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After Hours

© 2012-2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

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Season 5, Episode 8

Original Air Date - November 19, 2012


A simple trip to interview a witness to a crime related to their most recent murder case becomes a touch-and-go test of survival for Castle and Beckett when they are forced to hide the witness from the mob and without access to police resources. In their downtime, they reflect upon their first dinner with each others' parents that didn't go nearly as well as they had hoped, causing Beckett to wonder if it is a signal of things to come in their relationship.

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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Tony Denison - Michael "Mickey" Dolan
  • Patrick Fischler - Leo
  • Scott Paulin - Jim Beckett
  • Bonita Friedericy - Sister Mary
  • Jamison Haase - FBI Agent Lucas
  • Jonathan Emerson - Father Joe McMurtry
  • Josh Feinman - Jerry Jenkins
  • Devin McGinn - Colin Clark
  • Bryan Friday - Thug #2
  • Daniel Steven Gonzalez - Bronx PD Officer
  • Bart Braveman - Cabbie
  • Glenn Herman - Burly Tenant




Martha: I call it 'Death By Chocolate.'
Castle: Now, given your baking experience, is that a prediction?

Castle: How about we dive into this dessert?
Beckett: Yeah!
Castle: 'Cause, honestly, that whole death thing is sounding pretty good right now.
Beckett: (checks her beeping phone) There’s been a murder downtown.
Castle: Close enough.

Castle: I’m just saying there have been worse dinners.
Beckett: Like what?
Castle: Well, the dining scene from Alien comes to mind.
Beckett: Honestly, a creature bursting out of my Dad’s chest might have lightened the mood.

Castle: Someone had a priest assassinated? It’s like a Vatican conspiracy. Ah, it’s The DaVinci Code.
Beckett: Or not…

Ryan: A nun walks into a precinct. It’s like the beginnings of a bad joke.

Ryan: Catholic school is like combat – unless you’ve been there, you don’t know.
Esposito: Uh, I have been there, in combat, and it’s way worse than some old lady.

Leo: We’re gonna end up floating in the river with cement shoes on!
Castle: Technically, if you have cement shoes, you’re not gonna be floating.
Beckett: What?
Castle: You’re right. That’s not helping.

Castle: Dude, where’s your car?
Beckett: Where’s my car?
Leo: Where’s your car?

Castle: If I can figure out the passcode for this phone we can use it.
Beckett: So you’re the boy with the dragon tattoo now?

Capt. Gates: There’s no cause for alarm. It’s just that we’re having trouble pinpointing their precise location.
Martha: Oh please, stop. You are a terrible actress.

Capt. Gates: I don’t want to have to tell those two that I lost their kids.

Beckett: It’s an emergency. I’m a police officer.
Cab driver: I’m the Sultan of Siam. These are my subjects.

Leo: You have an engineering degree or electronics experience?
Castle: No, but I’ve seen every episode of MacGyver.

Martha: Jim, I don’t know how you do this. You know, I thought I would get used to this new part of Richard’s life, the constant danger, and the never knowing, but I really thought there would come a moment, just a moment, when the worry would stop.
Jim: Katie’s been doing this for more than a decade now and I’ve had this clench in my gut since the day they handed her the shield. She does say she always feels safest when your son’s watching her back.
Martha: He says the same thing about her. Well, at least wherever they are, they have each other to lean on.

Beckett: You said different worlds.
Castle: What?
Beckett: You said that they were from different worlds and that we should just expect it. And then I started thinking about us. You like this world-famous best-selling author and I’m just this cop and we’re in this relationship which makes absolutely no sense on paper. And sometimes I just start wondering are we just kidding ourselves? What if this bubble bursts? What are we then?
Castle: Kate, we’re not our parents.

Castle:(imitating a trucker) Breaker, breaker, I got a mama bear and two joes in need of a ride back to the bear cave. (sees Beckett looking at him) I once had Derrick Storm beat up a trucker.

Beckett: Who are you? Dr. Phil?
Leo: No, just a guy that may die tonight, realizing that life’s short. Trust me, living your life for now makes a lot more sense that worrying about the future.

Beckett: (hugs Castle) I thought I lost you.
Castle: Never. Never. Never.

Capt. Gates: Detective Beckett, Mr. Castle, so nice to have you two back.
Castle: It’s nice to be back.
Capt. Gates: Well, as worried as we were, I don’t think we were nearly as concerned as your folks.

Beckett: I guess we can’t avoid dealing with them forever.
Castle: No, but you know what? Who cares if they don’t get along? They aren’t us. And so what if we don’t makes sense on paper. We don’t live our lives on paper.


  • Patrick Fischler appeared in the 2012 independent movie Big Sur with Stana Katic. He also guest starred in an episode of the short-lived TV series Drive, in which Nathan Fillion starred.

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© 2012-2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
© 2012-2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
© 2012-2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.