Castle (season 7)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Castle (season 7)
Castle Season 7.jpg
DVD cover
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes23
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 29, 2014 (2014-09-29) –
May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 6
Next →
Season 8
List of Castle episodes

The seventh season of American crime-comedy-drama television series Castle, was ordered on May 8, 2014, by ABC.[1] The season premiered on September 29, 2014, in the United States on ABC, and the finale aired on May 11, 2015. The seventh season initially had 22 episodes. But on October 23, 2014, ABC ordered one more episode, resulting in an episode count of 23 episodes.[2]

Overview[edit]

Richard Castle (Fillion) is a famous mystery novelist who has killed off the main character in his popular book series and has writer's block. He is brought in by the NYPD for questioning regarding a copy-cat murder based on one of his novels. He is intrigued by this new window into crime and murder, and uses his connection with the mayor to charm his way into shadowing Detective Kate Beckett (Katic). Castle decides to use Beckett as his muse for Nikki Heat, the main character of his next book series. Beckett, an avid reader of Castle's books, initially disapproves of having Castle shadow her work, but later warms up and recognizes Castle as a useful resource in her team's investigations.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1291"Driven"Rob BowmanDavid AmannSeptember 29, 2014 (2014-09-29)701[3]10.75[4]
Beckett searches for answers in the aftermath of Castle's accident and discovers that he has been abducted, although evidence points to him as the man behind his abduction and disappearance. When he is found abandoned at sea two months later, he is unable to recall those past two months. Reunited with Beckett, the pair begin to investigate his whereabouts together.
1302"Montreal"Alrick RileyAndrew W. MarloweOctober 6, 2014 (2014-10-06)702[5]9.60[6]
Castle uses some unconventional methods to determine his whereabouts for the last months while helping Beckett solve a case involving a dead toy company executive going to great lengths to conceal his identity. A new lead for Castle leads to questions he may not want answered.
1313"Clear and Present Danger"Kate WoodsChad Gomez Creasey & Dara Resnik CreaseyOctober 13, 2014 (2014-10-13)703[7]9.30[8]
Pool shark Will Fairwick gets impaled inside his apartment. Billiards club owner Fats Shepherd says Will made a deal with the devil and Will believed his end was near. Video footage shows Will's apartment door opening and closing by itself moments after his murder, causing the detectives to wonder if Will was correct. Donna, Will's girlfriend, says he was an MIT student but dropped out due to stress. Will also had a job at an insurance company, which, along with his college enrollment, was a front for a government agency researching cloaking technology. Will wanted to prevent the technology from falling into the wrong hands, namely Donna's, and was killed for it.
1324"Child's Play"Rob BowmanRob HanningOctober 20, 2014 (2014-10-20)704[9]8.82[10]
Beckett's team investigate an ice cream man's murder and find evidence that a child may have been a witness, so Castle goes undercover at a local school's second-grade class to find them.
1335"Meme is Murder"Bill RoeJim AdlerOctober 27, 2014 (2014-10-27)705[11]8.75[12]
The team investigates the murder of web celebrity Abby Smith. The killer then posts photos of her death online and even taunts the police with clues to future murders. Castle believes the killer may have once been cyberbullied. Surveillance video leads them to Adam Lane, who has taken the co-founders of a photo sharing service to a secret location. Lane has set up an online contest for the two, and whoever gets the fewest votes within 60 minutes dies. Using psychological tactics on Lane, Beckett manages to get him to reveal the location – the high school where he was first bullied. Ryan and Esposito reach the captives in time.
1346"The Time of Our Lives"Paul HolahanTerri MillerNovember 10, 2014 (2014-11-10)706[13]9.52[14]
Castle finds himself in a parallel universe where he and Beckett have never met. While investigating this new case, Castle finds the way back to the real world, and asks Beckett to marry him straight away. Finally, Beckett and Castle marry in the Hamptons.
