Season 4 Episode 5

Eye of the Beholder

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • James Read is the fifth actor from Charmed to guest star on Castle, following Alyssa Milano (season 2's "A Rose for Everafter"), Brian Krause (season 3's "Under the Gun"), Victor Webster (season 3 recurring episodes) and Lochlyn Munro (season 3's "Setup" and Countdown")

    • Goof: At the end, when Castle is seen handing Beckett a cup of coffee, the cup handle is pointing towards Beckett, but in the next shot he is holding the cup by the handle.

  • Quotes

    • Serena: I want to thank you. I couldn't have done this without you. I'm really grateful.
      Beckett: So does that mean you're cutting me in on the finder's fee?
      Serena: I'm not that grateful.

    • Ryan: (while watching Beckett's interrogation with Serena) Rick? You guys on a first-name basis now?
      Esposito: Well, he was making out with (Serena) in the hotel hallway.
      Castle: Beckett told me to stall her.
      Esposito: She also tell you to use tongue?

    • Castle: I don't think (Serena)'s behind this.
      Beckett: Yeah, well, you're thinking with the wrong body part.

    • Serena: I specialized in returning art to their rightful owners, starting with a small Rembrandt an SS officer took from my grandfather.
      Castle: So you were kinda like the, uh, female Indiana Jones, only without the hat and whip.
      Serena: Well, without the hat.
      Castle: It's gettin' hot in here.

    • Vin: Serena. Why you been such a stranger? You don't love me no more?
      Serena: Oh, Vin. I've been busy.
      Vin: Busy with what, (referring to Castle) Jason Bateman over here?
      Castle: Hey, that got me out of a speeding ticket once.

    • Capt. Gates: Beckett! (signalling Beckett to come into her office)
      Ryan: (whispering) Great! What'd you do now?
      Beckett: Shut up!

    • Serena: (to Castle) I'm going back to my hotel. I'd ask you to come, but it's like I said, I don't steal things that belong to someone else.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The insurance investigator's name, Serena Kaye, is close enough to Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, the whip-carrying burglar with a taste for high-stake thefts - in line with this episode's theme.

    • Castle: Looks like somebody gave him liberty and gave him death

      Castle is referencing a quote from Patrick Henry's 1775 Virginia Convention speech in which he said "give me liberty or give me death!"