6x03 Need To Know
First Aired: Oct. 07, 2013 on ABC
Summary: With Beckett still in D.C., Castle and the boys investigate the murder of former child star Charlie Reynolds, who rose to fame playing the lovable nerd on an early 90s High School sitcom. But the case takes a turn for the strange when Agents Beckett and McCord arrive from Washington to take…
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Kevin Ryan: I grew up watching this show. Charlie Reynolds is highly underrated as an actor. "2 Cool For School" is a timeless gem.
Javier Esposito: Uh, I seriously doubt that. [Beat] Not that I ever watched it.
M.E. Sidney Perlmutter: Mr. Castle! You're back. But not by popular demand.
Richard Castle: Nice to see you too, Perlmutter.
Kevin Ryan: Do you have a time of death for us?
M.E. Sidney Perlmutter: Uh, between 7PM and 2AM. The cause is obvious. He plummeted off the roof and landed on the hook.
Javier Esposito: Possible suicide.
M.E. Sidney Perlmutter: Based on the crane's distance from the building and signs of struggle on the roof, he was pushed.
Richard Castle: Hey. I just wanted to check in with you. You know, it must be weird for you, being back here at the precinct, working a case.
Kate Beckett: Yeah. Yeah, it is.
Richard Castle: Yeah, especially since McCord's little gag order prevents you from accessing your most effective investigating tool: me.
Kate Beckett: [Castle offers her a latte] Yeah, you are a tool, all right. Wow.
Richard Castle: So, uh, she's not here right now, so what's the harm in giving me a little... tidbit?
Kate Beckett: This is a bribe. Castle, you're bribing me with a latte?
Richard Castle: [trying to laugh it off] No, I am not. Come on. Don't be ridiculous.
Kate Beckett: This is low, even for you.
Richard Castle: Look, I can solve this. I just need a little more to go on.
Kate Beckett: Castle, you're not gonna "Castle" me on this one.
Richard Castle: Sorry, guys, I've yet to come up with a crazy, genius theory yet.
Kevin Ryan: You don't need to. Not when you can go directly to the source.
Javier Esposito: Get Beckett to give us the lowdown.
Richard Castle: Okay, wait a minute...
Kevin Ryan: We get much-needed case information, you get to clear up any... lingering doubts about your loyalty. Everybody wins.
Richard Castle: Okay, guys, no, I can't do that, all right? After D.C., we promised that we wouldn't...
Javier Esposito: We did you a solid getting you on this case, Castle. It's time to pay up.
Richard Castle: Guys, this is my fiancee, okay? What does it say about our future if I keep pushing the boundaries?
Kevin Ryan: Castle, your whole relationship is built on a foundation of your boundary pushing.
Richard Castle: [reluctantly giving in] Good point.
- The TV show and reunion movie that this episode is about are based off of the 1990s TV hit Saved By The Bell. When the CIA agent tosses his badge to Esposito, he calls Esposito Mario Lopez. Mario Lopez was one of the stars of Saved By The Bell.
- A special feature on the season six DVD set includes an audio commentary for this episode by Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas in character as Ryan and Esposito.