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Season Info

In the fourth season of this crime drama, by-the-book captain Victoria Gates (Penny Johns Jerald) takes command of the 12th Precinct, and though she's displeased to have Castle (Nathan Fillion) working alongside her detectives, she finds ways to tolerate him. Beckett (Stana Katic) returns to work after recuperating from being shot, and both she and Castle are determined to find her shooter. Beckett also deals with PTSD, but she tries to hide it from her colleagues. At one point, Castle and

Genre: Drama

Network: ABC




Air date: Sep 19, 2011


Detective Beckett struggles to survive; Castle tries to identify the shooter; Ryan and Esposito try to adjust to the new captain.

Air date: Sep 26, 2011

Heroes and Villains

Castle and Beckett suspect a costume-clad vigilante is responsible for the mysterious murder of an ex-con.

Air date: Oct 3, 2011

Head Case

Castle and Beckett investigate a crime scene that involves a large pool of blood but no victim; Alexis receives news about Stanford.

Air date: Oct 10, 2011

Kick the Ballistics

TNT Presents: "Kick the Ballistics" While investigating the mysterious shooting death of a young woman, Castle and Beckett face a cop's worst nightmare when they discover that the gun used in the killing is Det. Ryan's old service weapon.

Air date: Oct 17, 2011

Eye of the Beholder

TNT Presents: "Eye of the Beholder" Castle and Beckett work a murder case around the theft of a valuable sculpture.

Air date: Oct 24, 2011


TNT Presents: "Demons" Castle and Beckett confront the possibility of paranormal foul play when a world renown ghost hunter is mysteriously murdered while investigating a haunting at a legendary New York mansion.

Air date: Oct 31, 2011

Cops & Robbers

TNT Presents: "Cops & Robbers" When Castle and Martha are taken hostage by a crew of bank robbers dressed in hospital scrubs and using classic television doctor names.

Air date: Nov 7, 2011

Heartbeak Hotel

During the investigation of the murder of an Atlantic City casino owner at an abandoned warehouse, strong leads emerge for the team in both New York and Atlantic City.

Air date: Nov 21, 2011

Kill Shot

A sniper on a killing spree is terrorizing New York City. The clock is ticking down to the next murder with no apparent motive but to instill terror, this could prove the team's toughest case yet.

Air date: Dec 5, 2011


TNT Presents: "Cuffed" When Castle and Beckett wake up in bed, handcuffed together, in a locked room with no memory of how they got there, they must piece together the mystery of where they are and why, all while trying to escape.

Air date: Jan 9, 2012

Till Death Do Us Part

TNT Presents: "Till Death Do Us Part" When a lothario is killed, Castle and Beckett suspect that the victim's mysterious double life holds the key to his murder. Their investigation leads to a shocking twist that threatens to disrupt wedding.

Air date: Jan 16, 2012

Dial M for Mayor

TNT Presents: "Dial M For Mayor" Derek Webster ("Desperate Housewives," "Damages") guest stars as Mayor Robert Weldon, Castle's longtime friend and the Mayor of New York City.

Air date: Jan 23, 2012

An Embarrassment of Bitches

The investigation into the death of a famous dog trainer leads to a reality-TV star.

Air date: Feb 6, 2012

The Blue Butterfly

TNT Presents: "The Blue Butterfly" When Castle and Beckett investigate the killing of a treasure hunter, they discover the case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 involving a hard-boiled private detective.

Air date: Feb 13, 2012


Castle and Beckett pursue a ruthless killer who, they discover, is part of a sinister, international conspiracy.

Air date: Feb 20, 2012


Beckett and Castle must stop a series of events that could result in a war.

Air date: Feb 27, 2012

Once Upon a Crime

TNT Presents: "Once Upon a Crime" Castle and Beckett find themselves on a Grimm hunt to catch a fairytale killer before he kills again. But nothing is as it seems in a case filled with deceit, betrayal, secrets and murder.

Air date: Mar 19, 2012

A Dance With Death

TNT Presents: "Dance with Death, A" When Odette Morton, a contestant on the hit competition show "A Night of Dance," is found murdered in her dressing room, Castle and Beckett must navigate the case's many twists and twirls.

Air date: Mar 26, 2012

47 Seconds

When a bomb kills five people at a protest rally, Beckett and Castle try to solve the case by reconstructing the 47 seconds prior to the explosion.

Air date: Apr 2, 2012

The Limey

TNT Presents: "Limey, The" A devilishly handsome detective from Scotland Yard, Simon Hunt, teams up with Castle and Beckett to find the person responsible for the murder of his friend's daughter.

Air date: Apr 16, 2012


Castle takes on Detective Ethan Slaughter (Adam Baldwin) as his partner when tension between himself and Beckett rises, and he sees a new side to police work that puts him in danger.

Air date: Apr 30, 2012

Undead Again

When a dead man is found with human bite marks on his body, a witness claims the deceased was attacked by a zombie.

Air date: May 7, 2012


Castle tries to protect Beckett as she pursues the man who shot her; the 12th precinct is forever changed as feelings and secrets are revealed.

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I enjoy Castle. It's one of the shows for which I never miss an episode. But the reason I watch it is not because it's a hard-hitting drama that leaves me on the edge of my seat. It's a silly cop show that's a lot of fun...with some great dialogue.

September 6, 2013 Full Review Source: ScreenRant

There was definitely a spike in screen time for Ryan and Esposito. Let's hope this continues throughout the season, shall we? If anyone deserves it, it is these two.

September 19, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
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I don't watch the show for dark, sprawling conspiracy plot lines and Emmy-bait performances, and the premiere, like last season's finale, just about choked to death on them.

September 19, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club

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