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Show opens with blood dripping down a dead body and flowers being placed on the body.  
 
Show opens with blood dripping down a dead body and flowers being placed on the body.  
  
We then go to a launch party of [[Richard Castle]]'s latest book and his last book of the famous Derrick Storm series. [[Kate Beckett|Detective Beckett]] comes upon the crime scene and learns the victims name is Alison Tisdale. Victim was shot six times to the chest with a small caliber gun. Beckett ask if this murder scene looks familiar to anyone and figures out that it is from a book.  
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We then go to a [[launch party]] of [[Richard Castle]]'s latest book and his last book of the famous [[Novels | Derrick Storm]] series. [[Kate Beckett|Detective Beckett]] comes upon the crime scene and learns the victims name is Alison Tisdale. Victim was shot six times to the chest with a small caliber gun. Beckett ask if this murder scene looks familiar to anyone and figures out that it is from a book.  
  
Back to the launch party we figure out that Richard was married to his publisher and we discover why he killed off Derrick Storm and his publisher/ex-wife (Gina) grills him on why he hasn't written anything in months and that if he doesn't come up with a manuscript soon his publishing company will want their advance back and Castle mentions he already spend it divorcing her. We then met Castle's mother [[Martha Rodgers|Martha]] and daughter [[Alexis Castle|Alexis]]. Castle is asking his daughter doesn't she want inappropriate stories to tell. His mother has also recently moved in. Detective Beckett arrives at the party and Castle thinks she wants an autograph but turns out that she wants to question him regarding a murder.
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Back to the launch party we figure out that Richard was married to his publisher and we discover why he killed off Derrick Storm and his publisher/ex-wife ([[Gina Cowell|Gina]]) grills him on why he hasn't written anything in months and that if he doesn't come up with a manuscript soon his publishing company [[Blackpawn]] will want their advance back and Castle mentions he already spend it divorcing her. We then met Castle's mother [[Martha Rodgers|Martha]] and daughter [[Alexis Castle|Alexis]]. Castle is asking his daughter doesn't she want inappropriate stories to tell. His mother has also recently moved in. Detective Beckett arrives at the party and Castle thinks she wants an autograph but turns out that she wants to question him regarding a murder.
  
 
At the interrogation Beckett mentions the murder of Allison Tisdale and Marvin Fisk both murdered the same way as in Castle's previous books ([[Flowers For Your Grave (Novel) | Flowers For Your Grave]] and [[Hell Hath No Fury (Novel) | Hell Hath No Fury]]) and Beckett lets slip that she is a fan due to the fact that she read Hell Hath No Fury, which only hard core Castle groupies read. Castle attempts to flirt making comments about Beckett's eyes and he ask for copies of the pictures so he can brag to his other author friends because copy cat killers are the red badge of honor.  
 
At the interrogation Beckett mentions the murder of Allison Tisdale and Marvin Fisk both murdered the same way as in Castle's previous books ([[Flowers For Your Grave (Novel) | Flowers For Your Grave]] and [[Hell Hath No Fury (Novel) | Hell Hath No Fury]]) and Beckett lets slip that she is a fan due to the fact that she read Hell Hath No Fury, which only hard core Castle groupies read. Castle attempts to flirt making comments about Beckett's eyes and he ask for copies of the pictures so he can brag to his other author friends because copy cat killers are the red badge of honor.  
  
Castle enters his house to see Martha preforming and he tells his daughter why he was called in by the police. Beckett comes into the precinct with her own copies of Castle's books and hands them to Detectives Esposito and Ryan. The next day Beckett comes in with stacks of Castle's fan mail and finds Castle talking to her captain. Castle and Beckett sniff through his fan mail and during the scene Castle ask why Beckett became a cop because she had better options and he concludes that something happened to Beckett that caused her to go on this path but stops when he gets too close and he tells her that his point is that there is always a story. Beckett finds a drawing of the Tisdale murder and lab was able to get a print but due to back log prints will take a week to get a match but due to Castle's connection with the mayor he is able to get the lab to run the prints. Beckett tells Castle that there is procedure and protocol.
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We enter [[Castle's Loft]] to see Martha preforming and Castle explains to Alexis why he was called in by the police. Beckett comes into the [[precinct]] with her own copies of Castle's books and hands them to Detectives [[Javier Esposito|Esposito]] and [[Kevin Ryan|Ryan]]. The next day Beckett comes in with stacks of Castle's fan mail and finds Castle talking to her captain. Castle and Beckett sniff through his fan mail and during the scene Castle ask why Beckett became a cop because she had better options and he concludes that something happened to Beckett that caused her to go on this path but stops when he gets too close and he tells her that his point is that there is always a story. Beckett finds a drawing of the Tisdale murder and lab was able to get a print but due to back log prints will take a week to get a match but due to Castle's connection with the mayor he is able to get the lab to run the prints. Beckett tells Castle that there is procedure and protocol.
  
