Sneak Peek: Castle's Coming in Hot in 2014

It’s “the circle of life” on ABC’s Castle when Beckett & Co. investigate a death just as Detective Ryan and wife Jenny await the birth of their first child.

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As seen in these photos from the Jan. 6 episode “Under Fire,” Castle and Beckett — with an assist from Army Wives‘ vet Wendy Davis — discover that the victim of a building fire was actually shot to death, putting them “hot” on the trail of a serial arsonist-turned-murderer.

Amidst it all, Jenny goes into labor, though “disaster threatens to ruin her and Ryan’s joyous moment.” (Eep. What do you think that‘s about? The hospital runs out of epidural?)

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Also guest-starring in the episode (though not in any of the photos) is Body of Proof alum Nicholas Bishop, playing Fire Chief Miller.

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