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Castle: The Human Factor

When Homeland Security inexplicably seals the crime scene of a car bombing, Castle and Beckett find themselves with two mysteries on their hands: who murdered the victim, a government whistleblower, and why are federal agents trying to take over the case? The plot thickens when they discover that the victim wasn't killed by a car bomb but by a missile from a military drone.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x23
Airdate: Monday May 06th, 2013

Director: Bill Roe
Writer: David Amann

Alternate Airdates:

UK (alibi) Aug 21, 2013
AU (Seven) Sep 15, 2013


Guest Stars
Carlos BernardCarlos Bernard
As Jared Stack
Eric LangeEric Lange
As Simon Warburg
Catherine DentCatherine Dent
As Beth Tanner
Shane CoffeyShane Coffey
As Sean Tanner
Hrach TitizianHrach Titizian
As Omar Dixon
Steven M. GagnonSteven M. Gagnon
As Colonel Fortis
Jeffrey MeekJeffrey Meek
As Captain Hooper
Amanda TepeAmanda Tepe
As Monica Lane

Co-Guest Stars
Paul KeithPaul Keith
As Myron Mayblee
Jed BernardJed Bernard
As Agent Guerrero
James StellosJames Stellos
As Dale Tanner
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


The episode begins with a seemingly friendly man noticing a suspicious black car on the other side of the road. He quickly starts walking towards his car. After he gets into his car, he breathes a sigh of relief. At that moment, the man’s car blows up. At home, Castle is playing with his toy car when the phone rings, and the duo gets called to the crime scene. Kate looks at the car and feels that something is not right. Esposito tells her that the CSU had barely started their work when the feds came in and took over. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  David Amann  |  Rob Bowman  |  Laurie Zaks
Co-Executive ProducerRob Hanning  |  David Grae
Supervising ProducerChristine Roum
ProducerMarc A. Kahn  |  Elizabeth Beall  |  Terence Paul Winter  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerJoan Van Horn  |  Jason Wilborn
Associate ProducerLisa Schomas
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorMarta Evry
CastingDonna Rosenstein  |  Kendra Castleberry
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorRich Sickler
Second Assistant DirectorBrian O'Kelley
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorAmber Funk
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerLuke Reichle
Key GripTony Sepian
Camera OperatorJoe Urbanczyk  |  Andrew Bikichky
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerRonald G. Cogswell
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Assistant EditorBart J. Barisano
Post Production SupervisorAshley Glazier
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Kurt Kassulke
Director of PhotographyStephen Collins (2)
Stunt CoordinatorGregory J. Barnett
Production SupervisorNancy Sprow
Art DirectorChris Farmer
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  |  Cooper McMains  |  Lalida Kitagawa  |  Shawn Waugh  |  Sophie Addie
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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