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: 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: You worked with Al Pacino?
Hank Harper: Barry Pacino. No relation. Every bit as talented. And taller.
Richard Castle: 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.