CASTLE: Throwback Thursday; Beckett In Denial

UPDATE:  missed one… See S1E7


For Throwback Thursday I thought it would  be fun to find the times that everyone else thought Beckett and Castle ( not yet Caskett) were together but were not.  The list in not inclusive so I may add to these and probably add pics too!  Enjoy!

Season 1 Episode 4

image Lanie: Getting a drink with me after work instead of getting your freak on with writer boy?
Beckett: What? He is annoying, self-centered, egotistical, and completely-
Lanie: Fun. And take it from me, girlfriend, you need some fun. I mean, how bad can he be?
Beckett: [answers phone] Beckett.
Castle: [excitedly] Guess who’s got a date with a prostitute!

Season 1 Episode 7:


In this installment, somehow Castle convinces Kate to go to a high society fundraiser.  Leading up to the eventful evening, they interview the chairperson of the gala who knows of Rick and starts this dialogue:

ANNE: Oh. You two aren’t…?
CASTLE: Not yet.

Pretty funny stuff!

Season 1 Episode 9. Then Episode 10


EP9 – a kidnapping case matches Kate with an old beau

BECKETT:That’s something Castle would say.

SORENSON:  You like him.

BECKETT:  No. I just, um… I don’t know. I think he’s interesting.

SORENSON:  So you’re not…?

BECKETT:  Together? No…


(Castle knocks on the door.)

WILL: It’s the writer monkey. What is he still doing here? Haven’t you finished your book yet?

CASTLE: Last chapter. (To Beckett) Do you have a sec?


WILL: Watch it, Kate. He likes you.

BECKETT: (To Castle) You’ll have to forgive him. He is heavily medicated.

Season 2. Episode 12

image Lanie: [amused] Girl, I’m gonna smack you! You work side by side everyday. He writes a sex scene in his book about you that had me reaching for ice water. Now, little miss bride shows up. Don’t tell me you’re not the least bit jealous.
Beckett: Oh, please. You’ve been inhaling too many autopsy fluids. [Beckett begins to leave the room.] Lanie: Honey, just because you can’t see whats goin’ on [Voice escalates as Beckett starts leaving] doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t see what’s going on!
Beckett: [from outside the room, in a singsong] Shut up!
Lanie: [to Sophie, the corpse] Mm-hmm. I see it. You may not, but I do.


Kira: [to Beckett] He’s all yours.

image  Season 2 Episode 16

image Jordan: So how long have you two been sleeping together?
Beckett: Um, we’re, we’re not sleeping together. We, he just observes me.
Jordan: Yeah, I’ve seen the way he observes you.
Castle: No, she’s right. Aside from my second wife, this is most sexless relationship I’ve ever been in.
Jordan: I’ve been profiling people for a long time. I’m hardly ever wrong.
Beckett: Well, this time you are. Wrong.
Jordan: So if you’re not sleeping together, why do you keep him around?

Season 2  Episode 17

image Agent Shaw: You made a tough decision on your feet, used the resources at hand. I’d say that’s heroic and somewhat poetic. In the end, Dunn did actually face Nikki Heat. She is, after all, part you, part Castle. He cares about you, Kate. You may not see it, you may not be ready to, but he does.
Beckett: Yeah, well, the situation with Castle is complicated.
Agent Shaw: Ah.

Season 2 Episode 22: 

Maddie: [To Beckett] You’re hot for Castle. You wanna make little Castle babies!
Beckett: Maddie! He can hear us!

Season 2 Episode 24

image Esposito: So… Castle’s last case, huh?
Beckett: Mm-hmm.
Esposito: Ryan and I thought we’d do a little going away party.
Beckett: Yeah. Well, it’s not like he’s leaving forever.
Esposito: You sure about that? Why do you think he’s been following you around all this time? What, research? The guy has done enough research to write 50 books. Look… whatever the reason is, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t include watching you be with another guy.

Season 3. Episode 11

Natalie: Is Castle gay?
Beckett: [So shocked that she spits out her coffee] I’m sorry, what? No. No!
Natalie: Then you two are an item, but you’re sworn to secrecy, right?
Beckett: No, we are not an item. Why?
Natalie: [Sighs] Last night I invited him back to my place. And he said something to me I have never heard from a man before.
Beckett: What?
Natalie: “No.”
Beckett: [Raises her eyebrows] No?

image Natalie: I don’t get it! He’s into you, but you’re determined not to give into these feelings that you clearly have for him. So he fantasizes about you through his writing. It’s literally verbal masturbation.
Beckett: Uh—okay, so what does this have to do with me?
Natalie: [Indicates her “Beckett costume”] I am not wearing this getup for my health. You’re Nikki Heat, he’s Jameson Rook. I need to sleep with him in the name of character research. Can you talk to him?
Beckett: And say what?
Natalie: [Shrugs] I dunno, give him permission or something.
[Beckett is momentarily speechless] Beckett: I have to go. Over there. [She disappears in a random direction]

Season 3 Episode 17

CASTLE - "Setup" (Part 1) -- Castle and Beckett investigate the apparent robbery-homicide of a New York cab driver, only to discover that the victim was involved in a mysterious conspiracy with unimaginable consequences. As the stakes continue to rise, hard-charging federal agent Mark Fallon (guest star Adrian Pasdar) takes over the investigation. Together, Fallon, Beckett and Castle must race to unmask the truth about the victim before it's too late, on "Castle," MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RANDY HOLMES) ADRIAN PASDAR

AGENT MARK FALLONt: You know, it’s funny, when I first met you two, I thought you were together.
CASTLE: Oh. No. Just– Friends

