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26th Jan '17 10:17:48 AM Ea4g
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* BetterAsFriends: Esposito and Lanie finally come to this realization after spending an episode pretending to be engaged.
10th Jan '17 7:15:17 PM Jaguar1983
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: In "Linchpin", in a RippedFromTheHeadlines move, the writers of the show demonstrate a total lack of understanding of how economics and the US debt actually WORK. China currently owns less than 10% of our national debt. While China suddenly stopping to buy US debt would be a moderately big deal, in reality all it would really cause would be a slight uptick in inflation of the US dollar. Even if Beckett stating that so-called 'austerity measures' being imposed were true, it would not suddenly result in our military being gutted and totally unable to respond to threats, as she claimed, and would CERTAINLY not start a war.



* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: In "Linchpin", in a RippedFromTheHeadlines move, the writers of the show demonstrate a total lack of understanding of how economics and the US debt actually WORK. China currently owns less than 10% of our national debt. While China suddenly stopping to buy US debt would be a moderately big deal, in reality all it would really cause would be a slight uptick in inflation of the US dollar. Even if Beckett stating that so-called 'austerity measures' being imposed were true, it would not suddenly result in our military being gutted and totally unable to respond to threats, as she claimed, and would CERTAINLY not start a war.
10th Jan '17 7:12:42 PM Jaguar1983
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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: Beckett and Castle realize that their victim was afraid of change. They muse for a few seconds.

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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering:
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Beckett and Castle realize that their victim was afraid of change. They muse for a few seconds.



** In "The Limey", a British model has been killed, and Castle and Beckett interview the victim's boss, where they learn that models can actually be hired to "pretty up" parties. In their conversation afterwards:

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** In "The Limey", a British model has been killed, and Castle and Beckett interview the victim's boss, where they learn that models can actually be hired to "pretty up" parties. At the time Castle was feeling betrayed by Beckett, but was (barely) hiding his pain. In their conversation afterwards:
10th Jan '17 7:09:13 PM Jaguar1983
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10th Jan '17 7:06:51 PM Jaguar1983
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** A sincere and heartfelt compliment to Beckett, but it takes on a new dimension when you realise that [[spoiler: this is Castle's ''third'' wedding, and Martha didn't give the earrings to Meredith or Gina.]]

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** *** A sincere and heartfelt compliment to Beckett, but it takes on a new dimension when you realise that [[spoiler: this is Castle's ''third'' wedding, and Martha didn't give the earrings to Meredith or Gina.]]
10th Jan '17 7:04:27 PM Jaguar1983
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* AppealToObscurity: Brad Melville had a rather hilarious one in "Dance with Death":

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* AppealToObscurity: AppealToObscurity:
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Brad Melville had a rather hilarious one in "Dance with Death":



** Another in "Swan Song", when Castle is discussing why a lead singer going solo would be a motive for murder:
--> '''Castle''': I mean, I'd rather be Peter Gabriel than Anthony Phillips.
--> '''Beckett''': Anthony who?
--> '''Castle''': Exactly.

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** Another in In "Swan Song", when Castle is discussing why a lead singer guitarist going solo would be a motive for murder:
--> '''Castle''': I mean, I'd rather be Peter Gabriel than Anthony Phillips.
And they weren't about to let him play [[Music/GeorgeMichael George Michael]] to their Andrew Ridgely.
--> '''Beckett''': Anthony '''Esposito''': Andrew who?
--> '''Castle''': Exactly.Exactly! So, they pick up a guitar and Wham!
10th Jan '17 6:56:03 PM Jaguar1983
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* AmoralAttorney: [[spoiler: The District Attorney in an episode where the victim died while serving jury duty. The victim had found out that the man on trial was innocent and framed for the murder of a socialite and did everything he could, including sending the evidence to prove the actual killer's identity to the DA's office and ''buying his way onto the jury'' to save an innocent man... It's too bad that the DA was being paid off by the murderer's parents to keep their son out of jail. He didn't kill the guy but tampering with evidence and getting a man executed because you want to be re-elected...]]

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* AmoralAttorney: AmoralAttorney:
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[[spoiler: The District Attorney in an episode where the victim died while serving jury duty. The victim had found out that the man on trial was innocent and framed for the murder of a socialite and did everything he could, including sending the evidence to prove the actual killer's identity to the DA's office and ''buying his way onto the jury'' to save an innocent man... It's too bad that the DA was being paid off by the murderer's parents to keep their son out of jail. He didn't kill the guy but tampering with evidence and getting a man executed because you want to be re-elected...]]
** [[spoiler: Senator William H. Bracken, the BigBad, was Assistant District Attorney at the time he has Johanna Beckett murdered
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6th Dec '16 6:59:05 AM GoblinCipher
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* CaliforniaDoubling: ''Castle'' is not filmed in New York, but Los Angeles. If you're someone who lives in Southern California (or knows the general L.A. area), then you can easily spot an orange Los Angeles Metro Bus just driving by in the background once in a while.
15th Oct '16 8:20:26 PM nombretomado
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** "Kill the Messenger" subtly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this; Alexis is helping her grandmother create what the grandmother refers to as a [[MySpace My]][[FaceBook Face]] account. Alexis then neatly obscures the "real" name of the networking site:

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** "Kill the Messenger" subtly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this; Alexis is helping her grandmother create what the grandmother refers to as a [[MySpace My]][[FaceBook [[Website/MySpace My]][[Website/FaceBook Face]] account. Alexis then neatly obscures the "real" name of the networking site:
12th Oct '16 9:54:39 PM BillWoods
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[[spoiler: '''Beckett''']]: You. ''(She kisses him)''\\
[[spoiler: '''Beckett''']] ''(Whispering)'': I'm so sorry, [[spoiler:Castle]]. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.