1357"Once Upon a Time in the West"Alrick RileyTerence Paul WinterNovember 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)707[15]9.38[16]
When a young woman dies from cardiac arrest due to digoxin poisoning, Castle and Beckett must infiltrate her last-known location – an Arizona dude ranch. In New York, Ryan and Esposito learn the victim was researching the Peacock Boys, train robbers who were killed in 1893. The gold the robbers were looking for may have been in the wrong place. Instead of the gold, Castle and Beckett find skeletal remains. Castle also finds the killer at the dude ranch. With the case solved, Beckett decides to stay with Castle at the ranch a little longer, as part of an impromptu honeymoon.
1368"Kill Switch"Jeannot SzwarcDavid AmannNovember 24, 2014 (2014-11-24)708[17]9.55[18]
When Esposito follows a murder suspect onto a subway car, only to watch him reveal a bomb strapped to his chest, the rest of the team must investigate the suspect's motive. They discover he also has the potential to release the H5N1 virus to the public.
1379"Last Action Hero"Paul HolahanChristine RoumDecember 1, 2014 (2014-12-01)709[19]8.45[20]
When a former action hero is found dead near a theater, it seems he was killed with a garrote for trying to stop a drug lord. But it turns out the wife of his co-star killed him to keep a secret. Meanwhile Beckett moves out of her old house.
13810"Bad Santa"Bill RoeChad Gomez Creasey & Dara Resnik CreaseyDecember 8, 2014 (2014-12-08)710[21]7.32[22]
An investigation into an ER doctor's death leads Castle to use his connections to the mob and a crime family Don, Dino Scarpella, to help solve the case, which causes the DA to force Gates to sever the department's ties with him.
13911"Castle, P.I."Milan CheylovRob HanningJanuary 12, 2015 (2015-01-12)711[23]6.77[24]
The 12th Precinct begins to investigate the shooting death of an admissions officer from a prestigious preschool. The team is shocked when Castle arrives at the crime scene with a private investigator license. While Gates persists in demanding that he stay out of their investigation, both he and the team rely on each other's help with the case.
14012"Private Eye Caramba!"Hanelle CulpepperAdam FrostJanuary 19, 2015 (2015-01-19)712[25]7.60[26]
A telenovela star is murdered, and Castle is hired by her co-star to find a clutch the victim had borrowed. Kate also informs him that the purse could contain a key piece of evidence to solve the crime.
14113"I, Witness"Tom WrightTerence Paul Winter & Amanda JohnsFebruary 2, 2015 (2015-02-02)713[27]7.41[28]
Castle is asked by former schoolmate Eva Whitfield (Brianna Brown) to investigate a possible infidelity by her husband Cole (Ivan Sergei). The 12th Precinct is brought in when Eva subsequently gets killed and Castle believes, by her husband. The unfolding events of the case cause Castle to question continuing his private investigation career.
14214"Resurrection"Bill RoeDavid AmannFebruary 9, 2015 (2015-02-09)714[29]7.43[30]
(Part 1) Clues in a murder investigation point to Dr. Kelly Nieman (Annie Wersching) and her connections with 3XK serial killer Jerry Tyson (Michael Mosley).
14315"Reckoning"Rob BowmanAndrew W. MarloweFebruary 16, 2015 (2015-02-16)715[31]8.47[32]
(Part 2) The 12th Precinct and Castle try to stop Nieman and Tyson from claiming Beckett as their next victim. While Tyson captures Castle too, Castle reveals that it was a ploy to draw Tyson into the open where Esposito kills him with a sniper rifle. Using his phone, they track Nieman only to find Beckett escaped and killed her. At the end, Castle's ban is lifted and he is reinstated as Beckett's consultant/partner at the precinct.
14416"The Wrong Stuff"Paul HolahanTerri MillerFebruary 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)716[33]7.61[34]
Astronaut Tom Richwood is killed during a simulation for a mission to Mars. The operations director says that anyone needing to approach the body needs to wear spacesuits to access the area, with which Castle happily complies. The investigation reveals that someone tampered with the simulator's computer, which ultimately viewed Tom as a threat. A reboot refocuses the computer's wrath on the team.
