When a teenaged boy whose family has recently fallen on hard times is found dead in a boat in Central Park, Castle and Beckett must piece together the mystery behind the boy’s final moments. Meanwhile, Castle mulls over leaving Martha home while he chaperones Alexis’ trip to Washington, D.C.
When a body of a young woman is found inside the dryer at a laundry room, Castle and Beckett uncover that the young woman worked as a nanny in the upscale building. Meanwhile, as Castle works on his “Nikki Heat” novel series he watches Beckett’s actions as she works the murder case.
Author Richard Castle joins NYC Detective Kate Beckett to help solve the case of a serial killer, who is reenacting murders from Castle’s novels. Castle becomes very intrigued with the murders and continues to shadow Beckett, much to her chagrin.