Ex-cop Angelo Vasquez, reformed since ten years but unemployed, was murdered in the home of his fiancée, Emma Briggs. She ran, took hostages in a dentist practice and asks only for Castle, whom she claims to trust, unlike the police, to prove her innocence of the murder. Becket now is the one officially out of the loop, yet allowed to work with the team. They find out incriminating elements from Emma's past, yet castle keeps finding interpretations potentially in her favor while believing in her being framed, so elaborately it requires brains and clout, which both turn up. Written by
Did You Know?
The lead hostage negotiator is introduced as Sgt. Roman, a likely nod to the character, Danny Roman, played by Samuel L Jackson in The Negotiator (1998). Other pieces of dialogue are suggestive of this homage. See more
Near the beginning of the episode, when Beckett is complaining about getting fired from her government job, she says she hasn't been out of work since she was fifteen. But in Castle: Always
, she is suspended by Captain Gates and chooses instead to resign from the NYPD. And when she wants to return at the end of Castle: After the Storm
, she is required to serve out said suspension for three months. See more
She shot you in the chest and you still think she's innocent?
No. She shot me in the chest and now I know she's innocent.
References Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Castle Theme Song
Written by Robert Duncan See more