Air Date: May 16, 2011 at 10:00 PM PDT
Kate Beckett's investigation into her mother's death is reactivated when Hal Lockwood (guest star Max Martini) - a professional hitman with knowledge of Beckett's mother's murder - stages a spectacular escape during a court hearing. As police launch a manhunt for Lockwood, Castle and the team uncover evidence of a deeper conspiracy involving...
Title: Pretty Dead
Air Date: May 9, 2011 at 10:00 PM PDT
During rehearsal for "Baron's All-American Beauty Pageant," the contestants are shocked to discover the body of Miss Illinois - strangled, but by whom? As Castle and Beckett delve into the cut-throat competition of the pageant world, they learn that a number suspects had motive for murder, including jealous fellow contestants, the pageant's...
Title: To Love and Die in L.A
Air Date: May 2, 2011 at 10:00 PM PDT
While investigating the shooting death of her ex-partner in New York, Beckett comes to believe the suspect has fled to Los Angeles. Against orders, she travels to L.A., going renegade to track down the killer, with Castle unexpectedly along for the ride. As they dig deeper into the motives, they uncover a trail that leads from a...
Title: The Dead Pool
Air Date: April 11, 2011 at 10:00 PM PDT
When a champion swimmer and Olympic hopeful is found dead in a training pool, Castle and Beckett dive in to investigate his murder, and uncover myriad secrets that might have led to his death. Also in the episode, crime fiction authors Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane guest star, offering Castle their insights into the case over a...
Title: Slice of Death
Air Date: April 4, 2011 at 10:00 PM PDT
Castle and Beckett work the case of a man found dead inside a pizza oven, but it turns out not to be someone associated with the restaurant - it was a reporter. Was his story, "The Pizza Wars," enough to get him killed, or was it something much deeper than that? Read the full recap here.
Title: Law and MurderDuring the high-profile trial of a murdered socialite, a juror suddenly tumbles out of the jury box -- dead! When Castle and Beckett learn the juror was poisoned, their investigation soon uncovers that this seemingly innocent juror may not have been so innocent after all. Read the full recap here.
Air Date: March 28, 2011 at 10:00 PM PDT
Title: One Life to LoseCorbin Bernsen (The Young and the Restless, Psyche), Rebecca Budig (All My Children), Cameron Mathison (All My Children) and Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) guest star in a soap opera-themed storyline of Castle. Read the full recap here.
Air Date: March 21, 2011 at 10:00 PM PDT
Title: CountdownCastle and Beckett must set aside their differences with Agent Fallon (Adrian Pasdar) while trying to prevent a city-wide catastrophe. Read the full recap here.
Air Date: February 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM PST
Title: SetupWhile investigating an apparent robbery-homicide, Beckett and Castle discover the victim was involved in a mysterious conspiracy; as the stakes rise, a federal agent (Adrian Pasdar) takes over the case. Original air date: February 21, 2011. Read the full recap here.
Air Date: February 21, 2011 at 12:00 AM PST
Title: The Final NailCastle's old school chum is accused of murdering his wife, and Castle and Beckett are at odds over whether the man is innocent or not. Original air date: February 14, 2011. Read the full recap here.
Air Date: February 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM PST
Title: Lucky StiffThe murder of a lottery winner leaves Castle and Beckett with a wealth of suspects; Martha must decide what to do with her inheritance. Original air date: February 7, 2011. Read the full recap here.
Air Date: February 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM PST
Air Date: January 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM PST
Beckett meets with the retired detective who handled her mom's homicide case, but he is killed right before he can tell her anything. The subsequent probe leads to a decades-old conspiracy that may reveal who murdered Beckett's mother. All the drama leads up to the big Castle and Beckett kiss! Original air date: January 24, 2011. Read...
Title: Poof! You're DeadWhen the owner of historic Drake's Magic Shop in New York is found drowned in Houdini's famous water torture tank, Castle and Beckett must delve into the world of magic, magicians and their secrets to find his killer. As part of their investigation, Castle & Beckett meet master magician Tobias Strange (guest star Gilles...
Air Date: January 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM PST
Title: Nikki HeatCastle's novel Heat Wave is being turned into a movie, and the Hollywood hottie cast as the movie's lead shows up at Beckett's invitation to better understand the character she's going to play. Laura Prepon guest stars as actress Natalie Rhodes. As our threesome investigates the murder of a high-class matchmaker, Natalie goes to extremes...
Air Date: January 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM PST
Title: Last CallAn investigation into a dockworker-turned-bar-owner's death leads Beckett and Castle to the city's underground tunnels, where they discover a Prohibition-era secret. The probe's focus on New York's bar history inspires Castle to open one. Read the full recap here.
Air Date: December 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM PST
Title: Close Encounters of the Murderous KindAfter a prominent astrophysicist's body is found in her car — the victim of explosive decompression — Castle jokingly theorizes that perhaps she was killed in the vacuum of outer space. Yet as they delve deeper into the victim's life, they're confronted with a succession of evidence that keeps pointing them...
Air Date: November 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM PST
Title: Murder Most FowlWhile investigating the murder of a NYC subway worker found shot to death in Central Park, Castle and Beckett unexpectedly uncover the shocking and violent abduction of a young boy. Working against the clock, the team must unravel the motives behind the high stakes kidnapping, not just to bring a murderer to justice, but to save...
Air Date: November 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM PST
Title: Almost FamousResponding to an "Officer Down" emergency call, Castle and Beckett's latest case takes a shocking turn when it's revealed that the victim isn't a cop but a male stripper dressed up as one. The murder leads them into the world of male strip clubs, the hardships of struggling actors, and the price that people pay in pursuit of fame....
Air Date: November 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT
Title: 3XKWhen a beautiful woman is found dead in an alley, all clues point to her being a victim of the notorious Triple Killer. The Triple Killer, or 3XK, terrorized New York City four years ago, then mysteriously disappeared. Now he's back. In a deadly battle of wits, Castle and Beckett race against time to stop 3XK before he claims his next victims....
Air Date: October 25, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT
Title: Anatomy of a Murder
Air Date: October 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT
Mysteries abound when pallbearers at a funeral lose control of a surprisingly heavy casket only to have a second unknown woman tumble out along with the original deceased. When Castle and Beckett learn that the victim was a doctor at County Hospital, their investigation takes them into the world of amorous, bed-hopping...
Title: PunkedA young mathematician is shot with a 200-year-old bullet, inspiring wild theories by Castle about a time-traveling murderer. A tricked-out DeLorean and a suspect in Victorian clothing only adds to the notion. From the towers of Wall Street to an underground steampunk society, Castle and Beckett will journey to unravel the mystery. Victor...
Air Date: October 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT
Title: Under the GunWhen a coded document hidden by a murdered bail bondsman gets Castle's imagination running wild, Beckett must steer the case back to the violent felons who populated their victim's world — only to discover that maybe Castle's crazy theories aren't so crazy after all. Complicating matters is the surprise arrival of Beckett's ex-partner...
Air Date: October 4, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT
Title: He's Dead, She's Dead
Air Date: September 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT
Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a famous physic with very good
psychic powersresearch abilities. The pair debate the possibility of communicating with the dead, the existence of extrasensory skills, and who's the better crime solver. Evidence mounts on both sides, especially when a letter arrives from the...
Title: A Deadly Affair
Air Date: September 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT
The premiere of Season 3 launched with a cliffhanger and backtracked to three days earlier. Beckett hasn't heard from Castle since he left for the Hamptons months ago to finish writing his second Nikki Heat novel, Naked Heat. The most Beckett, Ryan, and Esposito have seen of Castle is a bookstore cutout of him advertising an...