played by Jon Huertas
|The former Special Forces soldier may have started in the ESU (Emergency Service Unit). Esposito worked the Organized Crime Task Force in the 54th Precinct with his partner Ike Thornton. After the apparent death of his partner, Esposito transferred into Homicide at the 12th. |
Esposito’s best friend is his partner, Ryan. Not only do they get together outside the precinct to play video games, they also have their own handshakes. He was also a member of Ryan's wedding party. Esposito also appears to have a close friendship with his boss, Beckett, occasionally taking on the role of older brother and confidant. He secretly gives Beckett's mother's file to Castle and helps Beckett with her PTSD.
On a personal level, his longstanding flirtation with Lanie becomes a full-blown relationship in season three. Their steady relationship ends over the topic of marriage, Esposito being for it and Lanie against it. Lanie does make reference to "the occasional booty call" in season four, and they seem to come to terms in "Bad Santa" when Espo says they both deserve long-term commitment - but not with each other.
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