Season 2, Episode 3 (13)
Original Air Date - October 5, 2009
Castle and Beckett get an inside look at the cutthroat world of the New York fashion industry when they investigate the brutal murder of a young model during Fashion Week.
- 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
- Julian Sands -Teddy Farrow
- Matt Barr -Trevor McBoyd
- Shanna Collins -Rina
- Adey Adeyemo -NYPD Officer
- Torrey DeVitto -Sierra Goodwin
- Paul Diaz -Young Man
- Jon Fleming -Will James
- Jason E. Kelley -Event Organizer
- Candice Patton -Young Woman
- Jeffrey Pierce -Wyatt Monroe
- Dwight H. Little, (credited as Dwight Little)
Martha: Look, we are talking about the lead in a Broadway play. This is a potential gold mine. If it's a hit, who knows how long it could run? Then I could take it on the road.
Alexis: You mean you'd leave us?
Martha: Well, only for nine months of the year. Oh, don't look so sad. (To Castle) And, you, don't look so happy.
Esposito: (About their latest murder victim) A couple of skinny dippers found her this morning.
Castle: Bet that killed the mood.
Castle: Well, she's tall, she's gorgeous, ten pounds underweight. Her hair is fried, she's wearing too much eye makeup. She's a model. Which means she was probably at a club last night. It is, after all, Fashion Week, when all the hottest women in the world descend upon the hippest nightspots like locusts. Only, locusts eat.
Beckett: Can you tell me who killed her? (Castle shakes his head.) Then pipe down.
Castle: I can already see the blurb on my next book jacket. "It's Fashion Week in New York City, and the clothes are to die for."
Castle: Oh, look at that. It's my cover.
Beckett: And it's on stands already.
Castle: "Richard Castle gets the inspiration for his latest novel, Heat Wave and his new character, Nikki Heat, from New York's finest." That's nice, right?
Alexis: The writer loved you. She loved Detective Beckett. She even loved the book. It was your basic puff piece.
Castle: Well, I'm sure my mother will find something to say that will keep me from getting too puffed.
Alexis: Did you say Rina?
Alexis: Blonde hair?
Alexis: Bambi eyes?
Alexis: Cute little overbite?
Alexis: Dad, you know Rina. She used to baby-sit me.
Castle: She used to what you?
Alexis: Baby-sit. Remember? We watched High School Musical together. Like, a million times.
Castle: I, I vaguely remember a, a...Like, a gangly girl with stringy hair and braces named Katrina.
Alexis: That's the one. She did the whole ugly-duckling-to-swan thing, shortened her name and became a model. That's so funny that you ran into her. The world is really small.
Castle: Yeah. Small and cruel.
Lanie: It's four-sided. It's slimmer at the tip and gets progressively wider at the base. Also, I found traces of glass in the wound.
Castle: She was stabbed with the Washington Monument?
Beckett: I was just thinking, maybe Jenna didn't use drugs. Maybe Sierra was slipping them into her drinks when Teddy Farrow was around, to make her seem crazy or paranoid.
Castle: Now that is an evil deed worthy of the Showgirls special edition.
Beckett: Rina used to baby-sit Alexis, fellas. So, as far as Big Rick here is concerned, she might as well be wearing a chastity belt.
Castle: Thank you for that visual image. That's...and also, thank you for calling me Big Rick.
Teddy Farrow: I mean, have you any idea what this will do to me, that scandal? It will taint the entire spring line!
Beckett: A girl is dead, Mr. Farrow. Does that mean anything to you?
Teddy: It doesn't mean my business should suffer.
Beckett: They're just clothes.
Teddy: Just clothes, Detective? Clothes are civilization. Clothes are what separate us from animals.
Beckett: Not always.
Wyatt: She found me at Teddy's party. Said she had a change of heart. Wanted us to work together from now on as a team.
Castle: And you assumed that was code for ‘do me.’
Castle: Mmm. I'd let you have Heat Wave, but my publisher doesn't want any copies leaking out.
Beckett: Why'd you let that Cosmo reporter read it, then?
Castle: Well, that's for publicity purposes. You know, you want the press to have a little taste of...Wait, whoa. Is, is that why you've been so upset? Because I let her read it before you?
Beckett: I am the inspiration. I should be reading it before a reporter does.
Castle: Why didn't you just say so?
Beckett: Why didn't you just give it to me?
Castle: Why didn't you ask?
Beckett: Why didn't it occur to you?
Castle: You'll have it by tomorrow.
Beckett: Okay. Okay. You guys have had your fun. I was 17 and I thought that…modeling would be an easier way to make money than waitressing.
Beckett: It was one summer, no big deal. (Esposito and Ryan smirk at each other. Beckett turns back around.) And if you guys tell Castle about this, I will kill you.
Full Episode Recap
Who: Jenna McBoyd, white female, model
Found: In a fountain
Where Killed: where found
How: stabbed in the back with the "Washington Monument" - it was a glass Hilo award
Killer: Travis McBoyd, Jenna's husband
Motive: Jealousy - he thought that she was having an affair, but he was wrong. This was another murder done for the wrong reason ... see Anatomy of a Murder