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Castle: Ghosts

A woman was found murdered inside a transient hotel in a bathtub full of motor oil as Castle and Beckett investigate. After uncovering the dark past of the woman, they decide they'll need to seek the help of a crime journalist who may know more about this woman than he is telling. Meanwhile, Beckett uses her best poker face as she squares off against Castle, with both money and pride at stake.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Monday April 27th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Nov 19, 2009
DE (Kabel1) Mar 27, 2010
UK (alibi) May 26, 2010
Russia Sep 30, 2010

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Guest Stars
Dan Castellaneta
As Judge Markway
Joseph C. Phillips
As Mayor
Joanne Kelly
As Lee Wax
Alex Carter
As Michael Goldman
Fred Koehler
As Adam Pike
Jillian Armenante
As Susan Mailer
Susan Ruttan
As Eleanor Pike
Keith Diamond
As Jared Swanstrom
Michael Edwin
As Night Desk Clerk

Co-Guest Stars
Van Epperson
As Postal Clerk
Jack Forbes
As Captain Sam Pike
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
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Anya MarinaMove OnOpening scene
The VirginsRich GirlsEnding Scene

Episode Quotes
Esposito: Look at him all excited!
Beckett: Yeah, like a kid at Christmas.
Ryan: With a dead body under the tree...

Castle: Now we're even. So what do you say to, ahhh, a little showdown? Head to head. Toe to toe. Winner take all. Mano y Muher?
Beckett: Hand to woman?
Castle: Whatever it takes.
Beckett: You're on!

Beckett: What are we playing for?
Castle: Pride. (looks down suggestively)... or clothing.
Beckett: I think I got a bag of gummi bears.

Cultural References
Castle: Look who's stalking...

Look Who's Talking
was a popular run of three movies released 1989-1993 which presented the world from the point of view of those unable to talk. The central characters were an unwed mother (played by Kirstie Alley), a cabbie who helps her and falls in love(John Travolta), and the child she has, voiced from sperm to toddlerhood with aplomb and sharp wit by Bruce Willis. In the first sequel, a younger sister was added, voiced by Rosanne Barr. The third sequel devolved to pets, and lacked either Willis or Barr's voice talents.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerBarry Schindel  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  Rob Bowman  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Armyan Bernstein
Co-Executive ProducerHarry Werksman  |  Gabrielle Stanton
Supervising ProducerCharles Murray
ProducerDavid Grae  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerSteven Kriozere  |  Mark A. Altman
Consulting ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker
Associate ProducerSuzanne Lauer
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorMarta Evry
CastingKendra Castleberry  |  Donna Rosenstein
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorRich Sickler
Second Assistant DirectorRosemary Cremona
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorLisa A. Arpino
Music SupervisorMadonna Wade-Reed
Costume DesignerSalvador Pérez Jr.
Key GripTony Sepian
Camera OperatorMark LaBonge  |  Andrew Bikichky
Set DecoratorChristopher R. Marsteller
Property MasterRitchie Kremer
Production Sound MixerJoe Foglia
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Production CoordinatorNancy Sprow
Assistant EditorTom Wilson (4)
Post Production SupervisorFaye Cottrell
Supervising Sound EditorFred Judkins
Re-Recording MixerJoe Earle  |  Michael Colomby
Director of PhotographyBill Roe
Art DirectorJim Wallis
Costume SupervisorBrian Cotton
Production AccountantDeb Lancello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistDebbie Zoller
Dept. Head Hair StylistCandy Walken
Warning: Castle season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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