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Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 09, 2009
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network

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Richard Castle

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Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion (born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on ...

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Richard Castle Quotes

08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Kate Beckett: What are you doing?
Richard Castle: Watching you sleep. Is that creepy?
Kate Beckett: Mm-mm. I think it's sweet.
Richard Castle: I took some pictures.
Kate Beckett: Less sweet.
Richard Castle: They're part of a series. Usually you don't wake up.
Kate Beckett: And now it's creepy.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: I've been thinking...
Kate Beckett: Oh, no.
Richard Castle: Oh, relax. I'm over that whole "sex in zero-g" thing.
Kate Beckett: Good, 'cause that was just an accident waiting to happen.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: I think it's time we shake things up. Move to Paris, you know, uh, search for buried treasure in Nepal. We could fly a hot air balloon across the Sahara.
Kate Beckett: You know what? I love all of those ideas, but I just became captain, and you have your P.I. business.
Richard Castle: And then there's LokSat.
Kate Beckett: Exactly.


Kate Beckett: We have responsibilities, right?
Richard Castle: But what if we didn't?


Richard Castle: Hold, please.
Kate Beckett: Um, I might need that. That might be a homicide.
Richard Castle: The victim's not gonna get any deader. Listen. Let's say we find LokSat and take him down, without getting killed.
Kate Beckett: Mm-hmm.
Richard Castle: What then? You're not gonna be captain of the 12th precinct for very long. You're on a rocket. Sky's the limit. So you know what happens then?
Kate Beckett: Mm-mm.
Richard Castle: We become normal.
Kate Beckett: No, Castle, you're never gonna be normal.
Richard Castle: I'm serious. Think about it.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Lanie Parish: Alan Masters. All signs point to poison; dilated pupils, bluish discoloration around the lips. That's a giveaway. But I'll know for sure after the autopsy.
Richard Castle: Who called it in?
Lanie Parish: Customer service operator for his cable company. She was on the phone with him when it happened.
Richard Castle: What a way to go.
Lanie Parish: Poisoned or on the phone with the cable company?
Richard Castle: Well, at least the poison was quick.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Javier Esposito: Looks like our killer jimmied that window open. Neighbor thought she heard somebody on the fire escape last night around 8:00.
Richard Castle: How was he poisoned?
Lanie Parish: In his water. The filter underneath the kitchen sink was tampered with.
Javier Esposito: Ironically, he works for the city as a safety inspector.
Richard Castle: Mm. You know, if I were an expert on character - which I am - I would say that Alan was a bit of a dreamer, spending his days on the ground inspecting things, but his nights in the clouds, fantasizing of adventure. Tragically, his life was cut short before he ever truly lived.
Alan Masters: Hey, what's going on?


Richard Castle: Or not.
Alan Masters: What are you all doing in my apartment?
Javier Esposito: Um, Lanie?
Lanie Parish: Don't "Um, Lanie" me. That man was dead!
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: You are a modern-day Lazarus, risen from the grave to answer the eternal question: what's on the other side?
Alan Masters: I'm sorry, who are you again?
Kate Beckett: You'll have to forgive him, Mr. Masters. He's very excitable.
Richard Castle: Well, excuse me if I find pulling back the curtain on what happens when we die just a tad exciting. Was there a white light or is it more of a... a tunnel thing?
Alan Masters: The last thing I remember, I was taking my pills, trying to get my cable fixed, and then I woke up to an apartment full of police.
Richard Castle: So, no out of body experience?
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Kate Beckett: Do you have any enemies?
Alan Masters: Me? No. I'm an average guy. I go to work, I come home.
Richard Castle: But you dream of so much more, don't you?
Alan Masters: How do you know that? Did you read my diary?
Richard Castle: No, I saw your pictures on your... wait, you keep a diary? As a grown man, call it a journal.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: So you have died and been reborn. What are you gonna do now?
Alan Masters: Going to bed. I have a full day of inspections tomorrow. I need to be focused.
Richard Castle: You can't just go back to work like nothing happened. You had a near-death experience. That's a wake-up call. Get out there. Live this life you've always dreamed about.
Alan Masters: Just because I have a few pictures on my wall doesn't mean I'm not happy with my life.
Richard Castle: Right. Your drab, solitary life.
Alan Masters: It's not solitary.
Richard Castle: So there's a Ms. Safety Inspector?
Alan Masters: Not exactly. But there is a woman I have my eye on. She's funny and smart.
Richard Castle: Doesn't know you exist?
Alan Masters: No.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Lanie Parish: Sorry, Castle, but this time, he really is dead.
Richard Castle: What a waste.
Lanie Parish: To be given a second chance and have it taken away like this.
Richard Castle: He was just gonna go back to work like nothing happened.
Lanie Parish: [as surprised as Castle was] What?
Richard Castle: If I hadn't been so focused on his rebirth, I might have noticed that wire. I could have saved him.
Lanie Parish: You can't beat yourself up, Castle. I was starting to think he was some kind of medical miracle. Turns out he was just lucky. And in the end, his luck ran out.


