Articles for Castle Season 5

Castle is a fun show. Yes, it has mystery and romance and tragedy, but Castle is, at its heart, a whole lot of fun. And if you remember that, you will not be at all surprised to learn that the Castle season 5 premiere, "After the Storm," is one of the most excellent, romantic, intriguing and -- of course -- fun TV episodes you will see this fall. Read more »
ABC is premiering pretty much all of its new and returning shows this week. With that in mind, the network has produced a series of videos highlighting the programs coming on each night. They start, naturally, with Monday, September 24 and the season premieres of Castle and Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars. Read more »
Mark my words here: Castle is on fire. And I mean that creatively, of course, although there was some actual fire in tonight‘s episode. (Also explosions! Also nudity! Also, Alexis was drunk and I wanted to have flashbacks of her doing a drunken version of the Gangnam Style dance. But I realize this show isn‘t written entirely for me so...)Last year, Castle reached the point of diminishing returns on the show‘s central conceit: a will-they-won‘t-they crime fighting duo. It wasn‘t the first we‘ve seen on television and, knowing network TV‘s love of procedurals, it certainly won‘t be the last. But last season, Castle did something shocking in the television universe: it committed to the central couple. Instead of pulling the sexual tension out until it was ridiculous, the show made it clear from the early episodes of last season that we were on a ride and Castle and Beckett were the destination. Read more »
Now that Castle and Beckett have gotten together, what could possibly be next for our heroic and love-struck detectives? Will they still be able to work together effectively? Can they keep their relationship a secret? Exactly how cute can they be while we watch?These promo videos for Castle season 5 episode 2, "Cloudy with a Chance of Murder" give us a clue. Read more »
Every relationship has its own share of problems. The first fight, the angry silence, the time you have to go on a fake date with a television reporter and accidentally make it to second base. You know, normal couple stuff. This week, Castle settled into its groove and began to answer the chief question on fans‘ minds after the dramatic, romantic and huge season premiere. That question being: just how will the show deal with Castle and Beckett as a couple, instead of just as a sexual tension machine? The answer, thus far, is humorously. Castle has always been closer to the comedy than drama side of the dramedy equation. If there‘s one thing Castle writers know how to do, it‘s crafting a good pun or setting up a funny scene. This is wise, because Nathan Fillion‘s innate charm lends even the most mundane scenes with energy. Now that Castle and Beckett are together, the writers are mining comedy out of their feeble attempts to keep their relationship to themselves. How well will Castle and Beckett hide their relationship from their detective coworkers? Only time will tell, but judging by this episode, it‘s only a matter of time before someone discovers their secret. My money‘s on Lanie.  Read more »
Are any secrets actually safe on a show like Castle? Judging from these videos from Castle season 5, episode 3, probably not. Someone finds out about Castle and Beckett! We learn about Captain Gates‘ strange hobby! There‘s murder (of course)! See glimpses of it all in these 6 videos from "Secret‘s Safe with Me." Read more »
Castle and Beckett‘s plan to keep their romance a secret was busted before they even made the plan. Not a surprise, it was Martha that figured it out first when she saw Beckett in her son‘s bedroom "the morning after." The couples covert actions were for naught. Read more »
Castle heads to the Hamptons this week in "Murder He Wrote." Castle and Beckett move their relationship to the next level -- a weekend alone for romantic bliss at his Hamptons hideaway. Of course, it turns into a Jessica Fletcher weekend instead when a dying man stumbles into Castle‘s gorgeous pool. Read more »
In one of the more anticipated episodes of Castle season 5, the detectives attend a Comic-Con-like science fiction convention. And of course they solve a murder there. What Castle spoilers can we expect from this Jonathan Frakes-directed episode? Read more »
ABC is making a lot of decisions about its shows these days. For some series, this is great news. For others, the news is less good. And for one series, Private Practice, the news means the end is near. When will Private Practice actually end? Which series can look forward to additional episodes this season? Keep reading to find out! Read more »
Castle has a lot in store for us this fall. From a surprising murder suspect to a sci-fi convention, the show‘s fall episodes have plenty going on. What exactly? Check out this video from Monday‘s episode, "Probable Cause," as well as official episode descriptions of the Castle episodes airing in October and November. Read more »
