4x08 Heartbreak Hotel

Original Air Date: 7 November 2011
: Elizabeth Davis
Director: Bill Roe


Castle and the boys head down to Atlantic City for a bachelor par--- I mean, case. Meanwhile, Beckett is left to handle the New York side of the investigation, and Alexis tries to handle her breakup with Ashley in an unorthodox manner.

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4x08 - Dustjackets: A Castle Wiki



  • Richard Burgi - CHARLIE TURNER
  • Eric Ladin - DANIEL SULLIVAN
  • Laura Regan - REBECCA SIEGAL
  • Susie Castillo - NADINE ESPINOZA
  • David Figlioli - RALPH MARINO
  • Ashley Wood - AMBER LIVELY
  • "The Gambler" - KENNY ROGERS (Castle & Esposito recite lyrics as they examine body)
  • "In Modern World" - JESSE MALIN (Esposito, Ryan and Castle arrive in Atlantic City)
  • "Trial By Fire" - FRED (Alexis has a gathering of friends at Castle's loft.)
  • "Super Bon Bon" - SOUL COUGHING (the Elvis scene)
  • "Coulda Woulda Shoulda (Party Ben Remix) feat. Sam Sparro" - LYRICS BORN (Alexis' party gets a little out of control.)
  • Pride and Prejudice is perhaps the most well known novel by British author Jane Austen and has been adapted into many movies and miniseries.
  • Adele is a British singer-songwriter, particularly famous for her breakup songs.
  • Gray's Papaya is a Manhattan hot dog restaurant.
  • The Angelika is a movie theater chain that features independent and foreign films, with its headquarters and flagship location in New York City.
  • John Hughes was an American filmmaker who wrote and/or directed many popular movies in the 1980's and 1990's, including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
  • Cosmo is short for Cosmopolitan, a women's magazine known for its articles on fashion, relationships, and sex.
  • Espo and Castle quote lines from Kenny Rogers' song "The Gambler".
  • Moe Greene is a character from The Godfather who was based on real-life gangster and casino owner, Bugsy Siegel.
  • Carrot Top is an American actor and comedian known for his red hair and self deprecating humor.
  • Bridesmaids is a 2011 comedy film starring Kristin Wiig about a group of women that come together to support a friend as she gets married.
  • Elvis Presley. The King of Rock and Roll. Do I really have to explain Elvis?



  • The car ride to Atlantic City
  • Alexis has a teenage party.
  • The outfits. Period.
  • Castle's lip twitch.

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  • CASTLE: You broke up with her.
    ESPOSITO: We broke up with each other. That's different.
    CASTLE: Yeah, you'd think it'd be different, but no.
  • ESPOSITO: Women. You sure you want to spend the rest of your life with one?
    RYAN: Uh, yeah. Mine likes me.
  • CASTLE: It's almost like the thought of marriage fills him with an impending sense of doom. Oh wait, that's me.
  • CASTLE: Gentlemen, if I have learned one thing, it’s to not let a little thing like murder get in the way of having a good time. And also ... shotgun.
  • CASTLE: There is no other way. IBPWOC: Impromptu Bachelor Party While On Case!
  • GATES: You're a good cop, but I think you can do better if you minimize your distractions.
  • ESPOSITO: We're homicide detectives with the NYPD.
    RYAN: Yeah, unfortunately we're in New Jersey.
  • CASTLE: (dressed as Elvis) Does it look like we're joking?
  • RYAN: (dressed as Elvis) Oh um...funny story...?
    ESPOSITO: (dressed as Elvis) Look, we can explain.
    BECKETT: No, I'm not sure I even want to know.
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  • Alexis has a friend names Jules and another named Mina.
  • Martha is out of town on a spa retreat.
  • Ryan got stuck with Jenny's 16-year-old half-brother, Nelson, as his best man.
  • Castle was arrested in 2003 for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
  • The last time Castle was at the Sapphire he set a mattress on fire and covered the curtains in jam.
  • Beckett says that the vic drove "down from Atlantic City", but New York is north of Atlantic City, so presumably he drove up.
  • How did Alexis' uninvited party guests get past Castle's building's doorman?
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