Castle (2009–2016)
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The detective on Beckett's mother's homicide case is killed after telling her he has information.


Thomas J. Wright (as Tom Wright)


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Will Beall

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Captain Roy Montgomery
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Max Martini ... Hal Lockwood
Brian Goodman ... Gary McCallister
Jonathan Adams ... Vulcan Simmons
Joel Polis ... John Raglan
John Kapelos ... Joe Pulgatti
Brian R. Norris ... Chad Rodrick (as Brian Norris)
Chryssie Whitehead ... Kathy Moore


Beckett is contacted by John Raglan, the investigating detective on the homicide of her mother, who is dying and, tormented by his conscience, has information about the original failed investigation. But before he can pass it on, Raglan is murdered by a sniper in front of Castle and Beckett; determined to uncover what Raglan knew, Beckett begins to investigate old leads in her mother's murder, but is soon suspended from the case after her integrity is challenged by her emotional investment. As Ryan and Esposito continue the investigation, Castle and Beckett launch their own unofficial inquiries -- and both teams soon find themselves up against a mysterious individual with power and influence who is willing to kill to ensure his secrets remain safe. Written by Scotty

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Release Date:

24 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


During their meet at the coffee shop, Raglan mentions that Beckett's stand-off with Dick Coonan in the precinct happened "about a year ago". The episode aired almost exactly a year after "Castle: Sucker Punch (2010)", missing the anniversary of its airdate by just six days. See more »


When Raglan is shot and his cup shatters, he slumps off of his seat. As the camera used changes, he is seen sat straight up before slumping out of his seat again. See more »


[first lines]
Kate Beckett: [answers phone] Beckett.
John Raglan: [on phone] Detective Beckett?
Kate Beckett: Yeah.
John Raglan: This is John Raglan.
John Raglan: I was lead investigator on your mother's homicide twelve years ago.
Kate Beckett: I remember you, Detective Raglan.
John Raglan: Listen, I... We need to talk, about your mother's case. There's something you don't know. There's a coffee shop at 4th and Main. Meet me there in an hour. Just you. No cops.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


Performed by The Frames
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25 January 2011 | by jmalonearSee all my reviews

This was the most intense and yet emotionally moving episode to date. Just when you think you have answers, all you end up with is more questions! Ryan and Esposito really step up to the plate in this episode. They really prove they are more than just good cops. Martha poses a great question to Rick, but of course he never directly answers it! But it seems that Rick is finally taking a look at things for what they really are. Beckett has never looked better. She is unbelievably gorgeous in this episode. However, she appears to show a different side of her self in this episode! A side that I personally love! Be sure and check this episode out. It would be great if you have already been watching the other seasons, but by itself, this episode is top notch! Excellent episode!

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