History Trivia / Castle

20th Jun '17 9:03:23 AM Manny20444
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Some of the people that help Castle and the 12th also happen to be people Creator/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." And Creator/JewelStaite entered in "Much Ado About Murder". 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 Creator/NathanFillion has worked with in the past, most notably [[Series/DesperateHousewives Dana Delany]] Creator/DanaDelany 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." And Creator/JewelStaite entered in "Much Ado About Murder". 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''.
14th May '17 5:02:49 PM NightShade96
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* HostilityOnTheSet: There have been a lot of behind-the-scenes rumors that Creator/StanaKatic and Creator/NathanFillion were not getting along with each other and have not been for at least several seasons, possibly going as far back as Season 4. This was apparently so bad that it was [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3550613/Stana-Katic-left-tears-bullying-star-Nathan-Fillion-actress-thanks-fans-support-leaves-Castle.html the cause of Katic's departure from the show]].
18th Mar '17 11:49:00 AM nombretomado
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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." And Creator/JewelStaite entered in "Much Ado About Murder". 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 Creator/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." And Creator/JewelStaite entered in "Much Ado About Murder". 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''.



** The two-episode arc, "Tick, Tick, Tick" and "Boom" has ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' Dana Delany as a federal agent. NathanFillion previously played Delany's husband on that show.

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** The two-episode arc, "Tick, Tick, Tick" and "Boom" has ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' Dana Delany as a federal agent. NathanFillion Creator/NathanFillion previously played Delany's husband on that show.
27th Jan '17 6:39:49 PM IlGreven
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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''.

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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! And Creator/JewelStaite entered in "Much Ado About Murder". A minor one in Reality "Reality Star Struck 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''.
15th Jan '17 5:49:58 AM Doug86
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** "Nanny [=McDead=]:" Castle reminisces about the nannies Martha had watch over him back when he had yet to discover his talents for the art of writing, for whom he bestowed a wonderful range of other identities, one of them being "completely irresponsibly middle aged women who instead of looking after me while you were acting like they were supposed to, instead watched daytime television." The upside of it all was that he "got the plot of (his) first novel by watching [[OneLifeToLive One Life To Live]]". Nathan Fillion's first TV role was [[SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome Joey Buchanan]] on the soap opera One Life To Live. Subtly reprised by the episode, "One Life to Lose".

