Javier Esposito: [commenting on the bachelor-party cop twins uniforms at the photo shoot] Hey, Beckett, how come you don't wear a uniform like that?
Kate Beckett: Because I don't want to get paid in singles.
Richard Castle: [a body is up in a tree] It's raining men.
Lanie Parish: Castle, what are you doing here?
Kate Beckett: Don't worry, we're still mad at him.
Kevin Ryan: [to Esposito] Guy in a tree, Mom and Dad bickering, seems like old times.
Kate Beckett: [Lanie is up in the tree with the body] How's it going up there?
Lanie Parish: I got tree branches poking my boobs and a spotlight shining up my booty.
Javier Esposito: Could be worse. You could be wearing a skirt.
Lanie Parish: [Give him a look] When I come down, I'm gonna smack you.
Javier Esposito: I'll be looking forward to that.
Richard Castle: [In the back of the ambulance with Lanie] Hi.
Lanie Parish: Nuh-uh, you do not get to say hi to me. I'm just doing my girl a favor.
Richard Castle: You too, huh?
Lanie Parish: Well what did you expect? Beckett spent the first three years of being a cop trying to solve her mother's murder. It took everything she had to put it behind her. You couldn't respect that?
Richard Castle: What was I suppose to do? Not tell her what I found?
Lanie Parish: What you found?
Richard Castle: Oh she didn't tell you, did she? Three people were killed the same way her mother was, right about the same time. One of them was a former law student of hers, another one a documents clerk, the third one a lawyer for a non-profit.
Lanie Parish: Wait, the M.E. at the time didn't make the connection?
Richard Castle: If he did, he buried it.
Lanie Parish: Did you talk to him?
Richard Castle: He died four years ago. So you see why I had to tell her.
Lanie Parish: What did she say?
Richard Castle: That we were done, and then she just walked -
[the ambulance gets hit by a car]
Richard Castle: Speaking of happy endings... thanks for saving my life.
Kate Beckett: I was just trying to avoid paperwork.
Richard Castle: We make a pretty good team, you know. Like Starsky and Hutch. Tango and Cash. Turner and Hooch.
Kate Beckett: You know, now that you mention it, you do remind me a little of Hooch.
Alexis Castle: [having been stood up on a date] Why do boys do that? Why do they always have to justify everything? Why can't they just say they're sorry?
[a thought strikes Castle; standing up to leave, he stops in front of Alexis]
Richard Castle: Thank you.
[he kisses her forehead]
Alexis Castle: For what?
Richard Castle: For just... being you.
[he hugs her; fade to Beckett at the precinct; feeling someone's presence, she looks up to see Castle]
Richard Castle: I'm sorry. What I did was wrong. I violated your trust, I opened old wounds, and I did not respect your wishes. And if we're not gonna see each other again, then you deserve to know. I'm very, very sorry.
[Castle turns to leave]
Kate Beckett: Castle?
[he turns back]
Kate Beckett: I'll see you tomorrow.
Photographer: [while taking photos at the Cosmo magazine Castle "Heat Wave" photo shoot] Sexy sexy is not a crime.
NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery: [after the morgue... mobile is hit by a car, Lanie the Medical Examiner is seeing if Castle is okay] Well?
Lanie Parish: [after flashing a light in Castle's eyes and pinching his ear] He'll live.
Kevin Ryan: What, no brain damage?
Lanie Parish: If he has some, it happened before tonight and it was probably self-inflicted.
Richard Castle: Ahh, good times.
Martha Rodgers: Ahh, they remake Fame and A Christmas Carol. Has Hollywood totally run out of ideas?
Richard Castle: Well, they just optioned Asteroids, the video game, so my guess is yes. But Ryan Reynolds is playing the wee triangle and he's good.
NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery: [Beckett is, once again, mad at Castle] We had a deal, Beckett.
Kate Beckett: The deal is off.
NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery: What's the problem?
Kate Beckett: Not only does he have the bachelor party cop twins out there using him as a stripper pole while I make nicey-nice with the press, but you know what he said?
Kate Beckett: He said that he has been instrumental in helping us solve crimes.
NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery: Well, hasn't he?
Kate Beckett: [avoiding the question] That's not the point.
Richard Castle: It's because you're afraid, isn't it? You're afraid that if you look into your mother's death, that you will go back down that rabbit hole and lose yourself again. But it's different this time. We have good leads. We have strong leads. And you won't have to do it alone. We can do it together.
Kate Beckett: What if I don't want to know? Did you ever think of that? What if I'm not ready? What if the idea of catching my mom's murderer, and then having to sit there and watch as he cuts some deal that puts him back out on the street in ten years, makes me nauseous? You dredged up my past for you, Castle. Not for me, and you're too selfish to even see it. The case is closed, Castle. We made a deal, and I expect you to honor it.
Richard Castle: [after the M.E. van is blindsided and the dead body stolen] Is it just me, or was that really, really weird?
Javier Esposito: You know what I don't get? Is who would steal a dead body?
Richard Castle: Oh, plenty of people. Uh... organ harvesters, cadaverless med students, Satanists, mad scientists looking to create their own monster.
Kate Beckett: [approaching] Or the guys who killed him might have left some evidence behind.
Richard Castle: [thinking for half a second] Boring. How about... a spy, having swallowed a top-secret microchip, that the enemy forces murder him over before the CIA can get ahold of it?
Kate Beckett: As much as we all appreciate your insightful and incredibly believable theories, Ms. Cosmo is gone, so I believe you can go home now.
Kate Beckett: [her phone rings] Beckett.
[she listens for a moment]
Kate Beckett: All right. Thank you.
[she hangs up]
Kate Beckett: They found his body. Again.
[cut to Lanie with the body]
Kate Beckett: [approaching] What happened?
Lanie Parish: Someone operated on him.
Kate Beckett: Operated?
Lanie Parish: They cut him open and took all of his organs out.
[Lanie pulls back the sheet; Castle, Esposito, and Ryan all groan in disgust]
Richard Castle: Somebody hated his guts.
Kate Beckett: [at an underground poker game, Castle has asked for $20,000 in chips] No, no, no, no, no! What's he doing?
Kevin Ryan: Dropping half my yearly salary like it was pocket change.
Richard Castle: [Beckett has arrived, dressed in a sexy outfit, to rescue him from the killer] Is it just my imagination, or did you change?
Richard Castle: [Castle trying to make up with Beckett] Hey, I could buy you a pony.
Richard Castle: [to Alexis, about her going to see Fame with Owen] You'd rather go with your boyfriend than your dad? What is wrong with you?