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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


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. ..

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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

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
ProducerAlexi Hawley  |  Marc A. Kahn  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerChristine Boylan  |  Terence Paul Winter  |  Joan Van Horn  |  Elizabeth Beall
Consulting ProducerRob Hanning
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorWarren Bowman
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 MasterRobert Kyker
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerRonald G. Cogswell
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten  |  Tracy L. Moody
Assistant EditorOrlando Machado Jr.
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
Production SupervisorNancy Sprow
Art DirectorChris Hansen
Costume SupervisorLeslie Herman
Production AccountantDeb Lancello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Department Head Make-upJune Brickman
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffJustin Scutieri  |  Rob Schow  |  Eric Jarboe  |  J.R. Rancipher  |  Alexis Olsen  |  Katelin Cusack  |  Saray Deiseil
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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