Season 8, Episode 4 (155)
Original Air Date - 12 October 2015
A murder in a church brings out a bewildering collection of aliases, lies, and red herrings surrounding both the victim and numerous suspects.
- 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
- Jeff Davis - Dave Johnson
- Lise Simms - Wendy Johnson
- Tony Plana - Father Arguello
- Jerry O'Donnell - Milton Cicero
- Ryan Devlin - Stephen Reed
- Casey Sander - Billy O'Rourke
- Eric Satterberg - Carl the Chemist
Martha: (coming into the precinct break room to see Beckett tipping her coffee down the sink) Nothing worse than bad coffee!
Beckett: Martha? Is everything OK?
Martha: You tell me, kiddo. Last time we are together, you and Richard were … ha-haa … you know, and now, just a few short weeks later, you and Richard are, er … pfff.
Beckett: It’s complicated.
Martha: Mmm. So were his last two divorces.
Beckett: Oh God, Martha, we’re not getting a divorce!
Martha: Well, call me old-fashioned, but don’t married couples live together?
Beckett: Y-yes, but it’s complicated and I’m working through a few things.
Martha: Richard told me that, right before he declared he was gong to win you back. Look - as you know, my son is a lot of things, some of them good, some of them not so good, but he is someone you can always count on. And that is a rare thing, kiddo.
(Beckett’s phone rings)
Beckett: Beckett. Er … right … I’ll have detectives respond. (hangs up) Er, Martha, sorry … there’s a murder .. I …
Martha: No, no. (gives her a hug) Be honest with yourself. Then be honest with your husband.
Alexis: Dad, did you hear?
Castle: (waking up on the couch with a start) It’s my pony and you can’t pet it!
Alexis: Your pony??
Castle: (recovering quickly) Er … hey… what’s up?
Ryan: Hey, partner! The food truck is here, so I got you some breakfast (hands him a burrito). Double salsa, just the way you like it.
Esposito: Oh hey - thanks! (Takes the burrito and throws it straight in the wastebasket)
Ryan: What the hell?
Esposito: I was just treating that burrito like you treated me.
Beckett: So what’s this about you getting parkoured by a blind priest?
Castle: I’d say the blindness is under dispute.
Beckett: Uh-huh. And what about the fact that he’s 60? Was he faking his age too?
Castle: Sixty is the new 20. Did you call me just to bust my chops?
Beckett: Yeah, pretty much. All right, speedy, I gotta go. Make sure you stretch before bed.
Fr Arguello: Can I be honest with you? I went blind to get out of Tampa.
Ryan: What are we supposed to do?
Beckett: We do our homework. We find out who could pull off a slush fund in the city budget, which means we have to talk to someone with contacts and resources in City Hall.
Ryan: Someone who’s … best friends with the mayor? Someone like … Castle?
Beckett: He’s going to be so smug about this!
Castle: (handing Beckett a coffee with a heart in it) Relax. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just a little congratulatory coffee after solving a tough case.
Beckett: (drinking) Wow. I can never make it like you. Even though you taught me how.
Castle: That’s because I lied. There’s special ingredient. I kept it a secret.
Beckett: Really? What is it?
Castle: Oh now, if I told you that, you might not need me any more.
Beckett: Then don’t tell me.
Full Episode Recap
- Victim: Dave Johnson
- Cause of death: Gunshot to the chest
- Perp: Wendy Johnson
- Motive: Retaliation when she found out Dave wasn't rich and famous