Castle: Season 5 (2012 - 2013)


Season 5

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Air date: Sep 24, 2012

In the Season 5 opener, a night of passion forces Castle and Beckett to reexamine their relationship. Meanwhile, they must go up against the people who murdered Beckett's mother and are now threatening Beckett's life; and Beckett clashes with a senator.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2012

Beckett returns from her suspension and joins Castle in investigating the death of a local TV weather forecaster. Meanwhile, she and Castle try to keep their new romance a secret at work.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2012

Castle and Beckett look into the auction of a storage unit, which may be tied to a woman's murder, and soon they find themselves mingling with both treasure hunters and socialites.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2012

Castle and Beckett head to the Hamptons for a romantic getaway, but their plans go awry when a man dies in Castle's pool and they assist the small-town police with the ensuing homicide investigation.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2012

Castle becomes the prime suspect in a ritualistic killing, and Beckett's loyalty toward him wavers in the face of mounting evidence.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2012

A homicide occurs at a sci-fi convention, forcing Castle and Beckett to deal with zealous fans and pompous celebrities as they investigate the crime.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2012

Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a rock star who was being filmed by a documentary crew, and the film crew decide to keep their cameras rolling and record some crime-solving skills in action.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2012

Castle and Beckett must go on the run with a murder witness they're protecting from the mob, and because they had to move quickly, they find themselves unarmed and stranded with no phone in the middle of the night.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2012

A man resembling Santa Claus is found dead in Central Park, and Castle and Beckett uncover some unsavory things about him as they investigate his murder. Meanwhile, Castle and Beckett prepare to celebrate their first Christmas as a couple.

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Air date: Jan 7, 2013

Castle and Beckett investigate a divorce attorney's homicide and compile a long suspect list full of angry ex-spouses. Meanwhile, Alexis' mom nurses her ill daughter back to health at the loft, where Beckett is also bunking while her place is fumigated.

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Following four series of sexual tension between Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic), the fifth series opens with the two of them finally embarking on a romantic relationship together. However, they try to keep this new relationship a secret, particularly from their boss, Capt. Victoria Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald). Also, Beckett finally discovers who's responsible for her mother's murder and wrestles with whether she should carry out her personal vendetta against him. Likewise, an emotional Castle finds himself pursuing criminals when his daughter, Alexis (Molly Quinn), is kidnapped, and he receives help from an unlikely source: his estranged father (James Brolin). Several episodes this season give nods to pop culture, including Fillion's role on "Firefly," which is alluded to when Castle and Beckett investigate a murder at a sci-fi convention; and the show's 100th episode, which pays homage to "Rear Window" when an injured and housebound Castle believes he's witnessed a murder.


