S3 E23
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Season 3  "Pretty Dead"  3x23

Aired 11 years ago - May 09, 2011

During rehearsal for "Baron's All-American Beauty Pageant," the contestants are shocked to discover the body of Miss Illinois - strangled, but by whom? As Castle and Beckett delve into the cut-throat competition of the pageant world, they learn that a number suspects had motive for murder, including jealous fellow contestants, the pageant's larger-than-life millionaire sponsor, Victor Baron, and the show's host -- hedonistic TV personality, Bobby Stark.

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Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 1
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 2
Did your daughter have any enemies that you know of?
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 3
But she must've left her room and come down here for some reason.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 4
She was a sweet girl. A hell of a violinist.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 5
You get the glamour, but you also get the underbelly.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 6
That is the voice of experience. Oh, my God! You were a beauty queen!
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 7
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 8
It was coming from the dressing room.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 9
it was Justin Hankel, Amber's pageant consultant.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 10
But like I told that other detective, something was going on.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 11
It still doesn't explain who she was arguing with.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 12
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 13
They said that Bobby Stark had started paying quite a lot of attention to Amber.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 14
Recruit her? For what?
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 15
this broken sequin from your jacket on her body?
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 16
great fatherly advice on TV could be guilty of murder.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 17
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 18
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 19
Things you'd buy a woman!
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 20
And that's how you trend on Twitter.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 21
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 22
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 23
If these got out, it would've ruined her.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 24
Just got off with Amber's father. That was a tough conversation.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 25
Only in so far as it pertains to the investigation.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 26
I'll have to check my calendar.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 27
On top of headshots, he also freelances for adult magazines.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 28
A pretty girl like that, alone here with you in the studio?
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 29
The dad thinks that the boyfriend is still in Illinois.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 30
but Alexis established a no-calls, no-contact policy.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 31
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 32
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 33
This is a classic murder-suicide.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 34
Yes! Before!
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 35
It can't be about naked pictures. Something else must've been going on.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 36
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 37
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 38
And there is no predicting the outcome.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 39
We were so focused on Amber, we almost missed the entire picture.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 40
Shut the cameras off. Go! Now!
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 41
I can explain.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 42
She told me that she had her boyfriend come and take them while I was away.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 43
I got home at 1:00 a.m. Kayla was with me, weren't you, babe?
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 44
You noticed. Seventeen flawless years.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 45
he doesn't even remember.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 46
if she had to cheat to do it.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 47
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 48
I don't even know what you two are talking about.
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 49
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 50
Baby, what are you doing here?

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Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 2
Did your daughter have any enemies that you know of?
#2
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 3
But she must've left her room and come down here for some reason.
#3
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 4
She was a sweet girl. A hell of a violinist.
#4
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 5
You get the glamour, but you also get the underbelly.
#5
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 6
That is the voice of experience. Oh, my God! You were a beauty queen!
#6
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 7 #7 Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 8
It was coming from the dressing room.
#8
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 9
it was Justin Hankel, Amber's pageant consultant.
#9
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 10
But like I told that other detective, something was going on.
#10
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 11
It still doesn't explain who she was arguing with.
#11
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They said that Bobby Stark had started paying quite a lot of attention to Amber.
#13
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 14
Recruit her? For what?
#14
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 15
this broken sequin from your jacket on her body?
#15
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great fatherly advice on TV could be guilty of murder.
#16
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Things you'd buy a woman!
#19
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And that's how you trend on Twitter.
#20
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If these got out, it would've ruined her.
#23
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 24
Just got off with Amber's father. That was a tough conversation.
#24
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 25
Only in so far as it pertains to the investigation.
#25
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I'll have to check my calendar.
#26
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 27
On top of headshots, he also freelances for adult magazines.
#27
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 28
A pretty girl like that, alone here with you in the studio?
#28
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 29
The dad thinks that the boyfriend is still in Illinois.
#29
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 30
but Alexis established a no-calls, no-contact policy.
#30
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This is a classic murder-suicide.
#33
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 34
Yes! Before!
#34
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 35
It can't be about naked pictures. Something else must've been going on.
#35
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And there is no predicting the outcome.
#38
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 39
We were so focused on Amber, we almost missed the entire picture.
#39
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 40
Shut the cameras off. Go! Now!
#40
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 41
I can explain.
#41
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 42
She told me that she had her boyfriend come and take them while I was away.
#42
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 43
I got home at 1:00 a.m. Kayla was with me, weren't you, babe?
#43
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 44
You noticed. Seventeen flawless years.
#44
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 45
he doesn't even remember.
#45
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 46
if she had to cheat to do it.
#46
Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 47 #47 Recap of Castle (2009) Season 3 Episode 23 (S03E23) - 48
I don't even know what you two are talking about.
#48
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Baby, what are you doing here?
#50