CASTLE Season 8 Episode Guide
Episode 8×22 “Crossfire”
With their best lead in hand, Castle and Beckett are ready to take on LokSat.
But an unforeseen twist puts their case – and their lives – in jeopardy, on the season finale of “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest cast: Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, Kristoffer Polaha as Caleb Brown, Jed Rees as Mr. Flynn.
“Crossfire” was written by Alexi Hawley & Terence Paul Winter and directed by Rob Bowman.
Episode 8×21 “Hell to Pay”
When an axe-wielding, escaped psychiatric inmate drops dead in Castle’s P.I. office, Castle and Beckett’s investigation leads Castle to suspect the victim’s death could be the work of the Antichrist.
Air Date: Monday May 9 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
Episode 8×20 “Much Ado About Murder”
CASTLE AND BECKETT GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF A SHAKESPEARE PLAY
TO SOLVE A MURDER MOST FOUL
After a movie star turned theater actor is mysteriously killed, Castle and Beckett go backstage and learn the star had more to worry about than just his lines, on “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
“Much Ado About Murder” was written by Christine Roum and directed by Hanelle Culpepper.
Air Date: Monday May 2 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
Episode 8×19 “Dead Again”
A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR OF AN ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIES TO HELP CASTLE AND BECKETT SOLVE THE CASE, ON ABC’S ‘CASTLE’
Jonathan Silverman Guest Stars
When a mild mannered safety inspector for the city (guest star Jonathan Silverman) miraculously survives a poisoning, it might be luck; but when he survives another, it’s a mystery Castle and Beckett will have to solve, on “Castle,” MONDAY, APRIL 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.
“Dead Again” was written by Rob Hanning and directed by Bill Roe.
Air Date: Monday April 25 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
Episode 8×18 “Backstabber”
After Hayley does a favor for an old friend, she finds herself implicated in a killing and cyber-terror attack. Now, Beckett and Castle must rush to solve the case and clear Hayley’s name.
Air Date: Monday April 18 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
Episode 8×17 “Death Wish”
The murder of a man connected to smuggling Turkish relics sends Castle, Beckett and the 12th Precinct on a search for a stolen antique believed to be Aladdin’s lamp, in hopes that it can lead them to the killer.
Castle stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Captain Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.
For Season Eight, Toks Olagundoye (“The Neighbors”) joined the series as Hayley.
Guest cast: Frank Tran as Lars Cross, Carolyn Stotesbery as Genevieve, John Ducey as Mark Nagle.
“Death Wish” was written by Stephanie Hicks and directed by Bill Roe.
Air Date: Monday April 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
Episode 8×16 “Heartbreaker”
A clue at the scene of the death of an armored-car driver leads Beckett and Castle back to an old case solved by Esposito.
But complications arise when they learn that Esposito might not have been telling them everything about his past with the culprit.
Guest cast: Angelica Celaya as Sonia Ruiz, Dean Cudworth as Michael Kirby, Michael Cognata as Darrl Ives, Gonzolo Menendez as Ronaldo.
“Heartbreaker” was written by Barry O’Brien and directed by Tom Wright.
Air Date: Monday April 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
Episode 8×15 “Felis Ad Mortem”
When a recruit officer at the NYPD Academy is killed, Beckett and the team go back to their old training ground to investigate.
Meanwhile, Castle must reckon with a decision with profound consequences for him and Beckett.
Air Date: Monday March 23 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
Episode 8×14 “The G.D.S.”
Castle returns to the City of Angels in search of answers about his missing time. But things take a deadly turn when he’s recruited by the legendary Greatest Detective Society to help solve a murder.
Summer Glau guest stars as Kendall Frost, a heady private detective in Los Angeles who competes with Castle to try solving the murder, plus Gerald McRaney guest stars as Mason Wood, the head of the Greatest Detective Society.
Guest cast: Summer Glau as Kendall Frost, Jason Manual Olazabal as Detective Menendez, Gerald McRaney as Mason Wood, Doug Savant as Victor Nigel.
“The G.D.S.” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by John Terlesky.
Air Date: Monday March 7 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
Episode 8×13 “And Justice For All”
Beckett and the 12th Precinct look into the murder of an English as a Second Langue student.
But when the victim’s class won’t talk to the police, Castle goes undercover as a French Canadian immigrant and learns that the victim was more than he seemed.
Guest cast: David Michael Trevino as Eddie Ramirez, Arye Gross as M.E. Perlmutter, Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, JD Walsh as John Emerson.
“And Justice For All” was written by Adam Frost and directed by Kate Woods.
Air Date: Monday February 29 2016.
Episode 8×12 “The Blame Game”
Castle is captured and forced to work with strangers to solve deranged puzzles and mind games, while Beckett and the 12th Precinct must race against time to rescue Castle and catch a killer.
Guest cast: Amy Robach as Lila Campo, Calli Ryals as Emma Matthews, Kai Lennox as Simon.
“The Blame Game” was written by Michael Zebede and directed by Jessica Yu.
Air Date: Monday February 22 2016.
