Castle: I'd like a minute with him. (Beckett leaves the room)
Douglas Stevens: (Castle closes and locks the door) I just said I don't wanna talk, so you can't question me. I have rights. I'm not going to say anything without a lawyer.
Castle: I'm not a cop.
Douglas Stevens: Then who are you?
Castle: You remember the girl with the red hair? I'm her father. Please know, I will do whatever it takes to get her back. The police outside are my friends. My daughter's friends too. So it's just you and me.
Douglas Stevens: If you touch me I'll press charges.
Castle: I don't care. Where are they?
Douglas Stevens: I'm just a driver. I, I don't know anything.
Castle: You know Henson ditched the van for the black Yukon. So where did he go? Where did he take the girls? I won't ask you again, where did he take the girls?
Douglas Stevens: (Beckett stands outside listening to screams) Aah! Stop! Aah! Aah!
Martha: Oh, she was the center of our lives for so long, and now she's just... gone?
Castle: Right now is just Alexis' time to make her own way in the world. But she'll be back. Like Simba in The Lion King, it's the circle of life.
Castle: (To Beckett) You know, I still remember when Alexis was born, they handed me this tiny person, all bundled up. She just stared up at me. And when I looked down at her, this feeling hit me, like I'd been struck by lightning. It was love. That instant, inexplicable love you can only feel for your child. In that moment, I knew. I knew my life had changed forever. And now it's about to change again.
Beckett: (after Castle tortures him) Tell me what happened with Douglas Stevens.
Castle: I appealed to his humanity.
Beckett: I didn't think you had that side to you.
Castle: When it comes to the people I love, I do.
Beckett: Castle, listen to me--
Castle: Don't. Don't promise me you'll find her unless you can do it, because ... I would never forgive you. Anymore than I'd ever forgive myself.
Castle: Did a web search on El-Masri. He's worth over $300 million.
Beckett: Yeah, but still, who hires an ex-commando to babysit their daughter?
Castle: I've considered it.
Beckett: It's like the guy was invisible.
Castle: He was hiding in plain sight. A foreign agent in deep cover on some kind of special reconnaissance mission.
Beckett: So then why would he shoot up a van?
Castle: Maybe Jack Bauer was driving.
Esposito: This was a serious shooter.
Beckett: What else do we know about him?
Ryan: Well, Hasim Farouk is a Saudi national living here as a student.
Castle: Majoring in what, urban warfare?
Ryan: Uh, undeclared, actually, up at Columbia.
Beckett: So what was he doing in Lower Manhattan?
Castle: (Columbia is Alexis' university) More importantly, what is Columbia doing admitting gun-toting lunatics and are there any more of them?
Castle: I've come to realize that, like a bird, Alexis needed to leave the nest. So I let her fly I turned around and I strode away. That's acceptance.
Beckett: But wouldn't acceptance be letting her go, seeing where she flies, and then being okay with it?
Castle: Yeah, but I wouldn't be okay with that. I don't want to see where she goes, what other birds of prey are out there and what other nests are--
Beckett: So is that acceptance or denial?
Castle: Well, it was acceptance till you started applying your fiendish logic.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: February 18, 2013 on CTV
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