Season 4 Episode 20

The Limey

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 02, 2012 on ABC
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Episode Summary

A dead British model has Castle and Beckett working with D.I. Colin Hunt from Scotland Yard. While investigating, they become suspicious about the activities of the British Consulate's Deputy General. Lanie persuades Beckett that she needs to make a move on Castle, sooner rather than later.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • shocking london accent

    felt I had to voice my opinion ( spot the pun ) sounds nothing like a good old british accent .... quack
  • Bad accent just ruined the episode!

    Premise of the episode was fine, and I was willing to look beyond little holes etc, as it's TV, it's escapism & I love the show! But the second Brett Tucker appears on screen trying to play a British cop... WOW! What? Whoever cast him did a dreadful job!! It tainted the whole episode from then on. Half the time the actor wasn't even trying to hide his Australian accent! Total mess-up by those with power over the casting! I don't believe they couldn't have found a Brit actor in Hollywood to play the part! Or even just any male actor capable of pulling off a convincing Brit accent!

    Really did ruin the episode for me!moreless
  • Limey, blimey

    I am a Londoner and trust me, that accent was from absolutely nowhere in London or anywhere in the UK. It was so ludicrous to cast him as an old Etonian that it distracted from the story and ruined the episode.
  • Give him a break

    Fair enough the accent wasn't that great but they can't keep recycling their extras and who cares anyway, it's tv. If you think that the accent was the most unbelievable thing that was going on you're being picky.

    I think it was supposed to be a bit awkward.

    Just enjoy the stories that are being told keeping in mind that they're just acting.
  • Real drop in class

    We just saw this episode in the UK and naturally fell about laughing at an obvious Australian trying to pretend he was from the East End of London (actually Dick Van Dyke was nearer the mark!)

    The writing was uniformly bad all the way through - the Castle and Beckett dialogue was clumsy and unbelievable. Where's the lightness the writing used to have? Let's hope this was a one-off writer for this episode because he/she/they were terrible.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Beckett attends the formal party at the British Consulate she is wearing a strapless black gown. Were she to wear such a dress her bullet scar would be plainly visible, yet her skin remains unmarked with no sign of her scar.

    • Detective Inspector Colin Hunt is supposed to be British, yet actor Brett Tucker is Australian, with an accent to match.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Beckett: Well, you're in.
      Colin: Thank you.
      Castle: What? Seriously?
      Beckett: Yeah, your supervisor at Scotland Yard said you're one of the best. Even Captain Gates was impressed with your record.
      Castle: Well, I guess it's not outsiders she doesn't like. It's just me.

    • (Lanie and Beckett enjoying some girl time over red wine at Beckett's place)
      Beckett: I'm telling you something happened. Something changed. It's been weird between us lately.
      Lanie: Lately? Kate, it's been weird for four years.
      Beckett: No, this is different. He's different. It's like he's pulling away.
      Lanie: Well, can you blame him? He's probably tired of waiting.
      Beckett: Waiting for what?
      Lanie: What do you think? The guy is crazy about you. And despite your little act, you're crazy about him. (Beckett stunned) Oh, what, was that supposed to be some big secret?
      Beckett: Yes. No.

    • Lanie: Where's Castle?
      Beckett: He took off... for a lunch date.
      Lanie: In a Ferrari full of flight attendant?
      Beckett: Yeah, he's probably trying to rack up his frequent flyer miles.
      Lanie: I'm sorry. But you know she's just a passing thing.
      Beckett: Do I? I mean, the guy has been divorced twice, and he's still chasing bimbos. Maybe that's just who he is.
      Lanie: Look, maybe it's the wrong time or maybe he's even the wrong guy, but if he is, how long are you gonna wait to find out? (about the corpses in the morgue) Ten years, I've been keeping them company while they spend a night or two here on their way to where we're all going. They all had plans, Kate, things they were gonna do when they got around to it... Go on a cruise, lose 10 pounds, fall in love. They thought they had all the time in the world. But nobody does.

    • Colin: What's she like, your captain?
      Castle: You ever see that YouTube video of the grizzly bear that decapitates a moose with one swipe of its paw?
      Colin: Comforting.
      Castle: It's nothing personal. She just doesn't like outsiders in her precinct.
      Colin: I don't need her to like it. I just need her to allow it.

    • Beckett: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
      Castle: Yeah, that we should throw a party and hire a bunch of models.
      Beckett: No. That maybe Naomi somehow got into that party last night and that that's where she met her killer. That's what I was thinking.
      Castle: Weird. We're usually more in sync than that.

    • Beckett: (about the body) Hey, Lanie, how does it look?
      Lanie: (about her relationship with Castle) Like you waited too long.
      Beckett: The vic!

    • Beckett: I just... I don't want to lose what we have, you know?
      Lanie: Girl, please. What exactly do you have, really?
      Beckett: A friendship.
      Lanie: No. What you and I have is a friendship. What you and Castle have is a holding pattern. How long can you circle before the fuel runs out?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 2, 2012 on CTV
      Australia: June 10, 2012 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: July 18, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD
      Germany: November 16, 2012 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: January 23, 2013 on Prima family