Season 5, Ep 16, Aired 2/25/13
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  • Episode Description
  • When Castle takes matters into his own hands, after the FBI fail to get Alexis back, he discovers that the kidnapping may be part of something more ominous.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nathan Fillion

    Richard Castle

  • Stana Katic

    Det. Kate Beckett

  • Susan Sullivan

    Martha Rodgers

  • Molly Quinn

    Alexis Castle

  • Penny Johnson Jerald

    Captain Victoria Gates

  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • Sharp and tense

    By PattyRodrgu, May 05, 2013

  • Castle's Father!

    By FGProdigy, Apr 16, 2013

  • Hunt - Castle

    By thefanof, Apr 01, 2013

  • Ma vue est le contraire...

    By elissamillerc, Mar 09, 2013

  • Cliche episode

    By Patrs, Mar 01, 2013

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Hunt: (To Castle) What do you say, kid? You been playing cop for years. You ready to play spy?

    • Castle: At least tell me your name.
      Hunt: Hunt. Jackson Hunt.
      Castle: That sounds made up.
      Hunt: (smirks) It is.

    • Ms. DeGarmo: Listen, bitch, I don't talk to cops. Now go get me my lawyer and then go to hell!
      Beckett: (kicks her chair) Do you have any idea what this is all about?! You think I'm some beat cop busting you on possession charges? My partner's daughter is missing, and you are in my way. Now you don't talk to cops? I'm not a cop today, honey.

    • Esposito: Paris? What the hell is he doing in Paris?
      Beckett: He thinks that he can find her.
      Ryan: What, so he's Liam Neeson now?
      Esposito: Liam Neeson? The dude's barely Ashley Judd.

    • Castle: She sounded so scared. I could hear it in her voice, just like when she was a little girl. And there was nothing I could do.
      Beckett: She wasn't hurt, Castle. That's what matters. That's what we hold on to.
      Castle: I just want her home.
      Beckett: We're not giving up yet.

    Notes (2)

    • Special billing was given to James Brolin (and) for this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 25, 2013 on CTV

    Trivia (1)

    • The address label seen on the package containing the Casino Royale book sent by Jackson Hunt reads "Richard Castle, 595 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013, USA" .

    Allusions (2)

    • Hunt: Hunt. Jackson Hunt.

      This is an allusion to the most famous line in James Bond movies and novels, "Bond. James Bond."

    • Esposito: Liam Neeson? The dude's barely Ashley Judd.
      Liam Neeson is a leading actor of the 2008 movie Taken (written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen and directed by Pierre Morel), as a retired CIA agent attempting to rescue his kidnapped daughter.
      Ashley Judd is one of the main actors of the 2012 ABC television series Missing (created by Gregory Poirier), a show about a mother looking for her missing son.

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    • wes01234 Oct 05, 2013

      i loved this episode

    • ukeishiro Feb 26, 2013

      That was a very good episode, both of them. A bit disappointed by the rush of the ending with Castle's father though! And with all the technologies they could have done more for making Castle appears like he really was in Paris! However I was very pleased by the story.

    • TesserT Feb 26, 2013

      Castle's father a spy was the perfect back story!

    • anngel421 Feb 26, 2013

      Omg... You know it's an awesome episode when- Christopher Hyderal (how freaking awesome was that threat?) is the first to help and even more bad a$$ is jame brolin's character. Epic truly epic

    • kanniballl Feb 26, 2013

      Solid episode, though I feel they rushed "the ending" Seriously, I think Castle had his heart-to-heart with his father around the 45-minute mark. Meaning the big resolution took all of 5 minutes, with a summary at the end. At that point I was expecting for it to maybe stretch to a 3-parter.

    • haldrey Mar 05, 2013

      I agree that it felt rushed but stretching to a 3-parter maybe was too much. Anyway this 'Taken' Castle style was great.

    • kanniballl Mar 05, 2013

      I agree that 3 episodes of the arc would have been much, even if Kate flew over to Paris to help.

      I'm just saying, when Castle has his talk with his father at the 45 minute mark that only left maybe 10 minutes of real TV time. So 3 minutes for the wrap-up and like 5-7 minutes for the climax / resolution. I did not think they were going to try to squeeze so much into so little time.

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