The BEST episodes directed by Rob Bowman

Cease Fire
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Cease Fire

M.A.N.T.I.S. - Season 1 - Episode 4

The MANTIS must subvert the plans to assassinate a visiting diplomat who happens to be an old love of Dr. Hawkins.

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Hunt (2)
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8.42
3500 votes

#2 - Hunt (2)

Castle (2009) - Season 5 - Episode 16

In the powerful conclusion of a two-episode story arc, when the FBI fails to get his daughter back, Castle takes matters into his own hands, reaching out to a shadowy fixer to help him recover Alexis. But Castle soon learns that his daughter's kidnapping may be part of an even more sinister agenda.

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Always
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8.34
4269 votes

#3 - Always

Castle (2009) - Season 4 - Episode 23

When the murder of an Army veteran puts Beckett on the trail of the man who shot her, Castle must decide how much he's willing to sacrifice to keep her safe. As secrets are revealed and feelings are put on the table, the lives of the detectives at the 12th Precinct may never be the same.

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Veritas
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8.32
2779 votes

#4 - Veritas

Castle (2009) - Season 6 - Episode 22

A secret investigation conducted by Beckett related to her mother's murder goes awry when a man she has been surveilling is killed. When evidence links Beckett to the victim, she and Castle become the targets of a manhunt that puts both of them in grave danger.

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Time Will Tell
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8.29
3355 votes

#5 - Time Will Tell

Castle (2009) - Season 6 - Episode 5

A grisly murder investigation leads Castle and Beckett to a suspect who claims he's traveled back in time to stop terrible events from unfolding, events that will change the course of human history. Is he simply a deluded killer, or is it possible that he's telling the truth?

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Full Mental Jacket
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8.25
8 votes

#6 - Full Mental Jacket

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 2 - Episode 3

The buds try to break Jerry of his lack of self-confidence when he is without his coat.

Summer of '92
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8.25
4 votes

#7 - Summer of '92

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 3 - Episode 4

While Annie is away, Parker and Mikey go on a double date with two girls that they meet.

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Knockout
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8.21
4493 votes

#8 - Knockout

Castle (2009) - Season 3 - Episode 24

Beckett's investigation into her mother's death is reactivated when Hal Lockwood - a professional hitman with knowledge of Beckett's mother's murder - stages a spectacular escape during a court hearing. As police launch a manhunt for Lockwood, Castle and the team uncover evidence of a deeper conspiracy involving a mysterious figure with law enforcement connections who is linked to both Lockwood's escape and the killing of Johanna Beckett.

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An Unmarried Musso
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8.20
5 votes

#9 - An Unmarried Musso

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 3 - Episode 12

Parker's mother plays Cupid for Ms. Musso and her brother. Musso changes her approach and thinks she has a relationship that will last.

Love Handles
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8.17
6 votes

#10 - Love Handles

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 2 - Episode 11

Parker asks out a girl he met on a computer bulletin board, but considers backing out when she is less than he hoped for.

Boy Meets Girl
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8.17
6 votes

#11 - Boy Meets Girl

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 2 - Episode 12

Nick is where Parker turns to for advice when Annie breaks his heart.

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Disciple
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8.16
3293 votes

#12 - Disciple

Castle (2009) - Season 6 - Episode 9

Castle and Beckett arrive at a crime scene to discover that the female victim bears a shocking resemblance to Medical Examiner Lanie Parish. As the team tries to make sense of this mystery, they realize the killer may be targeting detectives of the 12th Precinct. Dr. Kelly Nieman, an exclusive Manhattan cosmetic surgeon who draws Castle and Beckett's interest because of her connection to the victim.

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After the Storm
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8.14
3972 votes

#13 - After the Storm

Castle (2009) - Season 5 - Episode 1

After four seasons of "will they" or "won't they," Richard Castle and Kate Beckett finally gave in to their feelings for each other. Season 5 picks up on the proverbial morning after, with Castle and Beckett facing new questions -- Was this a one-time fling, or are they now a couple? But before they find the answers, they must take on the forces responsible for Beckett's mother's murder that now threaten Kate Beckett's life.

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In the Belly of the Beast
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8.11
2863 votes

#14 - In the Belly of the Beast

Castle (2009) - Season 6 - Episode 17

Beckett is recruited to assist on a Narcotics investigation, but a routine mission turns deadly when an undercover operation goes awry. To survive, Beckett must engage in a battle of wits against some of the most dangerous men in the New York underworld – including a powerful enemy from her past.

