Season 2, Episode 19 (29)
Original Air Date - April 5, 2010
The investigation into the shocking death of a museum curator, crushed by a falling gargoyle, takes a bizarre turn when Castle and Beckett learn that he isn’t the first member of a recent archeological expedition to die. It turns out there was a legend inscribed over the burial chamber the team unearthed warning that “all who gaze upon the face of the mummy are doomed.” Was the curator just the latest victim of “The Mummy’s Curse”? And if so, what does that mean for Castle, who snuck a peek at the mummy when no one was looking?
- 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
- Erick Avari – Rupert Bentley
- Gil Birmingham – Cacaw Te
- Steve Cell – Charles Taylor
- Kevin Foster – Will Medina
- Currie Graham – Stanford Oakes
- Navi Rawat – Rachel Walters
- Al Vicente – Norton Grimes
- Omid Zader – Cab Driver
- Bill Roe
Castle: You know, we might want to swing down by the museum, see if any of his colleagues can shed some light on who might want to drop a gargoyle on Mr. Medina's head.
Beckett: Either you're being a good cop, or you just want to go to the museum.
Castle: They have dinosaurs there.
Castle: I love this place! When Alexis was little, we used to come here every Sunday. We would run around here for hours pretending like we were on safari in Africa or looking for dinosaurs in China.
Beckett: You know Castle sometimes I forget that you have such a capacity for pure innocence in your life.
Castle: Yeah. Plus it was a great place to pick up chicks.
Beckett: Then you open your mouth and you ruin it.
Castle: So we're looking for an angry Mayan who mailed a death threat from Spanish Harlem three days ago. How tough can that be?
Beckett: So far this case is nothing but dead ends.
Ryan: You know why?
Esposito: Because Castle’s cursed.
Castle: (To Beckett) You had to tell them, didn’t you?
Beckett: Yes. Yes, I did.
Castle: You guys, there is no curse. (He puts the paper he was holding back on the board) Ow. Paper cut.
Castle: (Sarcastic) Yes, the curse gave me a paper cut.
Ryan: These things start small. Then they snowball.
Lanie: Medina's cell phone. It was in his jacket pocket.
Esposito: I doubt gargoyle attack is covered under his warranty.
Castle: Why is this taking so long? How many Mayans from the Yucatán lowlands could possibly have flown into the New York area in the last few days?
Beckett: T.S.A. computers are down.
Castle: Oh. Well, that's reassuring.
Castle: Yes, yes, yes. Scary mummy, I get it. Thank you.
(He sits down in a chair which falls apart under him)
Esposito: You okay?
Castle: (Whispers) Yeah, yeah. (Grabs his back) It's an old chair, that's all.
Ryan: Just, uh, keep telling yourself that.
Esposito: Maybe she's got something to hide.
Beckett: Like murder?
Castle: Do you believe that people get what they deserve?
Beckett: Well, if they do, then I must have done something pretty terrible to be punished with you.
Beckett: What happened?
Castle: I don't know. I was just gonna make a coffee, and...the cappuccino machine started shaking. And just as I hit the deck, it exploded.
Ryan: You could've been killed.
Castle: (In a panicky voice) I know! (Beckett, Ryan, and Esposito start laughing really hard.) Oh, very--okay. Very funny. Yes, you got me.
Esposito: (Teasing) Ooh. I'm Castle. I don't believe in curses.
Castle: (Pointing at cappuccino machine) What, did you get bomb disposal to rig something up?
Beckett: Yeah, it was all flash and no damage.
Castle: And the chair?
Beckett: I just pulled a couple of screws and let gravity do the rest. (High fives with Ryan and Esposito) Night, Castle.
(Laughs and walks out)
Castle: I'm not cleaning this up! (Silence) I better clean this up.
Castle: There’s no one more superstitious than an actor.
Castle: Well, I'd love to stand around and tell scary stories all day 'cause I'm really good at it...But I have a date with a murder investigation.
Martha: (to Alexis) It's lucky your father doesn't believe in the curse.
Martha: Because he's going into a building...(Whispers) Full of guns.
Castle: I heard that.
Beckett: Any idea who he is?
Ryan: (To Esposito) Do you wanna?
Esposito: No, bro, you called it.
Ryan: Are you sure?
Esposito: Yeah, sure go ahead.
Beckett: Yeah, you know whenever you guys are finished being cute.
Castle: Can I drive?
Beckett: Are you kidding? You’re cursed.
Castle: Mummified tissue? Like mummy flesh?
Beckett: Which means at some point, our killer came into contact with the mummies and somehow transferred the substance onto his or her clothing before killing Medina.
Castle: Or maybe...The mummy himself has risen from the grave and is roaming New York seeking vengeance. (Beckett looks at him skeptically.) I'm kidding. Sort of.
Esposito: Yeah, well I’d rather suffer a thousand curses than go up against Beckett in a box.
Castle: Well, that could only mean one thing.
Beckett: Please don't say that it's walking among us seeking revenge.
Castle: Okay. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Castle: You don’t think he could have orchestrated this whole thing just to generate interest in the exhibit, do you?
Beckett: Murdered Medina just to boost ticket sales? No. That would make this Scooby Doo. And I’m not Velma.
Castle: Velma? Are you kidding? You’re Daphne – hot, smart, not aggressively brainy, but long legs, short skirt…
Beckett: Are you okay?
Castle: Yeah. No. Yeah. I’m gonna go splash some water on my face, and then throw up a little bit.
Castle: If something were to happen to me, I want you to watch out for Alexis. She looks up to you and if her boyfriends get frisky, you can shoot them.
Beckett: Nothing’s gonna to happen to you.
Castle: But if it does…
Beckett: (Nods) Okay.
Castle: Would you also go into my closet and get rid of my porn collection before she finds it?
Esposito: Don’t worry, bro. I gotcha covered on that.
Beckett: Charles, we have your fingerprints on a sarcophagus, so you can either start telling us the truth now or after spending an afternoon in a holding cell entertaining a meth addict through the violent phase of his withdrawal.
Castle: (To killer) This is the part where you say, "and I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids."
Beckett: (Imitating Scooby Doo) Rut-roh.
- Guest star Currie Graham was in a television mini-series called Would Be Kings in 2008 with Stana Katic.
Full Episode Recap
Who: Will Medina, associate curator at NY history museum
Found: front porch of his apartment building
Where Killed: where killed
How: crushed by a falling gargoyle that was prised off of the roof of the building
Who: Nicole Graham, grad student on the expedition
Found: in a dark corner of the NY History museum, mummified
Where Killed: in the Yucatan Peninsula about four months ago
How: blunt force trauma to the back of her head
Killer: Dr. Stanford Raynes
- Will Medina: cover up. Will discovered that the mummy was "fake"
- Nicole Graham: jealousy. Raynes had a "thing" for Nicole and it was creeping her out. She tried fighting him off and when she refused to "celebrate" with him, he killed her