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Season 8, Episode 2 (153)

Original Air Date - 28 September 2015


Beckett is on the run with a man who says they're both being targeted by the "Zero Dark Thirty All-Stars", and for some reason she can't confide in Castle. When he finally catches up to her, it turns out there's far more to the threat than she anticipated - and to chase it down she decides to put distance between herself and her husband. Follows the same events as in "XY", from Kate's point of view.

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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Coby Ryan McLaughlin as Brooks
  • Jack Coleman as William Bracken
  • Jason Ambrose as Henchman
  • Ann Cusack as Rita
  • Jacquelyn Obradors as Allison Hyde




Beckett: Castle, just - shut up and kiss me.
Castle: Right, right - (dives in)

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  • William Bracken
Cause of death: Stabbed to death in his jail cell
  • Perp: "Unknown"
Motive: Probably connected to the source of the "LOKSAT" operation
  • Assistant AG Allison Hyde
Cause of death: Gunshot to the head
  • Perp: "Unknown"; gunshot may or may not have been self-inflicted
Motive: If suicide, the victim may have killed herself to protect her family; if homicide, she may have been a patsy

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