Little Red Riding Hood runs through the woods. Someone is chasing her. Could it be the Big, Bad Wolf? It seems possible after Little Red’s dead body is found with gruesome claw marks on her face. Since the wolf can talk in the classic story, Castle is optimistic about getting a confession should they catch this fairy tale fiend.
The victim is identified as a high-powered attorney named Amy Morgan. Her sister, Leslie, and brother-in-law, Darren, have no idea why she would be dressed like Little Red Riding Hood. Castle wonders if Amy was involved in an adult role-playing subculture obsessed with fairy tales. Beckett’s face tightens as he reminisces about some research he once did with Little Bo Peep.
Amy recently withdrew $50,605 from her bank account—an odd number in more ways than one. Beckett asks Esposito to check out her bank. He responds, “As you wish.” We’re thinking that was a shout-out a classic little fairy tale flick called The Princess Bride. Love it! As far as the case, things take a turn when another murder victim is found in the park. This woman is dressed as Snow White. Better put out an APB on the Evil Queen!
Snow White’s real name is Kristina Curtis. Just like Amy Morgan, this second woman was drugged before being killed. Kristina’s husband says that his wife was an art gallery worker who skipped a lunch date with him on the same day Amy was unaccounted for. This was just before she was killed. She also withdrew the exact same amount of cash as the first victim.