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Castle: Episode 2x14 The Third Man




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ACT ONE
[00:41, INT. DYSONS' APARTMENT - MORNING]
A couple and their young daughter open the door to their apartment. The woman bends down to pick up the newspaper under their door.

CANDACE DYSON
Oh, excuse me, baby. Oh, boy.

REGGIE DYSON
Home sweet home.

SIMONE DYSON
Can we get Midnight from the kennel now?

REGGIE DYSON
We'll get him as soon as we're settled, okay?

SIMONE DYSON
I'm hungry.

CANDACE DYSON
Let Mommy get situated, then I'll make you a bowl of hot cereal, okay?

SIMONE DYSON
Okay.

CANDACE DYSON
Come here. Honey, you said you were gonna wash the dishes before we left.

REGGIE DYSON
Didn't you make the bed before we left?

CANDACE DYSON
Someone's been sleeping in our bed?

SIMONE DYSON
Someone's been sleeping in my bed, too, and he's still there!

CANDACE DYSON
What? Baby, go wait in our room.

SIMONE DYSON
Is he asleep?

[The parents investigate and the man on the bed is dead.]

--
[01:24, INT. CASTLE LOFT - MORNING]
Castle closes the front door after picking up the paper.

CASTLE
Oh, ho! Yeah! That's what I'm talking about!

MARTHA
Darling, must you talk so loud? Some of us are still waking up.

ALEXIS
What's all the excitement about?

CASTLE
Only The New York Ledger's annual 10 Most Eligible Bachelors list, and guess who's on it?

ALEXIS
Who?

CASTLE
I don't know, but he must be the president of the Really-Good-Looking Club.

MARTHA
Huh. Ranked number nine. Weren't you number seven last year?

CASTLE
Yes, and thank you for pointing out my shortcomings once again, Mother.

MARTHA
That's my job.

ALEXIS
Luckily, all my friends are beyond print media.

CASTLE
What about this is embarrassing?

ALEXIS
Nothing. It's the secret dream of every 16-year-old to have their father crowned one of the most available hotties of the year.

MARTHA
Well, according to this, your father may not be on the market. You didn't read the blurb here? "Though claiming to be single, Richard Castle is rumored to be romantically involved with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett."

CASTLE
What?

MARTHA
"The inspiration for Nikki Heat, the heroine of his latest best-selling novel. Bachelor number nine may not be eligible for next year's list."

CASTLE
Where did they get that?

ALEXIS
Let me see.

CASTLE
I didn't say anything like that in my interview.

ALEXIS
Detective Beckett is not going to love this.

CASTLE
Well, maybe she'll just laugh it off.

[Martha and Alexis scoff.]

MARTHA
How is it, for a man who is surrounded by women, that you know so little about us?

[Castle's cell rings.]

CASTLE
Speak of the devil. Okay, either Beckett's calling because there's a dead body, or because she read the article.

MARTHA
Pray for murder.

[Alexis crosses her fingers and Castle answers.]

CASTLE
Good morning.

[He covers the phone.]

CASTLE
Dead body, I'm good.

--
[03:02, INT. DYSONS' APARTMENT - DAY]
Esposito interviews the family as Castle enters.

ESPOSITO
No one else had access to your home, not even your maid?

CANDACE DYSON
No.

ESPOSITO
Nobody like that? Okay.

[Castle spots the Ledger sitting on a table and snatches it so Beckett won't see it.]

ESPOSITO
Okay. Thank you. And your daughter... Your daughter's school, they knew about...

[Esposito points Castle towards Beckett.]

ESPOSITO
They knew about you guys going out of town?

[Castle enters the girl's bedroom where Lanie and Beckett are leaning over the body. Castle tries to gauge Beckett's mood to see if she knows about the article.]

BECKETT
What?

CASTLE
What, what? So, what've we got?

LANIE
Your guess is as good as mine. John Doe. No ID. Approximate time of death is between nine last night and one this morning.

BECKETT
The family found him after returning from vacation. Apparently, he made himself quite at home.

CASTLE
How so?

BECKETT
Well, we found his food in the fridge, toiletries in the bathroom, even some of his clothes in the dryer.

CASTLE
A real-life Goldilocks.

BECKETT
Mm-hmm. It looks as though he even slept in the parents' bed.

CASTLE
Well, of course. That one was too hard, and Baby Bears bed was just right. Looks like he struggled.

LANIE
Unsuccessfully. Here, you see that? It's a needle mark from a syringe. Probably was injected with something that stopped his heart. I'll run toxicology. As soon as I can pinpoint a COD, I'll give you a call.

BECKETT
Great, thank you.

LANIE
Mm-hmm.

[Beckett and Castle move through the other rooms.]

ESPOSITO
Hey.

CASTLE
You know who kills with syringes? Mad doctors and B-movie Nazis. Why not just use a gun?

BECKETT
Guns are loud. I've seen squatters in abandoned buildings, but nothing like this.

CASTLE
And then someone sneaks in and kills him with a needle. Weird.

BECKETT
How're the Dysons doing?

ESPOSITO
Mom and Dad are pretty shaken up. Little girl doesn't really know what's going on.

BECKETT
Did anyone know they were leaving town?

ESPOSITO
Just people from work, daughter's school, stuff like that. We're running them down.

RYAN
Hey, check this out. Dysons found this in the kitchen. Said it's not theirs.

[Ryan hands Beckett a camera and she flips through the photos.]

BECKETT
This is here.

RYAN
Yeah. Weird, huh?

BECKETT
Why would he take pictures?

CASTLE
So he could put everything back the way he found it.

BECKETT
He was hoping nobody would know that he was here.

CASTLE
Almost as though he was hiding.

BECKETT
Alright, have a tech pull the memory card. See if any of the deleted photos can tell us who he is.

--
[04:59, INT. PRECINCT, BULLPEN - DAY]
Ryan and Esposito look over the Ledger.

ESPOSITO
Ooh. She is gonna kill him.

RYAN
He's dead. So, Castle, is it true? You finally off the market?

[Castle panics, grabs the paper and hides it.]

CASTLE
Guys, seriously, if you breathe a word of this, I swear I will make you...

BECKETT
Montgomery's up to speed. Anything back from the Dysons' workplace or the kid's...school?

ESPOSITO
I ran background checks on everyone who knew the family was gonna be out of town. So far, everyone's come back clean, but I'm gonna keep digging.

BECKETT
Anything on the canvass?

