On Beckett’s first day back from her suspension, she and Castle are thrown into the salacious world of local TV news when WHNY’s veteran weather girl is found dead. As if navigating an industry full of backstabbing and ruthless ambition weren’t difficult enough, they have to do it while hiding their new relationship from their coworkers. Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (“Prison Break“) guest stars as a sexy entertainment reporter who sets her sights on Castle.

Castle, that sly dog, still is lusting over Beckett as apparently he will donor say anything to get her to remove clothing! Oh yea, I guess that little “grab and go” from the 1st episode was fulfilled as Castle looks to be quite comfy in Beckett’s apartment.

Beckett and Castle decide to maintain their secret relationship but remain single in front of their coworkers. Five minutes into their single lifestyle, Castle screws up and forgets to bring Beckett coffee.

Lanie determines that Mandy’s death was made to look like a mugging gone wrong, as she finds that her shirt was ripped after she was shot, and the bruising occurred postmortem. She also notices a difference in Kate and wants to know the name of her special someone.

A surveillance camera across the street from Mandy’s apartment picked up footage of Miles Haxton, Mandy’s coworker, entering her apartment. Her neighbors overheard the two of them arguing a short time ago. Haxton claims that he was her secret lover; they had been dating for a couple of months, and since it was against office policy, they could tell no one. Haxton then goes on to generalize all office relationships, saying that they’ll never work and eventually blow up, making Castle and Beckett awfully uncomfortable.

At the station, celebrity interviewer, Kristina Koterra, asks Castle if he’s seeing anyone. Since he’d taken a vow of “public-singleness” with Beckett, he accepts her invitation to dinner. Beckett is not happy.

While Esposito, Ryan, and Beckett try and find said partner, it’s time for Castle’s date with Kristina Koterra. And did RYESPO give Beckett an earful, enough to get her worry on.

She’s not interested in going out for dinner, as she’s showed up at Castle’s apartment with oysters; she’s hot-for-writer!

An adorable, fumbling Castle tries to delay the inevitable, and in his haste, butt-dials Beckett. To Beckett, it sounds as if Castle has encountered an intruder. She breaks down his door, gun drawn, to find a bikini-clad Koterra straddling Castle.

His encounter with Koterra proved useful in that he found out that the only (other) man to turn her down was Miles Haxton, as he has a boyfriend.

With the case done, Castle goes to Beckett’s place to sort of apologize. In a cutesy Casket way, they forgive each other but when Ricky tried to seal it with a kiss, Beckett backs off providing some amazing comic relief.