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** What's even more tear-jerking is that [[spoiler:it wasn't actually their son - the murderer switched his son with the victim's real son because he couldn't bear the pain of having to watch the boy die.]]


* The ending of "For Better or For Worse". After an entire episode where Castle and Beckett's wedding falls apart little by little, with them picking up the pieces, it looks like they will finally marry. [[spoiler: Then Castle gets followed by a mysterious car. The last shot of the episode is Beckett crying at the sight of Castle's car in fire]]

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* The ending of "For Better or For Worse". After an entire episode where Castle and Beckett's wedding falls apart little by little, with them picking up the pieces, it looks like they will finally marry. [[spoiler: Then Castle gets followed by a mysterious car. The last shot of the episode is Beckett crying at the sight of Castle's car in fire]]on fire.]]


* The entire second half of "Under Fire", full stop, particularly [[spoiler: Ryan calling Jenny from the sub-basement of the burning building he and Esposito are trapped in to tell her goodbye and the two of them finally deciding on names for their baby and choosing Javier if it's a boy.]]

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* The entire second half of "Under Fire", full stop, particularly [[spoiler: Ryan calling Jenny from the sub-basement of the burning building he and Esposito are trapped in to tell her goodbye and the two of them finally deciding on names for their baby and choosing Javier if it's a boy.]]]]
* The ending of "For Better or For Worse". After an entire episode where Castle and Beckett's wedding falls apart little by little, with them picking up the pieces, it looks like they will finally marry. [[spoiler: Then Castle gets followed by a mysterious car. The last shot of the episode is Beckett crying at the sight of Castle's car in fire]]


* The end of "Kick the Ballistics" when Ben is shot by his brother.


* The last ten minutes of "Kill the Ballistics" has a notable one from someone not from the main cast: [[spoiler:The victim of the week is a girl named Jane, who was in a relationship with a boy named Ben whose family has ties with the Triads. Ben and Jane planned on running away together, but once his brother Phillip found out the plan, he killed her. When Ben approaches his brother to confirm what's happened (and to get a confession so Beckett and the others can arrest him), Ben breaks down - partly because his brother keeps dodging his questions (and thus not getting enough of a confession needed to charge him), but also largely because he can't bear the thought of his girlfriend having died in such a brutal manner. The actor's delivery in the scene what really sells it:
--> '''Ben''': Philip, if they hadn't found Jane - if she'd stayed hidden - I mighta never known what happened to her. Would you really have let me wonder for the rest of my life? ... So I could pretend she was alive somewhere like a child? SHE'S NOT MISSING!! She's dead, and ''I'm not a child!!'' I-I have to know, did she cry - di-did she ask for me?! ''I need to know!!'']].

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* The last ten minutes of "Kill the Ballistics" has a notable one from someone not from the main cast: [[spoiler:The victim of the week is a girl named Jane, who was in a relationship with a boy named Ben whose family has ties with the Triads. Ben and Jane planned on running away together, but once his brother Phillip found out the plan, he killed her. When Ben approaches his brother to confirm what's happened (and to get a confession so Beckett and the others can arrest him), Ben breaks down - partly because his brother keeps dodging his questions (and thus not getting enough of a confession needed to charge him), but also largely because he can't bear the thought of his girlfriend having died in such a brutal manner. The actor's delivery in the scene what really sells it:
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--> '''Ben''': [[spoiler:'''Ben''': Philip, if they hadn't found Jane - if she'd stayed hidden - I mighta never known what happened to her. Would you really have let me wonder for the rest of my life? ... So I could pretend she was alive somewhere like a child? SHE'S NOT MISSING!! She's dead, and ''I'm not a child!!'' I-I have to know, did she cry - di-did she ask for me?! ''I need to know!!'']].know!!'']]

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* The last ten minutes of "Kill the Ballistics" has a notable one from someone not from the main cast: [[spoiler:The victim of the week is a girl named Jane, who was in a relationship with a boy named Ben whose family has ties with the Triads. Ben and Jane planned on running away together, but once his brother Phillip found out the plan, he killed her. When Ben approaches his brother to confirm what's happened (and to get a confession so Beckett and the others can arrest him), Ben breaks down - partly because his brother keeps dodging his questions (and thus not getting enough of a confession needed to charge him), but also largely because he can't bear the thought of his girlfriend having died in such a brutal manner. The actor's delivery in the scene what really sells it:
--> '''Ben''': Philip, if they hadn't found Jane - if she'd stayed hidden - I mighta never known what happened to her. Would you really have let me wonder for the rest of my life? ... So I could pretend she was alive somewhere like a child? SHE'S NOT MISSING!! She's dead, and ''I'm not a child!!'' I-I have to know, did she cry - di-did she ask for me?! ''I need to know!!'']].
** [[spoiler:The subsequent police raid that interrupts the brothers' conversation is heartbreaking as well - Philip is tackled to the ground screaming at his brother for being a rat. Ben pulls a gun out to point at the police when someone in the squad shoots him square in the chest. Ryan, who's spent this entire episode trying to make up for the fact the victim of the week was killed with his (stolen) firearm, drops everything and tries his best to resuscitate Ben and whispering 'I'm sorry' over and over to himself and to Ben - while Philip screams turn to despair at his brother's death. Turns out, it was a ploy to get Ben away from his family and into witness protection - but it doesn't make the moment any less emotional]].


