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The Castle-Beckett relationship is the flirty/friendship, and later the romantic Beckett (unlike Esposito) passes the attendant test, telling Castle she would . right when Beckett finally confesses her feelings for Castle to Lanie. The following is a list of characters in the ABC crime series Castle. Contents. 1 Main characters . In season four, however, Alexis' relationship with Beckett cools as she feels that the detective does not give her Like Lanie and Esposito, she sees the dynamic between Castle and Beckett and, especially from season three. It was finally the day of Lanie and Espo's wedding.I was Lanie's maid of Everyone I now give you Mr. And Mrs. Javier and Lanie Esposito."The Priest said .
The reception isn't for another ten hours and you haven't eaten since nine last night. If you don't eat now you'll faint at the altar and I don't think you want to do that in front of Javi. It'd be a downer on the whole romantic vibe, y'know? This is the first day of the rest of your life Way back when you first got together and thought you were keeping it a secret.
Did he come up with that? I think he's delusional. Don't give me that. C'mon, let's get moving. No more than five minutes after closing the door behind them, a knock came at the door.
Kate turned and answered the door to find Lanie's Dad-Michael and her sister—Ebony, standing there with arms full. I made her help me set up everything for today, last night to keep her occupied. Everything's set, we've just got to wait for the makeup girls and hairdressers to come, they're due in about an hour and the flowers are due to be delivered at two thirty.
She just needs to be occupied. Rick would have loved that. He totally hates rowing machines. I'll leave you to it. Kate made her way across the floor to the master bedroom.
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The bathroom door was ajar and steam was billowing out from it. I'll be out in a minute, any more word from the boys? Ebony and I have everything covered.
All you have to go is put on that gorgeous gown and go and get married At twelve thirty the hair dressers and makeup artists arrived helping Kate, Ebony and Lanie primp up for the big day. The three women had their hair brushed til it shined then twisted up into elegant braided knots.Castle 4x10 - A Relationship Test
Kate was the first to put on her dress, a knee length strapless gown the deepest shade of red. She then put on her satin dressing gown to protect the dress before going into the Master bedroom and helping her friend into her elegant strapless mermaid cut gown with elegant crystal beading on the bodice. I'm ready," Lanie called back nervously.
I'll go get your flowers," she told her friend. The two women slipped elegantly from the jet black Mercedes and made their way over to the limousine. A young man Kate knew to be one of Lanie's brothers—Marco-skipped down the steps of the church a look of relief on his face. With tears brimming in his chocolate brown eyes, Esposito carefully raised Lanie's veil, grasped her face in his hands and pressed his lips to her.
The congregation burst into enthusiastic applause as the M. E and veteran cop shared their first kiss as husband and wife. Ebony took Ryan's arm and allowed the Irish detective to escort her after the bride and groom and Kate followed with Rick, who smelled alluringly of Fracas, his preferred cologne.
I'm looking forward to it more than Christmas morning. Kate immediately sought out Lanie and engulfed her friend in a crushing hug. You're the most beautiful bride," she told her friend. And in two weeks' time, it's my turn to help you. Tyson masqueraded as Michael Boudreaux, falsely claiming that Nieman gave him surgery to look like Tyson.
With the 3XK files gone, Castle and Beckett try to prove that "Boudreaux" was Tyson by tracking down his mother and finding a tooth among his possessions for DNA testing. However, the results were inconclusive and the 12th Precinct was forced to let him go. While Tyson and Nieman were at the precinct, their accomplice, Amy Barrett, another of Nieman's patients, lured Beckett away from the precinct and captured her.
Tyson left a series of false trails for the police follow, eventually leading to Castle assaulting Tyson in Boudreaux's apartment, but was stopped by the police before he could do any harm. After pressing charges against Castle, Tyson and Nieman drop off the grid.
Castle went to Tyson's cellmate, Marcus Gates, for the location of Tyson's safehouse. Upon arriving, Tyson captures Castle and holds him captive so he could watch Nieman take Beckett's face for her own.
