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 »

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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
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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Release Date:

12 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The leader of the biker gang has been on Castle before. In the episode "Almost Famous" (2010) he can be seen in a photograph shown on one of the shows the victim had worked on. See more »


As Castle drives from Manhattan to the Hamptons, he announces he is twenty minutes away; to his left can be seen hills a hundred feet high or more. There is no elevation like that anywhere near the Hamptons. 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...
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Featured in Castle: Sleeper (2015) See more »


Castle Theme Song
Performed by Robert Duncan
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An excellent episode to miss
23 May 2014 | by BKunkleSee all my reviews

Castle is my favorite TV show. The writing is normally absolutely first-rate and I have tremendous respect for Andrew Marlowe, series creator.

That said, this episode was a tragedy--and that's hard to write about a show I love so much. If you missed this episode, I say, good for you! Nevertheless, I will not give away the plot. I do totally agree with everything Rich-494 said in his earlier review. They really did rip off an old Bones plot (which was waaaay better) and the main guest star was even a semi-regular on Bones.

What you need to know is that the feel and the style of this story are totally unlike what you've come to expect from Castle and that, in this case, is really not good. Beckett is forced to confront more and more preposterous obstacles so that you soon feel totally manipulated. The whole thing is campy slapstick and irritating. Then, just when the program shows signs of becoming enjoyable, the unoriginal cliffhanger pops up and the credits roll. (Who would want their name on this one anyway?) If you feel compelled to watch this, wait until next season so you can (hopefully) see the resolution of the plot and get the bad taste out of your mouth. Or just watch any other episode; they are all way better than this.

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