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Father Knows Less
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8.10
10 votes

#15 - Father Knows Less

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 2 - Episode 1

A local business man sponsors a family build-a-better-toaster contest and Mikey can't participate because his mother doesn't have the time.

Linchpin (2)
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8.10
3736 votes

#16 - Linchpin (2)

Castle (2009) - Season 4 - Episode 16

Castle and Beckett race to stop a series of events that could lead the U.S. into war, and their efforts continue to put Castle in CIA agent Sophia Conrad's orbit.

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Setup (1)
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8.08
4586 votes

#17 - Setup (1)

Castle (2009) - Season 3 - Episode 16

Castle and Beckett investigate the apparent robbery-homicide of a New York cab driver, only to discover that the victim was involved in a mysterious conspiracy with unimaginable consequences. As the stakes continue to rise, hard-charging federal agent Mark Fallon takes over the investigation. Together, Fallon, Beckett and Castle must race to unmask the truth about the victim before it's too late.

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A Deadly Game
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8.07
4179 votes

#18 - A Deadly Game

Castle (2009) - Season 2 - Episode 24

Nothing is as it seems when Castle and Beckett investigate what appears to be the assassination of an intelligence operative. Meanwhile, Beckett's romance with Demming threatens her relationship with Castle, forcing them to confront their feelings for each other.

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One Son (2)
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8.03
1109 votes

#19 - One Son (2)

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 12

The Cigarette-Smoking Man reveals all the government secrets from the past 50 years in order for his son, Jeffery Spender, to join him in his work. Mulder learns that the final stage of the conspiracy will soon begin with the hybridization of the Syndicate members, and he must stop it from happening. Agent Spender deceives his father and arranges for Mulder and Scully to be reassigned to the X-Files, which doesn't sit too well with the Cigarette-Smoking Man.

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Murder, He Wrote
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8.02
3709 votes

#20 - Murder, He Wrote

Castle (2009) - Season 5 - Episode 4

Castle and Beckett’s plans for a romantic weekend in the Hamptons are interrupted when a dying man stumbles into Castle’s backyard, collapsing into his pool. Unable to escape the lure of the investigation they join up with the small town’s well-intentioned, but inexperienced sheriff to find the killer.

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A Night to Remember
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8.00
4 votes

#21 - A Night to Remember

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 3 - Episode 18

Parker must double-date with Shelley on Prom night, when his parents decide Shelley is a little young to be attending. At the event Shelley turns up missing just as his parents arrive.

Cape Flamingo
star
8.00
4 votes

#22 - Cape Flamingo

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 3 - Episode 2

In a remake of the film Cape Fear, tough guy Brad Penny saves Parker's life and tries to befriend him. Parker becomes suspicious and vows to never let Brad get to him.

Jerry's Journey
star
8.00
5 votes

#23 - Jerry's Journey

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 3 - Episode 6

After being left out of everything, Jerry goes on a quest to become cool.

Orange Blossom
star
8.00
32 votes

#24 - Orange Blossom

Stingray (1985) - Season 1 - Episode 6

In order to substantiate claims that a Soviet helicopter is taking patients away from a mental hospital, Ray has himself committed there.

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Fire in the Heart
star
8.00
1 votes

#25 - Fire in the Heart

M.A.N.T.I.S. - Season 1 - Episode 9

The MANTIS must thwart the efforts of a shady real estate developer trying to acquire property cheaply by using a young boy that can start fires with his mind.

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Flowers for Your Grave
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7.95
5679 votes

#26 - Flowers for Your Grave

Castle (2009) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Author Richard Castle joins NYC Detective Kate Beckett to help solve the case of a serial killer, who is reenacting murders from Castle's novels. Castle becomes very intrigued with the murders and continues to shadow Beckett, much to her chagrin.

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Paper Clip (3)
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7.95
1855 votes

#27 - Paper Clip (3)

The X-Files - Season 3 - Episode 2

A.D. Skinner and Scully are at a standoff when Mulder bursts in and discovers that Skinner has the digital tape. Reunited, Mulder and Scully travel to a secret vault inside a mine and find an elaborate filing system of medical records which reveals that Mulder's sister may not have been the first choice for abduction. Meanwhile, Skinner deals with the Cigarette-Smoking Man for their safety.

