Kate Beckett: Who put you up to this, Bobby? Who gave you that backpack?
Bobby Lopez: I don't... I don't know. I don't remember.
Kate Beckett: You don't remember? How do you not remember?
Bobby Lopez: I was in shock. A bomb went off, everyone was running and screaming...
Kate Beckett: Oh, oh. Okay, okay. So you remember what happened after the bomb went off but not before?
Bobby Lopez: It must have been one of those traumatic amnesia things.
Kate Beckett: Bobby!... Don't lie to me.
Bobby Lopez: I'm telling you, it was all a big blank. It was the trauma.
Kate Beckett: It was not the trauma. You don't get to use that excuse.
Bobby Lopez: I swear! I don't remember.
Kate Beckett: The *hell* you don't remember! Do you want to know trauma? I was shot in the chest. And I remember every *second* of it... And so do you.
Richard Castle: [watching in the observation room] All this time... You remembered?
Lanie Parish: Sorry, Castle, but this time, he really is dead.
Richard Castle: What a waste.
Lanie Parish: To be given a second chance and have it taken away like this.
Richard Castle: He was just gonna go back to work like nothing happened.
Lanie Parish: What?
Richard Castle: If I hadn't been so focused on his rebirth, I might have noticed that wire. I... I could have saved him.
Lanie Parish: Oh, you can't beat yourself up, Castle. I was starting to think he was some kind of medical miracle. Turns out he was just lucky. And in the end, his luck ran out.
Richard Castle: Forget lucky.
Alan Masters: Somebody cooking barbecue?
Richard Castle: He's immortal!
Keith Kaufman: Your job is to enforce the law. Yet you have repeatedly ignored it. In Los Angeles, you investigated a case outside of your legal jurisdiction.
Kate Beckett: But...
Keith Kaufman: You used your badge to pursue a personal vendetta against Senator Bracken, crossing the line and endangering the lives of others numerous times.
Kate Beckett: Sir, that man was a murderer.
Keith Kaufman: You've withheld case information from superiors and flown in the face of authority whenever it suits you. Not to mention your working relationship with Richard Castle. Tell me, Detective, how often have you let your personal feelings for your husband dictate your actions in pursuit of a suspect?
Kate Beckett: Sir, that is unfair. I never let...
Keith Kaufman: And when he went missing, you used your position and a great deal of the taxpayers' money to search for him, enlisting the aid of fellow detectives. And, well, you are infamous for being the inspiration for the fictional NYPD detective Nikki Heat, who spends more time on her back than she does pursuing killers... Detective Beckett, how do you expect to lead, or even continue in your current job, when it's clear you've exercised such poor judgment?
Kate Beckett: Sir, if you would look at my record...
Keith Kaufman: We are looking at your record. You are not qualified for a captaincy, and, in my opinion, you are not qualified to be a detective... Thank you. You can go.
Kate Beckett: You're wrong, sir.
Keith Kaufman: Excuse me?
Kate Beckett: I said, you're wrong. In every case you have referenced, I have not only successfully brought the killer to justice, but I did so with the utmost respect for the law and for the department I represent. And regarding my relationship with Mr. Castle, he has proven to be a *brilliant* partner and he's always had my back. And as for his... fictional representation of me, I'm proud to have been his inspiration, and I am proud to be his wife. You asked, How do I expect to lead? By continuing to fight for what's right, not for what's easy. My job is to protect the citizens of New York and I will do it by doing my job better than anyone else and getting results. I don't cross the line, I put myself on it. And if you have any other questions, then you can ask the families of the victims that I have served.