Castle (2009–2016)
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Tick, Tick, Tick... 

In a two-part storyline, Federal Agent Jordan Shaw, an insightful and accomplished Federal investigator, teams up with Castle & Beckett to hunt down a cunning and elusive serial killer.

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... Richard Castle
... Kate Beckett
... Martha Rodgers
... Captain Roy Montgomery
... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
... Javier Esposito
... Lanie Parish
... Kevin Ryan
... Special Agent Jordan Shaw
... Special Agent Jason Avery
... Donald Salt
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Only Becket, on whom the lead character was based, pretends not to be excited when one of Castle's books is chosen for a Hollywood movie. An anonymous, amused 'fan' calls the precinct to report his murder. The call is traced to Grand Central Station where the victim is found, shot with five bullets hand-marked to spell out 'NIKKI'. Two more calls turn up as many bodies, who's marked bullets finish the message with 'WILL BURN'. The FBI to get involved and Agent Jordan Shaw, arrives at the second murder scene. Castle recognizes her as she has solved several high-profile crimes. When he starts getting excited by all the high-tech 'toys' the FBI has and gets Agent Shaw's admiration for his help deciphering clues, Beckett starts to get a little jealous. An apparent solution proves to be just the beginning. Written by KGF Vissers

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22 March 2010 (USA)  »

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This episode, and its followup, reunites Nathan Fillion and Dana Delany who previously played a married couple on Desperate Housewives (2004) during the show's fourth season. See more »

Goofs

When Castle arrives at Beckett's apartment with a bottle of wine, he pours the wine and announces it to be a Chateauneuf du Pape. A Chateauneuf is a red rhone (which is packaged in a burgundy bottle). However, the wine Castle pours is from a Bordeaux bottle. See more »

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[first lines]
Richard Castle: [on phone] Yeah, Paula, that sounds perfect.
[listens]
Richard Castle: Yeah, close the deal.
[listens]
Richard Castle: Thank you, and to you.
[hangs up, then to Beckett]
Richard Castle: Hey.
Kate Beckett: Hey.
Richard Castle: Ask me why I'm here.
[...]
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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7 Stars
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Performed by The Apples In Stereo
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Nikki Heat is the famous detective not Kate Beckett, as Jordan Shaw takes control.
3 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Moves are afoot to turn the novel Heat Wave into a movie. Richard Castle shares this news with Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective, and she is her typical rude, insulting self, reminding Richard Castle that she really does not want him around.

The focus then shifts to the new case which involves a serial killer who is obsessed with Nikki Heat, not Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective. This provides an opportunity to introduce the impressive Dana Delany to the show as Special Agent Jordan Shaw. Jordan Shaw is clever and talented. She also has a large team and lots of great equipment. She works well with Richard Castle and acknowledges his assistance, something Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective, routinely struggles to do. Beckett becomes jealous of the working relationship between Castle and Shaw and in contrast to her attitude at the top of the show, wants Castle to share everything with her before he shares it with Jordan Shaw.

This two-part show has a cliffhanger at the end speculating whether Kate Beckett will survive.

Kate Becker clearly has a long way to go before she gets to the class of Jordan Shaw, both professionally and personally. Whether by accident or design the very impressive Jordan Shaw represents very serious competition for Kate Beckett, the infallible super detective. However this theme is very rarely touched upon by the writers in the show.


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