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  • Meet Richard Castle, a successful murder-mystery writer who just killed off his main character. It seems one of his fans liked his books just a bit too much when a copycat murderer started 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' and begin working together to solve other murders in New York City along with other detectives Javier Esposito, Kevin Ryan and Captain Roy Montgomery, later Captain Victoria Gates. They also work with medical examiner Lanie Parish. Richard's family includes his mother Martha Rodgers, who was a Broadway diva and his daughter Alexis. The show is produced by ABC Studios and Beacon Television. ABC debuted the show on March 9, 2009. Castle was given a 10 episode order for the first season and was renewed for a full second, third season and fourth season. Parental TV Rating: TV-14moreless

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Nathan Fillion

    Richard Castle

  • Stana Katic

    Lt. Kate Beckett

  • Susan Sullivan

    Martha Rodgers

  • Seamus Dever

    Kevin Ryan

  • Jon Huertas

    Javier Esposito

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (678)

    • Beckett:: Well, I guess this is it.
      Castle:: Well it doesn't have to be, we could go to dinner. Debrief each other.
      Beckett:: Why Castle? So I can be another one of your conquests?
      Castle:: Or I can be one of yours.
      Beckett:: It was nice to meet you Castle.
      Castle:: It's too bad, it would have been great.
      Beckett:: You have no idea.

    • Beckett:: What the hell were you thinking? You could have gotten yourself killed.
      Castle:: No the safety was on the whole time
      Beckett:: You know you could have told me
      Castle:: Where's the fun in that?

    • Castle:: Life should be an adventure. Do you want to know why I killed Derek? There were no more surprises. I knew exactly what was going to happen every moment of every scene. It's just like these parties they become so predictable, 'I'm your biggest fan, where do you get your ideas'.
      Alexis:: And the ever popular 'will you sign my chest'.
      Castle:: That one I don't mind so much.

    • Martha:It's my fault, really. He never had a father figure. Castle: Oh, that's not true, mother. I had lots of father figures.

    • Martha: Really, dollface? Who does homework at a party? Alexis: I have a test next week. Martha: So do I. Liver function. And you don't see me studying!

    • Castle: (to Alexis) I just want someone to like come up to me and say something new. Beckett: Mr. Castle? Castle: (turns around holding a pen) Where would you like it? Beckett: (holding a badge) Detective Kate Beckett, NYPD. We need to ask you a few questions about a murder that took place earlier tonight. Alexis: That's new.

    • Beckett: Welcome to reality, superstar. Castle: Well, I never did much like reality.

    • Beckett: (about Castle) He's like a nine year old on a sugar rush. Totally incapable of taking anything seriously.

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    Notes (323)

    • Detective Beckett's hairstyle changes multiple times throughout the episode, as does the length of her hair.  Even the squad room had two versions in the episode. This is because the episode was originally filmed as a 37-minute presentation in New York, and then filled out as a full-length episode, with additional scenes, in Los Angeles several months later after the show was accepted by ABC as a series.

    • Music:
      "I Can't Say No" by Rodgers and Hammerstein - Oklahoma! Album. (Martha singing)
      "When I Grow Up" by The Pussycat Dolls
      "Stop and Stare" by One Republic (ending theme)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Květiny na tvůj hrob
      France: Des fleurs pour ta tombe

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: January 13, 2010 on JOJ Germany: February 6, 2010 on Kabel Eins United Kingdom: April 7, 2010 on alibi Finland: April 28, 2010 on Nelonen Czech Republic: September 8, 2010 on Prima

    • Music: "So What" by Pink "Come On In" by Tommy Fields

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: January 13, 2010 on JOJ Germany: February 13, 2010 on Kabel Eins United Kingdom: April 14, 2010 on Alibi Finland: May 5, 2010 on Nelonen Czech Republic: September 15, 2010 on Prima

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Mrtvá chůva (Dead Nanny)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Ruská ruleta (Russian Roulette)

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    Trivia (131)

    • Two different versions for the squad room were used. The first one, used until Beckett and Castle went to interview Harrison Tisdale, had a reddish wall in it. After seeing Harrison, they are in the version used throughout the rest of the series.

    • In the beginning of the episode, while viewing Alison Tisdale's body, Medical Examiner Lanie Parish mentions that Beckett should try a little lipstick, however it clear that she already has lipstick on.

    • In this episode we learn the title of several of Castle's novels: Death of a Prom QueenHell Hath No Fury, Flowers for Your Grave, Storm Fall, Gathering Storm, Storm's Break and When it Comes to Slaughter.

    • In the television show Castle's books are published by Black Pawn; whereas in reality, the Castle books are published by Hyperion.

    • When the detectives flip open the book of the suspect with the scribbled drawings in it; the title is Storm Fall. This is the book that Castle gives Beckett an advanced copy of at the end of the show. A goof? Or maybe the suspect attended the launch party at the start of the episode, or got the book from one of the guests.

    • Goof: When Beckett approaches Castle at the party and takes him to the police station he has a clean shave. In the interrogation room he suddenly has a more than one day growth of beard. When he returns home some hours later, he again has a clean shave.

    • When Castle and Beckett are on their way to meet the victim's friend Chloe in the playground, campaign posters for City Counselor Jeff Horn can be seen on pillars and walls. In a later episode, Hell Hath No Fury, Jeff Horn is murdered and Beckett and Castle look for his killer.

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, Castle is typing on his laptop. He then closes it and puts it on his desk. Seconds later, when he's looking at the photograph, you can see the laptop open again on the desk in the background. When the camera is panning out, it appears to be closed again.

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    Allusions (118)

    • One of the cops says that Castle is more fun than Shark Week. This is a reference to the 1988 documentary Shark Week about sharks.

    • Martha: That makes about as much sense as Mousetrap.

      This is a reference to the Agatha Christie murder mystery play which is the longest running show of its type in the world. It has been running in the West End of London since 1952. By tradition, at the end of each performance, audiences are asked not to reveal the identity of the killer to anyone outside the theatre, to ensure that the end of the play isn't spoiled for future audiences.

    • Castle mentions the soap opera One Life to Live. Nathan Fillion appeared on the soap as Joe/Joey.

    • The title is an allusion to the 2006 film, "Nanny McPhee."

    • Castle's ring tone is from the start of J.S. Bach's "Toccata & Fugue in D minor".

    • (Before shooting Donny) Max Heller: Goodbye, Mr. Anderson. Quoting the famous line used by Agent Smith throughout the Matrix trilogy.

    • Castle's ringtone when his mother calls is Richard Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries".

    • Richard Castle: You have the bridge Number One. This is a reference to Star Trek: the Next Generation. Captain Picard would regularly mention this when having to leave the bridge and handing over command to Commander Riker, his second in command, or Number One.

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  • Fan Reviews (331)
  • Love it

    By Orcina12, Dec 16, 2015

  • From a former devout fan.

    By ikos, Mar 26, 2014

  • How to save Castle, make it must see again, and gain about 3 million viewers

    By joelcalderone, Nov 22, 2015

  • Mr & Mrs Castle

    By srogan, Nov 25, 2015

  • What is wrong with your writers

    By judithpittman56, Nov 25, 2015