Castle (2009–2016)
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Dead Again 

When a mild mannered safety inspector for the city survives a poisoning, it might be luck; but when he survives another, it's a mystery Castle and Beckett must solve.


Bill Roe


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Rob Hanning | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers (credit only)
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (credit only)
Toks Olagundoye ... Hayley Shipton (credit only)
Jonathan Silverman ... Alan Masters
Sunkrish Bala ... Vikram Singh
Kristoffer Polaha ... Caleb Brown
Kate Cobb ... Gwen Parker
Brian Scolaro ... Dave Barton
Maurice Benard ... Horatio Spate
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Glen Hume


New York City safety inspector Alan Masters inexplicably survives a poisoning already ruled fatal by Lanie's examination. Despite police protection, he's electrocuted in his bed, again called dead but very alive. Castle takes Alan home but can't resisting coaching him to date a foxy girl from the research lab he's secretly admiring, but she instantly accepts a dinner date, where a mob killer arrives to offer him 'protection'. Vikram Singh finds out that LockSat met with Caleb Brown. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

25 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Castle shows up at the apartment of the dead man, Castle picks up a Dancing Hula Girl dashboard figurine. Its the same one that was on the Control Command Panel on the Firefly commanded by Hoban 'Wash' Washburne Alan Tudyk and captained by Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds Nathan Fillion. See more »


In bed at the beginning, when Castle takes Beckett's phone, he answers the incoming call and tells the caller to hold. They then proceed to discuss hunting LokSat, which is supposed to be a secret covert operation between them and Vikram, with no movement on his part that indicates Castle muted the phone call or put the caller on hold, meaning the line is still open. See more »


[first lines]
Customer Service Woman: [on phone] Customer Service, may I help you?
Alan Masters: Yes, I'm here. Alan Masters. It's account number 34697721. You guys recently added the Adventure Channel and I paid to get it, but my screen is all wavy, so...
Customer Service Woman: Wrong department, sir.
Alan Masters: No, what do you mean wrong department? I- I pressed 3.
Alan Masters: Please hold.
Alan Masters: Don't you put me on hold! I've been on hold for 45 min...
[hold music starts playing on the phone]
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References Spider-Man (2002) See more »

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Castle's ridiculous theories

I have loved this show for years, but the current season is driving me up the wall. The underlying stories are interesting, but Castle's continuing invention of insane theories, conspiracies and motives has become seriously boring and detrimental to the overall quality of the show.

In this episode, the relentless, ridiculous 'superhero' theme was so overdone that it became tedious, repetitious and overwhelmed the underlying plot.

While the other characters in the series have grown, Castle has become a caricature.

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