Kill Shot

Season 4, Ep 9, Aired 11/21/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The team has their toughest case ever when a sniper on a killing spree in New York City has no apparent motive. The case is especially hard on Beckett as she tries to hide her progressive PTSD moments which are surfacing.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andrew W. Marlowe

  • Penny Johnson Jerald

    Captain Victoria Gates

  • Nathan Fillion

    Richard Castle

  • Stana Katic

    Det. Kate Beckett

  • Molly Quinn

    Alexis Castle

  • Photos (13)
  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • What was the Writer Smoking

    By rosealaska, Jul 10, 2012

  • Interesting Episode.

    By karlmeszaros, Nov 30, 2011

  • I want CASTLE back. This entire season has been one downer episode after another. Please go back to what made this show stand out from the others.....the light-hearted fun I've come to love.

    By joshmorrowfan, Nov 27, 2011

  • Castle cannot do serious, please stop trying.

    By bigarbel, Nov 23, 2011

  • 409

    By thefanof, Nov 22, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Castle: How worried should I be about Beckett? She's never snapped at me like that before. (Esposito stares at him) ... and meant it.

    • Beckett: Castle. Thank you.
      Castle: For what?
      Beckett: For not pushing and giving me the space to get through this.
      Castle: Always.

    • Beckett: I want to be more than who I am. But I don't know if I know how to do that without letting my mom down.
      Burke: She's dead, Kate. You can't let her down. The only person you can let down is yourself. Her death is a part of you. And you're gonna have to make peace with that, just like you're gonna have to make peace with the scars from your shooting. But it doesn't have to limit you.
      Beckett: How am I supposed to let go?
      Burke: I can help you. But the question is, are you ready?
      Beckett: Yeah, I think I am.

    • Beckett: What are you doing?
      Castle: Just waiting for my partner. Maybe you've seen her. Pretty girl, thinks she can leap tall buildings in a single bound, carries the weight of the world on her shoulders, yet...still manages to laugh at some of my jokes.
      Beckett: She sounds like a handful.
      Castle: Tell me about it. Anyway...if you do see her, tell her she owes me about a hundred coffees.

    • Esposito: I've been where you are. I know what you're going through.
      Beckett: Javi, I'm fine.
      Esposito: You're not fine. You're just trying to act like you are. (show the rifle that shot her) This is just a tool. It's a hunk of steel. It has no magical powers, and the person that fired it is not some all-powerful God. He's just a guy... with a gun, just like the guy we're hunting now. And like every other bad guy, he's damaged goods.
      Beckett: So am I.
      Esposito: That's right. And that's okay. You think it's a weakness? Make it a strength. It's a part of you. So use it.

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Sniper

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 21, 2011 on CTV
      Australia: March 18, 2012 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: May 2, 2012 on Alibi
      Germany: May 4, 2012 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: October 31, 2012 on Prima family

    Trivia (2)

    • The Petrazano painting called "The Persecution of Kings" is in reality another version of the "Death of the Virgin" by Caravaggio: the placement of the people is the same, only the color and background change

    • Before the attempted attack on the school bus, the sniper was seen assembling his weapon, including attaching the scope. However, in order for these attachments to work properly, the gun must be sighted-in by testing the scope alignment and firing test shots to ensure the scope is accurately predicting shot placement. Without being sighted, the scope is usually wildly inaccurate and useless.

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