Ep 12 – Poof, You’re Dead

Original Air Date: Jan 10, 2011


When the owner of historic Drake’s Magic Shop in New York is found drowned in Houdini’s famous water torture tank, Castle and Beckett must delve into the world of magic, magicians and their secrets to find his killer. As part of their investigation, Castle & Beckett meet master magician Tobias Strange (guest star Gilles Marini, “Brothers & Sisters,” “Dancing With the Stars”). Meanwhile, the magicians aren’t the only ones keeping secrets, as a new romantic relationship is revealed for Esposito and Lanie.

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Written by:

  • Terri Miller

Directed by:

  • Millicent Shelton

Executive Producers

  • Andrew W. Marlowe
  • Rob Bowman
  • Laurie Zaks
  • Armyan Bernstein
  • David Amann

Main Cast

  • Nathan Fillion – Rick Castle
  • Stana Katic -Detective Kate Beckett
  • Jon Huertas – Detective Javier Esposito
  • Seamus Dever – Detective Kevin Ryan
  • Molly C. Quinn – Alexis Castle
  • Susan Sullivan – Martha Rodgers
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson – Roy Montgomery
  • Tamala Jones – Lanie Parish

Guest Cast

  • Chadwick Boseman – Chuck Russell
  • Brett Cullen – Christian Dahl
  • Carrie Genzel – Naomi Dahl
  • Henry Hayashi – Lawyer
  • Jeff Hephner – Edmund/Zalman Drake
  • Vanessa Lengies – Eliza Winter
  • Gilles Marini – Tobias Strange
  • Sahlima – CSU Tech
  • Lenny Schmidt – Jerome Aspenall
  • Adrian Sparks – Thaddeus Magnus