Castle (2009–2016)
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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




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

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When Beckett is informed that Castle wants to help her work the case she asks Captain Montgomery if she could talk to him for a moment privately. In the script, Montgomery was supposed to say yes, but instead he said no and shut the office door. Kate's reaction is the honest reaction as the director liked Stana's shocked reaction so much they kept it. See more »


The patches the officers wear on the sleeve shoulders say Police Dept New York City. It should say City of New York (as does the shield in the elevator). 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?
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Alternate Versions

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


References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »


Stop and Stare
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User Reviews

This show is a charmer and good for a chuckle!
13 July 2013 | by r-beckerSee all my reviews

More than a typical cop show! It's leads are perfectly matched, they go together like Hepburn & Tracy or Loy &Powell. The synergy is there..

I originally tried the first episode because I wanted to see Susan Sullivan again. What a pleasant surprise to find a group of actors so finely matched to their roles.. Every one is a great match.

The cases are varied and different. The timing is good. In other words, the writing and direction are a giant step above the average. And as a bonus, there's the delight in a good chuckle or pun or imaginative twist (supplied by Castle) in every episode. And why can't a police drama combine humor, a touch of romance. It can and CASTLE does. Bravo!

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Release Date:

9 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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