Season 4 Episode 17

Once Upon A Crime

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 27, 2012 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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?
      Beckett: What?
      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.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "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

  • Allusions