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Derek Webster guest stars as Mayor Robert Weldon, Castle's longtime friend and the Mayor of New York City. It was Mayor Weldon's political clout that allowed Castle to partner up with Beckett. But now, when a woman is found dead in a car that traces back to the Mayor's motor pool, that partnership comes under fire as the scandal surrounding the investigation threatens to bring down Weldon's administration.
The scene begins with with some mood music and a saucy sex scene in the back of a car, but ends up with a dead, lifeless body in the back of the car instead. Later at the scene, Lanie informs Castle and Beckett that the victim was choked by someone — presumably, a male. Ryan says the vehicle the body was found in belongs to the Mayor Weldon, aka the only reason Castle’s allowed in the precinct. Cut to Castle and Beckett at the local law offices. “We’re sorry one of our vehicles got messed up in this,” says the mayor. Luckily, Mr. Mayor has a nice alibi. Later, Gates asks Beckett what she found out at City Hall, and tells Beckett to watch herself since Castle has a bias. She tells her that she won't be the only one watching. Esposito finds out the car was stolen off the street, so the Mayor connection could just be pure coincidence. As for the vic? Laura Cambridge was a professor at Hudson University, but cancelled her phone and credit cards six months prior, not to mention cut off her colleagues. ..Read the full recap