WHNY’s makeup ladies say that Mandy had a secret man in her life. This would be the married pro basketball star Reggie’s Blake. Ryan and Esposito are sent to bring him in. That doesn’t go so well. They get into a major brawl with the star’s bodyguards. Ryan and Espo are a scary-looking bruised-up pair by the time they bring in the hoops star and his entourage. As it turns out, Reggie and Mandy were just friends who were on hospital charity board. He says she really cared about sick kids and was in the emergency room herself recently.
One of Mandy’s fellow reporters, Miles Haxton, says he was having a secret affair with Mandy. They kept things on the qt because workplace relationships always implode. Castle and Beckett can’t really hide their worried looks when Miles says this. They need to keep their relationship secret. To keep up the ruse, Castle accepts Kristina Coterra’s on-air request for a date. Beckett is not thrilled.
Castle and Beckett learn that Mandy used the station’s chopper to fly over New Jersey with Rebecca Fog’s equipment. Her trip was cut short due to a severe asthma attack. She discovered high levels of a dangerous chemical being pumped into the neighborhood. Cazuli Carpeting is a company that has been pumping the poison into the air. The hotheaded owner sent the threatening note to scare the weather girl away, but claims he didn’t kill her.