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Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 09, 2009
Status
Canceled/Ended
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

08x21 - Hell to pay Season 8 / Episode 21: - Hell to pay

Richard Castle: [Referring to the hidden safe in his office] If I opened it, I was bound to be disappointed with whatever it was inside. If I never opened it, literally anything I imagined could be in there.
Hayley Shipton: So, you chose fantasy over reality.
Richard Castle: Well, duh.
Alexis Castle: But, we're going to open in now, right?
Richard Castle: Well, duh.
08x21 - Hell to pay Season 8 / Episode 21: - Hell to pay

Richard Castle: [while waiting in the building owned by the wealthy suspect that Castle thinks is the antichrist] C'mon. Half the city is blacked out, and this place is lit up like a Christmas tree?
Javier Esposito: The lights probably run on generators.
Richard Castle: Sure. Thermoelectric generators. Fueled by the flames of hell.
08x21 - Hell to pay Season 8 / Episode 21: - Hell to pay

Richard Castle: Beckett, listen to me. I looked into the cold, soulless eyes of Victor Crowne, and let me tell you what I saw. Evil.
Kate Beckett: Well, I looked into the surveillance tapes from Victor Crowne's building, and let me tell you what I saw. Victor Crowne, working. All night. He never left the building, Castle. He's not our killer.
Richard Castle: He's not gonna be bound by earthly laws, Beckett. That's demon 101!
08x21 - Hell to pay Season 8 / Episode 21: - Hell to pay

Richard Castle: I saw his eyes. It was a demon.
Kate Beckett: Or, someone with night vision goggles.
Richard Castle: Beckett. How much proof do you need before you finally accept the fact that YOUR HUSBAND HAS BEEN MARKED FOR DEATH?
08x21 - Hell to pay Season 8 / Episode 21: - Hell to pay

Kevin Ryan: Hey, Castle. How ya doin', buddy?
Richard Castle: Well, boys. I looked into the eyes of the devil. So, there's that!
Javier Esposito: Did they check him for concussion?
08x21 - Hell to pay Season 8 / Episode 21: - Hell to pay

Richard Castle: That sneaky little devil. It was Victor Crowne that did this.
Alexis Castle: How do you figure?
Richard Castle: Well, clearly he's trying to take possession of any weapon that could be used against him, And erase any and all evidence of his true identity as the spawn of satan!
08x21 - Hell to pay Season 8 / Episode 21: - Hell to pay

Javier Esposito: You okay?
Richard Castle: Yeah. You?
Javier Esposito: Yeah.
Richard Castle: Good.
Kevin Ryan: You okay?
Richard Castle: Yeah, I'm still good. You?
Kevin Ryan: Yeah, I'm okay.
Richard Castle: 'Kay.
Victor Crowne: Now that we know *you're* all good, can someone untie me?
08x21 - Hell to pay Season 8 / Episode 21: - Hell to pay

