Castle (2009–2016)

Nikki Heat 

An actress playing Nikki Heat shadows Castle and Beckett on the death of a matchmaker. Meanwhile, Ryan plans on proposing to Jenny.


Jeff Bleckner


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), David Grae

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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
Thomas Calabro ... Scott Donner
Stephen Macht ... Bill Wellington
Juliana Dever ... Jenny Duffy-O'Malley
Randall Batinkoff ... Brad Williams
Tymberlee Hill ... Julie Taylor
David Parker David Parker ... Duke Jones
Laura Prepon ... Natalie Rhodes


Castle's doubts about method actress Natalie Rhodes playing the title lead in the movie version of his Niki Heat novel "Heat Wave" are laughed away by Becket, which changes after the star joins the team to observe and spookily-well imitates Becket's every way and even her ridiculously expensive taste come in handy. The team's current case is the murder of match-maker Stacy, in whose home a fortune in cash is found, so on top of theatrically dumped ex Brad Williams, her recent clients, their targets and her P.I. Duke Jones, must pass muster. Written by KGF Vissers - Daniel Marjos

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Release Date:

3 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Castle tells Beckett that he didn't sleep with Natalie because it was "Too meta." However, because he breaks up with Gina in the next episode, we know that he was still in a relationship with Gina at this time, and that's why he wouldn't have slept with Natalie. This was aired out of sequence. "Poof You're Dead" was written to air ahead of it. From the writer's view, Castle had already broken up with Gina when Natalie tried to seduce him. (Wikipedia, List_of_Castle_episodes). See more »


[first lines]
[watching Natalie Rhodes' audition tape for Nikki Heat]
Natalie Rhodes: [as Nikki] Game over, and you lose, Tom... Drop it.
Male Actor: [as Tom] Put down the gun or I swear I'll blow his head off.
Natalie Rhodes: [as Nikki] You know I can't do that, Tom.
Male Actor: [as Tom, shouting] You think I'm kidding around here, Detective Heat?
Natalie Rhodes: [as Nikki] No, I don't. I think you feel trapped and you're serious as hell! But right now, I need you to think about the people who love you, and they need you to put down that gun.
Richard Castle: [pausing the video] I can't ...
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References The Millionaire Matchmaker (2008) See more »


Performed by Amos Lee
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