 
There is another murder where the victim is floating on the pool with a knife in her back similar to the murder in Death Of A Prom Queen. Castle mentions that due to lack of blood around the wound she wasn't stabbed and the lack of foaming around the mouth rules out drowning. And Beckett gets angry at Castle because he disregarded her orders to stay put. Castle mentions the difference between the book murder and the actual murder was that the dress in the book was blue and not yellow. Castle ask if there was any connection between Tisdale and Fisk and motive, Beckett mentions that they didn't find a connection between the two victims and that serial killers don't need motive. They were able to get a match on the fingerprint and it belonged to Kyle Cabot and they go to Cabot's place and finds Castle's books as well as clippings of Tisdale's murder. They also discover a shrine dedicated to Castle, Allison's blouse and the gun matching the murder weapon. They discover Kyle hiding in his closet and that Kyle has Pervasive Developmental Disorder and that his caseworker was Allison Tisdale. Castle mentions that it is too easy and Beckett replies that this isn't one of his books and that all evidence point to Cabot.
 
There is another murder where the victim is floating on the pool with a knife in her back similar to the murder in Death Of A Prom Queen. Castle mentions that due to lack of blood around the wound she wasn't stabbed and the lack of foaming around the mouth rules out drowning. And Beckett gets angry at Castle because he disregarded her orders to stay put. Castle mentions the difference between the book murder and the actual murder was that the dress in the book was blue and not yellow. Castle ask if there was any connection between Tisdale and Fisk and motive, Beckett mentions that they didn't find a connection between the two victims and that serial killers don't need motive. They were able to get a match on the fingerprint and it belonged to Kyle Cabot and they go to Cabot's place and finds Castle's books as well as clippings of Tisdale's murder. They also discover a shrine dedicated to Castle, Allison's blouse and the gun matching the murder weapon. They discover Kyle hiding in his closet and that Kyle has Pervasive Developmental Disorder and that his caseworker was Allison Tisdale. Castle mentions that it is too easy and Beckett replies that this isn't one of his books and that all evidence point to Cabot.

Revision as of 05:46, 1 June 2010

Basic Details

Season 1, Episode 1

Original Air Date March 9, 2009

Also Aired on: March 14, 2009

Summary

Mystery novelist Richard Castle is questioned by police after two murders bear a strong resemblance to the murders in his novels. Later, Castle finds himself helping to investigate the crime displaying a unique insight into the true motivation of the killer.

On the home front, Castle’s mother has moved in with him and his daughter Alexis. Both are concerned that he hasn’t been writing for some time and his publisher (and ex-wife) is putting on the pressure for his next novel.

Episode Images

Credits

Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Frank McNulty – Colby French
  • Judge Markway – Dan Castellaneta
  • Gina Cowell – Monet Mazur
  • Himself – Stephen J. Cannell
  • Giggling Girl – Sara DeRosa
  • Jonathan Tisdale – Keir Dullea
  • Himself – James Patterson
  • Frank McNulty – Colby French
  • Receptionist – Caitlin McHugh
  • Book Release Party Guest – Maria Diaz
  • Elite Guest – Jason Mulcahy
  • Allison Tisdale – Kym Jackson
  • Gold Digger – Stephanie Scionti
  • Kyle Cabot – Kurt David Anderson
  • - Tony Aaron II
  • Bartender – Andrew Stewart Jones
  • Harrison Tisdale – Brian Avers
  • Roommate – Andrew Craghan
  • Golan – Kevin Jiggetts
  • Cop #2 – Joey Auzenne
  • Silver Fox – Ian Jarvis
  • Background Book Signing Gala Attendee (uncredited) – Quarles Antoine
  • Publisher (uncredited) – Edward M. Kelahan

Director

Writer

Ratings Information


Date Viewers (Mil) 18-49 Demo
March 9, 2009 11.8mil 3.3
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Quotes

Kate Beckett: He's like a 9-year-old on a sugar rush! Totally incapable of taking anything seriously!

