Beckett: I think we can make the play.
Castle: Really? So you want to venture into the dark, scary woods?
Beckett: Don't worry, Castle. I got a gun. I'll protect you from the big bad wolf.
Castle: You'd use your gun on my mother? I'm touched. Thank you.
Esposito: Two women are dead, Darren's still being charged with blackmail, and I'm sure his marriage is over.
Beckett: Well, and that's why we need fairy tales in the face of too much reality, to remind us that happy endings are still possible.
Beckett: Don't underestimate him. I mean, the only reason that he copped to blackmail was to avoid murder charges. And like any psychopath, he's a great actor. Oh, speaking of...
Castle: Psychopaths or actors?
Beckett: I-I was thinking about your mom.
Castle: Oh, so a little of both.
Castle: Murder does more damage to the living than to the dead.
Beckett: Yeah, all because of a terrible secret.
Castle: Well, secrets are like time bombs.
Beckett: Eventually, they... explode.
Castle: (referring to the killer) He covered his bases.
Beckett: I know. It's really starting to piss me off.
Castle: Yeah, and you get cute when you get angry. But not when you get angry with me.
Beckett: Why are you so against your mom's play?
Castle: Because she's rewriting history, my history. Trust me, I lived through it. She's making it sound like it's her own personal fairy tale.
Beckett: Oh, so you don't like it when someone writes their own version of your life? Interesting.
Castle: Isn't it obvious? I mean, am I the only one seeing this?
Castle: Red cloak, in the woods, animal attack. She's little Red Riding Hood.
Beckett: Great, Castle. I'll call in an APB for the Big Bad Wolf.
"Sad Clown" by The Droge & Summers Blend
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: February 27, 2012 on CTV 2
Australia: May 20, 2012 on Channel 7
United Kingdom: June 27, 2012 on Alibi
Germany: October 5, 2012 on Kabel 1
Czech Republic: January 2, 2013 on Prima family
Title: The episode title is the start of most fairy tale stories, "Once upon a time...".