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Limelight

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Basic Details[edit]

Season 6, Episode 13 (118)

Original Air Date - January 20, 2014

Summary[edit]

The murder of a young reckless rock star's look-a-like plunges Castle and Beckett into the seedy world of aggressive paparazzi and pushy parent-managers and opens Alexis' eyes to the need for changes in her own life. Meanwhile, the same paparazzi cause Castle and Beckett a headache when they report that Castle plans to reunite with one of his ex-wives.

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

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Guest Cast[edit]

  • Alexandra Chando - Mandy Sutton
  • Deanna Moore - Claire Samuels
  • Myko Olivier - Pi
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  • Lola Glaudini - Marilyn Sutton, Mandy's mother
  • Bug Hall - Jesse Jones, Mandy's ex-boyfriend
  • Greg Cromer - Harvey Stryker, reporter
  • Brad Benedict - Zach Benton, Mandy's boyfriend
  • Peter Holden - Ken Castor, Mandy's stalker
  • Kelly McCreary - Kelly Jane, Mandy's personal assistant
  • Carlton Byrd - Sam, bartender
  • Sean McGowan - James Lockhart, paparazzi
  • Jennifer Ferdinand - Woman
  • Henning Fischer - Photographer
  • Brian Fitzpatrick - Doorman
  • Carly Steel - TV Reporter

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Quotes[edit]

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Beckett: Oh, so, um, you weren’t 'gazing lovingly into her eyes'?
Castle: She had spinach in her teeth.

Castle: Yeah, and just because I’m a public figure doesn’t mean you need to be one too, I know.
Beckett: Exactly.
Castle: As long as you don’t mind this sort of thing happening.
Beckett: I don’t. ‘Cause it’s not true. And it only gives me more material to torture you with. (She growls seductively)
Castle: And the student becomes the master.

Beckett: 'I’m watching you and I don’t like what I see.'
Mandy Sutton: Yeah, well, get in line.

Castle: I know how tough it can be: the crazy fans, the constant scrutiny, the pressure of living your life under a microscope. I mean, I can relate, on a smaller scale of course, but still.
Mandy Sutton: Who are you?
Castle: On a much smaller scale.

Alexis: Hey, can you believe that about Mandy Sutton? It’s weird right?
Castle: Yes, weird-
Alexis: Remember how much I loved her show and those secret identity glasses. If you were mad at me, I’d wear a pair of glasses to dinner and you’d pretend like you didn’t know who I was.
Castle: I remember. Actually-
Alexis: And then she grew up and whoa! I mean, how does that happen to someone? Becoming such a hot mess? (Mandy drops her phone and reveals herself to Alexis) Oh my God! I thought that you were…
Mandy: Yeah.

Beckett: Do you believe everything that they write in the newspapers?
Esposito: Hell no. I mean, except for that thing between Castle and his ex-wife, I mean…

Beckett: Where’s Castle?
Ryan: He’s having dinner with his other ex-wife. Something about her not wanting to feel left out.
Esposito: Good one.
Ryan: He’s holed up in the break room writing that letter for Alexis’ boyfriend.
Beckett: Thank you.

Alexis: Look, I’m sorry about that whole “hot mess” thing I said before.
Mandy: Sorry that you said it or sorry that I heard it?

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Mandy: Before, you asked how it happens, how someone becomes like me? It happens when you’re not looking and by the time you realize it, it’s already who you are. Like the car crash on the side of the road that everybody stops and watches.

Alexis: Maybe if you didn’t drink.
Mandy: If I don’t drink, then I start to feel. And I don’t like what I feel. I wish I had those glasses from "Mandy Melody." I’d just put ‘em on and just disappear.

Beckett: So how’s Pi’s recommendation coming?
Castle: It took me less time to write the last Derrick Storm novel and although they’re both works of fiction, at least that one was believable.

Alexis: The thing about my boyfriend is, I thought I was being so grown up, moving in with him, getting my own place, but now it’s my whole life and I’m pretty sure I’ve made a huge mistake. Do you know why I’m helping him with his grant application? Because if he gets it, he’ll have to travel.
Mandy: That is messed up. You need tell him.
Alexis: Tell him what? That I’ve changed my mind? I don’t want a relationship? We have a lease.
Mandy: That’s romantic.
Alexis: And he doesn’t deserve it. He hasn’t done anything wrong. Oh, and then there’s my Dad. What do I tell him, huh? That he was right all along? That I wasn’t ready?
Mandy: I wish I would have said that. I wasn’t ready for so many things.
Alexis: Do you ever look back on something you’ve done and it’s like someone else is doing it?
Mandy: You’re kidding, right?

Marilyn: Mandy, sweetie, you understand right? I did this for you, Mandy. Everything I did, I did for you.
Mandy: No, Mom. You did it for you.

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Castle: I didn’t do this.
Beckett: Actually, I did.
Castle: I thought you-
Beckett: I know, I know, Castle. I like my privacy, but I do realize that you’re somewhat famous.
Castle: Somewhat?
Beckett: Yes, and if we’re gonna be together, I have to come to terms with that. And if they’re gonna write about you, I want it to be the truth. I want it to be about us.
Castle: Well, there’s no one I… (They see Esposito and Ryan horning in on their moment and chase them away each with a look)…There’s no one I’d rather share a headline with. But just for the interest of accuracy…does it say we’re getting married in space?
Beckett: No. It’s not gonna happen, babe.
Castle: Be pretty fun, space.

Featured Music[edit]

  • Walking with Giants performed by Blondefire: Alexis and Mandy Sutton enter a trendy bar looking for Mandy's bartender friend, Sam.

Full Episode Recap[edit]

Victims[edit]

  • Victim: Claire Samuels
    • Cause of Death: Blunt force trauma to the head

  • Perp: Marilyn Sutton
    • Motive: Fear: Claire was going to expose the fact that Mandy's mother had paid Jesse to stage a kiss with Claire, so Mandy would break up with Zach. Her mother feared that Zach had convinced Mandy to give up her career and she wanted Mandy to keep singing, despite her being miserable.

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