7x16 The Wrong Stuff

Original Air Date: 23 February 2015
Writer
: Terri Miller
Director: Paul Holahann

DUSTJACKET BLURB


An astronaut training for a mission to Mars is murdered, and the NYPD has to investigate inside the closed Mars simulation.

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GUEST CAST

MUSIC

  • Yves Bright - TOM RICHWOOD
  • Gwendoline Yeo - ELISE KIM
  • David Rogers - VIGGO JANSEN
  • Sterling K. Brown - ED REDLEY
  • Maxwell Caulfield - SIR IAN RASHER
  • Assaf Cohen - DR. RUSHAM HAROUN
  • David DeSantos - GEORGE REYES
  • Konstantin Lavysh - MIKHAIL
  • Dilshad Vadsaria - ANGELA OLVERA
  • Matthew Marsden - BRAD GRANGER
  • Toni French - MISSION CONTROL TECH
  • Stephen Oyoung - SECURITY GUARD
  • "Sunrise" from Also Sprach Zarathustra - RICHARD STRAUSS (Castle in slo-mo)
LITERARY AND OTHER REFERENCES
  • The Right Stuff is the title of a 1979 book by Tom Wolfe, about the advent of the U.S. space program and the pilots upon whose work it was built.
  • "She's more Siri than HAL" refers to two computer-based "personalities"; the former is a voice recognition app for the Apple iPhone, and the latter is HAL 9000, a fictional computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL decides that the human crew on the spaceship are a danger to what HAL perceives as their mission and ends up killing all but one.
  • The name of the simulated vessel, as stated by MIRA, is the Tenzing Norgay. Tenzing Norgay was a famous Nepalese mountaineer and one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

QUOTABLE QUOTES

  • Castle's version of "Space...the final frontier..."
  • Castle trying to act like he's leaping in low gravity.
  • Ryan being completely not into the whole Mars thing.
  • BECKETT: Castle, boost me up.
    CASTLE: How come I always have to be on the bottom?
    BECKETT: *eyeroll*
    CASTLE: Yes, dear.

  • CASTLE: Open the pod bay door, MIRA!
  • RYAN: I prefer my oxygen without a can.
JUST THE FACTS

  • Castle applied for the Mars 2018 program "a couple of years back" but didn't make the cut. When Beckett asks, "Where was I?" Castle admits "we were fighting". (Later in the episode Beckett tells him she applied for the competing Mars program, but it's probably just payback for his statement.)
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