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Det. Javier Esposito

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Jon Huertas is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Sergeant Antonio 'Poke' Espera in ...

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Before joining the 12th precinct as a homicide detective, Javier "Javi"/"Espo" Esposito served in the Army Special Forces and was an officer in the Organized Crime Task Force at the 54th precinct. Alongside his partner Detective Ryan, they work tirelessly with Detective Beckett to solve murders and bring killers to justice.

He is always ready with a sardonic comment to keep Beckett on her toes and enjoys the way Castle riles her. Esposito is a loyal partner and a dedicated cop. Even in the face of adversity, he’s got his game face on and nothing can break him. Esposito is very intuitive. He recognizes Castle and Beckett's attraction from the start and sometimes advises Beckett on her relation to Castle.

Esposito and Kevin Ryan are close friends, even though they constantly argue about obscure facts. He had a brief relationship with Dr. Lanie Parish in the third season, which ended with things being awkward between them making them unable to work around each other for some time. He was suspended from the NYPD for hiding vital information from Captain Gates in a case concerning Beckett's well-being. In that case, he felt betrayed by his partner, Det. Kevin Ryan. He has since been reinstated on the force and has reconciled with Ryan.



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04x05 - Eye of the Beholder
Season 4, Episode 05
04x18 - A Dance with Death
Season 4, Episode 18
05x04 - Murder, He Wrote
Season 5, Episode 04
03x18 - One Life to Lose
Season 3, Episode 18
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Det. Javier Esposito Quotes

05x22 - Still Season 5 / Episode 22: - Still

Kate Beckett: Castle, listen... thank you for staying with me.
Richard Castle: Always. [Castle and Beckett lean in for a kiss, but sirens announcing Captain Gates' arrival stops them] [to Kevin 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.
04x01 - Rise Season 4 / Episode 1: - Rise

Det. Javier Esposito: He is paranoid. But right.
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