|Tick, Tick, Tick…|
|Season 2, Episode 17|
|Air date||March 22, 2010|
|Written by||Moira Kirland|
|Directed by||Bryan Spicer|
Beckett and Castle team up with experienced FBI Special Agent Jordan Shaw in the hunt for a serial killer with an apparent clear for Nikki Heat, the character Castle based on Beckett in his best-seller Heat Wave. It soon becomes apparent that not only is Beckett jealous of Castle's admiration for Shaw and the FBI's hi-tech gadgets, but that Beckett herself could be the killer's ultimate intended victim. Castle also strikes a deal to make Heat Wave into a movie.
- Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle
- Stana Katic as Detective Kate Beckett
- Jon Huertas as Detective Javier Esposito
- Seamus Dever as Detective Kevin Ryan
- Tamala R. Jones as Dr. Lanie Parish
- Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Captain Roy Montgomery
- Molly C. Quinn as Alexis Castle
- Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers
- Dana Delany as Special Agent Jordan Shaw
- Leonard Roberts as Special Agent Jason Avery
- Andrew Rothenberg as Donald Salt
Uncredited Guest StarsEdit
- Dameon Clarke as Scott Dunn (uncredited)
- Barbara Anne Klein as Sandra Keller (uncredited)
- Nicholas Patitucci as Ben Conrad (uncredited)
- Castle: Oh, no. I’m not leaving. I’m here to protect you.
- Beckett: What, with your vast arsenal of rapier wit?
- Castle: I never intended to put her in harms way.
- Martha: Let me tell you something about Detective Beckett. That gal can take care of herself. Really.
Featured Music Edit
- "7 Stars" - The Apples in Stereo
- While Special Agent Shaw's reputation precedes her, so does Beckett's. Shaw had already read the profile on Beckett in Cosmopolitan. Beckett was interviewed for the article in Deep in Death.
- As Martha packs her things to move in with Chet, she nostalgically watches the pilot of The Incredible Hulk. The character shown, Dr. Elaina Marks, was played by Susan Sullivan.
- While Agent Shaw claimed to Castle that the "Re-capitator case" in Phoenix, AZ had been hers, it actually belonged to Moira Kirland the writer of both this episode of Castle & the Supervising Producer and writer of Medium.