“CASTLE” – “The Blue Butterfly” -- When Castle and Beckett investigate the killing of a treasure hunter, they discover the case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 involving a hard-boiled private detective. Castle realizes the only way to solve the present-day murder is to solve the murder from the past. The 1947 case comes to life through stylized flashbacks, featuring Castle as the private eye and Beckett as a femme fatale, on “Castle,” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET). Mark Pellegrino guest stars.
“CASTLE” – “Pandora” – In the first episode of a two-part “Castle” event, Castle and Beckett pursue a ruthless killer who, they discover, is part of a sinister, international conspiracy. Castle and Beckett are joined on the case by Sophia Conrad (guest star Jennifer Beals, “The Chicago Code,” “Flashdance”), a smart, sexy CIA operative who has a complicated past with Castle. Josh Stamberg, (“Drop Dead Diva”) also guest stars as Martin Danberg, an intelligence officer, on “Castle,” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The second episode in this story arc, “Linchpin,” airs Monday, February 20.
“CASTLE” – “Linchpin” – In the explosive conclusion to a two-part story arc, Castle & Beckett race to find the “Linchpin” in order to stop the first domino in a chain of events which will plunge the United States into war, on “Castle,” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET). Also in the episode, Jennifer Beals (“The Chicago Code,” “Flashdance”) continues as Sophia Conrad – a smart, commanding and sexy CIA operative who was Castle’s inspiration for Clara Strike in the “Derrick Storm” series of books; and Josh Stamberg (“Drop Dead Diva”) is back as intelligence officer Martin Danberg.
We have official confirmation that Beals character was the inspiration for Clara Strike.