Castle (2009–2016)
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Beckett is faced with the toughest case of her career after finding Castle's car engulfed in flames.


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
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates
Matt Letscher ... Henry Jenkins
Maya Stojan ... Tory Ellis
Jon Lindstrom ... Agent Connors
Ryan Sands ... Sgt. Taggert
Don Stark ... Vincent Cardano
Rose Abdoo ... Dr. Cynthia Swann
Benjamin John Parrillo Benjamin John Parrillo ... Coast Guard Lt. Mundy (as Ben Parrillo)


On his way to his wedding, Castle's Mercedes crashes and burns out. He, however, was dragged out, apparently kidnapped, disappears for weeks, but is found in a dinghy, drifting unconscious at sea with amnesia. A camera proves he, at least, helped stage and financed his abduction. The team starts doubting his sincerity like FBI agent Connors. A soon as Castle is healthy enough to join the search, he proves evidence was planted against him. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

29 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The highest-rated episode of season seven. See more »


During the flashback of the accident, a 2005 model Mercedes S class driven by Castle is shown beside the black SUV. Immediately after, at the accident site, the destroyed vehicle is shown to be a 1999 Mercedes S class which is of a similar color but looks nothing like the car Castle was driving before the crash. See more »


[first lines]
[Ryan, Esposito, and Castle's family arrive at the crash site as Beckett tries to get to the burning car]
Kevin Ryan: Beckett!
Kate Beckett: Castle!
Javier Esposito: Stay back! There's nothing you can do!
Kate Beckett: No!
Martha Rodgers: Oh, my God!
Kate Beckett: Castle.
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Referenced in Castle: PhDead (2015) See more »

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Best show on TV - but not this episode - hopefully this season will be righted.
2 October 2014 | by bsmith11082See all my reviews

Castle is still my favorite show on TV but this is the first episode where I could hardly make it through, and the only one I would never want to see again. The "police" work in the beginning had my hands in the air asking out loud if they had new writers ( they didn't ). One hallmark of the show is the intelligent writing but that was sorely missing. I lost count of how many times I said " he or she or they wouldn't say or do that" - even my wife who was getting on to me in the beginning started saying the same. I'll still be watching and hoping for the smart, and fun individual episode; also hoping that the next "they wouldn't do that" doesn't have to come out like the previews suggested.

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