Castle: Season 4, Episode 17

Once Upon a Crime (27 Feb. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Women are found dead, dressed as fairytale characters. An event years ago that led to a death connects all three women.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Captain Victoria Gates (credit only)
Charlotte Boyd / Sleeping Beauty
Darren Thomas
Leslie Morgan
Jamie Isaacson
Noah Curtis
Marcus O'Neill


One by one, successful career women, in party costumes from the same shop, are poisoned and staged murdered in ways, to fit the Grimm fairy tail characters of Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, except that the last survives. They also each withdrew the same cash amount, apparently blackmailed for a hit-and-run they committed as college mates. Written by KGF Vissers

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27 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Becket tells Esposito to look into the banking records of the first victim, he says "As you wish" (and gets a double take from Castle). This is the same thing that Westley says to every request of the princess in The Princess Bride (1987). See more »


Richard Castle: Anyway, these people get dressed up in the outfits, they play the characters. They even re-enact the stories. Maybe that's what Amy was doing when everything went horribly and tragically wrong.
Kate Beckett: Castle, that is a surprisingly reasonable and grounded theory.
Richard Castle: Yeah. Frankly, I'm a little disappointed in myself.
Javier Esposito: [approaching] We all are, bro.
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References Child's Play (1988) See more »


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Written by Pete Droge and Elaine Summers
Performed by 'The Droge & Summers Blend'
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