History Headscratchers / Castle

27th May '18 9:55:21 PM Star1412
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[[WMG: Season 1 episode 8: A whole bathtub of motor oil?]]
In Ghosts, a woman was drowned in a bathtub filled with motor oil. At the ending, it was established that this was actually done by the victim and that her intended target ended up drowning her in the oil. Here's the problem with this. It was stated earlier in the episode that the victim was living on a low income with her husband. Motor oil is expensive. Probably at least fifteen to twenty dollars a gallon on the low end. If the bathtub was 40 gallons, that still adds up to about $600 in motor oil. How would she have been able to afford this on $400 a week?
12th Apr '18 12:30:09 PM MawiocUdwoc
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** It is operating, at the end of several episodes Castle invites everyone to have a drink there, saying it's his treat.




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** He wasn't certain Beckett let him escape, but knowing the grudge she had against him, it was his most likely assumption.
4th Mar '18 12:07:56 PM DoctorNemesis
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So in Target, Alexis gets kidnapped with someone and in order to work out where they are, she listens and comments there is no traffic sounds, meaning they aren't in New York. Now this was obviously done to set up the farmhouse later in the episode, but the big reveal is that they are actually in Paris, France. Now even taking into account that they are several stories up and not in the city centre, do they really think there is not going to be any traffic in one of the most popular destinations in Europe?

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So in Target, Alexis gets kidnapped with someone and in order to work out where they are, she listens and comments there is no traffic sounds, meaning they aren't in New York. Now this was obviously done to set up the farmhouse later in the episode, but the big reveal is that they are actually in Paris, France. Now even taking into account that they are several stories up and not in the city centre, do they really think there is not going to be any traffic in one of the most popular destinations in Europe?Europe?
* The building / room could have been soundproofed; they would have had ample motivation to make sure that no one could hear their hostage as well as making it hard for their hostage to know where she was with any clear accuracy.
4th Mar '18 11:53:44 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Considering a key plot point was that he got several key details of the crime scenes he was faking up wrong, he clearly ''didn't'' know that much Castle or his books. All he really needed to do to get the basic details he was using was google the Wikipedia pages of the books in the question or grab a book from a shelf in a book store or library and quickly flip through it until he came across a description of a crime scene (dead body, surrounded by flowers -- got it!). As for recognising Castle, he could have picked editions of Castle's books which didn't have his photo on the cover; not every book does.

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** Considering a key plot point was that he got several key details of the crime scenes he was faking up wrong, he clearly ''didn't'' know that much Castle or his books. All he really needed to do to get the basic details he was using was google the Wikipedia pages of the books in the question or grab a book from a shelf in a book store or library and quickly flip through it until he came across a description of a crime scene (dead body, surrounded by flowers -- got it!). As for recognising Castle, he could have picked editions of Castle's books which didn't have his photo on the cover; not every book does.does (paperbacks, for example).
4th Mar '18 5:33:25 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Because he's Castle, and he just got excited and barrelled in without fully thinking about the consequences until it was too late like we've seen him do millions of times before. The man spends 90% of his time on the show desperately trying to live out his cop show and mystery story fantasies, and how many times on cop shows and mystery stories have you seen the detectives make a dramatic reveal by smashing something to reveal the vital evidence within?




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* As above, we probably have to just chalk this one down to RuleOfDrama or similar.
24th Feb '18 2:19:19 PM nombretomado
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* Was it too much to ask for TV writers to get a Russian name right? RussianNamingConvention is not that hard... but then again, this is an age where ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' has a "Dr. Leonid Pavel"...

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* Was it too much to ask for TV writers to get a Russian name right? RussianNamingConvention UsefulNotes/RussianNamingConvention is not that hard... but then again, this is an age where ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' has a "Dr. Leonid Pavel"...
31st Jan '18 10:39:02 AM wildste
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* The name Esposito is also found in Spanish.

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* The name Esposito is also found in Spanish.Spanish.

[[WMG: No traffic in Paris]]
So in Target, Alexis gets kidnapped with someone and in order to work out where they are, she listens and comments there is no traffic sounds, meaning they aren't in New York. Now this was obviously done to set up the farmhouse later in the episode, but the big reveal is that they are actually in Paris, France. Now even taking into account that they are several stories up and not in the city centre, do they really think there is not going to be any traffic in one of the most popular destinations in Europe?
25th Oct '17 4:30:58 PM Adeon
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*** Also, it's not unreasonable to assume that even if he did know about the special bullets he didn't have access to them. Specialized ammunition designed for military use is not always available to the public.
30th Sep '17 8:44:26 PM nombretomado
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I think that, in some way, the writers are messing with us. Note the titles of this and the next episode: ''Time will tell'' and ''Get a clue''. Sounds like the show is taunting us, no? Also, I'd like to point out again that this is the first time in six seasons that Castle is almost undeniably ''right'' about a supernatural cause. [[HyperboleAndAHalf Alot]] of the stuff that Simon says (heh.) makes Castle rather happy, not least the tree kids thing, and the serious literature. Then there's Lanie's comment that the murder is the work of a sick mind ''like Castle's''. The best explanation I have been able to come up with is that we have seen something out of Castle's imagination, maybe either a dream or an idea for a Nicki Heat novel, and that this will be revealed next episode. That still doesn't feel quite right though, since the Pi subplot (crappy as it might be) seemed a touch too serious and personal for that.\\

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I think that, in some way, the writers are messing with us. Note the titles of this and the next episode: ''Time will tell'' and ''Get a clue''. Sounds like the show is taunting us, no? Also, I'd like to point out again that this is the first time in six seasons that Castle is almost undeniably ''right'' about a supernatural cause. [[HyperboleAndAHalf [[Webcomic/HyperboleAndAHalf Alot]] of the stuff that Simon says (heh.) makes Castle rather happy, not least the tree kids thing, and the serious literature. Then there's Lanie's comment that the murder is the work of a sick mind ''like Castle's''. The best explanation I have been able to come up with is that we have seen something out of Castle's imagination, maybe either a dream or an idea for a Nicki Heat novel, and that this will be revealed next episode. That still doesn't feel quite right though, since the Pi subplot (crappy as it might be) seemed a touch too serious and personal for that.\\
30th Aug '17 11:05:01 AM HalcyonDayz
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** He does like playing games with other people through fake IDs; my guess is copious amounts of identity theft, killing people and taking over their identities and their personal finances, etc.

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** He does like playing games with other people through fake IDs; [=IDs=]; my guess is copious amounts of identity theft, killing people and taking over their identities and their personal finances, etc.
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