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Vampire Weekend - S2-E6

Trivia: Castle's Halloween costume is of Malcolm Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion in the short-lived TV show "Firefly." Alexis asks him: "Didn't you wear that like five years ago?" Serenity, the film based on Firefly, was released 5 years before this episode aired.

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Lucky Stiff - S3-E14

Trivia: Firefly reference. When Beckett is talking to the drug dealer she tells him she likes to feel "shiny". "Shiny" was slang for 'really good' in Firefly.

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Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind - S3-E9

Trivia: In this episode, Castle says the words "My partner is crazy and may start firing at any moment" in Chinese. Beckett then asks him "Semester abroad?", to which he replies "Nah, a TV show I used to love". This is a reference to Firefly, a TV show starring Nathan Fillion in which characters occasionally spoke in Chinese.

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The Late Shaft - S2-E20

Trivia: After learning a murdered television host was planning on changing his show-ending signature line, Castle suggests to Beckett that they should have a signature line of their own, and suggests "A whole new chapter in crime solving." This is actually the tag line on the season 1 DVD set. The other line Castle suggests, "She's armed, he's dangerous", became the tag line on the season 2 DVD set.

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Fidelis Ad Mortem - S8-E15

Trivia: "Fidelis ad mortem" is Latin for "faithful unto death", and is the motto of the NYPD.

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Still - S5-E22

Trivia: This episode was originally scheduled to air after "The Fast and the Furriest." Because of its subject matter, in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, it was postponed for a week and "The Squab and the Quail" was aired in its place.

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Probable Cause - S5-E5

Trivia: When Castle is sitting in holding, and Jerry Tyson shows up to taunt him, Tyson's cop disguise has a nameplate with "J. Rook" on it. This is a reference to Jameson Rook, the fictional character in Castle's Nikki Heat books that he based on himself.

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Boom! - S2-E18

Trivia: With 14.5 million viewers, this is the show's most-watched episode, and was the highest-rated show on ABC in its time slot in fourteen years.

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Rise - S4-E1

Trivia: When Castle goes to visit Beckett in the hospital with his bouquet of flowers, Captain Montgomery's mysterious friend Mr. Smith surreptitiously passes by him dressed as a doctor.

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A Rose for Everafter - S2-E12

Trivia: In the elevator, Castle and Beckett have a conversation about his previous relationship with Kyra that mirrors their conversation in "Little Girl Lost", with the roles reversed, about Beckett's relationship with Will Sorenson.

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Smells Like Teen Spirit - S6-E15

Trivia: Near the end of the episode, while dancing at the school dance, Beckett and Castle decide on Andrew Belle's "In My Veins" as 'their song' for the wedding. The same song plays under the end of "Always", the season 4 finale, when Beckett admits to Castle her feelings for him and they consummate their relationship.

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The Final Frontier - S5-E6

Trivia: Chris McKenna appears in this episode in a supporting role. As a teenager, McKenna played Joey Buchanan on the soap opera One Life to Live; when he left the show, the character was aged a couple of years and Nathan Fillion was cast as his replacement.

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The Blue Butterfly - S4-E14

Trivia: When Castle asks Ryan to say "boyo", it was written that Ryan only said it once. The back and forth volley of "boyos" was ad-libbed by Nathan Fillion and Seamus Dever.

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When the Bough Breaks - S2-E5

Trivia: Throughout the episode, it's heavily implied, short of mentioned outright, that Castle is being considered to write a new James Bond novel. Stana Katic is actually a Bond girl, having had a small role as a Canadian intelligence officer in 'Quantum of Solace'.

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Trivia: In Castle's book 'Frozen Heat', there are a pair of homicide detectives named Malcolm and Reynolds, an in-joke to Nathan Fillion's role in Firefly.

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Trivia: As a tie-in to the series, shortly after it premiered, ABC began publishing Castle's Nikki Heat books, ghostwritten by a real author and credited to Castle. In 'Heat Rises', a murder victim is mentioned as having owned a copy of the movie 'Air Force One', which was written by "Castle" creator Andrew Marlowe.

