Season 3 | Episode 307 | Aired 11/01/2010
In addition to doing private parties, Derek Brookner also worked at a club called the Package Store. A fellow dancer, Hans Von Mannschaft (another great name), was upset because Derek was getting all the headline acts. When Hans gets a little too hot and bothered with Beckett during his fireman strip, Castle cools him off with a quick burst from a fire extinguisher. The guy’s all about safety.
Hans says Derek was using a former runway model/rich widow named Rebecca Dalton for her money. Rebecca tells Beckett and Castle that her relationship with Derek ended recently. Her attorney, Michael Grant, says Derek asked to borrow $25,000 from his client last week. This led Rebecca to believe that Derek was cheating on her.
Rebecca hired a P.I. who snapped some surveillance photos of Derek chatting with Mandy Carson, the girlfriend of Billy Grimm, the wanted leader of a motorcycle gang. Grimm was caught after the airing of a TV show called “America’s Most Dangerous Criminals” in which Derek portrayed the fugitive. It wasn’t exactly award-winning television, but it was enough to lead the cops to Grimm.