14517"Hong Kong Hustle"Jann TurnerChad Gomez CreaseyMarch 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)717[35]8.95[36]
A 12th Precinct investigation crosses paths with a Hong Kong inspector investigating her friend's murder. The hunt is also on for a missing BMW X5 for which the most recent victim was searching.
14618"At Close Range"Bill RoeJim AdlerMarch 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)718[37]8.04[38]
Ryan takes up a second job in security to make money for his daughter's college fund, and is on the job at a charity event when the congressman he is guarding, and a social worker are shot, claiming the social worker's life. The investigation becomes difficult when evidence points to Ryan's brother-in-law. Beckett starts studying for the Captain's exam.
14719"Habeas Corpse"Kate WoodsRob HanningMarch 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)719[39]8.16[40]
A clubbing death in an alley leads the team to investigate the world of personal injury lawyers.
14820"Sleeper"Paul HolahanDavid AmannApril 20, 2015 (2015-04-20)720[41]8.34[42]
Castle's dreams are permeated with moments from when he was missing. With the help of his friends at the 12th, Castle attempts to follow up on some new leads regarding his disappearance.
14921"In Plane Sight"Bill RoeDara Resnik CreaseyApril 27, 2015 (2015-04-27)721[43]8.31[44]
As Castle and Alexis travel to London, their routine flight turns deadly when the plane's Air Marshal is found murdered. With the help of Beckett on the ground, Castle and Alexis race against time to find the killer before they carry out their fateful plan.
15022"Dead from New York"Jeannot SzwarcTerence Paul WinterMay 4, 2015 (2015-05-04)722[45]8.26[46]
The creator of the hit sketch comedy series Saturday Night Tonight is strangled with his own tie and thrown down an elevator shaft. Most of the staff was in the studio the night of the murder, including Mickey Franks (Jaleel White), a volatile star on the verge of being fired. The show must go on, with singer Carly Rae Jepsen making an appearance. Beckett ultimately must arrest the killer on live television.
15123"Hollander's Woods"Paul HolahanAndrew W. Marlowe & Terri MillerMay 11, 2015 (2015-05-11)723[47]8.44[48]
Castle is confronted by his past when he gets involved in a case that, for him, stretches back thirty years and was his inspiration to become a writer. Thirty years before, he witnessed a murder, but no body was ever found and no one was reported missing so no one believed him. However, a similar case crops up and Castle jumps on the chance to solve his first mystery with his friends. They are able to eventually identify the girl Castle saw murdered and catch a disturbed man they believe did it. However, while visiting the man's psychiatrist, Castle recognizes his voice instantly – the psychiatrist is the murderer. With the help of Beckett, Castle searches a barn belonging to the psychiatrist and discovers a book of his victims. Castle fights with the killer and ends up being held at knifepoint, and Castle ultimately kills him with Beckett's gun. Meanwhile, Beckett is offered the chance to run for state Senate, as well as the chance to become captain of her own precinct, and Castle is given an award for his writing that he dedicates to his family and friends.

