Season 3 | Episode 307 | Aired 11/01/2010
When the charges against Grimm were dropped, he vowed vengeance against all those who wronged him. Grimm claims all was cool with Derek since he gave him a $25,000. It was part of a deal Mandy made to back sure her guy Grimm didn’t go back to jail for doing something stupid. But where did Derek get the money?
Derek was caught on bank surveillance video withdrawing a large amount of cash from an account labeled Sunfire Limited. He wore a disguise and went by the name Jesse Mandalay. Castle theorizes that actor Derek was playing the part of a business executive in order to bilk unsuspecting real estate investors. He had a partner in the scam. Beckett discovers that the real owner of the Sunfire account is none other than Rebecca Dalton.
Former fashion model Rebecca Dalton was in Paris the day the dummy corporation was established. But her attorney wasn’t. Michael Grant set up the scam in Rebecca’s name. The shady lawyer couldn’t go to the police when Derek took the money, so he killed to the actor to avoid exposing the fraud. Grant refuses to respond to these charges. Castle says, “Do you want a lawyer? Or do you want to hire an actor to play one for you?”Love it! Case closed.