TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Castle  

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List of the best Castle episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Castle episodes of all time are. Fans of Castle are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different episodes, including "Hell Hath No Fury" and "One Man's Treasure." What is the best Castle episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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Always is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
May 07 2012 When the murder of an Army veteran puts Beckett on the trail of the man who shot her, Castle must decide how much he's willing to sacrifice to keep her safe. As secrets are revealed and feelings ...more

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After The Storm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Sep 24 2012 "After the Storm" - After four seasons of "will they" or "won't they," Richard Castle and Kate Beckett finally gave in to their feelings for each other in the much ...more

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Tick, Tick, Tick... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Mar 22 2010 Federal Agent Jordan Shaw, an insightful and accomplished Federal investigator teams up with Castle & Beckett to hunt down a cunning and elusive serial killer.

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The Lives of Others is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
The Lives of Others Apr 01 2013 In the show’s 100th episode, Castle finds himself in the unfortunate position of NOT being able to work a case. While he’s holed up in the loft with a broken leg, Beckett goes off to investigate ...more

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Rise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Sep 19 2011 Detective Beckett struggles to survive; Castle tries to identify the shooter; Ryan and Esposito try to adjust to the new captain.

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3XK is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
3XK Oct 25 2010 When 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 ...more

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Probable Cause is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Nov 05 2012 When a body is found at a sci-fi convention, Castle and Beckett are warped into the heart of fandom -- a world of egotistic celebrities, diehard costumed fans and enough drama for two galaxies.

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The Blue Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Feb 06 2012 When Castle and Beckett investigate the killing of a treasure hunter, they discover the case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 involving a hard-boiled private detective. Castle ...more

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Knockout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Knockout May 16 2011 Kate Beckett's investigation into her mother's death is reactivated when Hal Lockwood - a professional hitman with knowledge of Beckett's mother's murder - stages a spectacular escape during a ...more

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To Love and Die in L.A. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
To Love and Die in L.A. May 02 2011 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 ...more

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Scared to Death is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Scared to Death Mar 18 2013 When a young woman appears to have literally been scared to death three days after watching a "haunted" DVD, Castle and Beckett delve into one of their creepiest cases yet. To make ...more

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Pandora (1) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Feb 13 2012 Castle and Beckett work with the CIA as they hunt a killer who's connected to an international conspiracy, and the case reunites Castle and a female CIA agent with whom he shares a past.

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Linchpin (2) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Feb 20 2012 Castle and Beckett try to stop a series of events that could lead the U.S. into a war, and their efforts continue to put Castle in CIA agent Sophia Conrad's orbit.

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The Final Frontier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
The Final Frontier Nov 12 2012 A documentary crew follows Castle, Beckett and the team as they investigate the murder of a rock band's lead guitarist.

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Kick the Ballistics is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Kick the Ballistics Oct 10 2011 A young woman will be murdered and the murder weapon will be Detective Ryan's old service piece. Castle, Beckett, Ryan and Esposito must rush against time to solve the murder, track down and ...more

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Secret Santa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Secret Santa Dec 03 2012 Castle and Beckett investigate when a bearded man named Kris Kringle falls from the sky in Central Park; Beckett and Castle work on a Christmas list together.

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Significant Others is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Jan 07 2013 When a powerful divorce attorney who only represented women is murdered, Castle and Beckett are confronted with a plethora of angry ex-husbands, any one of whom could be the murderer. Meanwhile, ...more

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The Wild Rover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
The Wild Rover Mar 25 2013 When a man is found dead in an industrial cake mixer, Castle and Beckett trace the murder to an Irish gang in Staten Island and a beautiful bar owner named Siobhan O’Doul (Cara Buono). Much to ...more

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After hours is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Nov 19 2012 In the aftermath of a disastrous "Meet the Parents" dinner, a bickering Castle and Beckett are sent to retrieve the only witness to a murder, but they get ambushed and are forced to ...more

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Reality Star Struck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Reality Star Struck Nov 02 2013 Castle & Beckett get an up-close-and-personal view of a "Real Housewives"-esque reality TV series, "The Wives of Wall Street," when they investigate the murder of the ...more

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The Fast and the Furriest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Apr 15 2013 When Castle and Beckett find giant footprints at the site of a vicious murder, the team is forced to confront the unlikely theory that Bigfoot is the killer. But as they trek into the world of ...more

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Headhunters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Apr 16 2012 With tensions rising between Castle and Beckett, Castle finds himself a new partner -- Detective Ethan Slaughter (guest star Adam Baldwin, "Firefly"), a tough and colorful cop from the ...more

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The Limey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Apr 02 2012 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, ...more

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Cloudy With A Chance of Murder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Karl Erickson added Cloudy With A Chance of Murder Oct 08 2012 When a young woman is mysteriously murdered, Beckett and Castle discover her death may be linked to a repossessed storage unit up for auction. Was the unit connected to her death? Was something ...more

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Head Case is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Oct 03 2011 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. ...more

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Death Gone Crazy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Castle
Jan 14 2013 When an up and coming DJ is killed at a pop star's album release party, Beckett and Castle must dive into the raucous world of New York's music industry. Then, when the investigation leads to a ...more