Castle learns about Beckett’s job interview. He’s upset that she hid this from him. He realizes this could be the end of their relationship. Beckett’s dad says that when she gets scared, she hides in her work. She needs to tell Castle that she really wants the new job. Beckett continues to work the case without her partner. She learns that Pamela was actually the passenger in the car crash that killed her. All signs indicate that Blaylock was helping to cover up for a Colin Rigsdale, man from a political family who is being groomed to be a senator. Beckett can see in his eyes that he’s hiding something.
The team realizes that one of the residents at the hotel has ties to Rigsdale. Beckett gets this guy in the box. She realizes this could be her last interrogation. She uses this to her advantage while questioning her suspect. She lets him know that they have enough to convict him. His best option is to make a deal to turn on Rigsdale. After getting what she wants, Beckett leaves the interrogation room, a place she feels so at home. She gazes around at the desks and the people in the precinct. They were always her home, too.
Castle has a chat with his mother about the situation with Beckett. Martha doesn’t blame her for interviewing for the job since neither of them knows where their relationship is headed. She wonders if her son is holding back because deep down he doesn’t think this thing with Beckett will last. It may end sooner than thought. Beckett gets a call. She got the job. Ryan and Esposito wonder what’s up with their colleague. Beckett promises to tell them soon, but she has to talk to someone else first. She needs to have a heart-to-heart with Castle, who tells Alexis that there comes a point in life where you have to see things as they really are.
Castle and Beckett meet at a park sitting opposite each other on a set of swings. Beckett apologizes for keeping secrets. Castle knows that’s just who she is. He’s been doing a lot of thinking about their relationship. He’s decided he wants more. They both deserve more. That’s why, before even hearing what Beckett has decided, Castle gets down on one knee. He pulls out a diamond ring. Beckett is speechless as Castle asks her to marry him. Unfortunately, we all have to wait for her answer.