RYAN
Whole lot of nothing. No doorman in the building. None of the Dysons' neighbors noticed anything out of the ordinary.

ESPOSITO
Shocker. I've lived in my spot eight years, I couldn't pick my neighbors out of a lineup.

CASTLE
Well, that's Manhattan for you. Nobody notices anything unless it affects them directly.

[Beckett's cell rings.]

ESPOSITO
Unless it's in the paper.

BECKETT
Excuse me. (on cell) Beckett.

[Castle tries to grab the paper Esposito holds up for Beckett to see.]

BECKETT (on cell)
Great. Okay, good. (hangs up) Got a hit off of John Doe's fingerprints. Douglass Bishop. He's in the system.

[Esposito puts the paper down, but keeps his hand over it so Castle can't snag it while he looks up the victim in the database. Castle covers up his photo with his hand.]

ESPOSITO
Douglass Bishop. Arrested once, ten years ago. Misdemeanor, drunk and disorderly. Charges were dropped. Besides that, he's clean.

BECKETT
Alright, find the next of kin. After they ID the body, maybe they can tell us what the hell he was doing in that apartment.

--
[06:09, INT. PRECINCT, AUTOPSY - DAY]

LANIE
I got the results back from the lab. He was injected with an anesthetic, ketamine.

CASTLE
Special K? He was killed by a club drug?

LANIE
Not in this dose. Whoever shot up Mr. Bishop was not looking to get him high. Gave him enough to put down a horse.

MORGUE ASSISTANT
The victim's sister is here.

BECKETT
I'm Detective Beckett. Thank you so much for coming down.

MELANIE KOPEK
Is-- is that him? Is that Doug?

BECKETT
That's what we'll need you to verify.

[Lanie lifts the sheet and Melanie gasps and turns into her husband's arms]

--
[06:43, INT. PRECINCT, INTERVIEW LOUNGE - DAY]

STAN KOPEK
None of this makes any sense. I mean, why would Doug be living in these people's apartment? He's got his own place out in Hoboken.

BECKETT
Is it possible that your brother was in trouble? That he was hiding from someone?

MELANIE KOPEK
No, everybody loved Doug.

CASTLE
Did he owe anybody money, or have any financial problems?

MELANIE KOPEK
Not that I know of. I mean, his hours at the travel agency got cut back, but he was getting by.

CASTLE
Travel agency? Maybe that's how he knew the Dysons were out of town.

MELANIE KOPEK
But if he were in trouble he would've raided his scuba fund.

STAN KOPEK
Yeah. He was always saying that someday when his ship came in, he was gonna get himself a little scuba shop down in Jamaica.

MELANIE KOPEK
Doug was saving up for it. He would put a portion of his paycheck in an account every month.

BECKETT
When was the last time you saw your brother?

MELANIE KOPEK
Not since the holiday party. Doug's agency threw it out by the airport, which is where Stan works, so we all went. You just never think something like this is gonna happen, so you don't make time.

STAN KOPEK
Shh. Okay.

--
[07:40, INT. PRECINCT, BULLPEN - DAY]
Castle brings Beckett a coffee while she's on the phone.

BECKETT
Okay, thank you. (hangs up) That was the travel agency. If Doug was hiding from someone, he wasn't doing a very good job. Apparently, he hasn't missed a day of work until yesterday.

CASTLE
What about the Dysons' trip?

BECKETT
They booked it through a different agency.

CASTLE
The scuba fund?

BECKETT
Didn't touch it.

CASTLE
So, he wasn't in hiding, he didn't owe anybody any money, and he had no discernible way of knowing when the Dysons would be out of town.

RYAN
Hey, Beckett. The geeks managed to pull the deleted photos from our squatter's memory card. Care to take a look?

[They open the files on the computer.]

RYAN
Stuff on counters, inside cabinets.

BECKETT
That's not the Dysons' place.

CASTLE
He's done this before, but in other apartments.

RYAN
Maybe he does it for the thrill.

BECKETT
Maybe someone found out and got mad.

CASTLE
Yeah, but he'd still have to know when they were away.

BECKETT
Unless Doug Bishop isn't our squatter.

[There's a mirror reflection in the camera shot.]

RYAN
That's definitely not Doug Bishop.

CASTLE
Who is he?

BECKETT
He's probably our killer.

[CASTLE INTRO]
--
ACT TWO
[08:39, INT. PRECINCT, CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY]
Castle, Beckett, Ryan and Esposito look over printouts of the deleted photos.

CASTLE
What kind of psychopath takes pictures of himself and his murder weapons?

BECKETT
Some killers keep trophies.

RYAN
In his defense, he did deleted these photos.

ESPOSITO
.45 with a silencer. I wonder what he had lined up for this.

BECKETT
Nothing good. Has CSU pulled the prints off of the camera and personal effects?

ESPOSITO
Yeah, they don't match Doug Bishop and they're not in the system.

BECKETT
Which means he doesn't have a record.

CASTLE
Well, if Doug wasn't our squatter, what was he doing in the Dysons' apartment?

BECKETT
He had to have known the squatter somehow.

RYAN
If this squatter was so meticulous about putting things back, why'd he leave all this for us to find?

CASTLE
You're right. It makes no sense.

BECKETT
What? No grand theatrical theory to spin for us?

CASTLE
Honestly, I got nothing.

ESPOSITO
More importantly, we don't have any prints or leads. How are we going to catch a ghost?

BECKETT
By finding out how he haunts. If we can figure out how the squatter knew his marks were out of town, find something that connects him to the other places that he's stayed, then maybe we can narrow down the field.

RYAN
We'll keep going through these. With any luck, we'll find something that can tell us whose apartments these are.

BECKETT
Okay, great. Thank you.

[Castle sees Beckett walk to her desk and pick up the papers. He rushes over.]

CASTLE
Hey.

BECKETT
Hey.

CASTLE
What are you doing?

BECKETT
Looking to see who won the game last night.

CASTLE
Oh, we won.

BECKETT
Do you even know what game I'm talking about?

CASTLE
Sure I do. The big game.

BECKETT
Okay, Castle. What's going on?

ESPOSITO
Yo, Beckett. Check this out. He took a picture of the inside of someone's medicine cabinet.

RYAN
You can almost make out the name on these prescription bottles.

BECKETT
Have IS take a look at it. See if they can enhance the photo.

[Castle takes the paper from Beckett's desk.]

