Aired: Apr 11, 2016 , Monday at 21:00 on ABC


Episode Summary: The murder of a man connected to smuggling Turkish relics sends Castle, Beckett and the 12th Precinct on a search for a stolen antique believed to be Aladdin's lamp, in hopes that it can lead them to the killer.
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