After tracking a killer to his apartment, Beckett steps on a bomb trigger and must stand in place while the bomb squad finds a way to defuse it. Castle stays with her, and they argue over who liked who first, via flashbacks.



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Episode credited cast:
Alexis Castle (as Molly Quinn) (credit only)
Captain Frank Mahoney
Mike Boyer
Diego Jiminez
Archibald Fosse
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Amanda Lowery (archive footage)


The latest murder is easily linked to several others in and outside New york state, 'revenge' for the recently released killer's trial. Alas, instead of him, in his home team Castle finds a bomb, armed. Even the bomb squad doubts if Becket can be safely removed from the pressure plate. While they work to disarm it, Castle keeps her spirits high by bantering over the cheeky history of their budding relationship. Written by KGF Vissers

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29 April 2013 (USA)  »

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This episode was originally scheduled to air after Castle: The Fast and the Furriest (2013). Because of its subject matter, in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, it was postponed for a week and Castle: The Squab and the Quail (2013) was aired in its place. See more »


When Castle and Beckett call Esposito at the precinct and he puts them on speaker phone, you can hear them listing reasons over the phone. Beckett says the same reason twice in a row, once right as Ryan walks up, and the other while he is standing there listening. See more »


Kate Beckett: You know, if I have to be, uh, stuck not standing on a bomb, then I'm glad I'm stuck with you.
Richard Castle: I know.
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Edited from Castle: Countdown (2011) See more »


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Written by Robert Duncan
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Flashback episode: We knew it was coming.
30 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Just about every television series goes for the flashback episode sooner or later. Sometimes, they are obvious about it, sometimes they try to cleverly weave it into the storyline and fail. This is definitely the latter, except for the fail part. This is actually fun to watch, possibly because the flashbacks run just 5 or 10 seconds each, so we get to see a lot of them, many more than in most such episodes. Add to this, we get some really great acting. Pretty standard script, in my view, but there's not a lot of wiggle room in this oft-used storyline, so you have to depend on the actors to make it more than a cliché story. Fillion and Katic deliver.

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