--
[10:11, INT. PRECINCT, INTERVIEW LOUNGE - DAY]

MICHELE LANGFORD
Oh, god. He went through my medicine cabinet? Please tell me he didn't go through my diary.

BECKETT
We're not sure, Ms. Langford. Are you sure you don't recognize him?

MICHELE LANGFORD
Yeah, I'm positive.

BECKETT
And you don't know the Dysons.

MICHELE LANGFORD
No. The only person that knew I was even out of town was my mother. Everyone else thought I was on sick leave. You won't tell my boss that, will you?

CASTLE
Did you notice anything unusual when you returned?

MICHELE LANGFORD
Oh, that totally explains it.

BECKETT/CASTLE
What?

MICHELE LANGFORD
My faucet. For weeks I've been asking my super to fix my leaky faucet, but he never came. And then when I got back, it was fixed, so I just assumed that he finally did it. But then later when I saw him on the stairs, he didn't even know what I was talking about.

CASTLE
The squatter fixed your sink?

MICHELE LANGFORD
Yeah. And there was this bottle of, um, like, weird strawberry champagne in the fridge. And I just assumed that one of my friends had left it during a dinner party I had before I left. But none of my friends would have bought such a...

CASTLE
Cheap bottle of booze.

MICHELE LANGFORD
Exactly.

CASTLE
So, he makes repairs, leaves hostess gift. He's the Gentleman Squatter.

BECKETT
Who killed a man, so don't make him out to be the houseguest of the year. Thank you for coming in Ms. Langford.

MICHELE LANGFORD
By the way, that photo in the paper did you no justice. You're much better looking in person.

BECKETT
There's a picture of you in the paper?

MICHELE LANGFORD
So, are you the detective girlfriend?

BECKETT
I'm sorry, the what?

MICHELE LANGFORD
He is such a catch.

[Castle is about to say something.]

BECKETT
Don't. Show me. Now.

--
[11:38, INT. PRECINCT, BULLPEN - DAY]
Beckett slams down the paper.

BECKETT
Romantically involved?

CASTLE
Rumored to be.

BECKETT
What did you tell them?

CASTLE
Nothing! Why would I do that? Do you have any idea what this does to my reputation?

BECKETT
Your reputation? What about my reputation?

CASTLE
I am just as upset as you are. I'm on your team! This is shoddy journalism, and I am two seconds away from canceling my subscription! My subscription.

[Castle dials his cell.]

BECKETT
Do you have any idea how hard it is to be a female cop? The last thing I need is for you to give them more ammo to...

CASTLE (on cell)
Yes, The New York Ledger, please.

BECKETT
What are you doing?

CASTLE
Langford said that the only person who knew she was on vacation was her mother, but that's not true. If she was actually pretending to be sick, the last thing she'd want is newspapers piling up at her front door.

BECKETT
She had the papers held.

CASTLE (on cell)
Yes, your subscription department, please. (to Beckett) Anyone with access to vacation hold information would know exactly who was out of town, and for exactly how long. (on cell) Yes, I would like to verify vacation hold information on two of your subscribers, please. Who am I? I'm... I...

[He turns to Beckett.]

CASTLE (cont'd)
I sometimes forget I'm not actually a cop.

BECKETT
I don't. (on cell) Hi, this is Detective Kate Beckett with the NYPD. I'd like to speak with your supervisor, please.

--
[12:41, INT. NEW YORK LEDGER, BULLPEN - DAY]

DALE FICKAS
I can't really say he looks familiar, but you gotta understand, we have hundreds of employees.

BECKETT
Well, how many of them had access to vacation hold information?

DALE FICKAS
Well, you got about a dozen in subscriptions, another handful in billing, and of course the newspaper boys themselves.

BECKETT
I'm gonna need to see a list of their names.

DALE FICKAS
Sure, follow me.

[Castle notices Donna Vincennes at her desk and maneuvers his way behind her.]

CASTLE
Donna.

DONNA VINCENNES
Richard, what are you doing here? You're not mad about number nine, are you? I told my editor to keep you at seven.

CASTLE
No, no, it's not that. I don't care about that. Much. It's-- I just-- Why did you say I was dating Detective Beckett?

DONNA VINCENNES
Oh, well, I just assumed. You kept bringing her up during the interview.

CASTLE
No, I didn't.

DONNA VINCENNES
Sure you did. You went on and on about her. "Beckett said the funniest this, she's the best that."

CASTLE
Really? I did that?

DONNA VINCENNES
Last year, all you did was talk about yourself.

CASTLE
Well, Donna, I am very, very single.

DONNA VINCENNES
Really? Because if you aren't involved, Bachelorette Number Three asked about you this morning. Did you see her? No. Or are you one of those people who never goes below the fold?

CASTLE
Oh, I go below the fold, it's just, lately, I've been very busy with my second Nikki Heat novel and I...

[Donna flips the paper over and Castle catches sight of the bachelorettes]

CASTLE (cont'd)
Oh, my god.

DONNA VINCENNES
Mmm-hmm. Amanda Livingston. So, do you want her number? 'Cause she wants yours.

--
[14:08, INT. NEW YORK LEDGER, PRINTING ROOM - DAY]
Castle arrives as Beckett goes over the employee list with Dale Fickas.

BECKETT
Hey, we got a match. Mickey Carlson, delivery boy. Both the Dysons and Michele Langford are on his route.

CASTLE
Delivery boy, knew it.

BECKETT
Anyway, he didn't show this morning, another carrier had to cover. You know, there's no address on this application. Do you have one on file?

DALE FICKAS
No, he never gave us one. And now I know why.

[Beckett sees an employee calendar.]

BECKETT
Says there that payday is tomorrow. Does Mickey do direct deposit or does...

DALE FICKAS
Or pickup his own check? Like clockwork. Payroll comes in at ten in the morning, Mickey's here at 10:01.

--
[14:41, INT. PRECINCT, BULLPEN - DAY]

RYAN
A delivery boy with a silencer and syringes full of ketamine?

BECKETT
His job's just a front for whatever business he's really in. Here's a list of all the vacation holds on his route. He could be squatting at any one of them. He's armed, so make sure your teams use extreme caution. Castle and I will set up at the paper, in case he shows.

ESPOSITO
If he's out there, we'll find him.

RYAN
It's ironic, you know. People put in vacation holds to avoid break-ins.

CASTLE
Good use of irony.

BECKETT
So, who's your friend at the paper?

CASTLE
Oh, Donna Vincennes? She's the one who wrote the blurb about us.

