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9th Jul '17 7:13:31 PM Kalaong
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* FoundTheKillerLostTheMurderer: This happens not once, not twice, but ''[[spoiler: four times'']] with Becket's mother's murderer. [[spoiler:The first time, Castle and Beckett find the man who murdered Beckett's mother and learn that he's a hired killer, but Beckett has to shoot him in order to get Castle out of a hostage situation. The second time, Beckett manages to capture another hired killer, a sniper, who was hired by the same person(s) who ordered her mother's murder. This sniper is still alive by the end of the episode, but indicates with a stone-faced glare that he'll never inform on his clients. The third time involves a key person involved (really, really complicated) with her mother's murder- '''''Captain Montgomery!''''' She gets to talk to him uninterrupted, and he knows who the mastermind behind the conspiracy is, but [[SubvertedTrope refuses]] to [[HisNameIs say the name]] anyway, saying that the mastermind is so rich and powerful that giving her his name would get her killed as certainly as if he'd shot her himself. He dies minutes later after killing Lockwood, the first sniper. Beckett manages to get out of that scrape alive, but is shot during his funeral by a ''different'' sniper, presumably by the people from whom he was trying to protect her. The fourth time, Beckett gets a break in the case when Captain Montgomery's house is broken into. Little does she know that it's her personal sniper looking for Smith, who has the information protecting Beckett from the Big Bad. Later in the season five premiere, Smith has been tortured into giving the information protecting Beckett up to her sniper, Maddox/Marks, who finally wants to close the books on the whole Kate Beckett debacle. Smith thankfully took precautions and rigged the file to blow and it kills Maddox, but destroys the last copy of the file only leaving just enough information to tell Kate who the Big Bad is - Senator Bracken. The only problem? She doesn't have enough evidence to arrest him and without the file over hanging over his head he will kill her, so she bluffs him into thinking she has the file with what little information she recovered.]] At least now she knows who she's up against. [[spoiler:She finally manages to do it when she finds a cassette her mother had of Bracken blackmailing the corrupt cops and confessing to several crimes.]]

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* FoundTheKillerLostTheMurderer: This happens not [[spoiler:not once, not twice, but ''[[spoiler: four times'']] ''four times'' with Becket's mother's murderer. [[spoiler:The first time, Castle murderer]].
## [[spoiler:Castle
and Beckett find the man who murdered Beckett's mother and learn that he's a hired killer, but Beckett has to shoot him in order to get Castle out of a hostage situation. The second time, Beckett situation.]]
## [[spoiler:Beckett
manages to capture another hired killer, a sniper, who was hired by the same person(s) who ordered her mother's murder. This sniper is still alive by the end of the episode, but indicates with a stone-faced glare that he'll never inform on his clients. The third time involves a ]]
## [[spoiler:A
key person involved (really, really complicated) with her mother's murder- murder is revealed to be '''''Captain Montgomery!''''' Montgomery.''''' She gets to talk to him uninterrupted, and he knows who the mastermind behind the conspiracy is, but [[SubvertedTrope refuses]] to [[HisNameIs say the name]] anyway, saying that the mastermind is so rich [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney rich]] and powerful [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections powerful]] that giving her his name would get her killed as certainly as if he'd shot her himself. He dies minutes later after killing Lockwood, the first sniper. Beckett manages to get out of that scrape alive, but is shot during his funeral by a ''different'' sniper, presumably by the people from whom he was trying to protect her. The her from.]]
## [[spoiler:The
fourth time, Beckett gets a break in the case when Captain Montgomery's house is broken into. Little does she know that it's her personal sniper looking for Smith, who has the information protecting Beckett from the Big Bad. Later in the season five premiere, Smith has been tortured into giving the information protecting Beckett up to her sniper, Maddox/Marks, who finally wants to close the books on the whole Kate Beckett debacle. Smith thankfully took precautions and rigged the file to blow and it kills Maddox, but destroys the last copy of the file only leaving just enough information to tell Kate who the Big Bad is - Senator Bracken. The only problem? She doesn't have enough evidence to arrest him and without the file over hanging over his head he will kill her, so she bluffs him into thinking she has the file with what little information she recovered.]] At least now she knows who she's up against. [[spoiler:She finally manages to do it when she finds a cassette her mother had of Bracken blackmailing the corrupt cops and confessing to several crimes.]]
26th Jun '17 12:25:42 PM hullflyer
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* LoopholeAbuse: When Castle got himself banned from the precinct due to [[spoiler:his relationship with the mob]], he tried (unsuccessfully) to bypass the ban by getting his PI license so he could pretend to conduct his own investigation on behalf of a client.\\\
** Then Beckett forwarded a relative of the victim of the week, who had her own interest in the case (finding her missing expensive purse), to Castle as a client so he could indirectly work with her on the case.\\\

