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…
Richard Castle: Me? What am I doing...? What are you doing here? Why didn't you tell me you were coming to town?
Kate Beckett: I was gonna surprise you.
Richard Castle: [with a pleased smile on his face] Well done!
Special Agent Rachel McCord: It is. They know it was you that tipped off the press. A part of me really admires you for the choice that you made, maybe because I'd like to think there was a time that I would have done it. But the people we answer to don't feel that way.
Kate Beckett: Rachel, I...
Special Agent Rachel McCord: Kate, you're one of the best agents I've ever worked with. But I'm here to tell you you're fired.
Kate Beckett: Well, she's filing for asylum, and the State Department's gonna help relocate her. So, hopefully, that'll keep her safe.
Richard Castle: Yeah, but even working for the feds, you... you found the ultimate way to honor the victim. Charlie died trying to get Svetlana away from her dangerous family. You completed his mission.
Kate Beckett: Yeah, but you would've done the same thing, Castle.
Richard Castle: Yes. Yes, and I would love me more for doing it, too.
- A special feature included on the season six DVD set is an audio commentary for this episode by Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas in character as Ryan and Esposito.
- 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.