1x07 Home is Where the Heart Stops

Original Air Date: 20 April 2009
: Will Beall
Director: Dean White


A series of jewel heists escalates to gruesome murder, and Beckett and Castle have to do some fancy red-carpet undercover work to unravel the case.

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  • Patrick Bauchau - CAINE POWELL
  • Caterina Scorsone - JOANNE DELGADO
  • Nick Chinlund - EVAN MITCHELL
  • Joseph C Phillips - MAYOR BOB
  • Katie Lowes - RACHEL MADDOX
  • Erik Van Wyck - PAUL REYNOLDS
  • Elizabeth Bennett - RUTH
  • Angela Oh - ANNE GREENE
  • Michael Papajohn - KARL NADIR
  • "Birds of a Feather" - THE ROSENBERGS (teaser)
  • "Wonderful Night" - FATBOY SLIM (party)
  • "No Escape" - CIVALIAS

  • One of the synonyms Ryan comes up with is Sleestak. That's the second time he's mentioned them. Obviously a big fan of Land of the Lost.
  • Also from the Ryan and Esposito synonym stand-off: Orc - a word from the works of J.R.R.Tolkien meaning 'monster/ogre/demon; Destro - refers to Laird James McCullen Destro the villain from the Hasbro toys G.I. Joe, Skeksi(s) - refers to the vulture-like creatures that act as the main villains in the fantasy film The Dark Crystal.
  • "The Glengarry leads" is a reference to David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross. Mamet is also referenced in 1x10.
  • "Karma Chameleon" is a pop song from 1983 by the British group Culture Club.
  • Showgirls is a 1995 film about Las Vegas.



  • Castle and his daughter fencing while Martha plays old 'evil landlord' music from the silent film era.
  • The jinx
  • Beckett with the victim's daughter.
  • All the synonyms for 'perp'.
  • Beckett teaching Castle to shoot. Sort of.
  • Beckett's dress dilemma.
  • Beckett and Castle dancing.
  • Castle being auctioned off.

1x07 Home is Where the Heart Stops - Dustjackets: A Castle Wiki
  • RYAN: Nice dress.
    ESPOSITO: What there is of it.
    BECKETT: I'd let you borrow it, Esposito, but you stretched the last one out.
  • ESPOSITO: Well, let's just say this one's definitely Beckett-flavored
  • CASTLE: How'd they know what was in the safes? Safes...is that a word? Saves? That can't be right.
    ESPOSITO: And you write for a living?
  • CASTLE: Meredith is more like a crazy aunt with a credit card.
  • BECKETT: Oh, so many layers to the Beckett onion, how ever will you peel them all?
  • ALEXIS: If anyone comes, we'll fight them off with swords. Or pens, since they are mightier.
  • BECKETT: The next time you show up at a crime scene without me, I show you how my Taser works.
    CASTLE: Promise?
  • BECKETT: Did you know they call you the white whale?
    CASTLE: The white whale? Not Moby--
    BECKETT: No!
  • CASTLE: Where's the dress?
    BECKETT: You didn't think I was going to interrogate him in it, did you?
    CASTLE: We were kind of hoping.
  • JOANNE: How do you get over it?
    BECKETT: You don't. But you find one day you wake up and don't mind carrying it around with you. At least, that's as far as I've come.


Go here to discuss the spec
  • Ryan is allergic to goosedown.
  • Kate reads the New York Review of Books.
  • Esposito was working robbery five years ago when he busted Mitchell. The mug shot indicates this was still at the 12th precinct.
  • Beckett does target practice to relieve stress, but it probably wasn't very effective this time.
  • Martha quotes Anais Nin...and Castle is well-read enough to recognise it.
  • Storm Rising has a jewel thief in it, heavily based on a real thief, whose cover Castle blew by thanking him in the acknowledgments.
  • Alexis can tie a bow tie better than her father.
  • Beckett's hair when she's all dressed up looks surprisingly like Martha's.
  • Martha was once nominated for a Tony.
  • Castle plays poker with Bob the Mayor.
  • The women on the social register call Castle the White Whale, because he's impossible to land.
  • Beckett does know how to dance, but isn't particularly good at it.
  • Castle donated a signed first edition of Storm Season to the auction. He (and the book) sell for $7,000, though we don't see to whom.
  • Castle somehow knows his own theme tune.
  • Alexis has a crush on a boy named Owen in her poetry class.
  • Castle introduces Beckett to the Mayor, and has apparently been telling him all about her, including that she's pretty.
  • When the team is writing all the charity events on the board to see which one all of the victims supported, Metropolitan American Dance Theater is already marked with a bullet point, before that they have figured out that it is the relevant charity.
  • When Beckett's filling out the affidavit for the court order, she should be using her full name (Katherine) instead of "Kate."
  • When Castle and Beckett get into the elevator, and Beckett is talking about the "Beckett onion," you can clearly see the reflection of a crew member in the elevator doors.
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