Season 4 Episode 18

A Dance with Death

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 19, 2012 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When a reality dance competitor is found dead in her dressing room, Castle and Beckett find that the scandalous secret she was keeping may have led to her death.

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  • A Dance with Death

    Smart idea to follow an episode of Dancing with the Stars with a murder on the set of a Dancing show, but after the initial premise was introduced things got really boring, predictable and unoriginal. Not enough Castle and Beckett investigating either as they devoted too much time to Kevin and Javier's nonsense.
  • Seemed a bit of a "filler" episode.

    While I thoroughly enjoyed the episode, there seemed to be little or no character development.

    I thought the "case de jour" was pretty interesting with the doppelganger taking over the other girl's life.

    Lanie's revelation that the "girls" had killed her ballerina aspirations was brilliant, giving Castle and Ryan their "Oh I don't know" moment about top heavy dancers.

    The sidebar of Ryan's "Honeymoon stink" brought in some chuckles when Esposito still got the vibe from the ladeees, while Ryan was ignored.

    Still no way forward for the Caskett fans and quite frankly, it's getting boring.

    C'mon writers, either get it done or kill it off!

    However, still looking forward to the next show.moreless
Adam Harrington

Adam Harrington

Brad Melville

Guest Star

Lauralee Bell

Lauralee Bell

Pam Francis

Guest Star

Erin Chambers

Erin Chambers

Suzanne Steiner

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Ryan: Damn. Did you see that?
      Esposito: Mmm-hmm.
      Ryan: She acted like I didn't even exist.
      Esposito: You don't. Not since you put that ring on your finger. Get used to being invisible to single women.

    • Ryan: I gotta say, Dr. Parish. I never figured you for a fan of "A Night Of Dance."
      Lanie: I'm not exactly. It's just...when I was young, more than anything, I wanted to be a prima ballerina. If I wasn't dancing, I was thinking about dancing.
      Castle: So what happened?
      Lanie: (points at her breasts) The girls came along when I was 13. Not that many top-heavy ballerinas out there.
      Castle: Well, I think there should be.
      Beckett: Of course you do.
      Castle: That's not what I meant. Although...(Ryan nods his head in agreement.)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 19, 2012 on CTV
      Australia: May 27, 2012 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: July 3, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD
      Germany: November 2, 2012 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: January 9, 2013 on Prima family