Kate Beckett: So, you here to apologize for hiding me in your closet?
Richard Castle: Look, let me explain. When I heard her voice, I reacted by instinct.
Kate Beckett: Yeah, like the instinct of a sophomore in high school.
Richard Castle: Right.
Richard Castle: No. Look. I...
Kate Beckett: Wait a minute. You're embarrassed about being seen with me.
Richard Castle: Now that is not true. Look, I, This, I, Okay. This is all just still very new to me, and call me selfish, but I wanna keep what we have together... to ourselves a bit longer.
Kate Beckett: Still, it wasn't your finest hour.
Richard Castle: No.
Richard Castle: But maybe I could... make it up to you... Somehow.
Kate Beckett: I suppose since we know your mom's not gonna be barging in, we could go for round two.
Richard Castle: Well, technically it would be round four, but...
Richard Castle: She's stalking us. She knows.
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.
Martha Rodgers: Okay, ladies, I have decided that I should change my autograph. So... what do you think?
Alexis Castle: Gram, that looks exactly like your usual autograph.
Martha Rodgers: No. No, no, no, no. My usual autograph when I am merely an actress is like this. Sort of carefree and- and whimsical...
Martha Rodgers: ...Whereas the other conveys insight, wisdom. They're completely different. Can't you see that?
Hayley Shipton: Insight.
Alexis Castle: Wisdom.
Alexis Castle: Absolutely. Good job.
Hayley Shipton: Sure. Look at that.
Hayley Shipton: Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a business to run. Especially since you-know-who is completely useless.
Richard Castle: I heard that. And if I'm so useless, why would Beckett ask me to consult on a murder? Oh, Mother, new autograph.
Martha Rodgers: Yeah.
Richard Castle: Nice. Conveys wisdom, insight. I like it.