The scene opens with Nick Castle in a room of mirrors and he is being shot at. He runs out the door and Kate Beckett is there with her gun too. She tells him to drop his weapon and get on the ground now. There is a gun shot and the show flashbacks to three days earlier, where Kate walks into the station and sees Detectives Ryan and Esposito try balance an egg. She tells that it is impossible to do, but they tell that Nick was able to do it. They walk over to Kate’s desk and ask if she called him yet and she tells that Nick has his own life and that he has not called. They reassure her that he is probably busy trying to finish his book. The phone rings but it is not Nick, but a new case. Kate and the rest of the team enter on scene and Chloe Whitman is the victim. She fell from the top of the building and Kate sees that Nick is going to be at book signing Friday at 7:00 PM. She tells that they need to get into the apartment.
They go inside the apartment and see that the girl was shot and that she fell backwards out the window. Kate sees that it wasn’t a robbery because all the money is still there. Kate sees that her bags are half packed as well. Esposito tells that Chloe had a boyfriend, Evan Murphy and that they are tracking him down now. Kate meets with Evan and she asks if there was anyone violent. He tells that she was a teacher. Kate tells that Chloe had her bags packed and asks if he knows anything of that. He doesn’t. Lanie Parish enters and shows that she retrieved a note from Chloe’s hand and it is an address. They investigate it and Ryan tells that the apartment is registered to a Mia Santore. He tells that she doesn’t have any priors or anything. They enter and see that the door was kicked in. The apartment has been tossed and in the bedroom, they see a silhouette of someone. They enter and order the man to drop the weapon. It is Nick Castle. They tell him to put the gun down and he tells that it is all a misunderstanding. Kate tells Nick that he is under arrest for murder.
At the station, Kate enters the interrogation room and Nick asks if they remodeled. Kate tells that he knows his rights and Nick tells that Kate looks good. He tells that the girl was dead before he got there and Kate asks why he didn’t call. Nick tells that he was going to but then they showed up. They go back and forth talking about their so-called relationships and Kate is jealous of Nick. She gets back on topic and asks why Nick put his prints on the gun and he tells that he thought the killer has come back and he picked it up to defend himself, but it turned out to be them and, referring to Ryan, “Annie Oakley”. Ryan tells Captain Roy Montgomery that he almost shot Nick. Captain Montgomery walks into the interview room and tells that he wants a quick word with Kate. Nick tries to say hello, but Captain Montgomery is not happy. He tells that CSU came back on the gun and it is no match on the gun that Nick doesn’t match. Kate tells that Nick is free to go.
At Nick’s home, Alexis Castle and Martha Rogers are watching a penguin hit another penguin in the water. Nick comes in and Martha tells him that he has to watch a video. He tells them maybe later. Martha tells that he looks like someone smacked him into an ice hole. He tells that he stopped by the precinct and tells that Mia, the girl that made the sculpture for him was murdered. Martha asks how everyone and she tells that Alexis is in crisis. Alexis tells that her boyfriend from the Youth Program has not called back and says that if he really cared, he would have called. Nick tells that he probably hasn’t called because he is afraid if Alexis has changed. Martha tells that is stupid. Nick tells that he’ll something to make things right and Alexis tells that maybe he missed his chance. Kate is at the station and she is thinking about Nick. Esposito rolls in his chair up to her desk and tells that they don’t know who Mia is or why she was killed. Ryan rolls up and tells that Ballistics came back and says that the victims were shot by the same gun. Kate tells that she is going to talk to Lanie to see if there is any connection. Nick goes up to Mia’s apartment and finds a spot of blood on the floor. Back at the station, Kate meets with Lanie and she tells that both girls have tattoos. Chloe has a rose and Mia has a mermaid. However, Lanie finds #227 on Chloe’s hand and cab receipts in Mia’s pocket. Esposito tells that they got a hit on the phone records and both victims got a call from Todd McKutchin. Kate tells that she is on her way. They enter the home of Todd McKutchin and there is a man above him. They tell him to get his hands in the air and to turn around. It is Nick again.
Kate asks why he is there and how he did it. He refuses to give up his resources and then Kate grabs his ear. He admits that he dialed *69 on the phone and that he went into Mia’s apartment unauthorized. Ryan and Esposito are confused on why a vending machine vendor, a sculpture, and a teacher have any connection. Kate tells that she wants to know everything. Nick asks what he can do and Kate tells that if he wanted to come back, he should have done it sooner. Nick tells that he was waiting for her to call him and says that it is fate that keeps bringing them together again on a case. He tells that he has to follow the universe. She allows him to work on the case with her as long as he plays by her rules. At Nick’s home, Alexis tells that her boyfriend called but she didn’t pick it up. She tells that she doesn’t want to call back because it will make it seem like she was waiting for his call. Nick tells that Alexis could get a new boy friend and Alexis tells that he is not good at this. He agrees.
