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Castle: Kick the Ballistics

While investigating the mysterious shooting death of a young woman, Castle and Beckett face a cop's worst nightmare when they discover that the gun used in the killing is Det. Ryan's old service weapon - the one that was stolen by the serial killer, 3XK. Now with the clock ticking, the team must work to solve the murder, track down 3XK and retrieve Ryan's gun before the killer strikes again.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Production Number: 404
Airdate: Monday October 10th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Dec 03, 2012
Hungary Jan 27, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (12 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Ross McCall (1)Ross McCall (1)
As Seth Carver
Tim JoTim Jo
As Ben Lee
Billy LushBilly Lush
As Finn McQueen
François ChaoFrançois Chao
As Clifford Lee
Lanny JoonLanny Joon
As Philip Lee
Mercedes ColónMercedes Colón
As Philip Lee's Attorney
Nadine CrockerNadine Crocker
As Jane Herzfeld's roommate
Stephanie NashStephanie Nash
As Mrs. Herzfeld

Co-Guest Stars
Joe Martin ThomasJoe Martin Thomas
As bodyguard
Sam AyersSam Ayers
As bartender
Michael YavnieliMichael Yavnieli
As Marshall Drooen
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 construction crew pouring cement when suddenly a woman’s body is pulled out. Beckett and Castle arrive at the crime scene and Lanie says that she is going to have to chisel through the concrete before she can do the autopsy. The rounds from the gun are found and it appears to be a 9mm. They find the woman’s ID and it belongs to Jane Herzfeld. She was a college student. They get to the station and Esposito tells Ryan that Jane was an only child and that she was a tutor to other students. However, she cancelled on her students to do something important. Beckett and Castle see Lanie and she says that she found bruising and also had cocaine residue on her. Jane knew the killer. Jane’s mother comes in and Castle asks if Jane was into something else. Beckett says that there were drugs on Jane and says that there could have been people who would have been doing drugs. She tells them that Jane had a boyfriend she didn’t like. Ryan pulls up “Fin” McQueen, the boyfriend of Jane. He has a cocaine charge on his file and Beckett says that that would explain the residue that they found on Jane. ..

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