Angela Olvera

The evil Angela Olvera

Angela Olvera (Dilshad Vadsaria) is a villainess from "The Wrong Stuff," episode 7.16 of Castle (airdate February 23, 2015). She was one of the astronauts participating in a simulated mission to Mars, which was done in preparation in hopes for an actual mission.

Angela's personal history revealed that she was married to pilot Clint Granger, but during the six months she spent on the simulation, Angela fell in love with fellow astronaut Elise Kim, and she sent a message to Clint telling him that she was leaving him due to falling in love with someone else (without revealing who it was). The women participated in the simulation along with Tom Hammond, Mikhail Dankov, and Rusham Haroun, though the rest of the group found out that Mikhail was selling secrets to a rival group funded by Sir Ian Rasher. Also, Tom's obnoxious behavior was getting on the group's nerves, but rather than demand a replacement, Angela, Elise, and Haroun colluded together in a murderous scheme.

The triumvirate convinced MIRA, their mission computer, to believe that Tom was a threat to their mission and used MIRA's connection to the rover to kill Tom, which was done when the rover picked up Tom's screwdriver and stabbed him to death. Angela and Haroun later ditched the weapon in a tunnel, and during a video phone call with Castle and Beckett, the evil Angela attempted to portray Clint as a suspect after revealing that she wanted a divorce and was in love with Elise, claiming that he believed Tom was Angela's new love and he killed him out of jealousy. The villainous astronauts' plan was the pin the murder on Mikhail (who was unaccounted for at the time of the murder); however, one of Mikhail's photos showed the rover with the blood-covered weapon, which began Angela's reveal.

Viggo Jansen's attempt to reboot MIRA resulted in him, Castle, and Beckett being locked in the room with gas entering through, but after they were saved, they figured out that Angela, Elise, and Haroun were involved with the murder. Their scheme was revealed by Castle and Beckett, with Angela (along with her cohorts) denying everything, stating that she was with Haroun at the time of the murder. The pair later stated that MIRA had a black box that would send any of their conversations to a satellite, meaning that their plan to kill Tom would be revealed. The "black box" was a ruse cooked up by Castle, but not wanting to take any chances, the conspirators caved and confessed, leading to their off-screen arrest.


  • Dilshad Vadsaria also played recurring villainess Padma Lahari on Revenge.
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