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* LoopholeAbuse: When Castle got himself banned from the precinct due to [[spoiler:his relationship with the mob]], he tried (unsuccessfully) to bypass the ban by getting his PI license so he could pretend to conduct his own investigation on behalf of a client.\\\
client.
** Then Beckett forwarded a relative of the victim of the week, who had her own interest in the case (finding her missing expensive purse), to Castle as a client so he could indirectly work with her on the case.\\\
26th Jun '17 12:25:19 PM hullflyer
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* LoopholeAbuse: When Castle got himself banned from precinct due to [[spoiler:his relationship with mob]], he tried (unsuccessfully) to bypass the ban by getting the PI licence so he could pretend to conduct his own investigation on behalf of a client.\\\
Then Beckett forwarded relative of the victim of the week, who had her own interest in the case (finding her missing expensive purse), to the Castle as a client so he could indirectly work with her on the case.\\\
Finally, when Castle was charged with [[spoiler:assault with deadly weapon]], Gates joined in on the fun and talked DA into sentencing him to one thousand hours of community services [[TheUnishment as a consultant for detective Beckett and 12th precinct]].

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* LoopholeAbuse: When Castle got himself banned from the precinct due to [[spoiler:his relationship with the mob]], he tried (unsuccessfully) to bypass the ban by getting the his PI licence license so he could pretend to conduct his own investigation on behalf of a client.\\\
** Then Beckett forwarded a relative of the victim of the week, who had her own interest in the case (finding her missing expensive purse), to the Castle as a client so he could indirectly work with her on the case.\\\
** Finally, when Castle was charged with [[spoiler:assault with a deadly weapon]], Gates joined in on the fun and talked the DA into sentencing him to one thousand hours of community services service - [[TheUnishment as a consultant for detective Beckett and the 12th precinct]].
26th Jun '17 12:15:14 PM hullflyer
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** In "Murder, He Wrote" Castle and Beckett are in the Hamptons when a murder victim dies in Castle's pool. When they try to investigate, they are promptly arrested for interfering with a police investigation. It becomes subverted when the police chief realizes who Beckett is, drops all the charges and asks for her help since he never investigated a murder before and could really use an experienced consultant.

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** In "Murder, He Wrote" Castle and Beckett are in the Hamptons when a murder victim dies in Castle's pool. When they try to investigate, they are promptly arrested for interfering with a police investigation. It becomes subverted when the police chief realizes who Beckett is, is[[note]]Specifically, that she is an NYPD homicide detective[[/note]], drops all the charges and asks for her help since he never investigated a murder before and could really use an experienced consultant.
9th Apr '17 4:18:56 PM NightShade96
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* LaughOfLove: Beckett tends to smile and laugh a lot when around her current boyfriend-of-the-week, and eventually with [[spoiler: Castle himself.]]
12th Mar '17 1:46:08 PM nombretomado
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* LighterAndSofter: The show is something of a throwback to the romantic comedy detective genre ala ''{{Moonlighting}}''. For that matter, the first season is considerably darker than the second and third season; several of the perpetrators in the first season had understandable motives, mental and emotional breakdowns, or sympathetic backgrounds.

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* LighterAndSofter: The show is something of a throwback to the romantic comedy detective genre ala ''{{Moonlighting}}''.''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''. For that matter, the first season is considerably darker than the second and third season; several of the perpetrators in the first season had understandable motives, mental and emotional breakdowns, or sympathetic backgrounds.
15th Jan '17 8:14:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* HollywoodNerd: Beckett is enough of a comic book geek to recognize the difference between Creator/FrankMiller's [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns work for]] Creator/DCComics and [[ComicBook/SinCity his later]] DarkHorseComics work.

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* HollywoodNerd: Beckett is enough of a comic book geek to recognize the difference between Creator/FrankMiller's [[ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns work for]] Creator/DCComics and [[ComicBook/SinCity his later]] DarkHorseComics Creator/DarkHorseComics work.
1st Dec '16 4:01:04 PM beyondthesea
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* FakeFirstKiss: In ''[[WhamEpisode Knockdown]]''. Castle and Beckett kiss in order to [[FakeOutMakeOut appear less suspicious]] while trailing a suspect. Pictures of the kiss were circulating in the media over a month before the episode aired. The characters finally get together [[spoiler:a season and a half later.]]
** Castle [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the season 3 finale:

