The Fifth Bullet

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 12/7/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Castle and Beckett investigate an art dealer who is shot in his gallery, but a bullet is inexplicably missing from the crime scene. Following the trail of the missing fifth bullet, the team discovers the only witness - who appears to be suffering from amnesia.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Grae

  • John Terlesky

  • Marc Blucas

    Jeremy Preswick

  • Anne Dudek

    Emma Keane

  • Nathan Fillion

    Richard Castle

  • Photos (5)
  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Paintings and fakes

    By Jemma494, May 07, 2012

  • When an art dealer is found murdered a fifth bullet seems to be missing from the scene until a man walks in with amnesia and the bullet is found in a copy of a Russian novel he is carrying. Eventually all signs point to him as the killer.

    By jyarter, Dec 09, 2009

  • It is a given that there are no "ice holes" on this cast or crew!

    By sandbur, Dec 08, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Castle: Why, Detective Beckett. I had no idea you were a romantic. Beckett: I also sleep with a gun. I bet you didn't know that either.

    • Jeremy: An ex-wife that I can't remember. Castle: Hey! Some men would consider you lucky.

    • Beckett: He's got asthma. He's allergic to cats. He reads. Ryan: And he's good at math and he can't draw. Put it together. He's your average maths athlete with a lot of crap in his pockets.

    • Beckett: Good thing he reads. Ryan: Good thing he reads Russian Literature. If the guy was a Nicholas Sparks fan, he'd be dead.

    • Ryan: CSU's re-swept the scene, twice, no sign of our fifth bullet. Castle: I'm telling you, ice bullet. Esposito: Nah Bro, an ice bullet would still make a bullet-hole. Ryan: You mean ice-hole. Castle: What did you just call me?

    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Pátá kulka (The Fifth Bullet)

    • Original International Airdates: Canada: December 09.2009 on A Channel Australia: February 21, 2010 on Channel 7 Slovakia: November 2, 2010 on JOJ Germany: November 19, 2010 on Kabel Eins United Kingdom: December 1, 2010 on Alibi Finland: January 2, 2011 on Nelonen Czech Republic: February 9, 2011 on Prima

    • Featured Music: "All We Need Is Love" by Jenni Alpert, "Chin Up" by Amy Stroup

    Trivia (2)

    • Both Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Marc Blucas (Jeremy) are alumni of Joss Whedon shows. Blucas was a regular on Buffy the Vampire Slayer for several years while Fillion had a short, but evil, stint on Buffy's last season. He was also the lead in Firefly and played Captain Hammer in Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

    • Jeremy Presswick's apartment building is located in 106th Street, NY, NY 10272 as listed on the Witness Statement of his super.

    Allusions (1)

    • Castle: Stephen King wrote stories about bloodthirsty cars and sold millions of copies. I figure, why be limited by logic? Castle is of course referring to King's 1983 horror novel Christine, which was made into a film the very same year.

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