Kate Beckett: Oh, my... God! Oh, my God! You're proposing!
Richard Castle: Okay. You're surprised.
Kate Beckett: Of course I'm surprised! I thought you were breaking up with me!
Richard Castle: By offering you a ring?
Kate Beckett: Well, you just- You seemed so serious!
Richard Castle: Yeah, of course I'm serious. This is the most serious thing I've ever done.
Richard Castle: Everything all right?
Kate Beckett: We have to talk.
Richard Castle: Wow. That's something people say before they deliver bad news.
Kate Beckett: Um... You know, when you called last night about the venue... I was with Matilda. She wanted me to model a dress... And... it was a wedding dress... And when I saw myself in it, I just, I started to think about my mom. She would have loved to have been part of all of this. To help pick out the flowers, and try on the dresses, and... When I looked at myself in the mirror, I just, I-I halfway expected to see her right behind me. And she wasn't there. And just for a moment, I thought to myself, "I don't know if I can do all this without her." And that's why I said no when you asked about the venue... I'm so sorry. It was *so* stupid...
Richard Castle: No... No, not stupid. Human.
Kate Beckett: Do you know what else I wish she could experience?... You.
Richard Castle: Really?
Kate Beckett: Yeah. She would've *loved* you.
Richard Castle: You know, Kate... if you need more time...
Kate Beckett: No. No, I don't- I don't need any more time. I don't even want us to wait until the fall. I think we can find a new venue in the spring.
Richard Castle: You think we can pull it off?
Kate Beckett: Yeah... I mean, I already have the dress.
Richard Castle: Hello, Sheila.
Sheila Blaine: Richard... Figures you'd be at the heart of this mess.
Richard Castle: Detective Beckett, this is Sheila Blaine, mother of the bride. So, I guess I didn't end up homeless or teaching at a third-rate college in New Hampshire after all.
Sheila Blaine: There's still time.
Richard Castle: I've missed our special talks. Sheila didn't approve of struggling artists. You must like Greg, though. He's from money, right?
Sheila Blaine: It was never about the money, Richard. It was about character. And you would know that... if you had any.
Kate Beckett: Wow! Just imagine, if things had worked out, you'd be spending Thanksgivings with her.