A rock band finally reaches fame, but one of its members, James Swan is found murdered in his trailer. Due to the inevitably high media profile, the city orders full cooperation with a TV crew which was already filming the band in reality-style. That makes Javier show off, Kate camera shy, while Castle pulls the strings, almost like a director. The team finds conflicts within the band. Roadie Hank Rodgers also proves a link to John Campbell, from whose abusive cult Swan escaped and whom he recently met and paid a small fortune cash. Written by
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Title reference: "Swan song" is an idiomatic final performance before an artist's retirement or death. As the episode deals with an up and coming rock band, it could also loosely refer to Swan Song Records, the recording label created by Led Zeppelin
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At the end of the episode when they are jamming, it's very obvious that Buck/Hank has no idea how to play bass, not even "playing" to the beat of the song. Keith, behind him, is not playing the song but at least is playing actual chords. See more
Come on, what's the big deal? It'll be fun.
Look, Castle, what I do here, this is... mine. And just because they wanna invade my privacy, it doesn't mean that I have to help them do it.
Okay. That may be, but these cameras, they're not going anywhere. They're gonna see something. I just want them to see what I see.
The music in the opening credits is different. See more
References Tango & Cash
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