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Castle: A Deadly Affair

Castle makes a grand return to the NYPD when Beckett finds him bent over the dead body of a woman with a gun in his hand. When two more bodies show up, Beckett must decide whether to let Castle help her with the case.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 301
Airdate: Monday September 20th, 2010

Director: Rob Bowman
Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe

Alternate Airdates:

BR (AXN) Mar 16, 2011
NL (SBS 6) Apr 14, 2011
Hungary Jul 31, 2012
ZA (FOX) Jun 25, 2013

Guest Stars
Michael RadyMichael Rady
As Evan Murphy
Lisa OLisa O'Hare
As Kitty Canary
Charlene AmoiaCharlene Amoia
As Ana Marie
Gino CafarelliGino Cafarelli
As Dean Carbino
Ethan EricksonEthan Erickson
As Xander Doyle

Co-Guest Stars
Justice GambleJustice Gamble
As Bartender
L.T. TolliverL.T. Tolliver
As Uniform
Craig GellisCraig Gellis
As Earl Moreland
Main Cast
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana KaticStana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Susan SullivanSusan Sullivan
As Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-HudsonRuben Santiago-Hudson
As Captain Roy Montgomery
Jon HuertasJon Huertas
As Detective Javier Esposito
Seamus DeverSeamus Dever
As Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala JonesTamala Jones
As Dr. Lanie Parish
Molly QuinnMolly Quinn
As Alexis Castle


The scene opens with Rick Castle in a room of mirrors and he is being shot at. He runs out the door and Kate Beckett is there with her gun too. She tells him to drop his weapon and get on the ground now. There is a gun shot and the show flashbacks to three days earlier, where Kate walks into the station and sees Detectives Ryan and Esposito try balance an egg. She says that it is impossible to do, but they tell that Rick was able to do it. They walk over to Kate’s desk and ask if she called him yet and she says that Rick has his own life and that he has not called. They reassure her that he is probably busy trying to finish his book. The phone rings but it is not Rick, but a new case. Kate and the rest of the team enter on scene and Chloe Whitman is the victim. She fell from the top of the building and Kate sees that Rick is going to be at book signing Friday at 7:00 PM. She says that they need to get into the apartment. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lucy SchwartzThose DaysAlexis is chatting to her new boyfriend
Sarah VaughanFever (Adam Feeland Remix)In burlesque club, during striptease

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman  |  David Amann  |  Andrew W. Marlowe
Co-Executive ProducerMatt Pyken  |  Moira Kirland Dekker  |  Scott A. Williams
Supervising ProducerDavid Grae
ProducerD. Howard Grigsby  |  Terri Miller
Co-ProducerAlexi Hawley  |  Joan Van Horn  |  Marc A. Kahn
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorMarta Evry
CastingDonna Rosenstein  |  Kendra Castleberry
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorBarry K. Thomas
Second Assistant DirectorKatie Carroll
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorAmber Funk
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerLuke Reichle
Key GripTony Sepian
Camera OperatorMark LaBonge  |  Andrew Bikichky
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterMichael Courville
Production Sound MixerJoe Foglia
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Production CoordinatorNancy Sprow
Assistant EditorJack Colwell
Post Production SupervisorAshley Stephenson
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerJoe Earle  |  Doug Andham
Director of PhotographyBill Roe
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Executive Story EditorWill Beall  |  Terence Paul Winter
ChoreographerDenise Faye
Costume SupervisorDevon Patterson
Production AccountantDeb Lancello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffAlexis Olsen  |  Lindsey Isaacson  |  Ruby Stillwater
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDebbie Zoller
Dept. Head Hair StylistEdward Morrison
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