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Castle: Under the Influence

When an up and coming DJ is killed at a pop star's album release party, Beckett and Castle must dive into the raucous world of New York's music industry. Then, when the investigation leads to a troubled teenager, Esposito takes the kid under his wing, hoping to put him on the right track before it's too late.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: 512
Airdate: Monday January 14th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Mar 17, 2013
UK (alibi) May 29, 2013


Guest Stars
Michael IrbyMichael Irby
As Shane Winters
Nadji Anthony JeterNadji Anthony Jeter
As Joey Malone
Taylor Cole (2)Taylor Cole (2)
As Regina Cane
James BlackJames Black
As Darius Carson
Ursula BurtonUrsula Burton
As Ms. Cooper (Joey's Caseworker)
Geno MonteiroGeno Monteiro
As Tyrese Wilton
Travis WesterTravis Wester
As Paul Travers

Co-Guest Stars
Katrina NormanKatrina Norman
As Josie Lang
Briana BarranBriana Barran
As Holly Rhodes
Erica ShafferErica Shaffer
As Extra Reporter
Kat FellerKat Feller
As Barmaid
Esteban CuetoEsteban Cueto
As Thug (as Esteban C. Cueto)
Ingrid WaltersIngrid Walters
As Publicist
Main Cast
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana KaticStana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Jon HuertasJon Huertas
As Detective Javier Esposito
Seamus DeverSeamus Dever
As Detective Kevin Ryan
Tamala JonesTamala Jones
As Dr. Lanie Parish


The episode begins with a launch party of a new album of the famous pop start Regina. There is a swarm of reporters’ waiting to interview her. But this doesn’t last long, as her nemesis Josie Lane arrives and all attention is focused at her. Regina is pissed and yells at her manager. Josie walks up to Regina and tells her that she has been a fan since grade school. Oops! The party is in full swing. The DJ notices a man wearing a hood walk into the party. She opens a bag (we see a gun in it) and pulls out a USB drive, attaches it to the system and leaves. Next, Kate and Castle arrive at the crime scene. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerArmyan Bernstein  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  David Amann  |  Rob Bowman  |  Laurie Zaks
Co-Executive ProducerRob Hanning  |  David Grae
Supervising ProducerChristine Roum
ProducerElizabeth Beall  |  Marc A. Kahn  |  Terence Paul Winter  |  D. Howard Grigsby
Co-ProducerJoan Van Horn  |  Jason Wilborn
Associate ProducerLisa Schomas
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorDavid Latham
CastingDonna Rosenstein  |  Kendra Castleberry
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorRich Sickler
Second Assistant DirectorBrian O'Kelley
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorAmber Funk
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerLuke Reichle
Key GripTony Sepian
Camera OperatorAndrew Bikichky  |  Stephen Collins (2)
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerScott Harber
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Assistant EditorAnn Parish
Post Production SupervisorAshley Glazier
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Adam Sawelson
Director of PhotographySteve Mason (1)
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Production SupervisorNancy Sprow
Art DirectorChris Farmer
Executive Story EditorShalisha Francis
Costume SupervisorJohnny Foam
Production AccountantSheryl Johnson
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Department Head Make-upJune Brickman
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffCooper McMains  |  Lalida Kitagawa  |  Nicole Rodgers  |  Meta Valentic  |  Shawn Waugh  |  Sophie Addie
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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