BECKETT
There is no us.

CASTLE
I know that.

BECKETT
Did you tell her that?

CASTLE
Yes, I did. Which worked out, actually, really well for me. As it turns out, Most Eligible Bachelorette Numero Tres, very interested in meeting me. Once the infotainers get a hold of her with me, they're gonna forget all about you and I.

BECKETT
I can just see the headlines now, "Nine meets Three at dinner for two."

CASTLE
Believe it or not, there's a lot of women in this town who like the idea of being romantically linked to me.

[Beckett looks down at the photo of Bachelorette #3]

--
[15:56, INT. PRECINCT, AUTOPSY - DAY]
Beckett enters to see Lanie.

BECKETT
I have no life.

LANIE
No, Mr. Bishop has no life. That's why he's on my table.

BECKETT
I need a date.

LANIE
What?

BECKETT
A date, a guy, a man. You're always trying to set me up with people, so here I am. I'm game. What do you got?

LANIE
Okay, what's gotten into you?

BECKETT
I get so wrapped up in work. All I want to do is go home where it's quiet. And I'm so tired of quiet, I want loud.

LANIE
Okay. I have the perfect prescription for you.

BECKETT
A bradekker?

LANIE
No, no, baby. That's Brad Dekker. That firefighter I wanted to set you up with.

BECKETT
Is he cute?

LANIE
He was Mr. July in last year's New York Firefighter's calendar.

BECKETT
July, huh?

LANIE
Mmm-hmm.

BECKETT
They always put the really hot ones in the summer months.

LANIE
Exactly.

--
[16:52, INT. CASTLE LOFT - NIGHT]
Alexis looks up from her homework as Castle enters.

CASTLE (on cell)
Well, then, shall we say around eight? Alright. Me, too. Good night, Amanda. (hangs up) Sorry I missed dinner.

ALEXIS
There's quiche, if you're hungry.

CASTLE
Sweet, or savory, actually. So, how was your day?

ALEXIS
I had a truly great day. I got pulled out of class and called to the vice principal's office.

CASTLE
Why? What did she want?

ALEXIS
You. Here's her number.

CASTLE
Her number?

ALEXIS
Oh. And my German teacher, Fraulein Sonnenberg wanted me to tell you, auf Deutsch, "Du hast Sexappeal." She's two years from ordering off the senior menu, but here's her number, too.

CASTLE
Fraulein Sonnenberg?

ALEXIS
Too old? That's okay, 'cause my friend Sloan thinks you're real choice. She is 17, but she'll be legal in three months. Hey, maybe we could double?

CASTLE
Oh, you hate me a little bit right now, don't you?

ALEXIS
Just a little. What'd Beckett say?

CASTLE
Oh! I'm sure she'll be fine with it. Maybe even a little flattered.

[Alexis slaps his hand away from the quiche he was about to eat and takes away the plate.]

ALEXIS
Flattered.

CASTLE
I was just gonna...eat that.

--
[17:57, INT. NEW YORK LEDGER, PRINT ROOM - DAY]

CASTLE
10:15. Maybe he's a no-show.

BECKETT
Patience, Castle. Hey, have you ever heard of Drago?

CASTLE
Yeah, it's on The Ledger's Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants. It's pricey, and impossible to get a table. Unless you know someone. Why?

BECKETT
Just looking for a place to go.

CASTLE
What? Like on a date?

BECKETT
Yes, on a date. Why do you sound so surprised?

CASTLE
Nah, I-- No, I just, uh, never figured you for a Drago kind of girl.

BECKETT
Really? What kind of a girl do you figure me for, Castle?

CASTLE
I... It-- Oh! There's your boy.

[Beckett gets up and badges him.]

BECKETT
Mickey Carlson? I'm-- Hey! Hey!

[Beckett chases and catches him, planting his face in a stack of newspapers.]

BECKETT
Mickey Carlson, you're under arrest for the murder of Douglass Bishop.

--
ACT THREE
[18:51, INT. PRECINCT, INTERROGATION - DAY]
Beckett places some photos on the table.

BECKETT
This is the ketamine that you used to kill Doug Bishop.

MICKEY CARLSON
No, no, no. That-- that's not mine.

BECKETT
Pretty smart, not using the gun, Mickey. That would have been too messy.

MICKEY CARLSON
That's not my gun. Look, I didn't kill anybody, I swear. I'm not a criminal, alright? I was just squatting there.

CASTLE
Well, technically, squatting is a crime.

MICKEY CARLSON
Yeah, a victimless crime, especially the way I do it.

BECKETT
If you didn't kill Doug Bishop, then how did he end up dead in the Dysons' apartment?

MICKEY CARLSON
Guy from the Maitlans' apartment must've killed him.

BECKETT
And who are the Maitlans?

MICKEY CARLSON
People whose apartment I stayed in before the Dysons'.

BECKETT
Okay, why don't you start from the beginning and take us through if from there.

MICKEY CARLSON
Maitlans put a week hold on their paper, which I was psyched about, because they live on East 27th, which has amazing Indian restaurants. So, I pick the lock, I start taking pictures, so I can return everything to its original state. So, I'm taking pictures when I find these syringes on the table. Kind of weird, but I'm thinking maybe one of the Maitlans must be diabetic or something, right? So, I keep going. Then, bam, it hits me. What's a gun with a silencer doing out on the bed? And next to it, I see all this gear.

BECKETT
Gear?

MICKEY CARLSON
Mountain climbing equipment. At this point, I'd seen enough. I decide to get out of there. But just as I'm grabbing my stuff, I hear the door unlock, and I barely reach the closet in time. I could see them through the slats. There was three of them. It was, uh, this guy, a plain-looking dude, and a tough-looking SOB, man, he had a scar on his face, looked like a crescent moon.

BECKETT
A crescent moon?

MICKEY CARLSON
I know, right? It's crazy. Anyway, they head into the back, I take the opportunity to grab my stuff and get the hell out of there. I end up at the Dysons'. Take a load off, I get comfortable, when out of nowhere, the front door opens and him and his friend come in.

CASTLE
Who, Crescent Moon Scarface?

MICKEY CARLSON
No, the-- the other guy, the plain one. They grab me and demand that I give them their phone back!

CASTLE
Their phone?

BECKETT
Are you making this up as you go?

MICKEY CARLSON
No, no, no. See, in my race to get out of the Maitlans', I must've grabbed one of their jackets which had their phone in it. But I don't know how they knew.

