Season 6 Episode 23

For Better or Worse

Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 12, 2014 on ABC
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In the sixth-season finale, Castle and Beckett prepare for their wedding. However, an unwelcome surprise may ruin things, so they embark on a zany adventure, encountering masked men and mad bikers along the way.

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  • Waste of a final ep.

    Super crappy and ill conceived premise.
  • Anything that can go wrong did go wrong

    Anything that can go wrong did go wrong, from discovering that Kate was already married in vegas 15 years ago to a ruined wedding dress. Kate and Castle have to track down her husband to get him to sign divorce papers, a flood at her apartment ruins her dress, and they had to move the venue at the last minute. but all was sorted in the end, Castle was on his way and Kate was ready to go down the aisle, but Castle didn't turn up and his car was found in flames over a cliff.moreless
  • An Ill-Conceived and Disappointing Episode

    Okay Castle Kate Beckett has worked for the NYPD and the Attorney Generals office. Did you think they both would overlook Beckett being married to a career felon for 15 years? One who, among other things, impersonated an FBI Agent. Further, Beckett was in pre-law at didn't think signing legal documents in Las Vegas counted? Wow! Even low-life loser Rogan O'Leary knew it counted. What does that say about Kate? And then to add insult to injury, lets have this forthright, play-by-the-rules homicide detective break into a vehicle and commit theft. Could the writers have possibly tarnished Beckett's character any further? If destroying Beckett's character wasn't already enough, they build up the fandom for a season-ending wedding and then don't. The few touching moments and couple of funny lines weren't enough to salvage this storyline. This was one of, if not THE, most poorly written episodes of the franchise.moreless
  • Castle used to be my favorite current show

    Castle has been my favorite current show for the last few years. We just watched the season finale. It's no longer my favorite current show. Whoever wrote this finale is a hack of a crappy writer. I'm not complaining about just the cliffhanger, mind you, I've come to expect those. However, the whole rest of the episode was instance after instance of "Let's make this really smart and resourceful character you know and love become utterly STUPID so we can make things happen in the So, we had to endure an hour of mostly stupid and unfulfilling crap to get to the part where Lucy rips the football away from Charlie Brown at the end. *sigh* I hope those writers get fired.moreless
  • For Better or Worse

    Obviously, the titular character is not going to die, but that was quite the ending, and will definitely have to hold us over for the summer. Had the romantic side that some people watch this show for, but more than that it was a well-written hour of TV.
Eddie McClintock

Eddie McClintock

Rogan O’Leary

Guest Star

Nicole J. Butler

Nicole J. Butler


Guest Star

Doug Simpson

Doug Simpson

Henry Browning

Guest Star

Maya Stojan

Maya Stojan

Tory Ellis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Castle: It's only a dress. It's not the end of the world.
      Beckett: Then why does it feel like it is? Our wedding was supposed to be magical. It was supposed to be our perfect day. And now it's just... falling apart.
      Castle: So we'll put it back together.
      Beckett: Castle, I'm married to someone else. And I have no idea where he is. We don't have any leads. And to make things worse, the venue, and then now this? I mean, it just feels like all of this is one big sign.
      Castle: Well, maybe it is a sign. A sign that ours is a great love story. 'Cause what's a great love story without obstacles to overcome? Every fairy tale has them... terrible trials that only the worthy can transcend. But you can't give up. That's the deal. We want the happy ending, we can't give up.
      Beckett: And that's why I want to marry you.

    • Beckett: Thanks for coming up, babe. I'm so sorry about this whole mess.
      Castle: Oh, what's a fiancé for, if not to help find his future wife's current husband?

    • Esposito: Any news from Beckett?
      Castle: Uh, she texted me a couple hours ago... said she'd found him, but I haven't heard from her since.
      Esposito: (teasing) Maybe they're catching up.
      Castle: Sure. No, sure. They got a lot in common. She can talk about all the people she's put in prison, and he can talk about all the people he's met in prison.

    • Capt. Gates: (to Beckett) You know, I was so nervous before my wedding that I ran into a wall and got a black eye. You're supposed to be a wreck. You're about to experience one of the most important days of your life. I'm so happy for you, detective.
      Castle: (walks in) Hey, guys!
      Capt. Gates: In spite of who you're marrying.

    • Ryan: What are you more excited about, the wedding or the honeymoon?
      Esposito: Three weeks in the Maldives on a private island? What do you think?
      Beckett: Actually, the only thing I'm not excited about is having to say my vows in front of all those people.
      Ryan: Oh, you'll be fine. Just imagine your wedding guests are, uh, murder suspects.
      Esposito: In their underwear.
      Beckett: Or not.

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