8x01 - XY

Original Air Date: 21 September 2015
Writer
: Terence Paul Winter & Alexi Hawley
Director: Rob Bowman

DUSTJACKET BLURB


On her first day as Captain of the 12th, Beckett disappears, and the trail of her movements shows that she's on the run, wounded, with a man whom none of her friends know - and deliberately lying to Castle about it.


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GUEST CAST

MUSIC

  • Sunkrish Bala - VIKRAM SINGH
  • Brad Lee Wind - FRANCO MANCINI
  • Coby Ryan McLaughlin - BROOKS
  • Jack Coleman - SENATOR WILLIAM BRACKEN
  • Daisy Betts - AJ
  • "Kings" - TRIBE SOCIETY (opening scene)
LITERARY AND OTHER REFERENCES
  • "Bringing a knife to a gunfight" is a metaphor for coming to a battle with insufficient or inappropriate weaponry. The first documented use of the phrase occurs in the film The Untouchables (1987).

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

QUOTABLE QUOTES

  • Esposito's badass moves taking down AJ.
  • Alexis using her wiles to get information from the EMT.
  • CASTLE (on the newly remodeled office): This turned out so much cooler than I expected!
  • HAYLEY: You really love her, don't you?
    CASTLE: Like a house on fire.

JUST THE FACTS

  • Two vials of insulin were missing, which means either Vikram either needs a lot of medication or Beckett expects to be on the run for a long time.
    • Also, two vials of insulin have a market value of somewhere between $500 and $600 dollars. Does that come out of the 12th Precinct's budget?
  • Regarding the scene where Castle is interrogated by bad guys with spiders, Nathan Fillion tweeted: "I knew for weeks, insisted on real spiders, and considered it a treat."
OOPS
  • If Vikram was feeling "dizzy and had headaches and needed to eat", then he was likely suffering from low blood sugar. Insulin would not help with that, being that its mechanism of action is to lower blood sugar levels, which would have made his symptoms worse or send him into a coma. What Vikram really needed was a Glucagon, which would have raised his blood sugar levels.
  • Speaking of insulin, it doesn't look to have been stored in the ambulance properly. The compartment didn't look to be refrigerated, and while it's true insulin doesn't need to be refrigerated, it's generally only kept at room temperature once it's open ... and then it's only stable for a month. Why does the ambulance have 10 vials of need-to-use insulin? That seems wasteful.
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