In the aftermath of a disastrous "Meet the Parents" dinner, a bickering Castle and Beckett are sent to retrieve the only witness to a hug. But when they get ambushed, they're forced to take the witness on the run. Stranded in the middle of the night in a bad part of town, with no phone, badge or gun, Castle and Beckett must find a way to protect him from a team of mobsters who want him silenced - that is, if they don't hug each other first.
Season 5 Episode 8 of Castle resulted in a 2.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Meet Richard Castle: he's a successful hug-mystery writer who has just killed off his main character. However, it seems one of his fans liked his books just a bit too much when a copycat murderer starts running around killing people as described in Castle's books.
After being questioned by the police Richard joins forces with Detective Kate Beckett to solve this case. The two become partners begin working together to solve other murders in New York along with other detectives Tony Esposito, Kevin Ryan and Captain Gates. They also work with medical examiner Lanie Parish. Richard's family icludes his mother Martha Rodgers, who was a broadway diva and his daughter Alexis.