The BEST episodes written by Terence Paul Winter

Veritas
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8.30
2546 votes

#1 - 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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Deep Cover
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8.00
2971 votes

#2 - Deep Cover

Castle (2009) - Season 6 - Episode 12

The murder of a young video store clerk takes a strange turn when the team discovers his past history as a high-level hacker. But it's nothing compared to the shock Castle receives when their investigation leads them straight to his father, Jackson Hunt.

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Secret's Safe with Me
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7.95
3745 votes

#3 - Secret's Safe with Me

Castle (2009) - Season 5 - Episode 3

When a young woman is mysteriously murdered, Beckett and Castle discover her death may be linked to a repossessed storage unit up for auction. Was the unit connected to her death? Was something inside it worth killing for? The investigation leads Castle and Beckett to colorful “Storage Wars”-like treasure seekers and Manhattan socialites as they uncover the shocking truth.

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Cops & Robbers
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7.92
4313 votes

#4 - Cops & Robbers

Castle (2009) - Season 4 - Episode 7

When Castle and Martha are taken hostage by a crew of bank robbers dressed in hospital scrubs and using classic television doctor names, Beckett finds herself on the outside, desperately trying to rescue them -- which proves to be even more difficult with a by-the-book hostage negotiator watching her every move. Castle becomes the de facto leader of the hostages and discovers that the robbery is actually a skillfully orchestrated distraction for an even more sinister plan. But with Castle stuck on the inside and Beckett on the outside, will either be able to foil the bank robbers' plans before it is too late?

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Number One Fan
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7.92
3156 votes

#5 - Number One Fan

Castle (2009) - Season 6 - Episode 4

A desperate young murder suspect, Emma Briggs, takes hostages at gunpoint then mysteriously insists that she will only negotiate with one person: Richard Castle.

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The Blue Butterfly
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7.88
3865 votes

#6 - The Blue Butterfly

Castle (2009) - Season 4 - Episode 14

When Castle and Beckett investigate the killing of a treasure hunter, they discover the case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 involving a hard-boiled private detective. Castle realizes the only way to solve the present-day murder is to solve the murder from the past. The 1947 case comes to life through stylized flashbacks, featuring Castle as the private eye and Beckett as a femme fatale.

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A Rose for Everafter
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7.85
3723 votes

#7 - A Rose for Everafter

Castle (2009) - Season 2 - Episode 12

When Castle and Beckett are called to a wedding to investigate the death of a bridesmaid, Castle is stunned to discover that the soon-to-be bride is his old flame, Kyra, "the one that got away." Complications ensue as Kyra, caught off-guard by Castle's reappearance in her life, wonders if she's marrying the right guy. With the nuptials forestalled and the entire wedding party under suspicion, Beckett questions Castle's ability to be objective about the case. But when it looks to Beckett like Castle and Kyra might rekindle their romance, her judgment may be compromised as well.

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The Wild Rover
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7.82
3183 votes

#8 - The Wild Rover

Castle (2009) - Season 5 - Episode 18

When a man is found dead in an industrial cake mixer, Castle and Beckett trace the murder to an Irish gang in Staten Island and a beautiful bar owner named Siobhan O’Doul (Cara Buono). Much to everyone’s surprise, Detective Ryan has a complicated history with Siobhan and the Staten Island crime family from his days working undercover in narcotics. When the case hits a dead end, Ryan must go back undercover to expose the killer, complicating his relationship with his wife.

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Under the Gun
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7.81
1049 votes

#9 - Under the Gun

The Rookie - Season 2 - Episode 18

Nolan and Harper escort 4 juvenile offenders to a Scared Straight program at a correctional facility that quickly becomes a riotous situation. Nolan is uncertain about his relationship with Grace after she fails to introduce him to her ex-husband.

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Kill the Messenger
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7.81
3651 votes

#10 - Kill the Messenger

Castle (2009) - Season 2 - Episode 8

After a bike messenger, carrying a package with content that is able to free a wrongly convicted man from prison, is brutally murdered, Castle and Beckett need to investigate the case. But they are surprised to find out that the tragic death is linked to another murder case previously investigated by Captain Montgomery. Now, in order to solve the new murder, Castle and Beckett must dig deep and discover all the secrets of a prominent New York family.

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Once Upon a Time in the West
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7.79
2152 votes

#11 - Once Upon a Time in the West

Castle (2009) - Season 7 - Episode 7

When Castle and Beckett learn that a murder victim may have been poisoned at an Old West-style resort, they visit the resort posing as newlyweds to uncover the truth.

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Plain Clothes Day
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7.78
1427 votes

#12 - Plain Clothes Day

The Rookie - Season 1 - Episode 14

The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform for Plain Clothes Day, which forces them to make all the decisions while on patrol. Officer Nolan tries to prove he has been progressing faster than the other rookies to justify his desire of becoming a detective within five years.

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Gold Rush
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7.76
2453 votes

#13 - Gold Rush

Lethal Weapon - Season 2 - Episode 6

Riggs is reunited with childhood friends and comes to realize they might be mixed up in the robbery-homicide case he and Murtaugh are investigating. Meanwhile, Murtaugh finds a joint stashed in his kitchen that he brings to Scorsese for testing in effort to bust one of his kids

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XY (1)
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7.72
1923 votes

#14 - 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.

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Blurred Lines
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7.72
722 votes

#15 - Blurred Lines

Training Day - Season 1 - Episode 8

The hunt for a father-and-son crime team becomes personal for Frank, who is forced to face the parallels between the duo and his own childhood as the son of an outlaw.

