3x05 Anatomy of a Murder

Original Air Date: 18 October 2010
Writer
: Terence Paul Winter
Director: John Terlesky

DUSTJACKET BLURB


The unexpected appearance of a second corpse inside a casket built for one leads Castle and Beckett to the Galaxy of Greg. Meanwhile, Gina tries to be the cool almost-re-step mom, and Castle blows a gasket.


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3x05

GUEST CAST

MUSIC

  • Monet Mazur - GINA GRIFFIN
  • Nathan Lam - RABBI
  • Cynthia Frost - TOVA
  • John Kassir - MR. DREYFUS
  • William Allen Young - JERRY CAMDEN
  • Michael Cassidy - GREG McCLINTOCK
  • Brea Cola – DR IMANI PHELPS
  • Erin Fleming – AMY PORTER
  • Bo Foxworth – LEONARD MALONEY
  • A Martinez – CESAR CALDERON
  • Allyssa Maurice – DR LISSA AKERMAN
  • Carlos Sanz – MANUEL CALDERON
  • "You Know It's True" - JULES LARSON (tag)
LITERARY AND OTHER REFERENCES
  • The episode title, "Anatomy of a Murder", probably refers to both the TV series Grey's Anatomy, a medical drama (like Castle, also on ABC) and the 1959 motion picture Anatomy of a Murder, a courtroom drama.
  • "McDreamy" is a nickname for the character Derek Shepherd on the TV series Grey's Anatomy. Likewise, 'Dr. Rhonda Chimes' is a shoutout to Grey's creator, Shonda Rhimes. 'Seriously? Seriously,' is a signature exchange on that show.
  • Another reference to Grey's Anatomy is the use of the word "seriously". Meredith, the main character of Grey's Anatomy, and her colleagues use it very, very (!) often.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

QUOTABLE QUOTES

  • The casket with two bodies.
  • Greg the nurse
  • Castle and Beckett reading Greg's letters.
  • The drug lord is a Castle fan.
  • NURSE McCLINTOCK: Are you asking for my alibi? Seriously?
    BECKETT: Seriously.
    NURSE McCLINTOCK: Seriously?
    BECKETT:
    Seriously.
    NURSE McCLINTOCK: (to Castle) Seriously?
    CASTLE:
    Seriously!
  • CASTLE: Looks like someone gave her 20 CCs of death.
  • CASTLE: And how many of them [doctors] like detectives?
    BECKETT: One, that I know of.
    CASTLE: Whoa, you mean Motorcycle Boy is a doctor?
  • NURSE McCLINTOCK: Yeah, I saw her...I love the way your hair frames your face.
  • CASTLE: No, makes no sense. Why spend all that time listening to women and buying them things if you're not going to sleep with them?...Oh, Beckett's here...
  • CASTLE: Turns out, Greg isn't McDreamy or McSteamy. He's McSkeemy.
  • CASTLE: Listen to this: "The days without you grow longer, but my love for you grows..."
    BECKETT: Stronger?
    CASTLE: "Harder"...A poet he is not.
  • MARTHA: But, the question is this, when you come right down to it...would you be willing to break her [Gina] out of prison? Because that, my boy, is true love.
  • BECKETT: Don't worry, Castle, I'd get'cha out.
    (Castle looks after her dumbfounded.)

    BECKETT: You comin'?
JUST THE FACTS
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  • Alexis is a fan of singer Taylor Swift. She and her boyfriend Ash have a song, Taylor Swift's "Mine".
  • Castle and Gina also have a song, AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long".
  • And, finally Beckett and Castle have a song (although Castle didn't know it), Clarence Carter's "You Talk Too Much".
  • Castle also appears to have a favourite television show: Grey's Anatomy.
  • When they were married, Castle got upset with Gina for buying Alexis a doll that he had wanted to give her for Christmas. A similar fight ensues when Gina gives Alexis a pair of tickets (with better seats and backstage passes, even) to the Taylor Swift concert -- after Castle had just spent some ridiculous amount of money getting her a pair from his broker.
  • In eleventh grade Castle was dating a darling girl named Lizzie and dumped her - that was when Martha stopped being emotionally invested in his girlfriends.
OOPS
  • Being very close to a loved one during a concert may be great but Castle was had and should ask for his money back. The two Taylor Swift tickets he got are for the same seat (Row 7 Seat 15). Unless Alexis and Ash don't mind sitting on each others' laps...
  • Later, when Castle hides the tickets behind his back before he brings them to Alexis, the tickets say Row 7 Seat 15 and Row 7 Seat 16, different from what they were at the precinct (Row 7 Seat 15)
  • Jewish tradition calls for a simple, wooden casket with no metal embellishments. The Mankofskys seems fairly religious, and therefore it is unlikely that the coffin shown would be the coffin they would choose.
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