Season 2

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Season 2, Episode 1: Deep in Death
Original Air Date—21 September 2009
Insurance agent John Allen was strangled and defenestrated into a tree. masked men hold and the coroner at gun-point to steal the corpse on the way to the morgue, then dump it after butchering the inside, probably retrieving drugs. The widow refused to consider infidelity and pointed at 'fired' former colleague Max Haverstock but ignores both were dumped eight months ago and only Max got another legal job. Meanwhile only the mayor and the chief stand between Castle and jealous Becket severing his privileged ties with the NYPD after this 'last case', so he takes risks to 'redeem' himself after the trail leads to Chinatown poker and Russian mobsters.

Season 2, Episode 2: The Double Down
Original Air Date—28 September 2009
At full moon, couples therapist Ashley Coway (32) is found at home by her husband, 
who ignores who the second portion Chinese was for, shot and marked in bad English '
psycho, you're time is up, rapist'. In the park near his home, retired math teacher Frank 
Anderson is also found shot. Ashley's visitor was friend-lawyer Brandy Rossi, asked to 
explain how one gets a restraining order. She and husband have an alibi, so Castle looks 
into her patients and a rumor of marital trouble. His hurry because of a bet against Javier 
and Ryan which duo solves its crime first, despite abundant alibis, gets twisted when 
forensics indicate a mysterious link.

Season 2, Episode 3: Inventing the Girl
Original Air Date—5 October 2009
During fashion week, a couple playfully stripping in a public fountain finds the beaten-up 
corpse there of designer Teddy Farrow's rising model Jenna McBoyd, fatally stabbed 
with an obelisk-shaped glass object. She was on diet-amphetamines, hoping to be 
chosen as the collection's campaign-face. Devoted husband Travis, who moved for 
her from Ohio, is shocked the NYPD still didn't follow up on their complaints about a 
stalker who never actually threatened her, identified as croupier Will James, who has 
an alibi. Model Sierra Goodwin now gets the campaign, and secretly dated photographer 
Wyatt Monroe, who allegedly sabotaged Jenna's crucial photo-shoot.

Season 2, Episode 4: Fool Me Once...
Original Air Date—12 October 2009
When an Arctic explorer is killed during a polar expedition, the mysterious circumstances 
of his death take Castle and Beckett from the penthouses of Park Avenue to the halls 
of the CIA. But Castle's delight at the case's many twists and turns soon turns to 
frustration as he realizes that their elusive killer might just be fooling them all.

Season 2, Episode 5: When the Bough Breaks
Original Air Date—19 October 2009
Illegal Czech immigrant Eliska Sokel's corpse is found hidden in a sewer, two days 
after her death. Her also-illegal ex, Teodor Hajek, explains she left him after their son 
died from a congenital disease. She had worked on the concierge staff of a luxury 
residence but was fired after Dr. Cameron Talbot's wife questioned the appropriateness 
of her treating their son Zane to a lollipop. Castle wonders how Beckett will take his 
dedication of a book starring her alter-ego, and his agent Haas's offer of a contract 
to write 3 British spy novels. They still solve the case after unearthing an old, tragic 

Season 2, Episode 6: Vampire Weekend
Original Air Date—26 October 2009
As Halloween approaches, Castle and Beckett are called to a graveyard where the 
body of a young man sporting vampire fangs has been discovered with a wooden 
stake driven through his heart. Their investigation takes them deep into the heart of 
New York's underground vampire fetish community, where they learn that the motive 
for the victim's murder may be hiding within the pages of the graphic novel he was 
writing before his death.

Season 2, Episode 7: Famous Last Words
Original Air Date—2 November 2009
Castle's daughter's favorite ban The Blue Pills's singer Haley Blue, who was about 
to break it up for a solo career, is found in an alley with a broken neck, murder staged 
as suicide. Stalking fan Franco Marquez, against whom she got a restraining order, 
says he overheard ex-con guitarist Zack Metzger threaten her. Both Castles add lyrics 
analysis to confusing facts about a possible band reunion and drug (rehab) history 
involving her sister Skye, producers couple Ian and Bree Busch and ex-producer 
John McGinnis.