Season 3 Episode 22

image Beckett reading Royce’s last words in his letter to her]’
Royce: “And now for the hard part, kid. It’s clear that you and Castle have something real. And you’re fighting it. But trust me, putting the job ahead of your heart is a mistake. Risking our hearts is why we’re alive. The last thing you want is to look back on your life and wonder, ‘if only’”.[Beckett glances over at a sleeping Castle)

Season 4 Episode 5

BURKE: Why is it complicated?
BECKETT: You know why it’s complicated. (She’s no longer forceful. She seems lost)
BURKE: Only what you’ve told me. (she looks away) Kate. What are you really scared of? That he won’t wait for you? Or that he will?

image BECKETT and ESPOSITO are searching SERENA’S room. BECKETT is going through her drawers.
ESPOSITO: Nothing so far. You find anything?
BECKETT opens a drawer. It’s full of lacy lingerie. BECKETT’S eyes tighten.
BECKETT: No.(She more forceful than she should be.)
ESPOSITO: Hmm. You really want to nail this chick, don’t you?
He amused by her drive.
BECKETT: Yeah, well, it’s what we do, isn’t it? Catch bad guys?
ESPOSITO: Yeah, but … seems like it might be about more than that.
She stops and glares at him.
BECKETT: Just keep looking, ‘kay?
ESPOSITO stifles a smile.


BECKETT :Um, you know, after you and Castle went on that date –
SERENA :More like a sting.
BECKETT: He never thought that you were involved. He believed in you, even when I didn’t.
SERENA smiles.
SERENA: Why are you telling me this?
BECKETT: It just … I think that you should know what kind of person you’re dealing with.
(BECKETT is sincere, but sad. She’s willing to let CASTLE go. SERENA just smiles.)
CASTLE: Here we are, ladies.(He hands them each a cup of coffee.)
BECKETT: Thank you.
SERENA: Thank you.
(They stand awkwardly for a moment and CASTLE picks up on the tone.)
CASTLE: Anything wrong?
BECKETT: Uh, no. I should, um … I’m just going to go and file some stuff. (She turns and walks away, leaving CASTLE’S questioning look. SERENA hands her coffee back to CASTLE.)
SERENA :Uh, and I’m – I’m going to go back to my hotel (She leans past him to grab her jacket.)
SERENA: I would ask you to come but, it’s like I said. I don’t steal things that belong to someone else.

Season 4 Episode 7

image TRAPPER JOHN: What did Captain Confidence tell you? Keep me calm? Build rapport? Extract information? Here’s how it’s going to work. You lie to me, I kill hostages. You jerk me around, I kill hostages. And Kate? (he squats next to CASTLE) I’ll start with your boyfriend.


TRAPPER JOHN: I’m going to make pretty red stains out of your boyfriend, Kate. I got my gun to his throat and I’m going to paint a Jackson Pollock with his insides.

TRAPPER JOHN: (to CASTLE) Your girlfriend is a hellcat.
CASTLE: Yeah well, she’s not my girlfriend.
TRAPPER JOHN: She too much woman for you?

Season 4 Episode 20

image Kate: I’m telling you, something happened. Something changed. It’s been weird between us lately.
Lanie: Lately? Kate, it’s been weird for four years.
Kate: No, this is different. He’s different. It’s like he’s pulling away.
Lanie: Well, can you blame him? He’s probably tired of waiting.

Kate: Waiting for what?
Lanie: What do you think? The guy is crazy about you, and despite your little act, you’re crazy about him. (Kate looks at her.) Oh, what, was that supposed to be some big secret?
Kate: Yes. No. Do you think he knows?
Lanie: You remember how he used to be? Girl on either arm. You really don’t see that guy too much anymore. Why do you think that is? He’s waiting for you.
Kate: Yeah, but Lanie…
Lanie: I know. You’re dealing with stuff. But you cannot ask him to wait forever. Unless, of course, you’re okay with him pulling away.


Kate: I just, I don’t wanna lose what we have, you know?
Lanie: Girl, please. What exactly do you have, really?
Kate: A friendship.
Lanie: No. what you and I have is a friendship. What you and Castle have is a holding pattern. How long can you circle before the fuel runs out?

Beckett: [Examining the victim’s body] Hey Lanie, how does it look?
Lanie: Like you waited too long

Season 4 Episode 21


BURKE: Well maybe from his point of view, the question is what didn’t you do?
(She stops)
BECKETT: Wait, what? What – what do you mean?
BURKE: When you were shot, Castle said that he loved you. How long ago was that?
BECKETT: Seven months ago, but I wasn’t ready to hear that then.
BURKE: What do you think he’s telling you with his behavior?
(She pauses, thinks.)
BECKETT: (deliberately) That … maybe … he’s not there anymore? That maybe he’s not ready? (She raises her eyebrows, searching BURKE to see if she’s guessed right. He just stares back. She gets it. It hurts to recognize and she looks away, sitting on the arm of a chair and sighs heavily.)
BECKETT :What if I waited too long?
BURKE: You weren’t waiting, Kate. You were healing.
BECKETT: Yeah, but then in the meantime, he’s moved on.
BURKE: Or he’s protecting himself by not taking more emotional risks.

Season 4 Episode 23

image Kate: Listen to you? Why should I listen to you? How am I even supposed to trust anything that you say
Castle: How are you s– Because of everything that we have been through together! Four years, I’ve been right here! Four years just waiting for you to just open your eyes and see that I am right here. And that I’m more than a partner. Every morning, I-I bring you a cup of coffee, just so I can see a smile on your face. Because I think you are the most remarkable… maddening… challenging… frustrating person I’ve ever met. And I love you Kate, and if that means anything to you, if you care about me at all, just don’t do this.