Castle: Season 5, Episode 15

Target (18 Feb. 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. The team soon works out the van was used to kidnap not only Egyptian tycoon ... 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)
Douglas Stevens
Ted Archer


Saudi student Hasim Farouk, at Columbia like Alexis, is killed by a van crashing into him while he fired at it. The team soon works out the van was used to kidnap not only Egyptian tycoon Anwar El-Masri's daughter Sara, but also Alexis, whom she met at a lecture. FBI agent Harris's sole trace, obtained only because Becket 'turned away' from Castle slightly torturing the wounded van driver, runs dead. Meanwhile the girls attempt an escape, but discover the container they were held in now stands in Paris. Written by KGF Vissers

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Alexis's phone was in airplane-mode when Castle called it at The Beaumont Hotel, so it should not have rung. See more »


Javier Esposito: Okay, I found three science related events in lower Manhattan from last night. First, a sci-fi movie marathon in an art house theater 8 blocks from where Hasim got clocked.
Richard Castle: Though by definition science fiction is not science.
Javier Esposito: [pauses] It has the word in it.
Richard Castle: It's - that's an excellent point.
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Referenced in Castle: Driven (2014) See more »


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Gore_Won is nuts
24 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The torture part of the episode shows a whole different, dark side to Castle. We've only seen him as a clown/dandy, as a typical over-protective father, but now we see that when he says he will do anything to protect the ones he loves, especially Alexis, he puts his money where his mouth is. This shows something that is rarely seen in television. Normally, it's leaving everything to the cops or just killing the bad guys, rarely do you see a man resort to such tactics. This is the last thing anyone would expect from a man like Castle.

What's better, in one episode he mentions that if he were a comic book hero, it would be Bruce Wayne/Batman. Here, he shows he could be Batman...a hero willing to do anything (short of murder) to fight crime (or in Castle's case, protect the ones he loves).

An excellent episode all around.

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