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* FakeFirstKiss: In ''[[WhamEpisode Knockdown]]''. Castle and Beckett kiss in order to [[FakeOutMakeOut appear less suspicious]] while trailing a suspect. Pictures of the kiss were circulating in the media over a month before the episode aired. The characters finally get together [[spoiler:a season and a half later.]]
**
Castle [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the season 3 finale:
1st Dec '16 4:00:14 PM beyondthesea
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* FakeFirstKiss: In ''[[WhamEpisode Knockdown]]''. Castle and Beckett kiss in order to [[FakeOutMakeOut appear less suspicious]] while trailing a suspect. Pictures of the kiss were circulating in the media over a month before the episode aired. The characters finally get together [[spoiler:a season and a half later.]]
** Castle [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the season 3 finale:
-->'''Castle''': We kiss and then we never talk about it. We nearly die frozen in each other's arms, but we never talk about it.
7th Oct '16 5:49:03 PM Gosicrystal
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* InterrogationMontage: Found in "Deep In Death." Beckett, Ryan, and Esposito simultaneously interrogate three members of a drug gang about a murder.
* InventedInvalid: When Castle's ditzy first ex-wife Meredith comes back into town, she at one point tells their daughter Alexis' high school that her grandmother has died so can she please be excused from classes. She neglects to mention that said grandmother died several years ago; she really just wanted to take Alexis shopping.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Castle displays several of these traits, no doubt at least partly as a result of having been raised by a single mother and in turn having been a single parent to a teenage daughter. Ryan has also been increasingly this as a result of his relationship with Jenny, much to alpha male manly-man Esposito's amusement.



* TheInfiltration: Ryan goes undercover to take down a Staten Island gang in "The Wild Rover". He uses the advantage that he'd infiltrated the gang years before... and a former lover from that infiltration who turned into an informant.

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* TheInfiltration: TheInfiltration:
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Ryan goes undercover to take down a Staten Island gang in "The Wild Rover". He uses the advantage that he'd infiltrated the gang years before... and a former lover from that infiltration who turned into an informant.



* {{Infomercial}}: How Johnny Vong made his money in "Sucker Punch". Well, that and [[spoiler:the heroin trade.]]

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* {{Infomercial}}: How Johnny Vong made his money in "Sucker Punch". Well, that and [[spoiler:the heroin trade.]]trade]].



* InterdisciplinarySleuth: Castle.

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* %%* InterdisciplinarySleuth: Castle.Castle.
* InterrogationMontage: Found in "Deep In Death." Beckett, Ryan, and Esposito simultaneously interrogate three members of a drug gang about a murder.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Castle displays several of these traits, no doubt at least partly as a result of having been raised by a single mother and in turn having been a single parent to a teenage daughter. Ryan has also been increasingly this as a result of his relationship with Jenny, much to alpha male manly-man Esposito's amusement.
* InventedInvalid: When Castle's ditzy first ex-wife Meredith comes back into town, she at one point tells their daughter Alexis' high school that her grandmother has died so can she please be excused from classes. She neglects to mention that said grandmother died several years ago; she really just wanted to take Alexis shopping.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In "The Late Shaft," Castle lampshades the show's tagline, often seen in the promos,
-->'''Castle''': "We should have a signature line. She's armed, he's dangerous! Or how about 'A new chapter in crime solving.'"

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
**
In "The Late Shaft," Shaft", Castle lampshades the show's tagline, often seen in the promos,
-->'''Castle''': "We
promos:
--->'''Castle''': We
should have a signature line. She's armed, he's dangerous! Or how about 'A new chapter in crime solving.'"solving'.



-->'''Beckett''': "See you in the fall?"\\
'''Castle''': "See you in the fall."

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-->'''Beckett''': "See --->'''Beckett''': See you in the fall?"\\
fall?\\
'''Castle''': "See See you in the fall."



--> '''Donnelly:''' Candid reality gold, mate! Cody Donnelly presents: famous mystery writer follows a tough, but beautiful New York cop around, "for research."\\

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--> ---> '''Donnelly:''' Candid reality gold, mate! Cody Donnelly presents: famous mystery writer follows a tough, but beautiful New York cop around, "for research."\\



** "The Blue Butterfly"
-->'''Castle:''' "Why am I ''narrating''?"

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** In "The Blue Butterfly"
-->'''Castle:'''
Butterfly":
--->'''Castle:'''
"Why am I ''narrating''?"



-->'''Castle:''' How many cases have we solved together?
-->'''Beckett:''' Oh, about a hundred.
-->'''Castle:''' Here's to a hundred more.

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-->'''Castle:''' --->'''Castle:''' How many cases have we solved together?
-->'''Beckett:''' --->'''Beckett:''' Oh, about a hundred.
-->'''Castle:''' --->'''Castle:''' Here's to a hundred more.