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Tempus Fugit (1)
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7.91
1325 votes

#28 - Tempus Fugit (1)

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 17

While celebrating Scully's 33rd birthday, a strange woman informs Mulder that NICAP member Max Fenig (see Fallen Angel) has recently died in a plane crash. After a visit to the crash site and finding Max's body with radiation burns on it, Mulder suggests that the plane was intercepted by a UFO and is rapidly being covered up by the military.

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End Game (2)
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7.91
1609 votes

#29 - End Game (2)

The X-Files - Season 2 - Episode 17

The alien bounty hunter kidnaps Scully and wants to trade her for Mulder's sister, who is revealed to be a clone herself. After the trade goes badly and Mulder discovers the truth about Samantha, he tracks the bounty hunter to his ship buried in the arctic ice and demands the whereabouts of his real sister.

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Reckoning (2)
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7.90
1743 votes

#30 - Reckoning (2)

Castle (2009) - Season 7 - Episode 15

In the second installment of the Castle two-parter, stakes rise as the 12th Precinct matches wits with serial killers Jerry Tyson (3XK) and Dr. Kelly Nieman. With the clock ticking, Castle and the team must crack the case before the killers claim their next victim.

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Rise
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7.90
4671 votes

#31 - Rise

Castle (2009) - Season 4 - Episode 1

In a riveting opening that picks up just moments after last season's climactic finale, Detective Beckett fights for her life as Castle, plagued by guilt over his role in the events, struggles to uncover who's behind her brutal shooting. Meanwhile, back at the precinct, Ryan and Esposito have to adjust, as Victoria "Iron" Gates becomes the precinct's new uncompromising Captain.

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Pilot
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7.89
212 votes

#32 - Pilot

Day Break - Season 1 - Episode 1

When Detective Brett Hopper woke up this morning, he thought it was a normal day, a day like any other one, but he rapidly find out that he is accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. Even after offering a solid alibi, no one is believing him. The next morning, when he wakes up, he finds out that he is reliving the same day and that his loved ones are in danger.

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Tunguska (1)
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7.89
1554 votes

#33 - Tunguska (1)

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 8

A rock sample taken from Mars is intercepted at an airport and infects a security officer with the Black Cancer, while Mulder is given a tip about potentially dangerous paramilitary operations but is doubtful when the informant turns out to be Alex Krycek. Reluctantly, Mulder accepts Krycek's help and tracks the rock to Russia where he discovers an elaborate test being performed by Russian scientists.

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Justice
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7.89
305 votes

#34 - Justice

Quantum Leap - Season 4 - Episode 4

May 11, 1965: Sam must don the robe of a Ku Klux Klansman in order to save the life of an ambitious young civil rights leader, who is trying to register black voters.

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731 (2)
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7.87
1542 votes

#35 - 731 (2)

The X-Files - Season 3 - Episode 10

Mulder is trapped inside a train car which contains a suspected alien-human hybrid and also a bomb, while Scully pursues the truth about her abduction and the mystery behind the implant in her neck.

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Kick the Ballistics
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7.87
4439 votes

#36 - Kick the Ballistics

Castle (2009) - Season 4 - Episode 4

While investigating the mysterious shooting death of a young woman, Castle and Beckett face a cop's worst nightmare when they discover that the gun used in the killing is Det. Ryan's old service weapon - the one that was stolen by the serial killer, 3XK. Now with the clock ticking, the team must work to solve the murder, track down 3XK and retrieve Ryan's gun before the killer strikes again.

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A Deadly Affair
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7.87
4785 votes

#37 - A Deadly Affair

Castle (2009) - Season 3 - Episode 1

Beckett and her team burst into an apartment on a murderer's trail, just to be surprised when they see Castle, who they haven't heard or seen in months, standing over a dead woman's body holding a gun. Beckett, has no other choice but to arrest Castle until he proves his innocence.

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Punked
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7.85
4352 votes

#38 - Punked

Castle (2009) - Season 3 - Episode 4

Castle and Beckett look into the murder of a young mathematician gunned down with a 200-year-old bullet, sparking some wild theories by Castle about a time-traveling killer. When their investigation uncovers a tricked-out DeLorean and a suspect in Victorian clothing, is it possible Castle's crazy idea has some validity?

