'Castle' Episode 5.18 Preview: Ryan Takes Things into His Own Hands
'Castle' Episode 5.18 Preview: Ryan Takes Things into His Own Hands
Michelle Carlbert
Michelle Carlbert
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, March 25 with an episode called "The Wild Rover." Check out the episode synopsis and preview video below and see what happens when Ryan has to go back undercover using an old alias to help solve a case. 

First up, let's take a look at the official synopsis for the episode from ABC:

"The Wild Rover" - When a man is found dead in an industrial cake mixer, Castle and Beckett trace the murder to an Irish gang in Staten Island and a beautiful bar owner named Siobhan O'Doul (guest star Cara Buono, Mad Men). Much to everyone's surprise, Detective Ryan has a complicated history with Siobhan and the Staten Island crime family from his days working undercover in narcotics. When the case hits a dead end, Ryan must go back undercover to expose the killer, complicating his relationship with his wife. 

Just from the synopsis alone, it looks like this has the makings of another fantastically intense episode. Plus, it's been a long time since we've had a lot of Ryan in an episode, which makes it even more exciting. 

In the short preview video from the episode, we see that the episode will have at least some lighter moments in addition to the heavier ones with Ryan's storyline. That is, if you believe that watching Castle stuff his face with mini cupcakes is as funny as I do. 

Here are a few more things we know from watching the video: 

  • Castle isn't just craving cupcakes in the episode. Looks like he's craving some Beckett, too. 
  • Their find their victim floating in a vat full of what looks like cupcake mix. Talk about death by cupcake. 
  • Ryan is going to shave off some of his lovely locks! Gasp! And also -- yum!
  • Everyone may have their doubts that Ryan can go the job, but Ryan is convinced he can. 
  • Ryan proves that he has guts when he not only faces down a guy with gun, but puts that same gun to his own head. Wow!

What do you think now that you've read the synopsis and seen the preview video from this episode of Castle? What do you think will happen to Ryan once he goes back undercover? Who do you think the mysterious woman is from his past?

Don't forget to check out our exclusive interview with Seamus Dever (Ryan) as he reveals more about what's going to happen in tonight's episode. 

Castle airs on Monday nights at 10pm on ABC. 

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