College swimming team champion Zack Lindsey, self-made on a partial scholarship, is murdered during a nightly training session and dumped in the pool. Beckett and Castle wade through Zach's, his teammates', his coach's and even retired predecessor Rob 'Rocket' Tredwyck dodgy connections, motives and alibis, involving car theft and doping. Meanwhile, Castle soon regrets bringing along his writing protégé Alex Conrad, whom Beckett surprisingly welcomes as eagerly as his crime authors' poker club proves jealously aloof.
Did You Know?
As Castle and Alex Conrad join the poker game, the others warn Alex not to sit in prolific TV writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell
's chair. Cannell had appeared as himself in previous episodes of Castle
(2009) for the mystery writer's poker game but unfortunately, Cannell passed away September 2010. See more
Jimmy Lennon's rap sheet lists his height as 5'9" but his mug shot shows him at 6'. See more
[reading from a book
"As he saw the dark figure approaching, he rose up for a better view, little knowing he was heading for his doom."
References Shutter Island
Performed by Uncle Lucius See more