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Castle: Kill Shot

A sniper on a killing spree is terrorizing New York City. With the clock ticking down to the next murder and nothing to go on except a killer with no apparent motive but to instill terror, this could prove the team's toughest case yet. The hunt is made even more complicated when Beckett begins to experience increasingly strong moments of PTSD - moments she tries hard to hide from Castle and the detectives.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x9
Production Number: 409
Airdate: Monday November 21st, 2011

Director: David Barrett
Writer: Alexi Hawley

Alternate Airdates:

Hungary Mar 03, 2014


Guest Stars
Michael DornMichael Dorn
As Dr. Carter Burke
Troy WinbushTroy Winbush
As Marcus Ford
Mandy June TurpinMandy June Turpin
As Lee Travis' sister
Antonio EliasAntonio Elias
As Chris Nunez (as Tony Elias)
Karissa VackerKarissa Vacker
As Emily Reed

Co-Guest Stars
Christina FerraroChristina Ferraro
As Sarah Vasquez
Alexis CarraAlexis Carra
As Julie
Marc IstookMarc Istook
As Newscaster #1
Diane MizotaDiane Mizota
As Newscaster #2
Adam PilverAdam Pilver
As Manager
Mark Nelson (1)Mark Nelson (1)
As Hot Shot
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 two women coming back from Yoga when suddenly one of the women is shot. Beckett gets off the phone with Roger, her physical therapist. Castle is with her when they arrive on the scene. Esposito tells Beckett that Sara Vasquez is the victim. Castle wonders if it could have been a stray bullet, but Lani says that it wasn’t. Later, Beckett and Castle meet with Chris, Sara’s fiancé. He says that Sara mentioned a man who was following her. Beckett and Castle get to Lani’s lab and Lani says that the bullet is from a sniper rifle. Esposito says that the shooter has to be a sniper. Castle says that it is possible that she was shot at random and wonders how they are going to find him. Later that night, Beckett is home and she looks at her scar on her and remembers the shooting that she was personally involved in. The next day, the sniper lines up a shot and fires...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman  |  David Amann  |  Andrew W. Marlowe
Co-Executive ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker
ProducerAlexi Hawley  |  Marc A. Kahn  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerChristine Boylan  |  Terence Paul Winter  |  Elizabeth Beall
Consulting ProducerRob Hanning
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorDavid Latham
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
Camera OperatorMark LaBonge
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Production Sound MixerRonald G. Cogswell
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten  |  Tracy L. Moody
Production CoordinatorNancy Sprow
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerJoe Earle  |  Doug Andham
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
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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