Little Girl Lost
Season 1 | Episode 109 | Aired 05/04/2009
At the apartment, they explain to the Candelas that the kidnappers posted an ad on Craigslist seeking participants with green backpacks for a “performance piece.”However, Castle was able to slip the mailbox cell phone into the backpack with the ransom. So far, they’ve traced it to a 20-block radius on the Lower East Side. Soon after, however, Sorenson receives word that they lost the signal. We surmise that the kidnappers must have found the cell phone and taken the batteries out.
At home, Castle scrolls through photos he took of the Candelas’ apartment, looking for a clue that they might have missed. Alexis notices several photos of Angela with a stuffed bunny, and reminisces about her attachment to her stuffed animals. Castle looks at the photo, and we can practically see his gears turning.
Castle searches Angela’s bedroom and finds that her bunny is missing. He figures that the person who took Angela must have known her well enough to take the bunny, too.Beckett notes that they lost the cell phone’s signal right after telling the Candelas that they were tracking it. Ah-ha!