* "Time Will Tell"'s ending is ''nothing'' compared to "Get a Clue"'s. Castle [[spoiler: asks Alexis if they can go for some make-up ice cream. And for the first time ever, his daughter tells him ''no''.]] Gah. My ''heart''.

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* "Time Will Tell"'s ending is ''nothing'' compared to "Get a Clue"'s. Castle [[spoiler: asks Alexis if they can go for some make-up ice cream. And for the first time ever, his daughter tells him ''no''.]] Gah. My ''heart''.''heart''.
* The entire second half of "Under Fire", full stop, particularly [[spoiler: Ryan calling Jenny from the sub-basement of the burning building he and Esposito are trapped in to tell her goodbye and the two of them finally deciding on names for their baby and choosing Javier if it's a boy.]]

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* Kate's explanation in "Secret Santa" about why she takes the Christmas Eve's night shift every year: [[spoiler: her mother died on January 9th, and they had yet to pull down the Christmas ornaments, so when they did, they felt as if Christmas had died for them, so they never opened the ornaments' boxes again and they never celebrated it again.]]


--> '''Castle''': [[spoiler: Too soon.]]

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--> '''Castle''': [[spoiler: Too soon.]]]]
* "Time Will Tell"'s ending is ''nothing'' compared to "Get a Clue"'s. Castle [[spoiler: asks Alexis if they can go for some make-up ice cream. And for the first time ever, his daughter tells him ''no''.]] Gah. My ''heart''.

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** Two moments in particular: During his talk with Hal Lockwood [[spoiler: there is a moment when Montgomery closes his eyes. Given the context of his speech to Kate and that Lockwood is giving him a choice between his family or Beckett, you know this is the moment he realised his only option [[HeroicSacrifice was to die]].]] And right near the end of the episode, we see that Castle is [[spoiler: one of Montgomery's pallbearers.]] It's a tiny moment given no pomp, but it truly highlights the importance of Castle within the precinct at this point.


--> ''[[spoiler: (Alexis leaves, having said her goodbyes.))]]''

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--> ''[[spoiler: (Alexis leaves, having said her goodbyes.))]]'')]]''


* The doozie dropped at the very end of "Need to Know", when [[spoiler: Beckett is fired for doing the morally right thing, ''immediately'' after Castle had shown her the key to their new DC home...]] The MoodWhiplash in that scene is just ''devastating.''

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* The doozie dropped at the very end of "Need to Know", when [[spoiler: Beckett is fired for doing the morally right thing, ''immediately'' after Castle had shown her the key to their new DC home...]] The MoodWhiplash in that scene is just ''devastating.''''
* Despite having an over all hilarious episode, "Time Will Tell" has one heckuva [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Alexis is moving out, to move in with Pi, and Castle just can't wrap his head around the fact that his little girl has moved onto that stage in her life.]]
--> ''[[spoiler: (Alexis leaves, having said her goodbyes.))]]''
--> '''Castle''': [[spoiler: Too soon.]]


* In "Dreamworld", Castle is [[spoiler:poisoned with a toxin that will kill him within a day.]] The feds allow him to help with the case but refuse to let him leave the building with Beckett. The two share a look. Though nothing is said, they both know that this might be the last time they see each other.

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* In "Dreamworld", Castle is [[spoiler:poisoned with a toxin that will kill him within a day.]] The feds allow him to help with the case but refuse to let him leave the building with Beckett. The two share a look. Though nothing is said, they both know that this might be the last time they see each other.other.
* The doozie dropped at the very end of "Need to Know", when [[spoiler: Beckett is fired for doing the morally right thing, ''immediately'' after Castle had shown her the key to their new DC home...]] The MoodWhiplash in that scene is just ''devastating.''


* In "Still", Beckett cries as she remembers everything she has done with Castle as the bomb countdown is about to end.

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* In "Still", Beckett cries as she remembers everything she has done with Castle as the bomb countdown is about to end.end.
* In "Dreamworld", Castle is [[spoiler:poisoned with a toxin that will kill him within a day.]] The feds allow him to help with the case but refuse to let him leave the building with Beckett. The two share a look. Though nothing is said, they both know that this might be the last time they see each other.


* Castle's break-down when [[spoiler: the van that took Alexis and her friend, Sarah (the intended target), was found with a large pool of blood and the large implication that it could be Alexis'. Thankfully, it isn't her blood (nor Sarah's), but the poor guy is suffering enough with the fact that Alexis was kidnapped in the first place!]]

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* Castle's break-down when [[spoiler: the van that took Alexis and her friend, Sarah (the intended target), was found with a large pool of blood and the large implication that it could be Alexis'. Thankfully, it isn't her blood (nor Sarah's), but the poor guy is suffering enough with the fact that Alexis was kidnapped in the first place!]]place!]]
* In "Still", Beckett cries as she remembers everything she has done with Castle as the bomb countdown is about to end.

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