Aired: Feb 22, 2016 , Monday at 21:00 on ABC


Episode Summary: Castle is abducted and forced to work with strangers to solve deranged puzzles and mind games, while Beckett and the 12th Precinct must race against time to rescue Castle and catch a killer.
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The Blame Game

Who was the better half on Castle Season 8 Episode 12? That's a trick question. The truth is there is no better half on Castle. Rick and Kate are at their best when they’re working together, which is what made “The Blame Game” such an intriguing episode. Part of what made the first half of Castle Season 8 such a debacle was the lack of screen time shared by our favorite couple, yet this episode took that challenge and turned it into a captivating case. more

Castle and Beckett Must Kill or Be Killed

Let's start out by addressing the elephant in the room: Castle gets kidnapped. A lot. Alexis, ever the lamp shader, ends this episode of Castle by remarking that her father is "abducted twice a year." It's an excessive trope, but it does tend to produce good episodes. "The Blame Game" is not an exception. Castle is at its best when it channels the mystery stories that inspired it, and this episode is a cross between an Agatha Christie novel and a Psych 101 nightmare.Go Red ... more



5 Show Cancellations that Broke Our Hearts in 2016

Not every TV show can go on forever, but a lot of them seem to get the rug pulled out from under them way too early. In 2016, this happened with too many shows that deserved to carry on. From Rob Lowe's witty new sitcom to a captivating Marvel drama, here are 5 TV shows that we wish didn't get cancelled in 2016. 1. The Grinder This smart comedy paired up TV veterans Rob Lowe and Fred Savage as brothers. Lowe's character was an ex-TV actor mo... more

ABC Boss Talks 'Castle' Cancellation -- Plus Is the Original Finale on The DVD Set?

The letting go of Castle's co-lead Stana Katic and the series' later cancellation became one of the more controversial news stories of the TV year. Throughout all the anger, sadness and discussion, ABC remained relatively silent about the debacle.  Fans were left in the dark about why exactly Stana Katic (and co-star Tamala Jones) were being let go beyond vague budget issues. Fans didn't even know how season 8 w... more

The 5 Best Kate Beckett Moments from 'Castle'

Odd couples and unlikely pairings have always been a staple in television, but those partnerships with staying power are few and far between. Rick Castle and Kate Beckett managed to become one memorable crime fighting couple for eight seasons on ABC's Castle, eventually becoming known as "Casket." While the show was named after the charming and quirky mystery writer, it wouldn't be entertaining without Beckett, who became just as vital to the long running series. Start... more


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