Season 8, Episode 18 (169)
Original Air Date - 18 April 2016
Hayley takes a freelance espionage assignment - but the following morning, one of the fellow members of her break-in crew is found dead. When the 12th Precinct are assigned the case, she is forced to come clean, and face up to the secrets of her past life.
- Nathan Fillion - Richard Castle
- Stana Katic - Kate Beckett, Captain of the 12th Precinct
- Susan Sullivan - Martha Rodgers (Castle's mother)
- Molly C. Quinn - Alexis Castle (Castle's daughter)
- Jon Huertas - Javier Esposito, Detective
- Seamus Dever - Kevin Ryan, Detective
- Tamala Jones - Lanie Parish, Medical Examiner
- Toks Olagundoye - Hayley Shipton
- Sunkrish Bala - Vikram Singh
- Oliver Muirhead - Bryce Robert
- Aaron McCusker - Wesley Connors
- Billy Ray Gallion - Marcus Janek
- David Hoffman - Ned Werner
- Bree Williamson - Karla
- Alan Smyth - Agent Steven Mallory
Hayley: (getting into car) Remind me why I'm doing this?
Bryce: Because I saved your ass in Marrakech.
Hayley: I let you save my ass, old man, so that you could impress Little Miss Naughty Knickers, who you had a crush on.
(Beckett walks sleepily over to the refrigerator)
Castle: You're up early! Sleep OK? (moves in for a kiss)
Beckett: No no no. No (holds up hand)
Castle: Oh. Did I snore?
Beckett: Yeah, but that's not the problem.
Castle: What was?
Beckett: You betrayed me.
Castle: What?? How? When?
Beckett: Last night. In ... my dreams.
Castle: (starts laughing, then gets a Look from Beckett): That's I ... wh ... what could I have done that was so wrong?
Beckett: You know what? Never mind. I don't even want to relive it.
Castle: Well, technically you didn't live it. You just dreamed it. (he gets another Look from Beckett) ... But ... what... whatever I did, I am so sorry. (Beckett's phone rings)
Beckett: It's the precinct.
Castle: Why do I feel that a murder just saved my life?
Hayley: You know, Rick, I have never seen you in action at an NYPD crime scene.
Castle: Well perhaps you'd like to tag along? Watch the crime scene jedi master at work?
Hayley: Please tell me you do not refer to yourself as that.
Hayley: Fantastic. So I've unwittingly plunged my home town back into the 16th century.
Castle: That might not be all that bad. I mean, Hamlet was written in the 16th century ... I'm not helping.
Mallory: You may think you know Ms Shipton, but in fact you do not.
Castle: Could have fooled me.
Mallory: I'm sure she has. Tell me: did Miss Shipton ever tell you why she left MI6?
Castle: Something about holiday bonuses and bad fish and chips.
Beckett: Castle, I thought we agreed that we weren't going to keep any more secrets.
Castle: I know. And I considered this more of a surprise than a secret. But I should have known better than to try and surprise the world's greatest detective. After Batman.
Beckett: (looking behind him) What's behind the sheet?
Castle: Kate: you've been going through a lot of changes these past few years. You gave up your place. You got married. And you became a captain. But some of the things you love have fallen by the wayside, including one thing that's been gathering dust in your father's garage.
Beckett: You didn't!
Castle: I did. (whisks away the sheet to reveal Beckett's Harley-Davidson)
Beckett: Oh! (overcome)
Castle: I had it completely restored. Go ahead - sit on it!
Beckett: (overjoyed) I just ... gah!
Castle: I think you should take the bike on a cross-country trip. It's something you've always wanted to do.
Beckett: This is amazing. I love this. But I don't want to do it alone. Why don't you get some lessons?
Castle: I was hoping you would say that (grabs his crash helmet to show her) I've already got my licence, and I bought a bike. It's at the garage at the office.
Beckett: I love you.
Castle: I love you.
Beckett: Yeah. (they kiss)
Castle: Does this mean you won't be having any more bad dreams about me tonight?
Beckett: No. Because we're not sleeping tonight. (heads for bedroom)
(Castle smiles and turns to put the helmet down on the sofa)
Beckett: Ah-ah-ah. Bring the helmet.
Castle: (putting the helmet on and snapping down the visor) Safety first.
Full Episode Recap
- Victim: Marcus Janek, undercover operative
- Cause of death: Stabbed in the back in the office building he had broken into
- Victim: Bryce Robert, former MI6 officer
- Cause of death: Stabbed in the back at home
- Perp: Wesley Connors, Hayley's former MI6 partner
- Motive: Revenge against MI6 and the UK and a 'test of loyalty' for Hayley