Castle Season 5: 8.5/10

My favorite season since season 3. This season had great new mysteries with some new twists, some great cameos and we finally get to see Castle and Beckett together and the writers pull off the relationship perfectly.
Highlight: The Final Frontier
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: After the Storm (2012)
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Castle and Beckett re-evaluate their relationship after spending the night together. (43 mins.)
“ 9/10
A little too random. I mean after 17 years, it was this easy to find Beckett's moms killer ” - polokill
 
2.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
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Beckett returns from her suspension while she and Castle keep their relationship hidden. (43 mins.)
“ 7/10
Expecting a better story. ” - polokill
 
3.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Secret's Safe with Me (2012)
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Wendy Dupree, murdered in a cheap motel, wrote a clue in her blood. When Castle realizes it's no word but a number... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10
Clever story but not as comical as I hoped, ” - polokill
 
4.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Murder He Wrote (2012)
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Castle and Beckett's romantic weekend in the Hamptons turns sour when a dying man stumbles into Castle's pool. (43 mins.)
“ 9/10
Great chemistry but a so-so mystery ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Probable Cause (2012)
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After insurance broker Lloyd Kurtzman's employee Tessa is murdered at home, evidence piles up, all pointing at Castle... (43 mins.)
“ 10/10
Perfect episode. Great story, villain and a nice ending. ” - polokill
 
6.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Final Frontier (2012)
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During the annual major SciFfi convention, Nebula 9 - super-fan Audrey O'Neill, who finally organized... (43 mins.)
“ 10/10
Hilarious. Loved the firefly references and a great mystery too ” - polokill
 
7.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Swan Song (2012)
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A rock band finally reaches fame, but one of its members, James Swan is found murdered in his trailer... (43 mins.)
“ 7/10
Okay mystery but I liked the documentary style film making ” - polokill
 
8.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: After Hours (2012)
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When Beckett & Castle pick up a witness to a murder, hired killers attack, and they lose their cell phones and Beckett's gun. They run for protection while Esposito and Ryan try to find them. The killer is not who they suspect. (43 mins.)
“ 8/10
Clever story but predictable ” - polokill
 
9.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Secret Santa (2012)
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A man dressed as Santa falls from the sky while Castle and Beckett prepare for their first Christmas as a couple. (43 mins.)
“ 7/10
So-so story. ” - polokill
 
10.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Significant Others (2013)
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A divorce lawyer is found dead. Meredith visits to take care of a sick Alexis while Beckett is staying there due to her apartment being fumigated. (43 mins.)
“ 8/10
Clever story and an unexpected ending. ” - polokill
 
11.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Under the Influence (2013)
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A promising DJ is murdered at an album-release party for a pop star which takes Castle and Beckett inside the drama of NYC's music industry (43 mins.)
“ 9/10
Great story involving Esposito even though it had a weak story ” - polokill
 
12.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Death Gone Crazy (2013)
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Soft porn tycoon Beau Randolph was strangled with a bra during a grand party to launch another College Girls Gone Crazy franchise production... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10
Funny and a good mystery but felt that there was no chemistry between Castle and Beckett ” - polokill
 
13.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Recoil (2013)
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A professional hit victim's corpse is found in a parking facility. The team works out she worked for US senator William H... (43 mins.)
“ 10/10
Suspenseful,clever and dark. ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Reality Star Struck (2013)
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The corpse of Hannah Green, star of a fashion house reality show, is found in a Manhattan alley, but... (43 mins.)
“ 9/10.
Great episode. Funny,great chemistry and a really clever mystery with some good twists. ” - polokill
 
15.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Target (2013)
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Saudi student Hasim Farouk, at Columbia like Alexis, is killed by a van crashing into him while he fired at it... (43 mins.)
“ 10/10
Great. Dark, suspenseful and intense. One of the best episodes of Castle so far ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Hunt (2013)
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After the FBI fails to get Alexis back, Castle takes matters into his own hands. (43 mins.)
“ 10/10
Clever, dark and avoided cliches. The best 2 part episode since season 2 . ” - polokill
 
17.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Scared to Death (2013)
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Castle is shaky after watching a DVD which predicts, in flashy amateur horror style, the exact time of death... (43 mins.)
“ 9/10
Provided a lot of laughs and some real suspense and even a very decent mystery was a bit melodramatic at points. ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Wild Rover (2013)
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The corpse of Jimmy, a baker popular for cup cakes, is found in his industrial dough mixer. His apprentice Todd noticed... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Lives of Others (2013)
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Castle is home, mostly alone, in a wheelchair after a skiing accident, bored out of his wits just before his birthday... (43 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
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A woman's body is dumped outside a hospital, with her face torn open as if by an animal or wild beast. Soon, Beckett and Castle become prey for the killer. (43 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Squab and the Quail (2013)
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Castle is jealous when Beckett has to protect a billionaire from an unknown killer. Castle wants to solve the case fast because it means Beckett will no longer have to be with the charming entrepreneur. (43 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - polokill
 
22.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Still (2013)
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After tracking a killer to his apartment, Beckett steps on a bomb trigger and must stand in place while the bomb squad finds a way to defuse it. Castle stays with her, and they argue over who liked who first, via flashbacks. (43 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Human Factor (2013)
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When Homeland Security inexplicably seals the crime scene of a car bombing, Castle and Beckett find... (43 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - polokill
 
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Castle (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Watershed (2013)
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The team investigates the death of a woman who hacked a law office for a specific file. It seems she thought her best friend was killed, and she was on a lead to that killer. Beckett interviews with the FBI. (43 mins.)
“ 8/10
Could have been better but still a solid finale. ” - polokill