Castle (2009–2016)
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Suicide Squeeze 

A baseball player is found dead in Spanish Harlem. It's found that he had many people hating him because he went to Cuba and shook hands with Castro.

Director:

David Barrett (as David M. Barrett)

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
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 (credit only)
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Ray Wise ... Bobby Fox
Arye Gross ... M.E. Sidney Perlmutter
Don Franklin ... Tommy Zane
Chandra West ... Maggie Vega
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Mario Sanchez
José Zúñiga ... Alfredo Quintana
Vanessa Martinez ... Lara Blanco
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Storyline

Retired baseball star Cano Vega is murdered on a Spanish Harlem community baseball field he sponsored, with his skull smashed with a bat. He had borrowed $200,000 from a loan shark and his wife believed him adulterous. Yet, she and agent Bobby Fox point at Alfredo Quintana, editor of a Cuban diaspora magazine, which called him a traitor after a visit to Castro's Cuba, which he was a refugee from. He was beaten by a team mate before the murder but there's more to the Cuban connection. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

As a baseball fan, Beckett is thrilled about getting to meet Joe Torre. Though he was the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers when the episode was shooting, Torre is most famous for managing the New York Yankees from 1996 to 2007. During those eleven years, the Yankees compiled a .605 winning percentage, made the playoffs every year, won four World Series titles, six American League pennants, and ten American League East division titles; Torre himself won AL Manager of the Year in 1996 and 1998. See more »

Goofs

Cuba does not have a consulate in New York City, or an embassy in Washington, D.C. Instead, Cuba has an interests section in Washington, D.C. and a mission to the United Nations in New York City. Detective Beckett is correct when she states that the head of the "Cuban Consulate" does not have diplomatic immunity, but more limited consular immunity. However, the head of a mission to the United Nations would have full diplomatic immunity. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Martha Rodgers: Tell me, Seer... what do I hold in my hand now?
[blindfolded Alexis puts her hands to her head and concentrates]
Alexis Castle: You're holding...
[long pause]
Alexis Castle: A wallet.
Martha Rodgers: Yes! Incredible! Ten out of ten!
Richard Castle: What's going on?
Alexis Castle: [taking off blindfold] Gram's teaching my how to read minds.
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Connections

References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get Around
(uncredited)
Performed by Dragonette
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Come on, writers! You can do better
10 February 2010 | by kabosseSee all my reviews

I love this show. It is like chocolate: no nutritional value whatsoever, but a guilty pleasure I cannot deny myself now and then. And, digested over an extended period of time, not only instantly happiness-producing, but quite addictive as well.

Usually, I am quite happy with the plot development, since it never is or has been the series' main focus anyway (I would wager a great sum of money that the majority of viewers, at least the female ones, are much more interested in two subplots: 1-when will we learn who killed Kate Beckett's mother?; 2-will Beckett and Castle ever admit to-and act on-their mutual attraction?).

But this episode is so stupid, I cannot even enjoy the "candy factor" properly. Come on! Who really did not see that one coming?! I won't tell, but I would not need to, because apart from the writers, who clearly and criminally underestimate the intellectual capacities of the viewers, everybody will have figured it out from the very first mentioning of the very first clue. It is a formula that has been done before a thousand times, and has been done much better.

I am disappointed. But the interaction between Castle and his daughter is sweet, so that, in a way, saves this episode for me. Nonetheless, I hope the writers will do better next time. No pleasure in eating last year's chocolate easter bunny.


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