Season 2, Episode 2 (12)
Original Air Date - September 28, 2009
When two separate murders are committed on the same night, Castle wagers Ryan and Esposito that he and Beckett will solve theirs first. The frenzied race to catch their respective killers and win the bet leads each investigative duo to a likely suspect, only to find that they both have airtight alibis. But bizarre twists in both cases force the two teams to work together to unravel the mind-bending mystery behind each murder.
- 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
- Diana Maria Riva - Detective Roselyn Karpowski
- Arye Gross - Medical Examiner Sidney Perlmutter
- Brennan Elliott – Jason Cosway
- Matt Winston - Evan Hinkle
- Gareth Williams - Wesley Grovner
- Amy Stewart - Brandy Rossi
- Jim O'Heir - Hall Rossi
- Linara Washington – Christina Marx
- Marco Martinez - Eric Marx
- Dinora Walcott - Detective Mindy Stegner
- Brian Allen - Messianic-Looking guy
- Vanessa Motta - Housewife #1 (uncredited)
- Monica Staggs - Housewife #2 (uncredited)
- Martin Pierron - Full Moon Crow Freak (uncredited)
Castle: What is it about full moons that bring out all the crazies?
Beckett: I don't know. You tell me.
Castle: You guys should really sell tickets. You got everything, madness, mayhem now all you need is -
(Beckett’s desk phone rings. Castle and Beckett share a look and quirked eyebrows.)
Beckett: Dr. Parish, when did they change dress code downtown?
Lanie: Well unlike you I don't sit around work all night waiting for the next vic to show up. Quit looking at the girls, Castle.
Castle: Roger that.
Lanie: Looks like a patient lost their patience.
Castle: Also their command of grammar. "Your" should be U apostrophe RE. As in "you are". It's not even a tough one, not like when to use who or whom.
Beckett: Do you really think that's the takeaway here Castle?
Castle: I'm just saying whoever killed her also murdered the English language.
Beckett: All right, you guys go on uptown and I'll finish up here.
Ryan: So much for my famous warm honey-milk with Jenny tonight. Did I just say that out loud?
Perlmutter: Well, looky-loo said she recognized him from the neighborhood. Gave his info to Officer Whojamiface over there.
Ryan: Nice to see you're making an effort to bond with the rank and file, Perlmutter.
Castle: So? How'd you find the body?
Esposito: On the ground.
Castle: Was he positioned in a creepy way?
Ryan: Yeah. Like a guy who was shot.
Ryan: Oooh, wait. Are you sayin’ you wanna wager on who solves their case first?
Esposito: That's sick, bro. Fifty bucks?
Esposito: Not a word of this to Beckett. She finds out about this, she'll shoot us.
Castle: Secrets, murder, and gambling, three of my favorite pastimes. May the best man win.
Esposito: May he.
Martha: Ah, young love, first banana splits, then splitting assets.
Castle: Ah, mother. You are a hopeless romantic.
Witness: She wanted to know how to get a restraining order.
Beckett: Against who?
Esposito: What's the matter Castle? Are you getting worried?
Castle: Worried? Worried? I make you cry.
Ryan: You wanna bet? Or maybe double down?
Esposito: No, no, no, no, no. Not money, humiliation. Loser wears a dress to the precinct for a week.
Ryan: Why stop there? Loser also shaves his head. Or are you chicken?
Castle: (looks at Beckett) You're on, Honeymilk.
Ryan: Damn it.
Castle: Oh, and by the way, it's a common mistake, but it's not ironic that Dr. Cosway is not here for you to lean on. It's just simply tragic. It would be ironic if her death made you feel better.
Beckett: (looks around and notices coworkers are watching her at the murder board, the coworkers scattering once they've been spotted) Hey Stegner.
Stegner: Just admiring the great board work, Beckett.
Beckett: Care to share any insight?
Stegner: I...really need to go file...
Beckett: (Spots Castle taking money from her coworkers) Son of a- (Takes money from Castle) Nobody move! What is this?
Castle: Girl scout cookie orders.
Beckett: Uh-huh. Girl scout cookie orders.
Castle: Yeah, just helping out the troop.
Beckett: Funny. I didn't realize Alexis was a girl scout.
Castle: I know. She's got so many activities that I can barely keep track.
Ryan: What's going on?
Beckett: Betting on murder cases guys, really?
Esposito & Ryan: What? No, no, no.
Castle: I'm telling you it's for Girl Scout orders.
Beckett: Girl scout cookies are sold in February. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. Now get back to work.
Castle: Listen…I'm sorry. I know it was wrong. I just thought—
Karpowski: (Hangs up her desk phone) Beckett, you are never gonna believe this.
Beckett: Oh, the bar on unbelievable is pretty high right now.
Karpowski: Vic's husband took out a $3 million life insurance policy on his wife last month!
Beckett: (Turns to Castle) $100 on us.
Jason Cosway: We had a fight. You know what it proves? We're married.
Ryan: And I believe that that, my friends, is the definition of an airtight alibi.
Esposito: Castle, what size dress do you wear, 6, 8?
Ryan: (Shakes his head) Mm-hmm.
Ryan: (Nods) Mm-hmm.
Castle: I got a bad feeling about this.
Beckett: Are we really rooting against solving a murder?
Castle: Well I don't want to shave my head, do you?
Beckett: (flabbergasted) Why would I shave my head?
Castle: You're in on the bet aren't you?
(Beckett's phone rings)
Beckett: Yeah but I didn't realize...(Castle makes a motion across his head as if he is shaving his hair off; Beckett answers her phone nervously) B-Beckett. Okay, we'll be right there. Lanie just found something in the forensic report.
Castle: Well I hope it's better than their son in law.
Alexis: (About a girl who claimed to have a crush on Alexis’ boyfriend, but who her boyfriend doesn’t remember) She never even went to Camp Chumash, but her friend did, and Thalia wanted to meet Owen, so she staged the whole thing.
Castle: Oh, that is so…budding sociopath.
Beckett: Yeah. It's just, this one reminds me of my mom's case. What Frank Anderson's family must be going through, especially Christina…Mourning her dad's death thinking that it was random, and then finding out that it wasn't. I guess you could say, what does it matter? The person that you love is dead. But knowing why matters.
Esposito: Oh, we're gonna get a confession.
Castle: Wh-eh-not if we get one first.
Ryan: So…bet's back on?
Beckett: (Getting up in Ryan's face.) You bet your britches, the bet is back on.
Esposito: Yo, Ryan, you were on fire in there.
Ryan: New nickname, Ice-posito.
- Who Taught You To Live Like That performed by Sloan - opening scene at the precinct during a full moon
- We Are Not The Losers (Anymore) performed by Actionslacks - end scene where Castle and Beckett, and Ryan and Esposito tease each other
Full Episode Recap
Who: Ashley Cosway, 32, couples therapist
Found: in her office
Where Killed: where found
How: multiple gunshot wounds, small caliber, then he wrote on her face
Killer: Eric Marx, son in law to Frank Anderson
Motive: he wanted Frank's apartment, and Frank stopped loaning Eric money. He killed Ashley so Jason Cosway would kill Frank.
Who: Frank Anderson
Found: face down in a park
Where Killed: where found
How: single gun shot wound to the mid section in the back, 38 or 45 caliber, close range
Killer: Jason Cosway, husband of Ashley Cosway
Motive: tired of being married. He killed Frank so Eric Marx would kill Ashley