Richard Castle thinks a murder is a voodoo ritualistic murder when a silver coin is found in the mouth of an adult male murdered victim. When other deaths pop up including a young girl with a silver coin in her mouth, it's up to the team to find the connection. Written by
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Castle refers to Vodou, not voodoo. The experts say that Vodou is a religion with a wide variety of serious spiritual beliefs; and that voodoo, on the other hand, is what Hollywood directors speak of when they want to make a movie with curses and zombies. See more
The top right Vévé in the initial shot of the Nigerian drug lord's lair is that of Maman Brigitte, a loa only worshipped in Haitian vodou (and some rather syncretistic versions of Catholicism). Since it has been stated earlier in this episode that the vodou ceremonies shown were "hardcore Nigerian", it would be more than unlikely to find someone adhering to the Nigerian branch of the religion using the symbol of a loa from Haitian vodou. See more
[while on the phone with Meredith, Castle saw the murder suspect drive by in his car
What do you mean you didn't get the plate?
Uh... there was a... it was coming...
What kind of car was it?
Uh, it was big. It was an SUV, I think.
NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan
You think? What about the color?
Uh, black. Dark blue. Uh... it's very hard being a witness. I don't know how you guys ever get a conviction.
Performed by Dick Dale See more