Season 7, Episode 1
Air date September 29, 2014
Written by David Amann
Directed by Rob Bowman
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Season 7
September 29, 2014 - May 11, 2015
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Driven[1] is the first episode and the season premiere of the seventh season of Castle.


In the Season 6 finale, as Richard Castle drove to his much-anticipated nuptials, an ominous black SUV bore down on him. Meanwhile, after waiting in vain for Castle to arrive at the wedding, Beckett was called to an accident scene to find Castle’s car in a ravine, engulfed in flames. Who or what caused the car crash? Is there any way Castle could have survived? The episode picks up at the scene of that accident, right where the finale left off, in a premiere that promises to put Beckett through the toughest case of her career.




Main Cast

Guest Cast


Featured Music

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  • This is the second time Castle has been in the hospital as a patient. The first was in season 6 episode Dreamworld.
  • This is the third episode since the series premiere on television that does not feature a murder. The first was Little Girl Lost and the second was the last episode For Better or Worse
  • This episode features references of many characters that have appeared over the series. Such as William Bracken, Jerry Tyson, Jackson Hunt, Mickey Barbozza, and this marks the return of Vincent “The Scar” Cardano. Also, numerous references had been made from Hunt, Murder, He Wrote, Probable Cause, Veritas, and For Better or Worse.
    • Although there are suspects to Castle's kidnapping, Bracken's serving time in prison, and there's a possibility Tyson's behind this.
    • Esposito said that Castle's dad Hunt might be involved. Though, ironically, it's neither known if Castle nor Beckett told him or Ryan about him.


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