Season 2, Episode 8: Kill the Messenger
Original Air Date—9 November 2009
Bike messenger Caleb Shimansky is killed by a masked man in a stolen black sedan. 
Caleb carried only one package, for Sally Niedermeyer, whose name the courier firm 
had miswritten as terrorist Shakir Nidal Mattar's. It was a message from her nephew 
Brian Thompson, from jail, where he's murdered hours later. It proved he, convicted 
due to present captain Roy Montgomery, confessed innocently to have his son's 
medical bills paid. Castle's connections help investigating the original murder of 
Olivia, which soon points to the extremely wealthy, politically influential Wellesley 
family, but which one and why?

Season 2, Episode 9: Love Me Dead
Original Air Date—16 November 2009
The murder of an Assistant District Attorney thrusts Castle and Beckett into the world 
of ex-cons and escorts. But when Castle's desire to help a vulnerable call girl 
endangers the case, Beckett is forced to decide between honoring promises and 
putting a killer behind bars. Matters are complicated even further when Castle's 
daughter shares a potentially explosive secret with Beckett instead of her father.

Season 2, Episode 10: One Man's Treasure
Original Air Date—23 November 2009
When a murdered man is found stuffed in the garbage chute of an apartment building 
and two women arrive to ID his body -- one his wife and the other his fiance -- Castle 
and Beckett have their hands full keeping the women from killing each other as they 
work to peel back the layers of the victim's double life. Was it a jilted woman, corporate espionage, or a much darker secret that led to his demise?

Season 2, Episode 11: The Fifth Bullet
Original Air Date—7 December 2009
When an art dealer is gunned down in his gallery, Castle & Beckett discover that a bullet 
is inexplicably missing from the crime scene. The mystery is deepened by an amnesiac 
who witnessed the crime but can't remember what he saw or even who he is.

Season 2, Episode 12: A Rose for Everafter
Original Air Date—11 January 2010
When Castle and Beckett are called to a wedding to investigate the death of a
bridesmaid, Castle is stunned to discover that the soon-to-be bride is his old flame, 
Kyra, "the one that got away." Complications ensue as Kyra, caught off-guard by 
Castle's reappearance in her life, wonders if she's marrying the right guy. With the 
nuptials forestalled and the entire wedding party under suspicion, Beckett questions 
Castle's ability to be objective about the case. But when it looks to Beckett like Castle 
and Kyra might rekindle their romance, her judgment may be compromised as well.

Season 2, Episode 13: Sucker Punch
Original Air Date—18 January 2010
While investigating the death of an Irish mobster, Beckett and Castle uncover a local 
turf war that may be connected to both a late-night infomercial guru and an 
international drug smuggling operation. But the case turns agonizingly personal 
when evidence emerges that the killer they're chasing may have had a hand in 
Beckett's mother's murder.

Season 2, Episode 14: The Third Man
Original Air Date—25 January 2010
Mysteries abound when a family returns from vacation to discover a dead man in 
their daughter's bed. Thinking they're investigating the murder of a squatter, Castle 
and Beckett soon find themselves unraveling a multi-million dollar heist. Meanwhile, 
Castle tries to keep Beckett from finding out that they've been romantically linked 
when he's featured as one of New York's 10 most eligible bachelors.

Season 2, Episode 15: Suicide Squeeze
Original Air Date—8 February 2010
Retired baseball star Cano Vega is murdered on a Spanish Harlem community 
field he ands some team mates sponsor, skull smashed with a bat. He had $200,000 
loan shark debts and his wife believed him adulterous. Yet she and dodgy agent 
Bobby Fox point at Alfredo Quintana, editor of a Cuban diaspora magazine which 
called him a traitor after a visit to Castro's Cuba, which he was a refugee from. he 
was beaten by a team mate, but there's more to the Cuban connection.

Season 2, Episode 16: The Mistress Always Spanks Twice
Original Air Date—8 March 2010
When a half-naked woman is found covered in caramel sauce and hanging by bondage 
cuffs in a public park, Castle and Beckett's investigation takes them into New York's underground world of sexual domination. Naturally the case serves as sexy fodder for 
their already charged relationship banter.

