Castle (2009–2016)
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Kill the Messenger 

A bike messenger gets hit by a car and his carrier bag stolen. The bag contained evidence pertaining to an old case that Montgomery worked on.


Jonathan Frakes


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Terence Paul Winter




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Captain Roy Montgomery
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish (credit only)
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Gregg Henry ... Winston Wellesley
Mark Moses ... Blake Wellesley
Arye Gross ... M.E. Sidney Perlmutter
Hattie Winston ... Sally Niedermeyer
Ron Melendez ... Jeff Dilahunt
Jill Andre ... Lenanne Wellesley
Josh Daugherty ... Trent Wellesley


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 written down incorrectly Shakir Nidal Mattar's; a name on a terror watch list. It was a package her nephew, Brian Thompson, had asked her to keep safe when he went to prison 10 years ago. Shortly after the call to have her deliver the package, he was killed by another inmate. The package contained proof that he was innocent even though he had confessed to the murder of Olivia which was being investigated by, then, Detective Roy Montgomery. This chain of events started when the money his family was receiving for his son's medical bills stopped coming. Castle's connections help investigating the original murder of Olivia, which soon points to the extremely wealthy and politically influential Wellesley family. But which one and why? Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

9 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gregg Henry was in the episode the Train Job of Firefly with Nathan Fillion. See more »


In the opening, after the car hits the cyclist, and the driver jumps out of the car, the overhead shot shows the bicycle under the front bumper, seat near the driver's front wheel. After the driver gets back in the car and drives away, the bicycle is much further away from the car, facing a different direction, and laying on its other side. See more »


[first lines]
Martha Rodgers: Well, that was easy. All right! What do we do next?
Alexis Castle: Set up your profile. Name? Martha Rodgers. Sex? Female. Race?
Martha Rodgers: Color-blind. Why should I categorize myself? Shades of gray, darling.
Alexis Castle: Age?
Martha Rodgers: Ageless. No, better yet, timeless.
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References Batman (1966) See more »


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