Only Becket, on whom the lead character was based, pretends not to be excited when one of Castle's books is chosen for a Hollywood movie. An anonymous, amused 'fan' calls the precinct to report his murder from a Grand Central Station phone booth, where the victim is found, shot with five bullets hand-marked to spell out 'NIKKI'. It's personal injury lawyer Alex Peterman. More calls, bodies, a deliberate clue and messages follow spelling 'will burn'. From the second murder, the FBI sends serial killer agent Jordan Shaw, who soon returns Castle's admiration when he deciphers clues. An apparent solution proves most dangerous. Written by
Did You Know?
Castle's mother, played by Susan Sullivan, is a long-time struggling actress. In the episode "Tick Tick Tick" she watches herself in the pilot episode of The Incredible Hulk, in which Susan Sullivan appeared. See more
In previous episodes, castle has made it clear that he hates when people misuse the word irony, yet when he holds up the paper and says, "talk about irony!" when in fact the heading was not ironic, it was just coincidental. See more
[Castle is fiddling with a pair of night vision goggles in the FBI's car
Special Agent Jordan Shaw
What is he doing?
He touches things.
Written by 'Robert Duncan (VII)' (qv) See more