Season 3 Episode 13


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 24, 2011 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of the lead detective on Beckett's mother's homicide case.

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  • Best of Season

    The best episode of the season so far. The relationship between Castle & Beckett continues to grow plus I love the interactions between Ryan and Esponsito
  • Another good episode following the arc of Beckett's mother's case, evolving the motivation behind her character.

    Really good episode. The relationship between Castle and Beckett was developed more in this episode and showed the deep friendship as well and the flirting normally shown. Another good episode following the arc of Beckett's mother's case, evolving the motivation behind her character.

    On a tangent, I recently watched the last season of Buffy and instead of being creeped out by Caleb I was like 'There's Castle, what is he doing there?' It reminded me when I first started watching Castle it took a while for me to get used to him as the good guy! But over the series I completely forgot about the previous role.moreless
  • Another great episode.

    After the Nikki Heat episode, the bar was set high from that point of the season on and the writers really did their jobs right.

    This episode had that dramatic feeling to it that comes with every time that Beckett's mom murder is mentioned. Castle, as usual, was always by her side helping her with whatever she needed from him. Stana and Nathan's chemistry is very good and it really showed here.

    The very expected kiss scene had that very tense point where Castle is the one that kisses Beckett first and then it had that very hilarious moment where Castle makes a comment about it. Ryan and Espedito's kidnapping showed us just how much they're ready to risk to protect their partnership and their loyalty to Beckett. High point of the episode for me, God only knows why, was the scene at the very beginning of the episode where Beckett goes to Castle's apartment and says to him that hey need to talk. Another great one is where Castle's mom and him talk about all that his putting at risk working with NYPD and he basically spills all of that we want to hear him say to Beckett. From the promo, on the next week's episode we will only get one little mention about this week's kiss. Let's see where this goes.moreless
  • Definitley the best episode of the season so far. So many great moments, Castle just keeps getting better :)

    I started watching Castle because I thought it was a copy of Bones, but I was quickly set straight after watching the pilot, it's ridiculous how obsessed I've become with this show! Every episode I watch is somehow better than the last and this episode just takes the show to a new level of amazing. There is so much to love about this episode: Martha's concern for her son, Esposito and Ryan's bravery "It's too late the cops already know about last night with your mom." had me laughing hard then a second later on the edge of panic and almost crying when that guy said "Take out his knee cap." (see? Obsessed!) and who could forget that kiss? Booth and Brennan's (on Bones) kiss happened in season three too, but the chemistry and sexual tension between Beckett and Castle on ANY episode completely overpowers Bones. I don't even mind that it took three seasons for them (Beckett and Castle) to get to that one kiss, because to me that didn't seem like a long time. Honestly I couldn't care less about Bones anymore, Castle has already moved to number 1 as my favourite show. moreless
  • 313

    I had been hearing for weeks about how great this episode of Castle was going to be. It finally arrived and I have to say that it was just....okay.

    The opening was quite good. The shooting was shocking and seeing Kate Beckett smash the guy into the two-way mirror was a site to be seen, but it eventually turned into your usual episode of Castle, minus the laughs. You had Castle and Beckett doing research (not sure what it is so "epic" about that) and you had a disappointing conclusion in my book.

    One of the best Castle episodes for sure, but I have to say I was a little disappointed with the end result.moreless
Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

Vulcan Simmons

Guest Star

Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman

Dave McCallister

Guest Star

John Kapelos

John Kapelos

Joe Pulgatti

Guest Star

Scott Paulin

Scott Paulin

Jim Beckett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Beckett: Who hired you? I put a lot of people in this place. Some of them want to kill me. Others, never been treated so fairly in their lives. So they form this attachment to me. It's like I'm their favorite schoolteacher. Some of those people might visit you while you're in here... like the ghosts that visit Scrooge. And after some time with them, you might find yourself a changed man. So I will be back here week after week to ask you who hired you... until that miracle occurs.

    • Beckett: It's not your fight.
      Castle: The hell it isn't. I don't hang around you just to annoy you. I don't ride out to murder scenes in the middle of the night to satisfy some morbid curiosity. If that's all this was, I would've quit a long time ago.
      Beckett: Well, then why do you keep coming back, Rick?
      Castle: Look, I may not have a badge, unless you count the chocolate one that Alexis gave me for my birthday, but I'll tell you this... like it or not, I'm your plucky sidekick.
      Beckett: Plucky sidekick always gets killed.
      Castle: Partner, then.

    • Martha: Richard, this isn't one of your books. You don't know the ending. You were just lucky yesterday.
      Castle: You're overreacting, mother. Where is this coming from?
      Martha: How the hell can you ask me something like that? Think about how much you love Alexis, and that is how much I love you. And don't you dare ask me where th-this is coming from. You have gotten through most of your life on your wit and charm and no small amount of talent. But that is the real world out there, and you can't charm your way out of a bullet.

    • Captain Montgomery: You're thinking, what was Raglan gonna tell me before he died, when you should be thinking how you're gonna catch the guy that killed him.
      Beckett: Sir, Raglan was killed because he was gonna tell me something about my mother's case. Nobody knows it better than I do.
      Captain Montgomery: Yeah, but I know you. You're gonna want to pick up those scissors and run around the house with 'em, but I'm telling you now, walk, don't run. Go where the evidence leads, not the other way around.

    • Raglan: (about Castle) Lady, what part of no cops didn't you understand?
      Beckett: He's not a cop.
      Raglan: Well, who the hell is he, then?
      Beckett: He's someone I trust.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Beckett: Go home.
      Castle: Forget it. Fear does not exist in this do-jo.

      Castle cites Kreese, the sensei to the karate students that antagonize Daniel Larusso, main character of The Karate Kid.