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Ep 20 – The Late Shaft

Air Date: Apr 12, 2010


When Castle appears on a late-night talk show to promote his book, Heat Wave, legendary host Bobby Mann (guest star Tom Bergeron) leans in during a commercial break and whispers, “They want me dead.” When Mann dies later that night, seemingly of natural causes, Castle has to convince Beckett that there was foul play. During the investigation, Castle is seduced by a Hollywood hottie (guest star Kelly Carlson), who was the other guest on Bobby Mann’s show the night he died.

Written by:

  • David Grae

Directed by:

  • Bryan Spicer

Executive Producers

  • Rob Bowman – Executive Producer
  • René Echevarria – Executive Producer
  • Andrew W. Marlowe – Executive Producer
  • Laurie Zaks – Executive Producer

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

  • Amy Aquino – Janine Marks
  • Bill Bellamy – Mickey Reed
  • Brittany Belt – Kayla
  • Tom Bergeron – Bobby Mann
  • Beth Broderick – Barbara Mann
  • Kelly Carlson – Ellie Monroe
  • Dan Cortese – Howard Weisberg
  • Michael Cummings – Burt
  • French Stewart – Zach Robinson
  • Nicholle Tom – Cindy Mann
  • Sydney Walsh – Patty DeLuca
  • Fred Willard – Hank McPhee
  • Nika Williams – Angel Santana