Castle and Beckett are called to a wedding to investigate the murder of a bridesmaid. Castle realizes that the wedding is from a former girlfriend Kyra. Everyone's feelings are compromised, since Kyra has doubts about who she is marrying, Castle's feelings may not be as objective in the case and Beckett picks up the connection between them, making her a little jealous and have poor judgement.moreless
Det. Kate Beckett
Captain Roy Montgomery
Det. Kate Beckett has been a bridesmaid six times.
In this episode, viewers find out that Kyra Blaine has a book dedication from one of Castle's books titled 'A Rose for Everafter'. She is a woman Castle cares deeply for.
In the episode 'When the Bough Breaks', Kate Beckett gets a book dedication from Castle's first Nikki Heat book. She also appears to be someone Castle cares deeply for.
Both of the character's names have the initials 'KB'.
(When they are in the lift and Castle tells Beckett how long he & Kyra were together)
Beckett: I didn't ask. Castle: Yes, you were not asking very loudly.
In season 1 episode 9 Little Girl Lost, Beckett and Castle shared the same line when Beckett told Castle how long she was with her ex:
Castle: I didn't ask. Beckett: Yeah, I know. You were not asking very loudly.
Kyra: How long has it been?
Castle: Too long.
Kyra: You look exactly the same
Castle: And you've improved.
Kyra: You always did know how to turn a phrase.
Castle: So, who's the unlucky bride?
Ryan: Uh, her name is... (looking down at his notes)
Castle: (recognizing her) Kyra?
Kyra: Rick? Rick Castle.
Beckett: You two know each other?
Castle: That would be an understatement.
Castle: Detective Beckett, this is Sheila Blaine, mother of the bride. So I guess I didn't end up homeless or teaching at a third-rate college in New Hampshire after all.
Sheila: There's still time.
Castle: I've missed our special talks. Sheila didn't approve of struggling artists. You must like Greg, though. He's from money, right?
Sheila: It was never about the money, Richard. It was about character. And you would know that if you had any.
Castle: You want to take advantage of a guy, knocking him unconscious kind of defeats the purpose. Best way? Just ask.
Beckett: When I'm not here do you guys braid each others hair and debate who's the coolest Jonas Brother?
Esposito: No, but is totally Nick.
Ryan: Absolutely Nick.
Beckett: Anything else?
Lanie: You tell me.
Lanie: Don't "what" me. Castle's lost love...
Beckett: Yeah, what about it?
Lanie: (amused) Girl, I'm gonna smack you! You work side by side everyday. He writes a sex scene in his book about you that had me reaching for ice water. Now, little miss bride shows up. Don't tell me you're not the least bit jealous.
Beckett: Oh, please. You've been inhaling too many autopsy fluids. (Beckett begins to leave the room.)
Lanie: Honey, just because you can't see whats goin' on doesn't mean everyone else doesn't see what's going on!
Beckett: (from outside the room, in a singsong) Shut up!
Lanie: (to Sophie, the corpse) Mm-hmm. I see it. You may not, but I do.
(watching Alexis duct taping Castle to the chair)
Martha: Well, hurry taping up your father, don't want to be late. Oh god, I can't believe I just said that.
Ryan: Where's Castle?
Beckett: I don't know. Figured the death of a bridesmaid would be right up his alley.
Ryan: Heard wedding probably got cold feet?
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Navěky družičkou (Forever a Bridesmaid)
Original International Airdate:
Canada: January 11,2010 on A Channel
Australia: February 28, 2010 on Channel 7
Slovakia: November 9, 2010 on JOJ
Germany: November 26, 2010 on Kabel Eins
United Kingdom: December 8, 2010 on Alibi
Finland: January 9, 2011 on Nelonen
The Netherlands: January 13, 2011 on SBS 6
Czech Republic: February 16, 2011 on Prima
"Take A Chance" by The Magic Numbers
"Love Song" by Golden State
Kyra: Of all the murders, in all the cities, at all the weddings, and you walk into mine.
This is an allusion to one of the most famous lines in Casablanca, "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine".
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