Need to Know

Series 6 - Episode 3 Need to Know

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Review

A former TV sitcom star is discovered impaled on a giant hook on a building site. Castle spots his former colleagues Ryan and Esposito during TV coverage of the death and is keen to get involved – anything to get out of the house, where his daughter’s boyfriend is making his presence felt. He’s also missing Beckett while she’s working in DC, so he’s understandably surprised when she turns up – the Feds are interested in the case, much to NYPD’s irritation.

It’s back to the old days after the serious season opener: we’ve got plentiful bickering and banter between colleagues; a complex case involving the Russian mafia and cheap movie spin-offs; off-the-cuff pop-culture references – “Not so fast, Clarice…”; and there’s even a Mexican stand-off. Good, clean, well-scripted fun – just what we’ve come to expect from this crime stalwart.

Summary

The sleuth helps Esposito and Ryan launch an investigation into the mysterious death of a former child star, but emotions risk bubbling over when Beckett and McCord arrive to take over the case. Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic star.

Cast & Crew

Richard Castle Nathan Fillion
Det Kate Beckett Stana Katic
Martha Rodgers Susan Sullivan
Javier Esposito Jon Huertas
Kevin Ryan Seamus Dever
Special Agent Rachel McCord Lisa Edelstein
Alexis Castle Molly C Quinn
Capt Victoria Gates Penny Johnson Jerald
Ramon Russo Antonio Sabato Jr
Grant `Sully' Sullivan Joshua Bitton
Ethan Wright James Patrick Stuart
Svetlana Renkov Emily Baldoni
Director Larry Shaw
Executive Producer Armyan Bernstein
Executive Producer Rob Bowman
Executive Producer Andrew W Marlowe
Executive Producer Laurie Zaks
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