Kate Beckett: Castle, listen... thank you for staying with me.
Richard Castle: Always.
[they lean in to kiss, but sirens announcing Captain Gates' arrival stop them]
Richard Castle: [to Ryan as they hug] Perfect timing.
Det.Kevin Ryan: Definitely.
Det. Javier Esposito: You good?
Kate Beckett: Yeah... did she see it?
Det. Javier Esposito: No.
Captain Victoria Gates: Glad to see you, Detective. Even you, Mr. Castle. I have to say, I don't know too many men who would've done what you did.
Kate Beckett: Neither do I.
Captain Victoria Gates: Oh, for Heaven's sake Detective, just kiss the man!
[Esposito looks shocked]
Kate Beckett: Sir, you know?
Captain Victoria Gates: What? Do you think I'm an idiot? I needed to maintain plausible deniability, which I can continue, as long as you two both act professionally at the precinct.
Richard Castle: I know I can, but Captain, she has a long history of coming on to me at work...
Kate Beckett: I don't think it'll be a problem, sir.
Captain Victoria Gates: Good. Meanwhile, as long as we're on neutral ground here, I'd say, uh, he deserves it, don't you?
Kate Beckett: Yes, sir.
Det.Kevin Ryan: William. The kid's name is William.
Richard Castle: Seven letters.
Richard Castle: Billy.
Det.Kevin Ryan: Or... Willy.
Det. Javier Esposito: What kind of mother's gonna call her kid Willy unless she wants his ass kicked every day at the playground?
Richard Castle: [bringing Beckett breakfast in bed] You got in late last night. You catch a case?
Kate Beckett: [handing him the newspaper] Yeah. Actually, it was this one. Someone blew up an apartment downtown.
Richard Castle: Seriously? And you didn't call me?
Kate Beckett: Castle, you said you had a chapter due.
Richard Castle: Yes, which is writer-speak for "all procrastinations welcome".
Kate Beckett: You know, I really do have to get going, but...
Richard Castle: But... you're powerless to resist me. You always have been.
Kate Beckett: Really?
Richard Castle: Hmm.
Kate Beckett: Do you remember when we first met? I kind of thought you were an ass.
Richard Castle: Oh, I know you pretended you thought that, but come on. We're together now, you can admit it. You fell for me the first moment you saw me.
Kate Beckett: No, I didn't.
Richard Castle: Please. You did.
Kate Beckett: You believe that, don't you?
Richard Castle: It's true.
Kate Beckett: Castle, please, there is no reason to put yourself in danger. There's nothing that you can do here.
Richard Castle: Nothing? Excuse me, who's gonna be your bomb buddy?
Kate Beckett: My bomb buddy?
Richard Castle: You heard what he said. You're gonna be standing here, maybe for hours. If I don't stay, who's gonna keep your spirits up? Who's gonna take your mind off of getting tired?
Kate Beckett: Castle, I'm gonna be fine. I feel fine.
Richard Castle: That would be great, if you were a reliable judge of your own feelings, which clearly you're not.
Kate Beckett: What does that mean?
Richard Castle: Oh, I'm sorry. Exhibit A, according to you, you felt nothing for me when we first met, which we both know...
Kate Beckett: Are you act... Oh, I get it. I know what you're doing.
Richard Castle: What?
Kate Beckett: You know what, Castle? Forget it. I'm not going down that path. You can just go now.
Richard Castle: Fine, I'll leave. If you admit to me you had feelings for me when we first met.
Kate Beckett: Fine. I did have feelings for you when we first met. I couldn't stand you. Do you even remember what you were like in the beginning?
Richard Castle: Well, apparently, I was irresistible.
Kate Beckett: "Irresistible"? Are you joking?
Kate Beckett: That? Castle, that was called survival. We were just huddling for warmth.
Richard Castle: Cuddling?
Kate Beckett: Huddling!
Richard Castle: Or... one could see it as small part of a larger pattern. Unwanted touching in the workplace.
Kate Beckett: Oh, so you're being harassed, is that it?
Richard Castle: Yeah, you're very lucky. A less understanding man would press charges with all the... inappropriate things you've said to me.
Kate Beckett: Really? Like what?
Richard Castle: Oh, jeez! How do you even get in that position?
Det.Kevin Ryan: Right? It's not even possible.
Kate Beckett: Oh, it's possible.
Kate Beckett: [teaching Castle to shoot] Okay, gauntlet your right fist in your left palm.
Richard Castle: Whoa! Shot too soon.
Kate Beckett: You know, we could always just cuddle, Castle.
Richard Castle: Did you just use the word "veritable"?
Kate Beckett: Yes, I did.
Richard Castle: Sexy.
Kate Beckett: You should hear me say "fallacious".
Kate Beckett: Closest I ever came to taking an art class was posing for one as a model.
Richard Castle: Wait. Posing in?
Kate Beckett: Not a stitch.
Kate Beckett: What's the matter, Castle? You afraid of a little role play?
[back to present]
Kate Beckett: That's it? That's all you've got?
