History Headscratchers / Castle

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.
19th Aug '17 1:04:17 AM DoctorNemesis
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** The answer to both of these is, well, RuleOfDrama. ''Castle'' is clearly not meant to be a strictly realistic look into the functions of a police department, and when given the choice between the entertaining option and the real option, they go with the entertaining option.






** Same reason the NYPD has no regulations banning its officers from dating nurses, firefighters or city sanitation workers -- they have neither any disciplinary jurisdiction or authority over the employees of other city departments or any power over who their employees choose to liase with outside of their working hours as long as they're not breaking the law.

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** Same reason the NYPD has no regulations banning its officers from dating nurses, firefighters or firefighters, lawyers, city sanitation workers workers, fast-food employees, yoga instructors or, indeed, any non-police profession -- they have neither any disciplinary jurisdiction or authority over the employees of other city departments or any power over who their employees choose to liase with outside of their working hours as long as they're not breaking the law.
law. They do, however, have control over the ways in which their employees liase within the department itself.
7th Jan '17 5:42:51 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.
21st Oct '16 2:46:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Most if not all of the above can be explained by [[JumpedTheShark shark jumping]] and TheyJustDidntCare. But check out the writers and the director of this episode. They are all old hands of the show, two even were involved in the very first episode. With this show's history of clever twists, medium awareness and LeaningOnTheFourthWall, I refuse to believe that this team could simply mess up like this. True, maybe it ''is'' just a rushed episode with a low budget, but that would just be too sad.\\

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Most if not all of the above can be explained by [[JumpedTheShark shark jumping]] and TheyJustDidntCare.jumping]]. But check out the writers and the director of this episode. They are all old hands of the show, two even were involved in the very first episode. With this show's history of clever twists, medium awareness and LeaningOnTheFourthWall, I refuse to believe that this team could simply mess up like this. True, maybe it ''is'' just a rushed episode with a low budget, but that would just be too sad.\\
5th Sep '16 11:08:34 AM GoblinCipher
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* Alexis may also have plenty of perfectly nice friends, but unproblematic relationships generally don't make for interesting plots.
7th May '16 10:21:06 AM inspibrain101
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[[WMG:Pilot Episode: They Got The Wrong Guy]]
The pilot episode was wrapped up with a nice little bow; the initial suspect was framed, and they caught the real killer, culminating in an epic standoff with Castle being held hostage. Castle is being snarky as he's being held at gunpoint, and the killer says, "Who are you?" That's the point where I'm filled with doubt. One of the main points of this episode was that the killer had framed Castle's obsessive fan for the murders of three people in order to cover up the motive-filled murder of his sister. Obviously, the killer had to have known a bit about Castle and his books in order to pull it off. So how, then, does he not know who Castle is? I mean, his patsy has a literal shrine to the guy in his apartment. That one line, "Who are you?", has convinced me that they got the wrong guy, and the real killer, (probably another obsessive psychopath), is still out there.
11th Apr '16 7:48:20 PM ExarchofSechrima
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* A better question would be why he thought it was necessary to break the doll in the first place. If the victim did hide something inside of it without breaking it, then clearly it's possible to access the inside of the doll without having to smash it in the first place.
7th Sep '15 9:24:42 AM Shiremaid
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"Esposito" is a very common Italian surname. Our Espo doesn't seem to be even the tiniest bit Italian. Do we blame this on his absentee father, who may have gifted him with the name and little else? Or do we suspect that the creative team can't tell one ethnic group from another?

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"Esposito" is a very common Italian surname. Our Espo doesn't seem to be even the tiniest bit Italian. Do we blame this on his absentee father, who may have gifted him with the name and little else? Or do we suspect that the creative team can't tell one ethnic group from another?another?
*The name Esposito is also found in Spanish.
19th Jul '15 11:23:45 PM potsdecreme
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In season 5's "Recoil", Beckett let's a man who was planning on assassinating Bracken, the man who murdered Beckett's mother, run free. Some scenes later Bracken approaches Beckett about this. ''How did Bracken even find out about this?'' When Beckett let the would-be killer escape, there was nobody around to witness that, and the only person Beckett told of this incident was Castle, and it's doubtful Castle would have blabbed such a thing to Bracken, so how did he even learn of this?

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In season 5's "Recoil", Beckett let's a man who was planning on assassinating Bracken, the man who murdered Beckett's mother, run free. Some scenes later Bracken approaches Beckett about this. ''How did Bracken even find out about this?'' When Beckett let the would-be killer escape, there was nobody around to witness that, and the only person Beckett told of this incident was Castle, and it's doubtful Castle would have blabbed such a thing to Bracken, so how did he even learn of this?this?

[[WMG: Esposito's Name]]
"Esposito" is a very common Italian surname. Our Espo doesn't seem to be even the tiniest bit Italian. Do we blame this on his absentee father, who may have gifted him with the name and little else? Or do we suspect that the creative team can't tell one ethnic group from another?
14th Jul '15 12:05:50 AM potsdecreme
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** In purely practical terms, Stana Katic is at least 6 inches shorter than Nathan Fillion, and the characters they play would not be well served if she were always looking up at him. That's not the kind of relationship they have. She needs to be able to look him in the eye. Better for on-camera kissing too.
** {{Lampshaded}} in season 3 "Under the Gun" and season 7 "Dead From New York".
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