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** Considering what how impulsive and flighty Alexis' mother is (even Castle referred to her as a "fried Twinkie" that wasn't a good influence on him personally,) it's a given that Castle ''had'' to be the responsible parent for his daughter while Alexis was growing up and in turn had to grow up himsel, well, [[ManChild mostly]].


In "Probable Cause", [[spoiler: Jerry Tyson, a.k.a 3XK]], when revealing the plot to frame Castle for that week's murder, casually alludes to Castle taking his daughter for a walk and making love to Beckett with the implication that he's been stealthily following Castle and sneaking into his home and life for some time. One is left to wonder with some uncertainty exactly how long and when he's been watching.

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* In "Probable Cause", [[spoiler: Jerry Tyson, a.k.a 3XK]], when revealing the plot to frame Castle for that week's murder, casually alludes to Castle taking his daughter for a walk and making love to Beckett with the implication that he's been stealthily following Castle and sneaking into his home and life for some time. One is left to wonder with some uncertainty exactly how long and when he's been watching.


* In Season 3, it's revealed that Johanna Beckett's murder was the culmination of a series of events surrounding the activities of three cops who began working outside of the law to deliver justice to those they considered deserving of it. In Season 4 [[NotSoDifferent that's exactly what Beckett, Esposito and Ryan]] become when they launch their own unofficial investigation into the circumstances behind Johanna Beckett's murder and Kate Beckett's shooting, particularly in "Always". However, there's also a couple of notable differences that ultimately serve to break the chain; one, they have a civilian (Castle) involved, who acts as a voice of caution and conscience, and two [[spoiler: in "Always" one of the cops (Ryan) realizes that things have gone too far and elects to reveal all rather than have tragedy result.]]

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* In Season 3, it's revealed that Johanna Beckett's murder was the culmination of a series of events surrounding the activities of three cops who began working outside of the law to deliver justice to those they considered deserving of it. In Season 4 [[NotSoDifferent 4, that's exactly what Beckett, Esposito and Ryan]] Ryan become when they launch their own unofficial investigation into the circumstances behind Johanna Beckett's murder and Kate Beckett's shooting, particularly in "Always". However, there's also a couple of notable differences that ultimately serve to break the chain; one, they have a civilian (Castle) involved, who acts as a voice of caution and conscience, and two [[spoiler: in "Always" one of the cops (Ryan) realizes that things have gone too far and elects to reveal all rather than have tragedy result.]]


* FridgeHorror: In "Probable Cause", [[spoiler: Jerry Tyson, a.k.a 3XK]], when revealing the plot to frame Castle for that week's murder, casually alludes to Castle taking his daughter for a walk and making love to Beckett with the implication that he's been stealthily following Castle and sneaking into his home and life for some time. One is left to wonder with some uncertainty exactly how long and when he's been watching.
** Considering how much he set up beforehand, the time frame must be on the order of ''months''. Not that that helps matters. To boot, the implication that he BatmanGambit'ed it all and is still out there? Even if he's dead, he still wins because our heroes are left always wondering.
** This also adds the unsettling possibility that he was hiding there during previous episodes, which makes the often funny or touching scenes that take place in Castle's home retroactively terrifying
** Consider also that there must inevitably have been times that Martha and Alexis were home alone by themselves -- and may, given the above, have had unsavoury company that they were completely unaware of.
* Brillance. The end of season 4. Certainly the actions that took place were foreseeable, but the who does what [[spoiler: is particularly interesting when you consider the dynamics of Castle/Beckett and Ryan/Esposito. Both Ryan and Castle are the ones that advocated caution and watching the moral and ethical lines they might cross. They both also take rather drastic steps to stop their more aggressive partners. It's a nice meta level reflection of all the relationships in play.]]

