Pool hustler William Fairwick is found at home, fatally stabbed with a broken cue, which seems to fit threats from at least one victim. It turns out he actually saved young tycoon Tom Talmadge, who was beaten in hospital but refused to file a complaint because his suspect is an invisible man, he only explanation which fits the security camera footage of Fairwick's own murder. Castle and Becket are themselves attacked by an invisible enemy, yet try resuming their sex-life and link the case to a top-secret government facility, where Will actually was key researcher.
Did You Know?
In the course of their investigation, Castle and Beckett learn that the victim claimed to have made a deal with the devil at the crossroads for his talent as a pool player. This is a loose reference to the urban legend that blues guitarist Robert Johnson
sold his soul in exchange for his skills as a musician. See more
[learning Ryan has been moonlighting as a bouncer at a male strip club, Esposito gives him a thong as a gag gift
Wanna help me try it on?
[Ryan sticks the thong under Espo's nose
Ew... they told me it was new.
[Esposito hurries away, Ryan on his heels
I could really use your help. What? Blue is my color. What's wrong with you?
References Clear and Present Danger