Ficwriters Bible

Where do I begin? (la, la, la, la...)1x01

Here's as good a place as any, but you can use the menu to the left for faster navigation.

In general, the only hard rule we have about content is PLEASE don't snurch pictures, text, or video off another site to put on this wiki (that particularly includes the OS). Links to other sites are fine, but we'd like the actual content at Dustjackets to be as original as possible. If every site out there has the same info, it all gets pretty boring, dunnit?

The only other rule is that any text you add is subject to patrol by the grammar freaks who run the site, absolutely no insult intended. (British spelling is fine, however.)

Have fun, and happy writing!

Ficwriter's BibleThis is the heart of the site. All the canon you could wish for, in one easy reference guide. There are four sections: Episodes, Characters, Notes and Locations.
  • Episode and Character pages also have a link for speculation -- what might have been, what might be, things we still don't know (Heat Wave is, for this purpose at least, fanon so it goes here -- what's true about Nikki and Rook isn't necessary true about Kate and Castle). In other words, we'd like to try to keep canon and fanon separate, but still leave a place to spin stories about the things we *don't* know about them, and probably never will.
  • Notes are divided into themes -- things like what we know about Kate's mother, the titles of Castle's books. Any of the myriad details you think a ficwriter might need (or that you just want to point out).
  • Locations is still fledgling, but does now contain floorplans!
CastPages for the main cast and recurring characters. No spec here :) Personal blogs, twitters and facebookings by cast members (as themselves) should be linked to these pages.
TranscriptsAre up-to-date!
Writers and DirectorsHomage to those without whom we have nothing.
Reference LibraryLinks to outside info about the show. Anything from promotional and interview vids, reviews and articles, to WriteRCastle's twitter. (Fan-made music vids should go in the Videos section up top.)
Recommended ReadingFound a fic that you love? Rec it here. (Links only please.)
Espresso LoungeA room to chat in. You can use this anytime. You don't have to be a member of the wiki to play, but you will need Java enabled.
Dustjackets Style GuideProbably more than you want to know about adding content.

There's a style guide to give you an idea of the general layout, and we've tried to point up the places that are most in need of content (fans of the secondary characters are especially encouraged to fill those pages!).

For images, you can upload them to the wiki, but there's also a Photobucket account. We've put a ton of stuff there which can be used on any of the pages. If you want access to upload your own stuff, pm Fialka and she'll give you the password. If you just want to snurch the pics, you don't need a password, just use the URL when you add a photo to the page. You can also use screencaps from another collection, as long as they're yours or you have permission to use them (and feel free to link back to those sites for full-size images.) In fact, we would love to partner up with someone who already has a screencap collection they'd like to see featured. No point every site reinventing the wheel :)

Too excited for the left-hand menu? Here's another...


Rick CastleKate BeckettAlexis CastleMartha Rodgers
Javier EspositoKevin RyanRoy MontgomeryLanie Parish
Victoria GatesOther recurring characters

Aired number

Original US AirdateOriginal Shooting Order
1x01Flowers For Your Grave9 Mar 09
1x02Nanny McDead16 Mar 09
1x03Hedge Fund Homeboys23 Mar 091x04?
1x04Hell Hath No Fury30 Mar 091x03?
1x05A Chill Goes Through Her Veins6 Apr 09
1x06Always Buy Retail13 Apr 09
1x07Home is Where the Heart Stops20 Apr 09
1x08Ghosts27 Apr 09
1x09Little Girl Lost4 May 09
1x10A Death in the Family11 May 09

2x01Deep in Death21 Sep 092x01
2x02The Double-Down28 Sep 092x04
2x03Inventing the Girl5 Oct 092x02
2x04Fool Me Once12 Oct 092x03
2x05When the Bough Breaks19 Oct 09
2x06Vampire Weekend26 Oct 09
2x07Famous Last Words2 Nov 09
2x08Kill the Messenger9 Nov 09
2x09Love Me Dead16 Nov 09
2x10One Man's Treasure23 Nov 09
2x11The Fifth Bullet7 Dec 09
2x12A Rose for Everafter11 Jan 10
2x13Sucker Punch18 Jan 10
2x14The Third Man25 Jan 10
2x15The Suicide Squeeze8 Feb 10
2x16The Mistress Always Spanks Twice8 Mar 10
2x17Tick, Tick, Tick (Part I)22 Mar 10
2x18Boom (Part II)29 Mar 10
2x19Wrapped Up in Death5 Apr 10
2x20The Late Shaft12 Apr 10
2x21Den of Thieves19 Apr 10
2x22Food to Die For3 May 10
2x23Overkill10 May 10
2x24A Deadly Game17 May 10

3x01A Deadly Affair20 Sep 10
3x02He's Dead, She's Dead27 Sep 10
3x03Under the Gun4 Oct 10
3x04Punked11 Oct 10
3x05Anatomy of a Murder18 Oct 10
3x063XK25 Oct 103x07
3x07Almost Famous1 Nov 103x06
3x08Murder Most Fowl8 Nov 10
3x09Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind15 Nov 10
3x10 Last Call6 Dec 10
3x11Nikki Heat3 Jan 113x12
3x12Poof, You're Dead10 Jan 113x11
3x13Knockdown24 Jan 11
3x14Lucky Stiff7 Feb 11
3x15The Final Nail14 Feb 11
3x16Setup (Part I)21 Feb 11
3x17Countdown (Part II)28 Feb 11
3x18One Life to Lose21 Mar 11
3x19Law & Murder29 Mar 11
3x20Slice of Death4 Apr 11
3x21The Dead Pool11 Apr 11
3x22To Love and Die in L.A.2 May 11
3x23Pretty Dead9 May 11
3x24Knockout16 May 11

