Season 2 Episode 10

One Man's Treasure

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 23, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a man stuffed down a garbage chute. Things get complicated when both his wife and fiancée come in to identify the body.

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  • more of a comment on the show in general as oppose to this particular episode...

    okay, so i completely adore the characters and i'm glad that the show is doing respectably well. castle, specifically makes the show for me (i heart nathan fillion) and beckette is growing on me, the daughter is fun and witty, the mom is jokes, and the duo have their moments too. the stories are generally good, at times convoluted and sometimes predictable but more or less castle tends to provide good entertainment. now the only thing that i am missing from this show is a little bit of DRAMA! they touched on it a tiny itty bit when castle started digging into beckett's past but they since then have come to a complete stop in the audience grabbing drama department. i feel that it's time to drop a little bomb for one of the main characters. something that can give the show a few more dimensions. don't get me wrong, i love the witty banter and the flirtatious fun but a little more substance is due soon...that's just my two cents.moreless
  • A man is found dead in the garbage shoot at an apartment building. As things start coming together it is discovered he had a wife, a fiancee, and two different identities as well as affiliations with more than one company.moreless

    This episode was definitely driven and carried by the actors. The story itself was trying to be extremely clever, but just seemed to outfox itself with the little intricacies of the plot.

    One of the best attributes that Castle himself has is his juvenile nature. All men have it and his thrives. You had to love the helicopter opening which is typical and then the comment about police tactical training. We all have our excuses for acting or playing out. In a way we see this in the other men that Castle works with as well. It almost seems at times like Beckett is the watchful mother trying to make sure no one gets into trouble. Generally just turning a blind eye to the antics of the men including Captain Montgomery. I especially liked the point in the episode in which she chastised both Castle and Montgomery for their comments. Beckett sort of keeps them in line.

    As far as the plot of the story goes, the story got a little convoluted. I believe you have to see it for yourself to understand what happened and all of the supposed twists and turns. In the end it was sort of nice that Beckett and Castle could tell the wife what really had been going on. One had to wonder why she didn't at least know some of what was going on. Also, what about the twenty grand he got from his brother-in-law? That sort of went nowhere! What was that all about or was it just a red herring to throw us off?

    All in all a character driven episode with a lot of Beckett, Castle, Alexis, and the boys in the station doing their thing. I wouldn't want to see too many episodes like this. Also it would be nice to get back into some chemistry driven episodes with Beckett/Castle situations. Of course I understand we'll see something of the sort when Alyssa Milano shows up. It should be fun. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • "Castle! Get pictures!"...

    ...had the squad room boys (and I do mean boys) looking to document a chick fight, all in the name of evidence gathering, of course!

    The infantile side of Castle is definitely rubbing off on those in his working environment and it works on this show, because the characters are so cohesive. And also because the basic character attributes of the scripted personalities is completely and obviously UNlike the antics they employ. The Alexis sideline story in this episode "fit" a little less well than the side stories usually do; it just seemed a bit contrived, but on the other hand, it did develop her as a true chipette off the old block, albeit with a bit more maturity than the block often displays! So over all, it was a forgivable interlude.

    The case was an interesting conundrum. I figured the "fiance" from the start, but not in the way it turned out. And it wasn't until they revisited the CEO of the New York company for the second time that I figured he might have a role, but again, not quite as nefarious as it ended up.

    Consistently good. Actually, consistently better...moreless
Alex Skuby

Alex Skuby

Charlie DePetro

Guest Star

Perrey Reeves

Perrey Reeves

Helen Parker

Guest Star

DB Woodside

DB Woodside

Lance Carlberg

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Castle: (referring to the cat fight between Helen and Sarah) That was a great Desperate Housewives moment, the way Sarah just rubbed Helen's face in it!

      The in-joke here is that Nathan Fillion, who plays Rick Castle, had the recurring role of Dr. Adam Mayfair on Desperate Housewives during the 2007-08 season.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Beckett: Well?
      Castle: Alexis? She's fine. You know, her first day of preschool, I hid outside in the bushes all day just to make sure she was all right.
      Capt. Montgomery: The first time my son went to summer camp, I followed the bus all the way to the Adirondacks.
      Beckett: You two are both either very sweet or very creepy.

    • Castle: You know what math doesn't add up for me?
      Beckett: Hmm.
      Castle: Two wives.
      Beckett: One wife too many for you?
      Castle: Two wives too many.
      Beckett: Seems like the common denominator in that equation is you.

    • Alexis: Oh, hey, dad. Did you get a chance to sign that permission slip I gave you the other day?
      Castle: Haven't you learned to forge my signature yet?
      Alexis: Ah. Credit cards? Yes. Permission slips? No.

    • Castle: That ever happen to you with me? One day, you look and you see your boy is all grown-up?
      Martha: I'm still waiting for that moment, actually.

    • Castle: I know Alexis already talked to you, I just wanted to make sure that you're really okay having her around.
      Beckett: I wouldn't have said yes if I wasn't.
      Castle: Well, yeah... You're busy and I just don't want her to get into your way.
      Beckett: (smiling) Big Castle is the one who likes to get in the way, I'm sure little Castle will be a pleasure.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Poklad mrtvého muže (Dead Man's Treasure)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: November 23,2009 on CTV
      Australia: February 14, 2010 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: October 26, 2010 on JOJ
      Germany: November 12, 2010 on Kabel Eins
      United Kingdom: November 24, 2010 on Alibi
      The Netherlands: December 23, 2010 on SBS 6
      Finland: December 26, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: February 2, 2011 on Prima

    • Featured Music: "The Calculation" by Regina Spektor "I'm Still Fact, She's Fiction" by Mads Langer "Crush On You" by Brakesbrakesbrakes


    • When Castle is playing a radio control toy chopper, his mother Martha says: If that comes any closer, you're gonna have Black hawk down on your hands, which allusions for both the book by Mark Bowden (1999) and it's 2001 film adaptation directed by Ridley Scott "Black Hawk Down".