Richard Castle: There's more, but on thinking back, I was momentarily distracted by your dizzying array of hairstyles over the years. Anyway...
Kate Beckett: Oh, Castle. Me, in a swimsuit under the hot, blistering sun...
Richard Castle: I'd be happy to rub lotion on you.
Kate Beckett: You think this is crazy, you should see some of the clubs I've been to.
Richard Castle: You know any good tricks?
Kate Beckett: I do this one thing. With ice cubes.
Kate Beckett: But there is this one hot, wild, kinky thing that I do like doing. Putting killers behind bars.
Kate Beckett: Please, let's just stick it in and get this over with.
[back to present]
Kate Beckett: That's not how I meant it. I can't help it if you get off by putting things in my mouth.
Richard Castle: See? Like that. I can't even... it's uncanny.
Kate Beckett: Oh, like you've never been inappropriate.
Richard Castle: Me?
Kate Beckett: Mm-hmm.
Richard Castle: I've never been anything but a perfect gentleman.
Kate Beckett: Really?
Richard Castle: You ever have any fun? Let your hair down? Drop your top? A little cops gone wild?
Kate Beckett: You do know I'm wearing a gun?
Richard Castle: Yes, please. Beat my pants off, if you dare.
Kate Beckett: Sex?
Richard Castle: I'll explain how that works later.
Richard Castle: Slutty nurse.
Richard Castle: You're very good at bossing men around.
Richard Castle: I find that hot.
Richard Castle: Let me tell you something about crazy people. The sex is unbelievable.
Richard Castle: Did you call to tell me a bedtime story?
Richard Castle: I'd be happy to let you spank me.
Richard Castle: We're handcuffed. It's kinky.
Richard Castle: Strangely arousing.
Kate Beckett: You'd better not be enjoying this, Castle.
Richard Castle: I'll let you know in a minute.
Richard Castle: If you are not comfortable in a swimsuit, you can just skinny dip.
Richard Castle: So, I wear boxers. What do you wear? Thong? Cheekies? Bloomers? Granny panties? Commando?
[back to present]
Kate Beckett: And talk about unwanted touching?
Richard Castle: Ready?
Kate Beckett: Yup. Okay, I'm gonna go up. Ready? Grab my legs.
Kate Beckett: Castle, I said legs, okay?
Richard Castle: Oh! Legs, sorry.
[back to present]
Richard Castle: Yeah, but that's simply because your legs are so close to your other bits.
Kate Beckett: Oh, yeah. Keep telling yourself that, Castle.
Kate Beckett: The only reason that I was dressed up was to go undercover.
Richard Castle: No, I guess it was just a coincidence that each time, I just happened to be there.
Kate Beckett: No, it wasn't a coincidence, because you were always following me around. Why? 'Cause you were into me.
Richard Castle: Me into you?
Kate Beckett: Yeah.
Richard Castle: Hmm, I... I admit I found you not unattractive, and occasionally fun to be around. But into you? Mmm... No, definitely not.
Kate Beckett: Okay, fine, then why were you following me around? And don't say that it was research, because no one believed that for a second.
Richard Castle: You really want to know?
Kate Beckett: Mm-hmm.
Richard Castle: It was because I was... having so much fun playing cop!
Kate Beckett: That's not why you were following me around.
Richard Castle: It is, too. And anything else you come up with is strictly a product of your imagination.
Det. Javier Esposito: [on the phone with Beckett and Castle] Seriously? Who liked who first?
Kate Beckett: That's right. Who was into whom first, me or Castle?
Det. Javier Esposito: You do realize that I'm busy trying to save your life?
Kate Beckett: Just answer the question, Espo, and don't be afraid to hurt his feelings.
Richard Castle: And don't forget about how jealous she got that time we worked that case at my ex-girlfriend's wedding.
Kate Beckett: Or how jealous he got when I was with Demming.
Richard Castle: Or before that, how jealous she got about me and my ex-wife.
Det.Kevin Ryan: [approaching Esposito] Who're you talking to?
Kate Beckett: Or remember when you wrote that...
Det. Javier Esposito: [covering the mouthpiece] It's Castle and Beckett. I think they're starting to crack. Check it out.
[Esposito puts the call on speakerphone]
Richard Castle: Or how jealous about me and Serena Kaye, or Sophia from the CIA. Oh, Agent Shaw from the FBI.
Det.Kevin Ryan: Yeah, wow. Totally losing it.
Richard Castle: The story, it's our secret ingredient.
Kate Beckett: Except when your storytelling devolves into wild speculation. Then it's just maddening.
Richard Castle: Hey, that wild speculation almost always points us to our killer.
Richard Castle: I said "almost always".
Kate Beckett: Castle, listen to me.
Richard Castle: I'm not leaving.
Kate Beckett: Look, I know, but depending on what happens, there's something that I need you to do. Something that I can't do myself.
Richard Castle: You need me to hide your porn stash so your dad doesn't find it?
Kate Beckett: You know, Castle, when I was standing up there, I kept thinking about all the times we've kissed, and I was trying to decide on the best one.
