Clear & Present Danger
Season 7, Episode 3
Air date October 13, 2014
Written by Chad Gomez Creasey &
Dara Resnik Creasey
Directed by Kate Woods
Episode guide
"Child's Play"
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Season 7
September 29, 2014 - May 11, 2015
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Clear & Present Danger[1] is the third episode of the seventh season of Castle.


When a pool shark is murdered by an unseen force, Castle and Becket uncover evidence that the killer may have paranormal powers. Meanwhile, Castle and Beckett attempt to get their lives back to normal following his disappearance. Meanwhile, Esposito is worried about Ryan's suspicious behavior.




Main Cast

Guest Cast


Henry Wright: Sorry, I’ve been laying siege to the Fortress of Cobalt all night.
Castle: From Terra Quest? What are you, a wily Westland ghoul? Menacing Southriver orc? Oh! East mountain goblin.
Henry: I’m their king, actually.
Castle: Respect.
Beckett: Anyway, back to the real world.
Castle: You have no idea how much I missed this.
Beckett: You had amnesia for two months. I missed it more.
Esposito: Hey, what's that on your neck?  Is that--is that body glitter? Is that a scratch?
Ryan: No, it's nothing.
Esposito: Married women don't wear body glitter. What's going on? You stepping out on Jenny?
Ryan: Wait. What? N-no.
Esposito: She's the mother of your kid.
Ryan: I am doing this for my kid.
Esposito: Oh, come on.
Ryan: Do you realize how much it's gonna cost to send Sarah Grace to college? A quarter of a million dollars. That's for state school. Well, I'm-- I've got a second job working nights.
Esposito: Doing what?
Ryan: Bouncing at a club.
Esposito: Where they use body glitter? A gentlemen's club. Is it bottom's up? Pole position? No, no, no. Landing strip.
Ryan Men-hattan.
Esposito: What?
Ryan: Men-hattan.
Esposito: Men-hattan? You got a job protecting male strippers?  Oh, my God.
Ryan: Hmm. What's this? "Time you had a proper uniform. Love, Javi."
Esposito: It's from the heart, bro.
Ryan: Okay.
Esposito: Too big?
Ryan: Want to help me try it on?
Esposito: Ew, they told me it was new.
Ryan: I could really use your help. What? Blue is my color. What's wrong with you?
Esposito: Hey, enough!
Ryan: Just help me try it on. You don't have to be embarrassed.

Featured Music

  • "Somebody Like You" - AM & Shawn Lee
  • "Payback" - David Rolfe


  • Ryan started working as Bouncer at club called Men-hattan to pay for his daughter's college fund.
  • When Esposito gave Ryan a gift, Ryan stated that blue is his favorite color.
  • Things people would do with if they were invisible:
    • Castle - To be a fly on the wall to hear Beckett's dad.
    • Beckett - To avoid paperwork.
    • Ryan - Sneak into area 51.
    • Esposito - Go to the Superbowl.
  • Castle is a fan of Terra Quest.


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