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Private Eye Caramba!

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Basic Details[edit]

Season 7, Episode 12 (140)

Original Air Date - January 19, 2015

Summary[edit]

While Beckett investigates the death of a beautiful, young telenovela actress, Castle tries to track down the victim's valuable purse which may hold a clue to what caused her death.

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

  • Arye Gross - M. E. Sydney Perlmutter
  • Daya Vaidya – Sophia Del Cordova
  • Nazneen Contractor – Layla Nazif
  • Jackson Hurst – Harlan Mathis
  • Adam Wylie – Ronnie, opera concierge
  • Kamar De Los Reyes – Manuel Villalobos, Sophia & Anahita’s co-star
  • Erick Lopez – Marcus Segundo, Anahita’s former assistant
  • Franco Barberis – Francisco Herrara, show director
  • Varlorie Hubbard – Pam, opera ladies room attendant
  • Cindy Luna - Anahita Menendez
  • Vannessa Vasquez - Gabriela

Director[edit]

Writer[edit]

Quotes[edit]

Beckett: (Answers her cell phone) Oh, speaking of clients, it looks like I’ve got one.

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Beckett: Look, Castle, you’ve got nothing to prove here. To me or to anyone else. Now, is this what you really want to do?
Castle: Well, I’m just starting out. I mean, I’ve got to become established, right? I’ve got to pay my dues. What do you – what do you think?
Beckett: I think that if this is what you really want to do, then I’m behind you all the way.
Castle: Thanks. And once I do become established, much like my Nikki Heat novels were inspired by you, my new series of PI novels will be inspired by me. I’ll be my own muse.
Beckett: You should have stopped at "thanks".

Beckett: You watch telenovelas?
Esposito: No…no. But my tía does. She’s a huge fan of Anahita’s show, Santos Desesperadas. Desperate Saints.
Beckett: Ah.
Esposito: She plays a brilliant young neurosurgeon. At least that’s what my tía says.

Perlmutter: Detective Beckett. So pleasant to see you.
Beckett: Thank you.
Perlmutter: And not see Castle.

Beckett: So maybe this was spontaneous. A crime of passion committed by someone she knew.
Ryan: Or she might have been killed by a psychotic plumber lying in wait.
Esposito: That your Castle theory?
Ryan: Yeah.
Esposito: It needs work.

Esposito: Sofia Del Cordova. A legend. A megastar. Chiquitas, Fuego de la Pasión. Caminos De Amor.
Beckett: Chiquitas?
Esposito: Yeah. Her costar over there, Manuel Villalobos, he and Sofia used to be married. Now he just rides her coattails and uses his influence over her to get his role beefed up on the show. (He catches himself) At least, I mean, that’s what I’ve heard.
Beckett: Are you sure it’s your tía who’s a fan?
Esposito: (Shiftily) Yeah.

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Castle: (Narrating to himself) It was 11 in the morning. My phone was quieter than a dead church mouse. My head hurt after hitting the sauce like there was no tomorrow. For all I knew, there was no tomorrow. I was about to pour a smile in my coffee, have a little hair of the dog that bit me when she walked in.

Beckett: So it looks like you’re going to have to do some actual police work. You know, hit the streets. Start canvassing.
Castle: Canvassing? Oh, that thing you get Espo and Ryan to do.
Beckett: I suggest that you wear comfortable shoes.

Castle: Richard Castle, private investigator. I wonder if I could ask you a few questions.
Ronnie: Oh, wow. I thought you were a writer. What happened?
Castle: Nothing happened. I’m just expanding my brand, if that’s all right with you.

Castle: A clandestine meeting at the opera house. A mysterious Middle Eastern woman passes a flash drive to the victim hours before her death. Perhaps our telenovela actress was actually a covert operative.
Beckett: She may very well be, but I don’t know how that’s going to help you find her purse.
Castle: (Recovers from Beckett’s tease) And yet find it I will!

Ryan: A secret rendezvous with a shadowy real estate magnate, a flash drive exchange with Layla Nazif, the daughter of a Saudi official. Ana was half Lebanese. Perhaps this is some kind of espionage plot and Ana found her way –
Esposito: Bro.
Ryan: - wrapped in a web of intrigue. And like the -
Esposito: Bro. You’re doing it again.
Beckett: Plus, Castle already pitched spies.
Ryan: Oh, well … great minds.

Beckett: Ready to get out of here? Call it a night?
Castle: Oh. What’s your rush, doll? Why don’t you stick around awhile, give those stems of yours a rest?
Beckett: Could I? I’m all alone and this is my first time in the big, scary city.
Castle: Spare me the tall tale, precious. A dame like you? You’ve got an angle.
Beckett: You’re pretty quick for a gumshoe.
Castle: Come on. Spill the story. Time is money and I’ve got none of either.
Beckett: All right, I’ll give it to you straight. I’m just a girl looking for a private d*ck.
Castle: Whoa! Then your search is over, sweetheart.
(They begin passionately kissing and undoing each other’s clothes)

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Sofia: You’re fired, Mr. Castle.
Castle: What? Fired? You can’t do that.
Sofia: I just did.
Castle: Well, I don’t accept.
Sofia: You do understand how firing works?

Beckett: Castle, do you realize how lucky you are?
Castle: Extremely lucky? After all, I’m married to you.
Beckett: Don’t even go there.

Ryan: (To Esposito) I mean, what is a rescue from certain death worth these days?
Esposito: Floor seats to a few Knicks games?
Ryan: At the very least.
Castle: Guys, rescued from certain death? Come on. I had him right where I wanted him. (He sees Ryan’s and Esposito’s looks) Fine. Floor seats.

Castle: So you’re saying I solved my case, and your case, and I apprehended the killer. Hmm.
Esposito: Yeah. You disarmed a hundred and ten pound woman. Must’ve been a tense moment.
Castle: You mock, but I’m telling you, my online PI self-defense course, much like your Special Forces training, had me in the zone. It was like everything was moving in slow motion.
Esposito: You do realize it was a prop gun, right?
Castle: What?
Esposito: Yeah. No bullets, plugged barrel. Harmless.
Castle: But since I didn’t know that at the time, my act of valor still stands.

Ryan: When tech plugged it in it routed them to an anonymous numbered bank account in Switzerland with a balance of one hundred million.
Esposito: A hundred million bucks?
Castle: I should’ve charged way more to find that purse.

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Castle: Who knew a missing purse would turn into a case rife with mystery and intrigue? Thanks.
Beckett: Oh, all I did was refer a case. You’re the one who solved it. So, how does it feel to have your first satisfied customer?
Castle: Like I want to satisfy another one.
Beckett: Oh, I think that can be arranged.
Castle: As the sun set over the mean streets of the naked city, I could feel my luck was about to change. The killer was caught, my case was closed, and hanging on my arm was the dame of my dreams.
Beckett: Are you going to be doing that all night?
Castle: Not if it hurts my chances.

Full Episode Recap[edit]

Victims[edit]

  • Victim: Anahita Menendez, telenovela star
    • Cause of Death: Head crushed with a section of heavy lead pipe

  • Perp: Francisco Herrara
    • Motive: Fear: He bugged Anahita's trailer and discovered that she and Sophia were planning on leaving the telenovela to start a Hispanic-run network. When she refused to back off on her plans, he killed her.


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