Sucker Punch
Episode 13 of 24 within Season Two. Item 23 of 128 overall.
Production number 213.
Will Beall - Writer
Thomas J. Wright - Director
11 votes

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.   

original airdate-- January 18, 2010                     rating-9.50  million

Songs:"Theme song:Castle Whistle Theme by Robert Duncan"

  1. "Chip" by The Real McKenzies. 
  2. "The End" by Pearl Jam.

Goof--When the Captain hands Beckett his flask, from behind she unscrews the cap and lifts it to her mouth. We then cut to a front-on shot of Beckett and she lifts it to her mouth a second time.

  • When Beckett and Castle are talking about the failed sting on Rathborne, Beckett's hand jumps back and forth from gripping her coffee mug by the handle in the close ups to the bottom in the wide shots.
  • When Castle asks Trucho how he burned his hand, Trucho places the ice pack to his eye twice between shots.
  • In the scene where Castle and Kate are being told that the victim's SIM card is broken and the last two digits of the phone number are missing, Castle says that they have 99 possibilities, which mathematically is wrong. Obviously the writer didn't count the combination 00. The correct number of possibilities is 100.
  • This was the beginning of Kate looking for her Mother's murder.

There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people. Psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better. Who am I? I'm Rick Castle. Every writer needs inspiration. And I found mine. And thanks to my friendship with the mayor, I get to follow her around. And together we catch killers.


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regional titles

Scheut Slag
Sucker Punch
Poinšon de bonne poire
Punch sucker
Fregare il Punzone
Embauque Pu˝etazo