Castle (2009–2016)
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Under Fire 

Castle and Beckett must find a serial arsonist as Ryan and Esposito struggle for their life in a building set on fire.


Paul Holahan


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers (credit only)
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (credit only)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates
Nic Bishop ... Fire Chief Miller
Wendy Davis ... Lt. Delia Burton
Juliana Dever ... Jenny Ryan
Maya Stojan ... Tory Ellis
Jamie Harris ... Adam Ferguson
Ethan Cohn ... Milo Pavlik
Robert Cicchini ... Mr. Turino


When Castle and Beckett discover that the victim of a building fire was actually shot to death, they get on the trail of a serial arsonist turned murderer. Meanwhile, Ryan's wife, Jenny, goes into labor, but disaster threatens to ruin the joyous moment. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Alibi [United Kingdom]





Release Date:

6 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Guest star Wendy Davis played a main character in Army Wives (2007). Seamus Dever guest starred in the second season as Dr. Chris "Getty" Ferlinghetti. See more »


At some point near the end of filming this episode, Stana Katic injured her right hand. When Kate hugs Javier, her fore and middle fingers are taped together. The few scenes prior did not show this injury and no way could have held the gun a couple of minutes prior. See more »


[first lines]
[Beckett and Castle stand in front of a blazing inferno]
Kate Beckett: [answers phone] Jenny?
Jenny Ryan: Kate! Oh, thank God! Um, have- have you heard from Kevin?
Kate Beckett: No, I haven't. Have you?
Jenny Ryan: No. I've been calling him to test our system, and he's not answering and... I'm freaking out a little bit. Um... do you have any idea where he is?
[after a look from Castle, Kate turns around and looks at the burning flames]
Jenny Ryan: Kate? Kate, are you there?
Kate Beckett: [turning back] Yeah. Yeah, I'm here.
Jenny Ryan: What's going on? Where's Kevin?
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Castle Theme Song
Written by Robert Duncan
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worth the wait
6 January 2014 | by avishek-asrSee all my reviews

Castle is back and this episode helps it to fly high. After a more-than-a-month-long wait, I finally had the pleasure to see this episode and it pushed my expectations from the coming ones even higher. This episode had all the elements(a little less in suspense or actually solving the crime I guess), it had the comic relief, the searching for clues, castle's thinking on feet power, and above all, the raw emotion and love that the core members of 12th precinct share. And even Ryan(or will he?????) Becomes dad and the bromance of Kevin-Javier is well portrayed. Castle-Becket-Ryan-Javier-Lanie-Gates and even Jenny were superb in their character. My best wishes for the upcoming episodes.

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