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The Best Episodes of Castle

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When mystery writer Richard Castle and homicide detective Kate Beckett join forces, Castle becomes less of a crime story and more of a romance novel. Some great Castle episodes are about the investigation into the murder of Beckett's mother while others focus on Castle and Beckett's feelings for each other. A few good episodes of Castle showcase deadly conspiracies.

What are the best episodes of Castle? “Always” from season four is a fan favorite. This episode finds Castle and Beckett finally sharing a real kiss. “After the Storm” is also a compelling episode of the ABC series, Castle.

“Rise” is another good episode from Castle as is “The Lives of Others” which served as the landmark 100th episode of the series.

Do you have a favorite episode of Castle? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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    Deep in Death

    Sep 21 2009

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 2

    Episode Number1

    SeriesCastle

    When the new season begins, Castle is wrestling with how to repair his relationship with Beckett, while struggling to finish his soon-to-be-published bestseller, Heat Wave. But circumstances force...
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    Head Case

    Oct 03 2011

    SeasonCastle - Season 4

    Episode Number3

    SeriesCastle

    A murder scene complete with lots of blood but no victim and high tech life-extension science are all part of the investigation as Castle and Beckett try to solve a murder without a body. Meanwhile,...  more
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    The Limey

    Apr 02 2012

    SeasonCastle - Season 4

    Episode Number20

    SeriesCastle

    A devilishly handsome detective from Scotland Yard, Simon Hunt, teams up with Castle & Beckett to find the person responsible for the murder of his friend's daughter. Also, Nigel Wyndham, the Deputy...  more
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    Nanny McDead

    Mar 16 2009

    SeasonCastle - Season 1

    Episode Number2

    SeriesCastle

    When a body of a young woman is found inside the dryer at a laundry room, Castle and Beckett uncover that the young woman worked as a nanny in the upscale building. Meanwhile, as Castle works on his...
  • 30
    2
    1

    Little Girl Lost

    May 04 2009

    SeasonCastle - Season 1

    Episode Number9

    SeriesCastle

    When a two-year-old girl is discovered missing from her home, Beckett is called in to assist with the investigation only to discover that the FBI agent in charge is, in fact, her ex-boyfriend. The...
  • 31
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    1

    Love Me Dead

    Nov 16 2009

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 2

    Episode Number9

    SeriesCastle

    Castle and Beckett are thrust into the world of ex-cons and escorts. Meanwhile, Alexis has a private chat with Beckett about something that she's keeping from her father....
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    1

    One Man's Treasure

    Nov 23 2009

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 2

    Episode Number10

    SeriesCastle

    When a murdered man is found stuffed in the garbage chute of an apartment building and two women arrive to ID his body — one his wife and the other his fiancee — Castle and Beckett have their hands...
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    A Death in the Family

    May 11 2009

    SeasonCastle - Season 1

    Episode Number10

    SeriesCastle

    Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a missing plastic surgeon who is found dead in the front seat of his car after a week of being parked curbside. As they delve into the twisted world of...
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    When the Bough Breaks

    Oct 19 2009

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 2

    Episode Number5

    SeriesCastle

    Castle has a new book agent, Paula Haas, but she talks with him when he has gotten an opportunity that may change his career. The downside is that taking the opportunity would mean the end of his...
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    The Third Man

    Jan 25 2010

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 2

    Episode Number14

    SeriesCastle

    Mysteries abound when a family returns from vacation to discover a dead man in their daughter's bed. Thinking they're investigating the murder of a squatter, Castle and Beckett soon find themselves...
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    Boom!

    Mar 29 2010

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 2

    Episode Number18

    SeriesCastle

    In the second part of the story begun in "Tick, Tick, Tick," the serial killer remains at large and is taunting Castle, Beckett and Jordan Shaw to catch him...
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    1
    1

    The Dead Pool

    Apr 11 2011

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 3

    Episode Number21

    SeriesCastle

    When a champion swimmer and Olympic hopeful is found dead in a training pool, Castle & Beckett dive in to investigate his murder, and uncover myriad secrets that might have led to his death....
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    Slice of Death

    When a reporter is found dead inside a restaurant's pizza oven, Beckett and Castle go to work on solving the case. They must figure out if his story "The Pizza Wars" is what got him killed or if...
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    He's Dead, She's Dead

    Sep 27 2010

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 3

    Episode Number2

    SeriesCastle

    Beckett and Castle search for a psychic's killer while debating the existence of extrasensory abilities....
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    Murder Most Fowl

    Nov 08 2010

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 3

    Episode Number8

    SeriesCastle

    Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of an NYC subway worker found shot in Central Park. But, while investigating the murder they uncover the abduction of a young boy as well. The team must...
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    Law & Murder

    Mar 28 2011

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 3

    Episode Number19

    SeriesCastle

    During the high profile trial of a murdered socialite, a juror tumbles out of the jury box....dead....
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    Almost Famous

    Nov 01 2010

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 3

    Episode Number7

    SeriesCastle

    An "Officer Down" call turns out to be a male stripper dressed like a cop. Castle and Beckett explore the world of male strip clubs and struggling actors, all people in pursuit of fame. They need to...
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    Anatomy of a Murder

    Oct 18 2010

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 3

    Episode Number5

    SeriesCastle

    An unknown woman falls out of a casket along with the original deceased when pallbearers lose control of the casket at a funeral; the investigation takes Beckett and Castle into the world of amorous,...
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    An Embarrassment of Bitches

    Jan 23 2012

    SeasonCastle - Season 4

    Episode Number13

    SeriesCastle

    When a famous dog trainer is killed, the investigation keeps coming back to charismatic reality TV star Kay Cappuccio. Kay, a favorite of tabloids and gossip websites the world over, has achieved...
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    Pretty Dead

    May 09 2011

    SeasonCastle (2009) - Season 3

    Episode Number23

    SeriesCastle

    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...
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    Undead Again

    Apr 30 2012

    SeasonCastle - Season 4

    Episode Number22

    SeriesCastle

    When Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a man with human bite marks on his body, Castle's wild theories start flying. But none are as wild as what their only witness insists happened - a...
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    Secret's Safe With Me

    Oct 01 2012

    SeasonCastle - Season 5

    Episode Number2

    SeriesCastle

    On Beckett's first day back from her suspension, she and Castle are thrown into the salacious world of local TV news when WHNY's veteran weather girl is found dead. As if navigating an industry full...
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    Heroes and Villains

    Sep 26 2011

    SeasonCastle - Season 4

    Episode Number2

    SeriesCastle

    Castle and Beckett suspect a costume-clad vigilante is responsible for the mysterious murder of an ex-con....
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    Cops & Robbers

    Oct 31 2011

    SeasonCastle - Season 4

    Episode Number7

    SeriesCastle

    A crew of bank robbers disguised as classic television doctors take hostages which include Castle and Martha. But things are complicated by the fact that Beckett's on the outside having her every...
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    Heartbreak Hotel

    Nov 07 2011

    SeasonCastle - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    SeriesCastle

    During the investigation of the murder of an Atlantic City casino owner at an abandoned warehouse, strong leads emerge for the team in both New York and Atlantic City. As Beckett and Capt. Gates work...