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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As Castle and Alex Conrad join the poker game, the others warn Alex not to sit in prolific TV writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell's chair. Cannell had appeared as himself in previous episodes of Castle (2009) for the mystery writer's poker game but unfortunately, Cannell passed away September 2010. See more »


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


Kate Beckett: [after Castle invited Conrad to his poker game] I heard that you guys were pretty rough on Conrad last night.
Richard Castle: Hard on him? No, no, it was just a little... friendly hazing.
Kate Beckett: To hear him describe it, it sounds like someone was trying to teach him a lesson.
Richard Castle: [trying to laugh it off] What? Why would I want to do that?
Kate Beckett: Because you didn't want him to spend time with me?
Richard Castle: That is completely...
Kate Beckett: True?
Richard Castle: Yes. Fine. It's true. I'm jealous. There, I said it. I... I want you all to myself, and to have you spending...
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