10 Essential 'Castle' Episodes for the Show's 10th Anniversary

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“Tick, Tick, Tick…” (Season 2, Episode 17)

Amid a serial killer’s reign of terror, Castle and Beckett get an assist from Federal Agent Jordan Shaw (guest star Dana Delany).

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“Boom!” (Season 2, Episode 18)

In the second half of the two-parter, Castle has to tap into the killer’s mind to save the day after Shaw is captured.

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“Knockdown” (Season 3, Episode 13)

The investigation into the murder of Beckett’s mother, Johanna, comes to a head when the detective on the case is killed.

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“Knockout” (Season 3, Episode 24)

A cop killer’s prison escape exposes a much bigger conspiracy with ties to Johanna, Beckett’s mother.

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“Cops & Robbers” (Season 4, Episode 7)

Castle and his mother, Martha (Susan Sullivan), are held hostage in a bank robbery, and it’s up to Beckett to get them out safely.

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“Always” (Season 4, Episode 23)

Castle and Beckett mark a new chapter in their relationship while she hunts the sniper who nearly killed her.

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“Probable Cause” (Season 5, Episode 5)

Jerry Tyson (Michael Mosley), the so-called “Triple Killer” first seen two seasons prior, frames Castle as a killer with an overwhelming amount of evidence.

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“The Lives of Others” (Season 5, Episode 19)

In a new take on Rear Window, Castle struggles to prove he witnessed a murder from across the street.

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“Veritas” (Season 6, Episode 22)

Beckett’s investigation into the murder of her mother goes awry when a man she had been surveilling is killed with her gun.

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“Resurrection” (Season 7, Episode 14)

The Triple Killer surfaces again, collaborating with another of Castle and Beckett’s nemeses to find victims and conform them to a certain archetype.

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Ready to storm the Castle again?

Believe it or not, it’s been a decade since we first met novelist-turned-crimefighter Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic)!

The ABC crime drama celebrates its 10th anniversary on March 9. If you want to mark the occasion by revisiting some of the best episodes of the eight-season run, check out our picks in the gallery above.

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