Castle (2009–2016)
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The Squab and the Quail 

Castle is jealous when Beckett has to protect a billionaire from an unknown killer. Castle wants to solve the case fast because it means Beckett will no longer have to be with the charming entrepreneur.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Castle
... Kate Beckett
... Martha Rodgers
... Javier Esposito
... Kevin Ryan
... Lanie Parish
... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
... Captain Victoria Gates
... Eric Vaughn
... Cindy Paralti
... David Anderson (as Scott Allen Rinker)
... Bruno Toft
... Tory Ellis
... Lucas Stewart
... Arthur Felder


As soon as it becomes clear that self-made billionaire Eric Vaughn, even more slick then Castle, was the murder target, not the society dinner companion who was accidentally served his poisoned dish, Vaughn gets the commissioner to assign him the best close protection: Becket. While she dodges flirtation and bullets at their 'safe' hotel suite, jealous Castle is determined to crack the case to get his girlfriend romantically-safe home. The means used by the killer inspire Castle's daring, perhaps too convenient suspicion. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

22 April 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


About a year later, Ioan Gruffudd began starring in Forever (2014). The series obliquely mirrors Castle and Beckett's partnership in the sense that his character, a civilian, partners with a homicide detective to investigate murders in New York. See more »


When Lanie is explaining that she can't figure out what chemical killed the victim, the chest X-ray on the view-box over her left shoulder is hung upside down. See more »


[first lines]
Chef: Let's keep this going, people. This is a big night for us.
[to waiter]
Chef: You! Get it together, man. Focus!
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References House of Cards (2013) See more »


Castle Theme
Written by Robert Duncan
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Same as my vote( Awful)

This episode made absolutely no sense. A billionaire, Erik Vaughn, requires Kate's personal protection after an attempt on his life. This, of course, requires the use of a hotel suite while Beckett is with him. Castle is made into the bumbling idiot the writers have made him for most of this year, which only encourages Beckett to let Vaughn get close to her and kiss her.

The worst thing about this episode is that it occurs after "Still", which showed the closeness of Castle and was the first time Beckett told Castle that she loved him. No writer could make this leap without losing all credibility. which Andrew Marlowe did.

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