Tonight on ABC their hit crime drama CASTLE returns with a new episode called “A Murder Is Forever.” On tonight’s show Castle and Beckett try to solve the murder of a famed relationship therapist. Did you watch the last week’s season 6 episode 7? We did and if you want to get caught up, we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you.
On last week’s episode Alexis enlisted Castle’s help on an Innocence Review case to prove that a death row inmate, Frank Henson, was wrongly convicted. With only 72 hours left before his execution, Castle and Alexis (with help from Beckett) urgently investigated the original murder, only to uncover explosive secrets that might have sealed Frank’s fate. Joelle Carter guest starred as Frank’s long-time girlfriend who has always believed in him.
On tonight’s show when a famed relationship therapist is murdered, it appears that her access to the secrets of her elite and powerful clients led to her death. But when Castle and Beckett discover the victim was in possession of a rare object worth millions of dollars, they realize that this case may be even more complicated – and dangerous – than they though.
Tonight’s episode is going to be great and you won’t want to miss it. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of ABC’s Castle tonight at 10 PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know what your think of Castle season 6, so far? Also check out a sneak peek of tonight’s episode below!
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Tonight’s episode of Castle opens with a man and a woman sitting in a car. The cell phone in the car begins ringing and the caller ID says “Kyle.”
Castle awakens to Beckett sitting upright in bed staring down Castle’s prized lion portrait in his bedroom. She wants Beckett to consider moving the picture out of the bedroom, but he doesn’t want to part with “Lioness,” yes his picture has a name. Their argument is interrupted by Becket’s phone, there has been a murder.
Castle and Beckett arrive at the crime scene, to find a lifeless woman’s body inside her disassembled car. It is revealed that the murdered woman is Alison Clark, a famous relationship guru to the stars. Beckett and Castle determine that Alison’s killer(s) were looking for something inside her car after they killed her, shockingly they left behind the $10,000.00 cash she had. The victim’s phone keeps going off, it is a mysterious reminder alarm, titled “NF1945.”
Javier heads into the victim’s office to speak to her assistant. Her assistant has no idea what the reminder alarm could be for. But, he does reveal that Alison had him clear her schedule for the day, and has a boyfriend named Matt. Her assistant lets Javier into her office, but the room has been trashed and turned upside down, like her car. Nothing of value seems to be missing from her office, the intruder was obviously looking for something specific.
Kevin pull security camera footage from the victim’s building and it looks like they have footage of the intruder, but can’t see his face in any of the shots.
Alison’s boyfriend Matt arrives at the station and Beckett begins to question him. He reveals that he was supposed to pick his girlfriend up from work the night before, but he got held up, and feels responsible for her murder. Matt reveals that he is a consultant for an international engineer company. He didn’t think that Alice had any problems with anyone, but he says that she did receive a phone call from an irate client a few days ago. He had no idea who the client was though because she was discrete.
Beckett and Castle are mulling over the evidence they have so far in Alice’s murder, which isn’t much, when Javier brings them some interesting news. He says that Alice was actually pretty “shady,” and the reminder code NF1945 is actually the license plate of her private jet. Alice’s pilot said she had paid him $50,000.00 in cash to fill the jet tank, and be on stand-by, to an unknown destination.
The detectives catch a break though, the guy that they caught on security cameras leaving the victim’s home also got in an altercation with a traffic enforcement officer before leaving her house. The traffic officer’s car had a camera in it and was able to dive them a license plate number. They track down the address of the vehicle, a van, and pay the driver a victim. They break into the van and find a man on a high-tech computer rapidly deleting files before they can access them. He deliberately shreds a photo of Alice right in front of the detectives.
Beckett isn’t able to get any answers out of the suspect, Barrett Hawk, he is a professional. He managed to wipe all of his files before the detectives took possession of his computer.
Alice’s assistant reveals that there is only one file missing from the victim’s destroyed office. The file belongs to a couple, Andrew and Monica Spencer. Andrew Spencer is a hotel mogul, and is worth billions, his files were recently subpoenaed by the court.
Javier and Kevin pay Andrew Spencer a visit, he doesn’t seem to even know that Alice is dead. Javier accuses Andrew of hiring Barrett Hawk to steal his files. According to Spencer, he did no such thing. He said that he never hired Hawk and Alice handed his files over to him personally, in exchange for a favor. He gave her a free room in one of his hotels for a few days, and had to promise that there was no record of her checking in.
Beckett and Castle head over to her hotel room to look for clues to Alice’s murder. They discover a secret safe hidden in the hotel room. The concierge helps them break into the safe, and they discover a diamond worth tens of millions.
Beckett and her crew are astonished by the diamond. Castle believes that Alice stole the diamond from one of her clients, and the reason she chartered a private jet was to make a clean getaway. They are baffled though, because no one has reported the diamond missing or stolen.
Castle determines that they can track down the diamond because it is so large, it must have a “story.” They bring in a professional diamond expert, but he says he has never seen a diamond that large before and he has no idea where it came from, he does reveal that it is worth $60 million.
Javier and Kevin are transporting the $60 million diamond back to the precinct when they are attacked by men in clown masks. A shootout ensues, but they manage to get away unharmed, and maintain possession of the diamond.
Castle and Beckett are still combing through Alice’s files, trying to determine which one of her clients could be involved with the diamond. Castle brings up the fact that Alice had spent some time in Africa, living with the gorillas, and wrote a book about it. Maybe she got involved with the Blood Diamond trade when she was in Africa.
Castle doesn’t buy the gorilla theory. But, she does find a few of Alice’s clients, The Warners, and they have ties to a charity in Africa. Mr. Warner denies owning the diamond, but Beckett has a photo of his wife wearing it on a necklace. Castle and Beckett believe that Alice stole the diamond from The Warners.
Javier speaks to The Warner’s doorman and finds out that Hawk has been visiting their penthouse. Clearly they hired Barrett Hawk to get their diamond back from Alice.
Beckett has them bring in Hawk, and questions him again regarding Alice’s murder. Hawk denies all accusations of killing Alice, he says that he is the one that trashed her office and home looking for the diamond. But, when he got to her office she was already dead. Hawk reveals that The Warners were mugged, and he was able to link it back to Alice. Hawk said that Alice had an accomplice when she mugged The Warners, it was a male.
The detectives are able to track down a woman who hit one of the muggers with her car right after they stole the diamond from The Warners. They are able to pull a fingerprint off the woman’s car that hit the mugger. The print belongs to Leo Wyngaard, a South African terrorist.. When they pull up his picture they realize that Leo is actually Alice’s boyfriend Matt. They bring Matt in for questioning. They accuse him of using Alice to gain access to the diamond. He admits to helping Alice steal the diamond. According to Matt he wanted the diamond because it was man-made, and it could put the Blood Diamond cartels in Africa out of business. He also reveals that Steve Warner is capable of making diamonds, but Warner refused to help him stop the Blood Diamond cartels by making man-made diamonds.
Beckett brings Warner in for questioning. She accuses him of murdering Alice to keep her quiet about his diamond-making business. It wasn’t Steve Warner that had Alice murdered to keep her quiet, it was actually his wife Janet, she confesses. Case closed.