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
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Because this was the pilot, it was filmed in two locations: New York and L.A. This is most clearly evidenced during the precinct scenes. There are obviously two different precincts; one is the precinct used in all other episodes (as of 5x17) and the other shows Montgomery in a completely different office, as well as a nice red, brick wall in the background behind Beckett's desk. Also proof of the 2 sets is Beckett's desk location, as well as the items on her desk and their locations. See more
When Detective Beckett approaches Castle at the party and takes him to the police station, he has a closer shave than in the following interrogation scene. After returning home from the interrogation, his facial hair has returned to the much shorter look. See more
Welcome to reality, superstar.
Well, I never did much like reality.
Edited into Castle: Still
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