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Castle: Knockout

Kate Beckett's investigation into her mother's death is reactivated when Hal Lockwood - a professional hitman with knowledge of Beckett's mother's murder - stages a spectacular escape during a court hearing. As police launch a manhunt for Lockwood, Castle and the team uncover evidence of a deeper conspiracy involving a mysterious figure with law enforcement connections who is linked to both Lockwood's escape and the killing of Johanna Beckett. The search for Lockwood and the quest to identify his co-conspirator leads to a shocking and deadly conclusion.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x24
Production Number: 324
Airdate: Monday May 16th, 2011

Director: Rob Bowman
Writer: Will Beall

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Dec 08, 2011


Guest Stars
Brian GoodmanBrian Goodman
As Gary McCallister
Judith ScottJudith Scott
As Evelyn Montgomery
Max MartiniMax Martini
As Hal Lockwood
Scott PaulinScott Paulin
As Jim Beckett
George GerdesGeorge Gerdes
As Michael Yanavich
Malcolm Foster SmithMalcolm Foster Smith
As Officer Haskell
Matt McTigheMatt McTighe
As Chuck Ryker

Co-Guest Stars
Danièle WattsDanièle Watts
As Rebecca Montgomery
LaNiesha IrvinLaNiesha Irvin
As Mary Montgomery
Priscilla GaritaPriscilla Garita
As Bridge Officer
Sean BlodgettSean Blodgett
As Avery Zussman
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 Castle coming in and tells Esposito and Ryan that he made a graphic novel. Derek Storm is the character. He asks where Beckett is and they tell him that she is talking to Lockwood at the prison. Meanwhile at the prison, Beckett waits to see Lockwood and Officer Ryker is told that he was moved into General Population. She tells that there is an inmate in General Population that Lockwood is going to kill. At the same moment Lockwood is going to McAlister’s cell. He tells him to make it quick. Beckett and a team of prison SWAT team members get to the cell of McAlister but they are too late. Back at the station, Castle says that he is sorry that Lockwood is killing the only people that know about her mother’s death. She says that Lockwood was giving her a new target to look at. She tells Esposito and Ryan to run financials on all the prison staff. She and Castle are going to Lockwood’s arraignment to see if they can draw out the person pulling the strings of the entire thing...

Read the full recap
Rick Castle introduced the Derrick Storm Graphic Novel at the beginning of the final episode of season three. The episode ends in a cliffhanger and I think Rick might have dropped us a clue.

This morning my wife and I chatted about the final episode and speculated on season four. I remembered that Kevin Smith wrote a graphic novel in the mid-nineties that connected the movies Chasing Amy and Dogma. Want to know about Jay and Silent Bob's journey to Chicago, then check it out Chasing Dogma!

I figure it this way! Ryan carried that Derrick Storm book around in every episode of Season Two. I knew it meant something, and sure enough, it was a clue from the writers to check out the Derrick Storm books. They secretly let it slip the book wasn't just a prop. I believe the graphic novel is the same clue and we should pick it up.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  David Amann  |  Rob Bowman  |  Laurie Zaks
Co-Executive ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker  |  Matt Pyken  |  Scott A. Williams
Supervising ProducerDavid Grae
ProducerTerri Miller  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerJoan Van Horn  |  Alexi Hawley  |  Marc A. Kahn
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorMarta Evry
CastingDonna Rosenstein  |  Kendra Castleberry
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorRich Sickler
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
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterMichael Courville
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
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
Art DirectorChris Hansen
Executive Story EditorWill Beall  |  Terence Paul Winter
Costume SupervisorDevon Patterson
Production AccountantDeb Lancello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Department Head Make-upJune Brickman
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffMeta Valentic  |  Elizabeth Reis  |  J.R. Rancipher  |  Eric Jarboe  |  Matt Smith (6)  |  Alexis Olsen  |  Rob Schow
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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