Kate Beckett: Any idea who he is?
Kevin Ryan: [to Esposito] Do you wannna?
Javier Esposito: No, bro, you caught it.
Kevin Ryan: You sure?
Javier Esposito: Yeah, it's yours, go ahead.
Kate Beckett: You know, whenever you guys are done being cute.
Kate Beckett: So far, this case is nothing but dead ends.
Kevin Ryan: Mm. You know why?
Kate Beckett: Why?
Javier Esposito: Because... Castle's cursed.
Richard Castle: You had to tell them, did you?
Kate Beckett: Yes. Yes, I did.
Richard Castle: Do you believe that people get what they deserve?
Kate Beckett: Well, if they do, then I must've done something pretty terrible to be punished with you.
Richard Castle: Funny.
[Castle yells in the break room where the cappuccino machine appears to have malfunctioned and is steaming]
Kate Beckett: What happened?
Richard Castle: I don't know. I was just gonna... make a coffee and... the cappuccino machine started shaking... and just as I hit the deck, it exploded.
Kevin Ryan: You could have been killed.
Richard Castle: I know!
[Beckett, Ryan, and Esposito try to hold it back but all burst into laughter and Castle realizies he's been pranked]
Richard Castle: Oh, very. Okay, very funny! Yes, you got me.
Javier Esposito: Ooh, I'm Castle. I don't believe in curses.
Richard Castle: What'd you get bomb disposal to rig something up?
Kate Beckett: Yeah, it was all flash and no damage.
Richard Castle: And the chair?
Kate Beckett: I just pulled a couple of screws and let gravity do the rest.
[she high fives Ryan and Esposito]
Kate Beckett: Night, Castle.
[the three of them leave, still laughing]
Richard Castle: I'm not cleaning this up!
Richard Castle: I'd better clean this up.
Captain Roy Montgomery: You know what I believe in, Detective? That there's no upside in screwing with things that you can't explain.
Richard Castle: You know, we might want to swing down by the museum. See if any of his colleagues can shed some light on who might want to drop a gargoyle on Mr. Medina's head.
Kate Beckett: Either you're being a good cop, or you just want to go to the museum.
Richard Castle: [Excited smile] They have dinosaurs there.
Richard Castle: Oh, man, *I love this place*! When Alexis was little, we used to come here every Sunday. We would run around for *hours* pretending like we were... safari in Africa or looking for dinosaurs in China.
Kate Beckett: You know, Castle, sometimes I forget that you have such a capacity for pure innocence in your life.
Richard Castle: Yeah. Plus, it was a great place to pick up chicks.
[Will distractedly walks in from of a cab which honks its horn]
Will Medina: Sorry! I'm sorry!
Cab Driver: What the hell is wrong with you?
Will Medina: I'm sorry.
Cab Driver: Can't you see I'm driving here?
[Beckett, Esposito, and Ryan are leaving the squad room as Castle arrives]
Kate Beckett: Come on, Castle, let's go.
Richard Castle: Can I drive?
Kate Beckett: Are you kidding? You're cursed.
Kate Beckett: Murdered Medina just to boost ticket sales? No. That would make this 'Scooby-Doo', and I'm not Velma.
Richard Castle: Velma? Are you kidding? You're Daphne. You're hot, smart, not aggressively brainy, but long legs, short skirt...
Kate Beckett: Stop.
[while examining the Murder Board, Beckett notices Castle staring at her intently]
Richard Castle: If something were to happen to me, I want you to watch out for Alexis.
[Beckett turns and looks at Castle]
Richard Castle: She looks up to you... And if her boyfriends get frisky, you can shoot them.
Kate Beckett: Nothing's gonna happen to you.
Richard Castle: But... if it does...
Kate Beckett: [long pause] Okay.
Richard Castle: And would you also go into my closet and get rid of my porn collection before she finds it?
[as Beckett gives him a look, Esposito appears]
Javier Esposito: Don't worry, bro. I got you covered on that.