Richard Castle: (to Alexis) When I was your age I... wait. I can't tell that story. It's wildly inappropriate. Which, oddly enough, is my point. Don't you want wildly inappropriate stories that you can't tell your children?

Kate Beckett: Says here that you stole a police horse...
Richard Castle: Borrowed.
Kate Beckett: And you were nude at the time.
Richard Castle: It was spring.

Javier Esposito: (referring to Castle) A control freak like you with something you can't control? No, no, that's gonna be more fun than Shark Week.

Martha Rodgers: (to Castle) Hang on, Sweetie. I just got a hit on my graydar. Bingo. No ring. Stand back, kids. Mamma's going fishing.

Kate Beckett: What the hell were you thinking? You could've gotten yourself killed.
Richard Castle: The safety was on the whole time.
Kate Beckett: You know you could've told me...
Richard Castle: Now where's the fun in that!

Kate Beckett: Richard Castle, you are under arrest for felony theft and obstruction of justice.
Richard Castle: You forgot making you look bad.
Kate Beckett: You know for a minute there you actually made me believe you were human. Cuff him.
Richard Castle: Oh, bondage! My safe word is 'apples.'
Kate Beckett: Oh, there's no need to be gentle!

Kate Beckett: Well, I guess this is it.
Richard Castle: It doesn't have to be. We could go to dinner, debrief each other.
Kate Beckett: Why Castle? So I can be another one of your conquests?
Richard Castle: Or I can be one of yours.
Kate Beckett: It was nice to meet you, Castle.
Richard Castle: It's too bad, it would've been great.
Kate Beckett: You have no idea...

Trivia

  • The original pilot was 38 minutes long and filmed in New York, when the series was picked up additional scenes were added and parts of the existing footage were re-filmed in Los Angeles.
  • Seamus Dever was not in the original pilot but added once the series was picked up.

Full Episode Recap

Show opens with blood dripping down a dead body and flowers being placed on the body.

We then go to a launch party of Richard Castle's latest book and his last book of the famous Derrick Storm series. Detective Beckett comes upon the crime scene and learns the victims name is Alison Tisdale. Victim was shot six times to the chest with a small caliber gun. Beckett ask if this murder scene looks familiar to anyone and figures out that it is from a book.

Back to the launch party we figure out that Richard was married to his publisher and we discover why he killed off Derrick Storm and his publisher/ex-wife (Gina) grills him on why he hasn't written anything in months and that if he doesn't come up with a manuscript soon his publishing company Blackpawn will want their advance back and Castle mentions he already spend it divorcing her. We then met Castle's mother Martha and daughter Alexis. Castle is asking his daughter doesn't she want inappropriate stories to tell. His mother has also recently moved in. Detective Beckett arrives at the party and Castle thinks she wants an autograph but turns out that she wants to question him regarding a murder.

At the interrogation Beckett mentions the murder of Allison Tisdale and Marvin Fisk both murdered the same way as in Castle's previous books ( Flowers For Your Grave and Hell Hath No Fury) and Beckett lets slip that she is a fan due to the fact that she read Hell Hath No Fury, which only hard core Castle groupies read. Castle attempts to flirt making comments about Beckett's eyes and he ask for copies of the pictures so he can brag to his other author friends because copy cat killers are the red badge of honor.

We enter Castle's Loft to see Martha preforming and Castle explains to Alexis why he was called in by the police. Beckett comes into the precinct with her own copies of Castle's books and hands them to Detectives Esposito and Ryan. The next day Beckett comes in with stacks of Castle's fan mail and finds Castle talking to her captain. Castle and Beckett sniff through his fan mail and during the scene Castle ask why Beckett became a cop because she had better options and he concludes that something happened to Beckett that caused her to go on this path but stops when he gets too close and he tells her that his point is that there is always a story. Beckett finds a drawing of the Tisdale murder and lab was able to get a print but due to back log prints will take a week to get a match but due to Castle's connection with the mayor he is able to get the lab to run the prints. Beckett tells Castle that there is procedure and protocol.

