'Castle' preview: 5 things to know about the 100th episode, 'The Lives of Others'

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"Castle" has reached a major TV milestone, the 100th episode. "The Lives of Others" takes an injured Richard Castle ( Nathan Fillion) and turns the episode into a "Rear Window" homage. While Beckett ( Stana Katic), Ryan ( Seamus Dever) and Esposito ( Jon Huertas) follow leads on one of their normal cases -- the death of an IRS agent -- Castle sits at home, languishing in boredom and pain medication.

But the boredom goes away as soon as Castle thinks he's witnessed a murder in the apartment across the street... What else happens? Here are five things to know about "The Lives of Others."

Has Castle actually witnessed a murder? Watch the video and decide for yourself

1. Despite the impressive and bandaged cast, Castle has broken only a very small bone. He whines a lot. He demands attention and food delivery. This is very irritating to Beckett.

2. "You've actually gone 'Rear Window.'" Within three minutes of the episode beginning, someone references the theme of the 100th episode. Interestingly, it's not Castle who makes it. That's probably because of the pain medication.

3. Other entertainment sources referenced throughout the episode include "Charlie's Angels," "Zero Dark Thirty," and "America's Most Wanted."

4. "Must be writers...": Castle doesn't see his murder immediately -- he has to look into several apartments before he gets to that. In the first window, he sees a couple talking animatedly over a laptop. Look closely and you'll enjoy a cameo by "Castle" writers/producers Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller.

5. When Alexis ( Molly Quinn) joins her father in his voyeurism, she gets to enjoy some shirtlessness. Much to the annoyance of her father.


"The Lives of Others" airs on Monday, April 1 at 10pm on ABC.

Photo/Video credit: ABC