Is Castle capable of a horrible murder?The fact that we can even ask this question just goes to show what excellent characters they have on Castle. After all, psycho murder isn‘t a normal trait we expect from a TV hero. From Richard Castle, it almost makes sense. That may be why, in "Probable Cause," everyone suspects -- at least for a little while -- that Castle is the killer.What really happened? Check out this recap to find out. Read more »
OK, so Castle isn‘t a murderer. We‘ve established that. But what else could be coming from Castle in season 5? Find out with a whole bunch of spoilers on casting and upcoming episodes! Read more »
The Alphas season 2 finale aired on October 22, but one actor from the show is still keeping busy. Erin Way, who joined the cast this past season as Kat (the girl whose Alpha ability allows her to learn things incredibly fast, but at the cost of her long-term memory), will be guest-starring in the highly anticipated episode of Castle, called "The Final Frontier."  Read more »
Shiny!Yes, Castle will boldly go where few crime procedurals have gone before: to a sci-fi convention. This episode -- one of the most entertaining of the series to date -- takes us deep into the realm of extreme science fiction when a mega-fan is murdered. With shout-outs to sci-fi classics like Star Trek, Star Wars, anime and, yes, Firefly, "The Final Frontier" is a Castle episode you do not want to miss. Check out these four videos for a sneak peek. Read more »
Tonight‘s Castle is not an episode to miss. You will love this episode if you have ever watched a sci-fi series (and, if you‘re a Castle fan who hasn‘t at least watched Firefly, what‘s wrong with you?). You will love this episode if you‘ve ever been to a comic or sci-fi convention. You will love this episode if you just enjoy funny, light-hearted Castle episodes.There really isn‘t a way to not enjoy "The Final Frontier." And here are five reasons why. Read more »
This week on Castle, the show remembers Nathan Fillion is a geek god and acts accordingly. The episode could have just been subtitled "Hey, did you hear Firefly turned ten? Anniversary episode anyone?" This episode was the most delightfully geeky thing I‘ve seen on television in a long time, and I often watch The Big Bang Theory. It was also a love letter to sci-fi fans in general, and Firefly fans in particular. It was almost impossible to count all the references to sci-fi, fantasy, and good old fashioned geekery it contained.  Read more »
Now that it‘s reached a fifth season, Castle is definitely ready to play with its style a little bit. So the documentary feel of the upcoming episode, "Swan Song," should not be much of a surprise. What may be a little more of a surprise is how each of the Castle characters chooses to react to the presence of cameras.See what the documentary crew caught in these four Castle videos from "Swan Song." Read more »
The biggest romantic story on Castle in season 5 has definitely been the hook-up of our favorite detective and mystery writer, but what about the rest of the team? According to the latest spoiler, it looks like there might be some sparks flying for somebody else on Team Castle. The question is: who is it?  Read more »
Castle can cross another couple themes off their to-do lists, including being followed by a documentary film crew and the legendary 27 Club. Beckett and her team got called to investigate when the lead singer, James Swan, of an soon-to-be-famous band was found dead in his trailer. The complication -- a documentary film crew that has been following the band and then gets approval to follow the investigation too."Swan Song" was a bit bizarre and that‘s saying a lot for a show that has covered Steam Punk, Aliens, Soap Operas, and even last week‘s Sci Fi convention episode. At first, I was annoyed by the documentary film aspect. Read more »
The People‘s Choice Award nominations for 2013 have been revealed, and oddly enough, the People‘s Choices have very little in common with actual ratings.  Read more »
So far in Castle season 5, Castle and Beckett‘s love affair has gone pretty well. Sure, they‘ve had some bumps in the road, but mostly it‘s been smooth sailing. Well it looks like the duo may be headed for their first spat and you‘ll never guess what it‘s about.   Read more »
Castle season 5 continues Monday November 19 with an episode called "After Hours," and from the clips it looks like this is going to be one challenging episode for Beckett and Castle. Not only are they on the run with a murder to solve and a witness to protect, but they also go through one disastrous dinner with their parents.   Read more »
Religion and (mob) politics meet in tonight‘s episode, as a Catholic priest is killed by a professional assassin. A nun close to the victim reveals that he had had a longstanding relationship with known mob boss Micky Dolan, and that the two had recently had a public falling out. Javier and Kevin investigate the pair‘s history, while Castle and Beckett track down a key witness. Read more »
With the fall finale of Castle looming near, soon we‘ll only jve juicy tidbits from upcoming episodes to keep us warm during the winter hiatus. With that in mind, let‘s check out what‘s coming up in season 5.   Read more »
