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Castle: Heroes & Villains

When an ex-con is mysteriously slain in an alley, Castle and Beckett believe a vigilante is behind the murder. But efforts to identify their suspect are thwarted when they discover that he roams the city in a Superhero costume -- and may indeed be a Superhero. Can they capture and unmask the killer before he strikes again?

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x2
Production Number: 402
Airdate: Monday September 26th, 2011

Director: Jeff Bleckner
Writer: David Amann

Alternate Airdates:

Hungary Jan 13, 2014

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (13 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Valerie AzlynnValerie Azlynn
As Officer Ann Hastings
Kenneth MitchellKenneth Mitchell
As Paul Whittaker (Sean Elt)
Hank HarrisHank Harris
As Chad Hockney
Jamie McShaneJamie McShane
As Tony "The Butcher" Valtini
Eric TiedeEric Tiede
As Mike Hoover
Maura SodenMaura Soden
As Mrs. Faris
Michelle Van Der WaterMichelle Van Der Water
As Marie Marcado

Co-Guest Stars
James FerrisJames Ferris
As Tyler Faris
Maxine HaydenMaxine Hayden
As old lady
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 a woman running away from a rapist. He tackles her and gets on top of her. A man tells him to leave her alone and then cuts off the man’s hand off. He then slices the man in half. Meanwhile, Castle is making breakfast when Martha comes out in a costume. He asks about it and she says that it is for her Shakespeare class. Alexis is talking to Ashley on the phone and she says goodbye. She says that Stanford is beginning to look better every day. Martha says that she is going to register her next semester. Castle asks if she wants to finish school with her friends, but she tells him that she doesn’t want to. Martha asks if Castle is crying and he denies it and blames it on the onions. Becket calls and he goes to meet her. He admits that it just wasn’t the onions and he says that Alexis is growing up and he is not ready. Beckett tells him to let her go. ..

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Chain Gang Of 1974Devil Is A LadyCastle & Beckett look around Comicadia.
Jen HirshFinish LineCastle heads home to find his mom in a King Lear c

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