Season 6, Episode 20 (125)
Original Air Date - April 21, 2014
Much to Beckett's chagrin, Castle convinces her to allow him and Martha to take the precinct back to the 1970s to help jog the memory of a witness to the decades old murder of a notorious mobster. Meanwhile, Castle and Beckett are frustrated by Martha's over-the-top plans for their 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
- Jon Polito - Harold Leone
- Ray Abruzzo - Frank Russo
- Gina Hecht - Marie Russo
- Richard Portnow - Milt Boyle
- Maya Stojan - Tory Ellis, NYPD Tech
- Gregory Bach - Louie "The Lip" Maneri
- Jill Jacobson - Deanna Maneri
- Larry Joshua - Michael Carcano
- James Martin Kelly - Robert Decker, hitman
- Dawnn Lewis - Yvonne, Harold's caretaker
- Julien Cesario - Snookie Watts, NYPD cop from video
- Linc Hand - Ray Price, NYPD cop from video
- Dre Michael Chaney - Reno (man Capt. Castle offers a deal to)
- Amanda Jaros - Junkie Beckett threatens in 70s clothes
- Guy Nardulli - Bodyguard
- Eme Ikwuakor - Construction worker
- Warren Bartram - Vince Bianchi
Lanie: He was maybe early 30s, and a sharp dresser. Check out that powder blue suit.
Beckett: Yeah, straight from the disco era.
Castle: And a testament to the truly indestructible nature of polyester.
Harold Leone: Whoa. Well this hot mama can be my guest all night long.
Beckett: Uh, sir, I’m Detective Beckett and this is Mr. Castle.
Harold: Captain. (Harold shakes Castle’s hand.)
Harold: Oh, Captain Castle. I bet your’re showing this little lady the ropes, huh? Breaking her in, huh?
Castle: Well actually, um…
Harold: I mean, have you ever seen a cop with an ass that fine? If this is women’s lib I’m all for it.
Beckett: Excuse me?
Castle: To be fair, you do have a very fine … (off her look) never mind.
Harold: (To Castle about Beckett) Can you tell cupcake here that I’m risking my life just talking to you guys.
Castle: Sir, by the power vested in me by the NYPD, I will personally arrange for you to observe the deceased.
Harold: You are a man of honor, Captain.
Beckett: Can we speak outside, Captain?
Castle: Of course. (to Harold) Rookies.
Beckett: Lanie’s got something at the morgue.
Castle: You know what else she’s got? Bodies. Lots of ‘em. Maybe one of them looks enough like Vince Bianchi.
Beckett: Don’t even go there, cupcake.
Ray: (On television) Right on, right on. See, when the bad guys see the old red rocket here? They know a serious head cracking is on the way.
Ryan: So … the good old days of police brutality.
Esposito: Man. You just don’t get it.
Michael Carcano: You know, after this long the truth is hard to find. If I was you I’d quit looking for it. Sometimes what’s in the past should stay there.
Ryan: Is that a threat?
Carcano: What do you think?
Castle: Just hope Lanie did her part.
Harold: (Upon seeing Lanie in a skimpy red dress) Whoa!
'Beckett: (To Castle) Oh, she did her part all right.
Harold: Honey, spin around. Show me that caboose.
Lanie: You keep dreaming, mister.
Harold: Come on baby, once you go white nothing else seems right.
Lanie: I’d rather be dead than end up in your bed, jive turkey.
Beckett: Okay, that’s enough. Doctor Parish?
Harold: She’s a doctor, too? Well that means she sure knows her way around…
Esposito: Yo, Beckett. I heard what hap – (he stops when he sees what they’re wearing) – wow.
Lanie: Don’t you say another word.
Ryan: Hey. Looks like our shooter was a pro. He left by the stairs and he barred the door. He had an exit plan.
Beckett: Any witnesses see him?
Ryan: Yeah. But he was wearing that mask so no one got a good look at his face. But he might have been sent by Michael Carcano. Carcano just warned me and Javi off the case. Right, Javi?
Esposito: (Still distracted by Lanie’s dress) I’m sorry, what?
Beckett: The morgue was one room. You’re talking about an entire 70s makeover. That is a massive undertaking.
Castle: Which is why I’ve called a specialist. Of sorts.
Castle: Yes. My mother is going to come, help us coordinate –
Beckett: You’re doing this for your mother?
Castle: No! Of course not. A little bit, yes. Well, we did say we’d give her a project.
Beckett: Yeah, for our wedding. Not for my precinct.
Castle: Let’s face it. We cannot let that woman anywhere near our wedding. But … she will love this. And then we get to solve the greatest mystery of the disco era. Besides the popularity of disco itself. It’s a win-win.
Harold: There’s the little lady. Hey, sweetcheeks. You look good.
Beckett: Stop talking, start walking. Castle, if this doesn’t work I’m going to kill you.
Castle: Alexis? What are you doing here?
Alexis: Gram asked me to come. I’m playing a teenage runaway who hitchhiked her way to the Big Apple in search of her dreams.
Castle: Wearing that?
Alexis: Halter tops were big in the 70s.
Castle: So were those peasant blouses. Why – why didn’t you wear one of those?
Castle: (Reading from a script) Because I’m about to make you one sweetass deal. My god, who wrote this.
Reno: I did.
Beckett: (To Castle) Didn’t you say I’d be thanking you?
Castle: Maybe just not right away. Captain Gates! I thought you were at a terrorism seminar.
Capt. Gates: It was canceled due to a bomb threat.
Castle: Which is ironic –
Castle: I had no idea you could disco dance.
Beckett: Oh Castle. I’m a woman of many hidden talents.
Castle: I look forward to discovering every single one.
Castle: Captain Gates. Does this mean all is forgiven?
Capt. Gates: It means I like to dance, Mr. Castle.
- Last Dance performed by Donna Summer: End scene when Castle, Beckett, & their friends from the 12th cuts loose at the disco.
Full Episode Recap
- Victim: Vince Bianchi, notorious mobster
- Cause of Death: Multiple gunshot wounds
- Cause of Death: Multiple gunshot wounds
- Perp: Marie Russo
- Motive: Revenge: Marie expected Vince to propose marriage to her, but when he rejected her, Marie killed him. Her brother disposed of the body to prevent a mob war. She also hired Robert Decker to kill Harold when she discovered he was talking to the police.