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Castle: A Dance with Death

When Odette Morton, a contestant on the hit competition show "A Night of Dance," is found murdered in her dressing room, Castle and Beckett must navigate the case's many twists and twirls without stepping on each other's toes. But as they delve into Odette's past, they discover that this reality starlet was harboring a shocking secret that may have led to her death.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x18
Production Number: 418
Airdate: Monday March 19th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) May 20, 2012

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Adam Harrington
As Brad Melville
Tim Ransom
As Max Renfro
Larry Sullivan
As Samuel Lynchberg
Millicent Martin
As Oona Marconi
Mike Faiola
As Paul Morton
Bruce Gray (1)
As Charles Carson
Neil Brown, Jr.
As Eddie Gordon
Arlene Santana
As Jasmine
Matthew Alan
As Jason Bagwell
Shelli Boone
As Chantal
Erin Chambers
As Suzanne Steiner

Co-Guest Stars
Lauralee Bell
As Pam Francis
Braeden Marcott
As Pierre Dubois
Krishna Cole
As Santino
Anna Lunberry
As Jeanine
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 Night of Dance with host Brad Melville. It’s an elimination dance between Santino and Odette. As they are introduced, Santino takes the stage, but a stage hand discovers Odette’s body in her dressing room. Martha is asking a column writer for a mention in her paper for her acting school. Castle doesn’t think it’s a great idea, because she’s been so critical of her in the past. Lanie is at the scene of the crime. She tells Castle and Beckett that she was shot with a 9mm gun and was shot right at the beginning of the show. Lanie is a fan of the show and Odette was her favorite. When she was young, she wanted to be prima ballerina until she got breasts. Esposito and Ryan are talking to Santino about Odette. ..

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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 18 guide may contain spoilers
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