Ex-con, Angelo Vasquez, reformed for ten years but unemployed, was murdered in the home of his fiancée, Emma Briggs. She ran, took hostages in a dentist's office and asks for Castle, whom she claims to trust, unlike the police, to prove her innocent of the murder. Beckett now is the one officially out of the loop yet allowed to work with the team. They find out incriminating elements from Emma's past, but Castle keeps finding interpretations potentially in her favor while believing she is being framed.
Did You Know?
The lead hostage negotiator is introduced as Sgt. Roman, a likely nod to the character, Danny Roman, played by Samuel L. Jackson
in The Negotiator
(1998). Other pieces of dialogue are suggestive of this homage. See more
When Beckett is bemoaning losing her job with the government, she comments "I can't believe the FBI fired me." But she worked directly for the Attorney General; and although the AG's office and FBI are both under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, it's implied when Beckett began working there that the AG's office and the FBI are separate agencies. See more
Emma Riggs, NYPD. Open the door!
References Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Castle Theme Song
Written by Robert Duncan See more