Season 4 Episode 1


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 19, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Text on Castle's murder board:


      Johanna BECKETT: Was working on Pulgatti's appeal when she was murdered. Fatally stabbed by Dick Coonan. 3 colleagues also all murdered by Coonan. WHO HIRED COONAN?

      Joe PULGATTI: Mob source arrested by Raglan, who pinned Armen's murder on him

      Bob ARMEN: Undercover Fed inside Mafia, killed 19 years ago in failed kidnapping attempt.

      Hal LOCKWOOD: Hired assassin, killed Raglan + McCallister. Part of continuing mission. WHO HIRED HIM?

      3 Renegade Cops, All involved in Armen Homicide

      Roy MONTGOMERY: Killed Lockwood and killed by Lockwood. What did he know about who hired Coonan + Lockwood?

      Gary McCALLISTER: Shanked in prison by Lockwood (part of escape plan)

      John RAGLAN: Killed by hired sniper Lockwood. WHO ORDERED THE HIT? Lead investigator in Beckett homicide, dismissed case as random violence.

    • Goof: At the funeral, Becket, Esposito and Ryan are in uniform and are wearing the silver shields worn by Police Officers in the NYPD.. Later when back in plain clothes, Esposito and Ryan are displaying the proper gold and blue shields worn by Detectives in the NYPD.

  • Quotes

    • Castle: You're right. I do need to grow up. And that's why I'm doing what I'm doing. Everything that's happened happened because of me. And I need to be there for her. I owe her that.
      Alexis: Does she make you happy?
      Castle: Yeah, she does.
      Alexis: Is it enough?
      Castle: It's enough for now.
      Alexis: Okay.
      Castle: Okay.
      Alexis: Dad. Don't grow up too much, okay?
      Castle: (smiles) Hey. It's me we're talking about.

    • Beckett: How am I supposed to get my bearings when someone out there wants me dead?
      Castle: By not letting them rob you of your life. I promise you, we will figure this out. We're gonna find them and we're gonna make them pay. Just not today.
      Beckett: Castle, if I don't do this, I don't know who I am.
      Castle: You're who you always were. You're the one who honors the victims.

    • Alexis: You act like this is all about her, but you were standing right next to her. You could've been shot. Hell, I could've been shot.
      Castle: That's why I have to do this, to make sure they stay away.
      Alexis: Yeah? You need to grow up, dad. You're a writer, not a cop. Stop pretending.

    • Beckett: Castle, wait!
      Castle: I did, three months. You never called.
      Beckett: Look, I know you're angry...
      Castle: Oh, you're damn right I'm angry. I watched you die in that ambulance. Did you know that? You know what that's like, watching the life drain out of someone you... (pauses) someone you care about?

    • Beckett: Ma'am.
      Capt. Gates: If my mother drops by, you can call her ma'am. Call me sir or captain.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Návrat (Return)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 19, 2011 on CTV
      Australia: February 5, 2012 on Channel 7
      Germany: March 2, 2012 on Kabel 1
      United Kingdom: March 8, 2012 on Alibi
      Czech Republic: September 5, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: March 6, 2013 on JOJ

  • Allusions