Castle

A Death in the Family

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 5/11/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a plastic surgeon. Meanwhile, Alexis has her first prom and Castle snoops around Beckett's past with surprising results.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bryan Spicer

  • Andrew W. Marlowe

  • Bailey Chase

    Will Sorenson

  • Ion Overman

    Candace Robinson

  • Robert Picardo

    Clark Murray

  • Photos (16)
  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • A great end to the first season!

    By trm6, Jun 03, 2009

  • A very good ending for the season, leaving us wondering about the two protagonists' personal relationship in the future, and putting in a nice family touch at the same time.

    By Lyta_499, May 16, 2009

  • The season finale really shows us why we love this show.

    By McBradd, May 19, 2009

  • *** Spoiler-free *** Exciting and intense story, entertaining guest characters, convincing Stana Katic performance but awkward genres mix, anecdotic Alexis arc and missing ex-wife

    By goa103, Apr 09, 2010

  • A complex mob murder and Castle finds too much information about Beckett's mother's murder.

    By whiteraven2005, May 14, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Castle:: If I say yes will you promise to stay out past your bedtime and have a good time?
      Alexis:: Yes!
      Castle:: Not... Not too good a time.
      Alexis:: Dad, all we've done is hold hands
      Castle:: Eww, okay please, don't need details

    • Capt. Montgomery (about a suspect who has undergone many face lifts): At the very least, she should be arrested for violating the laws of nature.

    • Beckett: You want to ask the mob who the witness is? Castle: Clearly they already know who he is if they're trying to kill him. Like you said, he's gotta be a significant witness in a pretty big case. Beckett: So what do we do? Hop in the car and drive down to the Bada Bing?

    • Esposito: Wow, look at her. How can anyone do that to themselves? Castle: Right? It's like she escaped from the Island of Dr. Moreau. Beckett: Come on guys, she's not an animal. She's a human being. Castle: Yeah, I know but...wait are you being sincere, or quoting the Elephant Man?

    • Beckett: I'm not running a background check on your daughter's date. Castle: Oh, come on! She says he's quiet, he keeps to himself, and he lives with his parents. Tell me that doesn't sound like a serial killer to you!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Vražedná identita (Murderous Identity)

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: February 24, 2010 on JOJ Germany: April 10, 2010 on Kabel Eins United Kingdom: June 10, 2010 on Alibi Finland: June 30, 2010 on Nelonen Czech Republic: November 10, 2010 on Prima

    • Featured Music: "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag" by Minnutes scene: (Opening Scenes) The car containing the plastic surgeon's body is towed. "More to Luv" by Minnutes scene: Castle is sleeping in a chair when Alexis comes home with her prom date. "I Know You Are But What Am I?" by Mogwai scene: Castle's mother tells him that he has to tell Beckett what information he found while looking into her mother's murder. "Comes and Goes (In Waves)" by Greg Laswell scene: Kate talks to a recovering Will in the hospital and Castle shows up to talk to Beckett.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: After Castle suggests they should check out the billing department of the hospital, we see him coming back to the office with 2 cups of coffee. He gets near Beckett and after she gives Esposito a paper with an account number, the camera angle cuts back to Castle and he's now holding only one cup of coffee with both hands.

    Allusions (3)

    • Castle: Yeah, I know but...wait are you being sincere, or quoting the Elephant Man? The Elephant Man was a 1980 film starring Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt about a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak.

    • Beckett: So what do we do? Hop in the car and drive down to the Bada Bing? The Bada Bing! is a fictional go-go bar from the HBO drama television series The Sopranos.

    • Castle: Right? It's like she escaped from the Island of Dr. Moreau. The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1977 film, which is based on the 1896 book of the same name by H.G. Wells, starring Burt Lancaster and Michael York about an island inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings. The film was remade in 1996 and starred Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando.

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