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[[spoiler: '''Beckett''']]: You. ''(She [''She kisses him)''\\
him'']\\
[[spoiler: '''Beckett''']] ''(Whispering)'': [''Whispering'']: I'm so sorry, [[spoiler:Castle]]. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Inverted by Castle in "Death Wish". Drug smuggling is too mundane a motive for the murder.
--> '''Castle''': The storyteller inside me craves an explanation far more....\\
'''Becket''': Farfetched?\\
'''Castle''': Yeah.\\
'''Becket''': Pirates' booty, cold fusion? ''Alien cadavers''!\\
'''Castle''': No, those are all ridiculous theories....\\
Did you say "alien cadavers", though? Because I saw a documentary once....



** Richard Castle is known to be wealthy (he's an author with over 20 New York Times Best-Sellers, so yeah), but its often implied in the show that not only is he wealthy, he's very wealthy. Wealthy enough that he really doesn't have to worry about ever over-spending, regardless of what he's buying. The series hints, several times, that not only did his family have money ''before'' he became a best-selling author, he's been pretty smart with his money and made some amazingly good investment decisions over the years.

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** Richard Castle is known to be wealthy (he's an author with over 20 New ''New York Times Times'' Best-Sellers, so yeah), but its often implied in the show that not only is he wealthy, he's very ''very'' wealthy. Wealthy enough that he really doesn't have to worry about ever over-spending, regardless of what he's buying. The series hints, several times, that not only did his family have money ''before'' he became a best-selling author, he's been pretty smart with his money and made some amazingly good investment decisions over the years.



** Martha invokes this very nicely in "For Better and for Worse," when giving Beckett a family heirloom - a pair of earrings [[spoiler:- to wear at her wedding to Castle]].

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** Martha invokes this very nicely in "For Better and for Worse," when giving Beckett a family heirloom - -- a pair of earrings [[spoiler:- [[spoiler:-- to wear at her wedding to Castle]].



-->'''Castle:''' ''[claps hands]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She hated]] [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]]!\\
(''Beckett ignores him'')

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-->'''Castle:''' ''[claps hands]'' [''claps hands''] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She hated]] [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]]!\\
(''Beckett [''Beckett ignores him'')him'']



-->'''Kay Cappuccio:''' He could have seen me in the shower! He could have seen me and Reggie in bed together! (''beat'') He could have seen me without my makeup!

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-->'''Kay Cappuccio:''' He could have seen me in the shower! He could have seen me and Reggie in bed together! (''beat'') [''beat''] He could have seen me without my makeup!



* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Kate Beckett is secretly a big fan of Castle's, and Nikki Heat - the main character in his new books - is based on her. So much so that people mistook her for a character actress when she showed up for a book premiere. This gets to be problematic in "Tick, Tick, Tick..."[=/=]"Boom!" when an obsessed serial killer [[spoiler: stages his murders in order to test Nikki Heat.]]

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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Kate Beckett is secretly a big fan of Castle's, and Nikki Heat - -- the main character in his new books - -- is based on her. So much so that people mistook her for a character actress when she showed up for a book premiere. This gets to be problematic in "Tick, Tick, Tick..."[=/=]"Boom!" when an obsessed serial killer [[spoiler: stages his murders in order to test Nikki Heat.]]



--->"Ah! Oh, um... ({{beat}}) [[EmptyChairMemorial That's Cannell's seat.]]"

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--->"Ah! Oh, um... ({{beat}}) [{{beat}}] [[EmptyChairMemorial That's Cannell's seat.]]"



--> '''Ryan''' ([[spoiler:while being tortured in ice water]]): "Listen, assclown. I went to Catholic school for twelve years. Hell, they use to do this to me for talking in class."

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--> '''Ryan''' ([[spoiler:while [''[[spoiler:while being tortured in ice water]]): water]]'']: "Listen, assclown. I went to Catholic school for twelve years. Hell, they use to do this to me for talking in class."



