Series 4 - 1. Rise

Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

After season three’s cliffhanger ending – Montgomery dead, and Becket felled by a sniper’s bullet – where does the new season of this formerly jolly procedural go? Let’s just say there are few quips in the precinct as Castle, Ryan and Esposito deal with the fallout. In fact Castle’s been banished by the new, hard-as-nails captain, and does a recovering Kate even remember that Rick told her he loved her? Back on the job, a new murder case puts her readiness to be on duty in question.

Everyone looks like they’ve been put through the wringer; let’s hope it’s not too long before the team gettheir groove back.

About this programme

1/23. Beckett returns to active duty several months after being shot, but struggles to regain her confidence - leaving Castle worried that she is putting herself in danger. Victoria Gates, the precinct's hard-nosed new captain, informs the author that she does not want him interfering in her department's cases. The return of the crime drama, starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic.

Cast and crew


Richard Castle
Nathan Fillion
Det Kate Beckett
Stana Katic
Martha Rodgers
Susan Sullivan
Javier Esposito
Jon Huertas
Kevin Ryan
Seamus Dever
Lanie Parish
Tamala Jones
Alexis Castle
Molly Quinn
Capt Victoria Gates
Penny Johnson Jerald
Dr Carter Burke
Michael Dorn
Josh Davidson
Victor Webster
Jim Beckett
Scott Paulin
Rod Halstead
John M Jackson
Dr Kovaks
Larry Anderson
Mick Yancey
Landon Ashworth
Dale Landers
Joshua Dov
Azure Parsons


Rob Bowman
Andrew W Marlowe