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?
Detective Beckett struggles to survive; Castle tries to identify the shooter; Ryan and Esposito try to adjust to the new captain.
Castle and Beckett suspect a costume-clad vigilante is responsible for the mysterious murder of an ex-con.
Castle and Beckett investigate a crime scene that involves a large pool of blood but no victim; Alexis receives news about Stanford.
When a young woman is shot to death, Beckett and Castle learn the gun used was the one a serial killer stole from Detective Ryan.
A sexy insurance investigator (Kristin Lehman) with a secret helps Castle and Beckett when a valuable sculpture is stolen and someone is murdered; a rich museum benefactor (Jessica Tuck) garners suspicion.
Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a ghost hunter who was looking into a haunting at a New York mansion.
Martha and Castle are held hostage by bank robbers dressed in hospital scrubs; Beckett's rescue efforts are hindered by a strict hostage negotiator (Dean Norris).
When a casino owner is murdered at an abandoned warehouse, suspects emerge in New York and Atlantic City; during the investigation, Castle throws an impromptu bachelor party for Ryan.
The team searches for a sniper who is terrorizing New York; Beckett tries to hide her worsening PTSD from Castle and the detectives.
Beckett and Castle wake up handcuffed together in bed in a locked room with no memory of how they got there.
When Castle and Beckett investigate the death of a ladies' man, a twist in the case may disrupt Ryan's wedding.
When a woman is found dead in her car, the investigation leads to New York Mayor Robert Weldon (Derek Webster), one of Castle's longtime friends.
The investigation into the death of a famous dog trainer leads to a reality-TV star.
Castle and Beckett must investigate a mysterious case from 1947 in order to solve the present-day murder of a treasure hunter.
In The Castle Two-Part Event, Jennifer Beals Guest Stars! Castle and Beckett discover the killer they are pursuing is part of an international conspiracy and they must work with a CIA agent with whom Castle has a history.
When two women are found dead dressed as fairytale characters, Castle and Beckett must race to find the killer before he strikes again.
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 without stepping on each other’s toes.
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.
An attractive detective from Scotland Yard (Brett Tucker) teams up with Castle and Beckett to investigate the murder of his friend's daughter; Lanie tries to talk Beckett into making a move on Castle.
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.
When Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a man with human bite marks on his body, Castle's wild theories start flying. But none are as wild as what their only witness insists happened - a Zombie attack.
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.