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Castle: Rise

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.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x1
Production Number: 401
Airdate: Monday September 19th, 2011

Director: Rob Bowman
Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe

Alternate Airdates:

Hungary Jan 06, 2014


Guest Stars
Geoff PiersonGeoff Pierson
As Mr. Smith
Michael DornMichael Dorn
As Dr. Carter Burke
Victor WebsterVictor Webster
As Josh Davidson
Scott PaulinScott Paulin
As Jim Beckett
Valerie AzlynnValerie Azlynn
As Officer Ann Hastings
John M. JacksonJohn M. Jackson
As Rod Halstead
Larry AndersonLarry Anderson
As Dr. Kovaks

Co-Guest Stars
Joshua DovJoshua Dov
As Dale Landers
Landon AshworthLandon Ashworth
As Mitch Yancey
Roger NarayanRoger Narayan
As ER Resident
Paris TanakaParis Tanaka
As ER Nurse
Main Cast
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana KaticStana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Susan SullivanSusan Sullivan
As Martha Rodgers
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
Penny Johnson JeraldPenny Johnson Jerald
As Captain Victoria Gates


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. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman  |  David Amann  |  Andrew W. Marlowe
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Grae  |  Moira Kirland Dekker
ProducerMarc A. Kahn  |  D. Howard Grigsby  |  Alexi Hawley
Co-ProducerChristine Boylan  |  Elizabeth Beall  |  Terence Paul Winter  |  Joan Van Horn
Consulting ProducerRob Hanning
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 OperatorAndrew Bikichky  |  Mark LaBonge
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerRonald G. Cogswell
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Production CoordinatorNancy Sprow
Assistant EditorJack Colwell
Post Production SupervisorAshley Stephenson
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerDoug Andham  |  Joe Earle
Director of PhotographyBill Roe
Story EditorShalisha Francis
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Art DirectorChris Hansen
Costume SupervisorLeslie Herman
Production AccountantDeb Lancello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Department Head Make-upJune Brickman
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffSaray Deiseil  |  Alexis Olsen  |  Kate Sargeant  |  Chris Corrado  |  Drew Yeager  |  Adam Frost (2)
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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