Castle: Season 4, Episode 3

Head Case (3 Oct. 2011)

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Gunshots, a fleeing van and a massive blood pool all point to murder, but when Castle & Beckett arrive at the crime scene, they discover that it lacks something - the victim! The ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Captain Victoria Gates (as Penny Johnson Jerald)
Dr. Ari Weiss
Philip Boyd
Mrs. Hamilton
Johnny Rosen
Eddie Peck


Gunshots, a fleeing van and a massive blood pool all point to murder, but when Castle & Beckett arrive at the crime scene, they discover that it lacks something - the victim! The investigation leads to the cutting-edge world of life-extension science, a cunning high-tech researcher, and a sleazy porn mogul who invested in a modern-day "fountain of youth." Meanwhile, Alexis finds out whether she got into Stanford. Written by ABC Publicity

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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3 October 2011 (USA)  »

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At the end of the show, Beckett identifies Mrs. Hamilton's means of death as a cyanide pill. Cyanide pills cause death by brain death, irreparably destroying the cerebral neurons, which would completely negate her reason to die, in order to have her brain preserved. See more »


Richard Castle: Missing body, killers who literally cover their tracks... anyone else getting a quick strike assassin squad vibe?
Kevin Ryan: Oh c'mon Castle, you're not saying it's some type of black ops job?
Richard Castle: I'm not saying it. The evidence is saying it. I'm betting this guy's buried at sea by now.
Kate Beckett: Lanie, there's an imprint in the blood.
Lanie Parish: Yeah, it looks like a box or a case.
Kate Beckett: Might have been our victim's.
Richard Castle: Nuclear launch codes, probably.
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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »


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