Kate Beckett: Oh, yeah, and your ex-wife called. She said that you've been avoiding her because you're *late* delivering your manuscript of... "Naked Heat".
Kate Beckett: That's a catchy title. When were you gonna tell me?
Richard Castle: Well, I was waiting for the perfect time. It just never... happened.
Kate Beckett: She's naked on the cover again, isn't she?
Richard Castle: Kind of, yeah.
Kate Beckett: That's great. No one's gonna make fun of me.
Martha Rodgers: Oh! I almost forgot to tell you. James Patterson called. He's gonna be a little late for the poker game tomorrow.
Richard Castle: Probably wants to use the time to write another book.
Javier Esposito: So... Castle's last case, huh?
Kate Beckett: Mm-hmm.
Javier Esposito: Ryan and I thought we'd do a little going-away party.
Kate Beckett: Yeah, well, it's not like he's leaving forever.
Javier Esposito: You sure about that? Why do you think he's been following you around all this time? What, research? The guy's has done enough research to write fifty books... Look... whatever the reason is, I'm pretty sure it doesn't include watching you be with another guy.
Richard Castle: It's kind of like a tradition, you know? Bonfires, roasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories, sleeping late. We've done it since she was five.
Kate Beckett: Sounds nice. Kind of magical, actually.
Richard Castle: Yeah, you know what? You should come. Oh, it's right on the ocean. There's a secluded pool. You could lay out, work on your tan.
Kate Beckett: Wow, Castle, you are working really hard to see me in a swimsuit.
Richard Castle: If you are not comfortable in a swimsuit, you could just skinny dip.
Kate Beckett: Then why would they try to kill someone who doesn't exist?
Richard Castle: I think I know. Come on.
[cut to the precinct]
Kevin Ryan: Hey. So, I just got back from ballistics. That gun that we found in the victim's car...
Richard Castle: [while rushing by Ryan] Let me guess, it's not real.
[cut to holding cell]
Richard Castle: [to Hans] It's a game.
Hans Brauer: What are you talking about?
Richard Castle: This whole thing. The fake IDs, the dossier, Luvania, the banking minister. It's *all*... part of a game.
Hans Brauer: [quietly] Come on. You're breaking the fourth wall here.
Hans Brauer: Listen, Hans, or whatever your name is, you see that woman?
[points to Beckett]
Hans Brauer: She's a real cop. There's been a real murder, and *you* are really under arrest. If you don't start talking to us, you're gonna stay in jail. Real... jail.
Kate Beckett: You lied to me, Mr. Copley. Do you care to revise your statement? 8 p.m. That's plenty of time to drive to the city from Stamford.
Richard Castle: What'd you do, Lee? Wait for him at the hotel, follow him 'till he was alone?
Lee Copley: No, I didn't.
Kate Beckett: And then you used the game as cover.
Lee Copley: No. Look, I swear, I didn't do it.
Kate Beckett: Right. You were at home in bed.
Lee Copley: No, I wasn't... at home, but I was in bed... with his wife.
Kate Beckett: I'm sorry, what?
Lee Copley: I was in bed with Roger's wife.
Richard Castle: Let me, let me get this straight. You-your alibi for killing your friend is you were... doing his, his wife?
Lee Copley: Yeah.
Richard Castle: Wow.
Richard Castle: What's wrong?
Kate Beckett: I tried Information, our database. They even did an Internet search, and it's like these guys don't even exist.
Richard Castle: Who?
Kate Beckett: Fastwater Global Services.
Richard Castle: Ah! See? I told you. CIA cover.
[Beckett gives him a look]
Richard Castle: No, I mean they probably just don't like to advertise.
Kate Beckett: Yeah, well, I thought so, as well. So I checked their address, 1747 West 43rd Street. It's in the middle of the Hudson River.
[Castle is concerned about the co-ed dorms Alexis will be stay in during a Princeton summer program]
Martha Rodgers: Darling, don't be such a prude. Remember that trip you took to Italy with your class? You were younger than Alexis is now.
Richard Castle: Mother, if you had any idea what happened on that trip, you would've never let me leave the house again.
[Castle is ignoring his ringing phone as Martha enters]
Martha Rodgers: Aren't you gonna answer that?
Richard Castle: Nope.
[Martha walks towards the phone]
Richard Castle: And neither are you.
Martha Rodgers: Ah... Who are you hiding from now?
Richard Castle: Gina.
Martha Rodgers: Oh... Forget an alimony payment?
Alexis Castle: I know we had plans, but they really...
Richard Castle: Not just plans. Memorial Day. The Hamptons, our annual "kick off the summer" week. I mean... I got the illegal fireworks, the kind you like. The ones with the silver starburst.
Alexis Castle: Dad, it's Princeton.
Richard Castle: Can't believe you would blow off illegal fireworks for a lousy head start at a top-notch education.
Kate Beckett: You know, it used to be if you were gonna have a midlife crisis, you'd just buy a Ferrari, get a new girlfriend, even jump out of a plane.
Hugo Morrison: [on pay phone] This is Blackbird. Identification?
Roger Farraday: Designate 223. I am blown. I am blown!
Hugo Morrison: [on pay phone] This call is unauthorized, 223. This line is not secure.
Roger Farraday: Where is the safe house?
Hugo Morrison: [on pay phone] Negative, 223. You know the rules.
[after being introduced to a young guy Alexis will be staying across the hall from in the co-ed dorms during the Princeton Summer program]
Richard Castle: How old would you say that kid is?
Martha Rodgers: Old enough to do all the things you did when you were his age.
James Patterson: Personally, I'd spend more time writing and less time hanging out with your cop friend. I mean, really, Ricky. Just one book a year?
Stephen J. Cannell: Kind of thin, Rick.
James Patterson: She seems like more of a distraction than a muse.
Alexis Castle: You invited someone?
Richard Castle: She said no at first, but I got a feeling she'll come around.
Alexis Castle: Oh... Is it anyone I know?
Richard Castle: I don't kiss and tell.
Alexis Castle: Well, looks like I'm not the only one who's getting lucky this summer.
[Castle drops the luggage with stunned look on his face]
Alexis Castle: Kidding, kidding. I'm just, I'm just kidding.
Richard Castle: That's not funny. That's so not funny.