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* InVampire Weekend, the victim of the week’s father and sister go through the ringer. His first wife died then his son is murdered and to really twist the knife in deeper [[spoiler: both murders where committed by his second wife, his kids former nanny.]]

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* InVampire In Vampire Weekend, the victim of the week’s father and sister go through the ringer. His first wife died then his son is murdered and to really twist the knife in deeper [[spoiler: both murders where committed by his second wife, his kids former nanny.]]

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* InVampire Weekend, the victim of the week’s father and sister go through the ringer. His first wife died then his son is murdered and to really twist the knife in deeper [[spoiler: both murders where committed by his second wife, his kids former nanny.]]
** Morlock’s reaction to seeing [[spoiler: the nanny]] in the lockup might get some tears too.
-->'''Morlock''': YOU HEARTLESS BITCH! SPOTS MURDERED THE CROW! MURDERER! MURDERER!


-->'''Beckett''' So am I.
-->'''Esposito''' That's right, and that's ok. You think it's a weakness? Make it a strength. It's a part of you, so use it.

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-->'''Beckett''' -->'''Beckett''': So am I.
-->'''Esposito''' -->'''Esposito''': That's right, and that's ok. You think it's a weakness? Make it a strength. It's a part of you, so use it.

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* TheReveal of talk-show host Bobby Mann's murderer in "The Late Shaft": [[spoiler:his longtime on-air partner and friend, Hank McPhee. Bobby had been pressured to make his show more "hip" to attract more of a younger audience, so he was going to cut Hank loose and take up a younger Angel Santana as his new partner. At first, the motive could be Hank simply wanting to keep his job, but when Beckett and Castle confront him, he [[MotiveRant explains just how betrayed he felt at Bobby's intentions]]. Bobby could've terminated his contract five years early, allowing them to walk dignified off the stage together (and with $80 million dollars the network would've had to pay), but even after 35 years and over four thousand shows, with Hank laughing with every one of Bobby's bad jokes ("whether they were funny or not") and keeping scerets for him, he was about to be cast aside, humiliated, while his best friend kept doing their show with someone else. The following line is laced with tired anger and some regret.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Hank''']]: He was my best friend. You don't do that to your friend.


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** Another part that shouldn't be overlooked is [[spoiler:Esposito blaming Ryan for her resigning because Ryan alerted Gates to their activities. Sure, it ended up saving Beckett's life and was technically the right thing to do, but Espo, someone who values loyalty, can't help but feel betrayed at his partner's actions. He's still bitter even after Beckett returns until Ryan takes a hit for him.]]

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-->'''Castle:''' (near tears) ''Oh God...'' [[spoiler: Lanie, did someone die in there? ''Lanie, did she die in there?!'']]

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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.

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