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Castle: Watershed

In the season finale, an interview with a high-profile federal law enforcement agency forces Beckett to reconsider what she wants out of her job and out of her relationship with Castle. Meanwhile, the body of a young woman is found floating inside the water tank of a skid row flop house, but as the team investigate, they discover that her final resting place is just one of many strange things about her death.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x24
Airdate: Monday May 13th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:01 pm

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 13, 2013
UK (alibi) Aug 28, 2013
AU (Seven) Sep 22, 2013

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (12 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Scott Paulin
As Jim Beckett
Maya Stojan
As Tory Ellis
Kyle Secor
As Deputy Director Anthony Freedman
Stacy Edwards
As Jessica Banks
Mekenna Melvin
As Talia McTeague
Niko Nicotera
As Ziff Falgrad
Peggy Blow
As Hotel Resident
Jim Garrity
As Mitch Bauer
Penny Peyser
As Mrs. Albrook

Co-Guest Stars
Danielle Courter
As Erika Albrook
Michael Gambino
As Martin Tillage
Drew Pillsbury
As Ted Albrook
Matthew Rocheleau
As Hans Spiffle
Chris Cordone
As Colin Rigsdale III
Seth Coltan
As Maintenance Worker
Main Cast
Nathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan
As Martha Rodgers
Jon Huertas
As Detective Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever
As Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones
As Dr. Lanie Parish
Molly Quinn
As Alexis Castle
Penny Johnson Jerald
As Captain Victoria Gates


The episode begins in a small hotel room where a woman is taking shower. She is shocked to see blood pouring out of the shower instead of water. A man goes to check the water tank and finds a dead body floating in the tank. Kate is in DC for an interviewing at the Attorney General’s office. At home, Alexis tells Castle that her professor hasn’t received the check for her Costa Rica trip. Castle tells her that he doesn’t want her to go to study in the rainforest for 6 weeks. Alexis knows that this is about Paris. She explains that she doesn’t want to live her life in fear. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerLaurie Zaks  |  David Amann  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  Rob Bowman
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Grae  |  Rob Hanning
Supervising ProducerChristine Roum
ProducerTerence Paul Winter  |  Marc A. Kahn  |  Elizabeth Beall  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerJoan Van Horn  |  Jason Wilborn
Associate ProducerLisa Schomas
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorWarren Bowman  |  Orlando Machado Jr.
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
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 EditorBrad Durante
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 StaffChris Corrado  |  Mike Terranova  |  Justin Verducci  |  Stephen Bowman  |  Nicole Rodgers  |  Lalida Kitagawa
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
Warning: Castle season 5 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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