Season 2, Episode 7 (17)
Original Air Date - November 2, 2009
When an up-and-coming rock star’s dead body is found staged in a scene straight out of her hit music video, Castle and Beckett delve into the world of obsessed fans, sleazy managers and jealous band members. But it’s only when Alexis uncovers the true meaning behind the lyrics of the final song that clues to the killer’s identity begin to surface.
- Nathan Fillion - Richard Castle
- Stana Katic - Kate Beckett, Detective
- Molly C. Quinn - Alexis Castle (Castle’s Daughter)
- Susan Sullivan - Martha Rodgers (Castle’s Mother)
- Ruben Santiago-Hudson - Roy Montgomery, Captain
- Jon Huertas - Javier Esposito, Detective
- Seamus Dever - Kevin Ryan, Detective
- Tamala Jones - Lanie Parish, Medical Examiner
- Robert Curtis Brown – Ian Busch
- Bernardo De Paula – Franco Marquez
- Erin Foster – Sky Blue
- Arye Gross – Medical Examiner Sidney Perlmutter
- Brianna Haynes – Hayley Blue
- Jesse Head – Zack Metzger
- Anne Ramsay – Bree Busch
- Clayton Rohner – John McGinnis
- Rashawn Underdue – Tony
Castle: You know what, I think it's time we reset the parental controls on your computer.
Alexis: Please. I had to set the parental control on your computer, remember?
Castle: And you will go off to school.
Alexis: But I was just helpful.
Castle: Yes, but if I let you out of class every time you were helpful, you'd never go.
Alexis: But I won't be able to focus on school today. I just can't concentrate.
Castle: Which will make you just like all the other kids in your class.
Castle: I am serious, or I will call the truant officer. (To Montgomery) Do you still have truant officers?
Capt. Montgomery: Budget cuts.
Castle: You're so lucky.
Esposito: Hayley filed half a dozen complaints against him. It says here that he even tried to break into her apartment. And when she filed against him, he showed up in court and called her a... (Sees Alexis) B-I-T-C-H.
Castle: She can spell, Detective.
Ryan: Probably better than you.<br.
Beckett: It’s just I’m so used to you acting like a 12-year old all time, it’s kinda refreshing to see you as a father.
Castle: Makes you want me, right?
Beckett: And there’s the 12-year-old again.
Castle: Does he look like a killer to you?
Beckett: Everybody looks like a killer to me, Castle. Job requirement.
Castle: Do I look like a killer to you?
Beckett: Yes. You kill my patience.
Zack: Hell, we can't even get arrested now.
Castle: Poor choice of words.
Beckett: How did you kill her?
Sky: I told her to do the world a favor and drop dead. And then she did. It's funny, she usually doesn't listen to me.
Castle: I was just thinking, if she was using again, that would explain why she left her producers, but not why she was killed, who killed her, or why she went to the police. (Castle sees Beckett's stunned face.) What I just said was not confusing enough for your face to do what it's doing.
(Beckett is talking on the phone to Perlmutter)
Beckett: Are you sure?
Perlmutter: You telling me how to do my job?
Beckett: No, Perlmutter, I'm not trying to tell you how to do your job, I just...
Perlmutter: Good, 'cause that's all you get.
Beckett: Hello? He just hung up on me.
Castle: There's a reason he hangs out with dead people.<br.
Beckett: So, someone attacked her, someone that she was afraid of. She tries to shoot them. And in the struggle, the assailant breaks her neck, drags her down an alleyway, and hangs her upside down, paints a smile on her face, which apparently was a lot like a music video that has nothing to do with our murder.
Castle: You thought you sounded so smart when you started that sentence, didn't you?
Beckett: Okay, Mr. Mystery-Writer-Man, what's your bestselling theory?
Castle: I'm gonna go with the butler.
Beckett: The butler?
Castle: That's who we always go with when we run out of ideas. How about Alexis?
Beckett: Oh, Alexis.
Castle: She's perfect. She's peripheral to the case, we don't suspect her, she has no alibi...
Beckett: Okay, I'll tell you what. Why don't you go home and question her, and if she breaks, call me.
Castle: Hey. If you killed someone, you would tell me, right?
Alexis: Of course. I'd need help hiding the body.
Castle: That's my girl.
Castle: Sky is 100 pounds dripping wet. The only neck she could break is her own.
Zack: Nobody saw me because I didn't want to spark up a pipe in front of a bunch of teenagers.
Castle: Well, your innate sense of decency is inspiring.
Zack: I watch TV, I know how the jury works. These are the little things that get you convicted.
Castle: So does lying to cops.
Beckett Okay, so she wasn't hiding from death, she was hiding from change.
Castle: She hated Obama.<br.
Beckett: So what are you gonna tell Alexis?
Castle: What I always tell her. The truth.
Full Episode Recap
Who: Hayley Maria Blue of the band "The Blue Pill"
Found: Hanging upside down from a building's fire escape ladder in Chelsea. It was staged to look like a scene from one of her music videos
Where Killed: Down an alley away from where she was found
How: Broken neck
Killer: Mr. Ian Busch, record producer
Motive: He had raped her earlier and then killed her to cover it up (Castle's words: Father figure, betrayal, violation