Castle (2009–2016)
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Nanny McDead 

Castle's first case with the NYPD has him and Beckett solving the case of a nanny found dead in a spin dryer.

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Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
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Claudia Peterson
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Chloe Richardson
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Howard Peterson
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Ian Harris
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Diana Harris
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Brent Johnson
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Now Castle has solved the pseudo copycat-case, the mayor orders him accepted as permanent police consultant. First case, Howard Peterson and Sara Peterson's nanny Sara Manning, from Georgia, was found dead in their building's clothes dryer. Once more, Castle comes up with the non-evident questions and ideas to establish the infidelity-related motive and several suspects. Written by KGF Vissers

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16 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Len Lesser's last appearance. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, you see Castle typing on his laptop. He closes the laptop and puts it on his desk. Seconds later when he's looking at the photograph, you can see the laptop open again on the desk in the background. When the camera is panning out, it appears to be closed again. See more »

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Richard Castle: [Beckett is surprised to see him at the crime scene] Thought you ditched me back at the precinct, didn't you? Come on. Nanny McDead is found in the spin dryer, you don't think the captain's gonna let me in on that story?
NYPD Detective Kate Beckett: [sarcastic] You're right, Castle. My bad.
[she rolls her eyes and walks away]
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References Nanny McPhee (2005) See more »

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Castle Theme
Written by Robert Duncan
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Episodic character development but convincing acting, unauthentic dialogs, déjà vu but twisted enough story
4 February 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The first impression is not always the most objective one but in this case I'm a bit disappointed by Beckett and Castle. In the pilot I found the mix between writing and investigation quite original but watching this episode was just entertaining and nothing more. The acting was good but the protagonists chemistry seemed forced and their dialogs weren't as spicy and funny as expected. In fact I worry that the upcoming episodes are just fillers. So I really hope the writers don't plan to use the same recipe but with a different story every time. In Nanny McDead the events weren't predictable but not surprising. Even Castle's story telling his new partners wasn't intriguing. I just didn't believe him because what he said wasn't fascinating nor thought out of the box. Despite all these cons from time to time I enjoyed watching them investigate because of some good elements like the outfit design and charming performers. But in the end I'll quickly forget that old Nanny story and really disliked the episodic format. I'm surprised the writers didn't focus on further developing the arc covered in the pilot, about a serial killer using Castle's novels as guidelines.


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