Castle: Season 2, Episode 20

The Late Shaft (12 Apr. 2010)

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Hours after filthy rich comedian and TV show star Bobby Mann asked Castle, one of his guests, for help claiming to fear for his life, he dies from cardiac arrest. Castle insists on an ... See full summary »

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Hours after filthy rich comedian and TV show star Bobby Mann asked Castle, one of his guests, for help claiming to fear for his life, he dies from cardiac arrest. Castle insists on an autopsy, which shows a crafty poisoning requiring knowledge of Bobby's medication. The night before, he had visited two of his ex wives, Cindy and Barbara, who have apartments in the same building, and later, he saw his future successor as show host. He was also blackmailed with pictures of him and an apprentice, but by whom? Castle enjoys a hot affair with actress Ellie Monroe, who wants Nicky's part in the upcoming Heat wave movie. More studio politics increase the suspects lists, while alibis are checked. Written by KGF Vissers

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The whole talk-show setup is almost identical to "Conan" hosted by Conan O'Brien (e.g. Hank McFee/Andy Richter). Even the cup that sits on Bobby Mann's desk is exactly the same as O'Brien's "Eisenhower-cup". See more »

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Kevin informs Kate that Bobby left Barbara's apartment at 1:15 a.m., however it is already on the time line on the incident white board. See more »

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Kevin Ryan: Once we suspected blackmail, I ran through his financials again.
Kate Beckett: I thought they were clean.
Kevin Ryan: Well, they were. But going back, we found this.
[hands Beckett a folder]
Kate Beckett: He spent a hundred grand on a kitchen reno.
Kevin Ryan: Totally legitimate, but we searched his brownstone.
Richard Castle: And he wasn't renovating his kitchen.
Kate Beckett: So who was on the receiving end of the hundred grand?
Kevin Ryan: Zack Robinson.
Richard Castle: Ooh, good bad guy name. Snaky "z", hard "k." Even has "rob" in it.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by 'Robert Duncan (VII)' (qv)
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