Richard Castle: Forget lucky.
Alan Masters: Somebody cooking barbecue?
Richard Castle: [excited whisper] He's immortal!
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Kevin Ryan: Any idea how our boy Alan is still with us?
Kate Beckett: Uh, no. But Castle has a theory.
Richard Castle: [cut to Alan's hospital room] You are a superhero.
Alan Masters: No, I'm really not. I'm just an ordinary guy.
Richard Castle: You *were* an ordinary guy, Alan. That's how most superheroes start out; mild-mannered weaklings, and that's you!
Alan Masters: Wow, thanks.
Richard Castle: Relax. It's all to maximize your transformative arc.
Alan Masters: If I agree with you, will you leave me alone?
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Javier Esposito: Yo. We got a lead.
Richard Castle: We need to come up with a superhero name for Alan.
Alan Masters: No! No, we really don't.
Javier Esposito: How about...


Javier Esposito: ...Safety Man?
Richard Castle: No, that's terrible.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: A chemical spill? Mystery solved. Exposure to dangerous materials is the most common superhero origin story there is.
Alan Masters: Sorry. The spill was LAH. It's an inorganic compound used as a catalyst to make other chemicals, which... the point is it can be explosive, but there's nothing about it that would ever turn anyone into a, I don't know... Captain Cool?
Richard Castle: [he winces] No. But keep trying.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Javier Esposito: Hey, who's on the hook for that spill?
Alan Masters: The lab manager, Frank Patchett. He begged me not to fine him. He said the lab was hemorrhaging money.
Javier Esposito: That sounds like motive. Come on, Castle, let's go talk to this guy.
Alan Masters: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Maybe I should come with you.
Richard Castle: Why?
Alan Masters: No reason.
Richard Castle: [knowing, he smirk at Esposito] The girl. The one who doesn't know you exist. She works there, doesn't she?
Alan Masters: No.


Alan Masters: Yes. Her name is Gwen. She's in marketing.
Javier Esposito: Sorry, Alan. You got to stay here. If there's somebody at Zantium Labs trying to kill you, I'd be the worst cop on the force if I took you there.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Mike Lin: Can I help you with something?
Richard Castle: Yes, as a matter of fact, you can, uh... Mike. Look, um, if you had to pick something in this lab that would turn somebody into a superhero, what would it be?
Mike Lin: I'm... I'm sorry, what?
Richard Castle: Radioactive spider, secret alien technology, super-soldier serum...
Mike Lin: Yeah, we don't have anything like that here.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Alan Masters: The mob is trying to kill me?
Richard Castle: Trying and failing. But do you know why?
Alan Masters: Because I'm... I'm, what, Rogaine Man?
Richard Castle: [wincing] Yuck. Worst name yet.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: Your cells regenerate at an amazing rate.
Lanie Parish: [entering] Except they don't.
Richard Castle: What?
Lanie Parish: Just got the test back. No sign of abnormal regenerative activity in blood or tissue cells. In fact, no sign of anything abnormal at all.
Alan Masters: Told you. I'm Boring Man. Except for the contract out on my life.
Richard Castle: Just to be sure, maybe we should cut off one of his fingers, see if it grows back.
Alan Masters: What?
Richard Castle: Just the tip.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Alan Masters: There is no way I'm going back to your place to eat pizza and explore my superpowers.
Richard Castle: I'll tell you what Gwen said about you.
Alan Masters: Okay.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: We know you can survive poisoning and electrocution. Now it's time to see if you can survive penetrative wounds.
Alan Masters: How about if we start with something smaller, like a paper cut?
Richard Castle: Okay, this is all a little overwhelming. I understand. All right, let's... let's test for some other powers first. Telekinesis. Try to move the piano with your mind.
Alan Masters: Oh, if I try this, will you tell me about Gwen?
Richard Castle: Deal.