Castle season 5 airs its special Christmas episode on Monday, December 03. Check out some videos from the episode, called "Secret Santa," and find out why Santa is being investigated for murder, how Castle may end up spending his Christmas Eve alone, and who might be hooking up again when the holidays are over.   Read more »
There‘s often a melancholy component of disappointment to the holidays, as idyllic notions of warmth and tradition are inevitably challenged by the chaos of real life. That‘s the exact situation Castle and Beckett face on their first Christmas together, as the enthusiastic Castle is forced to adapt to Becket‘s more wintry lack of cheer. This being Castle, the conflict is symbolized by a murdered man in a Santa suit falling out of the sky to his death. Read more »
Castle season 5 may have signed off for 2012 with a fun Christmas episode, but it won‘t be long until our favorite crime-fighting couple will be back on our TV screens. To help tide us over until that happens, here are a few spoilers about some upcoming episodes in 2013.   Read more »
Castle has been extremely good to all of us huge Firefly fans, and it looks like the Browncoats are about to get even happier next year. We‘ve heard news that another crew member from Serenity is about to board the hit ABC series.   Read more »
Castle season 5 comes back from hiatus on Monday, January 7, 2012. Until then, we‘ve got some cool spoilers to keep you warm during these long winter nights.   Read more »
Castle season 5 comes back from its short (thank goodness) winter hiatus on Monday, January 7 with an episode called "Significant Others." From the looks of the preview videos, it looks like poor Castle is going to have his hands full.   Read more »
Castle season 5 returns tonight from winter hiatus and, as promised in our preview for the episode, we‘ve got an interview with one of the guest stars.   Read more »
The number of votes cast for the People‘s Choice Awards were a staggering 475 million. And the voters have spoken: They love everything Hunger Games and Katy Perry. The usuals won like The Big Bang Theory and Taylor Swift, and the surprise of the night went to breakout artist.Here are some of the highlights from the People‘s Choice Awards, which officially kick off the award season. Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, January 14 with an episode called "Under the Influence." From the preview videos and synopsis below, it looks like Esposito may be getting himself into what could end up being a scary situation.   Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, January 21 with an episode called "Death Gone Crazy," and it looks like from the videos below that Castle is going to have to juggle the case along with some tough fatherly duties.   Read more »
This week on Castle, the show uses the constant onslaught of sleaze that is Girls Gone Wild (or in this case, Girls Gone Crazy) to tackle the thorny relationship between fathers and daughters. It‘s tough when your little ones grow up, whether that means accepting they might not make the same choices you do or whether it means they may have choked a dude to death with their bra. Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, February 4 with an episode that will focus on Beckett and the man behind her mother‘s murder. Tamala Jones, who plays Lanie on the show, was on hand at TCA 2013 to give us some hints about upcoming episodes, including one that may get some Lanie and Esposito fans excited.   Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, February 04, with an episode called "Recoil." This is a case that is going to hit very close to home for Beckett when Senator Bracken returns to her life. Check out the preview videos below to find out what happens when her old enemy returns.   Read more »
On Castle, Senator William H. Bracken is a man that Kate Beckett probably hoped that she‘d never have to see again. Since he is the person behind her mother‘s murder, Kate is sure to have mixed feelings when their current murder case turns out to be connected to the Senator.   Read more »
This week on Castle, things get a little bit tense for Beckett when she‘s tasked with protecting the very same man involved in her mother‘s murder. Talk about a weird day at work. Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, February 11 with an episode called "Reality Star Struck." As the title suggests, the team is going to looking for a murderer around a reality TV show. Talk about looking for a needle in a hay stack.   Read more »
Castle takes a dip into reality TV with its February 11 episode called "Reality Star Struck." Check out our exclusive interview with guest star Gail O‘Grady, who plays one of the characters (would that be a real person?) on the show within the show.   Read more »
