Season 3 Episode 3

Under the Gun

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 04, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

With the latest case of a murdered bail bondsman, Beckett discovers that Castle's wild imagination and theories may be on the mark. Beckett's ex-partner makes a surprise arrival and Castle is forced to watch the two reminisce and engage in a little romance.

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  • Motorcycle Girl

    This was one of the most fun episodes this season which ends with a very good and funny scene (the one at the cemetary). Castle and Kate investigate the murder of a bail bondsman while they discover that they might be in the middle of a treasure hunt. I like it when Castle's episodes involve a puzzle that one has to put together (usually that is the case but in this episode is more than that). As I mentioned above the episode climaxes at the end with the cemetary scene where again Nathan and Stana show off how good their chemistry is. Also one of the funniest scene I've seen on this show. Season 3 is very promising, and as I am rewatching the episodes, it will get better. Fun facts:

    - Victim: Dean Carver a bail bondsman who was killed by a trophy award.

    - Kate still has a '94 Harley softail motorbike which she worked through high school to pay for it. She also teases Castle that she was ''straddling it in tight black leather''.

    - Kate's trainer officer at the academy was Mike Royce (who appears at this episode). Later he will appear at 3x22 titled ''To Love And Die in L.A.''.

    - Kate offered to show her boobs to a gun holder if he dropped his gun

    - One of occasions where Kate advices Castle about his parenting. This time it was about Alexis' wild phase.

    - Castle owns a set of lightsabers (from Star Wars) which he and Alexis used to have swordfights with.moreless
  • Show 'em My Boobs(Spoilers)

    I loved this episode! I didn't trust Beckett's old partner turned bounty hunter form the get-go. I also knew what the map was, and new the old partner was one of the bad guys the second they took a picture in front of the murder board.

    I loved that Brian Krause was in this episode, I loved him back in the olden days of Charmed!

    My favorite part of the episode was the case, though. It was emotional, it was gripping, and after an if-y second episode this showed that Castle still has it in them to make an extremly intresting episode. And Finally, I couldn't say show 'em my boobs! :)moreless
  • Man, Beckett can't catch a break!

    It was awesome that they introduced someone from Beckett's past, got some good early cop tales about pimping her partner out, flashing her boobs, and shooting some guy with a spear about 'Cops Gone Wild'. Gotta give it to SK for another great performance with Beckett. Confessing that she was in love with her training officer and talking about her mother's murderer to keep him on the line long enough to get a trace. Then fooling Castle into thinking that it was an act while almost coming to tears as she walked away....really pulled at your heart string with this one. Has she ever had a man in her life that hasn't let her down or broken her heart? Demming seems to be the only one that they've introduced so far that hasn't. I think next week we get to meet the new man in her life so maybe he'll cheer her up a little bit.

    Is it just me or does the flirting not as powerful knowing that Castle is in a committed relationship? I wish they would hurry up and break up. Still waiting on Alexis to do something wild....that girl needs to have some fun!moreless
  • Slam dunk!

    This show is very clever and getting more so with every passing episode.

    Esposito and Ryan and their turn in the cemetary, carrying on like a couple of girls! Best line of the night goes to Ryan, about who would get shot first! LOL.

    So, adding to the list of professions you can't trust apart from lawyers, insurance agents and used car salesmen are bail bondsmen, priests and P.O'd wives...and yes, this particular wife was one real pro!

    Beckett needs to get with Castle. She needs to get with a guy who is decent and so far she has a history of batting zero. She could play for the Jays!

    And Castle needs to quit playing with treasure maps and Vespas and step up to the Beckett plate!

    Good twists and turns in this case...whooda thunk it that all the players would be the bad guy. Well done writing team. Go have a beer...moreless
Jason Beghe

Jason Beghe

Mike Royce

Guest Star

Sophina Brown

Sophina Brown

Brooke Carver

Guest Star

Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson

Random Pierce

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Stuckey: The Treasure! Let me see the treasure!
      Castle: Yeah, I just said that to distract you. (Looks at Beckett) It was either that or show 'em my boobs. (Beckett smiles)

    • Beckett: Well, then maybe we should make sure that treasure's even there before we start shooting. (Looks at Castle) Castle, do you mind?
      Castle: Why me?
      Beckett: Because you're the only one without a gun.
      Castle: (looks around): Good point. Okay.

    • Castle: Res ipsa loquitur. It means...
      Beckett: The thing speaks for itself. I know.

    • (at the cemetery)
      Ryan: You know, if this were a horror movie, we'd be the first ones killed, splitting off like this.
      Esposito: Yeah, except we're not a couple of top-heavy coeds out looking for fun. We're highly trained officers of the law with enough firepower to take out a horde of undead.
      Ryan: Hispanic and cocky. Yeah, you definitely die first.

    • Castle: You were a girl once.
      Beckett: Still am.
      Castle: (about the Vespa) Can you tell me why my daughter wants one of these so badly?
      Beckett: Oh, bikes are what girls want when we realize we're never gonna get a pony.

    • Beckett: It's a bug.
      Castle: A wireless R.F. transmitter to be precise. Not to be confused with the more advanced infrared signal burst device.
      Beckett: Book research?
      Castle: Nanny cam.

    • Alexis: I'll always wear a helmet, and I'll never drive at night. You know how responsible I am.
      Castle: It's not you I'm worried about. Driving in New York, it's like a-a Mad Max movie.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Lovci pokladů (Treasure Hunters)

    • Featured Music:
      "Healing Hands" by Citizen Cope.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 4, 2010 on CTV
      Australia: February 20, 2010 on Channel 7
      Germany: March 11, 2011 on Kabel Eins
      United Kingdom: March 23, 2011 on Alibi
      The Netherlands: April 28, 2011 on SBS 6
      Czech Republic: February 1, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: September 19, 2012 on JOJ


    • Alexis: Almost like a puzzle… or one of those paper fortune tellers.
      Castle: Or "Mad" Magazine. Mad magazine used to have this trick picture on the back. If you folded it the right way, it would show you an entirely different image.

      Mad Magazine is an American humor magazine founded by Editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. One of the recurring features of Mad Magazine was the "Mad Fold-In". Each issue of Mad from 1964 onward featured a Fold-In; usually on the inside back cover. A question would be asked, often of a topical nature, which apparently was illustrated by a picture taking up the bulk of the page. When the page is folded inward, the inner and outer fourths of the picture combine to reveal an alternate answer in both picture and words.

    • Beckett: Well, it's not Watergate, Castle.
      Watergate was a 1970s U.S. political scandal involving illegal activities by Pres. Richard Nixon's administration, and resulting from the break-in to the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.

    • Castle: The Da Vinci Code ... maybe he thought it could help him decipher the document thinking it's some kind of ancient religious cryptogram prophesying the coming zombie apocalypse.
      Royce: He always like this?
      Beckett: It's usually about CIA conspiracies.
      Castle: I was 'really' close on one of those.

      Castle is referring to the Season 2 Finale "A Deadly Game" in which the victim and several suspects were pretending to be spies as part of an escapist vacation. So, Castle's CIA theory was indeed very close to the truth.

    • Castle: I'm just saying, my spidey sense is tingling about this.
      Castle make a reference to Spider-Man's spider-sense. This skill alerts him to personal danger in proportion to the severity of that danger. It appears to be a simultaneous, seemingly clairvoyant response to a wide variety of phenomena.

    • Castle: Driving in New York, it's like a-a Mad Max movie.
      Mad Max is the first movie of the three futuristic films that tell a story of breakdown of society, murder, and vengeance. Mad Max is the antihero on the road to vengeance and oblivion.