Castle

Season 3 Episode 17

Countdown

11
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 28, 2011 on ABC

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  • Trivia

    • When Beckett tries to get a signal inside the storage container, we see "no service" at the bottom of the phone screen. Like all phones, the signal strength on a Palm Pre is a small series of bars on the status bar at the top of the screen. The only way to have the screen display what was seen is if No Service was in the contact list.

  • Quotes

    • Beckett: I always thought, being a cop, I'd take a bullet. I never thought I'd freeze to death.
      Castle: Hey, we're not dead yet.
      Beckett: I just wish this was one of your books and you could rewrite the ending.

    • Agent Fallon: Listen, um... what I do is not who I am. It's just how I have to be. I hope you both understand that.
      Beckett: Why don't we just say it was a pleasure and that we hope that we don't have to do it again?
      Agent Fallon: Fair enough.
      Castle: I-if it does happen again, though, maybe you could just text me, have a code word. "Run."

    • Agent Fallon: I just want you two to know the U.S. attorneys office is gonna be charging them with multiple counts of conspiracy to commit terror. And thanks to you two, we won't have to add the murder of innocent New Yorkers to that allegation.
      Beckett: Well, we were just doing our job. Actually, I was doing my job. I don't know what the hell he was doing.
      Castle: Hey! But that's true.

    • Agent Fallon: You two. Are you always this stubborn and insubordinate?
      Castle: Only when we're trying to save the world.

    • Ryan: We thought you must be out there doing something incredibly stupid against orders, so we sent patrol units everywhere we figured you'd be moronic enough to go. Found Beckett's car, searched the area till we found the light from the storage container.
      Castle: Well, I'm glad my stupidity is predictable.

    • Castle: How cold do you think it is in here?
      Beckett: Um, judging by the way that it feels, I'd say it's well below freezing.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Odpočítávání (Countdown)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 28, 2011 on CTV
      Australia: May 8, 2011 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: June 22, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany: September 30, 2011 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: May 9, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: January 9, 2013 on JOJ

  • Allusions

    • Castle: Well, we're not dead yet. This could be in reference to Monty Python's Spamalot in which there is a musical number called "He is Not Dead Yet".

    • Esposito: I was able to locate all, but two... Evan Bauer and Jack Cochran.
      If you take the last name and first name respectively of both terrorists you get "Jack Bauer" Fox's 24 lead character played by Kiefer Sutherland.
      In an earlier scene, when Agent Fallon goes into the interview room to question the fake Kevin McCann, Esposito hopes that Agent Fallon "goes (all) Jack Bauer on him", a reference to Jack Bauer's propensity to torture suspects during interrogation in "24".

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