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Castle: The Dead Pool

When a champion swimmer and Olympic hopeful is found dead in a training pool, Castle & Beckett dive in to investigate his murder, and uncover myriad secrets that might have led to his death.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x21
Production Number: 321
Airdate: Monday April 11th, 2011

Director: Paul Holahan
Writer: Matt Pyken

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Nov 17, 2011


Special Guest Stars
Michael ConnellyMichael Connelly
As Himself
Dennis LehaneDennis Lehane
As Himself

Guest Stars
Andrew Lawrence (1)Andrew Lawrence (1)
As Tommy Marcone
Brendan HinesBrendan Hines
As Alex Conrad
Erik PalladinoErik Palladino
As Coach Rome
Josie LorenJosie Loren
As Bridget McManus
Justin BrueningJustin Bruening
As "Rocket" Rob Tredwyck
Kathleen Mary CarthyKathleen Mary Carthy
As Lorraine Dinovi
Peter ParrosPeter Parros
As Dr. Raymond Colabro

Co-Guest Stars
Ben BledsoeBen Bledsoe
As Brian Morris
Bruce KatzmanBruce Katzman
As Benjamin Morris
Crispin BelfrageCrispin Belfrage
As Photographer (as Crispian Belfrage)
Katrina NelsonKatrina Nelson
As Bartender
Kelley RobinsKelley Robins
As Julie Singer (as Kelley Robins Hicks)
Roy HuangRoy Huang
As Aaron Choi
Tom JourdenTom Jourden
As Lawyer
Zoran RadanovichZoran Radanovich
As Jimmy Lennon
Main Cast
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana KaticStana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Susan SullivanSusan Sullivan
As Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-HudsonRuben Santiago-Hudson
As Captain Roy Montgomery
Jon HuertasJon Huertas
As Detective Javier Esposito
Seamus DeverSeamus Dever
As Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala JonesTamala Jones
As Dr. Lanie Parish
Molly QuinnMolly Quinn
As Alexis Castle


The scene opens with a man training and he makes the lap in 20 seconds. He goes underwater for a moment but sees a man standing over him. Meanwhile, Castle talks to Alexis and Martha about how Alex Conrad, a new mystery author, is wanting to go to the station with him and see what he does. Alexis warns that Alex might be stealing Castle’s muse, but Castle doesn’t think so. Martha asks if Beckett knows about it and Castle says that she is going to be thrilled of the idea. However, when he gets to the murder scene, Beckett is not happy with it and says that another writer would get in the way. Castle talks her into it. They get up to Lannii and she tells that the victim is Zack Lindsey, a champion swimmer. She says that he was smothered with a chemical and left to drown. Castle and Beckett talk to the coach and he tells that Zack was going to be the next Michael Phelps. Brian Morris is Zack’s contender, but there was no bad blood. Esposito comes over and says that the night janitor says that he saw Zack with “Rocket” Rob Tredwyck. ..

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Episode Quotes
Richard: After everything I've done for him, he goes and tries to steal my muse.
Alexis: Muse thievery. What's the punishment for that, five to ten in mythology jail?
(Martha and Alexis start laughing)
Richard: Yes, you laugh. Go ahead. Laugh all you want. Now I finally know what Obi-Wan Kenobi felt like when Darth Vader turned on him

(The team is talking about Bridget's brothers)
Kevin: (reading from a list) Assault...
Richard: Ohhh.
Kevin: Agg assault...
Richard: Bad.
Kevin: ADW...
Richard: Eek.
Kevin: Battery.
Richard: Hmm.
Kevin: Assault on a city employee, parking enforcement.
Richard: Doesn't count.
Roy: Easy.
Kevin: Dude.
Richard: Just jokes.

Javier: So, a dude can be a muse, right bro? I mean, it’s not weird or anything, is it?
Richard: No, it’s not weird. (turns to Kate)
Kate: (shaking her head) No.
Javier: Yeah...
(Javier leaves)
Richard: That’s a little weird.
Kate: Yeah.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman  |  David Amann  |  Andrew W. Marlowe
Co-Executive ProducerMatt Pyken  |  Moira Kirland Dekker  |  Scott A. Williams
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
CastingKendra Castleberry  |  Donna Rosenstein
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorBarry K. Thomas
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 PhotographyBill Roe
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Art DirectorChris Hansen
Executive Story EditorWill Beall  |  Terence Paul Winter
Costume SupervisorDevon Patterson
Production AccountantDeb Lancello
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Department Head Make-upJune Brickman
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffAlexis Olsen
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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