Season 3 Episode 19

Law & Murder

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 28, 2011 on ABC
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When a juror dies in the middle of a murder trial, Castle and Beckett discover that the juror wasn't really as perfect as he appeared to be.

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  • A fun one.

    Sooo while I thought Castle was a bit overreacting because Alexis lied, but when he asked about Brooklyn she starts going off at him like he's extremely guilty and I get invasion of privacy but he's still her dad! And I guess that's the problem of raising a kid where you want to be the cool dad, a friend. I'd rather have my parents track my gps on my phone, and know that I was somewhere else when I lied, in case something happened to me.. opposed to them just ignore everything I was doing, especially if I lied.

    And her lying is pathetic. She tells her dad off for not trusting her, when she couldn't even tell him the truth. BUT I suppose I would lose it myself if I actually knew I was being tracked. So it's kind of hard to take a side, but I don't think Castle deserves to feel bad for what he did. And, BUT, I was glad she came around, and I wouldn't have deleted the app, but I would promise only to use it in certain situations because when something really happens I'd want to track the phone! I thought Alexis going back to pay was good of her though, she has crap friends though! Peer pressuring, bullying, stealing... seriously. You're a good enough person to know better. And it IS that simple, I've done high school and Uni now, it is that simple I'm sorry.

    Fun episode though, I liked the twists and who did what. Sure maybe it's obvious to some people, but it's how you get there!

    While I understood where the DA was coming from, I'm glad this show didn't do anything drama-y and let it slide, justice is justice. But I was kinda glad, he was a dick. You threaten cops etc when you KNOW what's going on. Why draw attention to yourself.

    Seriously, being a bartender at a place and the place having a silent partner... hardly means they knew each other! I mean it's a strong link, but still.. I don't know every owner of a company, I worked in a shop that rented the place, I wouldn't even know who those owners are after 3 years..

    Go Roy for not folding! I liked him going up against a DA and turning down commissioner.

    I loved Castle at the end getting excited about Kate knowing what Forbidden Planet is and pretending not to knowmoreless
  • Captain Roy Montgomery

    So FINALLY we get to see the Captain !!!!

    Normally I am not really interested in the case, more in the Castle-Beckett scenes and Castle-Martha-Alexis scenes but this one really caught my attention :) Even if it was kind of twisted I found out who the killer was the second I saw Layla's brother, however it still was an excellent episode we some Casckett-y goodness at the end, I can't believe Beckett is a Sci-Fi lover :D

    I also love to see daddy Castle even if his reaction ( tracking Alexis' phone) was definetely excessive ! Still the last scene between the father and the daughter was awesomely cute and I hope we will get some more Molly Quinn in the next episodes.

    Great episode!!!moreless
  • 3/25

    "Law and Murder" the latest episode of Castle features a pretty dull storyline, if I had to be honest. The episode was quirky, it was fun and engaging, but the storyline itself was admittedly pretty dull. And what made it worse was how political the show got, with the DA trying to suggest that putting a man away for a crime he did not commit because he committed others was fair and just. I am not saying that notion is entirely untrue or that it does not actually happen, but Castle should not let their opinion on that issue cover the broadcast.

    I did like Wick from Seinfeld popping up as said villain though. Okay episode, but nothing to write home about.moreless
  • He Fought the Law, and the Law Won

    I'm kind of surprised that this episode is only rated a 8.4 I thought that this episode was one of Castle's best! It had everything, good acting, great writting, twist, and unexpected turns, and the conflict between good and evil all shoved into 43 minutes and 9 seconds.

    I only saw the ending coming, because I really really didn't like Lila's brother. I don't know why he just seemed like a jerk, and probably a brat.

    I thought the episode was a fairly clever idea for a crime show (and I've seen amost every crime show episode since 2000) A great episode, and will definetly one day be a Castle Classic.moreless
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Nick Keller

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Ray Stoney

Ray Stoney

Otis Williams

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Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison

Lou Karnacki

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Captain Montgomery goes to District Attorney Lou Karnacki's office, Karnacki offers him some 1875 St. Miriam whiskey. This whiskey, in its trademark red bottle, is from the secret stash discovered in the basement of The Old Haunt in episode 3x10 Last Call.

    • Goof: When Castle and Beckett are standing in front of the whiteboard discussing a conspiracy theory, Castle starts the scene with a mug balanced on his right hand. Beckett walks across the scene between Castle and the camera and in the second that it takes Beckett to pass, the mug has jumped to Castle's left hand.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Castle: (pulls out his phone and starts texting) Heir to the Addison fortune is murdered and, during the trial, a juror is murdered as well. This has all the makings of a John Grisham novel.
      Beckett: What are you doing?
      Castle: I'm, uh, texting my poker group. Calling dibs on this story.

    • Lanie: He was poisoned all right. Pink lividity, the smell of bitter almonds. Test strip came back positive for cyanide.
      Castle: Cyanide. That is fantastic! (Lanie looks at him) Unless you're the juror.

    • Alexis: How did you know where I was? Are you having me followed? Monitoring my metro card? Checking my credit... my phone! Dad, tell me you are not tracking my phone.
      Castle: Okay, look, this is not about what I did. It's about what you did. You lied to me.
      Alexis: Says the man who violated his daughter's civil rights.
      Castle: Okay, technically, I would have to be the government to violate...
      Alexis: You're tracking my every move.
      Castle: Not your every move.
      Alexis: Welcome to George Orwell's 1984, with my father as Big Brother.
      Castle: This isn't about...
      Alexis: What's next, a chip in my brain?!
      Castle: Whatever it takes when you're keeping secrets from me.
      Alexis: You know what? If you're so interested in what I'm doing, why don't you ask your phone? I'm sure there's an app for that.

    • D.A. Karnacki: First rule of being a lawyer is never ask a question you don't want an answer to.
      Captain Montgomery: I guess it's good I'm not a lawyer.
      D.A. Karnacki: Yeah, well, that's the problem with you cops. You live on the corner of black and white. But over here, on this side of the street, it's just gray.

    • Castle: Alexis said she'd be in the Village today, but she's over in Williamsburg.
      Beckett: Well, how do you know she's in Williamsburg?
      Castle: GPS tracked her phone.
      Beckett: You tracked her phone?
      Castle: Yeah. Super cool app I just downloaded. I can see where she is at anytime.
      Beckett: Does she know that you're doing this?
      Castle: What, are you kidding? No, she'd kill me.
      Beckett: And be justified.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "I hope this gets to you" by The Daylights

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 28, 2011 on CTV
      Australia: May 29, 2011 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: July 6, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany: October 14, 2011 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: May 23, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: January 23, 2013 on JOJ

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Smrtelné přelíčení (Fatal Trial)