Season 4 Episode 2

Heroes and Villains

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 26, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Castle: You know...even when you were a little girl, you were a serious person. I think I've just... gotten used to you being... sensible and mature, even more than me sometimes.
      Alexis: Sometimes?
      Castle: Point taken.

    • Castle: Paul is the writer. Lone Vengeance is the subject. That's their relationship. It's you and me all over again, but I'm Paul, and you're Lone Vengeance.
      Beckett: Really, Castle, is that how you see me, like a sword-wielding killer?
      Castle: Depends. Will you be scantily clad?
      Beckett: In your dreams.

    • Castle: I'm just trying to stop you from making irrational choices.
      Alexis: Why does everything I do have to make sense? Why can't I just do what I want every once in a while? That's all you ever do.

    • Ryan: I mean, haven't you ever wanted to be a superhero? Going out there, prowling the city, knocking some heads?
      Esposito: I do that now.

    • Castle: (to Mike, about his comic book) Tell me, what's your favorite part?
      Beckett: You don't have to answer that question. His ego does not need any more feeding.

    • Castle: If you could be any comic book character in the world, who would you be?
      Beckett: Elektra.
      Castle: Ah, a ruthless assassin who hides from her emotions.
      Beckett: No, maybe it's because she's got badass ninja skills. What about you? Iron Man? Spider-Man? No, wait. I know. Annoying man.
      Castle: Try billionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. the Dark Knight. He's brooding, he's handsome, and he has all the coolest toys.
      Beckett: Wow. Digging deep on that one.

    • Castle: (excited) Our killer is a superhero!!

    • Ryan: Larceny, assault, name it, Tyler Faris has done it. Still, nobody deserves ending up like... that.
      Esposito: He got what was coming to him.
      Ryan: Dude, that's for the criminal justice system to decide.
      Esposito: Well, maybe a sword is a justice system.
      Ryan: Yeah, if you're Quentin Tarantino, maybe.

    • Castle: (about the murder weapon) A sword. That is so Game of Thrones.

    • Beckett: (about the body) Uh, so he was...
      Lanie: ...split right down the middle, from the top of his head all the way down to his... (Castle interrupts) Please. The guy was sliced in two. I'd say his unit is the least of his problems.
      Castle: Then you do not understand the sacred bond between a man and his unit.

    • Castle: (about Alexis) I mean, she's gonna be gone in a few months. My little girl.
      Beckett: Yeah, but she's growing up, Castle, and she's going to a great school. That's what you want, isn't it?
      Castle: Yes, I'm just not ready.
      Beckett: Okay, well, she is, so you two are just not on the same page.
      Castle: So what do I do?
      Beckett: Let her go. Trust me, if you hold on too tight, you'll just drive her away.

    • Martha: (after Alexis tells him she's going to college in January) Richard, are you crying?
      Castle: No! It's the onions!

    • Martha: I'm making costumes for my Shakespeare class. (Martha spins around) So, what do you think?
      Castle: I seemed to remember asking you to make me an E.T. Halloween costume and you told me you didn't know how to sew.
      Martha: Details! Besides... you were 32 at the time.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Hrdinové a zloinci (Heroes and Criminals)

    • Featured Music:
      "Devil Is A Lady" by Chain Gang Of 1974
      "Finish Line" by Jen Hirsh

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 26, 2011 on CTV
      Germany: March 9, 2012 on Kabel 1
      United Kingdom: March 15, 2012 on Alibi
      Czech Republic: September 12, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: March 13, 2013 on JOJ

  • Allusions

    • Castle: "Single edge blade. some kind of saber. Sword. That is so 'Game of Thrones'"

      Referencing Game of Thrones, HBO's successful adaptation of the fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.

    • Frank Miller: Beckett makes two references to Frank Miller in this episode. She said the superhero she compares herself to is Elektra. A character created by Frank Miller. The comic book she first bought was Sin City A Dame To Kill For. Also Created by Frank Miller. This a obvious nod to Stana Katic who starred in the movie The Spirit. Written and directed by Frank Miller.