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* FridgeHorror: In "Probable Cause", [[spoiler: Jerry Tyson, a.k.a 3XK]], when revealing the plot to frame Castle for that week's murder, casually alludes to Castle taking his daughter for a walk and making love to Beckett with the implication that he's been stealthily following Castle and sneaking into his home and life for some time. One is left to wonder with some uncertainty exactly how long and when he's been watching.
** Considering how much he set up beforehand, the time frame must be on the order of ''months''. Not that that helps matters. To boot, the implication that he BatmanGambit'ed it all and is still out there? Even if he's dead, he still wins because our heroes are left always wondering.
** This also adds the unsettling possibility that he was hiding there during previous episodes, which makes the often funny or touching scenes that take place in Castle's home retroactively terrifying
** Consider also that there must inevitably have been times that Martha and Alexis were home alone by themselves -- and may, given the above, have had unsavoury company that they were completely unaware of.
* Brillance.
The end of season 4. Certainly the actions that took place were foreseeable, but the who does what [[spoiler: is particularly interesting when you consider the dynamics of Castle/Beckett and Ryan/Esposito. Both Ryan and Castle are the ones that advocated caution and watching the moral and ethical lines they might cross. They both also take rather drastic steps to stop their more aggressive partners. It's a nice meta level reflection of all the relationships in play.]]



* In 'Cops and Robbers,' the identity of the killer/robbers's boss should be pretty clear to anyone familiar with DogDayAfternoon [[spoiler: seeing as his assumed name is '''Sal''' Martino]].
* Alexis's behavior makes a lot more sense than it first appears. She's been spending season six acting like a spoiled brat who can't handle not getting what she wants for the first time, which she is. She has always gotten what she wants, but it was fairly unnoticeable because she wanted good things for herself- a nice boyfriend, admittance to a good school, etc. The only thing Alexis has wanted but didn't get was Stanford admission, which ended up working out for the better anyway. So, when her father ends up not on her side, desperately trying to please her for the first time, she has no idea what to do. He might not like her boyfriend, but he's civil, polite, and he let the guy screwing his daughter sleep on his couch for at least two months. He's being reasonable like he's always been, but Alexis just can't tell the difference between her father being disapproving but reasonable and him being disapproving and rude.

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* In 'Cops "Cops and Robbers,' Robbers", the identity of the killer/robbers's boss should be pretty clear to anyone familiar with DogDayAfternoon [[spoiler: seeing as his assumed name is '''Sal''' Martino]].
* Alexis's Alexis' behavior makes a lot more sense than it first appears. She's been spending season six acting like a spoiled brat who can't handle not getting what she wants for the first time, which she is. She has always gotten what she wants, but it was fairly unnoticeable because she wanted good things for herself- a nice boyfriend, admittance to a good school, etc. The only thing Alexis has wanted but didn't get was Stanford admission, which ended up working out for the better anyway. So, when her father ends up not on her side, desperately trying to please her for the first time, she has no idea what to do. He might not like her boyfriend, but he's civil, polite, and he let the guy screwing his daughter sleep on his couch for at least two months. He's being reasonable like he's always been, but Alexis just can't tell the difference between her father being disapproving but reasonable and him being disapproving and rude.




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** In a rare case of this trope being taken literally, this is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d occasionally by Castle and Alexis. In several episodes ("A Chill Goes Through Her Veins" and "A Deadly Affair", for example), facing logical puzzles or romantic dilemmas, they open the refrigerator and hang mournfully on the door, staring inside. Castle at one point comments, "What is it about the refrigerator? Is it the cold? The light? Or some combination of the two?"
** In "Suicide Squeeze", the wife's victim thought he was having an affair with a woman that appeared in a photograph with him, who turned out to be the victim's daughter (the aforementioned 17-year-old). Given that she looked like a short adult, is it too outlandish that the wife thought the girl was her husband's lover? One of the few cases where DawsonCasting actually works!



* The fanboy in "Flowers For Your Grave" was in the middle of a psychotic episode in the closet when the cops storm his apartment, where the cops easily find the evidence. Did the murderer break in, reveal he framed the guy then locked him in the closet?

