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Old 02-01-2015, 05:26 AM
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Castle Episode Discussion - 1x01: Flowers for Your Grave

1.01 Flowers for Your Grave
Original air date: March 9, 2009



Murder mystery author Richard 'Rick' Castle publishes the book in which he kills off his bestseller series' hero, Derek Storm. On that very day, NYPD detective Kate Beckett questions him about two murders in the exact style of his novels, on a lawyer Fisk viz. social worker Alyson Tisdale. He's professionally flattered to have a copycat. Her boss, captain Roy Montgomery, accepts his help as case consultant and teams them up, the mayor being a fan puts him de facto in charge. More copy killing follows. The police simplistically arrest his fan Kyle Cabot, the first common link. Castle and his author friends decide he must keep investigating, on the assumption it's a motive cover-up, which he does brilliantly, as even Beckett must grudgingly admit.

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Thanks for the thread

Man, look at baby Beckett^^
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Since I won't be able to watch later, I already did^^

Here are my thoughts about the episode. I know it’s kind of scattered, I did a comment-as-I-go-thing, so I’m sorry in advance^^ Sometimes my mind jumped all over the place.

And it’s a long post, sorry.

- Detailed crime scene introduction. That became less over the run of the series. Which is a good thing. Now it’s mostly only someone discovering the crime scene and the reaction they have.
- Rick as a playboy – I totally understand Kate’s annoyance with him at first.
- Can I just say that I love how they exchanged the guy with Ryan? I’m very happy about it. I don’t know what circumstances are behind it, maybe the actor dying/getting sick or so?
- Lanie. The best friend, sassy and saying like it is^^
- Kate is so very serious and business-like. I see how she could have become the Captain we know from 7x06 if Castle hadn’t come into her life.
- They all look so young
- The banter is great.
- Alexis are in the ep a lot. Just something I noticed.
- Man, that old/substitute badge no. bothers me^^
- First interrogation ever – yay! And the first eye roll in under five minutes
- Poker game! I loved those. They should do one again.
- The eye brow game quirking game was strong even back then
- Molly does a great job here. She was only 14. Amazing.
- *gasp* Espo is sitting in Castle’s chair/place!
- Lmao, Espo’s “Maybe he likes you.”
- The two precinct sets never really bothered, me, but it is obvious there’s a difference.
- Montgomery. Aw.
- I love how Castle will change Kate’s way of thinking and approaching crime scenes and investigations.
- Famous ‘Analyzing Beckett’ scene. Which got Stana the job on Castle in the first place. You can see why!
- The lip-biting game was also strong already
- Not listening to Beckett. Oh, Castle^^
- Oh, the old cars. I approve they have new ones now.
- Ryan is so hilarious. Again, I’m glad we have him
- In the scene in which they capture the suspect you think it’s four detectives on scene. It’s confusing.
- Haha, in the scene in which Castle gives her the signed book she might be thinking “I want to hate him, but I can’t.”
- And then he steals evidence and she can hate him^^
- Oooh, library and safe word apples. Ah, classic
- Kate is already changing her way of thinking. So not letting Castle get to her
- First ‘You comin’?’ Woohoo!
- Love how the license plates of the cars stayed the same. Why couldn’t they pay attention to the badge numbers, too? That really bothers me^^
- ‘Stop and Staaare!’ – ‘You have no idea!’ – also classic.
- And here he goes writing his next book, and therefore having to do research. Epic set up

All in all, the episode works well as a Pilot. Everything is reasonably explained, how they usually work. And in comes a guy upsetting the apple cart. The parts not being explained are set up well so you want to know more. It surely piques your interest.
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I will comment on your thoughts after we watch the episode, Kathrin.

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Haven't watched this in forever!
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Castle and Beckett both look so different here!

Beckett and Lanie's friendship

I love rewatching the pilot
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Beckett recognizing the crime scene from Castle's book is great!

Young Alexis!
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I agree, she'll never admit it but she's definitely a fan
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:26 PM
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Love Beckett's reaction when Castle says she's a fan of him
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- The banter is great.
Agreed, they have so much chemistry from the start!
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Stana's acting is great in this scene.
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Yes, must've been hard for her when Castle guessed something had happened to her mother.
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