Alexis Castle: So, there'll be time to hit the beach while we're in L.A., right?
Richard Castle: No, we're here to learn about my missing time, not work on your tan.
Alexis Castle: Oh, give me a little credit, Dad. I'm not that shallow. We were hoping to scope out some quality man candy.
Hayley Shipton: Hmm, surfers are hot.
Alexis Castle: Mmm.
Richard Castle: You are a bad influence.
Hayley Shipton: Thank you.
Kate Beckett: They started up about eight weeks ago, according to those e-mails. He met her after one of his... book signings and he asked her out for coffee and that was a... It was just a couple of weeks after we started seeing each other.
Lanie Parish: Oh, sweetie.
Kate Beckett: He told her that needed to keep it a secret, because he was with someone else... And then when he tried to break it off about a week ago, she threatened to go and tell his girlfriend. He offered to come over to her apartment to talk things through. And that was the night of the murder.
Lanie Parish: He had motive... What did Castle say when you talked to him?
Kate Beckett: He said that the e-mails were faked. He said he never wrote that story and that he was being framed...
Kate Beckett: You should have seen him, Lanie. He looked like a little boy, he was so scared... I know him, Lanie... He is... an immature, egotistical... self-centered jackass sometimes, but he's not this.
Richard Castle: We should get married. Tomorrow, first thing. Put all this behind us. What do you say?
Kate Beckett: Babe... there is nothing that I want more than to marry you, but not like this.
Richard Castle: You're not ready.
Kate Beckett: No. We're both not ready. We're looking for solid ground, and you think getting married is gonna fix the way you feel, and it won't. Look, I love you, and I'm here for you. But we need to get some distance from all of this. We need to get back to our own lives. Find solid ground together. And I promise you, I'm not going anywhere. We've waited this long, so let's just make it right.
Richard Castle: How long?
Kate Beckett: A month? No expectations, no pressure. Just us. And then we'll talk about it then.
Richard Castle: A month. It's a date.