Castle: Kate, I'm not proposing to you to keep you here, or because I'm afraid I'm gonna lose you. I'm proposing because I can't imagine my life without you. If that means, when things get difficult, we have to figure them out, then I'm willing to figure them out. Assuming you're willing to figure them out with me.
Beckett: Well, in that case, Richard Edgar Alexander Rodgers Castle, yes. Yes. I will marry you.
Castle: You know what? This isn't about your mother's case anymore. This is about you needing a place to hide. Because you've been chasing this so long, you're afraid to find out who you are without it.
Beckett: You don't know me, Castle! You think you do, but you don't.
Castle: I know you crawled inside your mother's murder and didn't come out. I know you hide there. The same way you hide in these nowhere relationships with men you don't love. You could be happy, Kate. You deserve to be happy. But you're afraid.
Beckett: The moment that I met you, my life became extraordinary. You taught me to be my best self, to look forward to tomorrow's adventures. And when I was vulnerable, you were strong. I love you, Richard Castle. And I want to live my life in the warmth of your smile and the strength of your embrace. I promise you I will love you. I will be your friend and your partner in crime and in life, always.
Castle: The moment we met, my life became extraordinary. You taught me more about myself than I knew there was to learn. You are the joy in my heart. You're the last person I want to see every night when I close my eyes. I love you, Katherine Beckett. And the mystery of you is the one I want to spend the rest of my life exploring. I promise to love you, to be your friend, and your partner in crime and life, 'till death do us part, and for the time of our lives.
Castle: It's because you're afraid, isn't it? You're afraid that if you look into your mother's death, that you will go back down that rabbit hole and lose yourself again. But it's different this time. We have good leads. We have strong leads. And you won't have to do it alone. We can do it together.
Beckett: What if I don't want to know? Did you ever think of that? What if I'm not ready? What if the idea of catching my mom's murderer, and then having to sit there and watch as he cuts some deal that puts him back out on the street in ten years, makes me nauseous? You dredged up my past for you, Castle. Not for me, and you're too selfish to even see it. The case is closed, Castle. We made a deal, and I expect you to honor it.
Beckett: LokSat thinks that his cover-up worked. That's why he let us live. And if he finds out that I am still pursuing this, he will kill me and anyone that I am close to. That's why I had to push you away.
Castle: The fact that you even think that breaks my heart. I'd walk into a tornado for you, Kate.
Beckett: And I would die if I lost you.
Castle: You want to know what hurts the most? You could have come to me with everything, broken us up just like you did, only it would have been a cover. And together, in secret, we could have taken this guy down. Only that thought never even occurred to you, because deep down inside, you like being broken, and you need this obsession. And no matter what I do, I can't change that. Only you can, Kate.
Beckett: Castle, please, no more Wookie calls.
Castle: It's not Wookie. I'm not doing Wookie. I can't do Wookie. Alexis does a really cute Wookie.
Beckett: Well, whatever you're doing, could you stop?
Castle: You're scared it might work?
Beckett: No, I am scared that I might murder you, and then I'll have two crime scenes on my hands.
Castle: That day in the woods, Kate... That's why I do what I do. I'm driven to figure out the story because I could never figure out that one.
Beckett: Why didn't you ever tell me this before?
Castle: I think I didn't want it to be real. But it is real. He's real. He killed before, and he just tried to kill again.
Beckett: Castle, I am not getting married in space.
Castle: Why not? We could be the first. Commercial space flight is only a couple of years away. And you said you wanted it to be special.
Beckett: [sarcastic] Yes, because when I was a little girl, imagining my wedding day being stuck in a small tin can with a thousand tons of rocket fuel strapped to my ass was exactly what I had in mind.
Gina: What kind of idiot kills off his best-selling main character?
Castle: Are you asking as my blood-sucking publisher or as my blood-sucking ex-wife?
Gina: Oh, is that what you're doing? Punishing me by killing the golden goose?
Castle: Oh, come on. I may be petty and short-sighted, but I'm not that petty and short-sighted.
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