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