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Third Year
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7.85
717 votes

#39 - Third Year

Code Black - Season 3 - Episode 1

A drug bust-turned-shootout tests the bravery of the doctors of Angels Memorial as they race to save a girl caught in the crossfire. Also, Willis shifts his focus to field medicine, choosing to work primarily on an ambulance with his new partner, paramedic Rox. And Leanne begins her journey to adopt Ariel.

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Q Who?
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7.84
2410 votes

#40 - Q Who?

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Episode 16

Stardate: 42761.3 Q hurls the Enterprise into the Delta Quadrant and introduces the Federation to a powerful new enemy that may destroy the Alpha Quadrant: The Borg.

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The Double Down
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7.84
4082 votes

#41 - The Double Down

Castle (2009) - Season 2 - Episode 2

When two separate murders are committed on the same night, Castle wagers Ryan and Esposito that he and Beckett will solve theirs first. The frenzied race to catch their respective killers and win the bet leads each investigative duo to a likely suspect, only to find that they both have airtight alibis. But bizarre twists in both cases force the two teams to work together to unravel the mind-bending mystery behind each murder.

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Memento Mori
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7.81
1383 votes

#42 - Memento Mori

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 14

Scully's recent failing health is revealed to be inoperable brain cancer, which is common among abductees. She meets with other abductees with the same condition and forms a special bond with a dying woman, while Mulder tries to save her from a doctor who may be connected with the abductions.

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Pilot
star
7.81
1841 votes

#43 - Pilot

The Crossing - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the series opener, after 47 refugees mysteriously wash up in a small fishing town, local sheriff Jude Ellis teams with DHS agent Emma Ren to assess their unusual claim that they're fleeing a war 180 years in the future.

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When Jerry Met Shelly
star
7.80
5 votes

#44 - When Jerry Met Shelly

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 2 - Episode 21

When Shelly asks Jerry for help with her science project, Parker tries to stop the budding romance.

Dance of Romance
star
7.80
5 votes

#45 - Dance of Romance

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Season 2 - Episode 20

Frank finds the girl of his dreams and turns to Nick for advice.

Terma (2)
star
7.76
1433 votes

#46 - Terma (2)

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 9

While imprisoned in Russia and infected with the Black Cancer, Mulder learns that Krycek is working with the men responsible and everything has been a setup from the start, while Scully and Skinner are called to a suspicious Senate hearing where the only question is the whereabouts of Agent Mulder.

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Deep in Death
star
7.76
4296 votes

#47 - Deep in Death

Castle (2009) - Season 2 - Episode 1

Castle has a lot going on. He's trying to finish his new novel Heat Wave and trying to figure out how to fix things with Beckett. But circumstances force the pair back together to investigate the mysterious murder of a man found dead, tangled in the limbs of a tree.

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The Mistress Always Spanks Twice
star
7.75
4417 votes

#48 - The Mistress Always Spanks Twice

Castle (2009) - Season 2 - Episode 16

When a half-naked woman is found covered in caramel sauce and hanging by bondage cuffs in a public park, Castle and Beckett's investigation takes them into New York's underground world of sexual domination. Naturally the case serves as sexy fodder for their already charged relationship banter.

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The New Deal
star
7.74
1232 votes

#49 - The New Deal

The Catch - Season 2 - Episode 1

FBI Special Agent Justine Diaz has a deal for Ben, which gets him out of prison right away in exchange for staging cons and tipping off the FBI so they can arrest criminals. His work on Ben's case gets Jules Dao promoted, but it comes with moving to D.C. Rhys stages a prison break to get Ben out, thus ruining the latter's deal with the FBI. In exchange for help from within the prison, Rhys promised Ben's help on a snatch and grab con with a surprising twist. This leads to the FBI being able to arrest a criminal, meaning the deal with Ben's back on the table. Meanwhile, Alice's brother Tommy comes to town for his sister's help when he discovers someone created a bank account in his name with three million dollars in it. Valerie focuses on getting AVI up and running again after the FBI investigation into the firm caused them to lose all their clients.

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XY (1)
star
7.74
2153 votes

#50 - XY (1)

Castle (2009) - Season 8 - Episode 1

After passing the Captain's exam last season, Beckett was surprised with an offer to run for State Senate. In the action packed season premiere, Castle and Beckett are adjusting to Beckett's career change, when a call from a mysterious stranger sets off an explosive chain of events. There are two sides to every story, and this unique two-parter will explore the same story from each of their perspectives, first from Castle's side as he searches for Beckett.