Castle Recap: Season 4 Episode 14 ‘The Blue Butterfly’ 2/6/12

Castle Recap: Season 4 Episode 14 'The Blue Butterfly' 2/6/12

It’s an all new episode of ABC’s hit show Castle tonight and we’ve got the scoop on the noir episode, titled, The Blue Butterfly! In case you’ve missed the 13th episode, titled, An Embarrassment Of Bitches, you can read our official recap here. Are you psyched for an all new episode?

From the official synopsis:

When Castle and Beckett investigate the killing of a treasure hunter, they discover the case is linked to a mysterious homicide from 1947 involving a hard-boiled private detective. Castle realizes the only way to solve the present-day murder is to solve the murder from the past. The 1947 case comes to life through stylized flashbacks, featuring Castle as the private eye and Beckett as a femme fatale.

Castle has an overactive imagination as he dreams about being in the forties, solving a murder involving the mysterious blue butterfly. We can’t wait to see how Kate and Rick interact together in his little fantasy of the unsolved case. Rick sure does make one dapper private eye, though, doesn’t he?


The show opens in New York in 1947, Lanie’s alter-ego is on the stage, singing. Castle is the private dick, looking for a dame, which is the mobster’s girl (Kate). Flash to the future, Rick and Kate are talking about their new victim, Stan Banks. He’s got an SRO key but he’s got a house in New York. They’re looking for an eyewitness. Ryan and Esposito go to Stan’s apartment to talk to his landlady. She said that he was happy because he was moving out because “his ship was coming in”. Rick and Kate are talking to Stan’s wife. She said that Stan quit his job in order to find the blue butterfly. Stan owed someone $10,000 and he was threatened to pay up or else.

Rick found a diary that belonged to Stan from the 1940’s and he wonders why Stan had the diary. Rick asks Kate if he can take the diary home with him tonight. At his desk, Rick starts reading the diary again from June 18, 1947. As the P.I., he was pouring a drink and gets interrupted by his secretary with a potential client. It’s Alexis (playing Sally Scofield) and she’s looking for her big sister, Vera McQueen. (Kate) She asks if they can keep this quiet in order to not push Vera away. It’s a picture of Kate! He goes to the Penny Picker Club and Betsy Sinclair (Lainey) is singing with her “golden pipes”. He gets a drink and asks if the bartender knows Vera/Kate. He points her out in the club and she looks, but she’s with the mob boss, Tom Dempsey.

He sends over his two gorillas (Ryan and Esposito) and they all take Castle/Boyle in the back and rough him up. They throw him out of the club into the garbage cans. Then, Vera/Kate appears and asks if he’s hurt. She’s wearing the blue butterfly necklace and Castle snaps back to the present to ask if that’s why Stan Banks was killed.


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