Kate Beckett: Who put you up to this, Bobby? Who gave you that backpack?
Bobby Lopez: I don't... I don't know. I don't remember.
Kate Beckett: You don't remember? How do you not remember?
Bobby Lopez: I was in shock. A bomb went off. Everyone was running and screaming...
Kate Beckett: Whoa, whoa. Okay, okay. So you remember what happened after the bomb went off, but not before?
Bobby Lopez: It must have been one of those traumatic amnesia things.
Kate Beckett: Bobby, don't lie to me.
Bobby Lopez: I'm telling you, it was all a big blank. It was the trauma.
Kate Beckett: It was not the trauma. You don't get to use that excuse.
Bobby Lopez: I swear, I don't remember.
Kate Beckett: The hell you don't remember! Do you want to know trauma? I was shot in the chest, and I remember *every second* of it. And so do you.
Richard Castle: [watching in the observation room] All this time... you remembered?
Kate Beckett: Mr. Levine, I understand that one of the victims, Jesse Friedman, worked closely with you.
Mr. Levine: It was more than that. He was a friend, a comrade in arms, y'know? Jesse was a recruiter. When attendance dropped a few weeks back, even I thought it was time to pack up. But Jesse just threw my favorite quote back at me, the one about sinning by silence.
Kate Beckett: 'To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards of men.'
Richard Castle: Well, if the bombing proves anything, it's that bad things can happen no matter what you do. Nobody's tomorrow is guaranteed.
Martha Rodgers: So... how do you plan to act on this realization?
Richard Castle: What do you mean?
Martha Rodgers: Oh, you know what I mean. Richard... how much longer are you going to drag your heels before you tell Beckett how you feel? And I mean while she is awake, not lying on the ground with a bullet in her chest.
Richard Castle: You don't understand.
Martha Rodgers: It's complicated, so you say. Only it's not. It's not. Nobody's tomorrow is guaranteed, right? Wouldn't it be better to tell her, even if the timing is wrong, then never to tell her at all?
Richard Castle: And what if she isn't ready?
Martha Rodgers: Then she never will be. Then you move on.
Richard Castle: You're a pretty smart kid, you know that?
Alexis Castle: Well, they say that genius skips a generation.
Richard Castle: Apparently so does funny.
Captain Victoria Gates: I have a special task for you. I hear you're quite the speed reader. And in the time that I've known you, you've shown... well, on occasion, an exceptional attention to detail.
Richard Castle: That's the first time you've ever paid me a compliment.
[Gates holds up her hand]
Richard Castle: Go on.
Captain Victoria Gates: We've conducted over 100 interviews so far and someone needs to review them swiftly, looking for information that can ID our suspect. And I believe you're my best bet.
[Castle is handed a stack of folders. Gates walks away]
Richard Castle: [to Becket] I think she's finally starting to like me.
Captain Victoria Gates: [Outside her office] No. I'm not.
Kate Beckett: [quoting] "To sin by silence, when one must protest, makes cowards of men."
Martha Rodgers: Honey, do you ever wonder why I never visited you at the precinct the first year you were working there?
Richard Castle: I always thought it was because of the harsh lighting.
Martha Rodgers: [laughs] Well, that was a consideration. No, I thought if I saw you acting like a cop, I'd start thinking of you as a cop. And I just... that brought on all manner of nightmares.
Richard Castle: [after talking with his mother, Castle has decided to tell Beckett how he feels about her] You got a sec?
Kate Beckett: Yeah. What's up?
Richard Castle: Um... I've been thinking, about the victims and all the opportunities they'll never have, and I don't want that to happen. I've been...
Kevin Ryan: [unintentionally interrupting the moment] Beckett. We got something.
Kate Beckett: Um...
Richard Castle: It's okay. It can wait 'till after the case.