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?
Apart from the usual formula of the show,this episode reveals the killer to viewers in the very beginning. See more
When Beckett comes out of the pool, an hotel employee gives her a pool skirt. When she swings it around her hips, water droplets fly out of the skirt meaning that it was already wet. That means it wasn't the first take and Stana had to put it on multiple times before. See more
[reminiscing about Royce
I was so in awe of him, Castle, when I first met him. I just hung on his every word. And then later I realized he was just making up stories to mess with me.
[Castle smiles and Beckett laughs to herself
I can't believe that I'm never gonna see him again.
You know, I thought when I first met you, that you were a mystery I was never gonna solve. Even now, after spending all this time with you, I... I'm still amazed. At the depth of your strength, your heart.
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References To Live and Die in L.A.
The Other Side
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