Season 7, Episode 20 (148)
Original Air Date - April 20, 2015
After experiencing vivid dreams that may be flashbacks to his abduction, Castle seeks the help of Dr Burke to try to unearth his lost memories of the incident.
- 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
- Michael Dorn - Dr. Carter Burke
- Matt Letscher - fake Henry Jenkins
- Usman Ally - Bilal Khan
- Mackenzie Astin - Phillip Bartlett
- Meera Simhan - Cafe Hostess
- Jen Kuhn - Leanna Darcy
- Agnes Olech - Amber
- Mark Sivertsen - Jeff Powers
- Max E. Williams - Ilya Golovkin
Martha: Good gracious. Richard, you look positively ghastly.
Castle: Good morning to you too, mother.
Burke: Go back to the first image you can recall of your dream. What do you see?
Castle: (the images appearing on screen as he recounts them): I'm asleep on a boat on the ocean ... There's a man there, he says hi to me. He knows me.
Burke: Do you know him?
Castle: He's familiar, but I can't place him ... Wow, this really works! ... OK there's something familiar. A trophy.
Burke: For some kind of sport?
Castle: Maybe, I can't tell. OK someone's firing a pistol. I see blood. There's man on the floor - he's been shot. He's dying. I'm there too. I'm wearing camouflage paint ... I'm trying to help him, but ...
Burke: Can you see where you are right now?
Castle: In a storage shed, but it seems like everything is moving... (realising) I'm in a truck! We're in the jungle! And someone is chasing us! They're shooting at us! There's a blond man in the truck: he's leading the charge.
Burke: A military truck?
Castle: No, it's a civilian truck, but it has a very strange ... licence plate (He starts to draw the licence plate. Then, in his mind's eye, the blond man suddenly aims a rocket at the truck) Uh-oh! (Then, a familiar-looking wiry with in fatigues, with a goatee and a military tattoo, jumps down next to Castle and opens fire on the SUV, almost destroying it and saving their lives)
(Fade and cut to Burke)
Burke: So the man you saw was ... Chuck Norris??
Castle: I know this seems ... impossible.
Beckett: A lot of our cases do at first. But there's something there, Castle. So we'll just follow it and see where it leads.
Tori: (rushing in) I've got something on that license plate. It turns out this isn't Arabic. These are letters in the Thai alphabet.
Beckett: What does it mean?
Tori: That the licence plate was registered in Chiang Mai, a province in northern Thailand.
Castle: I was in Thailand, getting shot at with Chuck Norris?
Beckett: But Castle, why would you be abducted on our wedding day and end up in Thailand?
Castle: Worst bachelor party ever?
Bartlett: Long time, Rick.
Castle: Phil Bartlett! Thank you for coming.
Bartlett: Well, I knew it was only a matter of time before I'd hear from you.
Castle: You were expecting my call?
Bartlett: Of course I was. And I'm here for you.
Castle: Thank God, what a relief. OK. I need to talk to you about Thailand.
Bartlett: (alarmed) What do you know about Thailand?
Castle: I was there, I saw you.
Bartlett: You're not supposed to know. Nobody is. And you can't tell anyone!
Castle: I won't, I won't, I promise. As long as you tell me your version of what happened.
Bartlett: I can't do that.
Castle: I need to know what you know.
Bartlett: What I'm about to say can never be repeated.
Bartlett: I was in Thailand to attend an investment conference. (Castle nods intently) We hit this Bangkok nightclub ... God, she was so beautiful ... I thought she was a woman, I swear to God!
Castle: (blinking) Wait, what? Um, no. I need you to tell me about Chiang Mai.
Bartlett: (baffled) I was never in Chiang Mai. I was in Bangkok. You said you ... saw me?
Castle: Yeah. But ... I didn't see... that.
Bartlett: (rising) I think it's best that we never speak of this again.
Castle: No, no! You were there! I know you were!
Bartlett: Look, I don't know what kind of game you're playing here, but ...
Castle: It's not a game! I saw our trophy! The one we won for debate club. You were expecting my call! Why would you be expecting my call?
Bartlett: (handing him a card) Philip Bartlett. Bartlett Braddick Wealth Management. I wanted to take you on as a client. Now not so much.
Beckett: I've been following up on some new leads about Castle's disappearance.
Gates: In connection to Chuck Norris?
Beckett: Yeah, it's ... complicated.
Beckett: Now, LT will drive you home.
Castle: And if I refuse?
Beckett: Then LT will drive you home in handcuffs.
Castle: Just for the record: extremely bitter.
Bilal: I was an exchange student at Faircroft Prep, in 11th grade.
Castle: You weren't. I'd remember that.
Bilal: Not any more.
Bilal: I can’t believe they picked Phil Bartlett. What a douchebag.
Jenkins: Well, you'll have to forget about Bilal Khan and everything else that happened tonight ...
Castle: Are you going to help me to forget?
Jenkins: We'd prefer not to.
Castle: Yes, well, thank you for that. And (punches Jenkins hard in the face) That's for making me miss my wedding day.
Full Episode Recap
- Victim: Jeff Powers, CIA operative
- Cause of death: Tortured, then shot in the head
- Perp: Ilya Golovkin
- Motive: Uncertain
- Victim: Amber, dancer at Exotica strip club
- Cause of death: Shot in the head
- Perp: Ilya Golovkin
- Motive: Uncertain
- Victim: Ilya Golovkin, assassin
- Cause of death: Gunshot wound
- Perp: Character falsely known as Henry Jenkins
- Motive: Castle in imminent danger