Season 8, Episode 5 (156)
Original Air Date - 19 October 2015
A courier is killed and a painting stolen, and the only witness is Mia Laszlo – a professional 'nose' with a sense of smell so hypersensitive (hyperosmia) that it makes her something of a recluse.
- Nathan Fillion - Richard Castle
- Stana Katic - Kate Beckett, Captain of the 12th Precinct
- 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
- Toks Olagundoye - Hayley Shipton
- Sunkrish Bala - Vikram Singh
- Stephnie Weir - Mia Laszlo
- Charles Mesure - Liam Hollister
- Kevin Joy - Graham Fletcher
- Chris Caldovino - Freddie Stark
- Ray Proscia - Tom Gilliam
- Aubrey Deeker - Lorenzo
- Terrell Tilford - Hawthorne Carter
Castle: (carrying two bottles in bags) Lucy, I'm home!
Martha: (in the lounge with Alexis) Hello, darling!
Castle: Well, Lucy should have told me we had company!
Lucy: That costs extra.
Martha: Well, according to your little mechanical friend here, you have been drowning your sorrows in frozen pizza, online shopping...
Alexis: ... and Dolph Lundgren marathons!
Castle: Et tu, Lucé? Is nothing private?
Lucy: Not without the proper setting.
Ryan: (whispering and beckoning) Hey, Beckett!
(Beckett comes over)
Ryan: Do I smell?
Ryan: Our witness is threatening to file a complaint against me for assault with a deadly odour.
Mia: Do you always have kale for breakfast? Because that is just wrong.
Beckett: How did you know that I had kale this morning?
Mia: Because you reek of it!
Mia: Her pheromone output went through the roof when she saw you.
Castle: And you know this how?
Mia: I can smell it. Just like I can smell you washed your hair with shaving cream this morning. And you chose day-old tacos over brushing your teeth.
Castle: Are you a wizard?
Mia: A cursed one.
Castle: (realising) Why, you have hyperosmia! Just how heightened is your olfactory acuity?
Mia: It's off the charts. How do you ...
Castle: I read ... a lot. You mean you can tell exactly how Beckett feels about me just by her smell?
Castle: Tell you what: I have a brand-new Ferrari downstairs, smells like heaven. How about I give you a ride home and you can tell me a little more?
(Mia shrugs uncertainly)
Castle: Or Officer Julian here can give you a ride home, and his favourite meal is sausage and chocolate milk.
Castle: Julian, I got this - thanks.
(The lift arrives, and Hayley gets out)
Castle: Hayley! What are you doing here?
Hayley: (over her shoulder): Working!
Castle: She likes me a lot too. You can probably tell...
Mia: (to Castle) Listen, you are actually fairly inoffensive on an odour level, but I am not a people person and have no interest in becoming one.
Mia: I consult for a perfume company as a professional nose, specialising in primal attraction.
Castle: And yet you live alone and never have visitors.
Castle: She's an eyewitness. Well, technically, she's a nose-witness.
Castle: Mia, you're not living, you're hiding.I know you find the world a little overwhelming, but, out here - this is where life happens.
Castle: Anyway, Mia, let's make way for Crack-shot Ryan and Ass-posito!
Castle: (entering the loft with Mia) If you have a hankering for a bland meal, I have a treat for you – my mother's cooking.
Martha: (at the stove) I heard that, Richard.
Mia: Beckett still loves you with a passion. And you don't have to measure pheromones to sense that. I've sent my career manufacturing the aromas of love for perfumes and colognes. But they're all just forgeries. Like that painting. What you and Beckett have - now that's the genuine article.
- "Into You" by Low plays over the final scene when Beckett comes back to the empty loft to collect her clothes, and leaves behind an NYPD T-shirt for Castle
Full Episode Recap
- Victim: Justin Fletcher, high-end courier
- Cause of death: Two gunshots to the chest
- Perp: Justin's brother Graham.
- Motive: Anger at Justin taking Graham's Van Gogh forgery to use in a con when Graeme needed to sell it to cover his gambling debts.