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Law & Murder 

Juror #7 Joe McUsic, who runs a halfway house, drops dead of cyanide-poisoning during Otis Williams's high-profile trial for the murder of heiress Lyla Addison. Juror #4 Tony Mueller runs ... See full summary »


Jeff Bleckner


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Terence Paul Winter

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Captain Roy Montgomery
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn)
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Bruce Davison ... Lou Karnacki
Jay Paulson ... Eddie McUsic
Kwame Patterson ... Wardell Williams
Larry Clarke ... Tony Mueller
Jeremy Glazer ... Nick Keller
Judith Moreland ... Sandy Jenkins
Kathleen M. Darcy ... Dawn Craig


Juror #7 Joe McUsic, who runs a halfway house, drops dead of cyanide-poisoning during Otis Williams's high-profile trial for the murder of heiress Lyla Addison. Juror #4 Tony Mueller runs as he believed Otis's cousin, Wardell, poisoned Joe and he'd be next. Wardell claims he is being framed just as the cops are trying to frame Otis. The cyanide came not from the court house vending machine coffee but was released from a capsule. The plot thickens when it was found that Joe McUsic used a bribe to be put into the jury pool. The case is complicated as there doesn't appear to be any link between Joe McUsic, Otis Williams or Lyla Addison. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

28 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Beckett says that 'Forbidden Planet' was the inspiration for 'Star Wars'. Forbidden Planet has a quasi-military ship on a long term deep space mission stop by a xeno-archeological station researching ancient alien technology. The captain, doctor, and science officer get pulled into a life and death crisis and the captain gets the girl. This inspired Star Trek. See more »


[first lines]
Lou Karnacki: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the evidence tells us, well beyond a reasonable doubt, that Otis Williams is guilty.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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I think it was a typical "Castle" case with twists
6 October 2011 | by roni_argSee all my reviews

I liked this episode. I do not live in the US and I'm not American, and I don't think the racial types were exaggerated in this ep. or anything. There are black and white people involved in the case (the accused is a black man) but I was not looking into discrimination issues and therefore I did not find any.

I think this was a nice Castle ep. The plot is triggered by a murder that Castle and Beckett investigate, with the help of the awesomes Ryan and Esposito. They find twists along their investigation that bring them back and forth among several apparent suspects until they find the guilty one, which for me was unexpected. The guy here that said the show is predictable and boring, well, he must be a psychic, you should try Medium! For me it was the pretty usual "Castle", great performances and chemistry from all the actors, good dialogs, twists and quality.

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