Beckett: “By the way, it was my mother, not my father. We were supposed to go to dinner. My mom, my dad and I, and she was gonna meet us at the restaurant but she never showed. Two hours later we went home and there was a detective waiting for us. Detective Raglin. They found her body. She had been stabbed.”
Castle: A robbery?”
Beckett: “No. She still had her money and purse and jewelery. And it wasn’t a sexual assault either. The attributed it to gang violence. Random wayward event. So, just like in Melanie’s case, they couldn’t think outside the box. So, they just tried to package it up nicely. And the killer was never caught.”
Castle: “Why do you wear the watch?”
Beckett: "My dad took her death hard. He’s sober now, 5 years. So, this is for the life that I saved. And this is for the life that I lost. So, I guess that your Nikki Heat has a back story now, Castle."
Castle: "I don’t know. I did kinda like the ‘hooker by day, cop by night’ thing. But I guess a heavy emotional angle could work too."
- Castle 1x05 A Chill Goes Through Her Veins