Season 6, Episode 1 (106)
Original Air Date - September 23, 2013
She said yes! After Beckett accepts Castle's proposal and the job offer in DC, they struggle with the new complications that come along with a long distance relationship, mainly the fact that Beckett can no longer share the details of her classified cases with Castle. Refusing to let this stop him, Castle involves himself in her latest investigation and may pay the price with his life. Meanwhile, Alexis has returned home from overseas with a flighty new boyfriend who makes himself right at home in the loft.
- 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
- Lisa Edelstein – Agent Rachel McCord
- Jack Kennedy - Jack Bronson
- Myko Olivier – Pi
- Yancey Arias – Chief Carl Villante
- Jocko Sims - Agent Matt Hendricks
- Andrea C. Robinson – Jeanette Miller
- Peter James Smith - Agent Richmond
- Roshawn Franklin - Agent Smith
- Isaac Johnson - Agent
- Maya Stojan - Tory Ellis, NYPD Tech
- Obren Milanovich - Leather Jacket
- Garvin Funches - Police Officer
- Eugenia Kuzmina - Blonde
- Trevor Olsen - Security Guard
Castle: Katherine Houghton Beckett, will you marry me?
Beckett: Oh my God. Oh my God, you're proposing!
Castle: Okay, you're surprised.
Beckett: Of course I'm surprised! I thought you were breaking up with me!
Castle: By offering you a ring?
Beckett: Well, you just seemed so serious.
Castle: Of course I'm serious, this is the most serious thing I've ever done!
Castle: So that's a yes?
Beckett: No, wait-
Beckett: No, no, no. Not no-
Castle: So, yes?
Castle: Not yes?
Beckett: No. Not not yes…I…I…
Castle: You do know how this works, right?
Beckett: Castle, I love you. But this is my shot. If I don’t do this, I’ll always regret it. If this changes anything for you, if this changes the way that you feel-
Castle: Kate, I'm not proposing to you to keep you here or because I'm afraid I'm going to lose you. I'm proposing because I can't imagine my life without you. And if that means that when things get difficult, and we have to figure them out, then I'm willing to figure them out. Assuming that you're willing to figure them out with me.
Beckett: Well in that case, Richard Edgar Alexander Rodgers Castle, yes. Yes, I will marry you.
Beckett: (about the ring) It's big.
Castle: You just have remarkably tiny fingers.
Beckett: We're going to be able to make this work, right?
Castle: It's going to be great. DC is going to be great. I promise.
Agent Hendricks: It’s better to die in training than in the field, right?
Beckett: It’s better not to die at all.
Alexis: Dad, Pi. Pi, Dad.
Pi: Hey, Mr. C! (hugs Castle) Awesome to meet you.
Castle: Pie... like the dessert?
Pi: Without the E, like the Greek letter. But, personally, I feel the whole spelling thing stifles creativity.
Castle: The spelling thing?
Castle: Make sure you put some blankets out on the couch for Pi if he’s staying. I want him to be comfortable…and visible.
Beckett: I gotta go. I will make this up to you, I promise.
Castle: Right, I’m gonna hold you to that.
Beckett: Okay. I love you.
Castle: Love you too. Bye.
Castle: (Hangs up his cell phone and talks to Richard Castle standee) What you are smiling about?
(Beckett is unbuttoning her blouse in her apartment when she hears someone behind her and pulls her gun)
Castle: Can you at least finish taking that off before you shoot me?
Beckett: Cas-Castle. What are you doing here?
Castle: I know I promised to respect your job, but I couldn’t go another week without seeing you.
Beckett: You know, you shouldn’t have come here.
Castle: So you want me to leave?
Beckett: Oh, immediately. (They kiss passionately)
Castle: Is this your case?
Castle: What's it about?
Beckett: Castle, it's classified.
Castle: You do realize that only makes me more curious. So, is it big?
Beckett: You know I can't talk about it.
Castle: Doesn’t mean I can’t guess. It must be big; you had to cancel our weekend together. It must be local because you're still here... I bet I can figure this out.
Beckett: Well that doesn't mean that you should.
Castle: C'mon, don't you miss working together?
Beckett: Yes, I do.
Castle: So, if I were to help you, maybe we can solve whatever this is faster and then have the whole weekend to ourselves. Wouldn’t you like that?
Beckett: I would…until I got arrested for disclosing classified information.
Castle: Oh, c’mon. Who’s gonna know? (Hears knocking on Beckett’s front door) Wow. They’re good.
Esposito: If your hero’s fictional cop buddies are anything like your real cop buddies, then they’d have real work to get back to. So, bye bye now.
Castle: What if our hero was offering Nicks floor seats?
Castle: I figured since Beckett was working that I’d just get in a few rounds.
McCord: Where are your clubs?
McCord: Do you realize what would happen if I told the chief that he was here? You (points to Beckett) would be kicked off the team not to mention obstruction charges against you (points to Castle). This is my one and only warning. The next time I see you, it better be on a book jacket.
Castle: Wow. Ok, she is not invited to the wedding.
Beckett: Do you realize how many laws were broken by looking at that file? Are you trying to get me fired?
Castle: Would make it easier to see you.
Beckett: Not if I was in jail.
Beckett: (answers phone) Hey, Castle, everything okay?
Castle: Red or white?
Castle: What kind of wine do you want with your salmon? I'm cooking you dinner tonight to make up for getting you in trouble at work.
Beckett: That's so sweet.
Castle: I know. Um, so how's the case going?
Castle: I just want to know when to start cooking. Trust me, I got the message: Cone of Silence, church and state, no more interference.
Beckett: Ok, well then in that case, red. And um- (lowers voice) can you get that kind that makes me feel all- Castle: (grins) I'll buy a whole case.
Bronson: We’re gonna walk over to my car together and you’re gonna get in like you know me.
Castle: But I don’t know you and I have salmon here that needs to be refrigerated. (Bronson puts a gun to Castle’s side) Okay, okay!
Castle: I can’t make it like it was before, can I?
Beckett: Maybe it’ll be better. This way when we come home at the end of each day, we’ll have something to talk about like normal couples.
Castle: Only your day will be classified.
Beckett: We’re gonna make this work, I promise.
Castle: Where's Alexis?
Pi: She went shopping with her grandma. I volunteered to make dinner tonight and I’m just getting a jump on the prep. Can I count you in on a nice juicy steak?
Castle: These aren't steaks.
Pi: That’s papaya steak, the juiciest steak there is.
Castle: This is all fruit.
Pi: I'm fruitarian.
Castle: Of course you are.
Pi: You don’t wanna hear about my troubles. You got your own, right?
Castle: I do now.
McCord: Castle get home, okay?
Beckett: Yeah. Fine.
McCord: You wanna talk about it?
Beckett: People do crazy things when they’re in love.
McCord: I noticed.
Castle: Are you going to waterboard me because that would seriously affect our relationship.
Beckett: No, babe, can you listen for a second?
- Beckett keeps her engagement ring around her neck on the same chain as her mom's ring.
- One of the few things that Beckett unpacked in her new apartment was a framed picture of her and Castle.
- The camera shot from behind Beckett of her studying an LED screen is reminiscent of a similar shot of Beckett studying the murder board in the pilot episode, Flowers for Your Grave
- Yancey Arias co-starred with Nathan Fillion in the TV mini-series Drive.
Full Episode Recap
- Victim: Jack Bronson
- Cause of Death: Poisoned
- Cause of Death: Poisoned
- Victim: Richard Castle
- Cause: Poisoned with same toxin that killed Jack Bronson