Season 4, Ep 21, Aired 4/16/12
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  • Episode Description
  • His relationship with Beckett strained, Castle teams up with Detective Ethan Slaughter from the city's gang unit. But Slaughter's kind of police work could put Castle in real danger.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nathan Fillion

    Richard Castle

  • Stana Katic

    Det. Kate Beckett

  • Molly Quinn

    Alexis Castle

  • Susan Sullivan

    Martha Rodgers

  • Jon Huertas

    Javier Esposito

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Slaughter: Detective, you ever want to go on a date that ends in hot sex after a drunken fistfight, you know where to find me.
      Beckett: Uh, yeah, in never-gonna-happen land.

    • Beckett: Counselor. Can I speak with your client for a second?
      Vales: She probably wants my autograph.
      Beckett: You feel cocky. I get it. You just dodged a murder rap. Probably gonna go out tonight and celebrate with your boys, and you should paint the town. But then in the morning, I want you to get the hell out of my city.
      Vales: But I like it here.
      Beckett: You might like it right now. But starting tomorrow, you're gonna see just how hard a city New York can be when the full force of the NYPD comes crashing down on you with 30,000 cops making it their daily duty to make your life a living hell. Counselor, you can take him away now.
      Slaughter: Oh, that is sexy.

    • Dr. Burke: What do you think he's telling you with his behavior?
      Beckett: That maybe he's not there anymore? That maybe he's not ready? What if I waited too long?
      Dr. Burke: You weren't waiting, Kate. You were healing.
      Beckett: Yeah, but then in the meantime, he's moved on.
      Dr. Burke: Or he's protecting himself by not taking more emotional risks.
      Beckett: So then what do I do?
      Dr. Burke: What do you want to do?

    • Castle: Oh, you should have seen it. Slaughter got the drop on the one guy, but the other guy tried to make a break for it. I had to take his ass down.
      Beckett: You what? Are you kidding me? You're a writer, Castle. Not a cop.
      Castle: Hey, I can take care of myself. You just never give me a chance.
      Beckett: Yeah, because I'm not trying to get you killed. And what is he doing using our box?
      Castle: Well, I invited him to.
      Beckett: Castle, that's not your place.
      Castle: I didn't think you'd mind. Besides, guys like Slaughter, they just float from precinct to precinct, you know? They're like nomads, wandering the streets of New York City, kicking ass and taking names, which isn't the most original turn of phrase, but the character is so great. It's really gonna help me shake up this next Nikki Heat book.
      Beckett: Yeah, sure, if you live long enough to actually write about it.

    • Slaughter: Speaking of partners, I've seen pictures of yours. She's smokin' hot. You're tappin' that, right?
      Castle: What? No.
      Slaughter: No? What's wrong with you?
      Castle: Nothing's-nothing's wrong with me. We're just friends.
      Slaughter: Man needs a friend, he gets a dog. Woman like that, you storm the beaches or die trying.

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    Notes (2)

    • Although credited, Penny Johnson Jerald (Captain Victoria Gates) does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 16, 2012 on CTV
      Australia: June 17, 2012 on Channel 7
      United Kingdom: July 25, 2012 on Alibi/Alibi HD
      Germany: November 23, 2012 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: January 30, 2013 on Prima family

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