Castle and Martha are held hostage during a bank robbery and Beckett has to try to get them and the other hostages out.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lanie Parish (credit only)
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Captain Victoria Gates (credit only)
Captain John Davis
Trapper John
Sal Martino
Jack Laufer ...
Mr. Davenport
Ty Upshaw ...
Dr. Huxtable
Noa Dori ...
Dr. Quinn
Dr. Howser


Accompanying Martha to the bank, where she pigheadedly refuses his financial help, Castle's speculations over the phone with Becket that surgical mask-equipped customers may be robbers proves correct when everyone is held at gun-point. The call makes Becket the inexperienced hostage negotiator. Castle works out and manages to communicate both crucial and puzzling information. The hostage-chapter ends spectacularly abruptly, only to launch a very different hunt for the brain, who wasn't after cash at all. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

31 October 2011 (USA)  »

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While on the phone with Beckett before the bank robbery begins, Castle expresses his disdain for the paperwork side of being her partner. An amusing irony is that all it essentially requires of him is for him to write. See more »


Dr. Huxtable was carrying an airsoft MP5K. The winding wheel on the bottom of the magazine is visible in some shots. However, this wheel is only present on airsoft high capacity BB magazines. See more »


Kate Beckett: Castle, I need you to listen very carefully. How many are there?
Richard Castle: There are... three.
[Trapper John comes up behind Castle and cocks his gun]
Richard Castle: Make that four.
Trapper John: So you're the hero I'm gonna make an example of.
[John takes Castle's phone]
Trapper John: Sorry, your friend can't talk right now.
Kate Beckett: I wouldn't worry about him. I'd worry about yourself. I've got squad cars on their way.
Trapper John: You a cop? You called a cop?
Richard Castle: No, I... we were already on the line when you guys came in.
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References The Cosby Show (1984) See more »


Castle Theme
Written by Robert Duncan
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1 November 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

On my part, this one is the first more than good episode of this new season of "Castle". It's the return of the "breath taking moments" and all the emotion we lived in the previous season. Richard and Martha gets cought up in a bank robbery involving. . . scrubs ?!? Kate rushes to the scene figure out a wait to get them out of there alive, but she must face the captain of the Tactical Forces who, of course, want to do things his way. Alexis, arrived at the scene, can't get her boyfriend on the phone to support her in this moment of crisis. Now, after viewing that episode, I'm thrilled again about the series and can't wait for the next episode. So far, I was only watching it the episodes because I had too, but the fire is back.

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