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Hasim Farouk, a student at Columbia like Alexis, is killed by a van crashing into him while he emptied his gun into it. The team soon works out the van was used to kidnap not only Egyptian ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates
Dylan Walsh ... FBI Agent Harris
Karen David ... Sara El-Masri
Bernard White ... Anwar El-Masri
Katherine Kamhi ... Lina El-Masri
Skyler Stone ... Douglas Stevens
Eric Jungmann ... Bram Stoker
Morgan Peter Brown ... Ted Archer


Hasim Farouk, a student at Columbia like Alexis, is killed by a van crashing into him while he emptied his gun into 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 attended a lecture with. FBI agent Harris' sole lead, obtained from Castle torturing the wounded van driver, runs into a dead-end. Meanwhile, the girls attempt an escape, but discover they are not where they thought they were. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

18 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


While investigating a child abduction in "Castle: Little Girl Lost (2009)", Castle tells Beckett that he can't imagine such a thing happening to Alexis. In this episode and the following episode, he actually has to live through that parental nightmare. See more »


When Gates called Backett and Castle out of the room to introduce FBI Agent Harris, Castle tried to close the door but it didn't shut. After they introduced to each other, Agent Harris open the door to enter the room. See more »


[first lines]
[entering the kitchen to find Martha making breakfast]
Richard Castle: You're cooking!... This must be a dream. Or, perhaps, a nightmare.
Martha Rodgers: I choose to take the higher ground and ignore that. Breakfast is served.
Richard Castle: These are my patented special pancakes that I make for Alexis.
Martha Rodgers: Well, not so special. I learned how to prepare it for her this past year.
[sets a plate of pancakes in front of him]
Richard Castle: Oh.
[Castle takes a bite and chews]
Richard Castle: So, the student becomes...
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Referenced in Castle: Deep Cover (2014) See more »


Castle Theme
Written by Robert Duncan
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Gore_Won is nuts
24 June 2013 | by kenbond007See 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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