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Castle Sneak Peek: Badass Beckett Proves to Be One Kickass Mentor

In the next episode of ABC’s Castle, Beckett will take a police academy cadet under her wing — after she pins the young woman under her knee, as seen in this exclusive (and awesome) sneak peek.

In the Rob Bowman-directed “Fidelis Ad Mortem” (airing Monday at 10/9c), Kate (played by Stana Katic) returns to her old training ground to investigate a murder, when a recruit officer at the NYPD Academy is killed. In the clip above — and as first reported by TVLine — Beckett crosses paths with a plucky cadet (Californication‘s Ellen Woglom) who surely reminds her of her up-and-coming self.

Press play to see exactly what tough lessons Kate has to offer the trainee.

Elsewhere in the episode, Castle must reckon with a decision that promises to have profound consequences for him and Beckett.

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