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.
When a recruit officer at the NYPD Academy is killed, Beckett and the team go back to their old training ground to investigate. Meanwhile, Castle must reckon with a decision with profound consequences for him and Beckett.
Castle is now in its second of a seven episode run to the finale for the season. And it built upon last week's raw numbers.
Castle bounces back from series lows to hit season average of 1.1 with "The Blame Game."
Castle's downward trend continues with a 1.2 in the early numbers, which is unlikely to change upward because of a pre-emption in Indianapolis.
Castle gets a big boost from time-shifted viewing for "Under Fire."
Castle returned steady with a 1.1 in the 18-49 demo but returned down in viewers by nearly a one million. The return drop in viewers is in on par with previous season. The show traditionally doesn't do well following The Bachelor.
A clue at the scene of the death of an armored-car driver leads Beckett and Castle back to an old case solved by Esposito. But complications arise when they learn that Esposito might not have been telling them everything about his past with the culprit.
Castle hit a series low with 1.5 in the 18-49 demo, making it third for the night in both the rating and viewers, with 8.82 million. The Live +7 numbers were also released on Monday for "Driven." The show saw a 43% increase to 3.0 in the demo with 14.58 million additional viewers.
Castle returns with Beckett and the team heading back to the NYPD Academy after a recruit is murdered in "Fidelis Ad Mortem."