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Habeas Corpse

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Basic Details[edit]

Season 7, Episode 19 (146)

Original Air Date - March 30, 2015

Summary[edit]

Investigating the murder of personal injury attorney Richie "The Pitbull" Falco uncovers a startling conspiracy. Meanwhile, Castle and Beckett are drawn in to the highly competitive environment of the 12th Precinct's talent show.

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

  • Scott Broderick - Richie "The Pitbull" Falco
  • Don McManus - Archie "The Savannah Hammer" Bronstein
  • Brian McNamara - Mike Sampson
  • Meredith Monroe - Elise Resner
  • Roshawn Franklin - Derek "Lightning" Bolt
  • Nikki Deloach - Annie Klein
  • Brina Palencia - Jody Evans

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Quotes[edit]

Beckett: (watching Alexis leave) You know, she's got an amazing brain. If she wanted to, she'd make an incredible lawyer.
Castle: Yeah, like I don't lose enough arguments to her already. What about you? You ever regret it - not getting your law degree?
Beckett: I'd rather take criminals down than send them up.
Castle: Really? Because with your mind, you really could have made chief justice. You have all the qualifications You're smart, you're intimidating (looking at her dressing gown) and you look very, very good in a robe.
Beckett: Wow, really? Care to take a 10 minute recess in my chambers?
Castle: If it please the court I would.
(They lean in to kiss. Beckett's phone rings.)
Beckett: Oh. I think we're going to need a continuance.
Castle: Objection!
Beckett: Overruled. (answers the phone) Beckett.

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Beckett: Wait a minute, I think I know this guy! I think he's that personal injury attorney on TV who has the late night ads.
Lanie: Oh my God, you're right! That's er ...
Castle and Esposito: (together) The Pitbull!
Ryan: The Pitbull?
Castle: Yeah! Richie 'The Pitbull' Falco? Come on man, you've seen the ads: a guy's head on a dog's body? (Impersonating the ad) "You were in an accident?? Take the law by the tail!"
Lanie: (also impersonating) "And get a bite at the settlement YOU deserve!"
Beckett: (slight eyeroll) "I'll make the law..."
All together: "YOUR BITCH!"
Esposito: "El tipo también habla español."


Castle: You want me to perform?
Gates: It would earn us both some much-needs goodwill down at 1PP.
Esposito: But what about ticket sales?
Castle: Beckett and I would be happy to.
Beckett: (spinning round) Wait, what?


Esposito: You do understand that Ryan and I have been rehearsing for months?
Castle: What Beckett and I have can't be rehearsed. It's chemistry. An intuitive bond. Each knowing what the other is thinking.
Beckett: (looking anxious) Castle, can we talk for a second? Over there?
Castle: I knew she was going to say that.


Castle: Relax. We'll just do our routine.
Beckett: We don't have a routine.
Castle: Come on! That thing in the shower? That is delightful!
Beckett: No, that's not a routine. That's two naked people singing when there's no one around to see or hear it.

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Esposito: (to Castle) Even on one leg, Ryan and I are still going to whip your sorry asses. In fact, how about a wager?
Ryan: I, er ... partner... You know, maybe we should discuss...
Esposito: (shushing him) If we win, then you will dedicate you next book 'To Esposito and Ryan: two guys who are funnier, handsomer and better than me in every way.'
Castle: Ah-ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, you're serious. And if Beckett and I win?
Esposito: Well, then, Ryan and I will call you King Castle. For a month.
Ryan: Javi ... I mean it .. (Esposito shushes him again)
Esposito: (to Castle) What do you say?
Beckett: (nervously) Er, you know, I think Ryan's right. I mean ... we don't need to make a bet out of this.
Esposito: Why? Because you're chicken?
Beckett: No, because I'm a grown-up.
Esposito: Yeah. A grown-up chicken. (Starts making chicken noises)
Castle: (walking up to Espo): I will also accept Your Royal Highness. You're on, gimpy.
Esposito: Ooh, that's clever.
Castle: I work with what you give me.
Esposito: I'm gonna take you down.
Castle: With what, your crutches?
Beckett: (sharply) Er - can we get back to the dead guy?


Castle: If Richie parked in the lot like Tori said, then he would have come down this trail right here. Given how unwieldy it is to carry a dead body ...
(Beckett looks at him)
Castle: That's research, not experience.


Castle: (standing around, watching Beckett) Look, about the routine. I know you're worried.
Beckett: (digging away vigorously) It's OK, Castle. It doesn't matter what we do.
Castle: That's the spirit!
Beckett: Whatever we do, it'll be a disaster.
Castle: That's not the spirit!


Masked man: Put the bag down and step away from the body.
Castle: I think we may just have dug our own graves.

Castle: As part of my PI training, I saw a video on how to break these zip ties. All you have to do is just hit them as hard as you can against your ass! (He tries it) Ow! They said it might take a few tries.
(He and Beckett hop up and down awkwardly, trying to break the ties)
Beckett: It's not working.
Castle: No. But on the bright side, I think we came up with a new move for our dance routine. (Beckett looks at him) Too soon? Yeah.

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Lanie: You do know I'm a doctor, not a puppeteer?
Beckett: Yes, and, as a doctor, I was hoping you could tell us what's so special about this ... dummy.
Lanie: I'll tell you what's special about it: this dummy has been murdered.


Beckett: (putting on the cuffs) Let's go, Hammer.
Castle: Yeah. It's Slammer Time.

Beckett: Aren't you disappointed you're not going to be able to perform for an audience?
Castle: The only audience I care about is you. (They kiss as the elevator doors close)

Full Episode Recap[edit]

Victims[edit]

  • Victim: Richie "The Pitbull" Falco, personal injury attorney
    • Cause of Death: Tortured and clubbed to death in an alleyway

  • Perp: Archie "The Savannah Hammer" Bronstein, rival attorney
    • Motive: Greed: He discovered Richie was about to break a huge class action lawsuit against Modesto Motors over a cover-up of faulty airbags that could be fatal in an accident, and wanted the personal injury claims for himself


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