A man is tossed from an apartment building to his death. Actually, he was dead from a variety of nasty injuries before he came crashing through the roof of a parked car. Lanie and Alexis will have a more comprehensive report once they get the body back to the morgue. Yes, we said Alexis. She’s involved in a new internship with the Medical Examiner’s office. Castle’s worlds are colliding!
Video surveillance footage leads the team to the suspect’s whereabouts. He’s identified as Thomas Gage, though no record of such a man exits. This seemingly unflappable killer claims the man he killed doesn’t exist either. This is literally the case when the dead body disappears from the morgue and Gage escapes through the front doors of the precinct.
Gage hacked into the police database to find an address for Tracy McGrath. Castle believes the suspect may have gotten arrested on purpose to access info on this woman, who becomes Gage’s next victim. Beckett does a sweep of Tracy’s house only to find Castle standing in the hallway with a black hood over his head. His partner is given her own matching hood by whoever is holding the gun to her head.
When the hoods come off, Castle and Beckett find themselves in a secret underground bunker run by the CIA. They have no idea what going on. Thankfully, a familiar face from Castle’s past is there to bring them up to speed. Sophia Turner (guest star Jennifer Beals) is a smart, sexy CIA operative. She also happens to be Castle’s inspiration for Clara Strike from his Derrick Storm book series.
Thomas Gage is a former CIA spy who has gone rogue. He may be trying to initiate a catastrophic event which poses an imminent threat to the country. Gage killed the agent the CIA sent after him as well as Tracy McGrath, whose day-planner includes the word “Pandora.” This happens to be the name associated with Gage’s mission.