However, it is a trap set by Castle to draw him out into the open and Esposito is waiting outside with a sniper rifle. On Castle's order, Esposito shoots Tyson in the abdomen, killing him. They are able to use his phone to find Beckett, who had killed Nieman and escaped. As the Triple Killer, Tyson is characterized as a master of disguise, and able to easily manipulate and coerce people to do his bidding and even confess to his crimes.
He is shown to be meticulous in his attention to detail, both in the planning an execution of his crimes, and has been shown to carry out complex crimes without leaving any evidence behind. He confides to Castle that he enjoys stalking his victims and planning their deaths more than actually killing them, and it is implied that when he leaves New York, he adopts the persona of another serial killer and carries out a new series of crimes under a different identity.
Tyson considers himself to be an artist, and is easily angered by people who interfere with his plans. As the series progresses, Tyson refines his methods by studying the police response and adapting accordingly. By the time of his third appearance, his crimes have evolved to the point where they no longer resemble his original murders.
Despite being an unseen character until the season five premiere "After the Storm", Bracken is directly responsible for one of the major events tied to the series' lore; the murder of Johanna Beckett.
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Twenty years prior to the series, Bracken was working as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan when he learned of a small group of corrupt police officers—John Raglan, Gary McAllister and Roy Montgomery—who were kidnapping mobsters for ransom.
Knowing their identities and aware that any attempt to prosecute the officers would be futile as he had no evidence, Bracken blackmailed the officers and used the ransom money to fund his political career. The scam worked until an undercover FBI agent was accidentally killed during the attempted abduction of mobster Joe Pulgatti.
Pulgatti was able to escape, but was arrested for the murder, forcing Bracken to shut down the scam. When Johanna Beckett, a civil rights lawyer, became interested in the case on Pulgatti's behalf, Bracken hired the assassin Dick Coonan—better-known by his alter-ego, Rathborne—to kill her, and arranged for Raglan and McAllister to be assigned to investigate her murder, which they wrote off as a random attack and subsequently turned it into a cold case, covering up the conspiracy.
This allowed Bracken to distance himself from the crime and continue with his political ambitions. When confronted in "Sucker Punch", Coonan confirms that he was hired to kill Johanna Beckett, but is shot and killed before revealing the identity of his employer. Bracken's influence is again felt in "Knockdown", when John Raglan approached Kate Beckett looking to clear his conscience when faced with his own imminent death from cancer.
Bracken gets wind of this, and hires another assassin, Hal Lockwood, to kill him. Lockwood is then caught, which prompts Bracken to use his influence to have Lockwood moved into the General Population area of the prison so that he can kill McAllister in "Knockout". Meanwhile, Roy Montgomery has approached Bracken independently with a deal: Bracken will leave Beckett alone if Montgomery stops her from investigating her mother's death. When he is unable to keep Beckett from investigating the case, Montgomery forwards all of his incriminating evidence against Bracken to Mr.
Smith with instructions to continue forcing Bracken to back off. Montgomery then kills Lockwood, sacrificing himself in order to do so. At the end of "Knockout", Beckett is shot by a third assassin, Cole Maddox, who was again hired by Bracken.
However, Bracken was unable to kill her because Smith forced him to back down. It is also strongly implied that Bracken is responsible for the events of "Dial M for Mayor", orchestrating a conspiracy against New York City mayor Robert Wheldon to discredit Wheldon and stifle his ambitions of becoming Governor of New York and eventually president.
With Bracken turning his attention to the Presidency, he had Maddox try to retrieve Montgomery's evidence before going after Beckett.
After Maddox is killed trying to retrieve the files, Castle and Beckett are finally able to identify Bracken through the remains of Montgomery's payments to Bracken's bank account, the evidence Smith held for Montgomery. Now knowing the name of the man who had her mother killed, Beckett approaches Bracken at a political fundraiser and convinces him to leave her alone, or else his secrets will become public.
