Castle (2009–2016)
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The Squab and the Quail 

Castle is jealous when Beckett has to protect a billionaire from an unknown killer. Castle wants to solve the case fast because it means Beckett will no longer have to be with the charming entrepreneur.


Paul Holahan


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Jason Wilborn (teleplay) | 3 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates
Ioan Gruffudd ... Eric Vaughn
Erin Cardillo ... Cindy Paralti
Scott Rinker ... David Anderson (as Scott Allen Rinker)
Russ Bain ... Bruno Toft
Maya Stojan ... Tory Ellis
Andy Wagner Andy Wagner ... Lucas Stewart
Robert Craighead ... Arthur Felder




As soon as it becomes clear that self-made billionaire Eric Vaughn, even more slick then Castle, was the murder target, not the society dinner companion who was accidentally served his poisoned dish, Vaughn gets the commissioner to assign him the best close protection: Becket. While she dodges flirtation and bullets at their 'safe' hotel suite, jealous Castle is determined to crack the case to get his girlfriend romantically-safe home. The means used by the killer inspire Castle's daring, perhaps too convenient suspicion. Written by KGF Vissers

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[first lines]
Chef: Let's keep this going, people. This is a big night for us.
[to waiter]
Chef: You! Get it together, man. Focus!
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References House of Cards (2013) See more »


Castle Theme
Written by Robert Duncan
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User Reviews

Same as my vote( Awful)

This episode made absolutely no sense. A billionaire, Erik Vaughn, requires Kate's personal protection after an attempt on his life. This, of course, requires the use of a hotel suite while Beckett is with him. Castle is made into the bumbling idiot the writers have made him for most of this year, which only encourages Beckett to let Vaughn get close to her and kiss her.

The worst thing about this episode is that it occurs after "Still", which showed the closeness of Castle and was the first time Beckett told Castle that she loved him. No writer could make this leap without losing all credibility. which Andrew Marlowe did.

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Release Date:

22 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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