5x01 After The Storm

Original Air Date: 24 September 2012
: David Amann
Director: Rob Bowman


As Castle and Beckett embark on a new chapter of their lives as partners in and out of the precinct (ish), Beckett finds a kind of closure with the case that defined her career.

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  • Tahmoh Penikett - COLE MADDOX
  • Maurice Warfield - VICE PRESIDENT RUSSELL
  • Geoff Pierson - MR. MICHAEL SMITH
  • Valerie Azlynn - OFFICER ANNE HASTINGS
  • Song" - ARTIST (Placement)
  • Michael Clayton is a 2007 drama film starring George Clooney that deals with a law firm who uses a lawyer (Michael Clayton) behind the scenes to fix various problems and roadblocks while in the middle of a class action lawsuit over agricultural chemicals.



  • Alexis' hangover.
  • Beckett hiding in Castle's closet.
  • Ryan sticking up for the team.
  • Beckett's little chat with the senator
  • Castle and Beckett in the elevator ... what did she grab?
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  • BECKETT: Just act normal ... if that's even possible for you.
  • BECKETT: It's just that I know I would never have gotten this far if it wasn't for you.
  • BECKETT: You didn't kill him in case you couldn't find the file.
    MADDOX: And once I do I'll finally settle our account.
  • CASTLE: Man, if we got murdered right now I'll feel so ripped off.
    BECKETT: Yeah, me too.
    CASTLE: At least we had last night. We should have done that four years ago.
    ESPOSITO: Done what four years ago?
  • BECKETT: (to ESPOSITO) You got an extra piece?
    CASTLE: Nice. What about for me?
    ESPOSITO: Oh, you mean an extra-extra piece?
  • MR. SMITH: I owed Roy. But I don't owe you.
    BECKETT: So you're just going to let him get away with murder?
  • BECKETT: I finally found out who he is, the guy who killed my mom, and there's nothing I can do about it.
  • ESPOSITO: Put that phone away or I will break your fricking arm.
  • SENATOR BRACKEN: See, here's what you don't understand. It's not who has the gun. It's who has the power.
  • BECKETT: I'm done being afraid. It's your turn now.
  • ESPOSITO: But what about your mom?
  • BECKETT: I'll get justice for her. Just not today. 'til then, I'll get it for others.
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  • Senator Bracken took dirty money. He was the one who started it all.
  • Mr. Smith worked for the law firm of Pennington, Parker, & Clark.
  • Ryan's badge number is 43244.
  • Beckett lives at 2540 E. 3rd Street.
  • What are the chances that of the millions of pieces of paper, they find the few that gives them the right answer?
  • 2540 E. 3rd Street doesn't exist in Manhattan. There is a 2540 E 3rd Street in Brooklyn, but that looks like it's an empty lot. The closest you could get to that address in Manhattan is just E. 3rd Street, which does exist and is ~20-ish blocks from Castle's apartment.
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