Castle (2009–2016)
9 user 6 critic

Flowers for Your Grave 

After a serial killer starts displaying the victims the way done in Richard "Rick" Castle's books, Castle teams up with Detective Kate Beckett to solve the case. He then starts to shadow her for his new book.


Rob Bowman


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Andrew W. Marlowe

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Monet Mazur ... Gina Griffin
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Captain Roy Montgomery
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Stephen J. Cannell ... Stephen J. Cannell
James Patterson ... James Patterson
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Dan Castellaneta ... Judge Markway
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Keir Dullea ... Jonathan Tisdale
Colby French ... Detective
Brian Avers ... Harrison Tisdale


Murder mystery author Richard 'Rick' Castle's book, in which he kills off his bestseller series' hero, Derek Storm, is published. On that very day, NYPD detective Kate Beckett questions him about two murders in the exact style of his novels; on a lawyer Martin Fisk and a social worker, Alyson Tisdale. He's professionally flattered to have a copycat. Her boss, Captain Roy Montgomery, accepts his help as case consultant and teams them up, due to Castle being friends with the Mayor. Another copy killing follows. The evidence found by the police leads to the arrest of a fan, Kyle Cabot. Castle and his author friends decide the 'story' doesn't make sense and has a few holes in it, leading Castle to keep investigating, which he does brilliantly, as even Beckett must grudgingly admit. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-PG | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Alibi [UK]





Release Date:

9 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Stephen J. Cannell is a long-time family friend of Rob Bowman's. Rob's father had been one of Stephen's coworkers at KTLA, and later Rob worked for Stephen. See more »


When Castle is arrested in the library he is wearing a blazer. When he is brought into the police station in cuffs, the blazer is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Gina Griffin: Murder... mystery... the macabre. What is it about a hard-boiled detective, a femme fatale and the cold steel of a gun that keeps our bedside lamps burning into the wee hours of the morning?
See more »

Alternate Versions

The original presentation version was 37 minutes long and did not feature Detective Ryan. See more »


References Along Came a Spider (2001) See more »


When I Grow Up
Performed by The Pussycat Dolls
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great protagonists and performers ; original relationship between writing and investigation ; high-end production
11 June 2009 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

Until a few days ago I never really paid attention to Castle. In fact I decided to watch this episode after reading an article about its second season. I thought if a show was renewed it's because it was a good one. And it seems I was right because I really enjoyed it. First Richard Castle is a character you can easily relate to because becoming a writer is a common fantasy. He's a playboy but has a heart and is really funny. Moreover his mother and daughter really contributed to make him a more believable character. I instantly liked him and Nathan Fillion's performance was just perfect. Second Kate Beckett is definitely not the usual female sidekick. Stana Katic shares the screen with Fillion and doesn't work in his shadow like some female detectives in other shows, Life for example. Of course at first she just looks like an other babe but then you begin to understand that she's very smart, takes her job seriously and has her own story. Some scenes with Nathan really helped these characters to quickly grow on us and revealed how humans they're. You can also feel how great the chemistry is between the performers and that they really enjoy what they're doing. Moreover like if it wasn't enough the story itself is fascinating. It's definitely not just an other police story. The writers managed to brilliantly merge two worlds, fiction and reality. Castle is inspired by Beckett's work and in return she seems quite fascinated by the mind behind the novels. So they really mirror each other and reminded me of cult duos like Mulder and Scully in The X-Files.

So overall it was a really pleasant and unexpected surprise. The direction was also flawless and the ambiance was quite similar to the episode Ummey's Last Case from Nightmares & Dreamscapes, a show adapted from Stephen King's short stories. But the only problem is that once you've watched this episode you'll sure ask for more and as the first season only has ten, waiting September for the second to air seems just too far away.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed