Series 2 - Episode 16: The Mistress Always Spanks Twice

Episode 16: The Mistress Always Spanks Twice

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Castle and Beckett venture into the world of sexual domination as they investigate the murder of a woman found hanging by bondage cuffs and covered in caramel sauce. Although the crime scene has all the makings of a sex crime there appears to be no sex involved. However Ryan and Esposito focus on the wrist bracelets the girl was wearing and discover just seven shops in Manhattan supply bespoke bondage gear.

One establishment, The Love Shackle, looks like it could have supplied them. The shop's owner identifies the cuffs as his handiwork and remembers the buyer: a man Tyler Benson came in with his girlfriend, whom the shop owner positively identifies as the victim.

Castle and Beckett pay Tyler a visit but he has a watertight alibi. He admits he regrets not pushing hard enough for his student girlfriend, Jessica, to change the subject she studied – the sociology of sexual bondage and domination.

At the university she attended, her tutor says that Jessica's guide to the world of bondage was a dominatrix called Mistress Venom. Jessica had been competing for a coveted scholarship with several other students in her department, including one called Kelly who unlocks the safe containing Jess’s notes. Her phone records reveal that on the day she died Jessica placed two calls to Lady Irena’s House of Pain. Beckett sets up a session at the House of Pain and follow the trail...

Who is Mistress Venom? Did one of Jessica's fellow students feel threatened by her enough to commit murder?



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Comments (11)

  • Emil

    over 1 year ago


    I'm sure I'm not the only one but the ads seem to be placed in the least logical place, the adshalway through the show start midway through Esposito's sentence! Why?

  • Jamie

    over 1 year ago


    Why does this episode show available here, but not on the demand 5 app.

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  • Linzie

    over 1 year ago


    Ooooh! Good , Good Castle is back on, Yeah!

  • stephen honeyman

    over 1 year ago

    stephen honeyman

    cut off after 40 mins.

  • Sange

    over 1 year ago


    Which girl - there were quite a few. Lady Irena has been in loads of things (NCIS, CSI, Criminal Minds). There was also "Rachel" from Alphas. Check out - best tv/movie website ever.

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  • Janet

    over 1 year ago


    Please please PLEASE treat Castle with the respect it deserves!! It outperforms every other scripted series in its timeslot on American TV. It has so many fans in the UK from watching on Alibi or keeping up with America online - you have an amazing opportunity to bring this stunning programme to so many more people. Promote it well and keep it on air without breaks. You're nearly 3 seasons behind the US now so please keep it going and the audience will come...

  • Marc

    over 1 year ago


    Maybe the end of this season will coincide with The Mentalist having to take a mid-season break as it's being shown so soon after the US. Hopefully Castle season 3 won't be too far off

  • Mike Baker

    over 1 year ago

    Mike Baker

    Agree with Marc - this well written series should never have been put on hiatus. We are so far behind the States with these shows - I do hope you can run into Season 3 and maintain a consistant timeslot - unlike the way L&O SVU was of the finest dramas you have, but again so far behind the US.

  • Marc

    over 1 year ago


    Finally! At least it wasn't next year when it returned. But will you go straight into season 3 once season 2 finishes?