Castle Review: A Kiss for Kaye

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Well, well. Look who has a jealous side!

The latest installment of Castle, "Eye of the Beholder,” featured our favorite detectives trying to solve a murder... while at odds over guest star Kristin Lehman. There was also a kiss, Beckett opening up to her therapist and Martha trying to set up her son. So let’s waste no more time and get to it the rundown!

Serena Kaye... So the anticipated guest stint from Lehman stirred up quite the emotions at the precinct. I don’t know about you, but I loved watching Kate face off with another woman. Even though it never really turned into anything, Beckett held her ground and made it clear who she was. That is why she’s my girl. 

Kristin Lehman on Castle

Although I didn’t necessarily enjoy the appearance of Lehman, I did appreciate what she brought along with her. Kate admitted to her therapist that Serena’s situation with Castle was difficult on her and her envy was not well hidden. The best quote of episode?

“What are you really scared of? That he won’t wait for you or that he will?"

Loved it!

Another talented lady stopped by the set as a guest star, none other than Nan Flannigan Jessica Tuck. Even as the villain, Tuck kills it. I would watch her on any show, as as long as she heads back towards Bon Temps for the summer.

Who’s Falco?? This may have been one of the most realistic cases we have yet to see on this series. Twists and turns brought out the assistant, the wife, and the infamous Falco working together. I genuinely enjoyed it all. The writers really took the time to build up the layers, instead of twists that seemed irrelevant. Kudos to the staff.

Beckett, Why Do You Do This To Yourself? Kate admitted to her therapist that she is scared and that Castle having other relationships is difficult on her. The writers have been teasing the relationship to us for quite some time and have warned us that this is not something they plan on doing until the middle of next season. Even though I have the patience of a two-year old, I'm willing to wait if we can see the baby steps that took place tonight. Kate said she can’t be with anyone yet; she’s not ready. But at least she's taking the steps to get there, meaning the journey will be just as sweet.

It’s always fun when Beckett isn’t super serious. Loved that she casually dropped the fact to Castle that she modeled nude for an art class. These two make the best faces. Period. 

Extra Thought Each week I check out the comments you loyal viewers leave on the reviews. In the past couple episodes, I have found myself reading about Nathan Fillion’s weight gain. I couldn’t really see it, sometimes he looked bigger but you never know with clothing, lighting, etc. But tonight I noticed it. What is going on here??

Serena said it right, she can’t steal something that already belongs to someone else. Castle and Beckett are the end game, we know that.

Overall, a pretty great episode. Since Gates' appearance, she has become less annoying each week. This installment? Not annoying at all. I found myself almost hoping she would have more interactions with the other characters.

TV Fanatics, what did you think? Were you as pissed as Beckett at the appearance of Serena Kaye or is this someone you wouldn’t mind seeing again? Not a whole lot of screen time for Ryan and Esposito - what’s up with that? Sound off below, checking back for the Castle Round Table and enjoy the promo for next week's supernatural-based episode NOW.


Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (188 Votes)

I find this year's episodes of Castle a bit bland compared to previous seasons. I don't know??? This was the best episode of the season. Don't know if I can take Nathan's weight gain.


Great. Missing White Collar/Leverage. Everything fit together rather than a bunch of false culprits. I liked Kaye.


Is that Worf of Star Trek fame in the role of Beckett's psychiatrist?


enjoyed the episode...u r right...the best quote..."what are you really scared of? that he won't wait for u or that he will"...i think he has little choice this time if he doesn't want history repeating itself (as a farce ?) castle's past he had found love with his college sweetheart...he traded it for two love-less that life has come a full circle for him as he found love again....better wait for destiny to set the pace...rather than jump into serena kayes of the world....and lose it all...all over ???????????


Great episode, but where was Lanie and Alexis? I think the Captain is playing her roll just as the writers want . She will loosen up eventually. I agree with fortyseven ,the elevator scene was so funny,just love Marlowe and his writers. Has anyone heard if Castle will be renewed for season 5? Ill be 69 yrs old in 10 days.! and must say Ive never enjoyed a series like Castle. Hope it has a long long run!


The whole "Sir" thing is for the Captain to keep the troops in line and continually remind them who's the Boss. It's also keeping a buffer between the Captain and her subordinates. The phrase comes to my mind "not here to be friends"
I mean I get it, but there's one downfall that's been overlooked and that is that respect is earned and not freely given to a large degree.
I don't know who schooled this actress in command authority but she needs to go back to school.
Lastly: A demand to be called Sir by a female, someone you don't know and have no experience with, excepting in the navy where it's normal.. well lets put it this way they might call you sir but it's for damn sure their thinking something else !! It may even serve to undermine your command.


I really liked the episode but I must confess - the new chief is definitely not my fav!! She is no leader that's for sure and appears to be only about herself!! She's not on enough to make me stop watching but if that changes - I will have some 2nd thoughts. She is ridiculous and not in a funny way - having to call her "sir" and stuff like that makes the character absurd and lack credibility. She is a real bummer IMHO. I'm looking forward to the journey but I hope my patience is up for it! I'm sure I will be - want to see the end result (it better be GREAT!!).


Really, you didn't find Captain Gates annoying? Honestly, every time she's on screen I miss Captain Montgomery a little bit more. The woman is nails-on-a-chalkboard every time she opens her mouth. They need to either loosen her up or cut her loose because she doesn't fit into the "Castle" world.


Love Love Love "Castle" is way better than " Moonlighting from the 80's....everyone knows that the show will get "BORING" if they bring Castle and Beckett together toooooo soon. The chase is half the fun. I love the tension between them, the cat and mouse of it all. I am tired of seeing Beckett fall for these other guys that are pretty on the outside but lack what Castle has inside. Can't wait for Monday nights!


Concrete evidence from Stana herself that she does love Rick
Interview 3/10/11 on another site
“It seems to me that she’s the kind of girl that once she gets into a relationship she’s going to create a future with this person, maybe even have children with this person and it seems, at least from what I’ve learned, she’s quite in love with Castle.�
Hope that helps. There is another video interview where she outright admits she loves Castle but but don't know this sites rules on posting other sites. Normally I just google for interviews as this site is topic specific to the latest ep's.

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Castle Season 4 Episode 5 Quotes

We really could have used her, she has valuable assets. Not that kind.


Castle: Haven't you learned anything from your last fiasco?
Martha: My last fiasco? You married her!

Castle Season 4 Episode 5 Music

  Song Artist
Shana halligan true love True Love Shana Halligan iTunes
Astrud gilberto the girl from ipanema The Girl from Ipanema Astrud Gilberto iTunes