Richard Castle: Oh, before I forget... what did Penny say about Alexander?
Kate Beckett: Oh, nothing. Just some silly stuff that didn't make any sense... Why?
Richard Castle: Because my middle name is Alexander.
Kate Beckett: I thought your middle name was Edgar?
Richard Castle: Been perusing the personal section of the Richard Castle website again, have we? No, I changed my middle name to Edgar, for Edgar Allen Poe, back when I changed my last name to Castle. My given name is Richard Alexander Rogers.
Richard Castle: Hey! Did I hear you right? Our victim is Vivien Marchand, the psychic medium?
Kevin Ryan: You've heard of her?
Richard Castle: Yeah! She was very popular in certain Manhattan circles. As a matter of fact, she did a reading for me at a society party about eight years ago. It was pretty... *extraordinary*.
Kate Beckett: Extraordinary?
Richard Castle: She got everything right. You know what? Come to think of it, she told me that a beautiful woman would one day move into my loft... and stay with me forever... She neglected to mention it was my mother.
Kevin Ryan: [looking at desk calendar] She's got a notation here for three p.m. yesterday. It just says, "T.J."
Kate Beckett: And nothing else?
Kevin Ryan: Nope. Maybe T.J. was a ghost coming to visit. Mediums are the ones that can see ghosts, right, Castle?
Richard Castle: Yes, psychics can tell the future. Mediums can tell the future and talk to the dead.
Kate Beckett: That's like saying that psychics are con artists, and mediums are con artists and charlatans. I mean, in the end, they're all just fakes.
Richard Castle: You sound pretty certain of yourself.
Kate Beckett: That's because when I started as a cop, I wasted a *lot* of time on clairvoyants calling tip lines with information that *never* lead to anything. I mean, I'm surprised you're so gullible.
Richard Castle: I'm not saying *I* can speak with the dead. I'm just willing to admit that there are people in this world who are more sensitive than me.
Kate Beckett: Now that's not hard to believe.
Richard Castle: [pause] Walked right into that one.
Kate Beckett: Castle, Why is it so important to you that I believe all this stuff about fates and psychics and Santa Claus?
Richard Castle: Because... if you don't believe in even the possibility of magic, you'll... never ever find it.
[investigating the death of an alleged medium]
Richard Castle: How did she die?
Lanie Parish: Stabbed in the back of the neck with an ice pick and then stuffed into the sofa.
Richard Castle: So, she didn't see that coming.
[Martha can't decide whether to accept her boyfriend's proposal or not]
Martha Rodgers: Love is not about work. Trust me, it's about passion, it's about chemistry, romance.
Richard Castle: It's about your heart pounding faster because you can't wait to see her.
Alexis Castle: Can either of you look back on a relationship that ended because the thrill was gone and admit that maybe you gave up on love too soon? Dad, you're back with your ex-wife.
Richard Castle: Ooh! No, she's right. Yeah, with Gina, the thrill was long, long gone, now, it is back with a vengeance. Of course, it brought along its friends high-maintenance and shopaholic.
[as Beckett reads a note allegedly written by the victim]
Richard Castle: The psychic predicted her own *murder*!
Kate Beckett: Or the killer wrote this in order to throw us off. Run it. Maybe we'll get lucky with the prints.
[Beckett and Castle leave]
Kevin Ryan: Do you think she really...
Javier Esposito: [immediately and firmly] No.
Kevin Ryan: Yeah, me neither.
Penny Marchand: Mom?... Mom?... Mom, are you here?