THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: A DEADLY GAME – MAY 17

Castle is having trouble finishing his latest book, “Naked Heat.” Catchy title, right? He’s been avoiding the phone calls of his publisher/ex-wife, Gina, like the plague. Castle is also bummed to learn that Alexis is bailing on their weekend plans in the Hamptons to start a summer program at Princeton. Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: KNOCKOUT – MAY 16

As the finale opens Kate is on her way to the prison to meet with assassin Hal Lockwood for her weekly visit. She has been visiting every week for months to try to learn more about the man behind her mother’s murder. When she arrives she finds out Lockwood is Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: WATERSHED – MAY 13

In a dungy room filled with drugs, one young woman thinks to take a shower. Only to find instead of water she’s actually bathing in blood. The water supply is checked and they find another woman floating face down. Kate went to Washington D.C. She apparently is going through with Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: FOR BETTER OR WORSE

The begining of the episode brings us to the precinct where Beckett hands over her case load to the guys. Ryan’s excitement leads to Beckett’s reveal that she’s terrified of saying her vows in front of 300+ people which yields a charming discussion between the three of them. I always Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: HOLLANDER’S WOODS – MAY 11

The (backup series) season finale begins how every other Castle episode begins—with a dead body. Only this time, Castle recognizes the ritualistic carvings on the dead woman’s face. He asks if the murderer wore a creepy porcelain mask? The answer is yes. It seems that the past has come back to haunt Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY – MAY 11

A man is found suffocated in a car with a plastic bag. The victim is Dr. Joshua Leeds, a plastic surgeon. Leeds’ fiancée, Courtney Morantz, identifies the body. She’s devastated, as they were getting married in a month. She swears Josh was never in contact with any criminal elements. At Leeds’ office, Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: OVERKILL – MAY 10

A maid discovers a dead man. Alex tells Castle to lose his new character based on his rival for Beckett’s affections, Detective Demming. Beckett calls. They have a case. The vic was shot and then used a bat on head because the bullet missed. The vic was Damian Wilder. He Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: PRETTY DEAD – MAY 8

As the episode opens a group of pretty finalists are rehearsing a dance number for Baron’s All American Beauty Pageant to Gaga’s Born this Way. A lighting truss is lowered with the pretty dead body of Amber Middlebury draped across it. That’s a show stopper all right. Castle and Beckett Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: ALWAYS – MAY 7

The episode started with Beckett hanging off the side of a building by her fingertips, calling for help. We hear Castle shout out for her and then Beckett calls his name as the screen goes black and we get a little note telling us we’ve gone back to three days Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: VERITAS – MAY 5

In the present day, the first camera shot we see is of a car tire belonging to Kate’s van passing through a puddle. The lighting almost makes the water look red, like blood. The next camera shot shows the deep orange sky as Kate parks the van. Immediately following that, Read More

THIS EPISODE ON CASTLE HISTORY: DEAD FROM NEW YORK – MAY 4

The victim is the creator of Saturday Night Tonight (basically the “we’re not going to break any copyright laws by calling this Saturday Night Live” of the Castle universe), Sid Ross, whose body was found when it crashed through an elevator panel in the studio. Before getting the call and heading to Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: LITTLE GIRL LOST – MAY 4

In New York’s meatpacking district, Beckett finds Castle waiting with two cups of coffee outside an apartment building. She complains about the cover art for his forthcoming Nikki Heat book — mainly, the fact that Nikki’s naked! She’s not naked, counters Castle. She’s holding a gun “strategically.” They enter an Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: FOOD TO DIE FOR – MAY 3

Castle arrives at the station and finds out that Tom asked Beckett out on a date. He doesn’t like it. They get called to their next case. Balthazar Wolf is the DB, he was a well-known chef. He was frozen with liquid nitrogen. The owner of the restaurant is one Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: TO LOVE AND DIE IN LA – MAY 2

Mike Royce has been murdered. Shot dead in cold blood. You all remember Royce, right? Beckett’s old training officer? If not, do yourself a favor and stop reading this now, then go watch “Under the Gun” (3×4). You can thank me later. The interesting part about this case is, in not so Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: UNDEAD AGAIN – APRIL 30

The episode starts, however with Castle sneaking up on daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn) in their ongoing laser tag game. Only Alexis rather archly declares that it’s time to grow up and move on. She has to decide between going to Oxford and Stanford. But then Beckett buzzes in and, initially, Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: STILL – APRIL 29

This episode opens with Rick and Kate sharing a lovely breakfast in until they are called to a murder scene. Once there, a man tries to escape and sets a bomb to explode. Unfortunately, Beckett steps on the pressure mechanism and is trapped until the bomb squad can disarm the bomb. Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: LAW & BOARDER – APRIL 28

A guy skateboards on a foggy night. Another guy cranks up a motorcross bike and takes off after him. The skateboarder hides behind a car and then skates away again with the cycle in pursuit. The biker pulls a gun and shoots the skater who crashes dead through a couple Read More

THIS EPISODE IN CASTLE HISTORY: IN PLANE SIGHT – APRIL 27

Alexis and Castle have decided to take a little vacation and are headed  to London (England, not the fake London I hail from) and while Castle wants to spend as much time as possible with his daughter, she’s not into being joined at the hip for their entire vacation. Their Read More