Castle 9, Beckett 8! At the end of last night’s “Cops & Robbers”, there was a cute little scene between Castle and Beckett in which he declares that he’s saved her life more times than she has his, leaving the score he’s keeping at 9-8. Can you remember each and every instance? Let’s take a little trip down memory lane and revisit some scenes from Season 1 up to present.
It must be noted that Castle only mentions two of his acts of heroism, and Beckett’s most recent one, so the “official” count is up to debate. Some of their life-or-death situations are more obvious than others that can be loosely considered a lifesaver moment.
Be sure to check out the slideshow for a glimpse at all of scenes mentioned below!
Castle’s 9 Life-saving Moments
- 1×06 “Always Buy Retail” – Murder suspect Mukhtar Baylor storms into unsuspecting Diana Edwards’ apartment and starts shooting at Castle and Beckett, who were there attempting to find a key piece of evidence, Baylor’s passport, which was hidden inside a knock-off Chanel bag purchased by Edwards. Castle and Beckett are pinned down behind the kitchen counter as Baylor fires upon them. Beckett tells Castle she only has two rounds left in her gun and needs a clear shot, which she can’t get from behind the counter, so Castle decides to set the pick with a champagne bottle. It works, and Beckett is able to take down Baylor.
- 2×17 & 2×18 “Tick, Tick, Tick…” & “Boom!”- Castle, Beckett and Special Agent Shaw believe that they have finally caught the Nikki Heat-obsessed serial killer, Ben Conrad, but Castle figures out that the killer couldn’t have been Conrad. He attempts to call Beckett to warn her and rushes over to her apartment, knowing that she’s the killer’s next target. As she gets out of the shower and answers her phone, he tells her the killer is still alive and she hears the detonator go off, “Good-bye, Nikki” just before her apartment explodes. Thanks to Castle’s warning, she manages to dive into the bath tub as it detonates, and Castle enters her burning apartment and gives her his jacket to cover up with before assisting her outside to safety.
- 2×18 “Boom!” – Castle theorizes that Scott Dunn, the actual serial killer, isn’t holding Special Agent Shaw hostage inside the building that the FBI is currently raiding, and he and Beckett go rogue elsewhere in search of them. They find them, and Beckett hands Castle her spare Glock, telling him he’s her only backup. Beckett draws Dunn away from Shaw so that Castle can untie her, but in the meantime Dunn flanks her and knocks her to the ground, stealing her weapon. Before Dunn has a chance to shoot Beckett, Castle appears and shoots the gun out of Dunn’s hands. After Dunn is apprehended by Shaw and Beckett, Beckett tells Castle “Hell of a shot, Castle” to which he replies, “I was aiming for his head.”
- 3×01 “A Deadly Affair” – As Castle, Beckett, Ryan and Esposito confront Kitty Canary about the counterfeiting ring, and subsequent murders of her counterfeiting partners, Kitty’s husband Earl appears with a gun. Castle tackles Beckett to the ground as the man shoots at the team, saving her from being shot. Afterward, Beckett tells Castle to stay put and gives him her spare Glock for protection.
- 3×01 “A Deadly Affair” – Castle eventually has to escape outside to keep from getting shot at and comes across Beckett who tells him to get down and has her gun pointed in his direction. She’s aiming at Earl, who is standing behind him. Castle then raises his gun in Beckett’s direction, at Kitty behind her. The two look at each other knowingly, and then both shoot at the suspects, saving each other.
- 3×13 “Knockdown” – Castle and Beckett head inside the warehouse where Hal Lockwood is holding Ryan and Esposito captive. Beckett manages to take out Lockwood’s henchmen, but Lockwood evades her and gets her face in the crosshairs of his rifle as she peeks out from behind a wall. Castle takes him by surprise from behind, knocking him to the ground and pummeling him unconscious with his fist. Later in the ambulance, Beckett helps Castle to rebandage his knuckles, thanking him for having her back. He replies, “Always.”
- 3×17 “Countdown” – With a nuclear bomb’s timer ticking away the seconds before it’s set to explode in front of them, Castle grabs Beckett’s hand in his almost resigned to their fate before making a last second decision to grab all the wires on the bomb and pull them out with his free hand. The bomb is diffused and the two share an emotionally charged hug.
- 3×24 “Knockout” – In probably the most heart-wrenching scene in Castle history…After Beckett has her final words with Captain Montgomery before his death at Hal Lockwood’s hands, Montgomery calls Castle out from the shadows of the hangar and commands him to get her out of there. Castle complies, lifting a kicking and screaming Beckett off the ground and carrying her out the back door before Lockwood arrives. Outside, he pulls her over against a vehicle and holds her there, covering her mouth with his hand while he hushes her, running his hands through her hair to comfort her as she cries.
- 3×24 “Knockout” – At Captain Montgomery’s funeral, Castle tackles Beckett to the ground as a sniper’s shot rings out. She’s critically injured, but of course, she does survive. (This one is rather debateable, but it’s possible his actions kept it from being a fatal shot.)
So there you have it. Do you agree with the above list? Is there something missing? Leave your comments below or send an email or tweet!
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