CASTLE
Newer phones have GPS, they can track it on the web.

MICKEY CARLSON
Huh? Well, I didn't want their phone, and I tried to give it back. The guy pulls out a syringe and is ready to stab me with it, but that God for Doug. Oh, man! Doug says, "I didn't sign up for murder." Then they start arguing. And then the syringe guy says, "We've got three mil on the line, he's seen too much." Next thing I know, they're fighting, so I ran out of there.

CASTLE
I'm just saying it's a really good story. Come on, mysterious bad guys, crescent-shaped scars, hiding in a closet...

BECKETT
It sounds like fiction, because it probably is.

CASTLE
That's too bad. He's a nice guy.

ESPOSITO
So was Jeffrey Dahmer. Didn't stop him from eating people.

BECKETT
Where are we on these Maitlans?

RYAN
They're on a cruise ship. We're getting the ship's security to track them down right now.

BECKETT
Alright, have them track faster. I need their permission to get into the place.

CASTLE
Can't we just get a warrant?

BECKETT
On the word of a possible murder suspect? Not exactly probable cause. But once we disprove Mr. Carlson's story, we'll be able to press charges for murder.

[Beckett's cell rings.]

BECKETT (on cell)
Beckett. Oh, hi, Brad, uh, uh... No. No, no, no, it's not too last minute. Actually, my plans for tonight just fell through.

[Beckett walks off to continue her call.]

CASTLE
Who's Brad?

ESPOSITO
Hmm. Must be Lanie's friend.

CASTLE
You know him?

ESPOSITO
Yeah, met him once. Good guy. Fireman. Was in the FDNY calendar. Chiseled good looks, rock hard abs. Oh, and get this, once during a fire, after saving the parents and the kids, he went back in for the puppies.

BECKETT (on cell)
See you then.

CASTLE
Did she just flip her hair?

ESPOSITO
I'm telling you, bro, puppies. Gets them every time.

RYAN (nods)
Puppies. (on phone) Yes, Mr. Maitlan?

[Beckett finishes her call and walks back to the guys.]

BECKETT
What?

CASTLE
You're smiling.

RYAN (on phone)
Oh, great. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

BECKETT
So?

RYAN (on phone)
Goodbye. (hangs up) Hey. We got the Maitlans. We're good to enter. They're calling the super right now.

BECKETT
Okay. Let's go.

--
[22:47, INT. MAITLANS' APARTMENT - DAY]
The super lets them into the apartment.

RYAN
Stay out here, please, sir.

ESPOSITO
We'll check the back.

BECKETT
Okay. Well, surprise, surprise. Nothing here to verify Mickey's version.

CASTLE
Oh, wow! Look at this.

BECKETT
Did you find something?

CASTLE
Yeah, it's an old-fashioned dumbwaiter. You don't see these around anymore. Genius, too. The Maitlans have converted it into a hidden stereo component cupboard. I bet they have an RF remote somewhere.

BECKETT
We're not here to admire the place, Castle.

CASTLE
How can you not? I mean, look at this place. This apartment is pre-war, late 1800s. Oh, you see this molding? That is the original wood, gorgeous. I bet the bathrooms have marble wainscoting.

BECKETT
Ha! You're such a metrosexual.

CASTLE
Yes, well, better than being a pin-up boy.

BECKETT
So you heard? And it's pin-up man, Castle. Pin-up man.

CASTLE
Yes, well, have fun with your hose-jockey whilst I go out with Nueva York's most eligible bachelorette number three.

BECKETT
I guess that mean she must be slumming it. Her being number three and you being a lowly number nine.

CASTLE
What number were you again?

BECKETT
Oh!

ESPOSITO
Place is clear.

RYAN
No gun, no ketamine, no mountain climbing equipment. There is nothing here.

CASTLE
Yes, there is. An icebox, circa late 1800s. You see, before the invention of modern household refrigeration, people used to keep their perishable items in a box that held ice, hence an icebox.

BECKETT
It's not an open house, Castle.

CASTLE
Oh, the Maitlans were very clever. They converted this into a cupboard, meanwhile, it's right next to their fridge.

[Castle shrieks as a body falls out of the fridge.]

CASTLE
I did not expect that.

BECKETT
Crescent-shaped scar.

CASTLE
Looks like there was some truth to Mickey's tale after all.

--
ACT FOUR
[24:37, INT. PRECINCT, BULLPEN - DAY]
The detectives gather around the murder board.

RYAN
His name is Anton Francis. Mr. Francis here, not wanting to waste such a sinister looking scar, decided to round out the stereotype with a laundry list of criminal activity, including fencing stolen property, stick-ups and a smash and grab.

BECKETT
Do we have time of death?

RYAN
Yes, between 1 and 4 a.m. this morning, which rules out Mickey Carlson. We've verified that he stayed in a homeless shelter last night.

BECKETT
So, if Mickey was telling us the truth, then Doug and Mr. Francis clearly got more than they bargained for.

CASTLE
All by the murderous hand of their partner, the guy who killed Doug with the syringe, our mysterious Third Man.

BECKETT
Let's get photos of all of Anton's known associates and former cellmates. If Mickey saw his face, he should be able to ID him for us.

CASTLE
So how does a man like Douglass Bishop, with no criminal record, get involved with hardened criminals?

ESPOSITO
Simple. They needed him. It seemed convenient to me that the Maitlans were out of town when all this went down, so I did some digging. Turns out, that cruise they're on? They won it in a contest. Only, there is no contest.

BECKETT
A phony award letter?

ESPOSITO
Yeah, when they got that and the tickets, they figured why look a gift horse in the mouth? So, guess where the tickets came from.

BECKETT
Doug Bishop's travel agency.

CASTLE
So, the cruise was just a scam to get the Maitlans out of town. The letter says that the cruise had to be this week. Why this week?

BECKETT
And why the Maitlans?

CASTLE
Well, unless our bad guys are into pre-war architecture, there's really nothing in that apartment that's worth anything, except for the audio/visual equipment, which was still there.

RYAN
Why go through so much trouble to get in the Maitlans' apartment?

BECKETT
Maybe what they wanted wasn't in the Maitlans' apartment. Maybe they were going to rob someone else, but just needed access.

CASTLE
The audio/visual equipment. Access. The Maitlans live on the second floor. Running perpendicular to them and whatever is below is the old dumbwaiter shaft. In Gathering Storm, I had Derrick Storm climb up the dumbwaiter shaft to bypass the Czech assassin in order to save the Swiss ambassador's daughter. Maybe our bad guys are using the dumbwaiter to bypass the security of whatever's below them.