** In "Poof, You're Dead", Esposito turns into this in order to conceal his big secret [[spoiler:- namely, his relationship with Lanie]]:

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** In "Poof, You're Dead", Esposito turns into this in order to conceal his big secret [[spoiler:- [[spoiler:-- namely, his relationship with Lanie]]:



'''Esposito''': ''[Cornered]'' Yeah... me and my buddy... Ray.\\

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'''Esposito''': ''[Cornered]'' [''cornered''] Yeah... me and my buddy... Ray.\\



--> '''Gates:''' I hope you're not going by the time-stamp on this video. (''looking at the camera'') That could be faked, you know.\\

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--> '''Gates:''' I hope you're not going by the time-stamp on this video. (''looking [''looking at the camera'') camera''] That could be faked, you know.\\



** In "Rise", [[spoiler:Beckett herself lies to Castle and presumably everyone else regarding what she remembers about the shooting, but finally admits to her shrink at the end, "I remember everything". Castle inadvertently discovers this in "47 Seconds"; when a witness tries the trauma excuse on Beckett, she cites her own shooting to refute his excuse, while - unbeknownst to her - Castle is on the other side of the one-way mirror]].

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** In "Rise", [[spoiler:Beckett herself lies to Castle and presumably everyone else regarding what she remembers about the shooting, but finally admits to her shrink at the end, "I remember everything". Castle inadvertently discovers this in "47 Seconds"; when a witness tries the trauma excuse on Beckett, she cites her own shooting to refute his excuse, while - -- unbeknownst to her - -- Castle is on the other side of the one-way mirror]].



'''Castle''' ''(Haltingly)'': I'm... I'm going to erase that image from my mind with a bottle of scotch.

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'''Castle''' ''(Haltingly)'': [''Haltingly'']: I'm... I'm going to erase that image from my mind with a bottle of scotch.



-->'''Castle''' (after Beckett tries to tell him he's overreacting): How am I going to ''unsee'' that?

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-->'''Castle''' (after [''after Beckett tries to tell him he's overreacting): overreacting'']: How am I going to ''unsee'' that?



** Another one for Castle - [[spoiler:Sophia, the inspiration for Derrick Storm's Clara Strike character,]] as revealed in "Linchpin."

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** Another one for Castle - -- [[spoiler:Sophia, the inspiration for Derrick Storm's Clara Strike character,]] as revealed in "Linchpin."



** In a two-part episode of ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'', a one-shot character tells Cmdr. Data, who's in charge of a ship, that androids shouldn't be captains and Klingons shouldn't be counselors. In several third-season episodes of ''Castle'', Michael Dorn (a/k/a Lt. Worf) plays Beckett's counselor. If that's not a casting gag, it's a highly amusing coincidence.

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** In a two-part episode of ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'', a one-shot character tells Cmdr. Data, who's in charge of a ship, that androids shouldn't be captains and any more than Klingons shouldn't should be counselors. In several third-season episodes of ''Castle'', Michael Dorn (a/k/a Lt. Worf) plays Beckett's counselor. If that's not a casting gag, it's a highly amusing coincidence.



'''Castle''': (''steadies himself against a display window'')

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'''Castle''': (''steadies [''steadies himself against a display window'')window'']



* CerebusSyndrome: There was a noticeable shift towards more hard hitting, emotionally engaging storylines roughly starting with the second season's two-part episode special "Tick, Tick, Tick..."[=/=]"Boom". The enjoyable light comedy is still there, but episodes focusing on Beckett's overall StoryArc tended to be darker in tone. [[WordOfGod Executive Producer Andrew Marlowe]] said that if Castle was renewed for a fifth season, that it would be a return to the lighter, funnier tone of the early seasons - general consensus is that he was right, though of course there are still episodes with a serious tone intermittent with the others.

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* CerebusSyndrome: There was a noticeable shift towards more hard hitting, emotionally engaging storylines roughly starting with the second season's two-part episode special "Tick, Tick, Tick..."[=/=]"Boom". The enjoyable light comedy is still there, but episodes focusing on Beckett's overall StoryArc tended to be darker in tone. [[WordOfGod Executive Producer Andrew Marlowe]] said that if Castle was renewed for a fifth season, that it would be a return to the lighter, funnier tone of the early seasons - -- general consensus is that he was right, though of course there are still episodes with a serious tone intermittent with the others.



** In "Scared to Death", the victim's roommate - the very first person the detectives talk to - [[spoiler: turns out to be the killer]].

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** In "Scared to Death", the victim's roommate - -- the very first person the detectives talk to - -- [[spoiler: turns out to be the killer]].



-->'''Castle''' (searching an apartment): You see this moulding? That's the original wood. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt6XDPQZrj8 Gorgeous!]] I bet the bathrooms have marble wainscoting.

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-->'''Castle''' (searching [''searching an apartment): apartment'']: You see this moulding? That's the original wood. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt6XDPQZrj8 Gorgeous!]] I bet the bathrooms have marble wainscoting.



'''Ryan:''' No wonder women won't flirt with me. I'm a lost cause - a man in love with his wife.\\

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'''Ryan:''' No wonder women won't flirt with me. I'm a lost cause - -- a man in love with his wife.\\



-->'''Beckett''' ''(with her back pressed to Castle's front before they push)'': You better not be--

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-->'''Beckett''' ''(with [''with her back pressed to Castle's front before they push)'': push'']: You better not be--
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