Richard Castle is called in to help police after two murders look very similar to murders from his books.
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Captain Roy Montgomery
Det. Kate Beckett
Two different versions for the squad room were used. The first one, used until Beckett and Castle went to interview Harrison Tisdale, had a reddish wall in it. After seeing Harrison, they are in the version used throughout the rest of the series.
In the beginning of the episode, while viewing Alison Tisdale's body, Medical Examiner Lanie Parish mentions that Beckett should try a little lipstick, however it clear that she already has lipstick on.
In this episode we learn the title of several of Castle's novels: Death of a Prom Queen, Hell Hath No Fury, Flowers for Your Grave, Storm Fall, Gathering Storm, Storm's Break and When it Comes to Slaughter.
In the television show Castle's books are published by Black Pawn; whereas in reality, the Castle books are published by Hyperion.
When the detectives flip open the book of the suspect with the scribbled drawings in it; the title is Storm Fall. This is the book that Castle gives Beckett an advanced copy of at the end of the show. A goof? Or maybe the suspect attended the launch party at the start of the episode, or got the book from one of the guests.
Goof: When Beckett approaches Castle at the party and takes him to the police station he has a clean shave. In the interrogation room he suddenly has a more than one day growth of beard. When he returns home some hours later, he again has a clean shave.
Beckett:: Well, I guess this is it.
Castle:: Well it doesn't have to be, we could go to dinner. Debrief each other.
Beckett:: Why Castle? So I can be another one of your conquests?
Castle:: Or I can be one of yours.
Beckett:: It was nice to meet you Castle.
Castle:: It's too bad, it would have been great.
Beckett:: You have no idea.
Beckett:: What the hell were you thinking? You could have gotten yourself killed.
Castle:: No the safety was on the whole time
Beckett:: You know you could have told me
Castle:: Where's the fun in that?
Castle:: Life should be an adventure. Do you want to know why I killed Derek? There were no more surprises. I knew exactly what was going to happen every moment of every scene. It's just like these parties they become so predictable, 'I'm your biggest fan, where do you get your ideas'.
Alexis:: And the ever popular 'will you sign my chest'.
Castle:: That one I don't mind so much.
Martha:It's my fault, really. He never had a father figure.
Castle: Oh, that's not true, mother. I had lots of father figures.
Martha: Really, dollface? Who does homework at a party?
Alexis: I have a test next week.
Martha: So do I. Liver function. And you don't see me studying!
Castle: (to Alexis) I just want someone to like come up to me and say something new.
Beckett: Mr. Castle?
Castle: (turns around holding a pen) Where would you like it?
Beckett: (holding a badge) Detective Kate Beckett, NYPD. We need to ask you a few questions about a murder that took place earlier tonight.
Alexis: That's new.
Beckett: Welcome to reality, superstar.
Castle: Well, I never did much like reality.
Beckett: (about Castle) He's like a nine year old on a sugar rush. Totally incapable of taking anything seriously.
Castle: (to Alexis) When I was your age I... wait. I can't tell that story. It's wildly inappropriate. Which, oddly enough, is my point. Don't you want wildly inappropriate stories that you can't tell your children?
Beckett: Says here that you stole a police horse...
Beckett: And you were nude at the time.
Castle: It was spring.
Kate: Are you here to annoy me?
Castle: I'm here for the story.
(Castle asked Beckett for photos of the murders)
Richard Castle: I'm not asking for the bodies. Just the pictures.
Castle: That's too easy. The reader would never buy it.
Kate: This isn't one of your books, Castle. Out here, we find a guy standing over a body with a gun, he's usually the guy who did it.
Esposito: (about Castle) The man's got the Mayor on speed dial. The rich really are different.
Kate: You want him? He's yours.
Esposito: A control freak like you with something you can't control? No, no, that's gonna be more fun than Shark Week.
Martha: (to Castle) Hang on, Sweetie. I just got a hit on my graydar. Bingo. No ring. Stand back, kids. Momma's going fishing.
Kate: No signs of struggle. He knew her.
Lanie: Even bought her flowers. Who says romance is dead?
Kate: I do. Every Saturday night.
Lanie: A little lipstick wouldn't hurt.
Alexis: If I'm gonna have to keep bailing you out, you're going to have to raise my allowance... a lot.
(Whilst being held at gun point by Jonathan Tisdale)
Det. Kate Beckett: Castle, you ok?
Richard Castle: Yeah, but this psycho here needs a breath mint.
Richard Castle: You know, a little cops gone wild?
Detective Beckett's hairstyle changes multiple times throughout the episode, as does the length of her hair. Even the squad room had two versions in the episode. This is because the episode was originally filmed as a 37-minute presentation in New York, and then filled out as a full-length episode, with additional scenes, in Los Angeles several months later after the show was accepted by ABC as a series.
"I Can't Say No" by Rodgers and Hammerstein - Oklahoma! Album. (Martha singing)
"When I Grow Up" by The Pussycat Dolls
"Stop and Stare" by One Republic (ending theme)
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Květiny na tvůj hrob
France: Des fleurs pour ta tombe
Original International Air Dates:
Slovakia: January 13, 2010 on JOJ
Germany: February 6, 2010 on Kabel Eins
United Kingdom: April 7, 2010 on alibi
Finland: April 28, 2010 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: September 8, 2010 on Prima
One of the cops says that Castle is more fun than Shark Week. This is a reference to the 1988 documentary Shark Week about sharks.
Martha: That makes about as much sense as Mousetrap.
This is a reference to the Agatha Christie murder mystery play which is the longest running show of its type in the world. It has been running in the West End of London since 1952. By tradition, at the end of each performance, audiences are asked not to reveal the identity of the killer to anyone outside the theatre, to ensure that the end of the play isn't spoiled for future audiences.
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