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Revision as of 22:32, 18 August 2015

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'This information was compiled from all episodes that have aired to date (through season 7, episode 2 "Montreal")

Most of the information is "Fact in the Castle World" but some questions and observations are included at the end which may factor into future plot lines in this story arc.

Timeline

  • May 12, 2014
    • Castle, driving his Mercedes, is run off the road near his house in the Hamptons hours before his wedding. His car is set on fire, and forensic and witness evidence indicates he has been taken away from the area in a black Cadillac Escalade.
    • The Escalade is tracked to a local scrap yard using the signal from Castle's phone, where the SUV is found being crushed, but Castle is nowhere to be seen.
    • The destruction of the vehicle is traced back to Castle's mobster friend Vinnie Cardano, who says he agreed to perform the service for a flat fee of $10,000 cash, called for and paid for anonymously by drop-off.
    • CCTV footage of the drop-off reveals that it was Castle himself who paid for the Escalade to be destroyed. Being persuaded that the case is one of abscondment rather than kidnapping, the FBI scales back its investigation.
  • May-July, 2014
    • Beckett continues a solo investigation into Castle's appearance without success
    • Beckett makes a TV appeal for information, also with no success
    • A man masquerading as Henry Jenkins moves into Jenkins's coastside trailer home near Gloucester, Massachusetts.
  • July 2014
    • A Coast Guard cutter finds Castle unconscious in a small dinghy, 80 miles off the coast of Delaware, with three bulletholes in it, having been drifting for an estimated four to five days.
    • Castle is taken to hospital, still unconscious, where it emerges that he has a minor bullet wound to the ribs, signs of having had dengue fever, and no memory of the months he was away.
    • A key bearing the number 38 is found sewn into his trousers
    • Investigations and aerial photographs trace the dinghy to Henry Jenkins's jetty in Gloucester, Mass.
    • A raid on the property finds a man claiming to be Jenkins, who says he has had a camper staying nearby for several weeks and directs them to a tent on the shore, where supplies, newspapers, and many of Castle's personal belongings are found.
    • Castle asks to be taken to the site, having no memory of it. While Castle and Beckett are there, they encounter the real Henry Jenkins and realise the campsite has been staged. They find out later that the DMV database was hacked two days after it was announced that Castle had been gone, and the imposter's photo was subsituted for that of the real Henry Jenkins.
  • July-August 2014
    • Castle offers a reward of $250,000 for any information relating to his disappearance
    • A couple who have recently been in Montreal notice Castle in the background of one of their holiday photographs and inform him. He is seen in the picture talking to the imposter Jenkins outside the Montreal Global Bank.
    • Castle visits the bank with the No 38 key, which opens a safety deposit box. Inside are memory cards in envelopes addressed to Beckett, Martha, and Alexis containing three short video messages from Castle, apologising for his disappearance but not explaining what he is doing or why.
    • Technical analysis of the view of the window behind Castle in the video messages indicates that he made the recordings in a building at 876 Sebastien Street.
    • Castle visits 876 Sebastien Street, which turns out to be deserted, and unexpectedly encounters the imposter Jenkins, who tells him that Castle asked to have his memory wiped, and that Jenkins was to remind him of an incident that happened in Hollanders Woods when Castle was 11 to prove it, if he were to doubt him.

Victims

Richard Castle - Abducted May 12, 2014; found July 2014

  • Crime Scene: Road in the Hamptons, Long Island, NY
  • Method: Castle's vehicle hit from behind, then pushed off the road and burnt; Castle dragged from the car; kidnappers escaped by road
  • Perpetrator: Unknown
  • Motive: Uncertain

Suspects

'Henry Jenkins' (real name unknown) - Occupation unknown

  • Evidence: Found at scene where Castle was purported to have camped in Massachusetts, where he pretended to be the owner of the site, Henry Jenkins, with the help of a fake drivers' licence thanks to a sophisticated fraud at the DMV. Subsequently encountered unexpectedly by Castle at 876 Sebastien Street in Montreal, where Castle was held captive. He insisted that Castle had told him to wipe Castle's memory of the two months he was missing, without revealing what those events were
  • Background & Notes:

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Persons of Interest

Manager, Montreal Global Bank

  • When Castle discovers he might have opened a safe-deposit box in the bank, he asks the manager whether they have ever met before. The manager denies it, but looks guilty afterwards, and it is clear Castle has indeed been to the bank before.
Manager, Montreal Global Bank

Suspects No Longer Under Investigation

Outstanding Questions

1. Where has Castle been?
2. Who took him, and who is 'Henry Jenkins' really?
3. What is it that he apparently wanted to forget?
4. How was his memory wiped?
5. Why does he appear to show signs of having contracted dengue fever?
6. Who shot him?
7. Why are there three bullet holes in the boat?

See also