Richard Castle: Just to be clear, you really *aren't* the antichrist, right?
Victor Crowne: [Smiling wide] I love your sense of humor. [Serious now] You saved my life. That means I owe you. So, [he extends his hand] whatever you want, just ask. It's yours. Okay?
Richard Castle: [He shakes Crowne's hand] Okay. [Crowne winks then smiles before he walks away. Castle then looks at his hand as realization dawns] Did I just *literally* make a deal with the devil?
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: Yes!
Kate Beckett: Wow, I haven't seen you this excited since, uh, well, earlier this morning, so...
Richard Castle: You know what this is, Beckett?
Kate Beckett: Uh, no, but I know that a very secure messenger just brought it in.
Richard Castle: Oh, my. It's absolutely beautiful.
Kate Beckett: What is it?
Richard Castle: The YOLO card.
Kate Beckett: Like "Dude, I just drove my mom's car into the river, hashtag YOLO"?
Richard Castle: No, no, no, this... this work of art will forever release YOLO from Internet jail. You see, each card was painstakingly hand-crafted by an international team of artisans. Note the flecks of actual black diamond embedded in the card. The state of the art radio frequency ID chip. The... the best part... only 10,000 people in the world were chosen to have a YOLO card, and I'm one of them.
Kate Beckett: Castle, it's just a credit card.
Richard Castle: "Just a credit card"? I think not, my good woman. This is a YOLO, as in "you only live once". It is... a way of life.
Kate Beckett: No, it's a way to be obnoxious.
Richard Castle: Oh, is it? You see, for every dollar I spend seizing my own day, YOLO matches it to help someone less fortunate seize their dreams.
Kate Beckett: Oh, okay. Well, that's a little less obnoxious.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Kate Beckett: What's tonight?
Richard Castle: Come on. Don't tell me you forgot. Our weekly date night. It's new. It's our thing. It's... it's your turn to arrange it, remember?
Kate Beckett: [lying through her teeth] Yeah. Of cour... of course I remember. I don't need a YOLO card to help me out with that. I've already got it planned.
Richard Castle: Oh, do you? So, tell me, how are you gonna top my American Revolution evening I arranged with the carriage ride to see "Hamilton" on Broadway, the dinner served by waiters dressed as Founding Fathers?
Kate Beckett: Yes, that was fun. Except for when Ben Franklin started hitting on me.
Richard Castle: That's nothing. George Washington slipped me his digits.
Kate Beckett: What?
Richard Castle: So, what are we doing tonight?
Kate Beckett: Uh, well, it's a surprise, Castle.
Richard Castle: Oh, I love surprises. At least tell me what to wear. On a wardrobe scale of 1 to 10, 10 being James Bond, 1 being "Big Lebowski", give me a number.
Kate Beckett: [her phone rings] For now? Five. Crime scene casual.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: Is that Zane Cannon?
Javier Esposito: Yep, star of the "Apocalypse Runner" movie franchise.
Richard Castle: I love those movies.
Javier Esposito: Yeah, me too, even though - no disrespect to the dead - this guy couldn't act to save his life.
Richard Castle: Quite literally, by the looks of things.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: A quill pen. Odd choice for a murder weapon. Unless, of course, the murderer was the ghost of William Shakespeare killing Zane for butchering his words. It's all the talk on Broadway that Zane had no business performing the Bard's most famous role.
Javier Esposito: Why cast him then?
Richard Castle: Because movie stars sell tickets. Just ask my mother. She can't stop talking about the Hollywoodization of Broadway.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Javier Esposito: Ms. Fox? NYPD. We need to ask you a few questions.


Javier Esposito: Ms. Fox.
Richard Castle: Um, may I? Ophelia.
Naomi Fox: Aye, my lord?
Richard Castle: These fair gentlemen are constables and wish to speak to you in matters regarding the murder most foul and unnatural of Zane Cannon.
Naomi Fox: 'Tis too much to bear to think on it.
Kevin Ryan: [playing along] How now, fair Ophelia? We have queries, and thou shall answer, or we shall force perforce be moved to make a star chamber...
Javier Esposito: Stop. We are so not doing this.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Kevin Ryan: I just hope I wasn't too obvious back there. I'm just such a big fan of Erin Cherloff.
Javier Esposito: Who, the director?
Kevin Ryan: Yeah, she's amazing. I'm... just speaking with her, I got this great idea for the play at Sarah Grace's preschool where I'm a volunteer at.
Javier Esposito: Wait, preschools have plays now? My preschool was going to work with my mom every day.
Richard Castle: Oh, same here. I grew up in hallways just like this. Spending time in my mother's dressing room, experimenting with her costumes, her makeup.


Richard Castle: Oh, get over it. Anyway, maybe our Method actress went a little too Method. In the play, Hamlet drives Ophelia mad. If this is life imitating art and she's gone full Ophelia, we should be ready for anything.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Javier Esposito: Look, Naomi, we know that you were having a showmance with Zane. He dumped you, and then you busted up his car.
Naomi Fox: My lord, he speaks with a curious tongue. Car?
Richard Castle: It's what he's gonna put you in the back of when he arrests you for murder.
Javier Esposito: So stop the Daniel Day-Lewis routine and start talking or...


