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Love Me Dead

Basic Details[edit]

Season 2, Episode 9 (19)

Original Air Date - November 16, 2009

Summary[edit]

The murder of an Assistant District Attorney thrusts Castle and Beckett into the world of ex-cons and escorts. But when Castle’s desire to help a vulnerable call girl endangers the case, Beckett is forced to decide between honoring promises and putting a killer behind bars. Matters are complicated even further when Castle’s daughter shares a potentially explosive secret with Beckett instead of her father.

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

  • Charles Chun – Paul Cho
  • Carrie Ann Inaba – Nicole Cameron
  • Jonathan LaPaglia – John Knox
  • Ray Laska – Dan Tonelli
  • Michaela McManus – Scarlett Price
  • Danny Nucci – Vince Mazzara
  • J.B. Smoove – Norman Jessup

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Quotes[edit]

Castle: Did you ever keep secrets from your dad?
Beckett: Sure.
Castle: What kind?
Beckett: Do you really want to know?
Castle: About your secrets? Absolutely.

Castle: Check out this guy. Archibald Spinks. Five counts of attempted murder, one count of indecent exposure. You don't suppose he tried to kill them with his...Yeah, that wouldn't work.

Esposito: Jessup was looking at another two years in jail if Buckley won.
Ryan: Well, that might have made Jessup a little mad.
Castle: Right, and then it's all, "Come out, come out, wherever you are."
Ryan: Really? That's your De Niro?

Castle: Aren't you going to do something?
Beckett: Breaking up a bar fight is a sure way to get hit. Don't worry, it'll be over in a minute.
Castle: You know, I was in a bar fight once.
Beckett: Really? Who won? (Jessup accidentally punches Castle.) Let me guess. (Beckett grabs Jessup and plants him face down into the bar.) Not you.

Jessup: In case you guys haven't noticed, I'm somewhat of a wordsmith, you know. A real master of, uh, you know, of, uh...
Castle: Words?

Beckett: Felon who wants to be a locksmith. What could possibly go wrong there?
Jessup: You don't have to be mean about it.
Castle: Yeah, wow.

Beckett: (To witness) So that means you’re lying to me.
Castle: She hates being lied to.

Beckett: Call that number and tell him to bring one of his girls over.
Castle: And tell her to wear something sexy. No reason we can't enjoy this interview.

Ryan: Something wrong?
Castle: No. Yes. I think my daughter might be keeping something from me.
Ryan: Maybe she got kicked out of school.
Castle: What?
Esposito: Or she's doing drugs.
Ryan: Mmm-hmm. Teen pregnancy is on the rise.
Castle: Whoa. Alright, you've met my daughter. You know that she is the closest thing to perfect as humanly possible.
Ryan: Castle, come on. You've been with us long enough to know that people are never who you think they are. Isn't it possible your perfect daughter isn't as perfect as you think?

Beckett: But why would a respected prosecutor become a pimp?
Castle: The outfits?

Castle: Thanks.
Beckett: For what?
Castle: For not saying I told you so.
Beckett: Oh, that starts tomorrow.

Full Episode Recap[edit]

Full episode recap from ABC.com

Victims[edit]

Who: Jack Buckley, Assistant District Attorney, one of the good guys - but he had taken over / was running DanTon - a prostitution ring
Found: Dropped on a car as it was leaving a parking garage
Where Killed: on the roof of the parking garage, on the east side
How: Thrown off a roof

Killer: John Knox, working for Scarlett
Motive: completing the hostile takeover of the prostitution ring

Who: John Knox
Found: in an apartment, where "he had taken Scarlett hostage" - NOT
Where Killed: in the apartment
How: multiple gun shot wounds

Killer: Scarlett Price
Motive: greed, she took over the prostitution ring. She worked as a clerk in Buckley's office and as one of the call girls


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