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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Flowers for Your Grave

Popular murder writer Richard Castle is called in to answer questions when the New York Police Department notes that two murders are left in situations that are strikingly similar to those of plots in his books. He volunteers to help on the case, much to the displeasure of the lead detective in charge.
Special Guest Stars: Stephen J. Cannell as Himself | James Patterson as Himself |
Guest Stars: Jon Huertas as Detective Javier Esposito | Seamus Dever as Detective Kevin Ryan | Dan Castellaneta as Judge Markway | Tamala Jones as Dr. Lanie Parish | Keir Dullea as Jonathan Tisdale | Colby French as NYPD Detective | Brian Avers as Harrison Tisdale |
Co-Guest Stars: Kurt David Anderson as Kyle Cabot | Ian Jarvis as Silver Fox | Caitlin McHugh as Receptionist | Kevin Jiggetts as Uniformed Cop
Director: Rob Bowman
Songs: OneRepublic -- Stop and Stare, Pussycat Dolls -- When I Grow Up

2 :01x02 - Nanny McDead

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 "Nikki Heat" novel series he watches Beckett's actions as she works the murder case.
Guest Stars: Jayne Brook as Claudia Peterson | Sarah Drew as Chloe Richardson | George Newbern as Howard Peterson | Jason Brooks (1) as Ian Harris | Melinda Page Hamilton as Diana Harris | Ken Lerner as NYPD Attorney | Michael Graziadei as Brent Johnson | Len Lesser as Elderly Neighbor |
Co-Guest Stars: Lony'e Perrine as Bethany | Eamon Hunt as Frank Garrison | Claudia Choi as Video Technician | Rodney J. Hobbs as Worker
Director: John Terlesky
Songs: Tommy Fields -- Come On In, Pink -- So What

3 :01x03 - Hedge Fund Homeboys

When a teenaged boy whose family has recent fallen on hard times is found dead in a boat in Central Park, Castle and Beckett must piece together the mystery behind the boy's final moments. Meanwhile, Castle mulls over leaving Martha home while he chaperones Alexis' trip to Washington, D.C.
Guest Stars: Jamie Chung as Romy Lee | Nolan Gerard Funk as Brandon | Michelle Page as Amanda | Kunal Sharma as Spencer | Steve Talley as Kent Scoville | Charlie Finn as Ian Yankman | Caitlin Dulany as Mrs. Kendall |
Co-Guest Stars: Creagen Dow as Max Heller | Drew Van Acker as Donny Kendall | Patrick O'Connor as Chris Markum | David A. Kimball as Mr. Kendall | Keisuke Hoashi as Mr. Lee | Julia Nickson as Mrs. Lee | Peggy Dunne as Mrs. Heller | Anita Finlay as Margo Falcigno | Jesse D. Goins as Spencer's Lawyer
Director: Rob Bowman
Writer: David Grae
Songs: Alex & Sam -- Buy Your Side, Eric Hutchinson -- Food Chain, Brighton, MA -- Graceland '02, Two Hours Traffic -- Jezebel

4 :01x04 - Hell Hath No Fury

The body of a New York City Councilman up for reelection is found murdered and rolled up in a rug, sending Beckett and Castle deep in to the world of politics. Meanwhile, Castle's final novel of the Derrick Storm series arrives at bookstores, sending his mother out looking for any sign of failure.
Guest Stars: Jonathan Banks as Bruce Kirby | Bruno Campos as Calvin Creason | Michael Reilly Burke as Frank Nesbit | Joshua LeBar as Jason Bollinger | Lisa Waltz as Laurie Horn | Alicia Ziegler as Tiffany | Amy Hathaway as Creason's Attorney |
Co-Guest Stars: Ron Roggé as Wolkowski | Carla Lorraine as Aide | Tim Barraco as Delivery Guy | L.T. Tolliver as Uniform |
Uncredited: John Prudhont as Jeff Horn
Director: Rob Bowman
Songs: Amp Fiddler -- If I Don't, Annie Stela -- Lovesong, 1990s -- You're Supposed to Be My Friend

5 :01x05 - A Chill Goes Through Her Veins

A woman, frozen solid, is found hanging on the exposed rebar at a construction site. The body is identified as that of a long-closed missing persons case. The slapdash manner in which the case was handled and subsequently closed touches hard against some of Beckett's own personal experiences with shoddy police work, revealing some of her background to Castle.
Guest Stars: Bill Smitrovich as Ben Davidson | Charles Malik Whitfield as Charles Wyler | Channon Roe as Kevin Henson | Peter Jason as Sheriff Sloan | Jerry Kernion as Albert Bolland | Kerrie Keane as Julie Davidson | Erin Matthews as Elizabeth Forte | K Callan as Delores Marsh | Phil Abrams as Roger |
Uncredited: Allison Curtis as Simone Cavanagh
Director: Bryan Spicer
Songs: Emiliana Torrini -- Beggar's Prayer, Joshua Radin -- No Envy, No Fear, Scott MacLeod -- This Old Farmhouse

