Season 4, Episode 1 -  Air Date: 9/19/2011
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Detective Beckett struggles to survive; Castle tries to identify the shooter; Ryan and Esposito try to adjust to the new captain.

‘Castle‘ Premiere Recap: Best of ‘Rise‘

This week on the fourth season premiere of Castle, the doozy of a cliffhanger from last season is resolved but mysteries still abound. The most mysterious might be how Beckett feels about our favorite debonair crime writer. Also, there‘s that little lingering case about her mother‘s murder and the conspiracy keeps getting twistier. Good thing Castle has a high-tech computer board to keep track of everything. It‘s like Castle has his own version of the Situation Room in his study. Besides the messy feelings and labyrinthine plot twists, the episode also introduced a new "iron" police chief and a case so insubstantial that the approximate two minutes of screen time devoted to it seemed excessive.
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