Season 3 Episode 5

Anatomy of a Murder

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 18, 2010 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: When Beckett and Castle are waiting outside the diner and talking, Beckett's bangs blow across her forehead. The next shot, the bangs are not there, and then on the third shot of her, they are across her forehead again.

    • GOOF: Calderon says Spanish for Nikki Heat is Nikki Fuego. But fuego in Spanish is fire. Nikki Heat would be Nikki Calor in Spanish.

  • Quotes

    • Beckett: Where were you last night between 7:00 and 9:00?
      Greg McClintock
      : Are you asking for my alibi? Seriously?
      Beckett: Seriously.
      Greg McClintock
      : Seriously?
      : Seriously.
      Greg McClintock
      : (at Castle) Seriously?
      : (sternly) Seriously.

    • Castle: I just thought that after everything Greg did for her, they deserved a chance. Besides if it were you and I in Amy's shoes, we'd still be rotting in prison.
      Esposito: Huh, speak for yourself bro. I'd escape.
      Castle: What, you'd just leave me in there?
      Esposito: It's the law of the jungle, I gotta look out for numero uno.
      Castle: Wow. Nothing like a hypothetical prison term to let you know who your friends really are.
      Beckett: Don't worry Castle, I'd get you out.

    • Martha: Very considerate of Gina.
      Castle: Yeah, it was, wasn't it.
      Martha: Uh hmm.
      Castle: You're starting to like her, aren't you?
      Martha: I stopped being emotionally invested in your girlfriends after you dumped that darling Lizzy in Eleventh grade. She was very nice, she was a little over the top but you know...if you're happy, I'm happy.
      (Castle smiles)
      Martha: But, the question is this, when you come right down to it...would you be willing to break her out of prison? Because that my boy is true love.

    • Beckett: So two lovers reunite after 3 years...where would you go?
      Castle: A motel.
      Beckett: Really? That's what you call special?
      Castle: Well I'm assuming they're on a budget.

    • Beckett: Are you getting mail here now?
      Castle: Only when I don't want my daughter to see it. (opens the envelope to show 2 tickets for Taylor Swift concert) Laa...
      Beckett: You're a Taylor Swift fan?
      Castle: They are for Alexis. Cost me an arm and a leg, but Alexis will be thrilled. Apparently she and Ash have a song.
      Beckett: Yeah, well we have a song as well.
      Castle: We do?
      Beckett: Uhuh. "You talk too much" by Clarence Carter.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Anatomie jedné vraždy (Anatomy of a Murder)

    • Featured Music:
      "You Know It's True" by Jules Larson

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 18, 2010 on CTV
      Australia: March 6, 2011 on Channel 7
      Germany: March 25, 2011 on Kabel Eins
      United Kingdom: April 6, 2011 on Alibi
      The Netherlands: May 12, 2011 on SBS 6
      Czech Republic: February 15, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: October 3, 2012 on JOJ

  • Allusions

    • Castle: That makes Greg McDreamy.
      Castle: Well, that totally makes him McSteamy.

      These references to Greg being McDreamy and McSteamy reference two characters on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. They also use the word "seriously" as question and answer repeatedly, as Meredith Grey often does. There is also a play on creator Shonda Rhimes name with one of the doctors being named Dr. Rhonda Chimes.

    • Castle:Very Pulp Fiction.
      Is a reference to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction movie (1994), especially to the scene where Vincent Vega (portrayed by John Travolta) injects Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) with Adrenaline to the heart in order to snap her out of the overdose she was experiencing.

    • Castle: It's like an Alfred Hitchcock movie...
      Alfred Hitchcock was a filmmaker and producer who became famous for his expert and largely unrivaled control of pace and suspense, and his films draw heavily on both fear and fantasy.

    • Castle: Greg pulled a prison break.
      Prison Break is an American serial drama television series that revolves around two brothers; one has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison.