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Recap / Castle S 1 E 5 A Chill Goes Through Her Veins

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  • Asshole Victim: Melanie's husband.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Castle when they first see the body.
  • It's Personal: The case is for Beckett because of her mother's unsolved murder.
  • Karma Houdini: Melanie's father doesn't.
  • Missing Mom: Beckett's mother was murdered, as was Melanie.
  • Papa Bear: Melanie's father goes after her killer.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Melanie and Sam's children after their deaths.
  • Red Herring
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  • Runaway Bride: Melanie
  • Shiptease: Castle and Beckett pretending they're married. staring at each other when he said he hasn't found the right woman yet.
  • There Are No Coincidences: There is a connection between Sam and Melanie's deaths: his murder was carried out in revenge for hers.
  • This Is Reality: Beckett lets Castle know that ultimately, real life detective cases are not like the ones in his books, all neatly wrapped where the hero brings in the unsympathetic killers to justice.
  • Title Drop: While theorizing with the detectives, Castle comes up with the name of the episode as a title for a hypothetical book based on the murder.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Beckett's watch.
  • Wham Line: "I never said it was five years ago."
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Beckett calls out the detective who first investigated the case for not caring enough to find out the truth.
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  • Your Cheating Heart: Melanie, her husband, and his lover.


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