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Clear and Present Danger

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Basic Details[edit]

Season 7, Episode 3 (131)

Original Air Date - October 13, 2014

Summary[edit]

The death of a pool hustler leads Castle and Beckett down the path of the paranormal when all leads point to an invisible killer and repeatedly interrupts their attempts at a romantic night together. Meanwhile, Esposito is worried about Ryan's suspicious behavior.

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

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  • Maya Stojan - Tory Ellis, NYPD Tech
  • Camille Chen - Donna Brooks, biology professor
  • Chad Michael Collins - Tom Talmadge, rideshare app creator & man in hospital
  • Tate Ellington - Henry Wright, William Fairwick's neighbor
  • Roberto "Sanz" Sanchez - Jiggy Michaels
  • Rebecca Wisocky - Dr. Elena Sarkov
  • Tom Wright - Fats Shepherd, pool parlor owner
  • Nick McCallum - William Fairwick, victim
  • Adalgiza Chermont - Receptionist
  • W. Lee Hill - Crime Scene Cop
  • Chuck McCollum - Evidence room clerk
  • Brian Oblak - Head of Security

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Writers[edit]

Quotes[edit]

Castle: Ooh. Is that a pool cue through his chest? I guess we don’t have to ask how he died.

Henry: Sorry, I’ve been laying siege to the Fortress of Cobalt all night.
Castle: From Terra Quest? What are you, a wily Westland ghoul? Menacing Southriver orc? Oh! East mountain goblin.
Henry: I’m their king, actually.
(Castle fist bumps Henry)
Castle: Respect.
Beckett: Anyway, back to the real world.

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Beckett: Any idea why he decided to move his game up there?
Shepherd: Well it wasn’t for the money. I mean, he was cleaning up here. But uh … what people say and do doesn’t always make sense.

Beckett: Come on, Castle. You know that there are plenty of ways to access windows on high level floors without a fire escape.
Castle: Yes. If you’re Spiderman.
Beckett: Our killer’s not Spiderman.
Castle: Agreed. Because it’s the devil.
Beckett: The only place that we’re going to find the devil in this case is in the details.

Castle: (Seductively) Tonight I have something I’d like to uncover back at home. (Beckett’s phone rings) Don’t answer that. (She hesitates) Don’t. Don’t even. Don’t look at it. Don’t answer it. Don’t pick it up.
Beckett: Just hold on. (She answers.)
Castle: (Disappointed) You picked it up.

Castle: What would you do if you were attacked by an invisible demonic force?
Beckett: I’d tell Ryan to lay off the bean burritos at lunch.

Beckett: Okay, fine. I admit, it is weird. But I can tell you this: whatever Talmadge saw or didn’t see, it wasn’t the devil.
Castle: You’re right. It’s probably one of his minions. A lowly demon that wills someone from Beelzebub to help him get whatever it is he wanted from Talmadge.
Beckett: Demons don’t need help getting past security systems and the devil doesn’t need to use the door.

Castle: Beckett, you were right. The killer isn’t the devil. The devil doesn’t need to dispose of evidence.
Beckett: Clearly.
Castle: Clearly is the perfect word because clearly our killer is the invisible man.

(Castle and Beckett are making out in Castle’s bed)
Castle: You have no idea how much I missed this.
(She smiles and they kiss again.)
Beckett: You had amnesia for two months. I missed it more.

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Castle: And you thought zombie apocalypse survival camp was a waste of time. (He surveys all the pots and pans and kitchen implements he’s hung in his bedroom with criss-crossing wires) Good. Okay. (He sees Beckett’s jaw drop) What?
Beckett: You just kind of make nerdy … sexy.
(They resume making out, but are interrupted by Martha’s screams and the pots and pans clanging together)
Castle: Mother?
Beckett: Martha?
Martha: I’m so sorry, I didn’t know you guys were home. I just wanted a little dental floss and it looks like I found it.

Castle: (To Beckett) I so miss these mind melds.

Ryan: Beckett, what would you do if you were invisible?
Beckett: I’d walk out of here without having to file this report.
Ryan: Hmm. Boring.
Beckett: Yeah. I know.
Esposito: What about you, Castle?
Castle: Be a fly on the wall, see what Beckett’s dad really thinks of me.

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(Ryan reads the card attached to a gift he found on his desk)
Ryan:Hmm. What's this? "Time you had a proper uniform. Love, Javi."
Esposito: It’s from the heart, bro.
Ryan: Okay.
(He opens the box. It’s a blue thong with the word “security” embroidered on the front.)
Esposito: Too big?
Ryan: What to help me try it on?
(He shoves it in Esposito’s face. He grimaces.)
Esposito: Ew, they told me it was new.
Ryan: I could really use your help.
(Esposito backs away. Ryan follows him.)
Esposito: Get that away from me.
Ryan: What? Blue’s my color. What’s wrong with you?
Esposito: Hey, enough!
Ryan: Just help me try it on. You don’t have to be embarrassed.

Dr. Sarkov: We’ll be taking custody of that, Mr. Castle.
(Castle folds the cloaking suit and hands it over to Sarkov’s head of security)
Castle: You know, Will thought this was too much power for any one person to have and with everything that’s happened, I think I agree. This kind of science is a bit of a deal with the devil. Be careful not to lose your soul.

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Castle: Mother is out for the evening. Alexis is pulling an all-nighter at the library.
Beckett: So we’re actually, truly, really alone?
Castle: This came in this morning. (He puts on a headset with a camera) Switching to thermal. Scanning the room. The room is clear. All except for the very hot object before of me.
Beckett: (Flips up the camera to see Castle’s face) Okay. Give me a minute and let me slip into something special, okay? (She scurries away.)
Castle: Right. (He jumps onto the bed) If it’s the something special I got you for Valentine’s Day, I approve. (He flips the camera back down and waits.)
Beckett: It’s even better. (She reappears naked) It’s invisible. (Castle flips the camera back up and his jaw drops)

Full Episode Recap[edit]

Victims[edit]

  • Victim: William Fairwick
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed with a pool cue

  • Perp: Donna Brooks
    • Motive: Revenge: William and Donna dated in college and when he re-established contact with her, she fell for him all over again. But he only wanted her for her research and dumped her when he got what he needed, so she killed him.


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