So on this fine Castle Monday [Sept. 19, 2011], I wanted to post this and share it with the fandom. This is my gift, my way of saying thank you for keeping me company and for helping make this hiatus easier to bear. <3 I love you all for it. Thank you to all of my friends and watchers who joined me along the way.
Before reading: Please note that these references are based on MY interpretations of the scenes and dialogue. There are some which coincide with what others in the fandom believe, but the interpretations are my own. None of these are set in stone, and it’s fine if you have other interpretations for an entry.
Caution: This post (obviously) deals with language and strong sexual themes. There is content which may make some people uncomfortable (anatomy terms, language, sexual themes, etc). Please read this post at your own discretion.
Lastly, I have included some of the “key Caskett moments” from throughout the series. Most of them are not sexual in nature, but highlight the gradual evolution of Castle and Beckett’s relationship.
If there’s a line or scene I’ve missed, please message me with your addition and I will add it to the list. :) Please feel free to link back to this dictionary as well. If you’d like to show your support by liking/reblogging the dictionary, here you go.
Without further ado, I present the Castle Dictionary of Sexual References. Enjoy~
Scene: Interrogation room after Beckett first approaches Castle at his book launch party.
Line(s): C: “Most of my claims tend to be on the, um, large side.”
B: *eye roll*
Meaning: Reference to his penis size and what women usually say about it.
Scene: The hot-dog cart scene after the interview with Tisdale.
Line(s): C: “What do you take on your—Aah! Apples, apples, apples!”
Meaning: It gets mentioned again later in the series, but “apples” is Castle’s safe word. A “safe word” is a word using during sexual play (often BDSM) which, when said, signifies that the person saying the word wants to stop. It is a signal for the other person to stop what they’re doing immediately.
Scene: In the alley after Harrison Tisdale has been arrested.
Line(s): C: “It’s too bad. It would have been great.”
B: “You have no idea.”
Meaning: It’s pretty self-explanatory, but Castle’s referring to their UST [unresolved sexual tension] (which they can both tell is there), and the great night in bed he knows they’d have together. However Beckett knows better than to jump in bed with the playboy, and turns him down, but can’t resist teasing Castle before walking away.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are in the apartment building about to interview Mrs. Peterson.
Line(s): B: “I thought Iwas your inspiration.”
C: “Oh, you are, Detective, and in so many ways.”
Meaning: Castle is subtly referring to the ways Beckett is his inspiration – not just for his Nikki Heat book, but on a personal, sexual level too. It could theoretically be a masturbation reference.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are going to re-interview Mr. Peterson.
Line(s): C: “We could always make it strip poker.”
B: “Sorry but I prefer mystery to horror.”
Meaning: Beckett is referring to the “horror” of seeing Castle naked if they were to ever play strip poker.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are talking to the old man in the apartment building.
Line(s): Old Man: “77 ain’t beyond the realm of possibility you know!”
Meaning: Again, pretty self-explanatory, but I’m covering it just in case. He means 77 isn’t too old to be having sex.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are walking down the hotel hallway together and arguing.
Line(s): C: “It’s a real cautionary tale.”
Meaning: Castle’s referring to his sleeping with his former interior decorator, aka someone he worked with. He says it to Beckett referring to if they were to ever sleep together. (Again, probably redundant, but covering it anyways.)
Scene: Castle and Beckett are talking to the private detective.
Line(s): Detective:“Twenty minutes later he was… pollinghis constituents.”
Meaning: The detective is referring to the politician, who was sleeping with his mistress on the side.
Scene: Meredith and Alexis are in the precinct with Beckett, Castle, Ryan and Esposito. (It’s also repeated a couple of other times throughout the episode.)
Line(s): Meredith: “Still am, from time to time. Right, Kitten?”
Meaning: Meredith’s pet name for Castle. Possibly a sexual reference to a “sex kitten.”
Scene: Castle and Beckett are at the shooting range.
Line(s): C: “Whoa! Shot too soon.”
B: “Yeah well, you know, we could always just cuddle, Castle.”
Meaning: “Shot too soon” refers to premature ejaculation. Beckett’s line is referring to “just cuddling” instead of having intercourse, so that the premature ejaculation wouldn’t be a concern for him.
Scene: Beckett and Castle are in the morgue with Lanie and the victim’s body.
Line(s): C: “Westchester to lower Manhattan? That’s a long way to go for a lube job.”
