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Meme is Murder

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Basic Details[edit]

Season 7, Episode 5 (133)

Original Air Date - October 27, 2014

Summary[edit]

Castle and Beckett track a serial killer who is not only murdering average citizens who have found overnight fame on the Internet, but is taunting the NYPD by posting personal pictures of the team at the 12th. Meanwhile, Castle's effort at marketing his next Nikki Heat book, Raging Heat, via the Internet hits a hilarious snag.

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

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Guest Cast[edit]

  • Maya Stojan - Tory Ellis
  • David Marciano - Bill Garrett, retired cop
  • Jared Kusnitz - Adam Lane
  • Derek Krantz - Oren Wilder, co-founder of snappamatic.com
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  • Brett Weinstock - Kent Wilder, co-founder of snappamatic.com
  • Aly Mawji - Evan, snappamatic.com programmer
  • Lisa Datz - Mary Fuchs
  • Emily Davenport - Abby Smith
  • Matt Pascua - Carlos Villegas, Abby's boyfriend
  • Skyler Vallo - Tatiana Fisher
  • James Huang - Dr. Edward Han, acupuncturist
  • Michelle Alegria - TV Reporter
  • Mo Darwiche - Mo, commercial director
  • Rebecca Kessler - Pedestrian

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Quotes[edit]

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Beckett: That must have been kind of embarrassing.
Castle: It was a minor blow to my ego. After that I had to channel my inner Castle, but once I did…nailed it.
Beckett: Wow. You nailed playing yourself. That’s impressive.

Esposito: He’s an acupuncturist. His cell phone records show that he called Abby a dozen times in the days before her murder.
Castle: And who better than an acupuncturist to kill with accurate punctures?

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Esposito: I don’t get it. Posting dumbass photos all over the place? How does she have a fan base? How did this become a career?
Castle: Welcome to the sharing economy.
Esposito: More like oversharing.
Beckett: (To Esposito) Really? And you’re opposed to all photos of oversharing women?
Esposito: That’s…different.

Oren: Look, no one is more upset about this than we are.
Beckett: I bet Abby Smith was.

Castle: Expiration date on spoiled milk. Plus grilled bratwurst equals…spoiled brats. That’s the message. That’s what the images mean, leading us to…Seriously? Anyone here besides me a consumer of vapid online magazines?
Esposito, Ryan, & Beckett: (Together) No.

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Beckett: This is why I hate social media. Once something is out there you have control. People can take a private moment and create their own context. I mean, we weren’t even investigating the murder yet and they made us look like we were bad cops. Or worse. Like we didn’t care.
Castle: Come on, Beckett, it’s the internet. No one’s going to take that picture seriously.
Beckett: 1PP did.
Castle: Look. It’s going to blow over, okay? With millions of items being posted every minute this is but a blip on the net continuum.
Beckett: You know the problem with anonymity? There’s no accountability. It empowers cowards to become bullies, just like this guy.

Beckett: How could the killer make a copy of the key without the original?
Ryan: It turns out all you need it a picture. When Cam bought the Rolls, he bragged about it by posting a photo of the key that anyone could then digitize. So, just as the killer did, I uploaded a photo to the printer and – voila.
Castle: Outstanding.
Beckett: If by outstanding you mean horrifying. The killer snapped a photo of this key and then made a 3D duplicate of it.

Ryan: Welcome to the future.
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Castle: (Fascinated by the 3D printer) Still, I’ve gotta get one of these.

Beckett: Adam, you need help. You’re sick. Let me get you –
Adam: I’m sick? Nobody had to follow me. No one has to vote for Kent or Oren. But they can’t help themselves. They want to be a part of it. They have to watch. So…who is really sick?

Garrett: He wasn’t always like that. If I could go back and do it over again…
Castle: You didn’t make him this way.
Garrett: Yeah, but I didn’t stop it. And now I can’t stop these two guys from dying.
Castle: If anyone can break him, it’s Detective Beckett.

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(About Castle’s new web-mercial, which includes lots of bloopers)
Castle: What the hell was that?
Alexis: Dad, you’ve gotten over a million hits.
Castle: A million people have seen that?!
Alexis: Yeah.
Martha: It’s gone viral, darling. Isn’t that what you wanted?
Castle: Not like this.
Beckett: Don’t worry, Castle. It’ll blow over. This is but a blip on the net continuum. But…we so need to watch this one again.

Full Episode Recap[edit]

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Victims[edit]

  • Victim: Abby Smith
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed multiple times in the chest

  • Victim: Cam Magani
    • Cause of Death: Throat slit in his new luxury car

  • Perp: Adam Lane
    • Motive: Revenge: Adam was the victim of cyber-bullying in high school, but nobody was held accountable, so he began killing spoiled Internet celebrities for revenge.


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