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The Wrong Stuff

Basic Details

Season 7, Episode 16 (144)

Original Air Date - February 23, 2015


Castle is thrilled to be investigating the murder of an astronaut in training for a mission to Mars. He and Beckett are also frustrated at their inability to have any quiet time in the loft. As a result, Martha announces that she will look for her own place.

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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Sterling K. Brown - Ed Redley, mission director
  • Assaf Cohen - Dr. Rusham Haroun, mission medical specialist
  • Dilshad Vadsaria - Angela Olvera, astronaut
  • Gwendoline Yeo - Elise Kim, astronaut
  • Konstantin Lavysh - Mikhail Dankov, astronaut
  • David Clayton Rogers - Viggo Jansen
  • Matthew Marsden - Clint Granger, astronaut rejected for the Mars mission
  • David DeSantos - George Reyes, engineer and Olvera's husband
  • Maxwell Caulfield - Sir. Ian Rasher
  • Yves Bright - Tom Richwood
  • David, Alexis' friend
  • Benjamin, Martha's guest




  • This episode included a title where the City of New York backdrop was replaced with the surface of Mars with a dead body in an astronaut suit laying near the "Castle" title. The Brooklyn Bridge was replaced with satellite dishes and the pen with a knife.
  • The spaceship's computer, MIRA, mentions that the ship's name is Tenzing Norgay. In the afterword of Castle's first Nikki Heat book, Heat Wave, Castle mentions Norgay's mission with Sir Edmund Hillary to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.


Full Episode Recap


  • Victim: Tom Richwood, mission pilot
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed
  • Perp: