Season 5 Episode 8

After Hours

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 19, 2012 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Castle and Beckett's unsuccessful meet-the-parents dinner leaves them arguing, even as they must head out to recover a murder witness. A surprise attack leaves them and the witness on the run without a phone or a gun. The two must find a way to keep the witness safe, if they don't kill each other first.


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  • After Hours

    Finally, the show breaks the normal trend for a bit and gives us another episode with Castle and Beckett barely avoiding death again. Entertaining from start to finish, and even a good Law and Order twist thrown in there as well.

    Strong episode.
  • Guessing phone passcode to make an emergency call, seriously?

    This episode doesn't really make sense to me. All the chasing and hiding, then got an iPhone, then they can't call 911 because the phone is passcode locked? C'mon, people can make emergency call to 911 without unlocking a smartphone. After "slide to unlock", there is even a button called "emergency call" there and Castle couldn't missed it when he tried to guess the passcode.
  • Murder mystery was missing

    From the point of murder mystery this episode was boring. It kind of had its fun moments and action and twist and Castle/Beckett chemistry but I missed the murder solving process. Most of time it was just run and hide and talk.
  • Fantastic!

    Absolutely Fantastic episode! Saw some great writing with both the case and the relationships. Loved Jim Beckett. Keep it coming people...

    If it would have been possible, would give a rating of 20 :)
  • After Hours

    After Anatomy of a Murder, this is my favorite episode! Loved when Castle reassured Beckett in the end about their relationship status. It was too cute. I hope Jim and Martha won't become a couple, it would be just too weird, although I was glad to see them makeup. Can't wait for the Christmas special in two weeks.

    Also, I'm overly jealous of Caskett's grandchildren. Helluva stories they got there.
Tony Denison

Tony Denison

Michael (Mickey) Dolan

Guest Star

Patrick Fischler

Patrick Fischler


Guest Star

Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy

Sister Mary

Guest Star

Scott Paulin

Scott Paulin

Jim Beckett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Castle spends quite a lot of time trying to figure out the passcode for the iPhone Beckett stole from the parked car, so that they can call for backup. Since Castle has an iPhone, he should know that one does not need to unlock the phone to call 911. All cell phones in the United States must have the ability to call 911, whether locked, unlocked or even if a sim card is not installed.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Beckett: That was a personal conversation.
      Leo: About how different you two are, and that worries you, right?
      Beckett: I don't want to have this discussion right now.
      Leo: And those differences that are so charming now, they may end up just pulling you apart.
      Beckett: Who are you, Dr. Phil?
      Leo: No. Just a guy that may die tonight realizing that life's short. Trust me. Living your life for now makes a lot more sense than worrying about the future.

    • Beckett: You said "different worlds".
      Castle: What?
      Beckett: (about their parents) You said that they're from different worlds and that we should just expect it. And then I started thinking about us. You're, like, this world-famous, best-selling author, and I'm just this cop and ... and we're in this relationship which makes absolutely no sense on paper. And sometimes, I just start wondering ... are we just kidding ourselves? What if this bubble bursts? What are we then?
      Castle: Kate, we're not our parents.

    • Beckett: Find some tape?
      Castle: Yes, I did. I also found a box of tools and a broken CB radio. But I think I can get it to work.
      Leo: Great. You have an engineering degree or electronics experience?
      Castle: No, but I've seen every episode of MacGyver.

    • Leo: I'm sorry. Dolan? As in Mickey Dolan, the-the mobster? Oh, God. We're gonna end up floating in the river with cement shoes on.
      Castle: Yes, well, technically, if you have cement shoes, you're not gonna be floating.
      Leo: What?
      Beckett: What?
      Castle: You're right. That's not helping.

    • Martha: Oh, well, I hope you find time to cut loose, Jim, and just do something fun.
      Jim: Oh, of course. I-I try to take in a baseball game every now and again.
      Martha: Ooh, Lord. Baseball. Isn't that dreadfully dull?
      Jim: Well, it requires a certain patience.
      Martha: (chuckles) A certain lack of pulse, you mean.

    • Martha: In celebration of our finally getting together for dinner, I have made a very special dessert.
      Beckett: Martha, that looks incredible.
      Martha: It's to die for, literally. I call it "Death by Chocolate".
      Castle: Now given your baking experience, is that a prediction?
      Martha: (chuckles) A-ha ha ha ha.
      Jim: I take it cooking's not one of your talents, Martha.
      Martha: Well, not really, I sort of save my creative energy to perfect a more worth craft ... acting.

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