Castle (2009–2016)
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Hell to Pay 

Castle thinks the Antichrist may be involved in the death of an axe-wielding, psychiatric inmate who drops dead in the P.I. office.


John Terlesky


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Jim Adler (story by) | 3 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
Toks Olagundoye ... Hayley Shipton
Rick Cosnett ... Victor Crowne
Brian Poth ... Oscar von Eckland
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Mrs. Kramer
Michael Chieffo ... Dr. Roth Martin
Benjamín Benítez ... Dave Holmby
Matt Borlenghi ... Rollins (as Matthew Borlenghi)
Emanuel Loarca ... Guard


During a blackout, Castle and Beckett investigate the death of mental asylum patient Gabriel Shaw, who arrived at Castle's PI office carrying an ax. Shaw, apparently, believed his divine mission was to stop the Antichrist. Castle fears a demonic threat while the team looks into the asylum, a missing orderly, tycoon Victor Crowne, whom Shaw tried to murder as a child, and Oscar von Eckland, heir to another Antichrist-fighter. Written by KGF Vissers

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This was the first epside since the 5th season's "Scared to Death" which has the word "to" in the title. This is as interesting as the above random "highest rated episode since..." trivia which is not actually trivia but a statistic. See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


[first lines]
[in Castle's office looking at the rain storm through the window]
Alexis Castle: Mmm. No sign of it letting up.
Hayley Shipton: Just gonna have to be late. Frankly, I'm in no rush to leave *this* party, thanks to your father's excellent taste in Scotch and daughters.
Alexis Castle: Oh, the man knows his stuff.
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References The Omen (1976) See more »

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The Evil has Castle on its sights

In these last episodes of the series, "Castle" has embraced the silliness that gave the show its special flavor and amped it up twofold. In the last episodes Castle has gone a little bit crazy believing in anything, from djinns to superpowers. In this one, he decides to believe in the Antichrist. It is all very silly, a little bit too much for any mystery to be believable, but at the same time quite funny too.

A person that was in a psychiatric house runs away and dies in Castle's P.I. office, not before saying some random words in Latin. The group will try to find the killer, and all seems to point to some supernatural force.

The show keeps the humor and the fun going, and even though there is almost no mystery, it still keeps being a Castle episode. It is nice to see the actors all having screen time and doing a decent job even though, knowing the series is coming to an end, it is curious there is no plot or character development before the finale.

Still, it is a good enough episode to enjoy before the series ends.

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Release Date:

9 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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