Castle/Poof! You're Dead

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Poof! You're Dead
Season 3, Episode 12
Airdate January 10, 2011
Written by Terri Edda Miller
Directed by Millicent Shelton
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Poof! You're Dead is the twelfth episode of the third season of Castle, and the forty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Nathan Fillion (Richard "Rick" Castle), Stana Katic (Detective Kate Beckett), Susan Sullivan (Martha Rogers), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Captain Roy Montgomery), Molly Quinn (Alexis Castle), Jon Huertas (Detective Javier Esposito), Tamala Jones (M.E. Lanie Parish), Seamus Dever (Detective Kevin Ryan)

Guest Starring: Henry Hayashi (Lawyer), Jeffrey Hephner (Edmund / Zalman Drake), Chadwick Boseman (Chuck Russell), Carrie Genzel (Naomi Dahl), Gilles Marini (Magician Tobias Strange), Brett Cullen (Christian Dahl)


Plot Overview

Beckett and Castle are called to a dead body found in a magic shop.


Arc Advancement


  • the episode starts with Lanie and Esposito in bed together. They decide not to tell anyone, but everyone figures it out before the episode, choosing not to reveal that they know.
  • Castle breaks up with his ex-wife/girlfriend, telling his mother that there is nothing wrong with the relationship, it just isn't very special.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Beckett: Well, with any luck, Professor X will turn out to be Zalman's mystery client.
(Professor X, fictional character from the comic, cartoon and movies about the X-men. Professor X is a paraplegic and gets around in a wheel chair. His power is the ability to read minds.)

Memorable Moments