- Castle and Beckett wake up handcuffed together in a basement. After following leads from a discovered John Doe, the pair ends up in an abandoned house.
- An old lady in a cage asks for help and the next thing you know, Caskett is in a basement shot with a tranquilizer.
- Ryan and Esposito, along with Captain Gates, follow the breadcrumbs left by Castle and Beckett to the abandoned house where Castle and Beckett were being kept.
- Caskett tries to find a way out and kicks a wall through to discover a tiger on the other side. They stand on top of a freezer as the tiger makes its way into the room.
- Ryan and Espo hear their calls for help. The old lady, along with her sons, were trafficking tigers and the John Doe had been their driver.