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Castle: Recoil

While investigating the murder of a young woman, Castle and Beckett find evidence that links her death with Senator William H. Bracken, the man responsible for Beckett's mother's murder. Determined to finally bring Bracken to justice, Beckett soon realizes that things are far more complicated than they seem.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x13
Production Number: 513
Airdate: Monday February 04th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Apr 07, 2013
UK (alibi) Jun 12, 2013

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (11 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jack ColemanJack Coleman
As Senator William H. Bracken
Michael DornMichael Dorn
As Dr. Carter Burke
Brett RickabyBrett Rickaby
As Robert McManus
Erin KrakowErin Krakow
As Julie Rogers

Co-Guest Stars
Matthew KaminskyMatthew Kaminsky
As Evan Howard (as Matt Kaminsky)
Kristin CareyKristin Carey
As Sheila Bracken
Darren Dupree WashingtonDarren Dupree Washington
As Security Aide
Aaron NorvellAaron Norvell
As Officer
J. Anthony McCarthyJ. Anthony McCarthy
As Hotel Manager
Michael A. DiBaccoMichael A. DiBacco
As Store Owner
Elizabeth PanElizabeth Pan
As Reporter #1
Bryan Okes FullerBryan Okes Fuller
As Reporter #2
Hart BoykinHart Boykin
As Homeless Man
Ann HuAnn Hu
As Audio Tech

Brittany BucknerBrittany Buckner
As Melanie Rogers
G. Grant JewettG. Grant Jewett
As Noah Charles
Main Cast
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana KaticStana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Jon HuertasJon Huertas
As Detective Javier Esposito
Seamus DeverSeamus Dever
As Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala JonesTamala Jones
As Dr. Lanie Parish
Penny Johnson JeraldPenny Johnson Jerald
As Captain Victoria Gates


The episode begins with a homeless guy finding a dead body. Next, the team arrives at the scene. Castle and Kate discuss about Alexis’ boyfriend. Lanie tells them that the victim’s body was burnt beyond recognition; but the bone structure proves that it is a young woman. There is a bullet hole at the back of her head and every one of her teeth was knocked out her mouth. But the dental implants could help them identify the victim. The victim is Melanie Rogers and she is an engineer from NJ. Esposito tells them that she made a dozen calls to a number and Kate wants a warrant issued on that number. He also tells them that Melanie made a call to her half sister, Julie at 4 and then her phone went blank. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerLaurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman  |  David Amann  |  Armyan Bernstein  |  Andrew W. Marlowe
Co-Executive ProducerRob Hanning  |  Scott A. Williams
Supervising ProducerChristine Roum
ProducerTerence Paul Winter  |  Elizabeth Beall  |  Marc A. Kahn  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerJason Wilborn  |  Joan Van Horn
Associate ProducerLisa Schomas
Production DesignerChris Farmer
EditorMarta Evry
CastingDonna Rosenstein  |  Kendra Castleberry
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorBarry K. Thomas
Second Assistant DirectorBrian O'Kelley
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorAmber Funk
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerLuke Reichle
Key GripTony Sepian
Camera OperatorStephen Collins (2)  |  Andrew Bikichky
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerScott Harber
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Assistant EditorBart J. Barisano
Post Production SupervisorAshley Glazier
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Adam Sawelson
Director of PhotographyBill Roe
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Production SupervisorNancy Sprow
Art DirectorMichael Goldman (2)
Executive Story EditorShalisha Francis
Costume SupervisorJohnny Foam
Production AccountantSheryl Johnson
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Department Head Make-upJune Brickman
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffNicole Rodgers  |  Drew Yeager  |  Adam Frost (2)  |  Kelly Boris  |  Lalida Kitagawa  |  Chris Corrado
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
Warning: Castle season 5 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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