Alan Masters: Ow! What the hell?
Richard Castle: That was a trick. I was actually testing for Spidey-sense.
Alan Masters: I don't have it!
Richard Castle: Clearly.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: Do you want to know what Gwen said?
Alan Masters: Yes. Finally.
Richard Castle: All right. I'll tell you.


Alan Masters: [after a moment of silence] Well?
Richard Castle: I'm telling you with my mind. You're not getting it?
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: [Alan has asked his crush out on a date] Well, done, Alan! Now all we have to do is plan the perfect date. How much time do we have?
Alan Masters: Well, we're meeting at Botticelli's in thirty minutes.
Richard Castle: Tonight?
Alan Masters: You said yourself it's time to start living.
Richard Castle: Yes, I just thought it would be after we apprehended your would-be murderer.
Alan Masters: I know. I will just embrace my powers. Maybe this is my origin story, and my dinner with Gwen will be the beginning of something really terrific!
Richard Castle: That's the spirit, Alan. And I'm going with you.
Alan Masters: Oh, please don't.
Richard Castle: The first two attempts on your life were meant to be anonymous, quiet. It's very unlikely they'd try something in a public place.
Alan Masters: Exactly.
Richard Castle: Well, they did fail twice. They may try to kick it up a notch.
Alan Masters: What are you saying?
Richard Castle: Don't order an appetizer.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Alan Masters: [meeting Gwen for dinner] This is a huge mistake. I'm a safety inspector. That's not even a little sexy. This is so much scarier than dying.
Richard Castle: You are Alan Masters, superhero. Chicks dig superheroes.
Alan Masters: Should I tell her I'm a superhero?
Richard Castle: I wouldn't open with that.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Kevin Ryan: We IDed the owner of Bullseye Waste Management. He's a guy named Horatio Spate.
Richard Castle: That's a good supervillain name.
Kevin Ryan: This is not a joke. Spate is suspected of executing over a dozen people. I texted you his picture just to put him on your radar. Whatever you do, don't leave the loft.
Richard Castle: Don't leave the loft. Got it.
Kevin Ryan: Wait, what's that noise?
Richard Castle: Uh...


Richard Castle: Crap.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Horatio Spate: Hello, Alan.
Alan Masters: Do I know you?
Horatio Spate: Sorry to interrupt your romantic dinner.
Richard Castle: [sitting down] Careful, Alan. He's your archnemesis.
Alan Masters: Seriously? I have an archnemesis? Is... is that how they dress?
Gwen Parker: Alan, you're cute and I like you, but this is all a bit much. You say that you're a superhero, and... and he's a supervillain. So does that make you his sidekick?
Richard Castle: Sidekick? Please. I'm the mentor.
Gwen Parker: And I'm his date. Or at least I was. I'm sorry. This is just weird.
Alan Masters: [to Castle, as Gwen leaves] And she thinks I'm crazy. Thank you so much. This is all your fault.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: [to Ryan and Esposito, after meeting Spate] It's as if he stepped off the pages of a graphic novel. You should have been there to see him in person.
Kate Beckett: Yes. *They* should have. Not you, and definitely not Alan. Now, tell me how dangerous it was for you to take him out in public, 'cause I know that you know.
Richard Castle: He's in love, Beckett. And I love love.


