4x18 A Dance With Death

Original Air Date: 19 March 2012
: Moira Kirland
Director: Kevin Hooks


Castle and Beckett continue their delicate dance ... with death. 'Cause that's different.

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  • Adam Harrington - BRAD MELVILLE
  • Lauralee Bell - PAM FRANCIS
  • Erin Chambers - SUZANNE STEINER
  • Tim Ransom - MAX RENFRO
  • Millicent Martin - OONA MARCONI
  • Larry Sullivan - SAMUEL LYNCHBERG
  • Neil Brown Jr - EDDIE GORDON
  • Krishna Cole - SANTINO
  • Mike Faiola - PAUL MORTON
  • Bruce Gray - CHARLES CARSON
  • Braedon Marcott - PIERRE DUBOIS
  • Anna Lunberry - JEANINE
  • Arlene Santana - JASMINE
  • "Song" - ARTIST (Placement)
  • The Night of Dance set is a clear nod to Dancing With the Stars, a dancing competition show on ABC, but the way the show is set up sounds more like FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, but with celebrities.
  • A play by Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was also made into a movie in 1958 with Elizabeth Taylor.
  • Among other things, Bob Fosse won an unprecedented 8 Tony Awards for choreography. Though he died in 1987, he was inducted into the National Museum of Dance in 2007.
  • Brian Dunkleman was Ryan Seacrest's co-host during the first season of American Idol. He was let go after that season (or quit, depending on what story you read) and has had some minor roles in TV series since. As of 2009 he did stand up comedy in Los Angeles. Brian Dunkleman who? Exactly.
  • The Parent Trap is a movie from 1961 about twin girls separated when their parents divorced. They reunited at summer camp and created a plan to switch lives in order to reunite their parents. It was redone in 1998 starring Lindsay Lohan.
  • Stephen King is an American writer known for his horror/suspense/science fiction writing. A few of his works deal with inanimate objects becoming possessed by evil spirits.
  • Don Vito Corleone is a character from the novel The Godfather (and its subsequent movie trilogy). Vito Corleone is the head of the Corleone mafia family.
  • All's Well That Ends Well and Othello are both plays by William Shakespeare.



  • Castle...OMG, WRITING!
  • Beckett calling Ryan "Ry."
  • Lanie's story of wanting to be a Prima Ballerina. Until "the girls."
  • Some more of Martha's back story.
  • Alexis becoming Lanie's MiniMe.
  • Fauxdette.
  • Beckett's dream of being a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • MARTHA: (breathing deeply) Rising above.
  • OONA MARCONI: Those who can't do, teach.
    MARTHA: And those who can't teach, critique!
  • RYAN: You are not picking up honeys while wearing the symbol of my undying love for Jenny. Did I just say that out loud? No wonder no one will flirt with me. I'm a lost cause. A man in love with his wife.
  • ALEXIS: Dad ... work. Boundaries.
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  • Lanie's dream was to be a ballerina, but her body betrayed her when she was thirteen by developing breasts.
  • At Stanford, Beckett was pre-law. Her dream was to be the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • The details of Santino and Odette's elimination dance are all over the place. The theme is "Latin" (could they be more vague?) and Brad asks Max if he's looking forward to watching Santino and Odette rumba. But when Santino dances his way down the stairs, the music is way too bouncy and upbeat and Santino's costume is too much for their dance to have actually been a rumba. It looks more like they were going to samba, which is apparently something Santino's not great at.
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