Beckett bluffs her way into the fundraiser. She slips a phone into Bracken’s jacket pocket. RING! Beckett calls the senator to arrange a private meeting. Castle and Esposito convince Ryan to delay a call to Gates until they track down Beckett, who is holding Bracken at gunpoint in a closed kitchen area. She wants him to admit to the murders he’s been behind. Bracken tries to justify his actions. This doesn’t fly with Beckett. Unfortunately, she knows Bracken has too much power. So, she bluffs.
Beckett says she has another copy of the file. She rattles off the number of Bracken’s illegal bank account. She promises to not go public with the information as long as she and everyone she cares about remain safe. Beckett assures Bracken that she’s done being afraid. It’s his turn now. WHACK! Beckett bashes her gun to the side of the senator’s face. The scar that will be left should serve as a solid reminder that she’s out there.
Beckett lets the team know that she’ll get justice for her mom. It just won’t be today. For now, she’ll be content with getting justice for others. She convinces Gates to let her back on the job. She’ll still have to serve out the rest of her suspension. That’s cool. Beckett assures Castle that she’ll figure some way to pass the time as she reaches for something other than the elevator button just as the doors close. One more time… Gulp!