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During rehearsal for "Baron's All-American Beauty Pageant," the contestants are shocked to discover the body of Miss Illinois - strangled, but by whom? As Castle and Beckett delve into the cut-throat competition of the pageant world, they learn that a number suspects had motive for murder, including jealous fellow contestants, the pageant's larger-than-life millionaire sponsor, Victor Baron, and the show's host -- hedonistic TV personality, Bobby Stark.
The scene opens with beauty pageant contestants practicing their routine together when they discover that Miss Illinois has been murdered. Meanwhile, Alexis talks to Ashley and tells him to go to the college that he wants. Castle asks what is wrong and she says that Ashley got accepted to all colleges and Ashley wants to Stanford. She says that long distance relationship hardly ever work out. Castle says that you never know with love and Alexis tells that another murder happened when Castle’s phone rings. Castle gets on scene and Beckett tells him that the case is right up his alley. They walk in the studio and Castle recognizes Bobby Stark, a tv sitcom start. Beckett says that Candace Ford is the one running the pageant. Ryan comes up and says that the victim is Amber Middleberry and the Medical Examiner says that she was chocked with her own sash. Black sequence is found in her hair. ..Read the full recap
Kate: I had a roommate freshman year, Debbie Wenneger, it was like living with Elle Woods on steroids.
Elle Woods was the bouncy, cheerful character played by Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 movie, Legally Blonde.