There is another murder where the victim is floating on the pool with a knife in her back similar to the murder in Death Of A Prom Queen. Castle mentions that due to lack of blood around the wound she wasn't stabbed and the lack of foaming around the mouth rules out drowning. And Beckett gets angry at Castle because he disregarded her orders to stay put. Castle mentions the difference between the book murder and the actual murder was that the dress in the book was blue and not yellow. Castle ask if there was any connection between Tisdale and Fisk and motive, Beckett mentions that they didn't find a connection between the two victims and that serial killers don't need motive. They were able to get a match on the fingerprint and it belonged to Kyle Cabot and they go to Cabot's place and finds Castle's books as well as clippings of Tisdale's murder. They also discover a shrine dedicated to Castle, Allison's blouse and the gun matching the murder weapon. They discover Kyle hiding in his closet and that Kyle has Pervasive Developmental Disorder and that his caseworker was Allison Tisdale. Castle mentions that it is too easy and Beckett replies that this isn't one of his books and that all evidence point to Cabot.

Castle is having a poker game with James Patterson and Stephen Cannell. Castle mentions the case pretending it is a story pitch and the other writers mention the lack of a twist. The next day Castle is at Beckett's desk looking through Beckett's stuff and gives her an advance copy of his book and they part on good terms until she realizes that he took the case file with him. Beckett goes ballistic at Castle arresting him for felony theft and obstruction of justice at the library. Castle mentions that the flowers were wrong meaning that Cabot is innocent and Beckett goes back to the murder board saying that it doesn't make scene that Cabot goes from a murder of convenience to murdering someone he knows back to murder of convenience.

Castle is talking to Alexis saying that the murderer was trying to pin the murder on Kyle saying that the murderer only wanted to kill one of the victims and that the murderer had a motive. And the reason the murderer killed the other two was because at one you look at motive at two you look for a connection and at three you look for a serial. Beckett mentions that due to Cabot's condition the murders would have been exactly like in the book. Castle and Beckett both conclude that Allison was the intended target due to her connection with Kyle.

Castle goes to see Mr. Tisdale (Allison's father) and Beckett re-interviews the father and Castle ask if anyone could profit from Allison's death. Castle mentions that Tisdale is worth $100 million and ask what would happen to the money if anything were to happen to him. Mr. Tisdale mention that half would go to charity and the other half to his children but corrects himself and says his son. Castle says that Mr. Tisdale is dying because he is much thinner now, and that he was self conscious about his hair and wearing too much makeup trying to seem healthier than he is. Castle as if they interviewed the brother and they haven't because there wasn't a reason to but there is now.

They interview the brother (Harrison Tisdale) and he mentions how his sister wanted to see the best in people and she tried to get Cabot hired in her brother's company. Beckett ask where he was at the time of his sister's murder because she doesn't want the jury to have doubts and he says that he was travelling for business and has the passport to prove it. And that he was away during all three murders. Beckett says he was lying because he already had an alibi for the other two and that innocent people don't prepare alibis. Castle realizes that there is a second passport. Beckett and Castle go to Judge Markway so he can sign the search warrant for Harrison's office

We see Harrison arrive home and he tries to shred the passport and other evidence. The police arrive and learn that Harrison is in debit for millions of dollars. In order to make Castle stay put Beckett tricks him into getting a gun out of the compartment where she cuffs in, however Castle is able to unlock the cuffs. Beckett and the other cops enter the apartment where Harrison escapes using the fire escape and Castle calls Beckett letting her know where Harrison is. Both Beckett and Castle chase after Harrison and Harrison holds Castle hostage and Castle figures out that it wasn't just the money but Harrison was also jealous of his sister. Castle hits Harrison with the cuffs and knocks him out knowing that the safety on the gun was on the whole time.

Beckett and Castle arrest Harrison and the case is over and Castle ask Beckett that they could debrief each other over dinner but Beckett turns him down. Castle says too bad it would have been great and Beckett response with you have no idea. We see Castle writing on his laptop and the next day Captain Montgomery ask Beckett in his office and tells Beckett that Castle has a new inspiration for his next series...A tough but savvy female detective and that Castle has to due research.