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Alexis Castle: I think you've been writing too *long* not to know that it's "I" before "E" except after "C."
Richard Castle: Thank you for your help, sweetie. I am so behind on my deadline.
Alexis Castle: That's 'cause you always find new ways to procrastinate.
[Castle has created a new Nikki Heat character based on Demming]
Alexis Castle: I do have one note, though. This new character, the, uh, Robbery detective?
Richard Castle: Schlemming. What about him?
Alexis Castle: Well, he seems like he kinda... came up out of nowhere.
Richard Castle: Yeah, well, I can't argue with that.
Alexis Castle: He's coming off a bit like a doofus.
Richard Castle: [happy] You think?
Alexis Castle: I think you should lose him.
Richard Castle: [striking the passages out] If only it was this easy.
Kevin Ryan: So, we're still canvassing, but I thought you'd want to hear this. Neighbor said she was on her treadmill last night listening to music.
Kate Beckett: So she didn't hear the shot.
Kevin Ryan: No, but she did open her back door to let the cat in, and she saw someone hopping over the fence on their way out of Wilder's yard.
Richard Castle: You get a description?
Kevin Ryan: Yeah.
[consults his notepad]
Kevin Ryan: Uh... "a foot disappearing over the fence."
Richard Castle: [on phone to Beckett] Please tell me there's been a murder, otherwise, I'll have to continue writing.
[reading a draft of a book]
Alexis Castle: "Her scream pierced the air, falling only on the deaf ears of the dead." Really?
Richard Castle: A little too over-the-top?
Kate Beckett: [roleplaying the murder] I just shot Damian Wilder in the chest, and he's bleeding out. It's dark, but I still manage to sop up some of the blood, and I head over here to start writing the message implicating the protesters. But it takes longer than I thought it would because I keep having to go back in order to get more blood. And then all of a sudden, I hear a noise out the back, so I stop and I think to myself "You know what? I better get the hell out of here."
Richard Castle: Hold on, you're forgetting about the bludgeoning part.
Kate Beckett: I walk out the front door and I let it lock behind me. I race across the street, I hail a cab, and it's about... 10:40?
Det. Tom Demming: Yeah, but now you're forgetting about the stolen books.
Richard Castle: [understanding Beckett's theory] The noise outside. You're thinking there was someone else.
Kate Beckett: Someone who had no idea that Wilder had already been shot. Someone who came in through the back, into the bedroom, and in the dark, found a heavy object and bludgeoned him in his bed.
Richard Castle: Two killers!
Det. Tom Demming: So it's the second killer who steals the books.
Kate Beckett: And then getting those books out of this display case takes a few minutes, after which it's out the door, and it's 10:52.
Richard Castle: Giving the first killer more than enough time to get home, where she can be seen by, let's say, a security camera.
Det. Tom Demming: And the second killer wouldn't appear to be involved if he was, say, buying cigarettes when the gunshot went off.
Kate Beckett: Lisa and Blake came here separately to kill Wilder, and by doing that, they both inadvertently alibied each other out.