This week on Castle, the show stages a Firefly reunion with the fantastic Gina Torres, features a pitch-perfect Real Housewives parody and peppers in plenty of great character moments. With all the great stuff packed into this installment, this episode has become one of my hands-down favorites of the whole season. But that‘s probably because, like Gates, I‘m a huge sucker for the Real Housewives franchise on Bravo. Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, February 18 with an episode called "Target." The episode is the first of a two-episode arc and judging from the synopsis and preview videos below, it looks like it will be another tense installment in the series.   Read more »
This week on Castle, Alexis is in the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up kidnapped. This leaves our team working against the clock to try and bring Alexis home. But as the last few minutes of the episode convey, bringing Alexis home safely is going to end up being an international affair. Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, February 25 with the second episode in the tense two-parter that started with last week‘s "Target." The second episode is called "Hunt" and in the video clips below, we can see that that is exactly what Castle is doing; hunting for Alexis.   Read more »
This week Castle picks up right at the heart-pounding moment where we last left off with Alexis still kidnapped in Paris and Castle no closer to rescuing her. But things take some pretty big detours as the hour moves along, until we finally meet an important missing link in the Castle family tree: Castle‘s father. Read more »
It‘s March, which can only mean one thing: March Madness! Here at BuddyTV, we‘re all about pop culture instead of NCAA tournaments. But we do love brackets. So instead of pitting your favorite college basketball teams against each other, we‘re pitting your favorite TV buddies in a death match to determine the ultimate favorite TV duo!  Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, March 18 with an episode called "Scared to Death." While we‘re waiting for the show to come back from its mini hiatus, let‘s take a look at some interesting spoilers about the rest of this season.   Read more »
As the Buddy Battles rage on, we continue to narrow down our field of favorite friends. (Alliteration!) This go-around is the battle of the crime fighters as flirtatious Morgan and Garcia from Criminal Minds go up against best bros Ryan and Esposito from Castle.  Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, March 18 with an episode called "Scared to Death." From the preview clips below, we can see that the team is going to be tracking a murderer, but Castle is once again convinced that it‘s more than that.   Read more »
Welcome back, Castle fans! It‘s been a few weeks since our last all-new episode, and the show comes back in full jokey-form with an episode devoted to the newest TV trend: horror. Read more »
ABC may not be in last place, ratings-wise, among the networks (that dishonor goes to NBC), but they‘re closing out the announcements for this spring‘s season finale dates. Most of their shows end in May, as usual, with The Neighbors and Suburgatory ending in March and April, respectively. Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, March 25 with an episode called "The Wild Rover" that is sure to become an instant favorite with fans of one Detective Kevin Ryan. BuddyTV spoke exclusively with Seamus Dever about what will happen to Ryan when a case from his past as a narcotics cop comes back to haunt him.   Read more »
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.   Read more »
NBC was hoping and praying that the return of The Voice (and, to a lesser extent, Revolution) would save its recent ratings woes, and it looks like those prayers have been answered.  Read more »
The Buddy Battles have been raging hard all March and we‘re coming down to the wire! Soon we‘ll be crowning your favorite dynamic duo, but first there‘s another pair ready to battle it out in the semifinal round.  Read more »
This week on Castle, we take a step away from our main players to spend some time learning about Detective Ryan. And man, has Ryan been holding out on us! Our favorite mild-mannered snappy dresser has a past with the Irish mob. It turns out if you take Ryan out of his signature three-piece suit, he has the capacity to be a pretty dangerous dude. Read more »
It‘s March, the month that enters like a lion but exits like a lamb. As the weather improves (marginally) and we plan our green wardrobes for St. Patty‘s Day, there‘s another important March tradition: March Madness! Here at BuddyTV, we care more about TV than we do about NCAA brackets. That‘s why last week we announced we‘d be running Buddy Battles throughout the month of March.  Read more »
The Castle 100th episode, called "The Lives of Others," airs on Monday, April 1. Check out the episode synopsis and sneak peek videos below   Read more »
This week, Castle celebrates its 100th episode in style with a birthday party, an April Fools‘ prank, and a genius Rear Window homage. What better present for the writer who has everything than the ability to live in a Hitchcock film for a few days? Beckett is certainly a very thoughtful gift giver. Read more »
