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The second season of Castle premiered on September 21, 2009 on the network ABC in the United States and concluded on May 17, 2010. It contains 24 episodes.


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Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
Deep in Death Deep in Death Andrew W. Marlowe Rob Bowman September 21, 2009
Beckett is still plenty peeved at Castle for looking into her mother's murder against her wishes, yet Captain Montgomery forces her to chat with a reporter who is jazzed to write about her crime-solving partnership with Castle. But when a murder victim is found hanging in a tree, Beckett reluctantly teams with Castle once again. Their investigation takes a strange turn when armed men kidnap the body on their way to the coroner, leaving Castle and Beckett to find out about the Russian mob, high stakes poker in Chinatown, and more.
The Double Down The Double Down David Grae Rob Bowman September 28, 2009
When Castle and Beckett are handed the murder of a couple therapist and Ryan and Esposito are assigned to investigate the death of a dead man found shot in a park, Castle makes a bet on which pair can solve their murder first. But when they both find out that the people they killed are strangely connected, the two teams work together to find the answer to the mystery.
Inventing the Girl Inventing the Girl Moira Kirland Dwight Little October 5, 2009
When a young model is found stabbed with a strange object in a fountain, Castle and Beckett find out that fashion modeling can be very dangerous. Meanwhile, Alexis reconnects with her old babysitter, and Ryan and Esposito discover an amusing secret about Beckett.
Fool Me Once… Fool Me Once… Alexi Hawley Bryan Spicer October 12, 2009
While dropping playful hints to Beckett about the plot of Castle's first book based on her, the two investigate the murder of a con man posing as an Arctic explorer for school children. The case takes several interesting turns. At one point, Castle and Beckett think that the victim was actually a CIA agent, and that he may have faked his own death. But when an old CIA contact of Castle's disputes that the victim was ever a spy, everyone wonders just who is being fooled.
When the Bough Breaks When the Bough Breaks René Echevarria John Terlesky October 19, 2009
A woman who is an illegal immigrant is found dead in a manhole, prompting Castle and Beckett to uncover a dark secret about a successful doctor, and a possible connection between his son, and that of the victim. At the same time, Castle's first book based on Beckett, Heat Wave, is released to good reviews. Because of this, he is offered the writing job of a lifetime, but he does not want to because he wants to stay with Beckett.
Castle-VampireWeekend Vampire Weekend Terri Miller Karen Gaviola October 26, 2009
As Halloween approaches, Castle and Beckett are sent to a graveyard to find out what happened to a young man who was killed there. To Castle's delight, the two must delve into the world of vampires and werewolves to find the killer.
Famous Last Words Famous Last Words Jose Molina Rob Bowman November 2, 2009
Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a singer in a popular punk band whose body was arranged to resemble a scene in one of the band's music videos. When the case stumps the two, Alexis comes to their aid, using knowledge gained as a fan of the band.
Kill the Messenger Kill the Messenger Terence Paul Winter Jonathan Frakes November 9, 2009
The investigation into the death of a bike messenger takes a personal turn for Beckett and her colleagues when they find out that Captain Montgomery had put a man in prison years before for something he did not do. Things get even more interesting when they discover that a wealthy candidate for the U.S. The Senate from a prominent New York family may have been involved as well.
Love Me Dead Love Me Dead Alexi Hawley Bryan Spicer November 16, 2009
Castle and Beckett are thrust into the world of ex-cons and escorts after a respected Assistant District Attorney is tossed off a multi-story car parking garage. Castle also feels sorry for a call-girl who is involved in the case. He makes promises to her that he and Beckett may not be able to keep. Meanwhile, Castle is concerned, and mildly hurt, when Alexis confides a secret to Beckett and not to him.
One Man's Treasure One Man's Treasure Elizabeth Davis Helen Shaver November 23, 2009
Castle and Beckett have their hands full looking into the death of a man when two women arrive to identify the body - one claiming to be the victim's wife, the other his fiancée - the body is found stuffed in a garbage chute. Meanwhile, Alexis volunteers at the precinct as part of a civics class project, and works to find the person who took the pictures of her at the beginning of the series.
The Fifth Bullet The Fifth Bullet David Grae John Terlesky December 7, 2009
A twist arises in the case of an art dealer found shot to death in his art gallery when a man with amnesia arrives at the station carrying a book with a bullet lodged in it that was fired from the same gun as was used in the murder. To solve the crime, Castle and Beckett have to jog his memory and unravel a possible connection to a high-level Arabian diplomat.
A Rose for Everafter A Rose for Everafter Teleplay by: Terri Miller & Terence Paul Winter

