Castle (2009–2016)
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A man Beckett has been secretly following is found dead - and then a notorious criminal involved in the first death is killed with Beckett's own gun. Faced with an elaborate frame-up, she has no choice but to run.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Rodgers (credit only)
Alexis Castle (credit only)
Captain Marcus Donovan
Dr. Oliver Pressing
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Kate Beckett is following a man she believes is related to the death of her mother. The man turns up dead the next morning. They discover that the man was killed by Vulcan and when his body is discovered, Beckett is framed for that murder. Her only hope is to discover a cassette recording that will help her solve the case and prove her innocence. Castle and the entire team at the precinct must help her or go down with her. Written by SwatiG

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5 May 2014 (USA)  »

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This episode, with the character of Vulcan Simmons, also guest-starred David Gautreaux, who was cast as a young Vulcan named Xon in the aborted 70s TV series, "Star Trek: Phase II." See more »


In the recording of Bracken that Montgomery left for Beckett, the conversation is exclusively between Montgomery and Bracken. But as established in Castle: Knockout, Montgomery was only a rookie during the Joe Pulgatti/Bob Armen incident; it seems unlikely that two veterans like Raglan and McCallister would choose a new guy to speak for them, especially to the ADA who's been blackmailing them about the crime for which he not only has the ability to prosecute them at any time he chooses, but is heard saying outright he's more than willing to do so. See more »


Richard Castle: You need to take Bracken down, same as we do.
Kate Beckett: There has to be a way.
Mr. Smith: Yes, and I thought I'd found it. I got to one of Bracken's men. He told me there was something that the Senator was afraid of. A recording made by a former associate to protect himself. A recording in which Bracken admits to murder.
Kate Beckett: Do you know where it is?
Mr. Smith: No. And neither does Bracken, though he's spent considerable resources trying to recover it, as did I, for over a year with no luck. Hell, it may not even exist. But in my ...
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Referenced in Castle: PhDead (2015) See more »


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15 November 2016 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I love the show, but this episode was beyond ridiculous. I can accept that they had to do some ret-conning in order to bring that particular affair to a close. But there was no need for the many many conjectures they made to be so extremely far-fetched. Not even a psychic could have come up with this stuff. A lot of very lazy writing must have gone into this - plus a need to rush things (perhaps certain recurring characters' contracts were up and they did not want to renew them beyond season 6??). All this conjecture was made worse by them cramming a lot of plot development into 40 minutes. There was more than enough plot here to do a two-parter that would have been decently paced and would have given the plot and the twists and "discoveries" the necessary room to breathe. Yet, they choose not to do this as a two-parter. Perhaps they did not have the time because they were getting too close to the end of the season??

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