Castle (2009–2016)
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A man Beckett has been secretly following is found dead - and then a notorious criminal involved in the first death is killed with Beckett's own gun. Faced with an elaborate frame-up, she has no choice but to run.


Rob Bowman


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Rob Hanning | 2 more credits »




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
Jack Coleman ... Senator William H. Bracken
Jonathan Adams ... Vulcan Simmons
Alex Fernandez ... Captain Marcus Donovan
David Gautreaux ... Dr. Oliver Pressing
Ayanna Berkshire ... Interviewer
Tom Billett Tom Billett ... Sergio
Joshua Wolf Coleman ... Reporter #2


Kate Beckett is following a man she believes is related to the death of her mother. The man turns up dead the next morning. They discover that the man was killed by Vulcan and when his body is discovered, Beckett is framed for that murder. Her only hope is to discover a cassette recording that will help her solve the case and prove her innocence. Castle and the entire team at the precinct must help her or go down with her. Written by SwatiG

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English | Latin

Release Date:

5 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


"Veritas" is Latin for "truth"; the word appears on Johanna Beckett's gravestone, and the title could possibly refer to Kate finally exposing the truth about Senator Bracken's role in her mother's death. See more »


Joanna Beckett hides a tape inside the elephants with a hint in her notice book, where Braken commits her murder. When the recording took place Joanna Beckett is already dead. Who placed the recording there in a secret place, which nobody else knows and also knows about these elephants are family. See more »


[first lines]
[while Beckett is on a stake-out in an alley, she sees a cab drop of a fare]
Kate Beckett: [to herself] What are you doing in an alley, Jason?
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Referenced in Castle: PhDead (2015) See more »


Castle Theme Song
Written by Robert Duncan
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I rolled my eyes at the start
19 August 2016 | by richard_bownes-99613See all my reviews

Castle is at it's best when you can't take it seriously. Season 1 was only okay, 2 a little better, 3 was more enjoyable and then the incredibly serious 4th series was dull. By this point, Beckett, easily the most annoying character on the programme(Seriously, you people who praise her, what show do you watch?) and her main story arc were incredibly boring and ridiculously far-fetched. It had dragged on way too long and was just ridiculously far-fetched.

Then there was a little bit about it in Series 5 which turned into a decent episode.

Then we got the incredibly predictable Lazarus episode where, if you didn't know it was about her mother early on, you may as well not bother watching TV.

The moment I saw the intro to this episode, everyone in my house rolled there eyes and thought "not again".

Turning it off was the best thing I did

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