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** "Nanny [=McDead=]:" Castle reminisces about the nannies Martha had watch over him back when he had yet to discover his talents for the art of writing, for whom he bestowed a wonderful range of other identities, one of them being "completely irresponsibly middle aged women who instead of looking after me while you were acting like they were supposed to, instead watched daytime television." The upside of it all was that he "got the plot of (his) first novel by watching [[OneLifeToLive One Life To Live]]". ''Series/OneLifeToLive''". Nathan Fillion's first TV role was [[SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome Joey Buchanan]] on the soap opera One ''One Life To Live.to Live''. Subtly reprised by the episode, "One Life to Lose".
17th Dec '16 12:57:59 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Maya Stojan was a supporting actress on ''Castle'' for quite some time (she has played Tori, the tech specialist, from midway through season 5 to the end of season 7), but it's likely most people haven't taken notice to her until after seeing her as Agent 33 on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
6th Dec '16 6:59:52 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.
7th Oct '16 5:12:16 PM Gosicrystal
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* AbsenteeActor:
** Lanie (Tamala Jones) is absent in a few episodes, replaced by the grumpy male ME Pearlmutter.
** Notably, neither Lanie nor Perlmutter appear in the episode "Headhunters". Instead, there's a different coroner in the morgue, whom Detective Slaughter (played by Adam Baldwin) hits on.
** Both Lanie and Captain Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) were missing in "Nikki Heat", presumably to make way for the big guest star (Laura Prepon).
** Captain Gates has been missing for swaths of episodes at a time in the 4th season. There's [[TyrantTakesTheHelm hating your boss]] so much you avoid her at every opportunity, and then there's ''this''. This also applies to a few episodes in season 5 as well.
** Interestingly, Lanie is nowhere to be seen in the season 5 premiere, the episode after [[spoiler:Beckett and Castle finally get together]]. Justified, though, as no homicide really occurs in the episode to necessitate her presence.
** Neither Alexis nor Martha appear in "Swan Song". Justified, in that the documentary crew get permission to follow the detectives at work as far as it pertains to the investigation of James Swan's murder, but presumably their home lives were out-of-bounds.
*** Alexis and Martha (and of course, their portrayers Molly Quinn and Susan Sullivan) have had several absences throughout the series (and probably have more non-appearances of any of the series' regulars, with Penny Johnson-Jerald's Captain Gates coming quite close); both actresses appeared in almost all of the episodes during the first season, with an increasing number of absences during the later seasons. Incidentally, this coincided with the beginning of the shift in storylines from a primary focus on Castle and Beckett's investigations and a secondary focus on Castle's family life to more of a focus on the former and less on the latter, a situation that became more prevalent from season five onward as Sullivan and Quinn mainly appear in only one or two brief scenes in the episodes they ''do'' appear. And even then, the two of them rarely appear together in the same episode, let alone the same scene, compared to earlier seasons.
*** The first half of season six was a little bit better about this in regards to Alexis. That part of the season featured a storyline in which Alexis began dating a guy named Pi,[[note]]Spelled like the number, not the dessert as Castle had surmised in one episode.[[/note]] whom Castle did not approve of and whom Alexis would briefly live with (first moving him into Castle's apartment and then moving in with Pi into their own apartment). This sparked a bit of a rift between the two, which would be resolved after the two teamed up to prove that a death row inmate charged in a murder did not commit said crime in "Like Father, Like Daughter", and later culminated in Alexis deciding to break up with Pi in "Limelight" and ultimately move back in with Castle and Martha.[[note]] The two aforementioned episodes were among the few, along with the season five two-parter "Target"/"Hunt", to involve Alexis as part of the main plotline and heavily feature her in the episode. [[/note]] Though the resolution of this storyline led to the return of the previous status quo regarding Alexis' appearances in subsequent episodes.
** "Cool Boys" (the second Slaughter episode) is the first episode in the series where Beckett doesn't appear.



---> '''Alexis''': Didn't you wear that, like five years ago?\\

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---> '''Alexis''': Didn't you wear that, that like five years ago?\\



* DawsonCasting: Averted by Alexis Castle as Molly Quinn is nearly the same age as her character.

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* DawsonCasting: Averted DawsonCasting:
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by Alexis Castle as Molly Quinn is nearly the same age as her character.



* 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. However the point became moot when ABC decided not to renew the show.
** It is stipulated in Fillion's contract that he only spend two days per week shooting with Katic. 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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* 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. However the point became moot when ABC decided not to renew the show.
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show. And it's stipulated in Fillion's contract that he only spend spends two days per week shooting with Katic. 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?



* HeyItsThatPlace: Sort of. The warehouse that they fight the murderer in "Boom!" in returns again in "Setup," with absolutely nothing to disguise it and several shots of the warehouse which are basically exactly the same in both episodes. Either they ran out of locations or the [[spoiler: terrorist]] in setup used the same warehouse again. Lampshaded by Castle when he wonders why that particular building is so popular.
** The hallway leading to the sleazy boyfriend's apartment in "Pretty Dead" seems very familiar - especially its distinctive square window.

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* HeyItsThatPlace: HeyItsThatPlace:
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Sort of. The warehouse that where they fight the murderer in "Boom!" in returns again in "Setup," with absolutely nothing to disguise it and several shots of the warehouse which are basically exactly the same in both episodes. Either they ran out of locations or the [[spoiler: terrorist]] in setup used the same warehouse again. Lampshaded by Castle when he wonders why that particular building is so popular.
** The hallway leading to the sleazy boyfriend's apartment in "Pretty Dead" seems very familiar - -- especially its distinctive square window.



