History Trivia / Castle

29th Apr '16 6:37:12 AM DrRomoray
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** It is stipulated in Fillion's contract that he only spend two days per week shooting with It's only in his contract, and he's a producer, so... Speaking of ''Moonlighting'', why is it that as soon as two leads get married in-universe that they invariably grow to hate each other's guts?

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** It is stipulated in Fillion's contract that he only spend two days per week shooting with Katic. It's only in his ''his'' contract, and he's a producer, so... Speaking of ''Moonlighting'', why is it that as soon as two leads get married in-universe that they invariably grow to hate each other's guts?
29th Apr '16 6:36:17 AM DrRomoray
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** It is stipulated in Fillion's contract that he only spend two days per week shooting with It's only in his contract, and he's a producer, so... Speaking of ''Moonlighting'', why is it that as soon as two leads get married in-universe that they invariably grow to hate each other's guts?
25th Apr '16 9:37:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* RetroactiveRecognition: On a big-name show with 6 seasons under its belt, probably bound to happen, too. Check under HeyItsThatGuy, though.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: On a big-name show with 6 seasons under its belt, probably bound to happen, too. Check under HeyItsThatGuy, though.
18th Apr '16 1:58:40 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Both Stana Katic (Becket) and Tamala Jones (Lanie) were not asked to come back for the proposed Season 9 in order to save money.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apparently the reason why Beckett and Castle's relationship troubles in Season 8, where due to fighting between Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apparently the reason why behind Beckett and Castle's relationship troubles in Season 8, where was due to fighting between Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion.
18th Apr '16 1:09:23 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apparently the reason why Beckett and Castle's relationship troubles in Season 8, where due to fighting between Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion.
4th Apr '16 9:41:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Overlaps frequently with [[YMMV/{{Castle}} Narrowed It Down To The Guy I Recognize]]. If you don't see a person here, chances are they're there, as one of the suspects of the week.
** NathanFillion is Castle.
** Stana Katic ([[Series/{{Heroes}} Hana Gitelman]], [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Talia al Ghul]]) is Beckett.
** And [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Samuel Anders]] is a RomanticFalseLead.
** Season 2's "The Fifth Bullet" has [[Series/BoyMeetsWorld Shawn]] as one of the suspects being questioned by Esposito.
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Riley]] featured in a surprising twist and a relationship with [[Series/{{House}} Cut Throat Bitch]].
** [[{{Warehouse13}} Myka]] is also a writer in a Season 1 episode.
** [[Series/{{Alphas}} Kat]] probably doesn't remember the month when she wrote webisodes for a sci-fi series.
** [[Series/{{Eureka}} Nathan Stark]] apparently didn't die in Eureka; he became a sci-fi actor.
*** His ex-wife is Gates's sister.
** Soap fans already had [[OneLifeToLive Joey Buchanan]] and [[Series/GeneralHospital Ian Devlin]] in the main cast; they threw in Carly/Claudia as Castle's date and even Winnifred for a scene in "The Third Man".
** Looks like [[Series/StarTrekVoyager The Doctor]] finally settled on his name: Dr. Death!
** Looks like [[Series/TwentyFour Vladimir Bierko]] gave up on the terrorist gig and became a fashion designer, of all things.
** Whedon fans have run into several other familiar faces: [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Principal Wood]] as a CorruptCorporateExecutive, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Riley Finn]] as an amnesiac witness, [[{{Series/Dollhouse}} Dominic]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Forrest]], and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Principal Flutie]] as the precinct's lawyer in the second episode. We also have Creator/AdamBaldwin as Detective Slaughter.
** Dana Delany, who guest-stars in the two-parter "Tick...Tick...Tick...Boom!" is a multiple Emmy winner who was once a fixture on lists of the most beautiful people in Hollywood. Most tropers watching this show will probably recognize her as [[TheDCAU Lois Lane]] (leading to the always weird effect of Lois-sounding dialogue coming from the un-Lois-looking Delany's mouth), or [[Series/DesperateHousewives Katherine Mayfair]], where [[IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine Nathan Fillion played her husband]].
*** Which gives a new layer of meaning to Nathan's line "Except for my second wife, this is the most sexless relationship I've been in."