-->'''Castle''': Okay. So you and I are married.\\

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-->'''Castle''': --->'''Castle''': Okay. So you and I are married.\\



--> '''Lanie:''' Castle, what are ''you'' doing here?\\

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--> ---> '''Lanie:''' Castle, what are ''you'' doing here?\\



-->'''Beckett''': Don't tell me how to drive!\\

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-->'''Beckett''': --->'''Beckett''': Don't tell me how to drive!\\



* LiteralCliffHanger: Beckett in "Always." Results in a TakeMyHand.

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* LiteralCliffHanger: Beckett in "Always." "Always". Results in a TakeMyHand.



** [[spoiler: The beginning of the sixth season has Castle and Beckett trying to manage this while Beckett is working as a federal agent in DC]].
* LoopholeAbuse: When Castle got himself banned from precinct due to [[spoiler:his relationship with mob]], he tried (unsuccessfully) to bypass the ban by getting the PI licence so he could pretend to conduct his own investigation on behalf of a client.
** Then Beckett forwarded relative of the victim of the week, who had her own interest in the case (finding her missing expensive purse), to the Castle as a client so he could indirectly work with her on the case.
** Finally, when Castle was charged with [[spoiler:assault with deadly weapon]], Gates joined in on the fun and talked DA into sentencing him to one thousand hours of community services [[TheUnishment as a consultant for detective Beckett and 12th precinct]].
* LoveConfession: In the season 4 finale ("Always"), [[spoiler:Beckett]], at the end, gives us one of the greatest in television history.
-->[[spoiler:'''Beckett''': He got away, and I didn't care. I almost died, and the only thing I could think about was you. I just want you.]]
** [[spoiler:Castle also gives one]] earlier in the episode:
--> [[spoiler:'''Castle:''' Because of everything we've been through together! Four years I've been right here! Four years just waiting for you to open your eyes to see that I'm right here! And that I'm more than a partner... Every morning I bring a cup of coffee just so that I can see a smile on your face because I think you are the most... remarkable... maddening... challenging... frustrating person I've ever met... And I love you, Kate and... if that means anything to you, if you care about me at all, just don't do this.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The beginning of the sixth season has Castle and Beckett trying to manage this while Beckett is working as a federal agent in DC]].
* LoopholeAbuse: When Castle got himself banned from precinct due to [[spoiler:his relationship with mob]], he tried (unsuccessfully) to bypass the ban by getting the PI licence so he could pretend to conduct his own investigation on behalf of a client.
**
client.\\\
Then Beckett forwarded relative of the victim of the week, who had her own interest in the case (finding her missing expensive purse), to the Castle as a client so he could indirectly work with her on the case.
**
case.\\\
Finally, when Castle was charged with [[spoiler:assault with deadly weapon]], Gates joined in on the fun and talked DA into sentencing him to one thousand hours of community services [[TheUnishment as a consultant for detective Beckett and 12th precinct]].
* LoveConfession: In the season 4 finale ("Always"), it happens twice:
**
[[spoiler:Beckett]], at the end, gives us one of the greatest in television history.
-->[[spoiler:'''Beckett''': --->[[spoiler:'''Beckett''']]: He got away, and I didn't care. I almost died, and the only thing I could think about was you. I just want you.]]
you.
** [[spoiler:Castle [[spoiler:Castle]] also gives one]] one earlier in the episode:
--> [[spoiler:'''Castle:''' ---> [[spoiler:'''Castle''']]: Because of everything we've been through together! Four years I've been right here! Four years just waiting for you to open your eyes to see that I'm right here! And that I'm more than a partner... Every morning I bring a cup of coffee just so that I can see a smile on your face because I think you are the most... remarkable... maddening... challenging... frustrating person I've ever met... And I love you, Kate [[spoiler:Kate]], and... if that means anything to you, if you care about me at all, just don't do this.]]



* LyricalDissonance: Episodes often begin with cheerful, bouncy tunes being played over scenes of horrific violence. A good example is the episode "Home is Where the Heart Stops", which begins with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A58_LRXF_w Birds of a Feather]]" by The Rosenbergs, a perky, light, bouncy love song, being played over blood-soaked images of a woman who has been shot, bent in half forcibly, and stuffed into a wall safe.
** Also in "Nanny [=McDead=]", with Pink's "So What" played over the discovery of a girl (the aforementioned nanny) in a washing machine.

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* LyricalDissonance: Episodes often begin with cheerful, bouncy tunes being played over scenes of horrific violence. A good example is the Specific examples:
** The
episode "Home is Where the Heart Stops", which Stops" begins with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A58_LRXF_w Birds of a Feather]]" by The Rosenbergs, a perky, light, bouncy love song, being played over blood-soaked images of a woman who has been shot, bent in half forcibly, and stuffed into a wall safe.
** Also in In "Nanny [=McDead=]", with Pink's "So What" played over the discovery of a girl (the aforementioned nanny) in a washing machine.
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