing into him while he emptied his gun into it. The team soon works out the van was used to kidnap not only Egyptian tycoon Anwar El-Masri's daughter Sara, but also Alexis, whom she attended a lecture with. FBI agent Harris' sole lead, obtained from Castle torturing the wounded van driver, runs into a dead-end. Meanwhile, the girls attempt an escape, but discover they are not where they thought they were. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

18 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


While theorizing about the motive for Hasim's murder, Castle mentions Jack Bauer. Stana Katic appeared in season five of 24 (2001), and her character interacted with Jack in two of the three episodes in which she appeared. See more »


When Gates called Backett and Castle out of the room to introduce FBI Agent Harris, Castle tried to close the door but it didn't shut. After they introduced to each other, Agent Harris open the door to enter the room. See more »


[first lines]
[entering the kitchen to find Martha making breakfast]
Richard Castle: You're cooking!... This must be a dream. Or, perhaps, a nightmare.
Martha Rodgers: I choose to take the higher ground and ignore that. Breakfast is served.
Richard Castle: These are my patented special pancakes that I make for Alexis.
Martha Rodgers: Well, not so special. I learned how to prepare it for her this past year.
[sets a plate of pancakes in front of him]
Richard Castle: Oh.
[Castle takes a bite and chews]
Richard Castle: So, the student becomes...
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Crazy Credits

The music played over the ending credits is different. See more »


Referenced in Castle: Deep Cover (2014) See more »


Castle Theme
Written by Robert Duncan
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An otherwise okay episode marred by the use of torture
22 June 2013 | by Gore_WonSee all my reviews

It's a cheap emotional play for script writers to use torture as a device to extract information. It's wrong, it doesn't work in practice, and it needs to stop in the real and fictional worlds.

It does not matter who is involved. I know that this is the Castle-world, in which people involved with a victim in a case is allowed to work on the case. But it is exactly in this kind of situation that we show our true selves.

Just a few episodes before, Beckett showed herself to be a hero, putting justice above her emotions. Castle is never THE hero of the show, but Beckett in allowing him to do what he did is just as bad.

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