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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
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 Richard Castle / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Kate Beckett / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Martha Rodgers / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Javier Esposito / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Kevin Ryan / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Alexis Castle / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Lanie Parish / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Captain Victoria Gates (93 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Captain Roy Montgomery (61 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Richard "Rick" Castle is a millionaire playboy who recently killed off his main character when a serial killer starts killing people like he does in his books. He teams up with New York police detective Kate Beckett to solve the case. He finds inspiration in Detective Beckett and starts shadowing her for his next book.

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She's armed, he's dangerous. (Season 2) See more »


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In the Nikki Heat novels, Richard Castle writes about the shadowing of Detective Heat by a writer by the name of Jameson Rook. In chess, "castle" and "rook" are interchangeable names for the same piece. To begin with, Castle's name was a tribute to the name of the real best-selling novelist Stephen King, whose surname is also a chess piece. See more »

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In the shows following "Always", Beckett's scar keeps moving around and changing in shape and "puffiness". See more »

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[repeated season 2 episode open]
Richard Castle: [v.o] There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better. Who am I?
Richard Castle: I'm Rick Castle.
Richard Castle: Castle.
Richard Castle: Castle.
Richard Castle: I really am ruggedly handsome, aren't I?
Richard Castle: [v.o] Every writer needs inspiration, and I found mine.
Kate Beckett: Detective Kate Beckett.
Kate Beckett: Beckett.
Kate Beckett: Beckett.
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Creative, Witty, and Nathan Fillion
9 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching the first showing and I am very pleased. Others and I have been starving for more Nathan Fillion ever since Firefly. It seems he has finally landed a lead role, which he has so definitely earned, in an interesting looking series. At this juncture, I don't have many predictions for the series which is a rarity these days and I think that it will be fun watching Castle and detective Beckett's relationship grow. The writing was quite creative even though it sometimes felt like they were rushing things. I think its possible that they could have made this first episode last another week or two, however, at the same time, its fast pace leaves no time wasted. I found myself sprinting into the kitchen for munchies and racing back in hopes of not missing any of the action. I will definitely be watching this next week :)


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