A baseball player is found dead in the Spanish Harlem. It's found that he had many people hating him because he went to Cuba and shook hands with Castro.

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Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
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Lanie Parish (credit only)
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Bobby Fox
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Tommy Zane
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Maggie Vega
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Mario Sanchez
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Alfredo Quintana
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Lara Blanco
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Retired baseball star Cano Vega is murdered on a Spanish Harlem community field he ands some team mates sponsor, skull smashed with a bat. He had $200,000 loan shark debts and his wife believed him adulterous. Yet she and dodgy agent Bobby Fox point at Alfredo Quintana, editor of a Cuban diaspora magazine which called him a traitor after a visit to Castro's Cuba, which he was a refugee from. he was beaten by a team mate, but there's more to the Cuban connection. Written by KGF Vissers

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8 February 2010 (USA)  »

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As a baseball fan, Beckett is thrilled about getting to meet Joe Torre. Though he was the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers when the episode was shooting, Torre is most famous for managing the New York Yankees from 1996 to 2007. During those eleven years, the Yankees compiled a .605 winning percentage, made the playoffs every year, won four World Series titles, six American League pennants, and ten American League East division titles; Torre himself won AL Manager of the Year in 1996 and 1998. See more »

Goofs

In the episode "Suicide Squeeze," Beckett says over the phone that her badge number is 41319. However in the same episode and other episodes her badge is clearly visible and has the number 0334. See more »

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Captain Roy Montgomery: Let's find out why Vega comes back from Cuba and suddenly needs 200 grand.
Kate Beckett: Okay.
Javier Esposito: So where do you want to start?
Kate Beckett: You guys look into Vega's financials, see if we missed anything. Castle and I will start with Cuba.
Richard Castle: Cuba! Good idea. I'll bring the mojitos, you get the beach towels.
Kate Beckett: Oh, I don't know, Castle. Me in a swimsuit under the hot, blistering sun...
Richard Castle: I'd be happy to rub lotion on you.
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Edited into Castle: Still (2013) See more »

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Whole Again
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Performed by All Night Chemists
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Come on, writers! You can do better
10 February 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I love this show. It is like chocolate: no nutritional value whatsoever, but a guilty pleasure I cannot deny myself now and then. And, digested over an extended period of time, not only instantly happiness-producing, but quite addictive as well.

Usually, I am quite happy with the plot development, since it never is or has been the series' main focus anyway (I would wager a great sum of money that the majority of viewers, at least the female ones, are much more interested in two subplots: 1-when will we learn who killed Kate Beckett's mother?; 2-will Beckett and Castle ever admit to-and act on-their mutual attraction?).

But this episode is so stupid, I cannot even enjoy the "candy factor" properly. Come on! Who really did not see that one coming?! I won't tell, but I would not need to, because apart from the writers, who clearly and criminally underestimate the intellectual capacities of the viewers, everybody will have figured it out from the very first mentioning of the very first clue. It is a formula that has been done before a thousand times, and has been done much better.

I am disappointed. But the interaction between Castle and his daughter is sweet, so that, in a way, saves this episode for me. Nonetheless, I hope the writers will do better next time. No pleasure in eating last year's chocolate easter bunny.


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