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I agree with some of the posters here, that the 'B' story - the Alexis arc - was the more interesting and moving one than A story case and the state of affairs between the leads. Have to say that Molly Quinn is such a smart, young, actor. Alexis' distress was so convincing I was gripping my pillow, thinking back to when I was a teen, and how something like that after working so hard could feel like the end of the world. Castle was spot on, as a working writer with memories of all his rejections (although I thought it should've been more like 25-50 rejections) Every writer I've met, when the subject of rejection comes up, is proud of that first letter, it marks the point in their lives when they put it all on the line.
As for the case, I thought, eh. Not the best, and I really didn't care all too much for any of the suspects. Caskett: I still see this interesting shift in the closeness between these two, even on what is essentially a throwaway episode. It goes to the performaces,
Thoughrt it was a fun case not the best not the worst. Miss the banter between castle and beckett although the looks are priceless. However I am still thinking Kate must be some kind of super healer Just moths after that shot and surgery and no scar really? She wears so low cut stuff and we do not see any hint to that fateful shot. Weird.
AKA Castle Beckett :)
Too much contrived about their relationship at the present , with the looks Kate is giving Rick their should at least be some touching or kissing but for now it appears that the writers are sticking to smouldering looks and that's all, when in real life their should be some touching going on like a stroke of the arm a squeeze of the hand or a simple bump of the shoulders together. The sort of looks Kate's giving off require a natural instinct to touch in reply unless the guy isn't interested.
I don't mean full on boob squeezing action just a lot of small intimate touches. Now it's just contrived looks. Kates do I need implants? comments cracked me up lol
I did accurately predict that Kate was going to go into hot denial about the whole "Kate I love you" thing at the end of S3.
Stana has the whole Beckett character down so well it's easy to predict what she's going to do. They need to change things up a bit me thinks.
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Yep I think that Gates really needs an attitude adjustment I've worked for over 20 years as a contractor for certain departments and I've seen a lot of bosses and if I was Castle I'd simply ignore Gates, no trying to win her over, no trying to be nice just, yes Captain and stick to Kates ass.
If it were me I'd confront her about her rotten leadership skills and take my lumps but in Ricks case he has to watch out for Kate as well. I've always thought that they should have done with Rick what they did with Peter in fringe and make Rick a civilian adviser with NYPD id.
A good leader recognizes the strengths in their team and encourages it something that Gates has never done, the whole calling her "Sir" thing I wouldn't even address just call her Captain. Basically it's a power play anyway. Gates snarky quips to keep Castle in place really exposes just who she is
ALexis. Finally Miss perfect is taking the lumps of life I was under the impression she was already accepted into Stanford
I don't know - I found the whole tragic love story to be a forced allegory of the Castle/Beckett state. At this point we know Castle and Beckett want a more than a lifetime, but they're kinda just ramming it in now.
Like some of the other commenters, I miss the banter that the two had. I like how they've grown and are more tolerant of each other (or Beckett more tolerant of Castle,rather), but I'm not sure that their playful passive/aggressive potshots at each other needs to disappear because of that.
The Alexis subplot was FANTASTIC. That was the best part of the episode. I think it's great, because Castle's growth as a person (through his relationship with Beckett) becomes apparent in other parts of his life, with his seemingly increasing maturity as a parent.
And I still find Gates' "sir" to be hilarious...it's so utterly absurd that makes me laugh every time.
At first glance “Head Case,” Castle 4x3 is one of those convoluted cases which crop up of every now and then on Castle. The case is interesting enough, although sometimes I was left wondering just what was happening, but it is the dialogue between Rick and Kate and Rick and Alexis which makes this episode gratifying.
As usual, Rick confides in Kate regarding Alexis’ rejection from Stanford; the two of them have this down pat, beginning their day together as they have done before, talking family, two parents struggling together, discussing their daughter’s happiness. With her rejection, Alexis now considers her existence a “life of lies.” She claims she is a failure.
Speaking to her dad at the precinct, she asks her father how he does it, how he keeps a rejection letter hanging in his office. Rick explains that the “rejection drives him.” He has had twenty or more of them. “Rejection is not failure,” her dad explains. “The failure lies in giving up.
