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Though he explains the victim was an acquaintance that called him for help, he is arrested for murder and interrogated by Beckett at the precinct.
Castle wakes to find Beckett being treated by Josh, who she says she thinks she has a chance with. No, we're Castle tells her that since she doesn't want their engagement to be announced, those kind of rumours are bound to happen. Beckett is reluctant, but gives in because of how much she's missed him. She calls Castle and tells him they need to talk, to which he also agrees. Eventually, she comes to refer to him as her partner, as if he were another officer, but tacitly acknowledging that the two are more than just friends.