Castle: Season 1, Episode 1

Flowers for Your Grave (9 Mar. 2009)

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After a serial killer starts targeting people the way in Richard "Rick" Castle's books he teams up with Detective Kate Beckett to solve the case. He then starts to shadow her for his new book.



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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery



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At the end of the episode, when Castle disarms Harrison Tisdale, Nathan Fillion ad-libbed the line "Tell me you saw that!" 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 »


Gina Griffin: What kind of idiot kills off his best-selling main character?
Richard Castle: Are you asking as my blood-sucking publisher, or as my blood-sucking ex-wife?
Gina Griffin: Oh, is that what you're doing? Punishing me by killing the golden goose?
Richard Castle: Oh, come on. I may be petty and short-sighted, but I'm not *that* petty and short-sighted.
Gina Griffin: Really? Then why?
Richard Castle: Writing Derrick used to be fun. Now it's like work.
Gina Griffin: Hmm. God forbid you should work. I mean, you could have retired him. You could have crippled him, you could have had him join...
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Referenced in Castle: Probable Cause (2012) See more »


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This show is a charmer and good for a chuckle!
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More than a typical cop show! It's leads are perfectly matched, they go together like Hepburn & Tracy or Loy &Powell. The synergy is there..

I originally tried the first episode because I wanted to see Susan Sullivan again. What a pleasant surprise to find a group of actors so finely matched to their roles.. Every one is a great match.

The cases are varied and different. The timing is good. In other words, the writing and direction are a giant step above the average. And as a bonus, there's the delight in a good chuckle or pun or imaginative twist (supplied by Castle) in every episode. And why can't a police drama combine humor, a touch of romance. It can and CASTLE does. Bravo!

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