Mysterious murder occurs during a beauty pageant and the suspects are plentiful.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Lanie Parish (credit only)
Victor Baron
Bobby Stark
Joy Jones
Justin Hankel
Candace Ford


At New York luxury hotel tycoon Victor Baron's famous national beauty pageant, Illinois contestant Amber Middleberry was strangled and hoisted up on scene. Amateur Castle and Becket, who hates that scene, investigate. A black sequin found on the corpse matches no competitor, but host Bobby Stark, Castle's favorite soap TV model father, who in fact has a stalking history without convictions. Meanwhile, Alexis lovingly dumps Ashley just to stop him studying in New York so as to remain close to her. Written by KGF Vissers

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9 May 2011 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Castle tells Victor Baron, "Looks like you were hoisted on your own Picard," referring to the painting, and a play on "Hoist with his own petard," a phrase meaning, "Defeated by your own weapon," that William Shakespeare coined in "Hamlet." See more »


When Martha hands Rick the photo of her in a beauty pageant, the picture is a "landscape" format picture of five women. In the closeup of the photo, it is a "portrait" picture of three women. See more »


Captain Roy Montgomery: Beckett, you're a woman, right?
Kate Beckett: Sir, I have no idea what to get your wife.
Richard Castle: Still no luck on the gift?
Captain Roy Montgomery: Keep coming up empty.
Richard Castle: The best thing to give a woman is something she said she wanted when she didn't think you were listening.
Captain Roy Montgomery: What if I wasn't listening?
Richard Castle: Gift certificate?
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References Grey Gardens (1975) See more »


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