Castle (2009–2016)
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After the FBI fails to get Alexis back, Castle takes matters into his own hands.


Rob Bowman


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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
Nestor Serrano ... Gregory Volkov
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Jacque Henri
Bernard White ... Anwar El-Masri
Katherine Kamhi ... Lina El-Masri
Crystal Allen ... Pauline Degarmo
Christopher Curry ... Gaston


Anwar El-Masri pays 15 million euro ransom for the kidnapped girls, but only his daughter ,Sara, is released. FBI Agent Harris must wait days for red tape before the FBI and NYPD can actively search for Alexis in Paris. So Castle goes alone and hires, through a friend, shady problem solver Jacque Henri and his tech sidekick 'la taupe'. They find where the girls were held and arrange another exchange for Alexis. Castle brings $3,000,000 to the exchange but is surprised by first a betrayal and then by the mystery man that saves him. Finding out what is really going on, that Alexis was the target in the kidnapping, who the mystery man is, who is holding Alexis and why, goes back to the very beginning for Castle. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

25 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?


It is revealed that "Casino Royale", the first James Bond novel, is what inspired Castle to pursue writing as a career. Though not technically a Bond girl, Stana Katic has a small role in Quantum of Solace (2008), the first sequel to Casino Royale (2006). See more »


Detective Beckett comments that Agent Harris' estimation of the search area (30 sq. kilometers) is the entire city of Paris. In reality, Paris has an area of 41 sq. miles (104 sq. kilometers). See more »


[first lines]
Richard Castle: They're in another country. How is that possible?
FBI Agent Harris: We don't know. But clearly the kidnappers were working for outside interests. The voices on the call have been identified as Egyptian.
Richard Castle: This isn't a kidnapping for ransom... is it? Why are they in Paris?
Anwar El-Masri: I don't know.
Richard Castle: They took your daughter there, and my daughter along with her. There must be a reason.
Anwar El-Masri: I don't know!
Richard Castle: They're covering their tracks. Why?
Lina El-Masri: Please... They have our daughter, too.
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Referenced in Castle: Child's Play (2014) See more »


Castle Theme
Written by Robert Duncan
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The Best Episode So Far!
8 March 2014 | by Alex_HodgkinsonSee all my reviews

I've been rushing through this series. A lot of it has been a bit 'meh', with the occasional brilliant episode. But none has matched this episode. I describe this series as an ordinary crime drama with unique characters and back stories about Castle's family, but this episode is entirely unique! I never expected such a damn near perfect episode from this show! I mean, just wow! A twist around every corner! Constant surprises, one which leaves your mouth agape! It was so intense and emotional!

I've never reviewed a Castle episode and hardly ever review TV episodes because I don't have the time and can't put in the episode, which just goes to show how absolutely amazing this episode is! I just wasn't expecting it! This should be the highest rated Castle episode as it is just so perfect, bar the missing Castle comedy due to its dark nature.

I'm still recovering from the intensity! Wow!

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