6 :01x06 - Always Buy Retail

When a ritualistic murder takes place which has all the earmarks of a Vodou rite, Castle and Beckett must probe into the Nigerian roots of the deceased. Castle is well prepared for this, having researched the religious practices of Vodou for one of his books. He is less well prepared when his first ex-wife, Alexis's mother, announces an interest in returning to New York City to find acting work.
Guest Stars: Darby Stanchfield as Meredith | Aldis Hodge as Azi | Nicki Micheaux as Michelle | Michael Benyaer as Oscar | Dohn Norwood as Charles Oni |
Co-Guest Stars: Robert Okumu as Mukhta Baylor | Debbie Campbell as Diana Edwards | Laura Simms as Jill Button | Loren Lester as Mr. Simmons | Asia De Marcos as Yoga Manager | Kwahbena Darkwah as Man
Director: Jamie Babbit
Songs: Plain White T's -- 1, 2, 3, 4, Brett Dennen -- Make You Crazy, Dick Dale -- Nitro

7 :01x07 - Home is Where the Heart Stops

Beckett must enter into Castle's mileau of celebrity and money, portraying his date at a formal social event in the hopes finding those behind a rash of high society home invasions and thefts, the latest of which ended in a brutal murder. Castle finds his own problems when he seeks the assistance of a presumably retired, but dangerous master thief he used as a character model, who at one time made threats to Castle's life. Does he still bear a grudge? Is it him behind the robberies?
Guest Stars: Patrick Bauchau as Caine Powell | Caterina Scorsone as Joanne Delgado | Nick Chinlund as Evan Mitchell | Joseph C. Phillips as Mayor | Katie Lowes as Rachel Maddox | Erik Van Wyck as Paul Reynolds | Elizabeth Ann Bennett as Ruth |
Co-Guest Stars: Angela Oh as Anne Greene | Michael Papajohn as Karl Nadir
Director: Dean White
Writer: Will Beall
Songs: The Rosenbergs -- Birds of a Feather, Civalias -- No Escape, Fatboy Slim -- Wonderful Night, Joel Evans and Patrick Maier -- You're The One For Me

8 :01x08 - Ghosts

A woman was found murdered inside a transient hotel in a bathtub full of motor oil as Castle and Beckett investigate. After uncovering the dark past of the woman, they decide they'll need to seek the help of a crime journalist who may know more about this woman than he is telling. Meanwhile, Beckett uses her best poker face as she squares off against Castle, with both money and pride at stake.
Guest Stars: Joanne Kelly as Lee Wax | Dan Castellaneta as Judge Markway | Joseph C. Phillips as Mayor | Alex Carter as Michael Goldman | Fred Koehler as Adam Pike | Jillian Armenante as Susan Mailer | Susan Ruttan as Eleanor Pike | Keith Diamond as Jared Swanstrom | Michael Edwin as Night Desk Clerk |
Co-Guest Stars: Van Epperson as Postal Clerk | Jack Forbes as Captain Sam Pike
Director: Bryan Spicer
Songs: Anya Marina -- Move On, The Virgins -- Rich Girls

9 :01x09 - Little Girl Lost

When a little girl is kidnapped, the lead FBI agent in charge of the case asks for Beckett to assist. He asks this because he was an old flame of Beckett. The ensuing testosterone battle as Castle and Sorenson face off over their different approaches, as well as Kate, is not pretty.
Guest Stars: Bailey Chase as Will Sorenson | Judy Reyes as Theresa Candela | Julian Acosta as Alfred Candela | Francis Capra as Juan Restrepo | Jeannette Sousa as Lucia Gomez | Todd Waring as Doug Ellers |
Co-Guest Stars: Jacqueline Torres as Nina Mendola | Melanie Lora as FBI Technician | Kurt Long as Todd | Mario Perez as Man
Director: John Terlesky
Songs: Bitter:Sweet -- Get What I Want

10 :01x10 - A Death in the Family

Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a plastic surgeon who disappeared and was found a week later dead in the front seat of his vehicle parked curbside. While delving into the world of surgery obsessed patients and secret operations, Castle has a fatherly experience as Alexis attends her first prom. And as Castle looks back into Beckett's past, he discovers information which could stop their relationship forever.
Guest Stars: Bailey Chase as Will Sorenson | Ion Overman as Candace Robinson | Robert Picardo as Dr. Clark Murray | Jackie Geary as Maggie Dowd / Carla "Coldblood" Dante | Robert Costanzo as Sal Tenor | Joe Marinelli as Jimmy Moran | DeLane Matthews as Jacey Goldberg | Kari Coleman as Julia Hammond | Carrie Southworth as Courtney Morantz |
Co-Guest Stars: Drew Osborne as Owen | Rey Herrera as Mario Guerrera | Matt Riedy as Attorney | Scott Connors as FBI Agent #1 (Debney) | Catherine Christensen as FBI Agent #2 | Ronnie Althoff as Heavy (Vito)
Director: Bryan Spicer
Songs: Greg Laswell -- Comes and Goes (In Waves), Minnutes -- More to Luv, Minnutes -- Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag, Tyler Lane -- Please Don't Go
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 09, 2009
Episode Order: 23
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