3x14 Lucky Stiff
First Aired: Feb. 07, 2011 on ABC
Summary: The brutal murder of a lottery winner has Castle and Beckett up to their eyeballs in suspects, envious and angered by the victim's sudden move from the poorhouse to the penthouse. As the precinct buzzes with fantasies of what our cops would do if they won the lottery, Martha struggles with…
Main Characters in this Episode
Reginald Easley: $100,000, secured in a bank bag.
Kevin Ryan: Uh, this is Reginald Easley. He's Mr. Hixton's servant.
Reginald Easley: "Servant"? Young man, I am a traditional English butler. I apprenticed at Buckingham Palace.
Kate Beckett: Did he always keep that much hard cash in the safe?
Reginald Easley: Mr. Hixton came from an impoverished background. He found having hard currency around reassuring.
Kate Beckett: How many people knew that it was there?
Reginald Easley: Dozens, no doubt. He had a habit of buying everything in sight. No thought to how much money he was flashing around, or how dangerous it was to tell people that there was plenty more of it at home.
Richard Castle: In New York, that's like inviting someone back to your house to kill you.
Richard Castle: [more to Beckett] What would you do if you won that kind of money?
Javier Esposito: Easy. Buy a Ferrari.
Richard Castle: I have one. Not as great as you would think.
Javier Esposito: Yeah, but they're hella fast.
Richard Castle: Well, as fast as every other car in rush hour traffic.
Richard Castle: [improvising some rap lyrics] Three armed cops and a writer makes four, you're under arrest, so get on the floor.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Beckett is investigating the crime scene, she claims that the gun (.357 Magnum) found next to the victim would create a larger entry wound than that on the victim. However the bullet diameter of a .357 Magnum is almost identical to that of the 9mm which is claimed to be the actual murder weapon. These weapons would leave entry wounds of comparable size and could not be distinguished with the naked eye.