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