Season 8, Episode 3 (154)
Original Air Date - 5 October 2015
Beckett and her crew investigate the murder of a college student, but when they go to inform the dean Beckett finds Castle has already finagled a stint as a guest lecturer - so he can solve the case and "win back" his wife.
- Nathan Fillion - Richard Castle
- Stana Katic - Kate Beckett, Captain of the 12th Precinct
- Susan Sullivan - Martha Rodgers (Castle's mother)
- Molly C. Quinn - Alexis Castle (Castle's daughter)
- Jon Huertas - Javier Esposito, Detective
- Seamus Dever - Kevin Ryan, Detective
- Tamala Jones - Lanie Parish, Medical Examiner
- Toks Olagundoye - Hayley Shipton
- Sunkrish Bala - Vikram Singh
- Kelly Rowan - Dean Carla Feller
- Christine Adams - Dr. Barbara Lillstrom
- Madeleine Coghlan - Emily
- Geoff Pierson - Mr. Smith
Beckett: Castle, go home. You're drunk.
Castle: No, I'm not! I'm - casing the crack - um - cracking the case!
Full Episode Recap
- Victim: Peter Garber
- Cause of death: Impaled on a sharp, protruding tree branch
- Perp: Emily
- Motive: Revenge for Peter winning the scholarship she wanted, by sleeping with the dean