Season 3 Episode 24


Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 16, 2011 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Beckett, Ryan, and Esposito are all wearing patrolman shields during the funeral scene. They should be wearing their gold detective shields.

    • Goof: The U.S. flag draped over Captain Montgomery's casket is placed incorrectly. When the flag is used to cover a casket, it should be placed so that the union (blue field of stars) is at the head and over the left shoulder of the deceased.

  • Quotes

    • (Glass shatters)
      Martha: Oh, my God. What the hell's going on here?
      Castle: Nothing. I'm sorry. Go back to bed.
      Martha: There's only one person on the planet that can get you this pissed off.
      Castle: (sighs) She's going to get herself killed.
      Martha: She's a grown woman. She's a homicide detective, for God's sakes. It's her job. It's her life.
      Castle: If anything happens to her… it.
      Martha: Go on.
      Castle: (struggles to find the words) I uh…
      Martha: Oh, Richard, Richard. For a man who makes his living with words, you sure have a hell of a time finding them when it counts. (Holds his hands) Darling… Let me give you a word of advice, all right, from someone who's better than halfway through the movie. Don't waste another minute of it!

    • Beckett: Yeah, well, last time I checked, it was my life, not your personal jungle gym. And for the past three years, I've been running around with the school's funniest kid and it's not enough.

    • Castle: (After gunshot) Kate! No Kate... Ssh. Kate please. Stay with me Kate. Don't leave me, please. Stay with me okay? Kate... I love you. I love you, Kate.

    • Capt. Montgomery: I could've kicked Castle to the curb years ago... anytime I wanted to. Only reason I kept him around this long was because I saw how good he was for you. Kate, you're the best that I've ever trained, maybe the best I've ever seen. But you weren't having any fun before he came along. We speak for the dead. That's the job. We are all they've got once the wicked rob them of their voices. We owe them that. But we don't owe 'em our lives.

    • Castle: You know what? This isn't about your mother's case anymore. This is about you needing a place to hide, because you've been chasing this thing so long, you're afraid to find out who you are without it.
      Beckett: You don't know me, Castle. You think you do, but you don't.
      Castle: I know you crawled inside your mother's murder and didn't come out. I know you hide there the same way you hide in these nowhere relationships with men you don't love. You could be happy, Kate. You deserve to be happy. But you're afraid.
      Beckett: You know what we are, Castle? We are over.

    • Capt. Montgomery: It was there in her eyes, man, and I thought... with this kid's tenacity and some training, I mean, she'd make a hell of a homicide.
      Castle: That tenacity is gonna get her killed.
      Capt. Montgomery: I cannot... make Beckett stand down, Castle. I never could, and the way I figure, the only one who can... is you.

    • Alexis: (about Beckett) I can't imagine what it must be like for her...solving murders and bringing closure to all those families, but never to herself.
      Castle: It's easier in my books. The just are rewarded, the wicked are punished. Unfortunately, real life isn't that easy.

    • Beckett: What about you, Rick?
      Castle: Of course I don't want anything to happen to you. I am your partner, your friend...
      Beckett: Is that what we are?
      Castle: Alright, I don't know what we are. We kiss, and then we never talk about it. We nearly die, frozen in each other's arms but we never talk about it. So I got no clue of what we are. I know I don't want to see you throw your life away.

    • Jim Beckett: She cares about you, Rick. And unless you're a lot dumber than you look, I know you care about her.

    • Beckett: (eulogy for Capt.Montgomery) Roy Montgomery taught me what it meant to be a cop. He taught me that we are bound by our choices. But we are more than our mistakes. Captain Montgomery once said to me for us there are no victory; there are only battles. And in the end the best you can hope for is to find a place to make your stand. And if you're very lucky, you find someone willing to stand with you.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Fire On The Rooftop" by Uncle Lucius

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 16, 2011 on CTV
      United Kingdom: August 10, 2011 on Alibi
      Australia: September 4, 2011 on Channel 7
      Germany: November 18, 2011 on Kabel 1
      Czech Republic: June 27, 2012 on Prima family
      Slovakia: February 27, 2013 on JOJ

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