4x01Rise19 Sep 11
4x02Heroes and Villains26 Sep 11
4x03Head Case3 Oct 11
4x04Kick the Ballistics10 Oct 11
4x05Eye of the Beholder17 Oct 11
4x06Demons24 Oct 11
4x07Cops and Robbers31 Oct 11
4x08Heartbreak Hotel7 Nov 11
4x09Kill Shot21 Nov 11
4x10Cuffed5 Dec 11
4x11Til Death Do Us Part9 Jan 12
4x12Dial M for Mayor16 Jan 12
4x13An Embarrassment of B*itches23 Jan 12
4x14The Blue Butterfly6 Feb 12
4x15Pandora13 Feb 12
4x16Linchpin20 Feb 12
4x17Once Upon A Crime27 Feb 12
4x18A Dance with Death19 Mar 12
4x1947 Seconds26 Mar 12
4x20The Limey2 Apr 12
4x21Headhunters16 Apr 12
4x22Undead Again30 Apr 12
4x23Always7 May 12

5x01After the Storm24 Sept 12
5x02 Cloudy with a Chance of Murder1 Oct 125x03
5x03Secret's Safe with Me8 Oct 125x02
5x04Murder, He Wrote15 Oct 125x05
5x05Probable Cause29 Oct 125x06
5x06The Final Frontier5 Nov 125x07
5x07Swan Song12 Nov 125x04
5x08After Hours19 Nov 12
5x09Secret Santa3 Dec 12
5x10Significant Others7 Jan 13
5x11Under the Influence14 Jan 135x12
5x12Death Gone Crazy21 Jan 135x11
5x13Recoil4 Feb 13
5x14Reality Star Struck11 Feb 13
5x15Target (part 1)18 Feb 13
5x16Hunt (part 2)25 Feb 13
5x17Scared to Death18 Mar 13
5x18The Wild Rover25 Mar 13
5x19The Lives of Others1 Apr 13
5x20The Fast and the Furriest15 Apr 13
5x21Stillscheduled: 22 Apr 13
aired: 29 Apr 13
filmed to be 5x21; production # 5x24;
aired in place of 5x22
5x22The Squab and the Quailscheduled: 29 Apr 13
aired: 22 Apr 13
filmed to be 5x22; production # 5x21;
aired in place of 5x21
5x23The Human Factor6 May 13filmed to be 5x23; production # 5x22
5x24Watershed13 May 13filmed to be 5x24; production # 5x23

6x01Valkyrie23 Sept 13
6x02Dreamworld30 Sept 13
6x03Need to Know7 Oct 13
6x04Number One Fan14 Oct 13
6x05Time Will Tell21 Oct 13
6x06Get A Clue28 Oct 13
6x07Like Father, Like Daughter4 Nov 13
6x08A Murder Is Forever11 Nov 13
6x09Disciple18 Nov 13
6x10The Good, The Bad, & The Baby25 Nov 13
6x11Under Fire6 Jan 146x12
6x12Deep Cover13 Jan 146x13
6x13Limelight20 Jan 146x11
6x14Dressed To Kill3 Feb 14
6x15Smells Like Teen Spirit17 Feb 14
6x16Room 14724 Feb 14
6x17In the Belly of the Beast3 Mar 14
6x18The Way of the Ninja17 Mar 14
6x19The Greater Good24 Mar 14
6x20That 70s Show21 Apr 14
6x21Law and Boarder28 Apr 14
6x22Veritas5 May 14
6x23For Better or Worse12 May 14

7x01Driven29 Sept 14
7x02Montreal6 Oct 14
7x03Clear and Present Danger13 Oct 14
7x04Child's Play20 Oct 14
7x05Meme is Murder27 Oct 14
7x06Time of Our Lives10 Nov 14
7x07Once Upon a Time in the West17 Nov 14
7x08Kill Shot24 Nov 14
7x09Last Action Hero1 Dec 14
7x10Bad Santa8 Dec 14
7x11Castle, P.I12 Jan 15
7x12Private Eye Caramba!19 Jan 15
7x13I, Witness26 Jan 15
7x14Resurrection9 Feb 15
7x15Reckoning16 Feb 15
7x16The Wrong Stuff23 Feb 15
7x17Hong Kong Hustle16 Mar 15
7x18At Close Range23 Mar 15
7x19Habeas Corpse30 Mar 15
7x20Sleeper20 Apr 15
7x21In Plane Sight27 Apr 15
7x22Dead From New York4 May 15
7x23Hollander's Woods11 May 15

8x01XY21 Sept 15
8x02XX28 Sept 15
8x03PhDead5 Oct 158x04
8x04What Lies Beneath12 Oct 158x03
8x05The Nose19 Oct 15
8x06Cool Boys9 Nov 158x08
8x07The Last Seduction16 Nov 158x06
8x08Mr. & Mrs. Castle23 Nov 158x07
8x09Tone Death8 Feb 16
8x10Witness for the Prosecution14 Feb 16
8x11Dead Red15 Feb 16
8x12The Blame Game22 Feb 16
8x13And Justice For All29 Feb 16
8x14The G.D.S7 Mar 16
8x15Fidelis Ad Mortem21 Mar 16
8x16Heartbreaker4 Apr 16
8x17Death Wish11 Apr 16
8x18Backstabber18 Apr 16
8x19Dead Again25 Apr 16
8x20Much Ado About Murder2 May 16
8x21Hell to Pay9 May 16
8x22Crossfire16 May 16