Castle: Season 6, Episode 5

Time Will Tell (21 Oct. 2013)

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A grisly murder investigation leads Castle and Beckett to a suspect who claims he's traveled back in time to stop terrible events from unfolding, events that will change the course of human... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Victoria Gates (as Penny Johnson Jerald) (credit only)
Simon Doyle
Beryl Wickfield
Dr. Malcolm Wickfield
Jack Hastings
Mick Linden (as Rod Rowland)
Garrett Ward


A grisly murder investigation leads Castle and Beckett to a suspect who claims he's traveled back in time to stop terrible events from unfolding, events that will change the course of human history. Is he simply a deluded killer, or is it possible that he's telling the truth. Written by ABC Publicity

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When first questioned by Beckett and Castle, Simon mentions a "tachyon based technology" that allows humans to open portals in time. First proposed in 1962, Tachyons are hypothetical sub-atomic particles that, theoretically, move faster than light. In fiction, the "tachyon-based time travel devices" are mention in the Trojan Horse book saga by Spanish author Juan Jose Benitez, in which a mysterious character, having traveled to first century Judea, narrates the life of Jesus of Nazareth. See more »


In all but one shot, Paul Deschile's letter shows his school as P.S. 311. However, the copy Beckett spills coffee on at 40:16 is P.S. 370. After she blots the letter, it is back to P.S. 311. See more »


Richard Castle: [On the phone] No, Alexis. I do trust you. I'm just saying, deciding to share an apartment with someone you met on a banana plantation a month ago just doesn't strike me as the smartest decision you've ever made.
Richard Castle: Alexis-
[Another pause]
Richard Castle: Alexis-
[Pulls phone from his ear]
Richard Castle: She hung up on me. Maybe I shouldn't have said that stuff about the bananas.
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References Twelve Monkeys (1995) See more »

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One of my favorite Castle episodes
23 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I find it interesting other reviewers didn't care for this episode. 'Castle' is known for its whimsy, not even remotely resembling a serious cop show like Law and Order or NCIS. 'Castle' is formulaic and implausible most of the time (Beckett and those heels...*shudder*) but that's not why I watch the show. The show succeeds because of clever writing, humor, great cast and chemistry, and some great story lines.

Which include the genre references snuck into every episode that most nerds can appreciate.'Time will Tell' introduces suspects who claim to come from the future. Heavy references to Terminator (Dr. Wickfield is a ringer for Miles Dyson, the creator of Skynet) and Time Cop make the story fun and of course makes Rick Castle very happy (much to Beckett's mild annoyance of course). They effectively fill the Scully/Mulder roles perfectly for their own NYPD Xfile.

The guest actors are great and the story--whether you believe the time travelers or not--is provocative. Is there a logical explanation or do they actually come from the future? The viewer will have to decide...

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