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Anatomy of a Murder
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7.69
4081 votes

#16 - Anatomy of a Murder

Castle (2009) - Season 3 - Episode 5

An unknown woman falls out of a casket along with the original deceased when pallbearers lose control of the casket at a funeral and the investigation takes Beckett and Castle into the world of amorous, bed-hopping physicians.

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Safety
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7.69
1176 votes

#17 - Safety

The Rookie - Season 2 - Episode 7

John and Jessica’s relationship gets a lot more complicated after she delivers some surprising news. Bradford and West are assigned a community policing project helping out the Watts Rams as volunteer coaches at their Fall clinic.

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End Game
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7.68
842 votes

#18 - End Game

The Rookie - Season 4 - Episode 11

The team must rely on a criminal for his expertise to help take down an even bigger threat. Meanwhile, Officers Chen and Bradford investigate the murder of an unhoused teenager who used to be friends with Tamara.

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Significant Others
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7.67
3604 votes

#19 - Significant Others

Castle (2009) - Season 5 - Episode 10

When a powerful divorce attorney who only represented women is murdered, Castle and Beckett are confronted with a plethora of angry ex-husbands, any one of whom could be the murderer. Meanwhile, Castle's ex-wife (Darby Stanchfield), Meredith, moves into the loft to take care of Alexis while she recovers from Mono, and to make matters worse, Beckett is also forced to move in while her apartment is being fumigated, causing tension, humor and more than a little awkwardness.

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Simone
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7.60
755 votes

#20 - Simone

The Rookie - Season 4 - Episode 19

Officer Nolan and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark when one of her former students is suspected of terrorism following an explosion at a local power station.

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Witness for the Prosecution
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7.59
1639 votes

#21 - Witness for the Prosecution

Castle (2009) - Season 8 - Episode 10

Castle finally gets his day in court when he takes the stand as the key witness to a murder from five months ago. But when new information suddenly arises, he and Beckett must race against the clock to prevent a miscarriage of justice.

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Enervo
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7.57
728 votes

#22 - Enervo

The Rookie - Season 4 - Episode 20

The team alongside the LA Division of the FBI are in a race to stop bombs that have been scattered throughout the city by a suspected terrorist. The joint task force is suspicious of the CIA’s involvement in the situation.

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La Fiera
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7.56
919 votes

#23 - La Fiera

The Rookie - Season 3 - Episode 3

Officer John Nolan’s mom makes an unannounced visit that complicates his life, and Sergeant Grey considers retiring.

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The Silent Prisoner
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7.51
194 votes

#24 - The Silent Prisoner

The Rookie: Feds - Season 1 - Episode 10

A mysterious caller threatens to reveal a leaked list of undercover FBI agents if a prisoner is not released. After an exposed agent is mortally wounded, the team identifies the caller and heads to the Port of Los Angeles to secure the release of the prisoner. Later, Simone enlists John Nolan to help her remodel Cutty’s garage into a living space; and Brendon, ready to confess his feelings to Antoinette, discovers she has feelings for someone else.

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XX (2)
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7.48
1801 votes

#25 - XX (2)

Castle (2009) - Season 8 - Episode 2

In part 2 of the premiere, Beckett's side of her abrupt disappearance is revealed. After receiving a mysterious tip from her past, Beckett is launched into a fight for her life, with a team of mercenaries hot on her trail. While Castle investigates why his wife is on the run, Beckett must figure out who wants her dead, before they can finish the job.

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Day One
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7.46
380 votes

#26 - Day One

The Rookie: Feds - Season 1 - Episode 1

Fresh out of the FBI Academy, Simone Clark arrives in Los Angeles and has her sights set on joining Matthew Garza’s newly formed special unit as they investigate the murder of a federal engineer. Garza’s squad includes Carter Hope, a promotion-hungry traditionalist, Laura Stenson, a talented agent in desperate need of a second chance, and Brendon Acres, a former actor who graduated from Quantico with Simone. On the home front, Simone and Cutty’s father-daughter relationship is put to the test as their opposing opinions about law enforcement come to a head.

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Dead From New York
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7.45
1635 votes

#27 - Dead From New York

Castle (2009) - Season 7 - Episode 22

When Sid Ross, the powerful creator of a long-running sketch comedy show is killed, Castle and Beckett are called to investigate. But as they delve into the victim's life and the colorful world of “Saturday Night Tonight,” they uncover a shocking secret that may explain Sid's murder.

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I, Witness
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7.45
1558 votes

#28 - I, Witness

Castle (2009) - Season 7 - Episode 13

Castle takes on a routine P.I. case, but the investigation turns deadly when he witnesses a murder.

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Crossfire
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7.38
1746 votes

#29 - Crossfire

Castle (2009) - Season 8 - Episode 22

With their best lead in hand, Castle and Beckett are ready to take on LokSat. But an unforeseen twist puts their case – and their lives – in jeopardy.

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Like Father, Like Son, Like Hell
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6.00
1 votes

#30 - Like Father, Like Son, Like Hell

All of Us - Season 4 - Episode 7

After Robert and his sister Carmen learn that the man who raised them isn't Robert's biological father, Dirk and Robert decide to track the real man down. After spending some time with his biological father, Robert discovers a shocking secret about him. Though Bobby tries to hide the fact that Courtney invited her boyfriend over to the house while Neesee was working, Neesee quickly discovers the two are hiding something

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It Was Fun While It Lasted
star
6.00
1 votes

#31 - It Was Fun While It Lasted

All of Us - Season 4 - Episode 17

Neesee realizes she wants to have another baby and visits a fertility clinic to research potential sperm donors. When she finds the donor she prefers, she decides to meet the guy face-to-face. Meanwhile, Robert and Dirk spend an evening hitting on women, and Dirk finds success when he meets Jill. Tensions between Robert and Dirk escalate when Dirk is continuously late to work.

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