Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 27, 2009 on ABC

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  • A woman is found drowned in a bathtub of motor oil and Beckett and Castle must uncover the events that led to this murder. A murder that is related to a environmental terrorist groups acts twenty years before.

    Poker, poker, and more poker... Castle and Beckett try to figure out who's bluffing when it comes to a dead but long wanted fugitive from the law.

    A woman who had been leading a double life as a wife and a environmentalist terrorist collide when she is found dead in a cheap New York flop house bathtub. It turns out the woman was involved in a bombing of an oil tanker after the Exxon Valdez debacle. The bombing killed the terrorist's accomplice and put the Captain of the Tanker in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. Also the bomb maker was sent up for fifteen years for building the bomb. The only person who seemed to be free was the one person who could not have her story cooberated by anyone else. Or could she?

    Bring in the shlokey murder writer (no not Castle :)) and we have a new suspect. It seems that the woman who was wanted was writing a tell all about her adventure and using a ghost writer. She was telling the story of a woman who had second thoughts and regrets over the bombing, but what she didn't know was she was describing her partner who was not killed but blown overboard. Some of the best scenes tonight were the two times Beckett and Castle tried to make each other look good in front of their proteges. Both of them lost in two separate games by going out even though they had better hands than the other one so they could allow the other to save face. First Castle with his Mom and the other detectives when he has a full house, then Beckett with Aces over Queens against Castle in front of the Mayor, Commissioner, and her Captain. They both knew the other did it afterwords so don't worry, they were figuring out a way to solve their little problem at the end of the episode.

    In the end the murder was an accident and it turns out our little fugitive probably got her own medicine in that she was going to kill her partner and had it all planned out. Unfortunately she lost in the end as did everyone involved in the original plot.

    Thanks for reading...
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