At the beginning of season 2 Kate Beckett is still upset with Castle for looking into her mother’s case, which she had closed a while back as it was taking over her entire life. She feared that she would drown in it and left it. While she is still stewing in anger Captain Montgomery makes her sit with a journalist who is writing about her crime-solving partnership with Castle. Kate reluctantly sits for the interview while Castle poses with two hot models in skimpy cop outfits for the photographs. They are called to investigate a dead body found up a tree, which gets abducted on the way to the morgue, leaving them drawn into the world of drug smuggling, the Russian mob and high stakes poker in Chinatown.
Castle also apologizes to Kate for butting in and she forgives him. Next Castle & Beckett make a bet with Esposito & Ryan on who solves their murder first but find that the two deaths are connected. Then we have a model who is killed by her boyfriend who thought that she was cheating on him. While on the case Castle runs into a young model who used to babysit Alexis and he brings them together for a reunion. Castle’s first book featuring Nikki Heat is out as they investigate a conman’s death. Castle & Beckett must next solve the death of a promising young comic book writer who also was into the vampire culture. One of my fav episodes is the death of a rising music star, singer of a rock band and how she gave hints of who killed her in the lyrics of her last song.
Castle and Beckett have their hands full looking into the death of a man whose body is found stuffed in a garbage chute when two women arrive to identify the body – one claiming to be the victim’s wife, the other his fiancée. Meanwhile, Alexis volunteers at the precinct as part of a civics class project, and works to track down the owner of a packet of photos left over from a case gone cold years ago. Another great episode is of a man who has amnesia might have been a witness to the murder of a art gallery owner. Castle reconnects with a former girlfriend on her wedding day when one of her bridesmaids is found murdered, causing sparks to fly between them once again, and Beckett to have to deal with the possibility of being jealous. Castle tries to hide from Beckett the fact that a newspaper that ranked him as one of the city’s most eligible bachelors also linked them romantically.
The duo also investigate the death of a college student who moonlighted as a dominatrix. Beckett and Castle team up with experienced FBI Special Agent Jordan Shaw in the hunt for a serial killer with an apparent obsession for ‘Nikki Heat’ and later it turns out that Beckett herself in the next target. Her apartment is blown up but Beckett finds shelter and when the killer kidnaps Shaw to get to Beckett Beckett finds herself relying on Castle’s instincts as a mystery writer to save Shaw and herself. Then a talkshow host, who interviewed Castle on his show is dead the next morning and the investigation finds that his sidekick did it. Meanwhile Beckett starts a brief relationship with a robbery detective Tom Demming who assists on a few cases. Castle begins to feel like the third wheel even going so far as to compete with Demming in solving cases but at the end of the season he invites his ex-wife Gina, who is also his editor.
Against this backdrop, Castle and Beckett struggle inwardly with their feelings for each other, even though Beckett is officially dating Demming and Castle is severely behind in his writing for the second Nikki Heat book. Castle tells Beckett that the case will be their last for a while as he is going to his house in the Hamptons for the entire summer, finish his book and Gina joins him. Beckett is stunned as she had realize that she has feelings for an broke things off with Demming. Montgomery, Ryan, Lainey, Esposito & Beckett have a send off for Castle at the station before he leaves.