Meaning: Reference to personal lubricant, which is a reference to a blowjob/handjob/intercourse.
Scene: Beckett and Montgomery at the murder board talking about where their suspect was.
Line(s): Montgomery: “What’s she got left to operate on?”
B: *makes a noise and raises her eyebrows*
M: “Oh no.”
B: “Oh yes.”
M: “Seriously? What could they possibly do down there?”
B: “Well, apparently, quite a lot.”
Meaning: The suspect had what was probably a vaginoplasty, a term which generally describes any such reconstructive and corrective vaginal surgery. [x – caution, Wiki link has pics]
Scene: Castle, Beckett, Ryan and Esposito are at the fashion launch party.
Line(s): B: “So as far as Big Rick here is concerned, she might as well be wearing a chastity belt.”
Meaning: Probably fairly obvious, but just in case: Rina is off-limits to Castle because she used to be Alexis’ babysitter. One could also argue that there’s a possible subconscious genitalia-size reference from Beckett in calling Castle “Big Rick,” which would explain his smug reply to her comment (“And thank you for calling me ‘Big Rick.’”).
Scene: Castle and Beckett are in the vampire fetish store.
Line(s): C (with fangs in his mouth): “Do you want to go get something pierced?”
B (looks down at him waist-level and then back up): “No. Do you?”
C: “Uh, wow.”
Meaning: Reference to breast or genital piercing, with fangs or other piercing tools.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are looking at the graphic novel in the precinct.
Line(s): C: “You smell like cherries.”
Meaning: Not so much a sexual reference, just the infamous ‘cherries line.’
Scene: Castle and Beckett are talking by the murder board in the precinct.
Line(s): B: “I just couldn’t stop thinking about that cat fight last night.”
C: “Would you think less of me if I said ‘me too’?”
Meaning: Reference to the notion that males (stereotypically) find two women fighting to be sexually arousing (this also explains Castle’s comment to Beckett post-sparring session elsewhere in the series). Often used with a reference to a mud bath or a jello pool that the women are fighting in.
Scene: Opening scene of the episode, at a crime scene.
Line(s): B: “On one knee?”
C (to the dog): “That’s a good girl.”
B: “What’s up Castle, you proposing?”
C: “Oh. No. Just waiting for you.”
Meaning: Not so much a sexual reference as just potential Caskett foreshadowing.
Scene: In the precinct, talking to the wife of the victim.
Line(s): Woman: “No, what am I supposed to do with these, huh? I didn’t want ‘em. I did it for him and now he’s dead.”
Meaning: Pretty obvious, but reference to her breast implants.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are walking and talking together in the hotel, right before they run into Kyra’s mother.
Line(s): B: “Why would a bridesmaid need roofies?”
C: “You want to take advantage of a guy, knocking him unconscious kind of defeats the purpose. The best way – just ask.”
Meaning: If a guy is unconscious due to a roofie, he can’t get an erection and thus can’t have sex (oral/anal/intercourse).
Scene: Beckett on the phone with her date, and Beckett on Castle’s arm at the end of the reference.
Line(s): None. Beckett twirls her hair around one of her fingers.
Meaning: To me it’s a signal of attraction or interest – she does it on the phone with her calendar date (Castle notices), and then she does it again at the end of the episode while she and Castle are leaving the precinct together, with Beckett on his arm (Castle doesn’t notice).
Scene: The crew is with a body in the part at the beginning of the episode.
Line(s): Lanie: “Yeah I can do the chocolate, I’ll even do the whipped cream bikini. But caramel? I prefer slippery to sticky.”
C: “Does she know we can hear her?”
Meaning: Lanie prefers slippery substances during foreplay/sex – lubes, oils, etc.
Scene: The group’s at the crime scene talking about the handcuffs used on the victim.
Line(s): #1 – B: “The leather is too high quality to be mass-produced and it’s hand-stitched.”
C: “No, I mean how can you tell the difference?”
B: *says nothing*
& #2 –B: “Only a handful of bondage shops in the city do custom work. So let’s take photos of those cuffs, send it out, see if anyone can I.D. where it came from.”
C: “‘Only a handful of shops’? Ok what aren’tyou telling me?”
B: “So much, Castle. So very, very much.”
Meaning: Implied that Beckett has some sort of knowledge and/or experience with bondage/BDSM or, at the very least, the use of handcuffs in sexual play. While we learn later in the episode that she has some knowledge about the bondage world through work, I would wager there are still some implications as to Beckett having some personal experience that she’s not sharing with Castle.
