The show started off with the set of what appeared to be very similar to Dancing with the Stars. Two contestants danced head to head in a ballroom dance and one would be voted out. The male was in his spot at the time of the number, however his female "rival" was not. A staffer went to her dressing room to tell her to hurry up and get dowstairs for the taping only to find her shot through the heart and dead in her chair. The dead female was a "good girl" who had lost her parents at a young age, lived with her brother at their grandfathers estate until grandfather died at the age of around 93. They checked several different people that could have wanted her dead only to come to dead ends (no pun intended). The "good girl" had been a bad girl for a few years until she was in a train wreck that almost cost her her life and she decided to change her ways. During all of this we have Castle's mom wanting to impress an old friend who a few years ago wrote a rather hurtful and harsh review about one of her performances. At the end of all of the twists and turns it comes out that the "good girl" had actually died in the train wreck and a "friend" that she had paid to look like her (so the "good girl" could get out of doing things she didn't want to do such as community service, etc) was the actual murder victim. The "good girl" and the man that was in charge of her grandfather's estate had smothered her grandfather because he found out about their relationship and threatened to cut off the "good girl" if she continued to see him. The "friend" discovered this and threatened to reveal all so the man in charge of grandfather's estate shot her.
Now to the best part, the previews for next week! Apparently Kate will reveal to a perp that it is entirely possible to recall every little detail when something horrible happens to you as she was shot in the chest in the recent past and remembers ALL of it. Castle is watching the interview and of course his mouth drops open. So we should soon see how the two will deal with Castle telling Kate he loves her when she was on the verge of death and her telling him she had no memory of the shooting.