When a champion swimmer and Olympic hopeful is found dead in a training pool, Castle and Beckett dive in to investigate his murder, and uncover myriad secrets that might have led to his death.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Dennis Lehane (as Dennis J. Lehane)
Rob Tredwyck
Alex Conrad
Coach Rome
Tommy Marcone
Bridget McManus


College swimming team champion Zack Lindsey, self-made on a partial scholarship, is murdered during a nightly training session and dumped in the pool. Beckett and Castle wade through Zach's, his teammates', his coach's and even retired predecessor Rob 'Rocket' Tredwyck dodgy connections, motives and alibis, involving car theft and doping. Meanwhile, Castle soon regrets bringing along his writing protégé Alex Conrad, whom Beckett surprisingly welcomes as eagerly as his crime authors' poker club proves jealously aloof. Written by KGF Vissers

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11 April 2011 (USA)  »

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In the opening scene, Zack Lindsey is shown shattering the world record for short course 50m freestyle by at least 3/4 of a second, as much as the margins the six previous records were broken by put together. See more »


Jimmy Lennon's rap sheet lists his height as 5'9" but his mug shot shows him at 6'. See more »


Kevin Ryan: Check out the text messages that Bridget fired off to Zack on the night he was killed.
Richard Castle: Ooh! Not a lot of "LoLs" in there.
Kate Beckett: "Zack, if you leave me, I swear to God I'll kill you."
Richard Castle: She has a way with words.
Kate Beckett: And a record to go with it.
Kevin Ryan: Disorderly conduct. Mostly minor stuff. Uniforms are bringing her in now.
Captain Roy Montgomery: It says here she's 5'2". You really think she could overpower Zack?
Kevin Ryan: Uh, no. But her brothers could. In grand Irish tradition, she has four of them. Each over six foot, each with his own claim to...
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