Scene: Beckett and Castle are looking over the victim’s notes in the precinct.
Line(s): C: “Come on. Haven’t you ever wanted to do something with your handcuffs other than arrest criminals?”
Meaning: Castle is implying that Beckett might secretly be wanting to try some bondage/BDSM play. Pretty obvious one but am including it anyways.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are on their way out to Lady Irena’s House of Pain.
Line(s): B: “What’s the matter, Castle? You afraid of a little role play?”
C: “…Yeah, you better run.”
Meaning: The implication of his line (to me) is that he does have experience with sexual roleplay of some sort, and perhaps quite extensively going by the dark tone of his voice and the look on his face. I love this line because it, combined with the dark look on Castle’s face, is not a side of him we get to see very often. In fact I think this episode is the first where we get to see the darker side to the sexual innuendo/teasing between them, no?
Scene: Castle and Beckett are in Lady Irena’s House of Pain and are going to see Mistress Venom.
Line(s): B: [to the front receptionist] “Do you think we could gag him?”
C: “Remember, my safe word is ‘apples.’”
Meaning: Same as in the pilot - “apples” is Castle’s safe word. A “safe word” is a word using during sexual play (often BDSM) which, when said, signifies that the person saying the word wants to stop. It is a signal for the other person to stop what they’re doing immediately.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are in Madison’s restaurant.
Line(s): C: “And… what’s a good time?”
B: “Well if you don’t know by now, I’m sure it’s too late to show you one.”
Meaning: Implied sexual innuendo from both of them, nothing specific. Could be referring to Beckett and her friends hooking up together, maybe some wild partying going on.
Scene: Castle is coming into the precinct with only one coffee.
Meaning: Andrew Marlowe has said that coffee has always been Castle and Beckett’s way of expressing affection for one another. The fact that Castle has brought in only a coffee for himself shows that he’s going to (reluctantly) accept Beckett being with Demming and withdraw his attentions, something which obviously jars Beckett because she hasn’t realized how much she had come to rely on and expect it. Basically, you don’t know what you have until it’s not there anymore.
There are lots of coffee moments throughout the series, but I’m only including this one because I think it’s the one that really highlights the coffee’s double-meaning for Castle and Beckett.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are in the interrogation room and Beckett is grilling Castle on his ex-wife, whom he has gotten back together with.
Line(s): B: “Jealous? Of you dating your second ex-wife and publisher? Tell me, does she make you do everything on a deadline?”
Meaning: Reference to Gina making Castle come on a “deadline”/cue during sex. [my interpretation]
Scene: Castle and Beckett are talking in the precinct at the end of the episode.
Line(s): C: “Before I forget, what did Penny say about Alexander?”
B: “Oh nothing, just some silly stuff that didn’t really make sense. Why?”
C: “Because my middle name is Alexander.”
B: “I thought your middle name was Edgar?”
C: “Been perusing the personal section of the Richard Castle website have we?”
B: *says nothing*
C: “No, I changed my middle name to Edgar back when I changed my last name to Castle. My given name is Richard Alexander Rodgers. What a coincidence, huh?” *leaves*
B: *lightning bolt of realization*
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but one of the series’ “Caskett moments.” Implication is that the psychic was correct because “Alexander” refers to Castle (it’s his middle name) and he is indeed someone very important to Beckett.
Scene: Beckett arrives at Castle’s loft.
Line(s): C: “How do you know when you’re in love?”
B: “All the songs make sense.”
Meaning: Again, not a sexual reference but one of the key “Caskett moments.” Implications are pretty obvious – when one is in love, all the love songs make sense.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are reading their suspect’s love letters to his girlfriend, and her letters back to him.
Line(s): C: “And no matter the obstacles, no matter how hard you try, you’ll never get rid of me. I love you.” *looks at Kate*
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but another key “Caskett moment.” Castle is superimposing his feelings for Beckett into the love letter he’s reading from their suspect to his girlfriend. When she catches him looking at her, and he doesn’t look away, the moment turns awkward and they both break apart and pretend nothing happened.
Scene: Castle and Martha are talking, paralleled by the scene with Castle, Esposito and Beckett in the precinct right after.
Line(s): Martha: “But, the question is this: when you come right down to it, would you be willing to break her out of prison? Because that, my boy, is true love.” // Esposito: “It’s the law of the jungle. I gotta look out for numero uno.”
