Aired: Feb 18, 2013 , Monday at 22:00 on ABC

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Episode Summary: In the first half of a two-part story arc, Castle and Beckett find themselves in a race against time when they unearth a plot to kidnap Sarah el-Masri, the daughter of a powerful foreign dignitary. The stakes are raised when they learn that Alexis was also kidnapped, and every lead they follow ends with the discovery of another dead body.
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The Dark Side of Rick

It’s that time of year again! The time of year when Andrew Marlowe and the rest of the Castle writers give us an extra present. The time of year when they push out a two-part episode that is filled with tension, adrenaline and something that always hits close to home. The best part about these episodes? They never fail. Time to talk “Target," BTVGuides. The Castle Season 5 two-parter kicked off with the kidnapping of Alexis and her friend. Turns out Alexis was in ... more

Where in the World is Alexis?

This week on Castle, Alexis is in the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up kidnapped. This leaves our team working against the clock to try and bring Alexis home. But as the last few minutes of the episode convey, bringing Alexis home safely is going to end up being an international affair."Maybe they should tap in Liam Neeson? He's sort of the expert when it comes to kidnapped family members. Castle loves playing up its film and television homages, whether it's reality shows or... more



'Castle' Recap: Beckett Solves a Murder, Castle Finds a Purse

Several lessons are learned in tonight's episode of Castle. One, Castle should wear his bulletproof vest at all times. Two, you should really only be a private investigator if you don't have to worry about things like money or personal safety. And three, the writers don't seem to know what to do with Lanie now that she's not Esposito's love interest. We miss you, girl. Moral of the Story: Don't Lend Things to People "Private Eye Carumba!" does ... more

'Castle' Mid-Season Premiere Recap: Castle Becomes a Private Eye

The more things change on Castle, the more they stay the same. Though Castle is banned from working with the NYPD and his dynamic with them has necessarily shifted, some things are constant. Everyone except Gates still disregards the law. Purlmutter, coaxed out of his Castle-induced hibernation, still hates the living. And the entire team of seasoned professionals still can't do their jobs without Castle's help. Licensed to Show Up Where He Shouldn't "Cast... more

'Castle': 5 Reasons the Dynamic Has Changed -- And Why It's a Good Thing

Tonight, Castle returns from its midseason break with a new episode, "Castle, P.I.".  Having been banned from working with the police, Castle is now a private investigator solving crimes on his own. The ban fundamentally changes the dynamic of the show. Here's why that's a good thing. A Noir Theme Castle has dabbled in noir before, particularly in the episode "The Blue Butterfly." With Castle n... more


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