Castle (2009–2016)
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In the Belly of the Beast 

Beckett is recruited to assist on a Narcotics investigation, but a routine mission turns deadly when an undercover operation goes awry. To survive, Beckett must engage in a battle against ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish (credit only)
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (credit only)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates
Carlos Gómez ... Captain Fowler (as Carlos Gomez)
Jonathan Adams ... Vulcan Simmons
Jack Coleman ... Senator William H. Bracken
Al Sapienza ... Mr. Jones
Kenny Johnson ... Mr. Harden
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Evan Potter
Maya Stojan ... Tory Ellis




Beckett is recruited to assist on a Narcotics investigation, but a routine mission turns deadly when an undercover operation goes awry. To survive, Beckett must engage in a battle against some of the most dangerous men in the New York underworld - including a powerful enemy from her past. Written by Anonymous

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Stana did almost all of her own stunts for the water torture scenes and was excited to do so. See more »


When Beckett is brought to Jones' office, the double doors are closed behind her. When Jones and his henchman leave her there, the doors are now open... then they open the doors to leave. See more »


[first lines]
Kate Beckett: This... is... heaven. This is absolute heaven.
Richard Castle: Yeah, you mean spending the day with your future husband?
Kate Beckett: No, no, not that.
Richard Castle: Not that?
Kate Beckett: No, no, no, I mean, not only that. It's 2:00. I'm in my PJs. We're reading the newspapers. I never get to do this.
Richard Castle: Because you never take any time off.
Kate Beckett: All we have to do is loaf around. There's no work. No goals other than to waste hours on end.
Richard Castle: Okay, stop describing *my* life.
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References Castle: Recoil (2013) See more »


Castle Theme Song
Written by Robert Duncan
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A great episode - castle at its best!
4 March 2014 | by yaqz101See all my reviews

Okay so I was a huge fan of firefly, and the only reason I got into it was through castle (I know for most it is the other way around). Anyway, the first few seasons were great, the chemistry of Castle and Beckett is perfect. Sort of like the firefly cast.

A lot of episodes in the later seasons seem more like filler episodes, not as much story content and a lacking the humour of earlier episodes. This episode was fantastic. Lots of suspense, lots of thriller moments. A great great episode of Castle. Hope we have more of these this season! We do not see as much of other characters in this episode, it does revolve mostly around Beckett but the greatness of this episode makes up for the lack of camera presence of the other characters.

Watch this episode, you will NOT be disappointed.

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