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In a riveting opening that picks up just moments after last season's climactic finale, Detective Beckett fights for her life as Castle, plagued by guilt over his role in the events, struggles to uncover who's behind her brutal shooting. Meanwhile, back at the precinct, Ryan and Esposito have to adjust, as Victoria "Iron" Gates becomes the precinct's new uncompromising Captain.
The scene opens with Kate Beckett getting into the hospital and Lanie is trying to keep Kate alive by performing chest compressions. The doctors tell her that they have it from here and that she can get off. They wheel her in the Emergency Room and Josh, Kate’s boyfriend is there as one of the doctors. Despite being in a compromising situation, he works to keep Kate alive. Castle and Lanie go in the hallway to find Ryan and Esposito there. They ask how she is doing and they tell that they don’t know. Martha and Alexis come in the hospital and console Castle. Josh is relieved from an unbiased doctor and he goes in the hall to find Castle there. He pushes him and says that this is all Castle’s fault for pushing Kate into looking for her mother’s killer. Everyone gets into a screaming match and Jim, Kate’s father, comes up and tells everyone to calm down. The doctor comes out and says that Kate is coming out of surgery and that they don’t know yet if she is going to pull through. ..Read the full recap