6x12 Deep Cover
First Aired: Jan. 13, 2014 on ABC
Summary: A gloved hand dials 911 but no words are spoken. The mystery caller places the phone near a running shower where a dead man is sprawled in his tub. The victim is Ted Rollins—a 20-year-old record store worker was shot twice in the chest. Castle finds a laptop hidden in the floorboards. The…
Receptionist: Let me see if he's available.
Richard Castle: [his phone rings] Excuse me.
Kate Beckett: Yeah.
Richard Castle: Castle.
Jackson Hunt: Richard, something is about to happen, but you cannot react.
Richard Castle: I'm sorry, who is this?
Jackson Hunt: Lives are at stake. Don't react.
Receptionist: Sorry, Mr. Cross isn't picking up. Oh, here he is. Mr. Cross, these people are here to see you.
Jackson Hunt: Hello, there. I'm Anderson Cross.
Kate Beckett: Hi, I'm Detective Kate Beckett, NYPD.
Jackson Hunt: Detective Beckett, so nice to meet you.
Kate Beckett: And, uh, this is Richard Castle.
Jackson Hunt: Sorry, I didn't get the name.
Richard Castle: Uh, Richard. Richard Castle.
Jackson Hunt: So, why don't we go on into the conference room where we can talk?
Kate Beckett: Yes.
Richard Castle: Dad?
Jackson Hunt: [firmly] Not a word.
Richard Castle: Right. And the hydraulic fluid and red paint on Ted's clothes? He was at an amusement park, and I can tell you which one.
Lanie Parish: How?
Richard Castle: Well, as a... connoisseur of carny food, there's only one amusement park that has both fried clams and funnel cake, and that park is...
Richard Castle, Kate Beckett: Coney Island.
Lanie Parish: Okay, you two creep me out when you do that... shared brain thing.
- Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Castle is confronted by the spy in the library the spy pulls a gun out from under his coat. The sound of a the gun being loaded can be heard (racking the slide) when the gun is pulled out. The gun clearly was not loaded therefore would not have made the sound.
- Goof (continuity error): After Castle's dad is shot he shows up on his son's doorstep seeking help. While Martha and Rick tend to the wounded person lying on the bed, the wet stains on the pillow change in form and size a few times between shots.
- At the end of the episode, Castle decides to cancel his book tour so he and Beckett can get married in September. This roughly corresponds with the beginning of the fall television season, with the implication that the wedding would be the ratings draw of the seventh season premiere.
- Castle initially tells Becket they can't get married in September because he has to travel that month. The only days he would be available that month would be on Mondays. The series airs on Monday nights in North America.