4x19 47 Seconds

Original Air Date: 26 March 2012
: Shalisha Francis
Director: Paul Holahan


A bomb at a NYC protest kills five people, prompting Castle and Beckett to finally have That Conversation. Or might have done if Ryan didn't have the worst timing in the world.

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  • Michael Alperin - BEETHOVEN
  • Samuel Child - JESSE FRIEDMAN
  • Tim Guinee - ANDREW HAYNES
  • Loren McCraley - WESTSIDE WALLY
  • Nikki Novak - CORINNE
  • Gilbert Owuro - MALIK
  • Anne Reilly - VAL BROOKSTONE
  • Michael Rose - AGENT JOHNSON
  • John Ruby - MARK
  • Kate Siegel - NADIA
  • Christine Woods - LEANN WEST
  • "Song" - ARTIST (Placement)
  • The protest shown is meant to be Occupy Wall Street, members of which spent the autumn camped in Zuccotti Park before being forcibly evicted in November 2011. It spawned a number of other Occupy movements around the country. The real protesters came and took over the fake set briefly after filming was complete.
  • Ringo Starr was the drummer for the 60s rock band The Beatles during their most popular years. He's still around today, doing voice over work and recording and performing new music.
  • A reference to the title character of the 1973 police drama (and later a failed reboot in 2005), Kojak was a show based on a New York Police Department Detective named Theo Kojak.
  • Waldo is a figure from an "I Spy"-esque book where the goal is to find Waldo amidst a large picture filled with people and chaos.
  • Dancing with the Stars is a popular reality TV series where (sort of) celebrities learn to ballroom dance with professional dancers. It's modeled after a successful British show called Strictly Come Dancing and is currently airing its 14th season in the US. Airing on its competition show on Mondays and its elimination show on Tuesdays, it's also been Castle's lead in since the beginning. And though it's the first time it's been referenced on the show, it's not the first time first time Castle has met with Dancing with the Stars - Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic attended a few shows back in the spring (during DWTS season 8) and fall (during DWTS season 9) of 2009, and Tom Bergeron guest starred as Bobby Mann in season 2 episode 20, "The Late Shaft".
  • "To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men" is a line from "Protest", a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.



  • Castle comforting Little Castle in the morgue.
  • Mama Castle gives Castle some needed advice.
  • Beckett's big slip...she remembers everything.
  • Castle finally admits he wanted a future with Beckett.
  • CASTLE: Their future, their plans, everything is just gone in a flash.
    BECKETT: It makes you think of all those things in your own life that you don't want to put of anymore.
  • CASTLE: It's like trying to find Waldo in a sea of Waldos.
  • CASTLE: No one's tomorrow is guaranteed.
  • CASTLE: But what if she isn't ready?
    MARTHA: Then she never will be. Then you move on.
  • CASTLE: I think she's finally starting to like me.
    GATES: I'm not.
    CASTLE: (to Beckett) I'm wearing her down.
  • ALEXIS: They say genius skips a generation.
    CASTLE: Apparently so does funny.
  • BECKETT: I was shot in the chest and I remember every second of it.
    CASTLE: (in the observation room) All this time. You remembered?
  • MARTHA: Richard, love is not a switch. You cannot work side by side with her and not feel anything.
    CASTLE: Watch me.
  • CASTLE: Well, that's what your friend Jesse would call sinning by silence. It's not smart. It's not brave. It's just cowardly.
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  • Castle and Alexis eat pancakes with chocolate dot smiley faces for emergency cheering up after break-ups and Dancing With the Stars eliminations.
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