Season 5 Episode 1

After the Storm

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 24, 2012 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Ryan goes to Beckett's apartment, he shows her an old picture of Smith, which is a copy of the photo that was missing from Capt Montgomery's wedding album, in which Smith is standing in the left of the photo with his right hand facing the camera, holding a wine glass. After Ryan leaves, Beckett and Castle discuss who Smith could be with Castle brandishing a different picture of Smith. This photos shows Smith standing nearer the right of the photo with his left hand facing the camera, now holding a champagne glass, and wearing the watch that ultimately identifies him (". .. a Nautilus 3800", Castle says, "... when it came out in 1981.") clearly visible. Also, previous shots of the wedding album in other episodes, and this as well, depict all the photos in landscape format, whereas the pictures of Smith seen here are in portrait format.

    • Goof: When Martha enters Castle's bedroom, Beckett is hiding in the closet with with a pillow clutched in front of her. The previous scene showed the other pillows on the bed. When Martha leaves the room, Castle ducks as a thrown pillow flies by. It's not shown who throws the pillow but it's implied that Beckett threw it. The problem is with the scene that follows where you can see that Beckett in the closet is still clutching the pillow in front of her.

  • Quotes

    • Castle: (after Esposito hands Beckett his backup extra gun) Nice! What about for me?
      Esposito: What? You mean an extra extra piece?

    • Beckett: Whoever it is you think I am, whatever it is you think you know about me, you have no idea what I'm capable of or how far I will go. I am done being afraid. It's your turn now. (hits him with her gun)
      Senator Bracken: Agh!
      Beckett: That's gonna leave a nasty scar. Every time you see it, think of me.

    • Castle: (about her first hangover) Well, Alexis, as your father, I have to say, that I am... deeply disappointed in you, and yet, oddly proud.

    • Capt. Gates: Let's say you happened to be in the area. How do you explain the fact that Maddox, the killer we're searching for and the man who shot you last year, is the one lying there dead?
      Castle: Bad karma.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Tamala Jones (Lanie Parish) does not appear in this episode.

    • Additional Crew Credits:
      Chris Corrado - Production Staff
      Saray Deiseil - Production Staff
      Nicole Rodgers - Production Staff
      Kelly Boris - Production Staff
      Adam Frost - Production Staff
      Drew Yeager - Production Staff

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 24, 2012 on CTV
      Australia: October 29, 2012 on Channel 7
      Serbia: January 15, 2013 on FOX
      Germany: February 1, 2013 on Kabel 1

  • Allusions