C: “Wow. Nothing like a hypothetical prison term to let you know who your friends really are.”
B: “Don’t worry Castle, I’d get you out.”
C: *lightning bolt of realization*
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but another key “Caskett moment.” Without knowing what Martha had said to Castle earlier, Beckett unknowingly confirms (if only subconsciously) her feelings for Castle.
Scene: Beckett and Castle are at the apartment where the bachelorette party was being held.
Line(s): Woman #1: “And his dance was long.”
Woman #2: “That’s not all that was long.”
Meaning: Reference to the male stripper’s penis size.
Scene: Castle, Lanie and Beckett are in the morgue with the victim’s body.
Line(s): C: “He’s not that handsome. You want my opinion? 300 bucks an hour – little steep.”
Lanie: “As the person in this room that’s seen everything under the sheet –Bargain.”
Meaning: Pretty obvious, but including it just in case - the victim’s penis size makes up for his supposedly steep rate as a stripper (according to Lanie).
Scene: Castle and Beckett are looking at the victim’s proof CD on Beckett’s computer.
Line(s): C: “That’s it? I mean, no pomp, no circumstance? What’s on this could shake the very foundations of our existence. We need to pause, and savour…”
B: “Please. Let’s just stick it in and get this over with.”
C: *makes the most series of expressions ever*
Meaning: Reference to casual sex. Potential implication for sex with each other because she was directing the line to him (“let’s”).
Scene: Castle and Beckett are at the Old Haunt asking about the red bottle.
Line(s): Beckett putting the red cherry in her mouth as she asks, “Tell me, Brian, umm… You don’t by any chance carry a liquer. It’s really delicious, and it comes in this red bottle?”
Meaning: The cherry itself can be interpreted as a virginity reference (“popping one’s cherry”), but it’s more likely it’s a reference to oral sex – the cherry being seductively placed into Beckett’s mouth, drawing attention to her lips (which usually cues up thoughts of what those lips can do in bed, so to speak).
On a side note, I love Castle’s facial expressions in this scene. It’s really cute how possessive/threatened he gets when he sees Brian the bartender clearly attracted to Beckett.
Scene: Castle is showing Ryan’s ring to Beckett.
Line(s): B: “Actually most girls prefer something a little more intimate.”
C: “What, so he’s just supposed to be boring and ask- *opens ring* Will you marry me?”
B: *awkward look*
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, just a key “Caskett moment.” Potential foreshadowing for the future of Caskett.
Scene: Beckett pulls Castle aside to vent to him about Natalie Rhodes.
Line(s): B: “She took my coffee Castle!”
C: “It’s just coffee.”
B: “Then what’s next, my soul?”
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but rather a line which I think illustrates Kate’s behaviour in this scene. Having established that coffee represents Castle and Beckett’s affection for each other, it can be interpreted that Natalie taking Beckett’s coffee is possibly a sign of Natalie taking over Castle’s affections, triggering subconscious jealousy in Beckett.
Scene: Natalie Rhodes walks into the precinct office with her new outfit – a mirror image of Beckett’s.
Line(s): C (upon seeing Natalie): “Just like I dreamed it.”
B: *gives Castle a look*
C: “Wh… did I say that out loud?”
Meaning: Reference to Castle having sexual dreams with both Beckett and Natalie in them; potentially implies a threesome.
Scene: Castle brings coffee into the precinct for Beckett. She’s not impressed.
Line(s): B: “Is that for me or for the fictional version of me? Or have you already taken care of her this morning?”
C: “What is, what is that supposed to mean?”
Meaning: After seeing Castle and Natalie kiss in the elevator, Beckett is assuming/asking that they slept together and were together in the morning, and thus Castle had already “taken care of” Natalie (either with coffee or sex, or both).
Scene: Castle and Beckett are looking in through the magic shop’s window.
Line(s): C: “I never pegged you for a magic fan. You know any good tricks?”
B: “I do this one thing, with ice cubes.”
Meaning: Alright, so I don’t get flak from anyone, this reference actually has multiple references. The one I thought of, and that I think many people thought of, is that it’s a blowjob reference. (Read this fic by daphnebeauty to see what I mean – it’s NC17 of course.) But aside from that, ice cubes can be used to heighten the skin’s sensitivity on different parts of the body, can be used on the lips (both sets for women), and more. My guess is Beckett’s referring to a blowjob with her comment, but there are possible implications for other types of ice cube play too.
