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A Death in the Family

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Season 1, Episode 10 - Season Finale

Original Air Date: May 11, 2009

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Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a missing plastic surgeon who is found dead in the front seat of his car after a week of being parked curbside. As they delve into the twisted world of surgery obsessed patients and secret operations, Castle experiences a fatherly rite of passage as Alexis attends her first prom. And while looking into Beckett’s past, he unearths information that could end his relationship with her forever.

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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Clark Murray – Robert Picardo
  • Will Sorenson – Bailey Chase
  • Candace Robinson – Ion Overman
  • Sal Tenor – Robert Costanzo
  • Jacey Goldberg – Delane Matthews
  • Jimmy Moran – Joe Marinelli


  • Bryan Spicer


Ratings Information

Date Viewers (Mil) 18-49 Demo
May 11, 2009 10.6 2.5
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Kate Beckett (regarding an attractive woman’s boobs): But doesn’t it bother you that they’re so obviously not real?
Richard Castle: Santa’s not real, but we still love opening his presents.

Richard Castle (about Alexis's date to a dance): Wait, wait, wait, wait. That’s it? I don’t even get a chance to ask him if he’s killed a man?
Alexis Castle: Dad, he hasn’t. But I might.

Kate Beckett: Castle, you touch my mom's case and we're through.


One Murder, One Killer

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