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Castle: One Life to Lose

A murder has been committed on the set of "Temptation Lane," one of New York's longest running soap operas. Sarah Cutler, the head writer on the soap, has been killed with a fire axe. Castle & Beckett quickly discover that the behind the scenes drama at "Temptation Lane" is just as scandalous as the fictitious storylines, and just about everyone would kill to get ahead. Ultimately, Castle's unique skill set as a writer leads to a discovery about the killer and the secret he or she would do anything to protect.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x18
Production Number: 318
Airdate: Monday March 21st, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Oct 27, 2011

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (29 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Cameron Mathison
As Vince Bowers
Colleen Foy
As Lauren Goldberg
Corbin Bernsen
As Lance Buchanan
David Eigenberg
As Peter Connelly
James C. Victor
As Johnny Dimes
Jane Seymour
As Gloria Chambers
Jodi Taffel
As Carrie Albert
Rebecca Budig
As Mandy Bronson
Tina Majorino
As Reese Harmon
Main Cast
Nathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan
As Martha Rodgers
Jon Huertas
As Detective Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever
As Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones
As Dr. Lanie Parish
Molly Quinn
As Alexis Castle


The scene opens with a woman and a man together, the woman says that she wants to go back to her husband Alfonso and the man says that he wants her. Suddenly there is a man who calls for Angela, the woman in the bed. They scramble to find a place for the man to hide when they open the cupboard and a dead body falls out. They look out to the cameras and the man asks if the Gag Reel is getting thin. However, they realize that it is not a gag and that it is a woman named Sarah. Meanwhile, Martha is cleaning up the kitchen and Castle asks if she is making breakfast. She says that she is cleaning because her School of Acting isn’t ready to be open yet and she is trying to occupy her time. Castle’s phone rings and she gives him an address that Martha recognizes. She says that is where they film the soap opera series “Temptation Lane”. She asks to go with Castle and he says no, but he will keep her updated on the news. Castle arrives on set and Beckett and Esposito tell Castle that Sarah, the girl murdered, was a writer. Castle asks why anyone would want to kill a writer. Castle says that they are entering a world of epic drama and that they need to be sharp. Beckett says that the motives are usually quite ordinary everywhere. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  David Amann  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman
Co-Executive ProducerMatt Pyken  |  Scott A. Williams  |  Moira Kirland Dekker
Supervising ProducerDavid Grae
ProducerTerri Miller  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerJoan Van Horn  |  Alexi Hawley  |  Marc A. Kahn
Associate ProducerNoreen O'Toole
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorEdward A. Warschilka
CastingDonna Rosenstein  |  Kendra Castleberry
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorRich Sickler
Second Assistant DirectorKatie Carroll
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorAmber Funk
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerLuke Reichle
Key GripTony Sepian
Camera OperatorMark LaBonge  |  Andrew Bikichky
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterMichael Courville
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerJoe Foglia
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Production CoordinatorNancy Sprow
Assistant EditorBrian Addie
Post Production SupervisorAshley Stephenson
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerDoug Andham  |  Joe Earle
Director of PhotographyDaryn Okada
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Art DirectorBruce Hill
Executive Story EditorTerence Paul Winter  |  Will Beall
Costume SupervisorDevon Patterson
Production AccountantDeb Lancello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Department Head Make-upJune Brickman
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffShawn Waugh  |  Lindsey Isaacson  |  Andrew Carlberg  |  Sophie Addie  |  Kelly Roe  |  Meta Valentic
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
Warning: Castle season 3 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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