Richard Castle: I gotta say, when I volunteered to take Cosmo, I... I thought I was doing it for his benefit, but... I realized I was doing it more for mine. I... when Alexis was little, Meredith really... wasn't around, so I did it all on my own. And when you said you weren't a baby person...
Kate Beckett: Okay, okay, I get it. You were thinking that...
Richard Castle: Yeah.
Kate Beckett: Okay, well, I'll tell you what: when the time comes, there's no way I'm gonna let you take care of our baby on your own.
Richard Castle: [arriving at the crime scene] You know, when we do this...
[meaning when they get married]
Richard Castle: ...let's not do the dead body in the middle of the aisle.
Kate Beckett: [sarcastic] Okay. Good call.
Kate Beckett: [Castle enters the precinct laden with baby supplies] Hey. So that's "a couple of things"?
Richard Castle: Yeah, I just grabbed the essentials. You know, uh, diapers, a carrier, wipes, blankies, bottles, formula. Don't want little Cosmo going hungry.
Kate Beckett: Cosmo, huh?
Richard Castle: Yeah. We can't just keep calling him "the baby".
Richard Castle: [dumpster diving for evidence] You take me to the most exotic places.
Kate Beckett: Look, if you didn't wanna jump in, you could have just waited on the side like you usually do.
Richard Castle: What? You kidding? After the puke storm I put you through last night? It felt wrong not to participate.
Kate Beckett: He really likes you.
Richard Castle: Oh, yeah. I don't know if you know this about me, babies love me.
[whispering to the baby]
Richard Castle: I'm the baby whisperer. Wanna hold him?
Kate Beckett: Uh, no. I'd rather figure out where he came from.
Richard Castle: Well, when a...
Kate Beckett: Stop. Stop. I know where babies come from, Castle. Just not this one.
Kate Beckett: You know, I think I'm actually gonna miss little Benny.
Richard Castle: Well, who knows? Maybe in a few Thanksgivings from now, we'll have a couple of Bennies of our own running around.
Alexis Castle: Hey, if you guys have kids in a few years, and I have kids in a few years, they can grow up together.
Richard Castle: And it's ruined.
Kate Beckett: You guys... you guys dress up for Thanksgiving?
Richard Castle: Doesn't everybody?
Kate Beckett: No, I think that's pretty special to you. Um... so, is there anything else I need to know about you before we get married?
Richard Castle: So many, many things.
Kate Beckett: There's been a murder in a church downtown.
Richard Castle: Aw, too bad it wasn't in a cathedral. That would be so T.S. Eliot. Huh? "Murder in the Cathedral"? Thomas Becket? Beckett and Becket?
Kate Beckett: Come on.
Richard Castle: Nothing? Anyone?
Kate Beckett: [a murder victim was found clutching a baby boy] Contact Ducane's next of kin. Let's see if this little guy is indeed his.
Richard Castle: And then what happens to him in the meantime?
Kate Beckett: Well, we'll get ahold of Child Services, and they'll place him until we're able to get him back to his family.
Richard Castle: I think Lanie's right. I think he is hungry. Um... how about you finish up here, I'll grab a uniform and we'll just go pick up some stuff for him?
Kate Beckett: You really wanna do that?
Richard Castle: Of course. I'm highly qualified, I have an RHD in childcare.
Kate Beckett: And an RHD is...?
Richard Castle: Ruggedly handsome dad.
Kevin Ryan: Our baby's due in a month, and I can't stop it. What if I'm really not ready?
Javier Esposito: Well, you're not ready.
Kevin Ryan: What?
Javier Esposito: Nobody is. Look, being a dad is like being a cop. Doesn't matter what they teach you in the academy, you learn on the streets. You did okay with that, right?
Kevin Ryan: Uh... my first day, I was so nervous I rear-ended a SWAT van and ten guys in vests poured out, ready to take me down with extreme prejudice.
Javier Esposito: Well... you care. That already makes you a hundred times better than the dad I had.
[Castle and Beckett enter the precinct dead on their feet after taking care of Cosmo all night]
Kevin Ryan: Whoa! You two look like you got hit by the milk truck.
Richard Castle: You see this face? This is the face of your future.
Javier Esposito: That bad, huh?
Richard Castle: No, no, no. We slept like babies.
Kate Beckett: Yeah. Up every hour.
Lissa Ducane: We'd only been married for two years. We weren't ready for a baby.
Kate Beckett: Could the baby be a friend's or a relative's?
Lissa Ducane: No, I've never seen him before.
Kate Beckett: Lissa, I know this is hard, but is it possible that Cam had a baby outside of your marriage?
Lissa Ducane: Absolutely not. Cam told me everything. He wouldn't have kept a secret like that.