Story by: Alexi Hawley

Bryan Spicer January 11, 2010
Castle meets up with a former girlfriend on her wedding day when one of her bridesmaids is found murdered. This makes Castle want to date the girl again, but she is afraid that Beckett will be jealous.
Sucker Punch Sucker Punch Will Beall Tom Wright January 18, 2010
The case of the murder of an enforcer for an Irish gang takes a terribly personal turn when Lanie and a forensic expert friend of Castle's uncover an undeniable connection between the case and Beckett's mother's unsolved murder. As the investigation plays out, Beckett comes to terms not only with her grief for her mother, but with feelings that will impact her relationship with Castle.
The Third Man The Third Man Terence Paul Winter Rosemary Rodriguez January 25, 2010
As Castle and Beckett investigate the death of a possible serial killer, Castle tries to hide from Beckett the fact that a newspaper that ranked him as one of the city's most eligible bachelors also linked them romantically, and that he is in love with her. Castle enjoys the moment by going on a date with a woman who the newspaper says is the most beautiful woman in the city. However, Beckett makes plans of her own with Lanie's help.
Suicide Squeeze Suicide Squeeze Jose Molina David Barrett February 8, 2010
A beloved Cuban baseball player is found murdered with a baseball bat, requiring Castle and Beckett to explore the high-stakes world of professional sports. Meanwhile, Alexis works to complete a family tree for school and questions Castle about his desire to know more about his own father.
The Mistress Always Spanks Twice The Mistress Always Spanks Twice Kate Sargeant Tom Wright March 8, 2010
The body of a woman covered in caramel sauce is found hanging from playground equipment in a park, prompting the team to venture into the world of bondage and fetish clubs, and plenty of playful banter between Castle and Beckett.
Tick, Tick, Tick… Tick, Tick, Tick… Moira Kirland Bryan Spicer March 22, 2010
Beckett and Castle work together with FBI Special Agent Jordan Shaw. They are looking for a serial killer who seems to have a special interest in a woman called 'Nikki Heat'. It soon becomes clear that not only is Beckett jealous of Castle and the FBI's new technology, but that Beckett herself could be the person the killer really wants. Castle also strikes a deal to make Heat Wave into a movie.
Boom! Boom! Elizabeth Davis John Terlesky March 29, 2010
She barely survives an explosion set by the serial killer, now called Scott Dunn, that destroyed her apartment. Because of this, she does not want to help the police with the case, and thinks she should leave the case. However, when Castle comes to her for help, she realizes that she needs Castle's help to save herself and Shaw.
Wrapped Up in Death Wrapped Up in Death Alexi Hawley Bill Roe April 5, 2010
When a museum curator is found dead from having a stone gargoyle dropped on him, Beckett, Castle, and the team must answer the question of whether the killer is a jealous colleague, a jilted lover, the publicity-hungry museum director, or the curse of an ancient mummy whose tomb promises death for anyone who looks upon its face, as Castle couldn't resist doing.
The Late Shaft The Late Shaft David Grae Bryan Spicer April 12, 2010
When a legendary talk show host is found dead after Castle appears on his show and he reveals to Castle that his life is in danger, Castle and Beckett work to piece together a timeline of his final hours that could crack the case even though it seems the victim died of natural causes. Meanwhile, Castle's fling with an actress who is up for the part of Nikki Heat in the movie version of Heat Wave, has Beckett jealous.
Den of Thieves Den of Thieves Will Beall John Terlesky April 19, 2010
An investigation into the death of a thief uncovers some painful parts of Esposito's past and results in Beckett making a connection with the handsome robbery detective, Tom Demming, assigned to help with the case.
Food to Die For Food to Die For Terri Miller Ron Underwood May 3, 2010
Castle and Beckett's investigation into the murder of a chef who recently won a reality cooking show, results in her reconnecting with an old high school friend, Madison Queller, who owned the restaurant where the victim worked. And while Beckett's relationship with Demming develops, Castle pursues Madison, but whether for romance or information on Beckett's past for one of his books isn't clear.
Overkill Overkill René Echevarria John Terlesky May 10, 2010
Beckett asks Demming to help her and Castle investigate a robbery-homicide, prompting the two men to fall into competition with each other to impress Beckett by proving their own theory in the death correct. As the case develops, it becomes obvious to Castle that, despite his efforts at solving the case, Beckett's relationship with Demming has gotten serious.
A Deadly Game A Deadly Game Andrew W. Marlowe Rob Bowman May 17, 2010
The death of a man who was involved in a simulated spy game leads Castle and Beckett to wonder where exactly the game ends and reality begins. Against this backdrop, Castle and Beckett struggle inwardly with their feelings for each other, even though Beckett is officially dating Demming and Castle is severely behind in his writing for the second Nikki Heat book. After receiving advice from family and friends, both come to separate decisions that could make or break their relationship in the future.

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