At the station, Nick arrives with coffee and Kate tells that she is meeting with Todd’s fiancé shortly and will be able to find some answers. They make a bet on who will solve the case quicker and Nick tells that if he wins, Kate has to take him on has her partner. If Kate solves it first, then Nick is to leave the policing to the real police. They agree on the terms and Nick asks what happens if Ryan and Esposito solve the case first. They laugh. Ryan and Esposito walk over and ask what is going on. Kate tells that Nick was apologizes for not calling her. They tell that the blood that was found in Chloe’s apartment was Todd’s. Captain Montgomery enters and tells Kate that Todd’s fiancé is here. Anna-Marie, Kate, and Nick meet and she tells that Todd went to a man for money. They meet with Mr. Kirby, the man who gave Todd money, and he tells that Todd paid up in full with his debt already. They are all sitting around trying to figure out the case and Nick asks about Todd’s financial records as well as Chloe’s and Mia’s. They rush to all the get them. They match up that on the same time all three victims deposited $9000 into their bank accounts and on the same day and place at restaurants and bars. Kate tells that this doesn’t mean that Nick won the bet.
Kate is writing more info on the board and Nick is admiring her. Ryan tells that the deposits were made in cash and it is hard to trace. Esposito comes in and tells that they couldn’t run the credit cards either, but every card swipe machine has an ISP so that they can trance the amounts received and got an address. Kate tells that Nick is going on a road trip with her and Nick takes the address from Esposito’s hand. Kate and Nick arrive at the location and there is a key pad outside. Kate types in the #227 and the door opens. She tells that it was written on Chloe’s arm. They enter and it is a circus with alcohol. Nick sees a dancer on stage and is intrigued. They talk to the bartender and he tells that Ms. Kitty will be able to answer the questions. He tells that Kitty is the girl dancing on stage. They meet with Kitty and she can’t believe that all three people are dead. Earl, Kitty’s husband, sits down next to them and tells that he will get everything they need. Kitty tells that everything was going smoothly until Evan, Chloe’s boyfriend, came in and threatened her and told that he knew what she was doing there.
Kate and Nick meet with Evan again and he admits yelling at her and that he didn’t tell the police at first because he knows how police work. He tells that he didn’t kill anyone and tells that he is innocent. Kate and Nick exit and Kate asks Esposito and Ryan to get a search warrant to search Evan’s home and Ryan hands over the list of employees and regulars. Nick recognizes on of the men from Mia’s sculptures. It is Xander Doyle and he is weapons distribution and lives in the Bouire. They have Xander at the station and he tells that Mia wanted a gun for protection. He tells that he spelled all the signs that she was cooking up METH. Kate and Nick go to Lanie and she tells that it isn’t drugs and tells that the main ingredient is missing and that is the finished product. Kate gets a call from Ryan and he tells that they found the murder weapon at Evan’s home. They meet with Evan and he tells that he did not do it. He tells that he wants a lawyer.
Kate tells Ryan to call the DA to see if they can cut a deal. Nick goes through Chloe’s purse and pulls out money. He tells Kate to look at the serial numbers. Kate realizes that they are the same. Nick tells that they know all the parts that the victims played but one ingredient is missing. At the same time, both Nick and Kate tell that they know who the killer is. Meanwhile, Kitty and Earl are cleaning out the club and getting the bags of money together. Kate and her team enter with Nick and tell Kitty to get away from the money. Nick sees Earl in the mirror and grabs Kate before she is shot. Earl and Kitty run and Kate tells Nick to stay there. He asks what he does if they come back and Kate gives him her gun. Kate leaves and Nick sees that Kitty is running out the door. He pursues her and enters the room of mirrors. Suddenly the mirrors are shot and Nick runs for the door. Kate is there and tells Nick to get on the ground. Nick aims his gun at Kate and they both fire at the same time, but they weren’t aiming at each other. Kitty and Earl were behind them. Both Kitty and Earl are alive and taken into custody.
At the station, Captain Montgomery is impressed with them and asks how Nick got Kate’s gun. Kate tells that Nick won the bet and it was fair and square. He tells that she doesn’t have to do it but it is clear that she does. Esposito comes up to Kate and asks how much sooner she knew it was about counterfeiting before Nick. She smiles. At home, Alexis is talking to her boyfriend and he asks who called first. Martha tells that it doesn’t matter, just as long as she is happy. Nick agrees. Share this article with your friends