*** The same two-parter has [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} Handsome]] [[Creator/DameonClarke Jack]] as the villain.
** One recurring [=HITG=] is Creator/PhilLaMarr.
** Creator/DanCastellaneta has a recurring role as a judge.
** [[Film/TheMummy1999 Erick Avari]] would like to warn you about Mayan Curses. A fantastic CastingGag, especially if you recall how he kicked it in the movie.
** Theresa from Series/TheOC (or Amita from ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'') has apparently got a degree in Archeology and is working with mummies.
** "Den of Thieves" has [[GilmoreGirls Max Medina]] and [[Series/{{Alias}} Francie]].
** MichaelIronside is a suspect of the week.
** [[Series/TheXFiles Assistant Director Walter Skinner]] (or [[Series/StargateAtlantis Colonel Caldwell]]) shows up in "A Deadly Game" as a hardened spy-stroke-assassin [[spoiler: who ends up turning out to be some hapless schmuck on a spy vacation.]]
** "A Deadly Affair" has [[Series/HowIMetYourMother Wendy the waitress]] show up as the wife of one of the murder victims.
** "Little Girl Lost" has [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Carla]] as the mother of the lost girl.
** "3XK" has Drew from the last series of Series/{{Scrubs}} as a suspect's terrified ex prison roommate [[spoiler:who is in actuality the serial killer who masterminded the episode's killing in order to escape prison]], as well as [[Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll Marshall Darling]] as the father of a serial killer's cold-case victim.
** It seems while he was on sabbatical, [[Series/{{Bones}} Dr. Goodman]] became a high ranking drug lord working for a corrupt senator.
** "Always Buy Retail" has [[Series/{{Leverage}} Hardison]] as a Nigerian immigrant.
** "One Life To Lose" has [[Series/{{Psych}} Henry Spencer]] as a soap opera actor.
** "Under the Gun" has [[Series/{{Charmed}} Leo Wyatt]] as a priest who was also a suspect, [[Series/{{Shark}} Raina]] also known as [[{{Numb3rs}} Nikki]] as the victim's wife and [[MonkeyShines Jason]] as Beckett's mentor.
** "The Mistress Always Spanks Twice" has [[Series/{{Supernatural}} young Mary Winchester]] and [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Allison Kerry.]]
** "He's Dead, She's Dead" features [[Series/AmericanDreams Beth Mason]] as the daughter and [[MySoCalledLife Patty Chase]] as the widow of the victim. [[Series/{{Babylon 5}} Patricia Tallman]] stopped working for the Vorlons and went to be a medium in New York.
** Two ''Series/{{Reaper}}'' alumni, Ray Wise and Rick Gonzalez, have appeared on the show as a baseball player's agent and a squatter, respectively.
** Creator/LanceHenriksen is an abduction therapist in "Strange Encounters of the Murderous Kind"
** "Nikki Heat" has [[That70sShow Donna Pinciotti]] as the actress (in-universe) who plays Nikki Heat on screen.
** In "Poof! You're Dead", [[Film/StickIt Joanne]] helps with the magician's investigation. [[Film/TheReplacements Martel]] is the real murderer, it turns out.
** [[Series/{{Bones}} Dr. Goodman's]] five-season mystery sabbatical is finally explained--he becomes a drug lord who can very easily get under the skin of Castle and especially Beckett.
** As of 'Set Up', [[Series/{{Heroes}} Nathan Petrelli]] works for the actual Department of Homeland Security in this universe. Trying to [[spoiler: prevent a nuclear bomb from going off]] in New York City. Sure it's not Peter?
*** And Noah Bennet is the corrupt Senator Bracken.
** [[Series/{{Jericho}} Mimi]] is an interior designer.
** [[Series/TheGoodGuys Lt. Ruiz]] is in the 12th precinct, seen in "When the Bough Breaks" and "The Double Down".
** In "Law & Murder", one of the jurors has appeared before in the show.
** [[Series/VeronicaMars Mac]] is an intern on a soap opera in "One Life to Lose".
** [[Series/LieToMe Loker]] is an up-and-coming writer that Castle mentors in "Dead Pool".
** [[Series/TheWestWing Helen Santos]] is now married to a Donald Trumpalike?
** Said Donald Trumpalike is [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap David St. Hubbins]].
** [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mike Franks]] is an antique gun nut in "Punked".
** [[Series/EvenStevens Steve Stevens]] is the presiding judge in the trial in "Law & Murder."
** [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Dave Bowman]] appears in the pilot episode as the father of one of the victims.
