Stana Katic and Jon Huertas were awarded in the Mental Health Category on April 19,2012 for their portrayal of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Castle season 4 episode “Kill Shot”. Castle cast members Susan Sullivan and Seamus Dever presented the award to their co-stars. Jon Huertas accepted the award on behalf of both Stana and himself. During his acceptance speech Jon “Facetimed” Stana (below) so she could speak a few words.
In the series Beckett (Katic) was shot on the job by a sniper and developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the incident. Jon Huertas was also awarded for his performance as Esposito, Beckett’s Partner, who helped Beckett overcome and identify PTSD from a different perspective.
The episode was written by Alexi Hawley who also credits director Dave Barrett for his part in the episode saying “He truly elevated the script”.