THURSDAY TOP TEN: MIDDLE OF THE ROAD – FEB EPISODES

There were 25 episodes that aired in February during the eight seasons of CASTLE. This top ten features those shows that IMDB ranked between number 11and 20. Does your list match the experts?

NUMBER 20:

DEAD RED
S8E11 Rating 8.2

The son of a Russian diplomat is murdered, and Vasily, a friendly embassy official who is a big fan of Castle’s, is sent to observe the investigation. Beckett assigns Castle the job of chaperoning him, but it soon becomes clear that there is more to Vasily than meets the eye.

NUMBER 19:

THE WRONG STUFF
S7E16 Rating 8.2

Castle is thrilled to be investigating the murder of an astronaut in training for a mission to Mars. He and Beckett are also frustrated at their inability to have any quiet time in the loft. As a result, Martha announces that she will look for her own place.

NUMBER 18:

THE FINAL NAIL
S3E15 Rating 8.2

Castle and Beckett find themselves on opposite sides of the case when Castle’s old school friend (guest star Jason Wiles) emerges as the prime suspect in his own wife’s murder. As they work to solve the crime, Castle comes to realize that one of two terrible things must be true… Either Detective Beckett is about to arrest an innocent man for murder, or his old friend is a cold-blooded killer.

NUMBER 17:

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION S8E10 Rating 8.3

Castle is holding a a Nikki Heat book-reading for charity at a fan’s home when he witnesses one of the guests being murdered upstairs. On the stand in court, he comes under pressure from the defence attorney – and begins to wonder if the defendant is guilty after all.

NUMBER 16:

I, WITNESS
S7E13 Rating 8.3

A simple job investigating an old friend of Castle’s who suspects her husband is having an affair takes a tragic turn when Castle witnesses his friend’s murder, but without evidence to make an arrest, he struggles to make his colleagues at the precinct believe him. Meanwhile, Esposito is furious when he finds out Ryan set up an online dating profile for him to get him back into dating.

NUMBER 15:

ONCE UPON A CRIME
S4E17 Rating 8.3

While Martha puts the finishing touches on a one-woman play that embellishes hers and her son’s life and success to Castle’s great consternation, Beckett and Castle investigate a series of murders where the crime scenes were staged to look like Grimm’s fairy tales and the victims each dressed up like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty.

NUMBER 14:

ROOM 147
S6E16 Rating 8.4

The team at the 12th is dumbfounded when three people confess to the same murder, each knowing the same unreleased details about the crime. Meanwhile, Beckett helps Alexis come to a decision about her living arrangements.

NUMBER 13:

SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
S6E15 Rating 8.4

The murder of a high school mean girl draws Castle back to one of his many alma maters, where he is giddy to learn that the evidence points to a surprising perpetrator – a teenage telekinetic, throwing he and Beckett into a real-life “Carrie”.

NUMBER 12:

RECOIL
S5E13 Rating 8.5

When U.S. Senator William Bracken, the man responsible for Beckett’s mother’s murder, is the target of an assassin, Beckett is faced with an impossible choice: protect Bracken or let the killer succeed.

NUMBER 11:

THE BLAME GAME
S8E12 Rating 8.7

Castle and Beckett are abducted and locked into separate school classrooms with two groups of strangers, where they must work together to solve a serious of strange and potentially fatal games.

HERE ARE THE TOP 10!

and the BOTTOM FIVE

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