A case near Halloween has Castle and Beckett investigating the death of a man in a graveyard, wearing fangs.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Janice Freeman
Alan Freeman
Rosie Freeman
Dr. Barry Frank


As Halloween approaches, Castle and Beckett are called to a graveyard where the body of a young man sporting vampire fangs has been discovered with a wooden stake driven through his heart. Their investigation takes them deep into the heart of New York's underground vampire fetish community, where they learn that the motive for the victim's murder may be hiding within the pages of the graphic novel he was writing before his death. Written by ABC Publicity

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26 October 2009 (USA)  »

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At the start, Nathan Fillion is dressed up as a "space cowboy". This is essentially the same outfit that he wore as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the TV show Firefly (2002) and in the movie Serenity (2005). Molly C. Quinn continues the joke when she says "there are no cows in space" (in Firefly (2002) "Safe", Captain Reynolds transports a load of cattle to another planet), "didn't you wear that, like, five years ago" and "don't you think you should move on" (Serenity (2005) was released in 2005, or about "five years ago"). Actor Seamus Dever also dresses up as a former character - a doctor at the Halloween party. Det. Ryan's actor has played a doctor in both General Hospital (1963) and Army Wives (2007). See more »


When Castle and crew search Damien/Jonas Westphall's apartment they find a broken bottle that is labeled; "India Black Fountain Pen Ink". India Ink is used with dip pens. It dries too quickly to be used in pens with reservoirs, aka fountain pens. See more »


NYPD Detective Kate Beckett: [at Dr. Frank's shop] I hope this is for real, Castle. Because if it's not, we're shortchanging our John Doe.
Richard Castle: Oh, trust me. I can't believe you've never heard of this place. I get all my costumes here.
Richard Castle: We can use this opportunity to find you one for my Halloween party.
[pulling a costume off the rack]
Richard Castle: How about... slutty nurse?
NYPD Detective Kate Beckett: Fantasize all you want, Castle. I am not trying on costumes for you.
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References Firefly (2002) See more »


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Great self-referencing Firefly laugh for fans
15 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Right from the start you know this is a fun episode as Castle bursts through the door wearing his Halloween costume: A space cowboy outfit that his daughter chides him for wearing as A) there are no cows in space; B) He wore the same outfit five years ago; and C) It's time for him to move on. Great self-referencing Firefly laugh for fans. And then there is the mystery: who put a stake through the body of a wannabe vampire fan; A fan who altered his teeth into fangs. And the clues may be in the pages of a comic book the victim was working on. The suspect they first pick up, Morlock (Robert Arbogast) suffers from a type of porphyria also know as Vampire Disease. To complicate matters a second victim is found, this one dressed as a werewolf. And as the crew is attempting to solve the murders, they are also preparing for one of Castle's legendary Halloween parties. A good mystery to solve with a great tongue-in-cheek subplots.

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