Castle: Season 1, Episode 1

Flowers for Your Grave (9 Mar. 2009)

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Murder mystery author Richard 'Rick' Castle publishes the book in which he kills off his bestseller series' hero, Derek Storm. On that very day, NYPD detective Kate Beckett questions him ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
James Patterson ...
Jonathan Tisdale
Harrison Tisdale


Murder mystery author Richard 'Rick' Castle publishes the book in which he kills off his bestseller series' hero, Derek Storm. On that very day, NYPD detective Kate Beckett questions him about two murders in the exact style of his novels, on a lawyer Fisk viz. social worker Alyson Tisdale. He's professionally flattered to have a copycat. Her boss, captain Roy Montgomery, accepts his help as case consultant and teams them up, the mayor being a fan puts him de facto in charge. More copy killing follows. The police simplistically arrest his fan Kyle Cabot, the first common link. Castle and his author friends decide he must keep investigating, on the assumption it's a motive cover-up, which he does brilliantly, as even Beckett must grudgingly admit. Written by KGF Vissers

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Stephen J. Cannell is a long-time family friend of Rob Bowman's. Rob's father had been one of Stephen's coworkers at KTLA, and later Rob worked for Stephen. See more »


Before entering Kyle Cabot's building, Beckett runs out of the car (after telling Castle to remain there) wearing a suit's jacket. She rushes inside followed by Ryan, Esposito and three other police officers. When the scene changes to the corridor near Kyle Cabot's apartment Beckett is adjusting a bullet-proof jacket but neither she nor any of the other men were even holding one in the previous scene. The scene suggest that they were running to the apartment and none of the blue uniform men are seen to catch up to her. See more »


[Beckett realizes Castle stole documents about the Tisdale and Fisk murders]
Kate Beckett: Richard Castle, you are under arrest for felony theft and obstruction of justice.
Richard Castle: You forgot making you look bad.
Kate Beckett: You know, for a minute there, you actually made me believe that you were human. Cuff him.
Richard Castle: Ooh, bondage. My safe word is "apples."
Kate Beckett: [to the cops cuffing Castle] Oh, there's no need to be gentle.
Richard Castle: How'd you find me, anyway?
Kate Beckett: I'm a detective. That's what I do.
Richard Castle: My mother told you, didn't she?
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Pilot is good
10 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

The pilot manages to introduce several characters and set a background for Fillion's character extremely while keeping along a first murder plot. Both lead roles show extremely good chemistry, Nathan Fillion plays once again a cool character and manages to bring to the table that quirkiness that have made his characters so good in the past. His counterpart is not only pretty to look at but also provides a strong female role and not the standard damsel in distress. The pilot is promising: the writing is good for both plot and dialog, the cast is solid and the mandatory sexual tension flows really well with the witty dialog.

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