Ep 8 – Kill The Messenger

Air Date: Nov 9, 2009


Castle and Beckett investigate the hit-and-run death of a bike messenger, brutally murdered to prevent him from delivering a package, the contents of which could free a wrongly convicted man from prison. In a surprising twist, this tragic death is linked to a murder case that Captain Montgomery investigated a decade earlier. To solve the present murder, Castle and Beckett must dredge up the past by uncovering the secrets and scandals of a prominent New York family.


  • Locksley, "I'm On Fire"
    Opening Scene when the messenger is riding his bike
  • Salme Dahlstrom, "Coming Fast, Coming Hard"
    Mamma's on the prowl - Martha leaving for her date

Written by

  • Terence Paul Winter

Directed by

  • Jonathan Frakes


  • Rob Bowman - Executive Producer
  • René Echevarria - Executive Producer
  • Andrew W. Marlowe - Executive Producer
  • Laurie Zaks - Executive Producer

Main Cast

  • Nathan Fillion – Rick Castle
  • Stana Katic -Detective Kate Beckett
  • Jon Huertas – Detective Javier Esposito
  • Seamus Dever – Detective Kevin Ryan
  • Molly C. Quinn – Alexis Castle
  • Susan Sullivan – Martha Rodgers
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson – Roy Montgomery
  • Tamala Jones – Lanie Parish

Guest Cast

  • Jill Andre - Lenanne Wellesley
  • Rod Damer - Bartender
  • Josh Daugherty - Trent Wellesley
  • Arye Gross - M.E. Perlmutter
  • Jeff Harlan - Frank Davis
  • Gregg Henry - Winston Wellesley
  • Taneka Johnson - Edwina
  • Judy Kain - Sara
  • Sonya Leslie-Shepherd - Valerie Thompson
  • Ron Melendez - Jeff Dilahunt
  • Mark Moses - Bill Wellesley
  • Hattie Winston - Sally Niedermeyer