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Castle: The Fifth Bullet

When an art dealer was gunned down in his gallery, five shell casings plus four bullets equals a missing bullet. When the bullet is found in the possessions of an apparent witness, the answers appear to be in reach, except for the witness, who has no memory at all -- not his name, not his history... and certainly no ideas about what happened the night of the murder.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x11
Production Number: 211
Airdate: Monday December 07th, 2009

Director: John Terlesky
Writer: David Grae

Alternate Airdates:

UK (alibi) Dec 01, 2010
NL (SBS 6) Jan 06, 2011

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (32 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
As Dr. Holloway
Recurring
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Jeremy Preswick
Anne DudekAnne Dudek
As Emma Carnes
Carlo RotaCarlo Rota
As Bahir Harun
J.P. PitocJ.P. Pitoc
As Darius Langley
Marisa RamirezMarisa Ramirez
As Angelica Fink
Dahlia SalemDahlia Salem
As Tory Westchester
Rider StrongRider Strong
As Rocco Jones

Co-Guest Stars
Eltony WilliamsEltony Williams
As Officer Marino
Desiree TaylorDesiree Taylor
As Attendant
Main Cast
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana KaticStana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Susan SullivanSusan Sullivan
As Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-HudsonRuben Santiago-Hudson
As Captain Roy Montgomery
Jon HuertasJon Huertas
As Detective Javier Esposito
Seamus DeverSeamus Dever
As Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala JonesTamala Jones
As Dr. Lanie Parish
Molly QuinnMolly Quinn
As Alexis Castle
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Amy StroupChin UpMartha's crying over flower
Jenny AlpertAll We Need Is LoveMartha & Alexis eating ice cream in the loft


Episode Quotes
Beckett: Not only was he there, but someone tried to kill him as well. Good thing he reads.
Ryan: Good thing he reads Russian literature. The guy was a Nicolas Sparks fan, he'd be dead.

Jeremy: An ex-wife that I can't remember.
Castle: Hey. Some men would consider you lucky.

Martha: And I'm scared. I mean, what if it doesn't work out? What if it does?
Castle: That's the cost of living...

Castle: Suppose the flea had a gun, a tiny gun with vanishing bullets
Becket: Ice bullets and fleas with guns, do you have writers block again.
Castle: Steven King wrote stories of blood thirsty cars and sold millions of copies, I figured why be limited by logic.

Richard: Why, Detective Beckett, I had no idea you were a romantic.
Kate: I also sleep with a gun. Bet you didn’t know that either.



Cultural References
Ryan: Good thing he reads Russian literature. The guy was a Nicolas Sparks fan, he'd be dead...

Nicholas Sparks is an internationally known bestselling author. At the time of this airing, he had had four of his books made into feature films. His novels typically run about a fourth the page count of War and Peace.

Castle: Ms. Westchester, do you have cats?
Tory Westchester: Eight. Like Jon and Kate.

Jon & Kate Plus Eight was a briefly popular reality show about the Gosselin family, consisting of parents Jon and Kate and their eight children - a pair of fraternal twins and sextuplets.



Analysis
Central to this episode is the notion of amnesia. The doctor seems to take Jeremy's amnesia in stride as though not unsurprising. In actuality, he's likely to either disbelieve the claim or be fascinated by the case, and want to study it, since real, diagnosable amnesia – people getting knocked on the head and forgetting their names – is mostly just a rumor in the world. It's a rare condition, and usually a brief one.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  René Echevarria
Co-Executive ProducerJose Molina
ProducerDavid Grae  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerTerri Miller  |  Marc A. Kahn
Consulting ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorWarren Bowman
CastingDonna Rosenstein  |  Kendra Castleberry
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorRich Sickler
Second Assistant DirectorKatie Carroll
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorAmber Funk
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerSalvador Pérez Jr.
Key GripTony Sepian
Camera OperatorAndrew Bikichky  |  Mark LaBonge
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterMichael Courville
Production Sound MixerJoe Foglia
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Production CoordinatorNancy Sprow
Assistant EditorOrlando Machado Jr.
Post Production SupervisorGregg Fishman
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
 
Warning: Castle season 2 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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