Season 7, Episode 7 (135)
Original Air Date - November 17, 2014
With Beckett lacking any vacation days and the body of a young woman on their hands, Castle and Beckett combine the investigation with their honeymoon and go undercover as newlyweds at an Old West-themed resort in Arizona where the young woman was poisoned. Back in New York, Ryan and Esposito help out, despite being upset at not getting an invitation to the wedding.
- Nathan Fillion - Richard Castle
- Stana Katic - Kate Beckett, Detective
- 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
- Penny Johnson Jerald - Victoria Gates, Captain
- Keith Szarabajka - Gentleman James Grady, Diamondback Ranch proprietor
- Matt Burns - Ollie (married ranch hand)
- Dale Midkiff - Sheriff
- Matt Roth - Philip Dagmar
- Eloy Casados - Yavapai Indian
- Yolanda Snowball - Rebecca Doolin
- Kim Johnston Ulrich - Lenanne Dagmar
- Molly Hagan - Daisy Mae, Grady's wife
- Tim deZarn - Bartender
- Alicia Fusting - Barmaid
- Hector Hank - Dr. Neville, ER doctor
- David Atkinson - U.S. Marshal
- Mike Agresta - Card dealer
- Angela Relucio - Paramedic
- The opening credits feature a special Wld West title card and theme tune
Beckett and Castle: (Simultaneously) We got married! (They show their wedding rings)
Esposito: You guys suck.
Ryan: What – why did you do that?
Lanie: Hold – hold up. No, no, no, no, no. You guys jumped the broom and didn’t invite us?
Lanie: I am your maid of honor. I haven’t had a carb in months, just in case I had to put that damn dress back on!
Beckett: And you look great.
Lanie: Save the flattery. Kate, you owe me dinner. I’m picking the restaurant and we are ordering all the desserts.
Lanie: (Her anger falls) Oh girl, you’re married! Come here! (They hug)
Castle: You wrote a song? We’re planning a little reception. You guys could do the song at the reception.
Esposito: You had your chance.
Ryan: No. Song. For. You.
Beckett: Guys, we’re going to have to cut the celebration short. There’s been a murder.
Esposito: Really? We didn’t get that call.
Ryan: Once again, not invited. (He clinks glasses with Esposito) Cheers.
Castle: Our place. Our. We’re married. We’re married! (He grabs her arm and links it with his) We did it, Mrs. Castle.
Beckett: We certainly did, Mr. Beckett. Although, this arguably isn’t the most romantic post-wedding activity.
Castle: Or, perhaps it’s fitting, considering how we met.
Castle: Okay. ‘Diamondback.’ I’ve whittled it down to three possibilities as to what that means and why Whitney would utter it with her dying breath.
Beckett: And I am sure that none of them will be a waste of my time.
Castle: Old west dude ranch. That’s my number three. It’s exactly what I was going to say. Good work, boys.
Esposito: You still suck.
Ryan: And you owe us for those tuxedo rentals.
Beckett: So we’re just going to let him get away with this?
Esposito: Kind of like how we let you get away with not inviting us to the wedding?
Capt. Gates: Well, at least you were invited to the champagne toast.
Beckett: Sorry, sir.
Capt. Gates: Oh, no, no, no. I’m sure it was Mr. Castle’s fault.
Castle: (Playing to Beckett's need for justice) I know you want to see justice brought to this young woman’s killer. And…this…this is the only way.
Capt. Gates: I hate to say this, but your husband may be right. This could be our best shot at solving the case.
Castle: Excellent. Saddle up, honey, because we are honeymooning out west! Yee-haw.
Castle: Best honeymoon ever. (Right out of the stagecoach Beckett steps into a pile of horse poop. She cringes.) Eww.
Beckett: This is so not our honeymoon.
Castle: I think in the old west that was a sign of good fortune.
Beckett: Lucky me.
Castle: Whatever the little lady wants.
Grady: I can see who wears the ten gallon hat in your house.
(Castle is wearing Western clothes and checking himself out in a mirror when he sees Beckett also wearing Western clothes)
Castle: Whoa. This is like, three fantasies coming true all at once.
Castle: I want to be him when I grow up.
Beckett: Well yeah, if you grow up.
Tobias: I like my coffee like I like my men: strong, black, and bitter.
Castle: We approach this like writers.
Beckett: So we procrastinate and make stuff up?
Castle: No. Well, yes. But…no.
Esposito: (Talking on phone to Beckett) What about you and Hopalong? Learn anything?
Bartender: What’ll it be, fella?
Castle: I’ll take a cough and varnish.
Bartender: Some what?
Castle: You know, a gut warmer. Face burner. Nose paint? Cowboy cocktail? (The Bartender looks at him blankly) What do you all call whiskey here?
Beckett: You just had to get a six-shooter.
Castle: Right? Isn’t it great? And, it gets better. (He reaches under the bench and pulls out another gun and holster) I got you one, too. His and hers matching set.
Beckett: And who says romance dies after you say ‘I do’?
Yavapai Elder: Seriously? You’re rolling up to the reservation dressed like extras from a Gene Autry movie?
Castle: And that was it? I don’t get it.
Yavapai Elder: Yeah well, I don’t get newlyweds dressing up like cowboys on their honeymoon. But I try not to judge.
Castle: (Making a toast) To us. To the journey and to what lies ahead.
Beckett: (Castle ogles Beckett in her cowgirl outfit) Eyes back in their sockets, cowboy. We’ve got a murder to solve.
Beckett: You just want to go after the gold.
Castle: Of course I want to go after the gold! It’s gold!
Castle: There’s gold in them thar hills. (He walks to the entrance) (To Beckett) You go first. Check for snakes.
Esposito: Why didn’t you tell me this before?
Philip Dagmar: Because it makes me look guilty.
Esposito: You’re right. It does.
Beckett: Try to stay out of trouble while I’m gone, Castle.
Castle: Where’s the fun in that?
Grady: You’ve got sand, boy, I’ll give you that much. Why don’t you just sit on down and have another drink. Come on, son. Think of your wife.
Castle: I am.
Grady: Fine. You got a hankering for a residence in the bone orchard, I’ll accommodate you. Any last words?
Castle: Yeah. If I survive this I’m giving this place a scathing review on Yelp.
Beckett: Castle, I leave you alone for five minutes and you end up in a showdown?
Castle: Yeah well – good thing I married the fastest gun from the east.
Esposito: Come on, sir. It doesn’t bother you?
Capt. Gates: You really want to know what I think, Detectives? I think that the two of you should stop whining like two little schoolgirls who weren’t invited to the dance and be happy that your friends, you very dear friends, have found a way to make it work. Especially after all the hell those two have been through. Now, that’s what I think.
Beckett: Castle, we are not going to have our honeymoon at a dude ranch.
Full Episode Recap
- Victim: Whitney Williams
- Cause of Death: Poisoned at a Wild West-themed resort
- Cause of Death: Poisoned at a Wild West-themed resort
- Perp: James Grady
- Motive: Whitney discovered that her birth father, a man named Dutch, along with Philip Dagmar, had located a stash of gold stolen in the 1890s. She planned to confront Dagmar, but died before being able to do, killed because Grady had to cover up the fact that he'd not only helped Dutch and Dagmar discover the gold, but killed Dutch and split the gold with Dagmar.