** Alexis' boyfriend is Ben from ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''.
** Creator/MichaelDorn, who starred as Worf in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'', is Beckett's police-mandated therapist.
** Our new captain was [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Kasidy Yates]].
** [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Azazel]] appeared in Castle's supernatural-themed Halloween episode, where characters talked about ghosts and demons. Azazel himself finds the idea of demons to be ridiculous. [[spoiler:He turned out to be the killer.]]
** [[MadMen Lee Garner, Jr.]] is one of the people holding up a bank in "Cops & Robbers."
** [[Series/{{Lost}} Pierre Chang]] is now leading a Chinese gang.
** It seems ''Castle'' has become something of a ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Reunion Party, because [[Creator/NanaVisitor Major Kira]] [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Nerys]] featured in "An Embarrassment of Bitches".
*** Which also featured [[Series/{{Smallville}} Green Arrow]].
** Also prominently featured in "An Embarrassment of Bitches"? Hilarie Burton, known to some as [[OneTreeHill Peyton Sawyer]] and [[WhiteCollar Sara Ellis]].
** Beckett's mysterious benefactor holding the attack dogs at bay seems to have stepped up from his [[UnhappilyEverAfter previous miserable life]].
** [[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus]] is found chained up in his apartment in one episode.
** [[{{Series/Dollhouse}} Paul Ballard]] is the one who tried to kill Beckett. The Dollhouse must be involved in the conspiracy.
** Creator/DCDouglas shows up in "Dial M for Mayor" as a lawyer.
** [[Series/TeenWolf Derek Hale]] appears in "Fool Me Once" as Alexis's new violin teacher. Teen Wolf fans are shocked to discover that he's capable of smiling.
** [[{{TrueBlood}} Nan Flanagan]] is an art collector.[[spoiler: And murdered a curator.]]
** [[{{Series/BattlestarGalactica2003}} Helo]] is Cole maddox, in a shocking contrast to his earlier role.
** [[Series/GreysAnatomy Sarah Drew]] in "Nanny [=McDead=]".
** [[{{PrisonBreak}} Gretchen]] now works in television, and even tries to get Castle into bed with her.
** Apparently, [[Series/{{Lost}} Phil]] has a habit of [[spoiler: backstabbing main characters]].
** [[Series/StargateAtlantis Todd the Wraith]]/[[Series/{{Sanctuary}} Druitt/the Big Guy]] is a French black-ops freelancer in "Hunt".
** [[Series/OnceUponATime Jiminy Cricket]] is Dr. Daryl Meeks, the Bigfoot "expert."
** The show also has something of an all-star ''crew'', especially if you were a sci-fi fan in TheNineties and TheNoughties (which may explain some of the guest stars):
*** Rob Bowman - who directed 33 episodes of ''Series/TheXFiles'' and the first movie (''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'') is a featured director and ExecutiveProducer, and cut his teeth directing ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', which allowed him to pull in Creator/JonathanFrakes to direct a few episodes (most notably "The Final Frontier")
*** Thomas J Wright - who directed a full third of ''Millenium'' also pops up occasionally.
*** Rene Echevarria - of ''Star Trek TNG'' & ''[=DS9=]'' fame - wrote for the first two seasons.
*** Jose Molina (''Firefly'') is another recurring writer.
*** As is David Amann (''The X Files'').
*** Even the composer fits here: It's Robert Duncan, who worked on the later seasons of ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}''.
** [[{{Film/FantasticFour}} Mr. Fantastic]] is billionaire Eric Vaughn.
** "A Rose for Everafter" has [[Series/{{Charmed}} Phoebe Halliwell]] as Castle's old flame.
** James Brolin is [[spoiler:Castle's father]].
** [[Franchise/MassEffect Kaidan Alenko]] is a Bigfoot hunter.
** The director of the ''Heat Wave'' movie is [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Bolin]].
** Meet Beckett's new partner: [[Series/{{House}} Cuddy]].
** [[Series/{{Alphas}} Hicks]] is apparently a journalist in DC.
** "Time Will Tell" has [[Series/{{Chuck}} Joshua Gomez]] and [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tim Russ]].
