3x19 Law & Murder

Original Air Date: 29 March 2011
Writer
: Terence Paul Winter
Director: Jeff Bleckner

DUSTJACKET BLURB


A juror drops dead in a courtroom just before the verdict is read. Meanwhile, Alexis finally finds her inner teenager, and Castle wangles a movie date.


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3x19

GUEST CAST

MUSIC

  • Bruce Davison – LOU KARNACKI
  • Ray Stoney - OTIS WILLIAMS
  • Jeremy Glazer – NICK KELLER
  • Larry Clarke – TONY MUELLER
  • Kathleen M. Darcy – DAWN CRAIG
  • Kwame Patterson – WARDELL WILLIAMS
  • Houston Rhines – STEPHEN ADDISON
  • Jim Meskimen – RANDOLPH ADDISON
  • Michael Maize – HANK ROSZELL
  • Jesse Hlubik – JOE McCUSICK
  • Judith Moreland – SANDY JENKINS
  • Jay Paulson – EDDIE McCUSICK
  • Tom Virtue – JUDGE FITZ
  • "I Hope This Gets to You" - THE DAYLIGHTS (tag)
LITERARY AND OTHER REFERENCES
  • Forbidden Planet is a 1956 sci -fi movie starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen. Its plot is loosely based on Shakespeare's The Tempest.
  • John Grisham is an American author who writes legal thrillers.
  • Ryan's Shakespeare quote is from Julius Caesar.
  • George Orwell's 1984 is a novel about a dystopian future, which includes the dictator Big Brother keeping everyone under constant surveillance and government mind control.
  • Twelve Angry Men is a movie (and play) about the jury on a murder trial.
  • The Titanic was an ocean liner that was sunk by an iceberg on her maiden voyage in 1912.
  • Star Wars and The Matrix are both famous sci-fi movies. (It's a little unclear how Forbidden Planet is supposed to have inspired The Matrix, as, other than being science fiction, the two movies have basically nothing in common.)
  • The Zapruder film is a 8mm home movie taken by Abraham Zapruder that recorded the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As one of the better sources of images of the event, its authenticity and meaning have been long debated.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

QUOTABLE QUOTES

  • Beckett berating Castle over his treatment of Alexis.
  • Montgomery refusing Karnacki's offer.
  • Castle tricking Beckett into asking him out on a 'date'.

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  • CASTLE (on phone): For Richard Castle, press one.
  • CASTLE: Looks like he makes a killer cup of joe. Too soon?
  • RYAN: What, I'm not allowed to reference the Bard? I'm a Renaissance man.
    ESPOSITO: Memorizing one quote does not make you a Renaissance man.
    RYAN: What if I memorized two?
  • JENKINS: I did it, I did it, I did it.
    CASTLE: You killed him?
    JENKINS: Oh my God, no, of course not! Why would you think that?
  • MONTGOMERY: In all the years I've been in charge of the twelfth precinct you know how many times the District Attorney has shown up? Once. Today.
  • KARNACKI: Yeah, well, that's the problem with you cops, you live on the corner of black and white. But over here on this side of the street, it's just grey.
JUST THE FACTS
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  • Beckett and Castle are both fans of Forbidden Planet; Castle believes Leslie Nielsen to be a 'comic genius'.
  • Ryan only knows one Shakespeare quote.
  • According to WriteRCastle's twitter account, Beckett bought Castle (unspecified) candy and bought Junior Mints and popcorn with extra butter for herself.
  • Alexis' tell is a crinkled nose, Castle's is a nose twitch.
  • Castle gets so suspicious when Alexis lies about where she's going to be that he uses a GPS tracking app to track the location of her phone. Needless to say she is very upset when she finds out.
  • It turns out that Alexis went to Williamsburg to pay for some stuff that her friends stole.
OOPS
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