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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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When Castle and Beckett return to the precinct after questioning Mr. Peterson about his alleged affair with Sara, Ryan can be seen at his desk flipping through one of Castle's books. See more »

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When Beckett and Castle go to the Peterson's residence, Claudia Peterson tells them that she tried to call Sara but the call went right to voice mail, indicating the phone was turned off. Later at the Richardson's apartment, Castle calls Sara's phone and it rings. See more »

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NYPD Detective Kate Beckett: Exactly how much longer do I have to expect you to be shadowing me on my cases like this?
Richard Castle: Hard to say. When I'm writing a new character, there's no telling when inspiration might strike.
NYPD Detective Kate Beckett: I thought I was your inspiration.
Richard Castle: Oh you are, Detective, and in so many ways.
NYPD Detective Kate Beckett: Yeah, well, then your inspiration might strike you sooner than you think.
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References One Life to Live (1968) See more »

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So What
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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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