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Hell to Pay

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Basic Details[edit]

Season 8, Episode 21 (172)

Original Air Date - 9 May 2016

Summary[edit]

Castle grows increasingly worried when an escapee from a criminal mental hospital is killed while apparently on his way to confront a demon

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

  • Rick Cosnett - Victor Crowne
  • Brian Poth - Oscar von Ecklund
  • Anne-Marie Johnson - Mrs Kramer
  • RJ Walker - Marshall Kramer
  • Michael Chieffo - Roth Martin
  • Benjamin Benitez - Dave Holmby
  • Matthew Borlenghi - Rollins
  • Ronnie Steadman - Gabriel Shaw

Director[edit]

Writer[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • This episode features a spooky title screen in black and white with a lightning flash and a ghostly theme tune

Quotes[edit]

Castle: (lighting candles) So: the power is out, the phones are down. You know what that means? No late-night calls from work can interrupt our game of naked Twister! ... Wait, why are you still dressed?
Beckett: I've got to go to the precinct.
Castle: What? Now? There's nothing more romantic than a blackout!
Beckett: Yeah, and nothing more deadly.


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Beckett: Today is going to be hell.
Castle: Well that's appropriate, since that that's the likely place our killer is from.


Hayley: (looking at the wall safe in Castle's office) So what's inside?
Castle: I don't know.
Hayley: (amazed) Wait a minute - you've never ... why the hell not?
Castle: Schrodinger's cat.
Hayley: Oh God, is this another one of his ...
Alexis: Mm-hm.
Hayley: Great!
Castle: No, no ... Look: if I opened it, I was bound to be disappointed with whatever was inside. If I never opened it, literally anything I imagined could be in there.
Hayley: So you chose fantasy over reality?
Castle: Well, duh!


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Castle: (still worriedly taking selfies with the strange light in them) You know, you're going to miss me when I'm gone.
Beckett: You're not going anywhere.
Castle: How can you be so sure?
Beckett: Take off your jacket.
Castle: I really don't think this is the time ...
Beckett: Take off your jacket!
(Castle takes it off)
Beckett: OK, now take another selfie.
(Castle does so. The strange light has gone)
Castle: How...
Beckett: The zipper on the chest pocket was catching the light, causing a flare!
Castle: I'm not marked for death?
Beckett: You sound disappointed there.
Castle: Are you kidding? I'm thrilled! Let's celebrate. Naked Twister?

Full Episode Recap[edit]

Victims[edit]

  • Victim: Gabriel Shaw, escaped mental patient
Cause of death: Stabbed in the side, eventually died in Castle's PI office
  • Perp: Mrs Kramer
Motive: Anger at the devastating effect Shaw's previous crimes had on her husband, Shaw's mentor, once their relationship became public
  • Victim: Victor Crowne, entrepreneur
Cause of death: Not dead: survived attempted murder
  • Perp: Oscar von Ecklund
Motive: Insanity: belief that Victor was a demon who had to be killed


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