Scene: Beckett is filling out some paperwork on Castle’s back, and he, Beckett and Ryan are discussing Lanie and Esposito.
Line(s): C: “Oh, let’s let ‘em keep thinking that awhile longer. The bubble bursts soon enough.”
B: “Not if you’re in it with the right person.”
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but one of those key Caskett lines. Castle’s line implies that all relationships will end, or at least stop becoming happy ones – the “newlywed” period passes and couples begin to argue more, have more tension. Beckett’s line implies that this doesn’t happen when two people who are right for each other are together. The look on his face shows (to me anyways) that it makes him re-examine his relationship with Gina, if only for a moment. Is his relationship with Gina really all that happy and healthy if they’re fighting all the time? Should they be together? Perhaps it had a role in his break-up with Gina moments later in the episode.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are trying to get into the warehouse where Ryan and Esposito are being held.
Line(s): “That was amazing.”
B: *gives Castle a weirded out look*
C: “The, the way you knocked him out I mean. It was…”
B: “Let’s go.”
Meaning: Castle’s referring to his kiss with Beckett, but when she turns back to look at him, he quickly tries to cover his ass. Both of them pretend they believe his excuse.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are in the back of the ambulance.
Line(s): B: “Thank you.”
C: *looks confused*
B: “For having my back in there.”
Meaning: One of the most important lines in the series, IMHO. I think at this point in the series, Castle’s meaning is a little different vs Beckett’s in 3x21(as he is aware of his feelings for her at the time of 3x13, while she is still denying hers for him), but it is still sincere and deeply emotional nonetheless. Castle’s “Always” – he will always be there to cover Beckett in the field, protect her as needed, be a support, or a friend. He will always be there for her, because he loves her.
Scene: Castle, Beckett and Montgomery are discussing what they would do if they won the lottery.
Line(s): B: “Ok, while you guys are fantasizing about the size of your rods, I’m gonna go and interrogate our suspect.”
Meaning: Reference to penis size.
Scene: Beckett is trying to fix the espresso machine when Castle walks in.
Meaning: Not a sexual reference but one of the “Caskett moments.” As it was mentioned in the fandom, I wanted to point out the parallels between Beckett and Castle’s relationship and the coffee machine being broken. Given that coffee represents affection for them, I think it was really smart of the writers to have the coffee machine malfunction, since I think this is the first episode (or one of the first) where we see Castle and Beckett have some serious conflict in their relationship (yelling in the break room, making cheap shots at each other).
Scene: Beckett and Castle are at the storage locker.
Line(s): C: “Wait. How are we going to get it open?”
B: “Well, if all else fails…” *poses with boltcutters*
C: “For reasons too disturbing to mention, I-I find that hot.”
Meaning: For me, it’s a BDSM reference – the bolt cutters combined with Beckett’s pose are all very dominant. It could imply that there would chains or other restraints involved in the sexual act, something which would require having to cut the other person free. (Sorry, I’m not sure how to explain it. Feel free to message me with your own interpretation if you have one.)
Scene: Castle and Beckett are stuck in the freezer.
Line(s): B: “Castle.”
B: “Thank you, for being there.”
B: “I just want you to know how much I l…”
Meaning: Not a sexual reference but one of the key “Caskett moments” from the series – “Always” mention #1. For the first time in the series, when they are both close to death, Beckett finally appears to verbally acknowledge her feelings for Castle and tries to tell him before losing consciousness. Whether she’s actually trying to say “I love you” is debatable, but either way she is telling Castle something she probably wouldn’t be telling him under ordinary circumstances. It is an intimate moment, the way they are both huddled together on the container floor in the cold, trying to preserve body heat and stay alive.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are debriefing after talking with one of their suspects [a shipper like us ;) ].
Line(s): B: “What’s the matter, homicidal fan not soapy enough for you?”
C: “You know, when you say soapy I conjure up images-”
B: “Castle, focus.”
C (with a dreamy look on his face): “I am.”
B: “On our suspect.”
Meaning: “Soapy” here has the double meaning of referring to both the soap opera (Beckett’s reference) and actual soap (Castle’s reference). Castle is thinking inappropriate thoughts of Beckett when she mentions “soap.”
Scene: Castle and Beckett are interviewing the champion swimmer.
Line(s): *Beckett and Castle watch the swimmer go back to his photoshoot*
C (notices Beckett noticing the swimmer’s body): “What were you looking at?”
