Castle (2009–2016)
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For Better or Worse 

The wait is finally over for Castle as the wedding day approaches. Kate discovers that she's still married to her college sweetheart, and visits him to get a divorce. But he has problems of his own, bigger than anyone could imagine.


John Terlesky


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Terri Edda Miller | 2 more credits »




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
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates
Eddie McClintock ... Rogan O'Leary
Scottie Thompson ... Tildy McGuire
Maya Stojan ... Tory Ellis
Chris Browning ... Biker
R.D. Call ... Mickey Barbozz (as RD Call)
Randy Oglesby ... Pastor Bob
Nicole J. Butler ... Cassandra


When Castle and Becket apply for their marriage license, they find out that Becket is already married. They have to track down the "husband" and get him to sign divorce papers, but two groups of armed thugs also want him. Meanwhile, back in New York, multiple calamities strike that could delay the wedding, but Alexis, Lanie, and Martha find creative solutions. Finally, Becket is at the ceremony waiting for Castle. Written by Dr. Bits

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When Beckett calls Castle to tell him about the favor Rogan wants from her in exchange for signing the divorce papers, Castle's "Captain Castle" nameplate from "Castle: That '70s Show (2014)" is visible on his desk. See more »


The car being driven by Castle while driving to his wedding was a Fifth Generation Mercedes S Class. But the car shown on fire is a Fourth Generation Mercedes S Class. See more »


[first lines]
Martha Rodgers: 297 wedding guests. It's a minor miracle, our final total is below 300.
Richard Castle: There. I am done. Five hundred autographed copies of "Wild Storm". My pre-wedding signing obligations are finished.
Alexis Castle: Good. Now sign this.
Richard Castle: What's this one?
Alexis Castle: Final payment for the rooftop venue.
Richard Castle: You mean the perfect venue. A 360-degree view of Manhattan. The stars above us, the world at our feet. It's too bad Beckett didn't want to bungee jump off the side of the building for our big exit. Now, that would have been cool.
Alexis Castle:
Richard Castle:
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Written by Antonio Vivaldi (as Vivaldi)
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User Reviews

sub-par episode
15 November 2016 | by ScrugulusSee all my reviews

The episode is fun in itself, and not that much out-of-character, actually, compared to others in earlier seasons. So, for me, there would nothing be wrong with the tone of the main plot in itself. But the ending is tonally completely different from the rest of the episode; and everything is bent and forced into that kind of season-ending that all TV shows nowadays believe they must manufacture. The other problem with the tone is that it feels jarring compared to the tone of the previous episode, which was so much darker (which is, of course, only "jarring" if you watch them on a DVD set, back to back, not one week apart on TV).

On the bright side, the acting by guest stars Scottie Thompson and Eddie McClintock is delightful.

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12 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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