DVD release[edit]

Castle: The Complete Seventh Season
Set details Special features
  • 23 episodes
  • 966 minutes
  • 5-disc set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
  • Bloopers & Mistakes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary
  • Raging Heat Webmercial
  • "Definition of Love" by Shay-Jean The Dynamic Duo
  • The Cast Behind the Cast
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
September 1, 2015[49] November 16, 2015[50] November 11, 2015[51]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Crime Drama Castle Won [52]
Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor Nathan Fillion Won
Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress Stana Katic Won
Favorite TV Duo Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic Nominated
Imagen Awards Best Primetime Television Program – Drama Castle Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Drama Castle Nominated [53]
Choice TV Actor: Drama Nathan Fillion Nominated [54]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bricker, Tierney (May 8, 2014). "ABC Renews Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Revenge and 5 More Shows". E! News. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Ng, Philiana (October 23, 2014). "ABC Expands Orders for 7 Series, Including 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Castle'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Reg. #PA0001932965 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 30, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Voice' & 'Scorpion' Adjusted Up; 'Dancing With the Stars ' & 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Reg. #PA0001932986 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 16, 2014). "Revised Monday, October 6 Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Voice', 'Scorpion', 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Adjusted Up; 'Dancing With The Stars' & 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  7. ^ Reg. #PA0001933348 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 14, 2014). "TV Ratings Monday: The Voice & The Blacklist Up; Gotham' & Scorpion Down, Castle, Sleepy Hollow & The Originals Steady, Decent Start for Jane The Virgin". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  9. ^ Reg. #PA0001932040 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 21, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Voice' & 'Gotham' Adjusted Up; 'Jane the Virgin', 'The Originals', 'The Millers' & 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  11. ^ Reg. #PA0001934028 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 28, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'Scorpion' Adjusted Up; 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Castle', 'The Millers' & 'The Blacklist' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  13. ^ Reg. #PA0001934770 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 11, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Dancing With The Stars' & 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  15. ^ Reg. #PA0001940749 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  16. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 18, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'Sleepy Hollow' Adjusted Up; 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  17. ^ Reg. #PA0001940746 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  18. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 25, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Dancing With The Stars' Adjusted Up; 'The Voice', 'Castle', '2 Broke Girls', 'Scorpion' & 'State of Affairs' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  19. ^ Reg. #PA0001940778 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  20. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 3, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Sleepy Hollow' or 'State of Affairs'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  21. ^ Reg. #PA0001940779 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  22. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 9, 2014). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Mike & Molly' Adjusted Up; 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' & 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  23. ^ Reg. #PA0001941631 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  24. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 14, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Bachelor' Adjusted Up; 'State of Affairs' & 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  25. ^ Reg. #PA0001944720 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  26. ^ "Monday Final Ratings: 'Scorpion', 'Castle' & 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Adjusted Up - Ratings - TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com". TVbytheNumbers.
  27. ^ Reg. #PA0001947583 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  28. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 3, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'Gotham', 'Sleepy Hollow', 'The Originals' or 'Jane The Virgin'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  29. ^ Reg. #PA0001946707 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  30. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 10, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'NCIS: LA' & 'Scorpion' Adjusted Up, No Adjustment for 'Jane the Virgin' or 'Gotham'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  31. ^ Reg. #PA0001948982 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  32. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 18, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Bachelor' & 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  33. ^ Reg. #PA0001948597 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  34. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 24, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'Gotham' Adjusted Up; 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  35. ^ Reg. #PA0001954642 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  36. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 17, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Dancing With The Stars', 'Mike & Molly' & 'Jane The Virgin' Adjusted Up; 'The Night Shift' & 'The Originals' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  37. ^ Reg. #PA0001954513 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  38. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 24, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'The Following', 'Mike & Molly' & 'Scorpion' Adjusted Up; 'The Night Shift' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  39. ^ Reg. #PA0001954508 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  40. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 31, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Scorpion' Adjusted Up; 'The Night Shift' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  41. ^ Reg. #PA0001955733 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  42. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 21, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Scorpion', '2 Broke Girls', 'Mike & Molly', Gotham', 'The Voice' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  43. ^ Reg. #PA0001957487 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  44. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 28, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: '2 Broke Girls', 'Mike & Molly', 'Stalker' & 'The Night Shift' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  45. ^ Reg. #PA0001957689 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  46. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 5, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: '2 Broke Girls' & 'Mike and Molly' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Jane the Virgin'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  47. ^ Reg. #PA0001957865 in the U.S. Copyright Records database
  48. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 12, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'The Following' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  49. ^ "Castle - 'The Complete 7th Season's' Press Release is Published!". TV Shows on DVD. June 22, 2015. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  50. ^ "Castle - Season 7 [DVD]". Amazon. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  51. ^ "Castle Season 7". JBHiFi. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  52. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2015 Nominations: Full List of nominees". Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  53. ^ Longeretta, Emily (June 9, 2015). "Teen Choice Awards Pit One Direction Against Zayn Malik". Hollywood Life. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  54. ^ "2015 Teen Choice Award Winners – Full List". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. August 16, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.