Meaning: Beckett was admiring the swimmers’ fine physique, above (and possibly below) the metaphorical belt line.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are debriefing in the precinct after solving the case.
Line(s): C: “Yes. Fine. It’s true. I’m jealous. There. I said it. I… I want you to myself, and to have you spending time with another writer, that upsets me. And if… if that makes me petty, so be it. Guilty as charged.”
B: “Actually, I kinda think it’s sweet.”
C: “You do?”
B: “I do. And that’s why you don’t have to worry about me hanging around with Conrad anymore. From now on I am a one-writer girl.”
C: “Thank you.”
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but a key “Caskett moment.” This is “Always mention” #2, from Beckett to Castle this time. To me this scene was Castle saying thank you for turning Conrad down, for refocusing her attentions back him and pledging to be a “one writer girl” from then on. Kate’s “Always” – she will always choose him over others, always be there to support him, and always be there for him as a friend. Her feelings for him aren’t really explored more until 3x22 during the hotel scene, but this scene in 3x21 is a good start.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are in the Ferrari in LA, pulled up at the red light.
Line(s): C: “Ok, look. The studio comped me a two-bedroom, four-star suite. You just stay with me.”
B: “Ha! Yeah right.”
C: “What? You’ll have your own room.”
B: “Uh, no. I’m not staying with you.”
C: “Ahh. Worried you can’t control yourself when we’re alone?”
B: “Actually it’s not me that I’m worried about.”
C: “I assure you, my intentions are pure.”
Meaning: This one’s pretty clear – Castle’s teasing Beckett about being secretly attracted to him, while Beckett’s thinking Castle will make a move on her if they share the same hotel suite, and Castle’s denying it.
Scene: Castle and Beckett in the hotel room.
Line(s): C: “Even now, after spending all this time with you, I’m still amazed at the depths of your strength, your heart… and your hotness.”
B: “You’re not so bad yourself, Castle.”
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but another key “Caskett moment.”
Scene: Esposito and Ryan are talking to Castle and Beckett in the precinct.
Line(s): Esposito: “I checked the sequin against all their dresses-”
C: “I bet you did.”
E: “And none of ‘em are a match.”
E: “Hm. Watch a parade of beautiful women in evening attire? Yeah. I can do that.”
C: “Yeah, I bet you can.”
Ryan: “Hey, so I’ve been interviewing these ladies…”
C: “I bet you have.”
Meaning: Castle’s implying that the detectives are doing more than what they say they’re doing with the women.
Scene: Ashley has come to the precinct to talk to Castle about Alexis breaking up with him.
Line(s): “Mr. Castle, have you ever been crazy about someone who was determined to push you away?”
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, just a “Caskett moment.” Huge parallels between Ashley’s words and Castle’s relationship with Beckett.
Scene: Castle and Beckett are fighting in Beckett’s apartment when Castle goes over to talk to her.
Line(s): B: “And what about you Rick?”
C: “Well of course I don’t want anything to happen to you. I’m your partner. I’m your friend.”
B: “Is that what we are?”
C: “Oh you know what? I don’t know what we are. We kiss, and then we never talk about it. We nearly die frozen in each other’s arms, but we never talk about it. So no, I got no clue what we are. I know I don’t want to see you throw your life away.”
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but one of the key “Caskett moments” from the series. Finally, finally their unorthodox relationship is being addressed. Castle is not putting up with Kate’s attitude and is being brutally honest. Again it’s one of the rare scenes in the show where their feelings for each other are being somewhat acknowledged.
Scene: Beckett has just been shot at Montgomery’s funeral.
Line(s): C: “Kate, shh. Kate, please. Stay with me Kate. Don’t leave me. Please. Stay with me ok? Kate… I love you. I love you, Kate.”
Meaning: 3 seasons later, it all comes down to this moment. Castle finally, finally reveals his feelings for Beckett to her.
Scene: Beckett is talking with her psychologist at the end of the episode.
Line(s): B: “I don’t even know where to start.”
Psychologist: “Why don’t you start with the shooting? Is any of it coming back to you?”
B: “I lied. Before.”
Psychologist: “What do you remember?”
B: “I remember everything.”
Meaning: Not a sexual reference, but a key “Caskett moment.” With this line, Beckett’s secret is revealed - she is hiding from Castle that she in fact does remember being shot, and so we can assume that she remembers hearing Castle’s confession as well.