Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 09, 2009
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network

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Castle

Castle is a witty drama based on a famous crime and horror novelist, Rick Castle, who is suffering from a writers block after killing off the main character in his novels. While struggling to come up with a replacement, Det. Kate Beckett of the NYPD approached him and asked to help catch the copy-cat killer staging murders based on scenes from his novels.

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Jon Huertas (born October 23, 1969) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Sergeant Antonio ...

Character Bio

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Before joining the 12th precinct as a homicide detective, Javier "Javi" or "Espo" Esposito served in the Army Special Forces and was an officer in the Organized Crime Task Force at the 54th precinct. Alongside his partner Detective Ryan, they work tirelessly with Detective Beckett to solve murders and bring killers to justice.


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He is always ready with a sardonic comment to keep Beckett on her toes and enjoys the way Castle riles her. Esposito is a loyal partner and a dedicated cop. Even in the face of adversity, he’s got his game face on and nothing can break him. Esposito is very intuitive. He recognizes Castle and Beckett's attraction from the start and sometimes advises Beckett on her relation to Castle.

Esposito and Kevin Ryan are close friends, even though they constantly argue about obscure facts. He had a brief relationship with Dr. Lanie Parish in the third season, which ended with things being awkward between them making them unable to work around each other for some time. He was suspended from the NYPD for hiding vital information from Captain Gates in a case concerning Beckett's well-being. In that case, he felt betrayed by his partner, Det. Kevin Ryan. He has since been reinstated on the force and has reconciled with Ryan.



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03x05 - Anatomy of a Murder
Season 3, Episode 05
04x07 - Cops & Robbers
Season 4, Episode 07
07x13 - I, Witness
Season 7, Episode 13
06x16 - Room 147
Season 6, Episode 16
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Javier Esposito Quotes

07x18 - At Close Range Season 7 / Episode 18: - At Close Range

Richard Castle: [after failing to get Ryan to reveal who he is guarding on a security gig that night] That means this goes beyond the pro athlete or reality star. This is someone important. Someone revered. Perhaps... the Pope? The Dalai Lama? Uncle and Merkle?
Kevin Ryan: My lips are sealed.
Richard Castle: [His voice suddenly high in breathless anticipation] Huh, Ryan! Is it One Direction? You would tell me, right? [to Esposito as Ryan walks away] Are they in town?
Javier Esposito: [Without missing a beat] No, they're in Hong Kong.
Richard Castle: [Calming down] Right.
07x17 - Hong Kong Hustle Season 7 / Episode 17: - Hong Kong Hustle

Kate Beckett: If Henry left work at 2pm, showed up dead at midnight, he's unaccounted for for ten hours, so where was he during that time?
Javier Esposito: Well, he didn't own a car, so I'll check the activity on his metro and credit cards, see if he went anywhere.
Kevin Ryan: I'll circle back with his neighbors, see if they saw anything.
Kate Beckett: Okay. Call me if you guys find anything.
Richard Castle: [as Esposito and Ryan walk away] Whew! For a second there, I thought I was gonna get stuck doing thankless grunt work tonight.
Javier Esposito: [He and Ryan stop and turn around] Castle. We're standing right here.
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