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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When Castle finally gets the murderer to crack in the interrogation room, he does it by asking the guy to play a difficult bass line. If you look at the page of music, it's written in treble clef, not bass clef. See more
I was a kid, drifting. Campbell promised me meaning. A spiritual focus. But in return, he took away everything.
Caroline, are you worried about these cameras? 'Cause if you want them gone...
No. Mm-mm. I want the world to know what a monster this man is.
The music in the opening credits is different. See more
References Tango & Cash
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