Castle (2009–2016)
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After tracking a killer to his apartment, Beckett steps on a bomb trigger and must stand in place while the bomb squad finds a way to defuse it. Castle stays with her, and they argue over who liked who first, via flashbacks.


Bill Roe


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Rob Hanning | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn) (credit only)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates
Allan Louis ... Captain Frank Mahoney
Adam Rose ... Mike Boyer
Andy Goldenberg ... Diego Jiminez
Stefan Marks ... Archibald Fosse
Jerry Ying ... Tech
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vivian Kerr ... Amanda Lowery (archive footage)


The latest murder is easily linked to several others in and outside New york state, 'revenge' for the recently released killer's trial. Alas, instead of him, in his home team Castle finds a bomb, armed. Even the bomb squad doubts if Becket can be safely removed from the pressure plate. While they work to disarm it, Castle keeps her spirits high by bantering over the cheeky history of their budding relationship. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

29 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode was originally scheduled to air after "Castle: The Fast and the Furriest (2013)". Because of its subject matter, in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, it was postponed for a week and "Castle: The Squab and the Quail (2013)" was aired in its place. See more »


When Castle and Beckett call Esposito at the precinct and he puts them on speaker phone, you can hear them listing reasons over the phone. Beckett says the same reason twice in a row, once right as Ryan walks up, and the other while he is standing there listening. See more »


[first lines]
[bringing Beckett breakfast in bed]
Richard Castle: Hey. You got in late last night. Catch a case?
Kate Beckett: Yeah...
[sees newspaper]
Kate Beckett: Actually, it was this one.
[hands Castle the paper]
Kate Beckett: Someone blew up an apartment downtown.
Richard Castle: Seriously? And you didn't call me?
Kate Beckett: Castle, you said you had a chapter due.
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References Castle: Boom! (2010) See more »


I Just Want You
Performed by Robert Duncan
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Flashback episode: We knew it was coming.
30 April 2013 | by jackflagstaffSee all my reviews

Just about every television series goes for the flashback episode sooner or later. Sometimes, they are obvious about it, sometimes they try to cleverly weave it into the storyline and fail. This is definitely the latter, except for the fail part. This is actually fun to watch, possibly because the flashbacks run just 5 or 10 seconds each, so we get to see a lot of them, many more than in most such episodes. Add to this, we get some really great acting. Pretty standard script, in my view, but there's not a lot of wiggle room in this oft-used storyline, so you have to depend on the actors to make it more than a cliché story. Fillion and Katic deliver.

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