1x09 Little Girl Lost

Original Air Date: 4 May 2009
: Elizabeth Davis
Director: John Terlesky


A kidnapped child brings Beckett's ex-boyfriend, an FBI agent, back into her life.

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1x09 Little Girl Lost - Dustjackets: A Castle Wiki
  • Bailey Chase - WILL SORENSON
  • Judy Reyes - THERESA CANDELA
  • Julian Acosta - ALFRED CANDELA
  • Francis Capra - JUAN RESTREPO
  • Jeannette Sousa - LUCIA GOMEZ
  • Todd Wearing - DAVE ELLERS
  • Jacqueline Torres - NINA MENDOLA
  • Melanie Lorra - FBI TECH
  • Kurt Long - TODD
  • Mario Perez - BACKPACK GUY
  • "Get What I Want" - BITTER:SWEET (tag)


  • 'Five by five' may have other meanings, but it's also what Faith used to say on Buffy. A shout-out to Joss Whedon from NF?
  • Two Star Wars refs in this one -- 'I'm like a Jedi' and Beckett calling Castle Obi-wan.
  • Castle's comment about TV detectives being 'oddly fixated on their sunglasses' is a reference to Castle's main competition, CSI: Miami.
  • Hester Prynne is the main character from Nathanial Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
  • Nancy Drew is a fictional character from mystery novels first published in the 1920s. She's a teenage sleuth and she does indeed solve every case.

  • Castle's introduction to Sorenson.
  • Martha's life-coaching session.
  • Castle walking in on Beckett and Sorenson.
  • Castle's text message.
  • Beckett with the kidnapped girl.

1x09 Little Girl Lost - Dustjackets: A Castle Wiki
  • BECKETT: You do realize that most people would be creeped out by crazy anonymous fans.
    CASTLE: Like you?
  • CASTLE: So what'd you think of your alter ego, Nikki? Pretty sweet, right?
    BECKETT: Sweet? She's naked.
    CASTLE: She's not naked. She's holding a gun. Strategically.
  • CASTLE: Then why call me?
    CAPTAIN MONTGOMERY: 'Cause I like pissing off the FBI.
  • CASTLE: I didn't ask.
    BECKETT: Yeah. I know, you were not asking very loudly.
    CASTLE: I know, I'm like a Jedi like that.
  • BECKETT: Oh, for Pete's sake, why don't you two just drop your pants and get it over with.
    CASTLE: I'm game.
  • BECKETT: This is usually the part where I ask if you've thought this through, and then I remembered that you don't think things through.
  • BECKETT: Be careful, ok?
    CASTLE: Do I detect actual concern for my well-being?
    BECKETT: Screw this up and I'll kill you.
    CASTLE: That's more like it.
  • CASTLE:He's like the male you. Yin needs Yang, not another Yin. Yin-Yang is harmony. Yin-Yin is...a name for a panda.
  • CASTLE: Well, you're a mysterious woman, Detective Beckett.
    BECKETT: Maybe there's a little more Nikki Heat in me than you think.

Go here to discuss the spec
  • Kate's breakfast is a grande skimmed latte with two pumps of sugar-free vanilla and a bearclaw (so much for the sugar-free).
  • Not only are the team called out at midnight (1x08), they're also called at dawn (1x05) and now on Sunday. Seriously, NYPD needs to hire some more homicide cops.
  • Is Kate really Castlefreak1212 or Castlelover45? You decide.
  • Sorenson and Kate 'dated' for six months, then he took a promotion and transfer to the Boston field office. They met on a kidnapping of a six year old boy, which turned out to be murder.
  • According to Sorenson, Beckett is the best detective in the city.
  • Ryan has a girlfriend, someone he started dating two weeks ago, who has atrocious taste in ties.
  • Kate owns a pair of neon ice skates (left over from the 80s?).
  • Alexis has an American Lit final on the day they solve the case, which would put the datestamp on this ep about a month later than its airdate.
  • Alexis has a favorite stuffed animal named Monkey Bunkey.
  • The ending makes the fourth time Castle has asked Beckett out (1x01, ..., ..., and earlier in this ep) and the second time she's walked away and left him floored.
  • It's 4:17 am when Castle and Alexis are looking at the photos of Angela's stuffed animals.
  • If the kidnappers are close enough to see what Castle is wearing, it's a good guess they'd also figure out he's talking to someone since his mouth keeps moving. Not to mention Ryan and Esposito talking into their fists.
  • If you can ping the phone at all, you should be able to pinpoint its exact location immediately.
  • I'm not sure what the FBI's actual procedures are for kidnappings, but it seems a little odd that they would just make the family raise the money and pay the ransom.
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