Castle season 8
Rick and Beckett in Castle season 8 ABC

After a special episode on Sunday, 14 February, Castle season 8 is returning to its usual Monday airtime with episode 11 Dead Red. After being grilled by public defender Caleb Brown, Richard Castle will move on to a new case that will be another dangerous mission for his wife Kate Beckett and him.

The official synopsis of the Episode 11 reads: When the son of a Russian diplomat turns up murdered, Beckett and Castle find themselves in a dangerous game of international crime and punishment, with Castle having to entertain a jovial Russian security officer who winds up more involved than anyone planned.

Click here to watch the episode via live stream online. Castle season 8 airs every Monday on ABC network.

In the previous episode, defence lawyer Caleb ruthlessly exposed the mystery novelist's history of memory losses, thereby proving him a weak witness for the murder of a well-regarded reporter named Sadie. The lawyer proves that the murder was in fact a crime of passion and that Sadie was killed by her husband when he discovered that the reporter was in a same-sex relationship with Nina.

Castle saw Nina running over the dead body of Sadie and assumed that she killed her. Post the trial, Ryan and Esposito praise Caleb's calibre as a criminal prosecutor but Rick remains shocked after being exposed to his painful past.

In the upcoming episode, he and his detective wife will investigate the murder of a Russian diplomat and during the investigation they become entangled in a web of crime and punishment.

Season 8 is lacking in Caskett romance but fans need not have to wait more as co-showrunner Alexi Hawley has hinted that jealousy will bring them back to their magical romantic best in episode 16.

"in [Episode] 816, we will be doing a little Beckett/Lucy/ Castle [interaction], a bit of jealousy," Hawley told TV Line.