Mike Royce, Becket's former police mentor, who lost his bounty-hunter license when she arrested him, is murdered while visiting New York, possibly by a fellow passenger from L.A. The captain takes her off the case but she uses extant leave. Castle comes along, having to visit his book's movie set anyway. Informally backed up by Ryan and Esposito, they soon find Royce must have been after the manufacturer of the dissolving type of bullet he was killed with. The trail of arms-dealings and new crimes leads back to New York, fortunately as LAPD detective Kyle Seeger, who follows, wants them out as much as Montgomery ordered Becket back. Written by
Did You Know?
The character name of Donald Mannis (who was a Ganz associate) is a variation on Donald Manes, the scandal-plagued Borough President of Queens in NYC, who infamously committed suicide via a knife to his own heart in 1986. See more
The closeup shot of Beckett picking a lock shows a lock pick and tension tool inserted into a lock, and after being gently shaken the door pops open with ease. When picking a lock you still need to rotate the cylinder (usually at least 90°) the same as you would when using a key, picks don't make doors just magically open. See more
"Neel McCauley"? Really?
That's Robert De Niro's character in "Heat".
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