Series 8 - Episode 1 XY



The days are long gone since Castle’s lead couple, writer Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and NYPD detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), traded Moonlighting-like barbs in the course of their criminal investigations. They’ve married, and as this eighth season starts, Rick’s set up business as a PI and Kate’s been promoted to Captain. But there’s been a marked tonal shift in the programme, and the lighthearted banter is swapped now for a gunfight in the precinct and plastic bags full of very big spiders.

Kate disappears on her first day in her new job, and many people with many weapons are after her blood. You’ll be as bewildered as her husband (is Kate a serial killer?), but if you’ve never seen Castle before, this might be a very good place to start. Unless you don’t like spiders, of course…


The crime drama returns with a call from a mysterious stranger igniting an explosive chain of events, with the first of a two-part story told from Castle's perspective as he searches for his Beckett. Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic star.