In tonight's episode of ABC's "Castle", with the title "Dreamworld", which aired at 10/9 p.m. central on Monday, September 30, the action picks up where last week's season 6 premiere had left off. After a dangerous toxin was stolen, that has the potential to kill thousands of people, Beckett races against time to find an antidote to safe Castle, played by Nathan Fillion, who got in contact with the deadly toxin.
Together with Agent Rachel McCord (Lisa Edelstein), Beckett finds Brad Parker, the reporter who wrote the article called "Inside Dreamworld". He doesn't want to talk to them but when they inform him that Bronson was murdered, he changes his mind.
Unfortunately Bronson had refused to talk to Parker about anything, and when the Secretary of Defense, Michael Reed, had made a call, the article got killed. Why was the Secretary of Defense so interested in hiding Dreamworld?
All Parker was able to tell them was that Dreamworld was a covert ops base set up in Afghanistan.
So Beckett (Stana Katic) and McCord seek General Reed, who initially denies knowing anything about Dreamworld or Valkyrie but then gives them a little bit of information "off the books" about Bronson's mission out of Dreamworld.
Meanwhile a concerned Martha calls to check on Castle, since he was removed from his home by Government agents the night before. He plays it off, acting like everything was fine, but talked to both his mother and daughter, before he had to leave to get another shot.
Beckett and her team locate a suspect, Rasheed, who was connected to Bronson's mission in Afghanistan. But when she wrestles him to the ground, all she finds in his backpack are school supplies.
He does have some information though about the night Bronson's mission went down. Rasheed had seen Bronson in the destroyed house that had been the target of an air strike, holding a dead body of a female house servant and leaving with her. He had threatened to kill Rasheed should he mention anything to anybody.
The team gets a hold of the transcript from the mission but too many words have been blacked out to make any sense out of it. So they gain access to the server that holds the original audio data from the fighter jet.
It appears that "Valkyrie" was a female who was in the house at the time of attack. Bronson needed more time to get her out but the air strike couldn't wait so she, the female house servant, died, which meant that they knew that an American operative had been killed during the air strike.
Back in New York, Martha seeks help from Ryan and Esposido, but when they call Beckett, she tells them everything is fine and hangs up on them before heading out to confront the Secretary of Defense about him covering up to give permission to kill an American operative.
He tells her that she is barking up the wrong tree and it will cost her, so he calls the Attorney General and complains about her which rules him out as a suspect.
Castle is running out of time and Beckett is desperate. Just then McCord finds a connection between Parker and the dead operative. She was his fiance.
McCord and Beckett rush to Parker's apartment to find the antidote but it is not there, but they do find blueprints to the building where the toxin was, as well as connections to the Secretary of Defense.
Hoping to catch Parker before he gets to Reed they are on their way to an event where the Secretary of Defense is supposed to give a speech. Just then Castle and Beckett realize that Parker wasn't after Reed at all and hurry to get to his house, where Mrs. Reed is already ill from the toxin Parker gave her.
Castle can barely hold on so Beckett faces off with Parker, trying to reason with him to get the antidote so her fiance could be saved. Parker doesn't care but McCord shows up and pulls a gun on him.
Castle wakes up in hospital surrounded by Beckett, Martha and Alexis. Mrs. Reed pulled through as well. "Next time I say 'I'm dying to see you' let's keep it metaphorical."
Beckett expects repercussions for Reed for withholding information which cost people's lives, but McCord tells her that things didn't were not black and white in this city. Beckett has some thinking to do and needs to figure out if she can live with those facts.
Tune in to an all new episode of "Castle" season 6 next Monday, October 7, at 10/9 p.m. central on ABC.
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