Yes, Castle and Beckett team up to solve another puzzling, perplexing murder mystery. But it’s the unexpected, heartfelt, moving moments outside the case that make this one special. Alexis is moving out. Castle and Beckett know their partnership will be kaput if word gets out about their relationship. Oh, and believe it or not, Captain Gates actually starts to warm up to Castle. Seriously!
Alexis is bringing everything she owns to her dorm room at Columbia. At least, that’s what it looks like to Castle. Packed in his little girl’s mountain of boxes are items like the gold medal he got her when she first rode her bike without training wheels. Martha encourages Castle to tell Alexis about his relationship with Beckett before she moves away. Yes, she knows. A mother always knows. Now, onto the murder mystery.
25-year-old Wendy Dupree was shot dead in the chest. The word “LIE” is written in blood by her body. She had $4,000 in cash in an envelope found in the dumpy hotel where she was staying. That’s a lot of cash for a waitress at the best cheesesteak place in Philly according to her boss. Castle believes his statement is a tad presumptuous. We’ll reserve judgment until we do some more cheesy research “wit” fried onions.
Castle and Beckett realize that bloody word “LIE” is actually the number “317” upside down. It belongs to a repossessed storage unit that’s up for auction. Castle happens to have $2,000 in cash on him so he engages in a bidding war with a mystery man who really wants that unit. It takes some bluffing and a promise to a guy named Big Percy that Castle will use his mom’s name in his next book to win the auction.