Castle appears on a late-night talk show to promote his new book, Heat Wave. During a commercial break the host, Bobby Mann, whispers to Castle, "They want me dead." The next day he is found dead of natural causes and it's up to Castle to convince Beckett to investigate the case as a murder. Meanwhile, Castle is seduced by Ellie, the guest star to appear on the show the night he died.moreless
Det. Kate Beckett
Captain Roy Montgomery
GOOF: When Castle and Ellie Monroe are sitting together on the couch during Bobby Mann's show, they move together and are touching. The scene then cuts to a view of them on the couch as seen over the shoulder of a cameraman, through his camera pointed at the couch, and there is suddenly a noticeable gap between them. The scene cuts back to the couch and they have moved back together again; just in time to get up and move apart as the show ends.
Janine Marks: He was banging my daughter right under my nose? I will kill him!
Castle: He's already dead.
Janine Marks: Well, I will kill him again. I don't care. Where's the corpse?
Castle: You sure you want to take that many books?
Alexis: Overambitious for a 5 day trip?
Castle: You're gonna be responsible for your own pack. I think you're supposed to be more Sacagawea than a scholarly reader. Besides, look at all those pages the trees might want revenge.
Castle: Yet another example of why you shouldn't mix business with pleasure, even show business.
Beckett: Are you talking about the case or yourself?
Castle: Hahaha… Yeah. Touché, Detective.
Beckett: So you want to go for a victory lap and grab a burger?
Castle: Oh, can't. Gotta go. Big date.
Beckett: You're kidding, right? You're going out with Ellie Monroe even though you know the only reason that she was interested in you was for a part? Have you lost all sense of human decency and self-respect... what?
Castle: My big date... is with Alexis. She's getting back from her trip.
Beckett: Oh. (Castle leaves smiling and so does Beckett)
(Castle just hang up the phone with Ellie Monroe)
Beckett: Ellie Monroe, huh?
Castle: Yeah, she's pretty upset about this whole Bobby Mann thing. That we were his last guests. She thinks it would be comforting if we were to be together.
Beckett: "comforting"? Is that what the cool kids call it these days?
Beckett: What are you doing? (Castle looking into Bobby's evidence bag)
Castle: It's called investigating. You should try it.
Beckett: I usually wait until there's a crime.
Castle: Cell phone, money clip.
Castle: He stuck a piece of gum to a paper before he put it in his pocket.
Beckett: One of his last acts was not littering.
Castle: Yes, but there's a word on this paper..."tory." Could be a mystery woman.
Beckett: Wow, Castle. Cracking this case wide open.
(Alexis and Martha watching Castle's interview on TV)
Castle: Call me old-fashioned, but when a beautiful movie star is impressed with my fake law enforcement credentials, I'm in.
Alexis: (Alexis asking Martha) Do you think he's asked her out yet?
Martha: Your father, pretty girl like that? He may have proposed by now.
Beckett: (Talking about Ellie Monroe) That's why she was throwing herself at you. She wanted you to recommend her for the part.
Beckett: For the record, she's nothing like Nikki Heat.
Castle: Oh! You just can't stand it that a beautiful actress is actually interested in me.
Beckett: Why would I care?
Castle: Exactly. That's a good question. Why would you care?
Beckett: I don't!
Castle: Fine! I'm gonna go get some coffee.
Beckett: Fine! I've got work to do.
Bobby Mann: (Asking Castle about his book) Now you worked with actual NYPD Homicide Detectives to research "Heat Wave".
Castle: Yes, yes I did. And they still won't let me carry a gun.
Ellie: I didn't know you worked with law enforcement. It's kinda my weak spot.
Bobby Mann: Hello.
Hank: Waiter, check please.
Bobby Mann: Wow, you guys are single, right?
Castle: Well, actually not anymore, Bobby. Thank you very much.
Bobby Mann: Oh!
Bobby Mann:(Talk show introduction) And did you hear? Our favorite golfer is in the news again. Missed a charity tournament over the weekend. Really unfortunate. The world's top golfer had to pull out. In fact, it's the first time he's pulled out of anything… in five years.
Beckett: (Watching Castle on tv) Wow! Camera does really add ten pounds... to his ego!
Det. Kevin Ryan: Aren't famous people crazy and narcissistic?
Det. Kate Beckett: I don't know. Gotta ask Castle.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Vražedná sledovanost (Murderous Rating)
"How Much I Feel" by David Pack
"Turn Around" by Soul P
"With You" by Graham Colton
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: April 12, 2010 on 'A'
Australia: May 9, 2010 on Channel 7
Slovakia: January 18, 2011 on JOJ
United Kingdom: February 2, 2011 on Alibi
Germany: February 11, 2011 on Kabel Eins
Finland: March 6, 2011 on Nelonen
The Netherlands: March 10, 2011 on SBS 6
Czech Republic: April 13, 2011 on Prima
When Mickey Reed (played by Bill Bellamy)takes the Late Show from the dead host's show, he removes a decorative pencil jar in the shape of a general's head, just like the one Conan O'Brien keeps on his desk.
When Det. Kevin Ryan informed Castle and Det. Beckett about the parking garage in 1525 Broadway, he mentioned that the penthouse of Mikey Reed is located there. Castle responded by saying "Oh Mickey, not so fine", he was referring to the song "Mikey" by Toni Basil which starts with the phrase "Oh Mickey, you're so fine".
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