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.
Did You Know?
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
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?
The original presentation version was 37 minutes long and did not feature Detective Ryan. See more
References Along Came a Spider
I Can't Say No
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