Richard Castle: And... and I'm sorry, and I won't do it again.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Kate Beckett: You're on edge this morning.
Richard Castle: On edge? Why would I be on edge? Just because LokSat's henchman knows we're onto him and assassins could come through the door at any second. I mean, why aren't you on edge?
Kate Beckett: Well, Caleb is a lot of things, but he's not suicidal, and working with us is his only recourse.
Richard Castle: He threatened your life.
Kate Beckett: Because he was scared. Trust me, Castle, I turned him. I'm positive he's gonna come in today.
Richard Castle: Oh, yeah, I think he's coming in, too. Well, either him or LokSat's kill squads.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: Since when does heroin look like that?
Lanie Parish: Since it's synthetic heroin, an opioid manufactured to replicate a heroin high. In fact, this stuff actually improves on it because, according to the analysis I ran, it's laced with TTX.
Alan Masters: The same poison that almost killed me? What, heroin isn't dangerous enough?
Lanie Parish: Because that poison works by blocking synapses. In small doses, it's a powerful analgesic specifically used for the pain of heroin withdrawal.
Kate Beckett: So it makes the drug more addictive by reducing the painful side effects. So more addictive heroin that doesn't have to be smuggled into the country because...
Richard Castle: Because it can be made right here in the good old US of A.
Kate Beckett: That explains why the Triads and Horatio are willing to put their differences aside, because...
Richard Castle, Kate Beckett: Synthetic heroin could be worth billions.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Alan Masters: You know, this shade of yellow looks very familiar. What is it that gives it this color?
Lanie Parish: An inorganic catalyst commonly referred to as LAH.
Alan Masters: Lithium aluminum hydride? That is the same chemical that spilled when I was inspecting Zantium Labs.
Lanie Parish: This is why they wanted you dead.
Alan Masters: When the synthetic heroin hits the streets, it'll come out that it was made with LAH.
Lanie Parish: And since you knew the lab had purchased large amounts of LAH...
Alan Masters: They couldn't take the risk that I might see something on the news, put the pieces together, and report it to the authorities.
Lanie Parish: Which means...
Alan Masters: [simultaneously with Lanie] Someone at Zantium Labs is trying to kill me!
Lanie Parish: Someone at Zantium Labs is trying to kill you!
Kate Beckett: [quietly, to Castle] Oh, my god, is that what we sound like?
Richard Castle: Certainly hope not. I mean, it was cute, but just overly cute.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: [finding Alan with a gunshot wound in the middle of his forehead] This is my fault. I forced the superhero mantle onto him. I filled his head with crazy ideas of being invulnerable, and then, like some superhero Icarus, he flew too close to the sun. Alan, I'm sorry. I am so sorry. I let you down!


Richard Castle: Thank you.
Alan Masters: Don't mention it.
Richard Castle: Alan! You're alive?
Alan Masters: Shh. Not so loud. I've got a splitting headache.
Kevin Ryan: I'll, uh, call an ambulance?
Alan Masters: Relax. I'm fine. I just need a couple of Advil.


Alan Masters: What? What is it, Castle?
Richard Castle: [gesturing to his forehead] You...
Alan Masters: Did I get shot in the head?
Richard Castle: Right in the middle! I mean, how did you even... wait, that means you've seen your killer. Who... who was it?
Alan Masters: You're never gonna guess.
Javier Esposito: [approaching with Gwen in handcuffs] Yo. I took her down just before she put a bullet in Mike the chemist.
Gwen Parker: [seeing Alan is still alive] Why the hell won't you die?
Richard Castle: [to Alan, as Espo leads Gwen away] I never thought she was right for you.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Richard Castle: How you feeling?
Alan Masters: You know, I'm grateful. Especially for the new friend I made.


Alan Masters: I... I sure hope we could stay in touch.
Richard Castle: Are you kidding? You and me? This is the start of a beautiful...
Kate Beckett: [patting his arm] I don't think he's talking to you.
08x19 - Dead Again Season 8 / Episode 19: - Dead Again

Kate Beckett: That was Vikram. The DEA just arrested Horatio and a few members of the Triad.
Richard Castle: So what's wrong?
Kate Beckett: Caleb's deadline has come and gone, and Vikram's said that he's disappeared. He's gone off-grid.
Richard Castle: He's running. Too scared to face LokSat, too scared to work with us.
Kate Beckett: Which means we just lost our only lead.
Richard Castle: So what do we do?
Kate Beckett: I don't know. Maybe you're right. Maybe it is time for a change. I hear Paris is nice this time of year.
Richard Castle: So long as I'm with you, I'll go anywhere.

  Next: Det. Kate Beckett
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