Naomi Fox: [dropping her act] Okay, look, I wasn't in my right mind when I smashed up Zane's car, but I didn't kill him. You have to believe me. I was out late last night barhopping with some of the cast. You can check it out.
Kevin Ryan: [quietly] Barhopping? So you're not full Method.
Richard Castle: Unless she was drinking mead and eating with her fingers.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Kate Beckett: 1PP has been on my ass about keeping media under control, and now my husband is the face of the investigation.
Richard Castle: It's not all bad news, Beckett.
Kate Beckett: How?
Richard Castle: That's a great photo of me.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Kate Beckett: Do we have a suspect?
Javier Esposito: Not yet. Naomi's alibi checked out. But we do have a lead on this mystery woman that Zane was seeing. His financials came in. They say that he rented a limo yesterday morning.
Richard Castle: Which makes sense, since Naomi trashed his DB9.
Kate Beckett: And where was this limo going?
Javier Esposito: I don't know yet. I'm still waiting for the driver to call me back, but hopefully he knows who this woman is.
Kevin Ryan: [approaching] I have already found her. It turns out that Zane was renting a suite at the Black Door Hotel under a fake name.
Richard Castle: Ah, the Black Door. Yes, very fancy. Known for being discreet.


Richard Castle: Is what I've heard from other people who were once single and now married.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Kevin Ryan: [searching for the victim's 'mystery woman' at his hotel suite] NYPD.
Javier Esposito: Police.


Javier Esposito: Psst. There's a ginger in the bed.


Richard Castle: [shocked] Mother?
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: [stammering] Mother, why are you... why... why...


Richard Castle: Why were you in Zane's bed?
Martha Rodgers: Because he was late for our session.
Kevin Ryan: What kind of session?
Javier Esposito: Is that what they call it?
Richard Castle: That's enough.
Javier Esposito: Okay.
Richard Castle: Mother, are you saying you were sleeping with Zane Cannon?
Martha Rodgers: Oh, drop the gavel, Richard! I was his acting coach, certainly not his mistress. The poor boy was out of his depth trying to play Hamlet, so he was referred to me.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Javier Esposito: Jorge "El Oso" Zamacona. He's part folk hero, part demon, the rest pure monster.
Kevin Ryan: The man kills anyone who crosses him; cops, journalists, politicians.
Kate Beckett: Zane must have been real desperate for money to want to do business with this guy.
Richard Castle: Maybe he wanted to be El Oso's new drug pipeline to Hollywood.
Kevin Ryan: Well, chances are we'll never find out. I mean, if the DEA, FBI, and the Mexican government can't find him, then what chances do we have?
Kate Beckett: I'll reach out to my Fed contacts.
Javier Esposito: Well, we'll drill down all of El Oso's stateside connections.
Kate Beckett: Okay.
Richard Castle: [Ryan and Espo leave] Well, I suppose that puts the brakes on our date night.
Kate Beckett: Uh, yeah. Sorry, Castle.
Richard Castle: Oh, no, I'm sorry for you. You're the one who put all the planning into our special evening.
Kate Beckett: [half-heartedly] Yeah, I... I did. I... Yeah, I did.
Richard Castle: You know what? I think I'll take my mother out to dinner, maybe cheer her up after all this.
Kate Beckett: You're such a good son.
Richard Castle: And you're such a good everything.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: It was just instinct. He was running by, and I tripped him.
Kevin Ryan: You did good, Castle.
Richard Castle: No, not good! I... not good at all! I tripped a drug lord. It's my fault he got caught.
Kate Beckett: The DEA had the building surrounded. El Oso wasn't getting away even if you didn't trip him.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Kate Beckett: So, other than pissing off a homicidal drug lord, how did you enjoy our surprise date night?
Richard Castle: Are you saying you planned my abduction by a fugitive cartel leader?
Kate Beckett: Yeah, complete with the daring rescue and everything. It was fun, huh?
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: I don't think date night counts when it's a candlelit dinner with the butcher of Guadalajara.
Kate Beckett: Well, I'll... I'll plan something else.
Richard Castle: Something else?


