A murder during the taping of a reality show is investigated by the team in a case that personally impacts Sanchez. Meanwhile, Rusty meets Slider's lawyer.
After a Japanese ballet dancer is inexplicably murdered, Castle and Beckett find that her secret life provides evidence of a ninja assassin, and now that ninja is after them.
A management consultant's body is found, but the crime scene had been contaminated by bobcats. Evidence leads the team to a marriage retreat, so Booth and Brennan don old undercover identities to determine the killer. Elsewhere, Cam runs up against the law in a case of stolen identity, and Sweets makes a personal decision that will affect his career.moreless
Emily and Will work a patient dressed as a costumed character, and though Will immediately assumes that the man's symptoms are caused a psychotic episode, Emily isn't so sure. Dr. Bandari treats a powerful businesswoman who refuses to lighten her workload after suffering a heart attack. When the patient's husband tells Dr. Bandari that he plans to leave his wife after she recovers, Dr. Bandari starts to consider the fate of her own marriage. Meanwhile, Emily goes on a blind date with Cassandra's friend, but the night ends suddenly when her date suffers a serious allergic reaction.moreless
The hospital's popular flower delivery man collapses, and Emily sets out to diagnose his condition. However, she is confused by his refusal to accept treatment. Will and Emily are assigned to a help an ailing criminal, but they struggle to maintain their professionalism and not be influenced by the crimes that he has committed. Meanwhile, Dr. Dupre continues mend his relationship with Tyra, but Emily once again finds herself in the middle when Dr. Dupre and Tyra hit a rough patch and he turns to Emily for help.moreless
Emily provides some constructive criticism for Dr. Bendari on the attending evaluation form, but panics and tries to get the form back when she learns that Dr. Bendari reads the evaluations herself. Will asks Cassandra to befriend Emily, and they both watch while Will makes his first cut on the operating table. Dr. Bendari's first heart patient returns for another procedure, but he must remain awake due to an allergic reaction to the anesthesia. During the operations he suffers a near-death experience, causing him to start questioning his faith in God. A young couple brings their baby in for stomach pains, and they are shocked to learn that they have an intersex child and must decide if they want him to remain a boy or switch genders. Tyra learns some unsettling news about her father and becomes upset with Emily after finding out that Emily had been hiding the truth from her. In retaliation, Tyra tells Cassandra that Emily asked Will not to date her.moreless
Emily and Micah are scrambling to help a patient who desperately needs a kidney transplant, but they are confused when she turns down a kidney donation from her new husband. Emily helps Dr. Bandari and Dr. Hamada with a dangerous surgery to repair a defective heart valve in a baby that a patient is carrying for her sister. Emily vies for a position as Dr. Bandari's research assistant, hoping to prevent Cassandra from spending too much time with Will. Cassandra, however, is willing to do whatever it takes as she pursues Will.moreless
The surgical interns are presented with an impromptu medical quiz with a chance to assist in surgery as the prize, and Emily and Cassandra emerge as the winners. Emily reluctantly agrees to speak to a group of girls about safe sex after an STD outbreak at a local high school. Meanwhile, Emily struggles to forget about her feelings for Will.moreless
In the final episode of the mini-series,Garcetti hinders Elaine's plan to resign and Douglas decides to come clean about his betrayal.
Elaine's attention is torn between catering to T.J. and a Chinese submarine rescue mission. She also makes a deal with Susan allowing her unlimited access to the rescue mission in exchange for her discretion about T.J.moreless
T.J. recounts the events that lead up to his suicide attempt while dealing with his family's lack of interest in his club opening. Douglas struggles to cope with his betrayal and meanwhile, Elaine has a diplomatic crisis on her hands upon her return from overseas.moreless
Susan shares a secret story with Alex, the men of the Hammond family visit a pollster while on a fishing trip, and Garcetti sets a plan in motion that will cause conflict between Elaine and her lifelong mentor.moreless
Douglas discovers Elaine has plans to run for office again as T.J. revisits his old habits and hits rock bottom. Elaine has Bud negotiate for the lives of Iranian hostages, placing him back into the spotlight.moreless
In this series opener, the US Secretary of State tries to protect a shocking family secret all the while dealing with an Iranian hostage crisis.
Michael sends out an inappropriate Christmas card which lands him in hot water with his girlfriend, Carol. Tensions mount on the party planning committee between Angela, Pam, and Karen. The resulting tension leaves the office with two competing Christmas parties.moreless