Season 2, Episode 10 (20)
Original Air Date - November 23, 2009
When a murdered man is found stuffed in the garbage chute of an apartment building and two women arrive to ID his body — one his wife and the other his fiance — Castle and Beckett have their hands full keeping the women from killing each other as they work to peel back the layers of the victim’s double life. Was it a jilted woman, corporate espionage, or a much darker secret that led to his demise?
- 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
- David Appelbaum – Clerk
- Ana Ayora – Young Woman
- Link Baker – Officer
- Matt Champagne – Andy Berman
- Nick Jaine – Forensic IT Guy
- Perrey Reeves – Helen Parker
- Alex Skuby – Charlie DePetro
- Abigail Spencer – Sarah Reid
- D.B. Woodside – Lance Carlberg
Alexis: Oh, hey, Dad, did you get a chance to sign that permission slip I gave you the other day?
Castle: Haven't you learned to forge my signature yet?
Alexis: Credit cards, yes. Permission slips, no. It's for my civics class. Every student has a three-day volunteer internship at one of the city's agencies, law enforcement, sanitation, fire.
Martha: I'll go with fire. They have the best calendars.
Beckett: What are you doing?
Castle: Well, I can't breathe through my nose. I happen to have a very acute sense of smell.
Beckett: Suck it up, Castle. Real cops deal with worse.
Lanie: Yeah, not to mention medical examiners. Do you know how long I have to shower before heading out on a date?
Castle: No, but if you need someone to time it for you I'd be happy to h...
Ryan: Found it!
Esposito: (About their killer) He didn't count on a tenant on the seventh floor, *cough* a hottie *cough*, seeing the body drop as she threw out her pizza box.
Castle: Is she distraught? Because I can be very comforting.
Beckett: (About Alexis volunteering at the precinct) Big Castle is the one who likes to get in the way. I'm sure Little Castle will be a pleasure.
(Castle hands the specialty coffee he got for Beckett to Ryan)
Castle: Can you...
Ryan: Fresh. And hot, and hot, and hot.
(Ryan puts the cup down on the desk.)
Esposito: He doesn't make me coffee.
Castle: You okay?
Beckett: (About talking to a victim’s loved ones) This is never easy, no matter how much experience you have.
Helen Parker: I'm here to identify my husband. Oh, my God.
Beckett: Excuse me? Your husband? (to Sarah) What's your relation to the victim?
Sarah Reed: I'm his fiancée.
Helen: I'm sorry. What did you just say?
Sarah: I'm his fiancée.
Castle: (To himself) Dude, you are so busted.
Capt. Montgomery: Is that our vic's wife?
Castle: The wife is over there.
Capt. Montgomery: Come again?
(Beckett and Castle tip their heads to the left.)
Capt. Montgomery: Mm-hmm.
(They tip their heads to the right.)
Capt. Montgomery: Hmm. Oh, boy.
Castle: I know, isn't it delicious?
Ryan: Man, my girlfriend freaks out if I don't check in, like, every hour.
Esposito: You do check in, like, every hour.
(Ryan's cell rings, and he picks it up.)
Esposito: Sometimes more.
Castle: You know what math doesn't add up for me?
Castle: Two wives.
Beckett: One wife too many for you?
Castle: Two wives too many.
Beckett: Seems like the common denominator in that equation is you.
Castle: That ever happen to you with me? One day you look, and you see your boy is all grown up?
Martha: I'm still waiting for that moment, actually.
Castle: I set you up for that, didn't I?
Alexis: I know my dad can sometimes be a handful. And by sometimes, I mean all the time. But I wanna let you know you don't have to worry about me. I'm all about getting the job done.
Castle: (About Alexis) You know, her first day at preschool, I hid outside in the bushes all day just to make sure she was all right.
Capt. Montgomery: First time my son went to summer camp, I followed the bus all the way to the Adirondacks.
Beckett: You two are both either very sweet or very creepy.
Beckett: Yeah, well, never underestimate the fragility of the male ego.
Ryan: Oh, see, that's just a stereotype...
Castle: Don't. Don't. That's... She is baiting us, all right? Just ignore her, and she'll lose her witchy powers.
Beckett: You wish. All right, let's go off to Parker's office.
(They stand up and Beckett stops to look for something.)
Castle: Lose something?
Beckett: Um...Where, where, um....where's my broom?
(Castle laughs sarcastically.)
Castle: I was looking.
Ryan: For the record, I did not.
Beckett: This guy went to some pretty serious lengths to get this job.
Castle: They must have amazing dental.
Beckett: I'll tell you what. I'll give you a list of all the detectives who possibly worked this case. Show them the pictures, maybe it'll strike up a memory.
Castle: Only, don't bother them if they seem busy.
Beckett: You're one to talk.
Castle: That's probably why Sam Parker went out of his way to romance her. For access. It's pretty smart.
Lance Carlberg: Pardon me, but don't you mean despicable?
Castle: The two aren't mutually exclusive.
Castle: It was pretty cool, the way you filled in the story there. I think I must be rubbing off on you. That sounded dirtier than I meant it.
Ryan: They're holding Helen Parker for assault and Sarah Reed for trespassing.
Castle: A wife and fiancée catfight. Please tell me we can stop for popcorn on the way.
Ryan: (Whispers) Castle. (Mouths) Pictures.
Castle: Please tell me you did not sleep in the break room again.
Beckett: I went home. I just couldn't stop thinking about that catfight last night.
Castle: Ooh. Would you think less of me if I said, "Me, too"?
'Castle: So, another woman?
Beckett: She and Sam were taking long romantic walks at Port Newark.
Castle: Why you gotta ruin the dream?
Beckett: Two relationships. Can you imagine the stress of trying to pull that off?
Castle: Yes. Uh, from a literary point of view.
Laura/Sarah: Leading a man on isn't a crime, is it, Detective?
Castle: Should be.
Castle: I like her. For the murder. See that crazy look in her eye? That's crazy killer look.
Esposito: Yo. Sarah's alibi checks out. Dance teacher puts her in the front row at the time of the murder.
Castle: She's still got crazy eyes.
Alexis: I mean, I know it's not like the important stuff you do. But I...
Beckett: You know, when a person loses someone, this is important.
Full Episode Recap
Who: Sam Parker, age 38, lives in Connecticut. AKA Jake Holland who lives in the city
Found: In the garbage chute of an apartment building (ultimately found in the dumpster)
Where Killed: up on the 15th floor
How: Single gun shot wound to the chest, close range, use a "poor man's silencer" (a 2 liter pop bottle)
Killer: Lance Carlberg, CEO of New Your Recycle, Jake's (Sam) new employer
Motive: Cover Up Corporate evil doing. NY Recycle was taking battery sludge and dumping it in the ocean, not recycling or storing it
Notable: Sam was married, Jake was engaged. Castle tells him (as he is laid out on the autopsy table in the morgue): "Dude, you are SO busted."