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The Good, the Bad, and the Baby

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Basic Details[edit]

Season 6, Episode 10 (115)

Original Air Date - November 25, 2013

Summary[edit]

The team is baffled, and Castle and Beckett sleepless, when their latest victim's dying gesture is to leave someone else's baby with a priest in a church. Having the little one around results in Castle, Beckett, and Ryan evaluating their readiness to be parents.

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

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Guest Cast[edit]

  • Adrian Quinonez - Paul Vail
  • Teri Reeves - Miranda Vail
  • Emil Beheshti - Dean Seahorn, lottery official
  • Matt Gerald - Jimmy Wolfinsky
  • Anthony Mangano - Roman Valanciaga, Cameron's boss
  • Kristen Ariza - Sandra Whitman, Child Protective Services representative
  • Chris Andrew Ciulla - Cameron Ducane
  • John Allen Nelson - Walter Dennis, Colfax building security chief
  • Christie Burson (as Christine Ann Burson) - Lissa Ducane
  • Kate Rene Gleason - Officer
  • Don Baldaramos - Priest

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Quotes[edit]

Castle: Even Mother cooks something. It’s not always edible.
Martha: I heard that!

Beckett: You guys dress up for Thanksgiving?
Castle: Doesn’t everybody?
Beckett: No, I think that’s pretty special to you. Um, so is there anything else I should know about you before we get married?
Castle: So many, many things.

Beckett: There’s been a murder in a church downtown.
Castle: Oh, too bad it wasn’t in a cathedral. That’d be so T.S. Eliot. Huh? Murder in the Cathedral? Thomas Becket? Beckett and Becket?
Beckett: C’mon.
Castle: Nothing?
Beckett: Let’s go.
Castle: Anyone?

Castle: When we do this, let’s not do the dead body in the middle of the aisle.
Beckett: Okay. Good call.

Lanie: I’m guessing he’s about three months. And he’s hungry ‘cause he keeps going after the girls.
Castle: Who can blame him?

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Ryan: You’re crazy NOT buying a ticket.
Esposito: Yeah, one or two, but not fifty.
Ryan: I’m just increasing my odds of winning.
Esposito: Increasing your odds of being broke.

Castle: (To Ryan and Esposito) Guys! How about we don’t fight in front of the baby?

Castle: I have an RHD in child care.
Beckett: And an RHD is?
Castle: Ruggedly Handsome Dad.

Beckett: A turkey outfit? Really?
Castle: It’s a turkey onesie. It’s Thanksgiving. It was expensive, but it’s adorable. And like I said, my family dresses up for Thanksgiving.
Beckett: I’m suddenly getting a clear and frightening visual as to what my future will look like.

Castle: Wanna hold him?
Beckett: Uh, no. I’d rather figure out where he came from.
Castle: Well, when a-
Beckett: Stop. Stop. I know where babies come from, Castle. Just…not this one.

Castle: Charred celluloid. Where would that come from?
Lanie: Beats me. That’s your job.

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Castle: (To baby) That’s a grown-up lying. Get used to that.

Castle: I suppose you hate rainbows too.

Beckett: I don’t hate babies, Castle. I just don’t see the appeal. But I’m sure I’ll feel different when we have one of our own.
Castle: (To himself) Will you. (To Beckett) Will you?!

Beckett: Is there any evidence of the baby in the footage?
Ryan: Nope. Only three men and a Mustang.

Castle: Maybe this is a classic “No Honor Among Thieves” situation. You know, heist goes wrong, they fight.
Beckett: Where someone gets shot running away with a baby?
Castle: Not so classic “No Honor Among Thieves” situation?
Beckett: No.

Ryan: Our baby’s due in a month. I can’t stop it. What if I’m really not ready?
Esposito: Well, you’re not ready.
Ryan: What?!
Esposito: Nobody is. Look being a Dad is like being a cop. Doesn’t matter what they teach you in the Academy, you learn on the streets. You did okay with that, right?
Ryan: Uh, my first day, I was so nervous, I rear-ended the SWAT van and ten guys in vests poured out, ready to take me down with extreme prejudice.
Esposito: Well…you care. That already makes you a hundred times better than the Dad I had.

Castle: I know, I know. You haven’t been around babies that much. Not a big deal. I got this. I’m the Baby Whisperer.
Beckett: Look, she’s not gonna just give you a baby. I’m sure that there are background checks and forms that we have to fill out, right?
Child Protective Services Representative: Not if the baby officially remains in the custody of the NYPD. And you guys have done an amazing job so far.
Castle: What do you say, Beckett? Wanna have a baby?

Alexis: (Upon seeing Castle & Beckett asleep in the loft living room and Martha feeding the baby) How long have I been gone?

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Beckett: Coffee’s not even helping.
Castle: I’d forgotten about this part.
Ryan: Whoa. You two look like you got hit by the milk truck.
Castle: You see this face? This is the face of your future.
Esposito: That bad, huh?
Castle: No, no, no. We slept like babies.
Beckett: Yeah. Up every hour.

Castle: (To Beckett, while both are digging through a dumpster) You take me to the most exotic places.

Castle: You know, I gotta say, when I volunteered to take Cosmo, I thought I was doing it for his benefit, but I realized I was doing it more for mine. I…when Alexis was little, Meredith really wasn’t around, so, I did it all on my own. And when you said you weren’t a baby person-
Beckett: Okay, okay, I get it. You were thinking that…
Castle: Yeah.
Beckett: Okay, well, I’ll tell you what. When the time comes, there’s no way I’m gonna let you take care of our baby on your own.

Beckett: That’s evidence. Watch those balls.
Castle: No. Not touching it.

Ryan: Well, good news is – I mean, besides saving that family – they are rolling over the lottery. So I got another shot at that $247 million. All I gotta do is tape my tickets back together.
Esposito: Oh, dude. They, uh, already took out the trash. (Ryan takes off running and Esposito pulls the ticket scraps out of his pocket) I’m just gonna let him swim around in that dumpster for like an hour then I’m gonna pull him out. Happy Thanksgiving.

Beckett: You know, I think I’m actually gonna miss little Benny.
Castle: Well, who knows? Maybe a few Thanksgivings from now we’ll have a couple Bennys of our own running around.
Alexis: Hey, if you guys have kids in a few years, and I have kids in a few years, they can grow up together.
Castle: And it’s ruined.

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Martha: Katherine, what on earth are you wearing?
Beckett: My…outfit. Your family…tradition?
Castle: You do know I was kidding about that, right?
Beckett: You know, I actually wasn’t sure about that. So I figured if this isn’t a Castle family tradition, then maybe it should be. (To Castle) Better put this on, pilgrim.

Full Episode Recap[edit]

Victims[edit]

  • Victim: Cameron Ducane
    • Cause of Death: Shot multiple times in the back

  • Victim: Miranda Vail
    • Crime: Blackmailed

  • Victim: Paul Vail
    • Crime: Kidnapped and beaten

  • Victim: Benny, Miranda and Paul's 3-month old son
    • Crime: Kidnapped, but rescued by Cameron

  • Perps: Walter Dennis, Roman Valanciaga
    • Motive: Greed: They kidnapped Paul and Benny to force Miranda to cooperate with their plan to fix a multi-state lottery. Roman hired Cameron to be the getaway driver and threatened him when he refused, but when he heard their plan to kill the Vail family, he interfered and retrieved Benny, but got shot in the process.

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