[concerned about Martha, who is saying the same phrase over and over]
Kate Beckett: Castle, something's wrong with your mother.
Richard Castle: You're just realizing this now?
Richard Castle: Be honest, when you vowed "for better or for worse", you really had no idea what you were agreeing to, did you?
[having watched a run-through of a "Saturday Night Tonight" skit based on her and Castle]
Kate Beckett: Okay, well, I don't know whether we should be flattered or offended.
Kate Beckett: [still concerned about Martha, but for a different reason] Something's wrong with your mom.
Richard Castle: I thought we already covered that.
Liz Bell: [to Castle] Hi. I'm Liz Bell. I'm the head writer for SNT, and I absolutely adore you.
Liz Bell: And you. Especially you.
Kate Beckett: What? Me? Really? I...
Liz Bell: Oh, of course. I mean, I followed your career. I wanted to be a cop, but ended up a writer. I know, it's pathetic.
Richard Castle: Excuse me?
[an actress is imitating Beckett, tossing her hair, crossing her arms and moving behind her]
Kate Beckett: Castle, please tell me I don't move like that. I mean... do I?
Richard Castle: Is this a trick question? What answer is not gonna have me sleeping on the couch tonight?
[as Beckett walks away, Castle gives the actress the A-OK sign]
[reading Twitter reviews of Martha's preview on Broadway]
Richard Castle: [reading] "Martha Rodgers is amazeballs!"
Martha Rodgers: Yeah, that, about that. Is that amazeballs a good thing? Because...
Richard Castle: It sure is. Congratulations.
Richard Castle: We can stay at a hotel. That way, you don't have to listen to her say that line over and over again.
Kate Beckett: No, it's okay. I mean, we're gonna manage, it's just your mom's kind of...
Richard Castle: Annoying? Yeah, I know. Trust me, we're getting off easy. One time, her opening line was "Come on, baby, I'll make it worth your while."
Kate Beckett: [chuckles] Ooh, I see what you mean.
Richard Castle: Yeah. Most awkward parent-teacher conference ever.
Kevin Ryan: I figured out what Sid was doing in his office with those spreadsheets. He was going over his corporate bank accounts.
Kate Beckett: Sid went from paying a kidnapper at gunpoint to checking his corporate financials? That's... weird.
Kevin Ryan: That's not the only thing that's weird. Check out those expenses he highlighted.
[Ryan hands over two sheets of paper, one of which Beckett gives to Castle]
Richard Castle: Oh, these are weird. Because...?
Kevin Ryan: Because I called the bank in the Cayman Islands. All of those expenses are bogus.
Kate Beckett: So, someone with access at Sid's company was embezzling money.
Kevin Ryan: Almost $4 million, the exact amount of the ransom.
Richard Castle: Wait, that's it! The embezzler was trying to replace the money he'd stolen from Sid.
Richard Castle: Nice. In fairness, though, I walked you right through that.
[Castle and Beckett walk in on Kurt Van Zant trying to push Danny Valentine out a window]
Richard Castle: Let him go!
Danny Valentine: What? No!
Richard Castle: So... previews tonight. Pretty exciting, huh? Come on. "Is he dead?"
Martha Rodgers: [chuckles] Wrong question. Am I dead? You know, I don't know what I'm thinking. Eight performances a week, major play. On Broadway.
Richard Castle: You've been on Broadway before.
Martha Rodgers: Yeah, well, for... not since the Clinton administration. And now, it's all viral. Bloggers. Tweeters. You know, people actually come to the previews, record the show on their phone, put it online, and make comments.
Richard Castle: And you don't feel your performance is ready?
Martha Rodgers: Well, I just- I... I'm still honing my performance. That's what a... That's what previews are for. And I just... I just don't want to be humiliated. When I got this part, I thought, "Well, hey! There's a chance, you know? This could be my second act!"
Richard Castle: It is.
Martha Rodgers: No, it isn't. It isn't. I'm not gonna have a second act. I...
Martha Rodgers: I think what I need to do is just drop out, let my understudy take over. She's very...
Richard Castle: [interrupting] Oh, absolutely not! You will not, and you know why? Because you're a fighter. What have you always told me? No one will give you anything in this life. You must earn it. And look at you, almost twenty years later, and you're back on Broadway? You have earned this.
Martha Rodgers: I have, haven't I?
Richard Castle: You have. Please don't let some idiot with a cell phone take that away from you.
Richard Castle: Carly, quick question. That one song, uh, Call Me Maybe, what did you mean by the lyric...
Stage Manager: Carly? Two minutes.
Carly Rae Jepsen: Oh. I'm so sorry. I have to go perform this song.
Richard Castle: Oh, that- that's cool. We gotta go solve a murder, so...
[Beckett pulls him away]
Richard Castle: Nice to meet you.
Kate Beckett: Okay, let's go.
Richard Castle: Bye.