Bracken appears again in "Recoil", when the 12th Precinct is able to connect a murder victim directly to him, only to discover that Bracken has become the target of a political assassin as he prepares his Presidential campaign.
Beckett is forced to help save his life by thwarting the assassin, and Bracken acknowledges that he owes her his life before approaching the press and uses the circumstances behind the episode to present himself as a politician willing to stand up against corrupt senators, as the assassin was hired by his former mentors, and consolidate public perception of him as a Presidential candidate.
Bracken plays a pivotal role in the season six episode "In the Belly of the Beast", when Beckett is recruited to a risky undercover operation to infiltrate a drug ring and investigate a connection between the ring and the Russian mafia in a bid to identify the kingpin, known only as Lazarus.
Beckett discovers that the proceeds from the drug ring are being laundered through the Future Fund, a political fundraiser collecting money to support Bracken's Presidential bid. She also learns that Bracken had ordered one of his contract killers to save her after Vulcan Simmons—the figurehead for the ring and one of the original suspects in the murder of Johanna Beckett—blows her cover, as a means of repaying his debt to her.
Beckett predicts that the next time they meet, all bets are off. In the season six episode "Veritas", when Bracken learns that Beckett has been carrying out discreet surveillance of Vulcan Simmons, he realizes that she was bluffing when she claimed to have physical evidence during the events of "After the Storm", and arranges for Simmons' murder, planning to implicate Beckett in the crime in order to discredit her.
Beckett is forced to go into hiding, but locates an unexpected piece of evidence: It turns out Beckett had the evidence she needed all along to arrest Bracken as Johanna had hidden it in her elephant figurines which Beckett kept on her desk.
With her innocence proven, Beckett confronts and arrests Bracken during a televised speech in which he announced his ambition to become president, charging him with conspiracy, fraud and the murder of her mother.
On live television, Bracken is led to a police car and taken into custody to the relief of Beckett. Bracken makes his final appearance in the season eight two-part premiere, "XY" and "XX". Jackson Hunt[ edit ] Castle's father James Brolin is a spy working on behalf of the United States government, though his exact affiliation is unclear. Having met Martha Rodgers after finishing an assignment at the United Nations, he was forced to leave her without warning the next morning when things went south.
It was over a year before he discovered Martha had borne him a son, and despite having a career that prevented his ability to have personal relationships, he made the effort to be involved in his son's life; he gave Castle a copy of Casino Royale at the age of ten, which inspired him to become a writer. As he tells Richard when they meet for the first time as father and son, he has been checking in on Richard, Martha, and Alexis their whole lives.
The identity of Castle's father is never directly addressed during the first four seasons, with Castle choosing to not to seek him out as he enjoys the mystery of his identity, though it is also implied that Castle's refusal to address the issue has led to the breakdown of at least one relationship. The first clue to his character comes during the "Linchpin" and "Pandora" story arc, when Castle and Beckett are enlisted to help the CIA in an investigation; the Agency suggests they are aware of Castle's father.
He made his first appearance during the "Target" and "Hunt" two-part storyline when Alexis is abducted by a former KGB operative as part of a plot to lure him into the open and kill him. Under the alias Jackson Hunt, he enlists Castle's help to save Alexis before disappearing, but leaves a copy of Casino Royale as a calling card to inform Castle that he is alive. He makes his second appearance in the season six episode "Deep Cover", using the name Anderson Cross as part of a non-official cover on a delicate assignment to locate an Iranian intelligence officer code-named Gemini before Gemini can expose the CIA's deep-cover agents operating abroad.
Hunt becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a hacker he enlisted to assist him, manipulating the crime scene to draw Beckett's attention so that he can lead her to Gemini.
Although Castle walks away from the experience thinking his father was only using him and does not really care for him, his dad was later seen watching him and Martha. His real identity is unknown.