Castle (2009–2016)
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Hell Hath No Fury 

Two guys find a rug at a neighborhood dumpster. When they get it home, they were astounded to find a councilman's body inside the rolled up rug. Was this a botched robbery or does this murder have ties to local politics?

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
John Prudhont ... Jeff Horn
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Captain Roy Montgomery
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Jonathan Banks ... Bruce Kirby
Bruno Campos ... Calvin Creason
Michael Reilly Burke ... Frank Nesbit
Joshua LeBar ... Jason Bollinger
Lisa Waltz ... Laurie Horn
Alicia Ziegler ... Tiffany
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Storyline

City councilor Jeff Horn is murdered during a reelection campaign. The body was dumped in a rug from the hotel of nightclub baron Calvin Creason, whose latest major project was blocked by Horn. This clue is too obvious for Castle, even without an alibi. Calvin could just wait, knowing his opponent, Jason Bollinger, is ahead in the polls and possesses photos of Jeff with prostitute Tiffany obtained from P.I. Bruce Kirby, a fired cop. She says Jeff was being blackmailed. Widow Laurie Horn now stands, and takes the lead. The investigation focuses on money trails. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In "Castle: Flowers for Your Grave (2009)", it's mentioned that one of Castle's novels is titled "Hell Hath No Fury". Compared to the success of his Derrick Storm series, he considers it one of his 'lesser' works, and believes only 'hardcore' fans of his would have read it. See more »

Goofs

An exterior of the police station shows "9th Precinct" but Beckett and her fellow officers work in the 12th Precinct. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Richard Castle: Oh, my God. This is quite possibly the worst coffee I've ever tasted. It's actually kind of fascinating. It tastes like a...
[takes another sip of coffee]
Richard Castle: Hmm. It tastes like a monkey peed in battery acid. Try some?
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Supposed to Be My Friend
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Performed by 1990s
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Dead boring investigation, superficial novel release arc and skinny character development but charming performers, entertaining protagonists and rainbow mum
19 February 2010 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

Even if the previous episode, Hedge Fund Homeboys, disappointed me it wasn't bad enough to make me give up on Castle. But what really convinced me to watch its fourth episode was a summary I read on Wikipedia. The investigation in the world of dirty politics sounded boring but I was definitely intrigued by Castle's novel release and his book reading where Beckett was supposed to throw him off his game. It could have be fun and interesting if it had lasted more than a few split minutes. But instead the writers decided to focus on a new murder case, new witnesses and new topic. The problem is that it wasn't new at all and dead boring, like the unknown man they found at the beginning. I couldn't care less about these characters who are not connected to the protagonists. It's character development at its worse.

I better understand now why Castle is defined as a police procedural production. They designed one role episode and only change its parameters from time to time. The problem is that it doesn't work because the recipe is not creative enough and ice cold. Stana Katic is fantastic but Kate Beckett is just too predictable. She's always upset by Richard Castle the matter what he does. Everybody likes him but her. However like one of her co-worker said it he's a charming and smart man. In fact it's one improvement compared to the previous installments, the better use of the secondary characters. Their role was still anecdotic but they helped to better understand the relationship between the beautiful female detective and the writing beast. The other thing I enjoyed was Susan Sullivan performance as Martha Rodgers, Castle's mother. In the third episode I noticed she had potential and in this episode she was the only one interested by her son's career. So without her the subject would only have been covered at the very last minute. Moreover her character is refreshing, joyful and colors the scenes with her extravagant clothes. In fact she reminds me of crazy Magda from the hilarious film There's Something About Mary. Last but not least fashion design is good in most scenes and it makes them less boring even if a beautiful shell can't save a poor contents.

However the few pros I mentioned and the tiny scenes I enjoyed couldn't hide the fact that Castle doesn't have much to offer. The patterns used by the writers are so obvious that I don't see the point of watching most season one episodes. I already know nothing will ever happen between the protagonists. I still enjoy their jokes and awkward face-offs but they're definitely not Dana Scully and Fox Mulder.


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