Brandt abused his wife, Tanya, who faked her own death to escape from his clutches with their son. The safe deposit box was the only way Tanya could safely communicate with mom Agnes. Brandt now has all the information he needs to kidnap his son and kill his wife. They need to find the middle man who posed as Agnes’s husband to make the safe deposit drops for Tanya. The clock is ticking.
The team realizes that the priest who performed the bogus funeral ceremony for Tanya is their middle man. The good father says the family is hiding in Ithaca. The local police storm the house and are able to take Brandt down. Needless to the say, the NYC team is overjoyed at the news. Esposito and Ryan are so jazzed that they’re headed out on a four-hour drive to Ithaca.
Castle has other plans. Martha went to town to prepare a celebratory dinner for the family which, of course, includes Beckett. But gatherings like this won’t be including Ashley in the future. Alexis lets him know that they are over. As for Castle, he’s just beginning to rattle off all the times he’s saved Beckett’s life. It seems he’s been keeping score. Even after this recent bank robbery adventure, Castle still holds the lead 9-8. How many life-saving moments can you remember?