Kate Beckett: Okay. Where did he go this morning? Do you know what he was doing?
Lissa Ducane: He was at work. He's... he's a driver for a car service.
Kate Beckett: When did he go in?
Lissa Ducane: Around ten last night. He works the overnight, eleven to six. I knew something was wrong. He just always comes home by seven.
Kevin Ryan: Guy takes off for work at ten p.m. but never arrives, and then at 6:45 the next morning he shows up shot to death at a church holding somebody else's baby. What the hell happened during those eight hours?
Javier Esposito: So, I got a hit in the prison tattoo database. Check it out.
Kate Beckett: [looking at the paper Espo hands her] Just like Roman described it.
Javier Esposito: Yup. Belongs to one Jimmy Wolfinsky, aka Jimmy the Wolf. Suspected in a handful of bank and jewelry jobs. He was arrested seven years ago and convicted when a bank robbery went south. He just got paroled two weeks ago.
Kate Beckett: Any connection to our victim?
Javier Esposito: Well, the bank that he robbed, Jimmy would have gotten away, but when he came outside the building, his getaway car was gone. Jimmy's partner bolted when the alarm sounded. Cops never caught him, and Jimmy never ratted. But witness were able to provide a sketch of the getaway driver. Look familiar?
Richard Castle: That's Cameron Ducane. Our victim.
Javier Esposito: Our mild-mannered limo driver had a criminal past.
Kate Beckett: Looks like that past just caught up with him.
Richard Castle: So, it's a tale of betrayal and revenge. Cameron abandons his partner, Jimmy, when the heat comes down, leaving him to take the fall. Ridden with remorse, Cameron tries to put it all behind him, start his life anew. But - surprise, surprise - Jimmy made parole. After spending seven long years thinking of ways to make his old partner pay.
Kevin Ryan: No wonder Cameron was adding locks.
Richard Castle: He didn't want to tell his wife about it because he didn't want her to know about his criminal past.
Kate Beckett: That's a great theory, Castle, except where did the baby come from?
Richard Castle: Ah. Maybe...
[he thinks for a moment]
Richard Castle: Nope, I got nothing.
Richard Castle: I don't know if we should just be handing him over to strangers.
Kate Beckett: Castle, we were strangers until this morning.
Richard Castle: How can you be logical in the face of that face?
Kate Beckett: Well, because I have to be. I mean, we don't what's gonna happen to Cosmo. We can't get attached.
Richard Castle: Is that why you won't hold him?
Kate Beckett: Yes.
[seeing his expression]
Kate Beckett: Okay, fine. I've never really been a baby person. I... I mean, some people see babies and they want to hold them, they want to nibble their toes, and I've never been one of those people, so...
Richard Castle: Oh. I did not know that about you. I suppose you hate rainbows, too.
Kate Beckett: I don't hate babies, Castle. I just don't see the appeal. But I am sure I'll feel differently when we have one of our own.
Richard Castle: [skeptically to himself, as she leaves] Will you?
[raising his voice]
Richard Castle: Will you?
Richard Castle: [Cosmo is crying] This is so not fun.
Kate Beckett: Castle, if this is a part of your plan to turn me into a baby person, it's not working.
Richard Castle: It isn't. Well, it was at first, but... he was so good at the precinct.
Kate Beckett: I thought you were the baby whisperer.
Richard Castle: I am. There's something wrong with this baby.
Alexis Castle: [coming home to find Caskett conked out on the couch and Martha nursing Cosmo] How long have I been gone?
Kate Beckett: Okay, a wine preservation kit, flaming ping pong balls, a missing baby, and a heist where nothing was taken. I mean, each time we find a piece of this puzzle, it makes less and less sense.
Richard Castle: There's something we're missing.
Richard Castle: Esposito, you said that there was a TV station in the Colfax Building.
Javier Esposito: Yeah, WQTI.
Richard Castle: Right. The break-in where nothing was stolen? Ping pong balls, wax, gas. You guys, it makes perfect sense. They fixed the lottery.
[Castle has determined that the motive for the murder was fixing the lottery]
Kate Beckett: The case that they had with them at the time was only large enough to fit one set of balls. You said that the set that you used was chosen at random. Who makes that choice?
Dean Seahorn: Our lottery announcer. Miranda Vail. But she's been with us for ten years. She would never do something like that.
Kate Beckett: Does she have any children?
Dean Seahorn: Yeah. A baby boy.
Richard Castle: How old?
Dean Seahorn: Maybe... three months.
Kate Beckett: Where is she right now?
Dean Seahorn: She said she wasn't feeling well. She just left.
Kate Beckett: [to Castle] Okay, you stay here. That's evidence. Watch those balls.
Richard Castle: [pause] Nah. Not touching it.