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Castle: The Squab and the Quail

When Beckett is assigned to protect Erik Vaughn, a charming billionaire entrepreneur whose life is in danger, she's forced to reflect on her relationship with Castle which has begun to plateau. Meanwhile, consumed with jealousy, Castle goes to extraordinary lengths to solve the case and separate the two of them.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x21
Airdate: Monday April 22nd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (alibi) Aug 07, 2013
AU (Seven) Sep 08, 2013


Guest Stars
Maya StojanMaya Stojan
As Tory Ellis
Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
As Eric Vaughn
Erin CardilloErin Cardillo
As Cindy Paralti
Scott RinkerScott Rinker
As David Anderson (as Scott Allen Rinker)
Russ BainRuss Bain
As Bruno Toft

Co-Guest Stars
Andy WagnerAndy Wagner
As Lucas Shaw
Robert CraigheadRobert Craighead
As Arthur Felder
Michael BuonomoMichael Buonomo
As Cory Harrison
Mark BloomMark Bloom
As Neal Morris
Jamie HillJamie Hill
As Petra Vasker
Leonard Jackson (2)Leonard Jackson (2)
As Hotel Attendant
Main Cast
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Richard Castle
Stana KaticStana Katic
As Detective Kate Beckett
Susan SullivanSusan Sullivan
As Martha Rodgers
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
Penny Johnson JeraldPenny Johnson Jerald
As Captain Victoria Gates


The episode begins at a busy restaurant, where the waiters collect the orders from the kitchen. It is seen that someone (face not shown) sprays something on one of the plates. This plate is served at one of the tables, where a group of four, is having dinner. All of a sudden, the older man, Arthur, dies right at the table. At home, Castle is busy playing video games with a guy named Patel, online. Kate tries to seduce him, but he is so engrossed that he ignores her. Kate is pissed. ..

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Episode Notes
Originally scheduled to air as 5x22, it was switched with "Still" because of the bombings in Boston on April 15, 2013.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew W. Marlowe
Executive ProducerLaurie Zaks  |  Rob Bowman  |  David Amann  |  Andrew W. Marlowe  |  Armyan Bernstein
Co-Executive ProducerRob Hanning  |  David Grae
Supervising ProducerChristine Roum
ProducerD. Howard Grigsby  |  Marc A. Kahn  |  Terence Paul Winter  |  Elizabeth Beall
Co-ProducerJoan Van Horn  |  Jason Wilborn
Associate ProducerLisa Schomas
Production DesignerAlfred Sole
EditorDavid Latham
CastingKendra Castleberry  |  Donna Rosenstein
Unit Production ManagerJoan Van Horn
First Assistant DirectorBarry K. Thomas
Second Assistant DirectorBrian O'Kelley
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Music EditorAmber Funk
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Costume DesignerLuke Reichle
Key GripTony Sepian
Camera OperatorAndrew Bikichky  |  Joe Urbanczyk
Set DecoratorClaire Kaufman
Location ManagerGeorge Shockley
Transportation CoordinatorJon Tardino
Property MasterRobert Kyker
Construction CoordinatorVincent DeSantis
Production Sound MixerRonald G. Cogswell
Script SupervisorTricia Ronten
Assistant EditorAnn Parish
Post Production SupervisorAshley Glazier
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Kurt Kassulke
Director of PhotographyStephen Collins (2)
Production SupervisorNancy Sprow
Art DirectorPriscilla Elliott
Executive Story EditorShalisha Francis
Production AccountantSheryl Johnson
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Department Head Make-upJune Brickman
Special Effects CoordinatorRobert Calvert (3)
Production StaffNicole Rodgers  |  Meta Valentic  |  Lalida Kitagawa  |  Sean Hirshfield  |  Melvin Benson  |  Justin Scutieri
Department Head HairstylistEdward Morrison
ThemeRobert Duncan (2)
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