* OneOfUs: There is only one person who wants Castle and Beckett to get together more than the fans. That person is Stana Katic. Exhibit [[http://youtu.be/DWqXABPC2xU A]]. Exhibit [[http://youtu.be/y_afnu8Xx20 B.]] 'Nuff said. On the other hand, Nathan Fillion emphatically did '''not''' want them to end up together, possibly fearing the ''Moonlighting'' curse of ShippingBedDeath.

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* OneOfUs: OneOfUs:
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There is only one person who wants Castle and Beckett to get together more than the fans. That person is Stana Katic. Exhibit [[http://youtu.be/DWqXABPC2xU A]]. Exhibit [[http://youtu.be/y_afnu8Xx20 B.]] 'Nuff said.B]]. On the other hand, Nathan Fillion emphatically did '''not''' want them to end up together, possibly fearing the ''Moonlighting'' curse of ShippingBedDeath.



* RealLifeRelative: Seamus Dever (Ryan)'s wife Juliana has a recurring role as Jenny, Ryan's girlfriend [[spoiler:and later, fiancée, and much later, wife]].
** The cast and crew have utilized it to very cute and very meta ends--such as creating a wedding website for Jenny and Ryan with the Devers' pictures.

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* RealLifeRelative: RealLifeRelative:
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Seamus Dever (Ryan)'s wife Juliana has a recurring role as Jenny, Ryan's girlfriend [[spoiler:and later, fiancée, and much later, wife]].
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wife]]. The cast and crew have utilized it to very cute and very meta ends--such ends -- such as creating a wedding website for Jenny and Ryan with the Devers' pictures.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apparently the reason behind Beckett and Castle's relationship troubles in Season 8, was due to fighting between Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion.
* RealitySubtext: Andrew Marlowe has suggested that the dynamic between Castle and Beckett -- specifically, a writer and his 'muse' going on to develop a romantic bond with each other -- mirrors his relationship with fellow writer Terri Miller.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apparently Apparently, the reason behind Beckett and Castle's relationship troubles in Season 8, 8 was due to fighting between Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion.
* RealitySubtext: RealitySubtext:
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Andrew Marlowe has suggested that the dynamic between Castle and Beckett -- specifically, --specifically, a writer and his 'muse' going on to develop a romantic bond with each other -- other-- mirrors his relationship with fellow writer Terri Miller.



* RetroactiveRecognition: On a big-name show with 6 seasons under its belt, probably bound to happen, too.
** Maya Stojan was a supporting actress on ''Castle'' for quite some time (she has played Tori, the tech specialist, from midway through season 5 to the end of season 7), but it's likely most people haven't taken notice to her until after seeing her as Agent 33 on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
* ScullyBox: Beckett's impractical-for-police-work [[CombatStilettos high heels]] are this for Stana Katic.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: On a big-name show with 6 seasons under its belt, probably bound to happen, too.
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Maya Stojan was a supporting actress on ''Castle'' for quite some time (she has played Tori, the tech specialist, from midway through season 5 to the end of season 7), but it's likely most people haven't taken notice to her until after seeing her as Agent 33 on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
* ScullyBox: Beckett's impractical-for-police-work [[CombatStilettos high heels]] are this for help Stana Katic.Katic be in line with Nathan Fillion's height.
28th Sep '16 2:02:03 PM Brandon
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Adam Baldwin stated at Dragon*Con 2016 that the writers wanted to use his character Slaughter in more episodes, but Baldwin's schedule conflicts with other shows (notably, ''TheLastShip'') prevented this from happening, and Slaughter only appeared in two episodes, one in Season 4, and once in Season 8.
30th Jul '16 12:06:46 PM nombretomado
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** "The Late Shaft" features Tom Bergeron, who just happens to host ''DancingWithTheStars'', ''Castle'''s lead-in.

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** "The Late Shaft" features Tom Bergeron, who just happens to host ''DancingWithTheStars'', ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', ''Castle'''s lead-in.
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