Season 3 Episode 12

Poof! You're Dead

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 10, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lanie: It took you two long enough! Where were you, Europe?
      Beckett: Traffic.
      Lanie: Girl, you could've used the gumball.
      Castle: (to Lanie) Dressed to the nine's, in a big hurry. So, where are you going and who's the lucky victim?

    • Jerome Asponoff: (after Beckett informs him of Zalman Drake's murder) Justice is served! (slams his fist on the table)
      Castle: When he read your mind, did it take him very long?
      Jerome Asponoff: No.
      Castle: Didn't think so.

    • Beckett: We need to talk to you about Zalman Drake.
      Chuck Russell: (looks surprised) Abracadabra. (disappears from his box in a flash of light and puff of smoke)
      Beckett: (rolls her eyes, walks over to the box, and pulls Chuck Russell out of it) Alakazam, jack ass.

    • Castle: Wonder how Zalman did it. He must have lifted something from Jerome's pocket with a receipt from his weekend of sin.
      Beckett: Like this. (shows Castle his mobile phone)
      Castle: You had your hand in my pocket, and I didn't even feel it? (changing tone) Do it again.

    • Lanie: (about a piece of evidence) Well, maybe this will cheer you up.
      Castle: Old man hair.
      Lanie: White rabbit fur. It came from his teeth and throat.
      Castle: So, he was killed by a rabbit who did not want to be pulled out of a hat.

    • Castle: I can't believe you're letting him just walk out of here. If this was a movie...
      Beckett: It's not a movie, and what am I supposed to charge him with, being a twin?
      Castle: Being an evil twin in a magic murder.

    • Castle: (to Alexis and Martha) You are the picture of a civilized evening at home.
      Martha: And you are a caveman.

    • Castle: Are you kidding me? He has an identical twin who wears glasses! That's the worst disguise since Clark Kent and you believe him??
      Beckett: I have no reason not to – look at him! He's devastated.
      Castle: It's an act! Don't you ever go to movies?

    • Castle: I never pegged you as a magic fan; you know any good tricks?
      Beckett: I do this one thing – with ice cubes.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Kouzla a čáry (Spells and Magic)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 10, 2011 on CTV
      Australia: May 1, 2011 on Channel 7
      Germany: May 20, 2011 on Kabel Eins
      United Kingdom: May 25, 2011 on Alibi
      The Netherlands: June 30, 2011 on SBS 6
      Czech Republic: April 4, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: November 21, 2012 on JOJ

  • Allusions

    • Beckett: With any luck Professor X will turn out to be Zalman's mystery client.

      Professor Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero known as the leader and founder of the X-Men and is in a wheelchair.