Richard Castle: You didn't have a plan!
Kate Beckett: [trying to come up with a denial, then giving up] Do you realize how pressure-filled this is, always trying to top each other?
Richard Castle: That's half the fun of it! Our rivalry is what fuels the passionate fire...


Richard Castle: Rivalry.
Kate Beckett: What?
Richard Castle: [hurrying out of the bedroom to his office] Rivalry. Between two brothers.
Kate Beckett: What? What rivalry?
Richard Castle: The one between Jorge "El Oso" Zamacona and his brother Hector.
Kate Beckett: A rivalry would explain why Zane was working with both brothers. But how... how do we prove it?
Richard Castle: [typing on his laptop] I just need to find one piece of evidence to see that I'm on the right track.


Richard Castle: And that could be it.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: All right, my Spanish is a little rusty, but my handy translator says...
Javier Esposito: Hector Zamacona's been sleeping with his brother's wife.
Richard Castle: They have been shacking up ever since El Oso went on the run.
Kate Beckett: So Zane might have been caught in a rivalry between the brothers, and that's what got him killed.
Kevin Ryan: Hector wants more than just El Oso's wife. According to the DEA, all of his, uh... "legitimate" businesses, they're suspected fronts for money laundering.
Javier Esposito: So with big brother on the run, Hector can make a play to rule the family in his place.
Richard Castle: But Hector can never truly own the throne until his brother is dead. A powerful family, a cartel for a kingdom, two brothers locked in a battle for control. Guys, this is just like the play. Hamlet's father is killed by his brother, who then takes the throne and marries the dead brother's wife. There's a reason they say Shakespeare endures. This is a real-life "Hamlet".
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Kate Beckett: Why would Hector need Zane to take down El Oso?
Richard Castle: Because Hector didn't know where to find his brother.
Kevin Ryan: And movie star Zane had a face-to-face with El Oso.
Richard Castle: Making Zane the perfect Trojan horse to lead Hector to his brother.
Javier Esposito: Why would Zane agree to do that? He wanted to star in the El Oso movie.
Kate Beckett: [realizing] Money. Hector's worth hundreds of millions. Zane needed the money now, not in three years, when the movie could get off the ground.
Javier Esposito: So Hector offers to solve Zane's money problems in exchange for Zane leading him to El Oso.
Richard Castle: But El Oso refuses to meet with Zane.
Kate Beckett: Then, rather than wait to see if Zane's "Hamlet" reviews are good enough to meet with El Oso, Hector decides to cut his losses.
Richard Castle: Which, in this family, translates to murder.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: This date night is everything I dreamed it would be.
Kate Beckett: [touched] Aww. Well, given all the recent excitement, I thought that a quiet night in would be nice for a change.
Richard Castle: [there's a knock on the door] Oh, you did plan something. What is it? Flash mob, treasure hunt, land shark?
Kate Beckett: No, no, I swear. I don't know who's at the door.
Richard Castle: [opening the door, a messenger hands him a box] Oh. Thank you.
Kate Beckett: Oh, no. Castle, is that another credit card? Because I am YOLOed out.
Richard Castle: Not a credit card.


Richard Castle: Script notes, biographical materials. It's from El Oso. Beckett, you know what this means?
Kate Beckett: He still wants you to write his script.
Richard Castle: And he doesn't want me dead.
Kate Beckett: Until he reads the first draft.
08x20 - Much Ado About Murder Season 8 / Episode 20: - Much Ado About Murder

Richard Castle: [having received a package from El Oso] "These materials only cover the first two acts of our movie. The third act is yet to come, and it starts with a bang."
Kate Beckett: [her phone rings] Hey, Espo. Seriously?


Kate Beckett: El Oso just escaped federal detention.
Richard Castle: What? They should call this guy El Houdini.


Kate Beckett: Hey, wait, Castle, where are you going? Date night's not over yet.
Richard Castle: It is for me. I got to start writing this script. Typey, typey, typey!
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.

  Next: Det. Kate Beckett
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