4x12 Dial M for Mayor

Original Air Date: 16 January 2012
: Christine Boylan
Director: Kate Woods


After a woman is found murdered in a car that happens to belong to City Hall and was last used by the Mayor, Castle and Beckett are once again at odds over having a friend as the suspect. To add to the problem, Castle receives a mysterious phone call offering help from an unlikely source - at a price.

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[Untitled]4x12 Dial M for Mayor - Dustjackets: A Castle Wiki



  • Derek Webster - MAYOR ROBERT WELDON
  • Adam Kulbersh - BRIAN SHAY
  • Michael Grant Terry - JORDAN NORRIS
  • Dave Florek - HARVEY
  • Rebecca Field - MARILYN KANE
  • Mimi Michaels - SARAH MARX
  • Victoria Gabrielle Platt - CONNIE PARK
  • Germaine De Leon - EDGAR NAVARRO
  • Geoff Pierson - MR. SMITH
  • "Song" - ARTIST (Placement)
  • King Lear is a tragic play by William Shakespeare. Martha performs Act II, Scene II, complete with dramatic lighting, thunder, and fog in the beginning of the episode.
  • A 1997 Oscar winning film written by and starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting is the story about a genius mathematician working as a janitor at MIT who gains the attention of and gets to work with a professor mentor.
  • An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 American film starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger, the title having been taken from an old expression, namely "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman".
  • The Conversation is a 1974 American film that deals with a normal man who runs a security business and as a result, overhears conversations that wreak havoc on his conscience.
  • Starring John Travolta in 1982, Blow Out is a film about a man who saves a woman from a car accident, only to find out that the event has ties to the governor. The audio recording of the accident holds clues to the reality of the situation.



  • Martha going all out for her play rehearsal, complete with thunder and a smoke and wind machine - in Castle's living room.
  • Castle and Beckett fighting like rational, understanding adults, despite their differences.
  • The return of the mysterious man.
  • Other than 3XK (where they knew who the killer was, he just got away) this is the first unsolved case for Beckett and her team that we've seen.
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  • WELDON: (to Castle) She's one of New York’s finest, huh Ricky?
    CASTLE: She’s the best.
  • SHAY: You’re wasting your time.
    BECKETT: It’s my time to waste. Now, I got a job to do.
  • CASTLE: An officer and a gentleman? That could be the name of our crime blog.
    BECKETT: Crime blog? The way you help me write police reports? I got a feeling I’ll be writing that one on my own.
  • CASTLE: It’s not a sweat shop. It’s a sex shop.
  • CASTLE: You’re damn right I’m biased. Robert Weldon is a good man.
    BECKETT: Even good men make mistakes.
  • RYAN: This will destroy Weldon, you know.
    BECKETT: Yeah, I know.
    ESPOSITO: And when he’s gone the first thing she’ll do is get rid of Castle.
    BECKETT: I know.
  • CASTLE: Are you kidding me? Kate, this is politics. Perception is reality. The truth won’t matter.
    BECKETT: What am I supposed to do, Rick? I can’t just stop being a cop because it’s inconvenient.
  • BECKETT: I can’t apologize for doing my job, Castle.
    CASTLE: And I would never ask you to.
  • BECKETT: Jordan Norris is a pawn. I want the people controlling him.
    GATES: Oh, it’s a long game, Kate. Play it piece by piece.
  • MYSTERY MAN: You play chess, Mr. Castle? There are times when a well-placed pawn is more powerful than a king.
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