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Fool Me Once - S2-E4

Trivia: Firefly reference. After putting on blue gloves, Castle holds up two fingers on each hand one after the other then opens his hands one after the other. "Two by two, hands of blue", referencing the agents sent to recapture River Tam.

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Trivia: In Castle's "Nikki Heat" novels, the character Castle based on himself is named Rook. "Castle" and "rook" are interchangeable names for the same game piece in chess.

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The Wrong Stuff - S7-E16

Trivia: This episode features numerous references and homages to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Keir Dullea, who played Dave Bowman in that film, played the father of the victim in "Flowers for Your Grave", the Castle series premiere.

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The Lives of Others - S5-E19

Trivia: At the act break of the teaser, when the title card is shown and the pen used as the right downward slant in the "A" appears, blood seeps out, forming the number "100." This is the show's 100th episode.

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Vampire Weekend - S2-E6

Trivia: When they find a dead body in the cemetery that has been staked, Castle mentions Buffy. Nathan Fillion starred as a priest in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

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The Mistress Always Spanks Twice - S2-E16

Trivia: The woman playing Kevin Ryan (Seamus Dever)'s girlfriend is Juliana Dever, Seamus's wife.

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Probable Cause - S5-E5

Trivia: While trying to prove 3XK framed him for murder, Castle identifies "Joseph Vacher", an alias Tyson used, as a serial killer from 19th century France. Active from 1894 to 1897, Vacher murdered and mutilated at least eleven people, and was often compared to Jack the Ripper.

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The Final Frontier - S5-E6

Trivia: The voice of Oracle, the computer on the "Nebula 9" ship, is provided by Stana Katic.

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Trivia: Nathan Fillion and Darby Stanchfield (Castle's ex-wife Meredith) play husband and wife in the movie Waitress.

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Death Gone Crazy - S5-E12

Trivia: When Ryan and Esposito are searching for Jones the bodyguard, the man they first approach is Kris Brkljac, to whom Stana Katic has been married since 2015.

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Trivia: Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic are close enough in age that "Flowers for Your Grave", the series premiere, aired shortly before he turned 38 and "Crossfire", the series finale, aired shortly after she did.

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Always - S4-E23

Trivia: Just before Beckett shows up at the loft to admit her feelings for Castle, he ignores an incoming phone call from her. The picture of her on his phone screen is the same picture of her on his digital murder board about her shooting. Not necessarily a goof, since he could simply like that picture of her, but interesting to notice.

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The Lives of Others - S5-E19

Trivia: Castle, bored at home, begins spying on his neighbors. Writer/creator Andrew Marlowe and writer Terri Miller make cameos (with Castle commenting that they must be writers).

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Knockdown - S3-E13

Trivia: This is the first time Castle admits he has feelings for Beckett that are more than platonic. He doesn't say anything explicit, but confesses to Martha that spending time at the precinct has become about more than inspiration for his "Nikki Heat" books.

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Dial M for Mayor - S4-E12

Trivia: Kristin Bauer van Stratten (from True Blood) makes a cameo early in the episode as one of the operators at the phone sex business.

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Almost Famous - S3-E7

Trivia: When Ryan and Esposito go to where the victim worked, the guy that talks to them was on an episode of the short TV series Moonlight where he played a guy that was stalking a girl after his death. He even tells Ryan that if he changes his mind, he'll give him some hair gel and fangs; the guy was turned into a vampire before his execution.

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The Good, the Bad & the Baby - S6-E10

Trivia: Castle determines that the motive for the murder is the fixing of the pick six lottery. This storyline is loosely based on the 1980 "Triple Six Fix" lottery scandal in Pennsylvania.

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The Good, the Bad & the Baby - S6-E10

Trivia: The church into which the victim stumbles at the beginning of the episode is the same church where Ryan and Jenny got married in season 4.

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Always Buy Retail - S1-E6

Trivia: At 39:08 the stock footage of NYC looking south-southwest over Central Park was taken pre-2003, probably pre-2001: the Time-Warner Center is not yet constructed, and that building was topped out in 2003, which was years before "Castle" is supposed to have taken place.

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