BECKETT
Which would explain the ropes and the climbing gear. So what's below the Maitlans' apartment?

CASTLE
A pet shop.

--
[26:49, INT. PET SHOP - NIGHT]

NOEL DU PREEZ (on phone)
Why don't you come get it? I have the largest selection of reptiles in the city. They're my specialty. Okay, thank you, bye-bye. Hi, how is it? Can I, uh, can I help you?

BECKETT
And you're sure nothing was stolen?

NOEL DU PREEZ
Yeah, I mean, what is there to steal?

[Castle moves some furniture aside to reveal the dumbwaiter opening.]

CASTLE
This dumbwaiter's been opened recently.

NOEL DU PREEZ
It was open?

CASTLE
Mickey told us his attacker said there was millions at stake.

BECKETT
Mr. Du Preez, what's on the other side of that wall?

NOEL DU PREEZ
28th Street. East side Bank and Trust.

CASTLE
A bank heist?

--
[27:28, INT. PRECINCT, MONTGOMERY'S OFFICE - NIGHT]

BECKETT
It looks like the plan was to cut into the back wall to get into the bank vault on the other side. We called the bank manager, the FBI, but our guys never made it that far.

MONTGOMERY
What went wrong?

BECKETT
We don't know. It could have been greed, panic. It looks like our victims might have been betrayed by their partner.

MONTGOMERY
In the old days, you killed your partners after you got the money. And lead on this, uh, Third Man?

BECKETT
No. We had our squatter take a look at mug shots of Anton Francis's associates and we didn't find him.

CASTLE
What if the connection to the Third Man isn't through Scarface, what if it's through Doug?

MONTGOMERY
The travel agent? I thought we went through him.

BECKETT
We did. We checked his family, his friends, his co-workers.

CASTLE
But not his clients. Think about it, maybe that's it. The Third Man books a trip through Doug. Doug starts talking, tells him about his dream of owning a scuba shop in the islands. The Third Man senses his frustration, that's his in. He tells Doug it'll be easy. It's a victimless crime, nobody will get hurt, insurance will pay. Knowing the whole time if the police investigate, they'll track the tickets back through to Doug, not to him. The Third Man remains invisible so long as Doug is dead.

MONTGOMERY
That almost makes sense.

BECKETT
Let's run Doug's client list for the past six months. If anything pops, we'll show it to Mickey.

RYAN
Okay.

BECKETT
You know, maybe I should cancel tonight.

MONTGOMERY
You're gonna cancel on the guy that risked his life for a bunch of puppies?

BECKETT
Sir, you know about my date?

MONTGOMERY
Yes, and despite what you might think, the world is not going to end just because you disappear for a night. And if it does, I'm sure that those two can handle it.

ESPOSITO
Yeah.

RYAN
Yeah, go ahead.

ESPOSITO
Yeah, I need the overtime.

BECKETT
Okay, but call me if anything turns up.

RYAN
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, have fun.

CASTLE
You see how ready she was to cancel on that date?

ESPOSITO
What's it to you, Castle?

RYAN
Yeah, why do you care?

CASTLE
I'm just saying. Look out, there's a...

--
[29:13, INT. CASTLE LOFT - NIGHT]
Castle's picking out a tie as Alexis enters.

ALEXIS
Neither of those.

CASTLE
Hmm?

ALEXIS
Look.

[She takes away the two ties he's holding and puts another one up for him to see in the mirror.]

CASTLE
Oh, you're good. Hey, I know that this can be weird for you, how parents aren't supposed to date.

ALEXIS
I know you date, Dad. I know you probably do other things that I'm not going to think about and that we'll never, ever mention.

CASTLE
Fair enough. So, what's wrong?

ALEXIS
I don't know. I mean, I'm not gonna be here forever. And then who's going to look after you then? Bachelorette Number Three?

CASTLE (chuckles)
Slow down there. Let's not go buying rings anytime soon. It's just a date.

ALEXIS
I know. And she seems nice and all. But if that's who you date, I mean, are you really going to find happiness with the kind of person who's a number on a list?

CASTLE
Well, I already have. You're number one on mine. Look, it's my job to worry about you, not the other way around. I'll be fine.

ALEXIS
Yeah, that's what you said when you tried to deep-fry a turkey, and we all know how that turned out. I just don't want you to get hurt. Or burn your eyebrows off...again.

CASTLE
I'm glad they grew back.

ALEXIS
They're finally matching.

--
[30:30, INT. DRAGO - NIGHT]
Castle and Amanda Livingston weave their way into the restaurant.

AMANDA LIVINGSTON
I heard this place was impossible to get into.

CASTLE
Excuse me.

FRANK
Ricky!

CASTLE
Frankie! Come here.

FRANK
Nice to see you again.

CASTLE
And you.

FRANK
Your table will be ready momentarily.

BECKETT
Castle?

CASTLE
Beckett?

--
ACT FIVE
[30:48, INT. DRAGO - NIGHT]

BRAD DEKKER
I take it you two know each other?

BECKETT
Yeah. Brad, this is Richard Castle. We work together.

CASTLE
Uh, Amanda, this is Kate Beckett. We work together.

AMANDA LIVINGSTON
Hi. Nice to meet you.

[Beckett pulls Castle aside.]

BECKETT
What are you doing here? You knew that I was coming here.

CASTLE
I knew you wanted to come here. I didn't think you could get a table last-minute.

BECKETT
You got a table last-minute.

CASTLE
Yeah, I've got connections.

BECKETT
So do I. City health inspector.

CASTLE
Wow. Nice abuse of power.

BRAD DEKKER
So, Richard, you a cop, too?

BECKETT
No, he's a novelist who's been shadowing me on my murder cases.

CASTLE
Oh, I do a little more than shadowing.

HOSTESS
Your table is ready.

[At dinner. Beckett and Castle separately regale their dates with the story of the case they're working.]

BRAD DEKKER
So, you two working a homicide?

BECKETT
Um, a double homicide. It's actually a rather tricky case because the killer is...

CASTLE
I like to call him the Third Man.

AMANDA LIVINGSTON
Very mysterious. Sounds like one of your books.

CASTLE
Yeah, it kind of does. Anyway, he and his two partners...

