Season 2, Episode 23
Original Air Date: May 10, 2010
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A robbery-homicide prompts Beckett to invite Demming to assist on a case, giving Castle a ringside seat to their budding romance. When it becomes clear that the two men have very different ideas about how to proceed, the investigation becomes an unspoken competition for Beckett’s attention, one in which each man races to solve the case, as Beckett referees between her two admirers.
- Nathan Fillion - Richard Castle
- Stana Katic - Kate Beckett, Detective
- Molly C. Quinn - Alexis Castle (Castle’s Daughter)
- Susan Sullivan - Martha Rodgers (Castle’s Mother)
- Ruben Santiago-Hudson - Roy Montgomery, Captain
- Jon Huertas - Javier Esposito, Detective
- Seamus Dever - Kevin Ryan, Detective
- Tamala Jones - Lanie Parish, Medical Examiner
- Michael Trucco – Det. Tom Demming
- Paul Carafotes – Lukas Canby
- Julie Claire – Lisa Jenkins
- Stephen Full – Benny
- Monica Garcia – Cleaning Lady
- Jennifer Hall – Rebecca Strong
- Jim Hoffmaster – Clerk
- Melanie Lewis – Daphne
- Kasey Mahaffy – Lance Newman
- William R. Moses – Blake Wilder
- Ella Thomas – Natasha Piper
- John Terlesky
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Richard Castle: I can’t believe you’d blow off illegal fireworks for a lousy head start at a top-notch education.
Alexis Castle: I know. I’m a huge disappointment.
Kate Beckett: Wow, Castle, you are working really hard to see me in a swimsuit.
Richard Castle: If you’re not comfortable in a swimsuit, you can just skinny dip.
Kate Beckett: [to a guy who just threw Castle up against a wall] NYPD! Hands up.
(Castle raises his hands)
Kate Beckett: Not you, Castle.
Richard Castle: Right.
Martha Rodgers: I don’t want him to assume that I’m going to always just be around.
Kate Beckett: Oh yeah, and your ex-wife called. She said that you’ve been avoiding her because you’re late delivering your manuscript of – Naked Heat. That’s a catchy title. When were you gonna tell me?
Richard Castle: Well I was waiting for the perfect time. It just never happened.
Kate Beckett: She’s naked on the cover again isn’t she?
Richard Castle: Kinda, yeah.
Kate Beckett: That’s great. No one’s gonna make fun of me.
Kate Beckett: Yeah well, it’s not like he’s leaving forever.
Javier Esposito: You sure about that? Why do you think he’s been following you around all this time? What, research? The guy’s done enough research to write 50 books. Look, whatever the reason is I’m pretty sure it doesn’t include watching you be with another guy.
Kate Beckett: [building theory with Castle] That maybe we got so caught up in the game that we stopped looking at what really mattered.
Capt. Montgomery: It’s sad a man had to die because all the people involved were too scared to say what they really felt.
Kate Beckett: Yes it is sad.
Alexis Castle: Looks like I’m not the only one who’s getting lucky this summer...
(Castle glares at his daughter)
Alexis Castle: Kidding!
Tom Demming: Well, what is it you want, Kate?
Kate Beckett: Yeah, well Castle I’m not all work.
Lanie Parrish: Don’t get into a drinking contest with her. She can take you.
Richard Castle: Thank you.
Kate Beckett: Oh, I don’t need to drink to take him.
Kate Beckett: I know I’m not the easiest person to get to know and I don’t always let on what’s on my mind, but this past year working with you…I’ve had a really good time.
Richard Castle: Yeah, me too.
Kate Beckett: See you in the fall?
Richard Castle: See you in the fall.
According to Director Andrew Marlowe, the shot where Kate Beckett looks meaningfully at the chair usually occupied by Richard Castle and is interrupted by Tom Demming, was the last scene of the episode that was shot - at around 5:30 in the morning.
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