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* The fanboy in "Flowers For Your Grave" was in the middle of a psychotic episode in the closet when the cops storm his apartment, where the cops easily find the evidence. Did the murderer break in, reveal he framed the guy then locked him in the closet?closet?
In "Probable Cause", [[spoiler: Jerry Tyson, a.k.a 3XK]], when revealing the plot to frame Castle for that week's murder, casually alludes to Castle taking his daughter for a walk and making love to Beckett with the implication that he's been stealthily following Castle and sneaking into his home and life for some time. One is left to wonder with some uncertainty exactly how long and when he's been watching.
** Considering how much he set up beforehand, the time frame must be on the order of ''months''. Not that that helps matters. To boot, the implication that he BatmanGambit'ed it all and is still out there? Even if he's dead, he still wins because our heroes are left always wondering.
** This also adds the unsettling possibility that he was hiding there during previous episodes, which makes the often funny or touching scenes that take place in Castle's home retroactively terrifying
** Consider also that there must inevitably have been times that Martha and Alexis were home alone by themselves -- and may, given the above, have had unsavoury company that they were completely unaware of.
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* Kind of a hilarious if inconsequential and otherwise unimportant piece of Brilliance: in "Time Will Tell", Espo inadvertently outs himself as a Whovian--or at least someone who watches the show--by being able to refer to the Doctor's sonic screwdriver when they recover Doyle's time travel device. However, the script had him say "Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver", which every Whovian would know is a FandomBerserkButton as it's [[IAmNotShazam the Doctor, not Doctor Who]]. Major slip of the writers or done deliberately by a detective trying to hide his inner geek?

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* Kind of a hilarious if inconsequential and otherwise unimportant piece of Brilliance: in "Time Will Tell", Espo inadvertently outs himself as a Whovian--or at least someone who watches the show--by being able to refer to the Doctor's sonic screwdriver when they recover Doyle's time travel device. However, the script had him say "Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver", which every Whovian would know is a FandomBerserkButton FandomEnragingMisconception as it's [[IAmNotShazam the Doctor, not Doctor Who]]. Major slip of the writers or done deliberately by a detective trying to hide his inner geek?


* Kind of a hilarious if inconsequential and otherwise unimportant piece of Brilliance: in "Time Will Tell", Espo inadvertently outs himself as a Whovian--or at least someone who watches the show--by being able to refer to the Doctor's sonic screwdriver when they recover Doyle's time travel device. However, the script had him say "Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver", which every Whovian would know is a prime method of getting GannonBanned as it's [[IAmNotShazam the Doctor, not Doctor Who]]. Major slip of the writers or done deliberately by a detective trying to hide his inner geek?

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* Kind of a hilarious if inconsequential and otherwise unimportant piece of Brilliance: in "Time Will Tell", Espo inadvertently outs himself as a Whovian--or at least someone who watches the show--by being able to refer to the Doctor's sonic screwdriver when they recover Doyle's time travel device. However, the script had him say "Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver", which every Whovian would know is a prime method of getting GannonBanned FandomBerserkButton as it's [[IAmNotShazam the Doctor, not Doctor Who]]. Major slip of the writers or done deliberately by a detective trying to hide his inner geek?


* FridgeHorror: In "Probable Cause", [[spoiler: Jerry Dyson, a.k.a 3xK]], when revealing the plot to frame Castle for that week's murder, casually alludes to Castle taking his daughter for a walk and making love to Beckett with the implication that he's been stealthily following Castle and sneaking into his home and life for some time. One is left to wonder with some uncertainty exactly how long and when he's been watching.

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* FridgeHorror: In "Probable Cause", [[spoiler: Jerry Dyson, Tyson, a.k.a 3xK]], 3XK]], when revealing the plot to frame Castle for that week's murder, casually alludes to Castle taking his daughter for a walk and making love to Beckett with the implication that he's been stealthily following Castle and sneaking into his home and life for some time. One is left to wonder with some uncertainty exactly how long and when he's been watching.


* At one point in "The Lives of Others", series creator Andrew Marlowe and his real-life wifer and fellow screenwriter Terri Miller, who co-wrote the episode, appear as two of the people who Castle snoops on when he plays 'RearWindow'. Since this is the 100th episode of the show, it at first is just a cute little cameo in recognition of this -- however, the whole episode is a Hitchcock homage. Alfred Hitchcock is famous for having cameo appearances in his movies. It's a reference-within-a-reference.