Episode 8×11 “Dead Red”
When the son of a Russian diplomat turns up murdered, Beckett and Castle find themselves in a dangerous game of international crime and punishment, with Castle having to entertain a jovial Russian security officer who winds up more involved than anyone planned.
Guest cast: Ann Cusack as Rita, Nikita Bogolyubov as Grigory Mishkin, Endre Hules as Pavel Oborin.
“Dead Red” was written by Jim Adler and directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
Air Date: Monday February 15 2016.
Episode 8×10 “Witness For the Prosecution”
Castle finally gets his day in court when he takes the stand as the key witness to a murder from five months ago. But when new information suddenly arises, he and Beckett must race against the clock to prevent a miscarriage of justice.
Air Date: Sunday February 14 2016
Episode 8×09 “Tone Death”
When a body is found in the theater of Martha’s latest show, Castle and Beckett’s investigation leads them into the unexpectedly dangerous world of competitive a capella. “High School Musical”’s Corbin Bleu guest stars.
Air Date: Monday February 8 2016
Episode 8×08 “Mr. and Mrs. Castle” (Winter Finale)
Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a cruise ship entertainer, only to find themselves trapped at sea with the killer.
Guest cast: Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, Arye Gross as M.E. Perlmutter, Kristoffer Polaha as Caleb Brown.“Mr. & Mrs. Castle” was written by Christine Roum and directed by Jeff Bleckner.
Air Date: Monday Nov. 23 2015
Episode 8×07 “The Last Seduction”
In order to hunt down the brutal murderer of a grifting seducer, Castle & Beckett must investigate New York’s elite.
Meanwhile, Castle plans to surprise Beckett on their one-year wedding anniversary.
Guest cast: Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, Lindsay Price as Lindsey Trent, Sheldon Bailey as Anton Ford, Andrea Roth as Nancy Underwood.
“The Last Seduction” was written by Rob Hanning and directed by John Terlesky.
Air Date: Monday Nov. 16 2015
Episode 8×06 “Cool Boys”
Detective Slaughter (guest star Adam Baldwin) returns to enlist Castle’s help in solving a high-stakes robbery case.
But when a body is found linked to the crime, Slaughter becomes the number one suspect in the heist turned murder, while Castle has to determine whether he’s guilty or help to prove he’s innocent.
Guest cast: Adam Baldwin as Detective Slaughter, Kerry Barker as Dawn, Corey Reynolds as Mark West, Brian Gaskill as David Lacey.
“Cool Boys” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Paul Holahan.
Air Date: Monday Nov. 9 2015
Episode 8×05 “The Nose”
With special guest star Stephnie Weir (“MADtv,” “The Comedians”).
Guest cast: Stephnie Weir as Mia Laszlo, Aubrey Deeker as Lorenzo, Kevin Joy as Graham Fletcher, Charles Mesure as Liam Hollister.“The Nose” was written by Nancy Kiu and directed by Steve Robin.
Air Date: Monday Oct. 19 2015
Episode 8×04 “What Lies Beneath”
When Castle’s idol, a famously reclusive author, turns up dead, Castle is determined to solve his hero’s murder.
But as he and Beckett dig deeper, they discover that truth is stranger than fiction.
Guest cast: Tony Plana as Father Arguello, Lise Simms as Wendy Johnson, Jerry O’Donnell as Milton Cicero, Ryan Devlin as Stephen Reed.
“What Lies Beneath” was written by Barry O’Brien and directed by Larry Shaw.
Air Date: Monday Oct. 12 2015
Episode 8×03 “PhDead”
When the body of a local college fraternity student is found gruesomely murdered, Castle has to go undercover as a professor in order to gain access to the victim’s world.
However, he and Beckett soon discover that behind the fun and games of college are some darker secrets the university wants to keep hidden.
Guest cast: Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, Geoff Pierson as Michael Smith, Christine Adams as Dr. Barbara Lillstrom, Kelly Rowan as Dean Carla Feller.
“PhDead” was written by Chad Creasey and directed by Rob Bowman.
Air Date: Monday Oct. 5 2015
Episode 8×02 “XX”
In part two of last week’s Season 8 premiere, Beckett’s side of her abrupt disappearance is revealed.
After receiving a mysterious tip from her past, Beckett is launched into a fight for her life, with a team of mercenaries hot on her trail.
While Castle investigates why his wife is on the run, Beckett must figure out who wants her dead, before they can finish the job.
Guest cast: Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, Coby Ryan McLaughlin as Brooks, Jack Coleman as Senator Will Bracken, Daisy Betts as A.J.
“XX” was written by Alexi Hawley & Terence Paul Winter and directed by Paul Holahan.
Air Date: Sept. 28 2015
Episode 8×01 “XY”
After passing the Captain’s exam in the Season 7 finale, Beckett was surprised with an offer to run for State Senate. In the action packed season premiere, Castle and Beckett are adjusting to Beckett’s career change, when a call from a mysterious stranger sets off an explosive chain of events.
There are two sides to every story, and this unique two-parter will explore the same story from each of their perspectives, first from Castle’s side as he searches for Beckett.
Castle stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.
For Season 8, Toks Olagundoye (“The Neighbors”) has joined the series as Hayley.
Air Date: Sept. 21 2015