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Veritas

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Basic Details[edit]

Season 6, Episode 22 (127)

Original Air Date - May 6, 2014

Summary[edit]

When Beckett is framed for the murder of Vulcan Simmons, a drug dealer and associate of Senator William Bracken's, Beckett and Castle go into hiding while desperately trying to prove her innocence. At the same time, word of new evidence that could bring down the Senator once and for all surfaces, but Beckett and Castle must find it before they're either arrested by the NYPD or killed by Bracken's thugs.

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Credits[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

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  • Jack Coleman - U.S. Senator William Bracken
  • Jonathan Adams - Vulcan Simmons
  • Alex Fernandez - Captain Donovan, Chief of Internal Affairs
  • Ruben Santiago Hudson - Capt. Roy Montgomery
  • David Gautreaux - Dr. Pressing
  • Ayanna Berkshire - Interviewer
  • Tom Billett - Sergio, Beckett's captor
  • Chic Daniel - Thomas, Beckett's captor
  • Grace Rowe - Reporter #1
  • Joshua Wolf Coleman - Reporter #2
  • L.T. Tolliver - LT, uniform in precinct
  • Brent Alan Henry - Uniform outside Beckett's apartment

Director[edit]

Writers[edit]

Quotes[edit]

Castle: Great. So guess what happened?
Beckett: You were kicked out of the hotel for throwing a crazy party?
Castle: Those were the days. No…

Beckett: Listen, have a safe flight, okay? I love you.
Castle: Yeah well, you better. It’s two weeks until the wedding and it’s too late to return the tux.

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Castle: No. We talked about this. No unnecessary risks.
Beckett: I’m not going to stand by while my mother’s murderer becomes president of the United States.

Vulcan Simmons: Get a girl’s hair wet and they never let it go. (He moves towards Beckett, but she doesn’t lower her gun) You are not going to shoot me, Detective.
Beckett: No? Then TAKE ANOTHER STEP!

Ryan: What’s this all about, Castle?
Castle: Guys, she wouldn’t want you involved.
Esposito: We’re already involved. We’re family, bro.

Beckett: Listen, Castle, I can’t ask you to stick around anymore.
Castle: You don’t have to ask. I’m volunteering.
Beckett: No. it’s too dangerous. Bracken knows that I was bluffing now. That I don’t have this huge file of evidence against him. Because if I did I wouldn’t have to go after Vulcan to bring him down. I’ve overplayed my hand. There’s nothing to stop him from killing me anymore, so … he’s making his move. And I have to make mine.

Beckett: We’ve been tracking Vulcan’s network. Maybe we can help.
Smith: Detective, you are radioactive. You can’t even help yourself. (He turns to walk away) Don’t try to contact me again. Castle: Smith! There must be something we can do.
Smith: Run. Disappear. Because if you don’t, he will kill you.

Beckett: You know, Castle, my mom had a saying. Vincit Omnia Veritas.
Castle: Truth conquers all.
Beckett: We’ll never find the truth if we run away.
Castle: Kate, we’re never going to find the truth if we’re dead. We’re not running away. We’re surviving, okay? We’re living to fight another day. We will take down Bracken.

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Sen. Bracken: We had an agreement. A truce. Live and let live. I held up my end of the bargain, I even saved your life.
Beckett: And that makes up for what you took from me?
Sen. Bracken: What about what I gave to you? Everything you are, everything you’ve accomplished, is because of me.
Beckett: Is that how you justify murder? It builds character? Then why don’t you give me a chance to build yours?
Sen. Bracken: You had a future. Why couldn’t you just let this go and move on so I could do the same? (He sees he’s getting nowhere with Beckett) So I guess there’s no point in asking for your vote, is there?
Beckett: You’re not going to be on the ballot. A presidential campaign financed by drug money with a trail of dead bodies, there’s no hole big enough to bury all of that.
Sen. Bracken: I’ve gotta tell you, part of me really admires your - your moral certitude, the way you fight for what you believe in even knowing it’s going to destroy you. But the part of me that admires you is not the part that makes tough decisions.
Beckett: Fine. Then kill me. Do it. Pull the trigger.
Sen. Bracken: I have people for that.
Beckett: I don’t want them. I want you. Do it. Now. Or don’t you have the balls?
Sen. Bracken: And create physical evidence linking me to the crime scene? We both know I’m smarter than that. Goodbye Kate.
Beckett: The truth is going to come out.
Sen. Bracken: There is no truth. Not anymore.

Capt. Montgomery: What did you mother do, Officer Beckett?
Beckett: She was a lawyer.
Capt. Montgomery: And you think her death might have had something to do with a case she was handling?
Beckett: Well the detective that was working her case, Raglan, said that it was just random, but –
Capt. Montgomery: Well did you look though her personal belongings? Old notebooks, journals, diaries? Cassette recordings? Stuff like that?
Beckett: Yes, sir. Tons of times. But I haven’t found anything that seems relevant.
Capt. Montgomery: Well keep looking. You never know when something might turn up. Nice meeting you, Officer Beckett.
(He salutes her and she returns the salute)
Capt. Montgomery: Sorry about your mom.
Beckett: Thank you, sir.

Ryan: Hey guys. It’s your lucky day. Donovan sent us over so you can grab a bite to eat.
Uniform: We’re not supposed to take lunch for another hour.
Esposito: Oh, I’m sorry. Is this not a good time for you? So what, we should just wait here until you guys get hungry?
Uniform: All right. We’ll grab a slice and be back in a few.

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Beckett: Castle –
Castle: Shh. It’s not your fault.
Beckett: I really thought we were going to make it.
Castle: Hey. Whatever happens.
(He kisses her and stays close, breathing her in, as a kind of goodbye and reassurance)

Beckett: (to Senator Bracken) I found the tape. I found it. It’s over. Senator Bracken, you are under arrest for conspiracy, fraud, and the murder of my mother, Johanna Beckett.

Castle: She’s proud of you. Wherever she is, she’s proud.
Beckett: I never could have done this without you.

Full Episode Recap[edit]

Victims[edit]

  • Victim: Jason Marks
    • Cause of Death: Shot twice in the chest

  • Perp: Vulcan Simmons
    • Motive: Revenge: Jason Marks had been working with Smith, a former associate of the late Capt. Roy Montgomery, to expose Senator Bracken's dirty campaign finances.

  • Victim: Vulcan Simmons
    • Cause of Death: Tortured then shot

  • Perp: Senator William Bracken/assassin hired by the same
    • Motive: He was murdered so the crime could be pinned on Beckett. Possibly also because Bracken was severing all ties to his criminal past in preparation for a run for the Presidency or because Simmons had simply become a liability since Beckett had connected his drug dealing and Bracken's campaign.


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