Alexis Castle: What's all the excitement about?
Richard Castle: Only 'The New York Ledger's annual 10 Most Eligible Bachelors list, and guess who's on it?
Alexis Castle: Who?
Richard Castle: I don't know, but he must be the president of the Really-Good-Looking club.
Martha Rodgers: [picking up the paper] Huh! Ranked number nine. Weren't you number seven last year?
Richard Castle: Yes, and thank you for pointing out my shortcomings once again, Mother.
Senator William Bracken: No. No no no no, forget it! I've got nothing to say to you!
Richard Castle: Oh, tough! I know Beckett was here and I know why! So you're gonna call off your dogs right now.
Senator William Bracken: Or what? Are you gonna write something mean about me?
Richard Castle: Or I'm gonna start a scholarship in your name and offer it to the children of the first inmate who shanks you in the prison laundry.
Senator William Bracken: You'll be wasting your money.
Richard Castle: Oh, forgive me if I don't take your word for it.