Castle knows of four pizzerias named "Nick," with various combinations of the predicates terrific and/or authentic. But their owners, bitter rivals, continually sabotage each other with frat pranks. Then a corpse is found in the pizzeria oven, crisped, but killed by previous stabbing. The owner accuses his rivals, but no one is innocent and everyone has a dirty secret. And the victim, a former war correspondent who lost his edge after his daughter died in a car accident, was reporting on them about their "pizza wars." However, he'd also stumbled across the identity of 'urban myth' Cavallo, a drug lord who viciously executes rivals.
Did You Know?
The episode features a smuggling ring which uses the names of characters from classic film noir as code words. Richard Castle and Kate Beckett manage to expose one of the smugglers' outlets by using the code word "Sam Spade". Sam Spade is the protagonist of the novel "The Maltese Falcon" (1930) by Dashiell Hammett, and its film adaptations. The role is closely associated with actor Humphrey Bogart who played Spade in the third and most successful of the film adaptations. See more
Come on, let me show you my place, huh?
I gotta tweet this. No one'll believe I'm with *the* Terrific Nick.
Uh, Authentic Nick, uh, not Terrific. Okay? I mean, uh... we're the best.
Ahh, I'll bet.
Burn It Off
Performed by Blues Explosion See more