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

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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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Official Sites:

Alibi [UK]





Release Date:

9 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Beacon Pictures,ABC Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Keir Dullea plays the father of the episode's murder victim. Castle (2009) later paid homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the film for which Dullea is most famous, in Castle: The Wrong Stuff (2015). See more »


When Castle is being held hostage by Harrison Tisdale, he is holding on to one of the cuffs of the handcuffs and the other cuff is attached to his wrist. After Castle knocks out Tisdale, he gives Beckett the cuffs when she asks him for them. He didn't have time to take off the other cuff between being kidnapped by Tisdale and Beckett asking him for the cuffs and we don't hear him unlock the other cuff in the alley. 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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References Along Came a Spider (2001) 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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