One Man's Treasure

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Comedy/Crime/Drama/Mystery/Romance, USA, 2009, 43 min.

Synopsis Ok, we start with a woman creeping out of her room with a pizza box in her hand. Unusually, she looks sneaky, (but she has nothing to do with the murder!) The garbage upstairs is full, so she tries to shove it down the garbage shoot (that's probably the wrong spelling, but you get the picture). Suddenly, a body (duh) drops from a floor above onto her level, then, continues its merry way down! The woman screams.Cut to Castle's apartment. Castle is playing with a toy helicopter, irritating the hell out of his mother. Enter Alexis, she's volunteering for the NYPD for three days. Beckett calls, they've found the body.Lanie and Beckett standing around the body. Shot once to the chest, close range. The victim is Sam Parker, who's registered address is in Connecticut Esposito reveals that the victim was shot on floor 15, and that the woman who found it is a hottie (not so subtly).Back at the base, it is revealed that the Sam had a wife and two kids, and did not have an apartment when he was found. Beckett and Castle head to the morgue for the wife to ID the body. There is already a woman there, and Beckett sets about comforting her, when the door opens and another woman comes in, stating she is his wife. Beckett asks the other lady who she is, and she says he is her fiancé. Ouch, or 'busted' as Castle says.They put the women in two separate rooms. Glaring at each other. Captain came up, and C&B had to explain the whole wife/fiancée thing. Confusing. They interview the fiancée first, who says she knew the victim as Jake Holland (fake name too, this just gets better and better!) They met a work, and had been together for 6 months. She said she didn't know it was all fake. Turns out Jake/Sam would spend the week in the city with fiancée, Sarah, and weekend with wife, Mrs. Helen Parker. The wife is outraged, denying that he would do this to her. She says he started working in the city at a recycling plant 6 months ago, because he was 'passed over' for a promotion at his old job, another recycling plant, so moved to the new one. She says she didn't know that he was having an affair.No sign of struggle at the apartment, and they found Jake Holland's wallet. They also found a iPhone, with a message on it. A not so friendly message. It says "I'm not going to let you get away with it, you worthless piece of trash. If you don't call me back tonight, then my next call is to Heaven". The message is from the victim's wife's brother.C&B interview the brother; he says Sam owed him money. $20, 000 to be exact. Bu, he never paid back a single cent. The bro's alibi checks out. But the Parker's were broke. WAY broke. They go to see Parker's office (his new boss). He said that he got glowing recommendations for a man who didn't exist. And he thought that Sarah and Jake was 'a pretty solid couple'.None of the numbers that Jake gave his boss are still working. They were obviously fake, but who answered the phone?Fiancée turns up, says she saw Mrs. Parker parked (like the pun?) outside Jake's apartment. C&B go to see the wife.Wife denies it. Then implicates the fiancée.Esposito says Sam worked for Connecticut Solutions is going broke. Sam joined their rival, New York Recycle. NY recycle came up with new technology that kicked K.S asses. Perhaps Sam changed his name to disguise he had been with K.S. Then Ryan shows up. All of the fake phones were billed and registered to... Connecticut Solutions! Sam was a spy!Boss says he's shocked! He can't believe it. But apparently, Sam was probably after the new battery recycling formula, and Sarah was on the team that researched it. Hmmm. They grab Sarah's and Jake's computers.Jake was sending emails to his old boss. Chemicals supposed to recycle batteries. Cleverly. C&B interview the old boss, Andy. He admits to planting Sam there, offering him a 1 million dollar pay day to steal the formula. He also admits Sam called him the night he was murdered; saying he finally had the formula. But Andy had been told that before, he'd spent loads on research, all coming blank. So Andy fired him. Then he called, saying he found something, so Andy drove up, saw the cops and went back home. Beckett says that he shot him because he couldn't pay him 1 million dollars.Esposito and Ryan tell Beckett that they have Helen Parker for assault and Sarah for trespassing. Ryan wants pictures. Sarah says that Helen tried to rip her handbag of her shoulder. She only went back for her pen!Beckett thinks they're missing something. After all, it's a long way to go for a pen. Then she remembers! Sarah said Sam had an ulcer, but according to Lanie, he had a clean bill of health. So where was he going the last three Tuesdays when his fiancée thought he was at the doctors? Well, obviously he wasn't at the doctors. The first week he was at an address on an island, the second at NY Recycles processing plant, then the third at a port.Castle brings Alexis a coffee.Ryan and Esposito tell C&B that Sam was asking about shipping at the processing plant and port, and that the address belonged to a Lauren Branston. The photo is of the fiancée. She faked a name too.They interview the fiancée. She denies it, until they pull out the driver's license and social security number. Also, it appears that Sarah/Lauren has worked for a LOT of other companies, all under new identities. Beckett summarizes that the new boss suspected Sam/Jake was a spy and told her to 'intercept' him. She admits it, saying 'she was only doing her job'. She was supposed to look like she had fied information, so Sam/Jake would bite. All she had to do was leave her laptop around his apartment, with incomplete chemical formula on it. Then they tell her that Sam knew she was a fake. She doesn't believe it, but the evidence is undeniable. Ouch! Beckett implies that Sarah knew Sam knew, and killed him. But Sarah has an alibi; she was at her daughter's recital.Alibi checks out. But they realize that if the entire relationship was fake, then why did Sarah give Sam her grandfather's pen? What was she really looking for in Sam's office? C&B check it out, whatever Sarah was looking for, she shredded. So they had to piece it together.The shredded stuff was pictures that Sam took on his phone. It reveals that NY Recycle wasn't recycling batteries, just changing labels and dumping it in the sea. Sam knew, so who now has motive? The new boss. He denies is, but they find his gun in the dumpster. A perfect match. Busted mate!They tell the wife the good news. Sam wasn't unfaithful; he was trying to help the world.

Directed by Helen Shaverová  

Starring Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Molly C. Quinn, more...

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