First Look: For Castle, Crime Hits Close to Home

On Monday’s Castle (ABC, 10/9c), a murder investigation exposes a plot to kidnap the daughter of a Middle Eastern businessman — and we’ve got a video sneak peek at a moment that introduces an extra-harrowing wrinkle in the case.

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In the clip below, Kate and Rick are following up on the whereabouts of the aforementioned college-aged kidnapping target when Rick is prompted to check in on his own daughter, Alexis. What follows sends the February sweeps two-parter — guest-starring Dylan Walsh as an FBI agent and ultimately introducing Rick’s father, played by James Brolin — into high gear.

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  1. Karen says:

    Although this ep is gonna hurt bring it on

  2. taliesin says:

    I am really looking forward to the next couple of episodes of Castle. It has some twists I wasn’t expecting.

  3. Holly says:

    Really not sure how I feel about this two parter, tbh. The Alexis kidnapping story is always something I kinda knew they’d end up doing but I’ve always wished they wouldn’t.

  4. Kotobka says:

    I am really looking forward to the next couple of episodes of Castle. It looks like it has some emotional twists I wasn’t expecting before seeing the preview in last week’s episode. Now we might know why grampa is getting involved.

  5. Mase says:

    I’m really not interested in this double episode!

    • scooby says:

      But you’re really interested in posting about it! Complete with an exclamation point! How strange.

      I was hoping for Timothy Dalton because his younger self looked like Nathan in a lot of ways (plus Castle’s father would sort of be James Bond), but James Brolin definitely brings the jawline genetics to Rick Castle’s DNA and is a talented actor. Excellent choice. I think Marlowe will be able to avoid doing things in the cliched way that happens when a lead character’s child is kidnapped. It’ll have twist to it.

    • Teri says:

      Your loss, it sounds amazing.

  6. Hyde says:

    You had to know that eventually someone would go after Rick’s family. It was just a matter of time.

  7. Dory says:

    Matt great scoop. Keep them coming. I think the kidnapping of Alexis will be upsetting but I’m in.

  8. TV Gord says:

    I’m looking forward to these episodes. I would like to see Molly Quinn become more integrated into the show, eventually. She seemed to have an interest in police work for a while. I wonder if this trauma might make her re-think her career/school path. I don’t know, just speculating, but I could easily see her playing a bigger part in the show.

  9. leigh says:

    These two part episodes always bring a great amount of energy and emotion to the show. I am somewhat nervous about how this will play out but it will be nice to see the end result. Can’t wait for Monday and thanks for all the great Castle scoop TVLine!

  10. lame says:

    Would be ballsy if this experience would lead to Alexis changing to law enforcement. It would add a whole knew dimension and needed depth to this series.

  11. Andrea says:

    Really looking for these episodes. Castle has always done incredibly well with 2 part episodes. I’m looking forward to a more dramatic side of Nathan Fillion.

  12. Grace says:

    The best this show could do is James Brolin? Wow, how the show has fallen in both ratings and quality, it’s bordering on camp now. So many, too many, inside episodes where if you’re not in on the joke, casting or wink wink story, you’re not worth entertaining.

    • Alan says:

      james brolin is a fantastic actor, how can anyone not think this?

    • James says:

      wow harsh :) I personally love James Brolin, and think he’s a perfect fit for playing Castle’s dad? only time will tell if it works out, but i’m all for this casting

    • Kotobka says:

      I do agree that Castle has become a little too campy of late but James Brolin is a good actor and fine for playing Rick’s father. I also don’t believe we are going to see much camp in a two-parter dealing with the abduction of Alexis. The two-parters are never campy.

    • Modesty says:

      I do not understand why people expect ot to be so-called stunt casting with guest roles like these. I get that it has become the cheap shot of American tv casting but find it refreshing that Marlowe went with a solid, albeit not necessarily fan-fave, actor who resembles Nathan and can act the part.

  13. Alan says:

    hoping alexis will be portrayed similar to how john mclane’s daughter was portrayed in die hard 4, always considered that showing the kidnapped character doing everything they can to get away from their captors and help their rescuers was the best way to do this.
    i get the feeling this will have a lasting effect on alexis such as wanting to be better trained to protect herself, maybe rekindle her interest in law enforcement.

  14. Emmakingg says:

    Thanks Matt! You always give the best scoops about Castle!

    • Teri says:

      I love your Castle scoops, Matt. This show is fabulous and has the best writing and acting on television. Keep the news coming. How about a new interview with Nathan and Stana?

  15. James says:

    ohhh craaaappppp! that was heart wrenching and nothing really happened yet. so stoked for this two parter, from the promo i can already tell Mr. Fillion is going to turn in one hell of a performance. Becks better hand him a gun so he can, forgive the colloquial, bust some caps in those mofos. how dare they take Alexis, how dare they.

    • Kotobka says:

      Based on the previews it looks like grandpa Castle has already taken care of the “bust some caps” aspect of the story.

  16. James says:

    very true. i hope castle at least gets a kick in though :)

  17. Astrid says:

    Can’! wait! Looks awesome!

  18. arial2 says:

    Taken comes to television? Could they get Liam Neeson to guest star, please? I’m in because I adore Molly Quinn’s portrayal of Alexis, plus I think Castle and his daughter may have the best parent/child relationship on tv.

  19. Lilu says:

    My Body is ready! bring on the pain!!!

  20. Becca says:

    Can’t wait! It’ll definitely be a juicy Castle/Alexis episode, but I’m kinda hoping for a Beckett/Alexis scene. Their lack of interaction is almost getting weird.

    • Alan says:

      its not that surprising to me really. alexis is off being a college student most of the time and she has already bonded with beckett over the last four years so she figures the mature thing would be to get out of the way and let her dad enjoy his new relationship

  21. Trista says:

    what was that ringtone? Awesomely eerie!!!!

  22. Alan says:

    gotta love castle’s face on alexis’s phone, nathan fillion never misses a chance to pull a funny face does he?

  23. Tannith says:

    I seriously dislike Alexis. I can’t find myself emotionally
    invested in an episode or 2 involving a character I could care less about. The kidnappers only have to listen to her self absorbed whining for 5 seconds and they’d shoot her. Anything less would be unrealistic. >:)

  24. Lilu says:

    Gurls!!! Isn’t Mr. Fillion looking stunning on the picture above? He def lost some weight and looks hot then evaaarrrrrrrgggrrrr

  25. lame says:

    Gotta agree with Becca up thread, the non existent interaction between KB and the Castle clan is becoming weird, Then again the disappearance of Gates or her transition into whimp is equally as strange. Where has the depth of the characters gone to?

    • DarkDefender says:

      Castle as a show is a well oiled machine. They have given us 4+ seasons of awesome storylines and realistic romantic build up… Give Em a break. And allow some coasting episodes. They’ve earned it.

  26. taliesin says:

    I just saw the yahoo tv preview and it only made me want to see this two-parter even more!

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  28. lucia says:

    i hope alexis dies or like, moves far far away after the episode…she’s way too annoying

  29. Ivan Everett says:

    Why does grace watch Castle if its so bad. So much about Nathan what about Stana I think she outdoes the rest of them. Looking forward to watching the first part tomorrow with I-tunes. Wont be on air in the UK until March or April

  30. Dory says:

    As a newbie I still have catching up. I loved the ep but I wondered why Alexis’ mother wasn’t notified.

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