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Castle: Target (1)

In the first half of a two-part story arc, Castle and Beckett find themselves in a race against time when they unearth a plot to kidnap Sarah el-Masri, the daughter of a powerful foreign dignitary. The stakes are raised when they learn that Alexis was also kidnapped, and every lead they follow ends with the discovery of another dead body.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x15
Production Number: 515
Airdate: Monday February 18th, 2013

Director: Bill Roe
Writer: David Amann

Alternate Airdates:

UK (alibi) Jun 26, 2013
AU (Seven) Jul 21, 2013
IE (RTÉ ONE) Aug 14, 2013


Guest Stars
Dylan WalshDylan Walsh
As FBI Agent Harris
Bernard WhiteBernard White
As Anwar El-Masri
Katherine KamhiKatherine Kamhi
As Lina El-Masri
Karen DavidKaren David
As Sara El-Masri
Skyler StoneSkyler Stone
As Douglas Stevens
Eric JungmannEric Jungmann
As Bram Stoker

Co-Guest Stars
Brandon DunawayBrandon Dunaway
As FBI Tech
Morgan Peter BrownMorgan Peter Brown
As Ted Archer
Amy K. HarmonAmy K. Harmon
As Darlene Stevens

Mehdi MeraliMehdi Merali
As Hasim Farouk
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 episode begins with a man running in an alley and stopping in front of a car. He starts shooting at the car; but the car runs over him. Martha has made Alexis’s favorite pancakes; they taste awful. Martha tells Castle that he misses Alexis. Next, Castle and Kate arrive at the crime scene. The victim’s name is Hasim Farooq and a homeless guy tells the cops that Farooq continuously shot at the van till it ran him over. Ryan hands over the gun to Esposito and Esposito tells them that this is a custom made gun. He infers that the victim was a serious shooter. He is a Saudi national and was a student in Columbia. Castle gets tense on hearing Columbia because his daughter is studying in Columbia. ..

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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  |  David Grae
Supervising ProducerChristine Roum
ProducerMarc A. Kahn  |  D. Howard Grigsby  |  Elizabeth Beall  |  Terence Paul Winter
Co-ProducerJason Wilborn  |  Joan Van Horn
Associate ProducerLisa Schomas
Production DesignerChris Farmer
EditorDavid Latham
CastingKendra Castleberry  |  Donna Rosenstein
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
Camera OperatorStephen Collins (2)  |  Andrew Bikichky
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerScott Harber
Script SupervisorTracy L. Moody
Assistant EditorAnn Parish
Post Production SupervisorAshley Glazier
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Adam Sawelson
Director of PhotographySteve Mason (1)
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 StaffMike Terranova  |  Lalida Kitagawa  |  Chris Corrado  |  Stephen Bowman  |  Nicole Rodgers  |  Justin Verducci
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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