Castle season 5 may only have a few more episodes left before going on summer hiatus, but we‘ve got plenty of spoilers to keep you guessing about what‘s going to happen when this season draws to a close.  Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, April 15 with an episode called "The Fast and the Furriest." Check out the synopsis and sneak peek videos below to see what happens when the teams tracks down a creature that could be Bigfoot.  Read more »
This season of Castle has had plenty of big, serious episodes. We found out the identity of Castle‘s father, Alexis was kidnapped, and Beckett dived further into the conspiracy around her mother‘s death. So it‘s been a nice break to jump back into the more silly and lighthearted side of the show. This episode, centered entirely around Castle‘s Mulder-like belief in the existence of Bigfoot, wasn‘t remotely serious but was a zany good time. Read more »
After the tragic events this Monday at the Boston Marathon, ABC has decided to delay Monday‘s bomb-themed episode of Castle. "Still", originally slated to air on April 22, will air one week later on April 29 instead out of respect for the recent Boston bombing that claimed three lives and injured more than 170 people. Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, April 22 with an episode called "The Squab and the Quail." Check out the synopsis and preview video below to see what happens when Beckett is charged with looking after a billionaire and starts to look at her relationship with Castle.   Read more »
The bad guy on this week‘s Castle isn‘t a killer, it‘s the green-eyed monster. Yes, the Caskett romance (or lack thereof) faces some serious jealousy in the form of a handsome, rich, charitable British guy. And, most upsetting, things don‘t seem much better by the end.  Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, April 29 with an episode called "Still." Check out the synopsis and sneak peek videos below as Beckett‘s life is put in danger, sparking Castle and Beckett to re-live some of their adventures and discuss how their romance began.   Read more »
Castle season 5 continues on Monday, May 6 with an episode called "The Human Factor." Check out the synopsis and sneak peek videos below and find out what happens when the team fights for a murder case with a mysterious federal operative.  Read more »
This week on Castle, things get very "rise of the machines" as Castle and Beckett investigate a drone strike in the middle of Manhattan. The case certainly brings out the inner conspiracy theorist in Castle (always just a scratch below the surface) as he develops an elaborate Skynet-esque theory. It‘s the singularity! The machines are sentient ... and they have a plan! (Wait, wrong show.) Unfortunately for Castle, there are no Cylons or Terminators in sight, only a complicated family dynamic turned deadly. Read more »
Castle season 5 concludes on Monday, May 13 with an episode called "Watershed." BuddyTV spoke exclusively with star Molly Quinn about what fans can expect from the finale, as well as what she‘d like to see for Alexis in season 6.   Read more »
ABC has been a little late to the game in terms of announcements for the 2013-2014 TV season. While the other four major networks have revealed almost all of their renewals, cancellations and new pick-ups, ABC has been completely silent. Until now.The network has officially renewed many returning shows, including freshman hit Nashville and bubble comedy Suburgatory. Sadly, it also cancelled one of the funniest shows on TV, the low-rated Happy Endings, as well as five other shows. It has also picked up the high-profile series Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. produced by Joss Whedon, the Rebel Wilson comedy Super Fun Night and more. Read more »
The Castle season 5 finale airs on Monday, May 13 at 10pm on ABC. BuddyTV was able to view the episode, called "Watershed" and we‘re here to give you the lowdown on what you can expect.   Read more »
This week on the season 5 finale of Castle, Beckett and Castle face their relationship issues thanks to Kate‘s looming new D.C. job. And the last minute of the episode is an absolute game-changer. Just when you think this show is going to zig, it zags in pretty spectacular fashion. Read more »
Castle might have ended the fifth season with our favorite couple in rocky waters, but the most surprising thing about this season might just have been how smooth the sailing has been for Castle and Beckett. In season five, Castle pulled the most shocking move a show built on a central will-they-won‘t-they couple can: it put the main duo in a healthy, happy relationship. Read more »
ABC is the third network to announce its schedule for Fall 2013, featuring eight new shows and nearly all of its current ones staying in the same time slots. However, there‘s one giant show missing: Dancing with the Stars: The Results.  Read more »
The May sweeps period is at its peak this week, characterized by the major network upfronts. Primetime schedules and new programming are being announced in style, so be sure to check out BuddyTV News for the latest in TV along with video extras and expert commentary. Read more »

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