Season 2, Episode 17: Tick, Tick, Tick...
Original Air Date—22 March 2010
In a two-part storyline, Federal Agent Jordan Shaw, an insightful and accomplished 
Federal investigator, teams up with Castle & Beckett to hunt down a cunning and 
elusive serial killer.

Season 2, Episode 18: Boom!
Original Air Date—29 March 2010
In the second part of the story begun in "Tick, Tick, Tick...," the serial killer remains 
at large and is taunting Castle, Beckett and Jordan Shaw to catch him.

Season 2, Episode 19: Wrapped Up in Death
Original Air Date—5 April 2010
The investigation into the shocking death of a museum curator, crushed by a falling 
gargoyle, takes a bizarre turn when Castle and Beckett learn that he isn't the first 
member of a recent archeological expedition to die. It turns out there was a legend 
inscribed over the burial chamber the team unearthed warning that "all who gaze 
upon the face of the mummy are doomed." Was the curator just the latest victim of 
"The Mummy's Curse"? And if so, what does that mean for Castle, who snuck a 
peek at the mummy when no one was looking?

Season 2, Episode 20: The Late Shaft
Original Air Date—12 April 2010
Hours after filthy rich comedian and TV show star Bobby Mann asked Castle, one 
of his guest, for help claiming to fear for his life, he dies from cardiac arrest. Castle 
insists on an autopsy, which shows a crafty poisoning requiring knowledge of Bobby's medication. The night before he visited two of his ex wives, Cindy and Barbara, who 
have apartments in the same building, later his future successor as show host. He 
was also blackmailed with pictures of him and an apprentice, but by whom? Castle 
enjoys a hot affair with actress Ellie Monroe, who wants Nicky's part in the upcoming 
Heat wave movie. More studio politics increase the suspects lists, while alibis are 

Season 2, Episode 21: Den of Thieves
Original Air Date—19 April 2010
Multiple ex-con break in expert Paul Finch is found is his car electrocution-tortured, 
possibly to accidental death. His widow believes he took on last job after years in 
the clear, probably the recent Manhattan tunnel bank robbery. The team is delighted 
to be joined by Javier Esposito's mate from the 54th precinct, handsome hot-shot Tom Demming, from Castle's point of view too much to Becket's taste. The robbery victims 
include Fred Cana, collector for untouchable crime king Victor Racine, believed to 
have killed Javier's previous partner Isaac 'Ike' Thornton and managed to make him 
seem corrupt so the team was broken up. IA Lt. Stan Holliwell gets involved after Ike's fingerprints are found on Finch's corps.

Season 2, Episode 22: Food to Die For
Original Air Date—3 May 2010
A high profile chef is found frozen to death in the kitchen of a hot New York restaurant. Complications ensue when Castle and the restaurant owner, an old high school 
girlfriend of Beckett's, share an attraction. Meanwhile, Beckett's relationship with 
Det. Demming continues to grow.

Season 2, Episode 23: Overkill
Original Air Date—10 May 2010
A robbery-homicide prompts Beckett to invite Demming to assist on a case, giving 
Castle a ringside seat to their budding romance. When it becomes clear that the 
two men have very different ideas about how to proceed, the investigation becomes 
an unspoken competition for Beckett's attention, one in which each man races to 
solve the case, as Beckett referees between her two admirers.

Season 2, Episode 24: A Deadly Game
Original Air Date—17 May 2010
Nothing is as it seems when Castle and Beckett investigate what appears to be the assassination of an intelligence operative. Meanwhile, Beckett's romance with 
Demming threatens her relationship with Castle, forcing them to confront their 
feelings for each other.

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The moment that I met you, my life became extraordinary. You taught me to be my best self, to look forward to tomorrow's adventures. And when I was vulnerable, you were strong. I love you, Richard Castle. And I want to live my life in the warmth of your smile and the strength of your embrace. I promise you I will love you. I will be your friend and your partner in crime and in life, always. - Kate Beckett The moment we met, my life became extraordinary. You taught me more about myself than I knew there was to learn. You are the joy in my heart. You're the last person I want to see every night when I close my eyes. I love you, Katherine Beckett. And the mystery of you is the one I want to spend the rest of my life exploring. I promise to love you, to be your friend, and your partner in crime and life, 'till death do us part, and for the time of our lives. - Richard Castle