4x12 Dial M for Mayor

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

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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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GUEST CAST

MUSIC

  • Derek Webster - MAYOR ROBERT WELDON
  • Adam Kulbersh - BRIAN SHAY
  • Michael Grant Terry - JORDAN NORRIS
  • Dave Florek - HARVEY
  • Cara Pifko - ROBERTA CAMBRIDGE
  • 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)
LITERARY AND OTHER REFERENCES
  • 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.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

QUOTABLE QUOTES

  • 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.
JUST THE FACTS
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OOPS
  • How does one hire, and subsequently fire, a volunteer for a charity campaign?
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