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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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Solving murder has never been so much fun. (Season 3) See more »


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The season five episode "Castle: The Fast and the Furriest (2013)" aired the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. In light of the event, ABC chose to postpone the airing of the following episode, "Castle: Still (2013)", which deals with Beckett stepping on the sensor trigger of a bomb, and aired "Castle: The Squab and the Quail (2013)" in its place. Even with the switch in air dates, on the season five DVD set, "Still" and "Squab" are listed in the order they were originally intended to air, instead of in broadcast order like the other episodes. See more »

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We see the Castle constantly ask the detectives working with him (or the detectives themselves) to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found NYPD just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for the CSI's to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare. See more »

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[repeated season 3 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: I'm Detective Kate Beckett.
Kate Beckett: Beckett.
Ilya: Aah!
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Nathan is in his element!!!
15 March 2009 | by (Clearwater, Florida) – See all my reviews

For anyone of the "Firefly" persuasion, you are in for a treat! ABC realized what a gem they had in Nathan Fillion when he did his guest stint on Desperate Housewives, and they quickly got their act together and gave him a series! In other words, Nathan is back!! :) This series has a great start to it, with a strong ensemble cast that brings out a great multi-dimensional quality to the show. It is clever, and sarcastic humor reigns. The plot of the pilot was your typical Crime Investigation approach, but it is the delivery of this fine cast that breaks it apart from other shows. With that being said, I hope that they do develop the story lines a bit better in the future, but no matter what happens, this show is a joy to watch simply because of the cast...especially Nathan Fillion. This character is very much like Mal Reynolds in Firefly, and that is what brought me to this show. The rest of the cast and the great delivery is what will keep me with this show!! Well done ABC!!


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