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Castle: The Double Down

When two different murders fall towards the team, they are split between Ryan and Esposito, along with Castle and Beckett. Challenges are exchanged, and Castle wagers that he and Beckett will solve their case first. In each case, the results lead to an obvious suspect, each of which has an airtight alibi. When further evidence shows an odd connection between the two murders, unravelling the mystery will require the talents of all four.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 202
Airdate: Monday September 28th, 2009

Director: Rob Bowman
Writer: David Grae

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Dec 17, 2009
DE (Kabel1) Apr 24, 2010
UK (alibi) Sep 29, 2010

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (31 Votes cast)

Trailer


 
Flash
Guest Stars
Diana-Maria RivaDiana-Maria Riva
As Det. Roselyn Karpowski
Recurring
Arye GrossArye Gross
As Dr. Sidney Perlmutter
Recurring
Brennan ElliottBrennan Elliott
As Jason Cosway
Recurring
Matt WinstonMatt Winston
As Evan Hinkle
Gareth WilliamsGareth Williams
As Wesley Grovner
Amy StewartAmy Stewart
As Brandy Rossi
Jim OJim O'Heir
As Hal Rossi
Linara WashingtonLinara Washington
As Christina Marx

Co-Guest Stars
Dinora WalcottDinora Walcott
As Det. Mindy Stegner
Brian Allen (2)Brian Allen (2)
As Messianic-Looking Guy
Main Cast
Nathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan
As Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
As Captain Roy Montgomery
Jon Huertas
As Detective Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever
As Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones
As Dr. Lanie Parish
Molly Quinn
As Alexis Castle
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ActionslacksWe Are Not The Losers (Anymore)Closing scene
SloanWho Taught You To Live Like That?Opening scene


Episode Quotes
Karpowski: Beckett, you are never gonna believe this.
Beckett: Yeah, well, the bar on unbelievable is pretty high right now...



Cultural References
Beckett: Just shows that any two people can be connected.
Ryan: Yeah, like the movie Crash.
Esposito: Crash is over-rated.
Castle: Actually, it's more like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Crash was the 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture Winner. It is about racial and social issues in LA.

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a party game/pasttime loosely tied to the notion of 'Six Degrees of Separation'. The idea is for one person to name an actor. The other person must name not more than five other actors who can be connected to Kevin Bacon, via the same sort of pattern -- Actor "Name" was in movie A with actor A, who was in movie B with Actor B, and so on, with actors A,B,C,D, and E -- and one of them must have been in a movie with Kevin Bacon (clearly, if it's 'C' you stop listing). Often there are multiple pathways, and the choice of Kevin Bacon makes it remarkably easier because his career now spans over 30 years and a large array of more than sixty movies, a number of which have extensive well-known casts (JFK, for example, or Diner) It is basically a test of the extent of one's movie knowledge along with effective recall of their casts.



Analysis
Six Degrees of Separation is a concept tied to the Small World Experiment of Stanley Milgram. The theory goes that all people are connected to all others through a fairly short pathway of common connecting people.

In theory, You know someone 'a', who knows someone 'b', who knows someone 'c', who knows someone 'd', who knows someone 'e', who knows Person 'X'. -- with person 'X; being anyone in the world: President Obama, Kim Jong Il, or "the little old lady who lives at 4th and Broadmoor in Apt 37 in New York City". In theory, you could probably communicate a message with anyone in the world, regardless of their social status, if you only knew who it was to ask for help.

Milgram never initially used the term "Six Degrees of Separation", but it has been widely associated with the meme. The notion actually can be traced at least as far back as 1909 to early conjectures in communications theory, though Milgram's initial experiments took place in the late 60s. This has led to further understanding of the concepts of 'social networks', which is where ideas like Facebook and Twitter and such take strong powers from.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  René Echevarria  |  Rob Bowman  |  Laurie Zaks
Co-Executive ProducerJose Molina
ProducerD. Howard Grigsby  |  David Grae
Co-ProducerMarc A. Kahn  |  Terri Miller
Consulting ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorMarta Evry
CastingDonna Rosenstein  |  Kendra Castleberry
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorBarry K. Thomas
Second Assistant DirectorRosemary Cremona
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorAmber Funk
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerSalvador Pérez Jr.
Camera OperatorAndrew Bikichky  |  Mark LaBonge
Set DecoratorDaryn Reid Goodall
Property MasterMichael Courville
Production Sound MixerJoe Foglia
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Production CoordinatorNancy Sprow
Assistant EditorJack Colwell
Post Production SupervisorAmanda Lencioni
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerMichael Colomby  |  Joe Earle
Director of PhotographyBill Roe
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Art DirectorHarry E. Otto
Executive Story EditorAlexi Hawley
Costume SupervisorDevon Patterson
Production AccountantDeb Lancello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDebbie Zoller
Dept. Head Hair StylistToni-Ann Walker
 
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