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…
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.
Javier Esposito: We are not serving them coffee. You bought this espresso machine for the NYPD. This is NYPD coffee only.
Richard Castle: Come on, guys. That's a little harsh.
Kevin Ryan: Harsh? Beckett's a Judas. Her and her partner just hijacked our case.
Kevin Ryan: Whose side are you on?
Richard Castle: Your side. Guys, I'm... I'm on your side.
Javier Esposito: Hey Ryan, isn't it a little weird that Castle shows up the same day that Agent Beckett takes over?
Kevin Ryan: Yes, it's quite a coincidence.
Richard Castle: No, that's not... that's not a coincidence. That's... yeah, well. No, actually yes, it's a coincidence.
Javier Esposito: Maybe you and Beckett are in on this together. Maybe you are her inside man. You are Judas's Judas.
Richard Castle: You worked with Al Pacino?
Hank Harper: Barry Pacino. No relation. Every bit as talented. And taller.
Hank Harper: If you have such a high opinion of Charlie, how come you're already replacing him?
Hank Harper: Look, you gotta understand, there's a lot of money at stake here. The show must go on.
Richard Castle: Ah! I've been there. My book "Naked Heat" got made into a movie a few years back.
Hank Harper: Didn't that go straight to DVD?
Richard Castle: There were script issues.
Richard Castle: And casting issues, and directing issues.
- 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.