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Castle: Head Case

Gunshots, a fleeing van and a massive blood pool all point to murder, but when Castle & Beckett arrive at the crime scene, they discover that it lacks something - the victim! The investigation leads to the cutting-edge world of life-extension science, a cunning high-tech researcher, and a sleazy porn mogul who invested in a modern-day "fountain of youth." Meanwhile, Alexis finds out whether she got into Stanford.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 403
Airdate: Monday October 03rd, 2011

Director: Holly Dale
Writer: David Grae

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Dec 03, 2012
Hungary Jan 20, 2014


Guest Stars
Shaun ToubShaun Toub
As Dr. Philip Boyd
Jordan BelfiJordan Belfi
As Beau Randolph
Jared HillmanJared Hillman
As Eddie Peck
William AthertonWilliam Atherton
As Dr. Ari Weiss
Judith HoagJudith Hoag
As Cynthia Hamilton
Andy UmbergerAndy Umberger
As Johnny Rosen
Susan GraceSusan Grace
As Carla

Co-Guest Stars
Tiffany PanhilasonTiffany Panhilason
As Monica
Keith LalKeith Lal
As man #2
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 truck pulling out trailing blood behind. Meanwhile, Castle gets the new SkyMall magazine and sees that Alexis’ acceptance letter arrived. Castle is still not that happy that Alexis is going to go to college. Alexis comes in and opens the acceptance letter. She is shocked when she reads that she didn’t get in. Castle meets Beckett at a crime scene and says that he was sure that Alexis was going to get accepted. Castle and Beckett arrive and Lanie tells them that she doesn’t know where the body is, but there is a lot of blood. Ryan and Esposito tell that there are witnesses that saw a white van drive off. Beckett sees a tire imprint and tells them to bag the evidence. Esposito says that the victim was shot and then the killer waited 20 minutes before taking the body away. They get back to Capt. Gates and she says that she says that it is a long shot. The victim is a male and Gates says that is not enough. Castle asks Beckett where they are going to start without a body. She doesn’t know. However, Ryan comes up and says that the trucks are narrowed down to three. Esposito comes in with the results from the tread testa and get the right van. They get to the location and find it empty. However, when they go in another room, they find containers with bodies in them. Beckett is confused...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Black Mustang.The OneCastle & Beckett go to the 'College Girls Gone Wil

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  David Amann  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman
Co-Executive ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker  |  David Grae
ProducerD. Howard Grigsby  |  Marc A. Kahn  |  Alexi Hawley
Co-ProducerJoan Van Horn  |  Elizabeth Beall  |  Terence Paul Winter  |  Christine Boylan
Consulting ProducerRob Hanning
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorDavid Latham
CastingKendra Castleberry  |  Donna Rosenstein
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
Camera OperatorMark LaBonge
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerRonald G. Cogswell
Script SupervisorTracy L. Moody
Production CoordinatorNancy Sprow
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)
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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