Castle finally gets Beckett, who admits so only in therapy, she may have made him wait too long when he teams up for an investigation with her colorful colleague detective inspector Ethan Slaughter, a cowboy style bulldog, who was assigned multiple decapitated Jamaican corpses from the Irish Westies gang member Brian Reilly's maverick son. Although uncomfortable with the ruffian style, gentleman sleuth Castle proves his value while they discard a simple gang war and focus on newcomer Cesar Vales's Mexican gang. Castle not only repeatedly appeals to his former team, but actually turns to them when he disagrees with Slaughter's theory as well as his bully blackmail method. Written by
Did You Know?
The line that Detective Slaughter says in answer to Castle asking if he will be crushing anyone today "I like to keep my options open" is the same line Adam Baldwin's character Jayne uses in the movie Serenity when Nathan Fillion's character Mal asks why he's bringing grenades along - which makes another Firefly reference in this episode. See more
Detective Ethan Slaughter
[denying Castle's request for a ride-along
I need a writer hanging around like I need a case of the crabs.
References Jake and the Fatman
The Devil's Got My Soul
Written by Claude Le Henaff and Tony Merando
Performed by The Crossroads Band See more