Was it all a dream? That’s what Castle is wondering as wakes up in bed. Alone! Fear not, Caskett lovers. Our favorite mystery man and his muse are, indeed, together at last. A smile crosses Castle’s face as Beckett walks into the bedroom wearing a loose white dress shirt and nothing else. Gulp.
Castle isn’t quite ready to announce his new lady love to his family when Martha and Alexis come home unexpectedly. Beckett sneaks out the front door while Alexis recovers from her first hangover. Apparently graduation festivities got a tad out of hand. Too bad they showed. Castle was in the process of removing that white shirt from Beckett’s body button by button before they were so rudely interrupted. Gulp again.
Back at the station, Ryan lets Captain Gates know that Beckett’s shooter, Cole Maddox, swiped a photo from Roy Montgomery’s wedding album. Castle reveals it’s the person who has been keeping Beckett safe all these years. They do what they do best to identify this mystery man as Michael Smith, who has been tortured by Cole Maddox. He’s still alive, but the incriminating evidence file he was keeping has gone up in flames.
Castle and Beckett check out a piece of property Smith owns. Another file may be hidden there. It would be in a place safe from the demolition crew that has been working there. The backup file is hidden in a floor safe in Smith’s office. Castle and Beckett would love to search it. If only Cole Maddox hadn’t arrived to get the drop on them. He ties them up and locks them in a bathroom. Not good.