Castle Episode Guides
The Fifth Bullet
An art dealer is shot in his gallery and one of the bullets is missing. As Castle and Beckett investigate they learn that the gallery owner was paying someone to make fake copies of the paintings for him to sell.
Deep in Death
Castle is wrestling with how to repair his relationship with Beckett, while struggling to finish his soon-to-be-published bestseller, Heat Wave. But circumstances force the pair back together to investigate the mysterious murder of a man found dead, tangled in the limbs of a tree.
The Double Down
When two separate murders are committed on the same night, Castle wagers Ryan and Esposito that he and Beckett will solve theirs first. The frenzied race to catch their respective killers and win the bet leads each investigative duo to a likely suspect, only to find that they both have airtight alibis. The teams must work together when they identify a connection between the killers.
The Mistress Always Spanks Twice
When a half-naked woman is found covered in caramel sauce and hanging by bondage cuffs in a public park, Castle and Beckett's investigation takes them into New York's underground world of sexual domination.
While investigating the death of an Irish mobster, Beckett and Castle uncover a local turf war that may be connected to both a late-night infomercial guru and an international drug smuggling operation. However, the case turns agonizingly personal when evidence emerges that the killer they are chasing may have had a hand in Beckett's mother's murder. It turns out her mother's killer is Dick Coonan, brother to the dead mobster. Beckett wants to use Coonan to find out who hired him to kill her mother; however, she is forced to kill Coonan in order to save Castle's life.
Famous Last Words
When an up-and-coming rock star's dead body is found staged in a scene straight out of her hit music video, Castle and Beckett delve into the world of obsessed fans, sleazy managers and jealous band members. But Alexis uncovers the true meaning behind the lyrics of the final song that clues to the killer's identity begin to surface.
A robbery-homicide spurs on Beckett to invite Demming to assist on a case, bruising Castle's ego and giving him a view of their growing romance. Naturally, the two men have very different ideas about how to proceed and the investigation turns into a bit of a competition for Beckett's attention.
A Deadly Game
Castle and Beckett investigate what appears to be an assassination of an intelligence operative that is linked to some kind of government black ops. However, they soon find the murder is actually somehow linked to a company which specializes in creating elaborate and exciting vacations for thrill seekers. Meanwhile, Beckett starts to realize her romance with Demming is threatening her relationship with Castle.
Food to Die For
A high profile chef is found frozen to death in the kitchen of a hot New York restaurant. Complications ensue when Castle and the restaurant owner, an old high school girlfriend of Beckett's, share an attraction. Meanwhile, Beckett's relationship with Det. Demming continues to grow.
Inventing the Girl
Castle and Beckett get an inside look at the cutthroat world of the New York fashion industry when they investigate the brutal murder of a young model during Fashion Week.
Fool Me Once
When an Arctic explorer is killed during a polar expedition, the mysterious circumstances of his death take Castle and Beckett from the penthouses of Park Avenue to the halls of the CIA. But Castle's delight at the case's many twists and turns soon turns to frustration as he realizes that their elusive killer might just be fooling them all.
When the Bough Breaks
Castle's book agent, Paula Haas, approaches him with a three book offer to continue writing books based on another writer's character. Since the character is what inspired him to become a writer, Castle is excited about the opportunity, but conflicted about leaving Beckett. When a better financial offer comes for him to continue writing three more books based on Beckett he takes that.
A beloved former major league baseball player is found dead after a goodwill trip to Cuba. The investigation, which includes running into Joe Torre, leads the detectives into New York's Cuban community to solve the murder. However, the investigation brings Castle back to the player's greedy agent.
The Third Man
A family returns from vacation to discover a dead man in their daughter's bed. Thinking they're investigating the murder of a squatter, Castle and Beckett soon find themselves unraveling a multi-million dollar heist. Meanwhile, Castle tries to keep Beckett from finding out that they've been romantically linked when he's featured as one of New York's 10 most eligible bachelors.
Wrapped Up in Death
The investigation into the shocking death of a museum curator, crushed by a falling gargoyle, takes a bizarre turn when Castle and Beckett learn that he isn't the first member of a recent archeological expedition to die. It turns out there was a legend inscribed over the burial chamber the team unearthed warning that "all who gaze upon the face of the mummy are doomed."
Love Me Dead
The murder of an Assistant District Attorney thrusts Castle and Beckett into the world of ex-cons and escorts. But when Castle's desire to help a vulnerable call girl endangers the case, Beckett is forced to decide between honoring promises and putting a killer behind bars. Matters are complicated even further when Castle's daughter shares a potentially explosive secret with Beckett instead of her father.
Tick, Tick, Tick
Federal Agent Jordan Shaw, an insightful and accomplished Federal investigator teams up with Castle and Beckett to hunt down a cunning and elusive serial killer. Just when they think the killer is dead, Castle realizes it isn't over yet. He tries to warn Beckett and rushes to her home, but it explodes before his eyes.
The Late Shaft
When Castle appears on a late-night talk show to promote his book, legendary host Bobby Mann leans in during a commercial break and whispers, "They want me dead." When Mann dies later that night, seemingly of natural causes, Castle has to convince Beckett that there was foul play. Also, during the investigation, Castle is seduced by a Hollywood hottie, who was the other guest on Bobby Mann's show the night he died. As the case unfolds, it turns out Mann was going to fire his long time sidekick, Hank. After some questioning, Hank folds and admits to the murder.
A Rose for Everafter
When Castle and Beckett are called to a wedding to investigate the death of a bridesmaid, Castle is stunned to discover that the soon-to-be bride is his old flame, Kyra. Complications ensue as Kyra, caught off-guard by Castle's reappearance in her life, wonders if she's marrying the right guy. With the nuptials forestalled and the entire wedding party under suspicion, Beckett questions Castle's ability to be objective about the case. But when it looks to Beckett like Castle and Kyra might rekindle their romance, her judgment may be compromised as well. The case is wrapped up, however, when Castle and Beckett discover a greedy uncle who was plotting to keep the groom's trust fund. Kyra goes through with her vows when all is said and done.
Den of Thieves
Investigating the murder of a thief, Castle and Beckett are surprised to learn that Esposito has a personal connection to the suspected killer. Another surprise is in line for Castle when Beckett hits it off with a handsome robbery detective assigned to the case, Tom Demming.
One Man's Treasure
When a murdered man is found stuffed in the garbage chute of an apartment building and two women arrive to ID his body -- one his wife and the other his fiancée -- Castle and Beckett have their hands full keeping the women from killing each other as they work to peel back the layers of the victim's double life to reveal that he was actually working as a corporate spy.
As Halloween approaches, Castle and Beckett are called to a graveyard where the body of a young man sporting vampire fangs has been discovered with a wooden stake driven through his heart. Their investigation takes them deep into the heart of New York's underground vampire fetish community, where they learn that the motive for the victim's murder may be hiding within the pages of the graphic novel he was writing before his death.
After Beckett survives her apartment explosion, they realize the blast confirms that the serial killer is still alive. He taunts Castle, Beckett, and Agent Shaw to catch him. The killer later captures Shaw and lures Castle and Beckett to his location where they proceed to apprehend him.
Kill the Messenger
Castle and Beckett investigate the hit-and-run death of a bike messenger, brutally murdered to prevent him from delivering a package, the contents of which could free a wrongly convicted man from prison. In a surprising twist, this tragic death is linked to a murder case that Captain Montgomery investigated a decade earlier. To solve the present murder, Castle and Beckett must dredge up the past by uncovering the secrets and scandals of a prominent New York family.
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