BECKETT
...were going to rob a bank. Only he turned on the other two and killed them before they even finished the job. I mean, it doesn't even make any sense, since usually you'd wait until you got the money before you double-crossed your partners.

CASTLE
I mean, they didn't even have the right equipment to rob a bank.

AMANDA LIVINGSTON
Well, I'm sure you'll figure it out, eventually. You know, speaking of great mysteries, I saw an incredible play off-Broadway the other night.

CASTLE
I just wish I could figure out what they were doing with the ketamine.

BECKETT
Maybe it had something to do with the pet store.

BRAD DEKKER
You gonna eat that?

BECKETT
Just, it's not like there was really anything to steal there.

CASTLE
Unless the pet store was just a front for something else.

AMANDA LIVINGSTON
Waiter, can I have another glass of wine, please?

BECKETT
In which case, the owner might have been lying when he said that nothing was stolen.

BRAD DEKKER
Do you want to have sex with me later?

BECKETT
I'm sorry, would you mind if I made a telephone call?

BRAD DEKKER
Nah.

BECKETT
Thanks.

[Castle sees Beckett standing up.]

CASTLE
Um... Bathrooms are out by the front, right? Pardon me.

[Beckett hangs up the phone and Castle approaches her.]

CASTLE
Have you got something?

BECKETT
I was just having Ryan and Esposito run something down for me.

CASTLE
The pet shop?

BECKETT
Yes! How did you know?

CASTLE
I was thinking the exact same thing, it's probably a front for something.

BECKETT
Okay, so they're going to dig up everything they can on the owner. It could be that he's hiding something.

CASTLE
Right. Well, I should get back to this date.

BECKETT
How's yours going?

CASTLE
Great. Yours?

BECKETT
Fantastic. Well, I'll, uh, see you.

[Back at dinner.]

AMANDA LIVINGSTON
The pheasant is amazing.

[Beckett's phone vibrates.]

BECKETT
Sorry, that's the station.

BRAD DEKKER
Yeah, go ahead.

[Castle sees Beckett get up again.]

CASTLE
Would you pardon me?

AMANDA LIVINGSTON
Bathroom again?

[Castle meets Beckett by the kitchens.]

CASTLE
So, what'd they find out?

ESPOSITO (on speaker phone)
Yo, we ran the pet shop owner, Noel du Preez. He came up clean.

CASTLE
Really?

BECKETT
What about in the past couple of days? Anything unusual?

RYAN
The day before yesterday, customs has him taking possession of half a dozen African Gray Parrots, four baboon spiders, and two black-tailed pythons, all from South Africa.

CASTLE
Wait a minute, did you ju-- did you say black-tailed pythons from South Africa?

RYAN
Yeah, why?

CASTLE
Because black-tailed pythons, also known as Indian rock pythons, are not indigenous to that area. Why would they be coming from Africa?

ESPOSITO
Why do you care about some motherfreaking snakes on a motherfreaking plane?

CASTLE
Because as a murder mystery novelist, I am highly paid to think like a bad guy. Here are a few fun facts about snakes, they are cold-blooded, they swallow huge amounts and they digest their food very slowly.

BECKETT
Perfect for smuggling.

CASTLE
And it wouldn't be the first time. If these snakes are coming in from South Africa, there are two things in abundance in South Africa, racial hatred and diamonds.

ESPOSITO
Smuggling diamonds in live snakes.

BECKETT
Mickey's attacker said that there were millions at stake...

CASTLE
And the dumbwaiter goes right down into the pet store. That's why the Maitlans' trip had to be this week. They knew the shipment was coming in. And then the ketamine...

BECKETT
Was to dope the snakes, so they could take them up the shaft without a fight. And then when we came to the store...

CASTLE
The owner couldn't say a word, otherwise he's implicate himself in smuggling.

BECKETT
So, we find out who robbed him...

CASTLE
We find the Third Man.

RYAN
Do they know they're finishing each other's sentences?

BECKETT
Have uniforms pick up the owner, we'll meet you at the store.

[Brad approaches Amanda as they return to the dining room.]

BRAD DEKKER
Hey, is this seat taken? My name's Brad.

BECKETT
What should we tell them?

CASTLE
This is going to be awkward.

[They look back and Brad is sitting with Amanda.]

BECKETT
They'll be okay.

--
[35:10, EXT. STREET - NIGHT]
Ryan and Esposito get out of their unmarked as Beckett and Castle hop out of a cab.

BECKETT
Is the owner in custody?

RYAN
Wife said he was here working late. Place looks closed.

[Beckett takes a gun out of her purse.]

BECKETT
Okay, Castle, hold my purse. Follow me.

--
[35:28, INT. PET STORE - NIGHT]
They enter the shop, guns drawn.

ESPOSITO
Ready? Let's go.

[They search the back room.]

ESPOSITO
Room all clear.

RYAN
Here, too.

[A shot is fired and the glass cage behind Castle shatters.]

CASTLE
Whoa!

BECKETT
NYPD!

[The shop owner, Noel du Preez aims a gun at them.]

DETECTIVES
Drop the weapon!

BECKETT
Get down! Down!

[Ryan and Esposito bring du Preez to the ground and cuff him.]

NOEL DU PREEZ
I didn't know you were the police!

BECKETT
Hey, you okay?

CASTLE
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Takes a lot more than that to scare me.

BECKETT
What about a big hairy spider on your shoulder?

CASTLE
Yeah, that would do it.

[Beckett points at the tarantula climbing up Castle's shoulder.]

CASTLE
Gah!

--
ACT SIX
[36:16, INT. PRECINCT, INTERROGATION - NIGHT]

NOEL DU PREEZ
I didn't know you were the police. I have a right to defend my store.

BECKETT
Defend from who, Mr. du Preez? According to customs, you took possession of two black-tailed pythons.

NOEL DU PREEZ
Which is not a crime.

CASTLE
No. But black-tailed pythons are indigenous to India, so why ship them in from South Africa?

NOEL DU PREEZ
My suppliers are there. There is nothing illegal about my business.

CASTLE
Then where are the snakes?

BECKETT
They weren't in the store, and we didn't find any invoices indicating that they were sold.

CASTLE
You know what we did find? A color grader, a UV Lamp, and a karat weight scale.

BECKETT
All tools of the diamond trade. So what happened, Mr. du Preez? Because we think someone broke into your store, came down the dumbwaiter shaft and stole your shipment of diamonds. Now that's your problem. My problem is that they left two bodies behind. Okay. Fine. You don't want to implicate yourself, I get it. So, I'm simply going to ask, who knew about the shipment? Come on, Mr. du Preez. Don't you want us to find them? Who knew? Who did you tell?

