Will tonight's season finale finally make good on all those wayward half-glances and repeated bouts of unspoken jealousy? Or will we be left dangling until next season? In anticipation of the big finish, let's look back at the season's best…
An international conspiracy plays into the case of a killer being pursued by Castle and Beckett. A sexy CIA operative with ties to Castle joins in on the case. (Part 1 of 2)
Det. Kate Beckett
Goof: The former CIA analyst was Dr. Nelson Blakely but on the New York State Police Department Accident Report for his car accident reporting his death, the name reads Dr. Michael Blakely.
Beckett: Is it in?
Castle: To the left.
Beckett: Scoot down.
(fiddles with latch) Yes.
Beckett: What are you doing here?
Castle: I found something. It's about Blakely.
Beckett: Well, shouldn't you tell Sophia about it?
Castle: She isn't my partner. You are.
Ryan: So...seriously, what's going on?
Beckett: Guys, I'm sorry. We really can't talk about it.
Esposito: Come on. This is us.
Castle: No. Hey, sorry, boys. Classified. Top secret. Our eyes only. Defcon 1. And if I did tell you, well, then I'd have to kill you.
Esposito: Yeah? Good luck with that.
Castle: Yeah, realistically, that's not...
Esposito: I'm gonna go on record and say that this sucks.
Ryan: It sucks.
Beckett: And noted.
Beckett: Sooner or later, we're gonna run out of air. We gotta get out of here.
Castle: Well, maybe somebody will find us.
Beckett: Castle, we are locked in the trunk of a car in long-term parking. It's gonna be hours before anyone realizes that we're missing. Who do you think is gonna find us?
Castle: I just feel, in situations like this, it's important to have faith.
Beckett: You pressed the panic button, didn't you?
Castle: Well, if there was ever a time to panic, I think this was it.
Beckett: I am...
Castle: You should be thanking me.
Beckett: No. I am not gonna be rescued by your girlfriend.
Capt. Gates: Detective Beckett, Mr. Castle, good of you to drop by. So tell me about this special assignment of yours.
Beckett: I'm afraid I can't, sir.
Capt. Gates: Excuse me?
Castle: Yes, it's on a need-to-know basis.
Capt. Gates: And I need to know.
Beckett: Sir, I think that the chief of detectives would back me up on this one.
Capt. Gates: Well... we'll see about that. (walks away)
Castle: Did you see how mad she was? God, that was so good.
Alexis: Where is everybody?
Lanie: We usually beat the uniforms to the scenes. It's not like they want to hurry and stand around.
Alexis: Just so you know, I'm not letting this victim out of my sight.
Alexis: What is?
Lanie: The fact that Richard Castle, a man unburdened by regret and guilt, has a child that carries the weight of the world. It is not on you that a dead man came up missing.
Alexis: Well, how often does something like that happen anyway?
Lanie: It never happens, honey. So relax. It was a freak thing. Bodies just don't disappear.
Castle: (after seeing Alexis at the crime scene as an intership of medical examiner's office) My worlds are colliding.
Beckett: You mean Alexis?
Castle: You knew about this?
Beckett: Come on, Castle. You're the one who said you wanted to find a way of spending more time with her.
Castle: Not like this. This is my thing. This is our thing. It's a violation of church and state. This would be like me just showing up at her school and teaching.
Beckett: I really think that you're overreacting.
Lanie: No ID, but lots of causes of death.
Castle: You mean other than gravity?
Lanie: Oh, yeah. See that bullet wound?
Beckett: So he was shot before he fell?
Lanie: And stabbed.
Beckett: Shot and stabbed?
Lanie: And choked, and has a pencil jammed in the side of his neck.
Castle: Ah. Gives new meaning to the term overkill.
Special billing was given to Jennifer Beals (Special Guest Star) for this episode.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: February 13, 2012 on CTV 2
Australia: May 13, 2012 on Channel 7
United Kingdom: June 13, 2012 on Alibi
Germany: October 19, 2012 on Kabel 1
Czech Republic: December 12, 2012 on Prima family
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