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* At one point in "The Lives of Others", series creator Andrew Marlowe and his real-life wifer wife and fellow screenwriter Terri Miller, who co-wrote the episode, appear as two of the people who Castle snoops on when he plays 'RearWindow'.''Film/RearWindow''. Since this is the 100th episode of the show, it at first is just a cute little cameo in recognition of this -- however, the whole episode is a Hitchcock homage. Alfred Hitchcock is famous for having cameo appearances in his movies. It's a reference-within-a-reference.


* The fanboy in "Flowers For Your Grave" was in the middle of a psychotic episode in the closet when the cops storm his apartment, where the cops easily plant the evidence. Did the murderer break in, reveal he framed the guy then locked him in the closet?

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* The fanboy in "Flowers For Your Grave" was in the middle of a psychotic episode in the closet when the cops storm his apartment, where the cops easily plant find the evidence. Did the murderer break in, reveal he framed the guy then locked him in the closet?


* If The Time of Our Lives was real and not just an illusion then that means the Richard Castle of the parallel universe was killed. Furthermore our Castle gave his family a brief glimpse of what he used to be only to disappear.

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* If The Time of Our Lives was real and not just an illusion then that means the Richard Castle of the parallel universe was killed. Furthermore our Castle gave his family a brief glimpse of what he used to be only to disappear.disappear.
* The fanboy in "Flowers For Your Grave" was in the middle of a psychotic episode in the closet when the cops storm his apartment, where the cops easily plant the evidence. Did the murderer break in, reveal he framed the guy then locked him in the closet?


* When Castle is brought in for questioning in "Flowers for your Grave" Beckett says "that makes you one of two things in my world: either the guy who makes my life easier or the guy who makes my life harder and trust me, you do not want to be the guy who makes my life harder." From this point forward Castle's motivation (and arguably the driving force for the series as a whole) is to be the guy who makes Beckett's life easier.

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* When Castle is brought in for questioning in "Flowers for your Grave" Beckett says "that makes you one tells him that he is "one of two things in my world: either the guy who makes my life easier or the guy who makes my life harder and trust me, you do not want to be the guy who makes my life harder." From this point forward Castle's motivation (and arguably the driving force for the series as a whole) is to be the guy who makes Beckett's life easier.



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* When Castle is brought in for questioning in "Flowers for your Grave" Beckett says "that makes you one of two things in my world: either the guy who makes my life easier or the guy who makes my life harder and trust me, you do not want to be the guy who makes my life harder." From this point forward Castle's motivation (and arguably the driving force for the series as a whole) is to be the guy who makes Beckett's life easier.
** Acknowledged by Beckett in "Sucker Punch" when she admits "I have a hard job Castle and having you around makes it a little more fun."


** When Alexis grounds herself over jumping a subway turnstile, you realize that the Castles have set rules about what privileges are to be taken away when Alexis steps over the line.

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** When Alexis grounds herself over jumping a subway turnstile, you realize that the Castles have set rules about what privileges are to be taken away when Alexis steps over the line.line.

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* The conversation with the cult leader in Room 147 made it seem as if there were more then just three subjects. While it entirely possible that the others just hadnít remembered yet. How many people recovered memories of killing the victim simply didnít report it.
* If The Time of Our Lives was real and not just an illusion then that means the Richard Castle of the parallel universe was killed. Furthermore our Castle gave his family a brief glimpse of what he used to be only to disappear.


** When your daughter is kidnapped, you pick up calls from any number, whether you recognize it or not. On the other hand, unsuccessful attempt to call 911 is a symptom something is wrong with the phone/network, but having Internet access virtually guarantees that Skype call goes through.

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** When your daughter is kidnapped, you pick up calls from any number, whether you recognize it or not. On the other hand, unsuccessful attempt to call 911 is a symptom something is wrong with the phone/network, but having Internet access virtually guarantees that Skype call goes through. And Skype login is usually much easier to remember than cell phone number.

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** When your daughter is kidnapped, you pick up calls from any number, whether you recognize it or not. On the other hand, unsuccessful attempt to call 911 is a symptom something is wrong with the phone/network, but having Internet access virtually guarantees that Skype call goes through.

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