NOEL DU PREEZ
I told no one.

BECKETT
Mr. du Preez...

NOEL DU PREEZ
I picked up my cargo at the airport personally, and I locked them in my office. The next day, they were gone.

[Beckett puts photos on the table of Anton "Scarface" Francis and Douglass Bishop.]

BECKETT
Do you recognize either of these men?

NOEL DU PREEZ
No. I've never seen any of them in my life. It's the truth.

--
[37:52, INT. PRECINCT, OBSERVATION - NIGHT]

CASTLE
Robbing a smuggler. It's almost a perfect crime. And the victim can't go to the police without admitting his own crime.

BECKETT
Someone knew that shipment was coming in. Someone had it planned. Where are we on Doug's client list?

RYAN
We ran every client Doug ever had and we got nada.

ESPOSITO
Just to be thorough, we showed their DMV photos to Mickey. None of them were our mysterious Third Man.

CASTLE
It had to be someone du Preez would never expect.

RYAN
Someone connected to his pet store in some capacity? An old employee, perhaps?

ESPOSITO
He would have to have known the shipment was coming in.

CASTLE
Yeah, someone who knew his timetable. Maybe someone du Preez had sent to the airport previously to pick up a shipment.

BECKETT
Out to the airport.

CASTLE
What was that?

BECKETT
Run all of the paperwork from du Preez's last shipment. Customs, Fish and Wildlife, the shipping company, everything. I want to know who knew what and when.

CASTLE
You think someone at the airport caught on to du Preez's smuggling? Decided to rob him instead of report him?

BECKETT
Not only that, I think I know who.

--
[38:45, INT. PRECINCT, INTERVIEW LOUNGE - NIGHT]
Melanie and Stan Kopek, Doug's sister and brother-in-law enter the precinct.

BECKETT
Mr. and Mrs. Kopek, thank you for coming in so late. Please.

MELANIE KOPEK
Sorry it took so long. Stan was at work when you called.

BECKETT
Oh, right. You said that the last time that you saw your brother was at the agency's party around where Stan works?

MELANIE KOPEK
That's right.

BECKETT
Could you refresh my memory, Mr. Kopek. Where is it that you work?

STAN KOPEK
It-- It's late. Could-- could you just please tell us what you found out?

BECKETT
Well, I didn't really put everything together until I remembered your wife's story about the party. At the airport.

[Beckett pulls out a document.]

STAN KOPEK
What's this?

BECKETT
It's a customs form, Mr. Kopek, authorizing the release of cargo to a Mr. Noel du Preez, signed by you.

STAN KOPEK
Yeah, so I-- I work for customs. What's-- what's the big deal?

MELANIE KOPEK
What's going on, Stan?

STAN KOPEK
I have no idea.

BECKETT
Sure you do. When you realized what Mr. du Preez was doing, smuggling diamonds, you said to yourself, "Why should I give him up to those ungrateful bastards? Why not just take care of it myself?"

MELANIE KOPEK
Stan...

CASTLE
Then all you needed to do was pull the import permits from Fish and Wildlife to determine when the next shipment would be. But you needed someone with connections to fencing stolen goods.

BECKETT
And so you contacted Anton Francis, a con man and an old high school buddy who'd been in and out of jail for years. The easy score was money to his ears. But you needed to get the Maitlans out of town for a couple of days first.

CASTLE
And that's when your brother-in-law, Doug, came in. What did you do, Stan? Did you play on his dreams? Tell him he could finally afford that scuba shop he always wanted?

MELANIE KOPEK
Stan, what did you do?

STAN KOPEK
Nothing. Nothing. I-- I don't know...

BECKETT
Mrs. Kopek, your husband killed your brother.

STAN KOPEK
That's ri...

MELANIE KOPEK
Stan!

STAN KOPEK
Hon, they're lying. That's-- that's ridiculous.

CASTLE
We have a witness, Mr. Kopek. The squatter you tried to kill identified you from a photo array less than an hour ago.

MELANIE KOPEK
Oh, god.

STAN KOPEK
No. No. It was... It wasn't supposed to happen like this. No one was supposed to get hurt. Doug, he just-- he wouldn't listen. I didn't mean.. Anton, he came after me. He-- That was self-defense. I'm not-- I'm not a killer.

BECKETT
We have two bodies that prove otherwise.

STAN KOPEK
It just got out of hand. Things just spun out of control.

MELANIE KOPEK
Get him away from me.

STAN KOPEK
Honey, it's..

[Esposito pulls out his cuffs.]

ESPOSITO
On your feet.

STAN KOPEK
I did it for us. It was all for us, baby.

--
[41:13, INT. PRECINCT, HALLWAY - DAY]

MICKEY CARLSON
And you guys thought I made the whole thing up.

CASTLE
I believed you the whole time.

MICKEY CARLSON
So, what happens to me now? I go back to the holding cell? Or am I headed to The Tombs?

BECKETT
Neither. For your cooperation in the apprehension of Stan Kopek, the ADA has agrees to a deal. Five years probation for all your sins.

MICKEY CARLSON
No jail time?

BECKETT
You have a shot at a second chance, Mickey.

CASTLE
Don't blow it.

MICKEY CARLSON
I won't. Hey, thanks for everything. Really, thank you. Alright.

[Mickey leaves.]

BECKETT
Oh, man, I can't wait to go home, and just slip into a warm bath and...

CASTLE
I have...

BECKETT
Don't. Please? Don't.

CASTLE
I was just going to say I'm starving. We left the restaurant before I had a chance to finish my entree.

BECKETT
Ah, yeah. Well, it wouldn't have mattered if you did. The portions there were tiny.

CASTLE
Eh. You know, Remy's is open all night. They've got those burgers.

BECKETT
Oh, and those shakes.

[Castle takes her dress bag and offers her his arm.]

BECKETT (cont'd)
Oh, why not?

CASTLE
Mmm.

[She takes his arm and twirls her hair as they walk towards the elevator.]

BECKETT
So, how did your date go?

CASTLE
She was kind of boring. Didn't talk much. Mr. July?

BECKETT
A little self-absorbed.

CASTLE
Looked it.

BECKETT
Really?

CASTLE
I can tell. Some people just don't know how to behave on a date.

BECKETT
Especially on a first date.

CASTLE
Exactly.



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