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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Lanie Parish (credit only)
Bobby Fox
Tommy Zane
Maggie Vega
Mario Sanchez
Alfredo Quintana
Lara Blanco


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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Actor Ray Wise, who plays the murder victim's agent in this episode, previously starred on the TV show Reaper as the Devil. One of his castmates from Reaper, Rick Gonzalez, is a guest star in the previous Castle episode The Third Man. See more »


Just after the part where Kate goes to call her father after seeing Joe Torre, Kate and Castle are sat talking to Bobby Fox at the table in his office. As he is talking about the Field being built hes playing with a bottle of water the black top is on. Camera cuts to a side view of Bobby and he states things hadn't changed as much as he'd hoped for, the top is now gone. Camera cuts to a shot of Kate, the top is back on again. Shortly after, bobby picks up the bottle and then goes to take a drink when camera cuts back to him the bottle is gone from the desk, he then proceeds after some dialogue to get up and walk over to the drinks counter where he picks up a bottle of water and goes back to the end of the desk where he stands with his arms out telling a story, the top is on then its off then its back on again. Finally he sits back at the desk and the bottle is gone. See more »


Kate Beckett: [starstruck] That was Joe freaking Torre! I gotta call my dad.
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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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