While investigating the death of an Irish mobster, Beckett and Castle uncover a local turf war that may be connected to both a late-night infomercial guru and an international drug smuggling operation. But the case turns agonizingly personal when evidence emerges that the killer they're chasing may have had a hand in Beckett's mother's murder. Written by
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When Beckett discovers the bags of drugs hidden in the bus-station locker, she cuts one open and tastes a bit of it to identify it as heroin. Although this is a very common thing for cops to do in TV shows and movies, it is strictly against actual police procedure. Aside from rules against law-enforcement officers ingesting any illegal drugs, there is also the chance that an unknown powder found during an investigation might be laced with an even more dangerous or lethal poison (anthrax, ricin, and cyanide all also have white-powder forms). See more
It is mentioned repeatedly that no one knows what "Rathborne" looks like. But Coonan has already said he was in the service with Rathborne; U.S. Armed Services records include photos, which the NYPD can request. See more
If you tell anyone what I'm about to say, there's going to be another shooting. But... I've gotten used to you pulling my pigtails. I have a hard job, Castle, and having you around makes it a little more fun.
Your secret's safe with me.
References Ghost Rider
Written by Eddie Vedder
Performed by Pearl Jam See more