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Castle: An Embarrassment of Bitches

When a famous dog trainer is killed, the investigation keeps coming back to charismatic reality TV star Kay Cappuccio. Kay, a favorite of tabloids and gossip websites the world over, has achieved stardom without possessing any discernible skill or talent. But there seems to be more to her story than she is letting on -- does that include murder?

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x13
Production Number: 413
Airdate: Monday January 23rd, 2012

Director: Thomas J. Wright
Writer: Rob Hanning

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) May 02, 2012
UK (alibi) Jul 05, 2013
Hungary Mar 31, 2014

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (13 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Hilarie BurtonHilarie Burton
As Kay Cappuccio
Justin HartleyJustin Hartley
As Reggie Starr
Nana VisitorNana Visitor
As Dr. Patty Barker
Kevin E. WestKevin E. West
As Kenny Weizer / Jack Patterson
Tommy SavasTommy Savas
As Marcus Hiatt
Scott LowellScott Lowell
As David Hernand
Jim AbeleJim Abele
As Adam Greene

Co-Guest Stars
Ed F. MartinEd F. Martin
As Francisco Pilar
Dale Waddington HorowitzDale Waddington Horowitz
As Kelly Gunther
Robin SachsRobin Sachs
As Announcer
Andre IngAndre Ing
As Photographer
Diane ModafferiDiane Modafferi
As Uniform Cop
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 dog show is in progress, and famous dog-trainer and judge, Francesco, presides the show. While the owners await his decision with their dogs, a celebrity named Kay Capuccio catches the media’s attention. She is with her manager and boyfriend, and she endorses her perfume lineup. Finally, Francesco announces the positions. Meanwhile, Castle’s daughter is getting ready for her trip. She announces that she plans to take his Ferrari, and they are hooking up with a bunch of guys they found on Craigslist. Castle doesn’t find that cool, and what’s her friend’s name – Buttons? And her mother, who is going with them is a responsible woman?..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Fefe DobsonWatch Me MoveKay Capuccio photo shoot
Pink MartiniLillyDog Show

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Laurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  David Amann
Co-Executive ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker
ProducerD. Howard Grigsby  |  Marc A. Kahn  |  Alexi Hawley
Co-ProducerElizabeth Beall  |  Christine Boylan  |  Terence Paul Winter
Consulting ProducerRob Hanning
Warning: Castle season 4 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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