Castle

Pretty Dead

Season 3, Ep 23, Aired 5/9/11
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  • Episode Description
  • Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of Miss Illinois, a contestant in a beauty pageant, who was found strangled during the rehearsal for "Baron's All-American Beauty Pageant." As the investigation goes on, they find out that several people had motive to kill the victim.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nathan Fillion

    Richard Castle

  • Stana Katic

    Det. Kate Beckett

  • Molly Quinn

    Alexis Castle

  • Susan Sullivan

    Martha Rodgers

  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    Captain Roy Montgomery

  • Photos (7)
  • Fan Reviews (1)
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    By thefanof, May 10, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Castle: Beauty queens and naked pictures it's American as socialites and sex tapes.

    • Castle: Well, just because you're smart and beautiful doesn't mean you have good judgment. [Pause] I didn't mean me.

    • Castle: The best thing to give a woman is something that she said that she wanted when she didn't think you were listening.
      Montgomery: What if I wasn't listening?
      Castle: Gift Certificate?

    • Castle: Life is a journey, and there is no predicting the outcome. The only thing you can control are your choices, and they'll... they'll define who you are.

    • Castle: You know I-I hate to interfere... Alexis: (smiles) Since when? Castle: Point taken.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Soutěž krásy (Beauty Contest)

    • Although credited Tamala Jones (Lanie) did not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music: "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga "I Will Think Of You" by Laura Browne Sorenson

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 9, 2011 on CTV
      United Kingdom: August 3, 2011 on Alibi
      Australia: August 28, 2011 on Channel 7
      Germany: November 11, 2011 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: June 20, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: February 20, 2013 on JOJ

    Allusions (2)

    • Beckett: "I had a roommate freshman year, Debbie Whitaker, it was like living with Elle Woods on steroids".

      Elle Woods is the main character in the film and stage production of Legally Blonde, and was portrayed on screen by Reese Witherspoon. Elle is an attractive but ditzy blonde sorority girl and former beauty queen.

    • Castle: I love the smell of hairspray in the morning. It smells like... victory. Castle substitutes "hairspray" for "napalm" in a paraphrasing of a famous line spoken by Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore (Robert Duvall) in the 1979 film Apocalypse Now.

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