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Season 3
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When viewers first met Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist, he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle's writer intuition and Beckett's creative detective work. In the Season 7 finale, Beckett was faced with a choice about her future. Now that she's been promoted to Captain, how will New York's famous couple adapt in Season 8?

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season 3

    S3 E1 A Deadly Affair

    When Beckett and her team burst into an apartment on a murderer's trail, they see Castle standing over a dead woman's body holding a gun; Beckett arrests Castle as he asserts his innocence.

    09/20/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E2 He's Dead, She's Dead

    Beckett and Castle search for a psychic's killer while debating the existence of extrasensory abilities.

    09/27/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E3 Under the Gun

    When a coded document attracts Castle's attention, Beckett must steer the case back to the violent felons who populated their victim's world; when Beckett's ex-partner arrives, Castle must watch the relationship become romantic.

    10/04/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E4 Punked

    A young mathematician is shot with a 200-year-old bullet, inspiring wild theories by Castle about a time-traveling murderer.

    10/11/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E5 Anatomy of a Murder

    An unknown woman falls out of a casket along with the original deceased when pallbearers lose control of the casket at a funeral; the investigation takes Beckett and Castle into the world of amorous, bed-hopping physicians.

    10/18/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E6 3XK

    When a beautiful woman is found dead, the evidence indicates a notorious serial killer known as ``The Triple Killer.''

    10/25/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E7 Almost Famous

    When Beckett and Castle respond to an ``officer down'' call, they discover the victim is actually a male stripper dressed as a cop.

    11/01/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E8 Murder Most Fowl

    While investigating a subway worker's murder in Central Park, Castle and Beckett unexpectedly uncover a boy's abduction.

    11/08/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E9 Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind

    When a prominent astrophysicist is found dead in her car, Castle is led to theorize her death was the result of an alien abduction.

    11/15/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E10 Last Call

    When a bar owner's body is found in the East River, the investigation takes Castle and Beckett through the forgotten tunnels and passageways of turn-of-the-century New York; Castle considers buying a bar.

    12/06/10Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E11 Nikki Heat

    When Castle's novel ``Heat Wave'' becomes a movie, actress Natalie Rhodes accepts Beckett's invitation to visit and learn about the character she will play; Natalie observes Castle and Beckett's investigation of the murder of a matchmaker.

    01/03/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E12 Poof, You're Dead

    The owner of a historic magic shop is found dead in Houdini's water torture tank; a new romance comes to light.

    01/10/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E13 Knockdown

    The retired lead detective on Beckett's mother's homicide case is gunned down after telling her he has new information; Castle and Beckett's partnership grows stronger.

    01/24/11Season 3TV-14
    S3 E14 Lucky Stiff

    The murder of a lottery winner leaves Castle and Beckett with a wealth of suspects; Martha must decide what to do with her inheritance.

    02/07/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E15 The Final Nail

    An old friend of Castle's emerges as the prime suspect in his wife's murder.

    02/14/11Season 3TV-14
    S3 E16 Setup

    While investigating an apparent robbery-homicide, Beckett and Castle discover the victim was involved in a mysterious conspiracy; as the stakes rise, a federal agent (Adrian Pasdar) takes over the case.

    02/21/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E17 Countdown

    Castle and Beckett must set aside their differences with Agent Fallon (Adrian Pasdar) while trying to prevent a city-wide catastrophe.

    02/28/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E18 One Life to Lose

    When the head writer on a popular soap opera is killed with a fire axe, Castle is able to use his skills as an author to make a discovery about the killer.

    03/21/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E19 Law & Murder

    A juror suddenly dies during a high-profile trial involving a murdered socialite.

    03/28/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E20 Slice of Death

    When a reporter is found dead inside a pizza oven, Castle and Beckett try to determine why he was murdered.

    04/04/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E21 The Dead Pool

    Castle and Beckett investigate the death of a champion swimmer; authors Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane give Castle advice.

    04/11/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E22 To Love and Die in L.A.

    Against orders, Beckett travels to Los Angeles while investigating her ex-partner's murder; Castle questions Beckett's motives.

    05/02/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E23 Pretty Dead

    After a contestant in a beauty pageant is found strangled, many suspects turn up, including jealous fellow contestants, the pageant's sponsor (Michael McKean), and the show's host (Sasha Roiz).

    05/09/11Season 3TV-14
    S3 E24 Knockout

    A professional hit man (Max Martini) with information about the murder of Beckett's mother escapes during a court hearing; Castle and the team uncover a deep conspiracy.

    05/16/11Season 3TV-14