Nathan Fillion
as Richard Castle
Stana Katic
as Det. Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan
as Martha Rodgers
Molly Quinn
as Alexis Castle
Tamala Jones
as Lanie Parish
Jon Huertas
as Det. Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever
as Det. Kevin Ryan
Penny Johnson Jerald
as Capt. Victoria Gates
Jack Coleman
as Senator Bracken
Dylan Walsh
as FBI Agent Harris
Arye Gross
as M.E. Perlmutter
James Brolin
as Castle's Dad
David Burke
as Chief John Brady
Gina Torres
as Samantha Foster
Allan Louis
as Capt. Frank Mahoney
Armin Shimerman
as Benjamin Donnelly
Carlos Bernard
as Jared Stack
Ioan Gruffudd
as Eric Vaughn
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
as Kristina Coterra
Kelly Hu
as Scarlet Jones
Juliana Dever
as Jenny Ryan
Anthony John Denison
as Michael "Mickey" Dolan
Alexa Havins
as Elle Daniels
C. Thomas Howell
as John Campbell
Dakin Matthews
as Dave Dunne
Caroline Lagerfelt
as Anjelica Henley
John Griffin
as Gavin DeWinter
Taylor Cole
as Regina Cane
Tahmoh Penikett
as Cole Maddox
Jordan Belfi
as Beau Randolph
J.R. Nutt
as Casius McMurray
Ayre Gross
as M.E. Perlmutter
Andrew J. West
as Keith Blue
Aaron Hill
as Kurt Wilson
Russ Bain
as Bruno Toft
Michael Irby
as Shane Winters
Romi Dias
as ADA Toni Gonzalez
Gail O'Grady
as Margo Cowan
Michael Dorn
as Dr. Carter Burke
Jack Wagner
as Billy Piper
Adam Rose
as Mike Boyer
Leslie Hope
as Gwenn Harwin
Rob Nagle
as Kirby
Tyrees Allen
as Harvey Milton
Ed Quinn
as Gabriel Winters
Catherine Dent
as Beth Tanner
Raquel Alessi
as Selena Rigas
Cara Buono
as Siobhan O'Doul
Brett Rickaby
as Robert McManus
Steven Eckholdt
as Michael Case
Christina Moore
as Stephanie Frye
Eric Nenninger
as John Dessens
Chad E. Donella
as Troy Strickland
Shane Johnson
as Dep. Adam Jones
Shane Mikael Johnson
as Dep. Adam Jones
Alison Trumbull
as Val Butler
Chad Lindberg
as Marco Vinstrolli
Shannon Lucio
as Rebecca Fog
Chad Donella
as Troy Strickland
Brian Letscher
as Liam Finch
Briana Barran
as Holly Rhodes
Scott Paulin
as Jim Beckett
Maurice Warfield
as Vice President Russell
Gerald Downey
as Lloyd Kurtzman
Lachlan Buchanan
as Stone Gower
Nancy Lee Grahn
as Samantha Voss
Raphael Sbarge
as Dr. Darrell Meeks
Andy Wagner
as Lucas Shaw
Heather Ann Davis
as Ashley Robinson
Christina Cox
as Maggie Finch
Brian Howe
as Aaron Lerner
Tembi Locke
as Beth Cabot
Eric Lange
as Simon Warburg
William deVry
as Dan Renner
Erin Krakow
as Julie Rogers
Palmer Davis
as Garland Meeks
Erin Way
as Audrey O'Neill
Jamie Hill
as Petra Visser
Spencer Garrett
as Evan Pierce
Nestor Serrano
as Gregory Volkov
Romy Rosemont
as Nurse Lockhart
Geno Monteiro
as Tyrese Wilton
Dennis Cockrum
as Auctioneer
Albie Selznick
as Dr. Paul Devlin
Chris McKenna
as Simon Westport
Robert Craighead
as Arthur Felder
Michael Rodrick
as Robert "Bobby S" Shannon
Tamara Braun
as Natalia Roosevelt
Hunter Jackson
as James Swan
Kevin Brown
as Big Percy Jenkins
Sarah Scott
as Butterfly
Don Stark
as Vincent Cardano
John Bobek
as Davis Hawthorne
Amir Talai
as Sam Spear
Natacha Roi
as Mrs. Franklin
Juan Monsalvez
as Commander Walsh
Nick Thurston
as Buck Cooper/Hank Rodgers
Melinda Cohen
as Lt. Chloe Preston
P.J. Ochlan
as Lt. Shane
Brian Maillard
as Joel Mitas
Jeff Galfer
as Henry Barnett
Lydia Hull
as Front Desk Clerk
Anna Bowen
as Officer Tate
Brian Kong
as Uniform Officer
Kari Klinkenborg
as Pretty Woman
Justin Sandler
as New Guitarist
Channing Nichols
as Teenage Girl
Christopher Dean
as Spartan Warrior
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Critic Reviews for Castle Season 5

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Monday we get funny, sentimental, silly, slapstick, romantic, awkward and other angles - at this point, all presumably on audition.

Sep 24, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Instead of getting caught up in it, you patiently wait for it to resolve itself, in the hopes that when it's all over, you can figure out what happened.

Sep 24, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

"Castle" is back and already leaps and bounds better than last season.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The premiere had pretty much everything us Castle fans have grown to love: humor, mystery, suspense and a detective/writer pair that we can't help but adore.

Sep 24, 2012 | Rating: 4.4/5 | Full Review…

The rabid "shipper" fans of ABC's Castle will not want to miss the sexy opening act of the fifth-season premiere.

Sep 24, 2012 | Full Review…

Now that the lead characters have turned their cool flirting into hot sex, can the show survive the switch in tone?

Sep 24, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Castle: Season 5

  • Apr 18, 2015
    Castle tries to avoid the Sam and Diane curse as the show goes into its fifth season and brings its two leading characters together. This season Castle and Beckett attempt to have a romantic relationship, but in order to continue working together they have to keep their romance a secret from their fellow co-workers at the NYPD. The cases are entertaining and clever as always, and the show reaches its 100 episode milestone in a wonderfully Hitchcockian homage. The show also delivers a game changing season finale that has the potential to unalterably change the series. Sexual tension can only take a show so far, and Castle has done a good job in its fifth season at taking that next step and at evolving the character relationships.
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  • Jul 25, 2020
    With increased roles for Ryan and Esposito the show is even better. They show themselves as capable as the other stars.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    esta temporada fue genial por fin castle y kate están junto algo muy esperado para los fan.
  • Sep 10, 2014
    Miraculously still fun, fresh and entertaining even though the will-they won't-they has been resolved. Love all the main characters and their banter.

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