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'''s John Diggle (David Ramsey) plays an elementary school teacher in season 2's "Fool Me Once".
** Molly, the girl in the Irish pub who wanted out in "Sucker Punch", was [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} principal Nessarose and understudy Elphaba.]]
** The eccentric but brilliant star of the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' {{Expy}} in "Dead From New York" is none other than [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
** [[Series/{{CSI}} Hodges]] is a psychiatrist that Beckett and Castle visit in "Hollander's Woods" to ask him about a patient of his, suspect in a murder [[spoiler:and not only the murderer, but also the one that murdered the woman whose corpse Castle saw when he was 11.]]
** In "The G.D.S.", [[Creator/SummerGlau River Tam, Cameron Phillips, etc.]] is a private investigator who competes with Castle for membership in a secret society of detectives.
31st Mar '16 11:45:16 AM hubakon1368
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Some of the people that help Castle and the 12th also happen to be people NathanFillion has worked with in the past, most notably [[Series/DesperateHousewives Dana Delany]] in "Tick Tick Tick"/"Boom!" and [[Series/{{Drive}} Kristen Lehman]] in "Eye of the Beholder." Castle's first wife, Meredith, is played by Darby Stanchfield, who also played his wife in Film/{{Waitress}}. Alyssa Milano is also apparently a friend of Nathan's, but the two haven't worked together except for "A Rose for Everafter." "Headhunters" finally brought a Series/{{Firefly}} alumnus to the table in the form of Creator/AdamBaldwin. GinaTorres gets in the game in "Reality Star-Struck". Still waiting on the others! A minor one in Reality Star Struck (aka the one with [[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe]]), but notable as being between two guest stars, rather than a guest star and a main cast member: Patrick Fabian plays the reality show director, and Lachlan Buchanan plays the son of one of the show's stars. They previously worked together on the CMT sitcom ''Series/WorkingClass''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Some of the people that help Castle and the 12th also happen to be people NathanFillion has worked with in the past, most notably [[Series/DesperateHousewives Dana Delany]] in "Tick Tick Tick"/"Boom!" and [[Series/{{Drive}} Kristen Lehman]] in "Eye of the Beholder." Castle's first wife, Meredith, is played by Darby Stanchfield, who also played his wife in Film/{{Waitress}}. Alyssa Milano is also apparently a friend of Nathan's, but the two haven't worked together except for "A Rose for Everafter." "Headhunters" finally brought a Series/{{Firefly}} alumnus to the table in the form of Creator/AdamBaldwin. GinaTorres gets in the game in "Reality Star-Struck". Creator/SummerGlau is added to the list in "The G.D.S." Still waiting on the others! A minor one in Reality Star Struck (aka the one with [[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe]]), but notable as being between two guest stars, rather than a guest star and a main cast member: Patrick Fabian plays the reality show director, and Lachlan Buchanan plays the son of one of the show's stars. They previously worked together on the CMT sitcom ''Series/WorkingClass''.
31st Mar '16 11:43:25 AM hubakon1368
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** In "The G.D.S.", [[River Tam, Cameron Phillips Creator/SummerGlau]] is a private investigator who competes with Castle for membership in a secret society of detectives.

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** In "The G.D.S.", [[River [[Creator/SummerGlau River Tam, Cameron Phillips Creator/SummerGlau]] Phillips, etc.]] is a private investigator who competes with Castle for membership in a secret society of detectives.
31st Mar '16 11:41:53 AM hubakon1368
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** Creator/SummerGlau is Kendall Frost, a private investigator who competes with Castle for membership in a secret society of detectives.

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** Creator/SummerGlau In "The G.D.S.", [[River Tam, Cameron Phillips Creator/SummerGlau]] is Kendall Frost, a private investigator who competes with Castle for membership in a secret society of detectives.
31st Mar '16 11:38:14 AM hubakon1368
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** Creator/SummerGlau is Kendall Frost, a private investigator who competes with Castle for membership in a secret society of detectives.
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