Richard Castle: And what do you think?
Kate Beckett: I think we're just getting started.
Captain Frank Mahoney: Without the disarm code, we're gonna need to get eyes on the device. We use a fiberoptic scope, go in through the ceiling downstairs.
Richard Castle: Is that dangerous?
Captain Frank Mahoney: Well, we'll do everything we can to minimize the risk. We'll start across the room, snake the cable over. Still, there'll be some vibrations, so there's always a chance that...
Kate Beckett: Just do it. I can't keep standing here forever.
Captain Frank Mahoney: All right. We'll go as quick as we can, but as slow as we have to.
Kate Beckett: Castle, what are you doing here? You promised.
Richard Castle: Yeah, I promised I'd leave. I didn't promise I wouldn't come back. I got coffee. Later, for when you're off that thing.
Kate Beckett: No, Castle, please, you have to leave now. There's no reason for both of us to die.
Richard Castle: Oh, I didn't come here to die. I came here to diffuse the bomb. There's still a chance.
Kate Beckett: Yes, a one in one hundred thousand chance.
Richard Castle: Great. While there's still a chance, I'm not giving up.
Kate Beckett: Castle, listen to me. I've already come to peace with this, and that doesn't include Alexis losing her father, or Martha her son.
Richard Castle: Come on, what am I supposed to do? Walk out the door while you're standing all the way over there by yourself?
Kate Beckett: Yes! Yes, that's exactly...
Richard Castle: Wait a second. Why are you standing all the way over there? If Fosse set the bomb for the cops, why not... why not set it by the door so they'd hit it as they came in, unless...
Kate Beckett: This wasn't for cops.
Richard Castle: You hungry?
Kate Beckett: Why?
Richard Castle: Because any minute, someone's gonna come through that door, give us the all clear. And there is an amazing diner not three blocks from here.
Kate Beckett: Yeah, well, I did miss my breakfast this morning.
Richard Castle: Yeah. Oh, they make these incredible, foamy lattes. Cups as big as your head. And a goat cheese omelet to die for.
[realizing what he just said]
Richard Castle: Which would be a poor choice of words if you were standing on a bomb, but guess what? You're not.
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.
Captain Frank Mahoney: Detective, I'm afraid you've stepped on a sensor plate wired to a detonator. Depressing that plate was sort of like cocking the hammer of a gun. You take your weight off there, that's like pulling the trigger. So it's very important that you don't move until we figure out how to disarm it.
Captain Victoria Gates: BDU just confirmed it - Beckett's standing on a bomb. Trace detection estimates ten kilograms of RDX. Enough to take out the whole building.
Det. Javier Esposito: So what's the plan?
Det.Kevin Ryan: [Gates doesn't respond] Sir, tell me there's a plan.
Captain Victoria Gates: They're working on it.
Archibald Fosse: What makes you think it can be deactivated?
Det. Javier Esposito: You'd better pray that it can. Because the person standing on it, she's a friend of mine.
Archibald Fosse: [taunting] Not for long.
Richard Castle: So, what are we supposed to do? Just stand here?
Captain Frank Mahoney: Not you, Mr. Castle. All non-essential personnel must evacuate.
Richard Castle: Oh, no. I am essential personnel.
Kate Beckett: Castle, it's okay.
Captain Frank Mahoney: We'll take good care of her. I got guys downstairs right now figuring this out. Meantime, Detective, sit tight. I'll check back with you soon.
Richard Castle: [Mahoney gives him the "lead the way" wave] I appreciate it. I'm staying.
Det.Kevin Ryan: Car's license plate was registered to Archibald Fosse. Lives alone in a fourth floor apartment. This isn't his first rodeo, either. Got in trouble playing the ponies, so he took out his bookie with a car bomb six years ago.
Kate Beckett: Six years and he's already out?
Det.Kevin Ryan: Well, he was supposed to do twenty years to life, but his case got overturned on appeal three months ago.
Richard Castle: Any idea about the motivation for last night's bombing?
Det.Kevin Ryan: I dunno. We just IDed him twenty minutes ago. There's a lot we have to learn about him yet.
Richard Castle: How long do you think we'll have to stand here?
Kate Beckett: Once Bomb Disposal finishes their sweep. We'll know if there are any other bombs you could step on or if I'm standing on the only one.
Richard Castle: We don't know that you're standing on a bomb. Could be nothing.
Kate Beckett: Didn't feel like nothing. Something gave way under my feet. Felt like a trigger plate.
Richard Castle: Could be wonky floorboard.
Kate Beckett: With a metallic click?
Richard Castle: Loose nail. That's how floorboards get wonky.
Kate Beckett: It's time to say goodbye.
Richard Castle: I'm not leaving.
Kate Beckett: Castle, you promised that you would help me with something when the time came. This is it.
Richard Castle: Beckett, no.
Kate Beckett: Please, Castle. Please don't make this any harder than it needs to be.
Richard Castle: I... I wish I could kiss you. I wish... so many things.
Kate Beckett: No. There's no regrets. All in all, I think we've had a great run.