Victoria Gates takes over as Captain of the 12th precinct at the beginning of the fourth season after the death of Captain Roy Montgomery. Nicknamed "Iron Gates," she spent the early part of her career with Internal Affairs and once promoted to head of the 12th, will be more interested in furthering her career than in the minutiae of police work. She'll also be tougher on Richard Castle. "Everybody's getting along really well in the precinct, and we think there can be a little more conflict," says creator Andrew Marlowe. "We think it's interesting to grow Beckett and Castle by having somebody who ... may not look as favorably on the Castle-Beckett relationship."
She is played by actress Penny Johnson Jerald.
- Castle Exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett's New Captain! TV Guide.com, article by Adam Bryant, posted July 13, 2011