First, let me say that I have been a huge fan of Nathan Fillion since he was a teenager on One Life to Live. And, OMG, was there ever any one sexier than he was on Firefly. That being said, and, I have been pondering this ever since the first episode of this season; time to talk about it:
Nathan Fillion is getting FAT!!!!!!! I wondered when I saw him on Letterman, and then with every episode, I kept checking him out and his face looked puffy and his mid-section thicker, and I kept wondering - - not wanting to believe what my eyes were seeing. However, last night was it. That fire escape scene left no doubt. I searched the internet and other folks are mentioning it too and wondering. Nathan better get his act together and get fit or I cannot see them EVER getting to love scenes, etc. I mean come on; sure, he's getting rich and living the good life, BUT...
damn I hit submit by mistake..could a admin delete my post and this 1 and I'll get back to you later
Just reviewing part 1 and part 2 as I was under the impression Alexis was already accepted to Stanford maybe missed something, save my comments on that till later.
Ep was mediocre and predictable.
I would not expect any C/B hookup anytime soon their following the usual writers formula of 1 step forward 2 steps back. Right now C/B are in the honeymoon period but soon there will be a drama to hold them apart. Frankly with the looks Kate is giving Rick they should be kissing by now :)
Bad leader:In my time I've worked with a few ladies in charge and I've been partnered up with several and gates is your typical insecure leader who finds it necessary to be critical to keep the troops in place and they certainly hate being overridden.IE Castle and the Mayor.
A good OIC recognizes the strengths of their team and encourages those strengths, A bad OIC will simply recognize that this doenst fit into their "reality"
I have read about cryogenics. I'm a retired engineer. I think the whole cryogenics thing is high priced psuedo science sprinkled with scam and topped with fraud. There seems to be a lot of that going around lately. That said, the story was ok, there weren't any jarring inconsistancies with what seems to be the central theme of cryogenics, but there were some sort of jarring moments otherwise.
One was when it was said that someone broke into the cryogenics facility. Broke in? I don't remember it being locked when Beckett and team entered which surprised me at the time.
I didn't find the wife's actions to be any more bizzare than the members of the Heavens Gage/Hale-Bopp cult, but that doesn't mean it made any more sense than their mass suicide to exit their bodies for an interplanatary journey on the Hale-Bopp comet. There are some folks like that. There always will be.
I think Alexis's story line here was totally excellent, outstanding even. It was very well done a
didnt stana katic star in csi:mami 4 a similar ep?
This episode was Ok -- certainly better than the reviewer rated it. It was predictable, though ... although they did make it kind of romantic in an insane sort of way.
And I like Martha. Her purpose on the show is to be a dialogue and plot facilitator, particularly between Castle and Alexis, when needed; but she's fun -- like when the mouse gets out of its cage and she's standing on the glass top coffee table reading the paper when Castle comes in.
I also really like what they're doing with Alexis because it not only creates interesting problems for her that I find myself hoping she resolves in some positive fashion (rooting for her, etc.), but they're giving depth to Castle's character as she rethinks him ... from last week's chastising him for being juvenile to this week searching for what it is in his character that has allowed him to be as successful as he is when she's feeling so unsuccessful and therefore questions everything about herself.
Well done apart from the allusions to Caskett that might never happen. @Ekira: "Perhaps I'm over-thinking it, but I'd say that the cryogenics and the cyanide pill, they were all just little parts and symbols to make up an unbelievable love story."
It's bringing the future and our technologies into the age-old story of a tragic, doomed love." I agree. Sad/happy ending for the wife/doctor.
Gates is still terrible. What's the point of being condescending to your detectives?
Maybe it was the anticipation, but so far, I'm feeling let down by season 4. Hoping it gets better...
I was utterly exhausted tonight before this came on, and snoozed off several times during the episode, despite my best intentions. I will go to the library tomorrow and watch it on their broadband. I expect this thread will still be active after that time.
I already knew a great deal about cryogenics, so that did not surprise or bother me. However, I personally want no part of it. It does not fit with my personal religious beliefs. In addition, I think it is a monumental waste of money.
Every time that the Captain forces her subordinates to call her "Sir", she insults women. I do not like it. I do not like her. The only way that women are going to get out of the ghetto to which we have been condemned in the workplace is if the women who have made it up and out reach a hand down to help other women. She is clearly not about to do that. She abrogates the role of "woman" and demands to be treated as a man. I see no reason to either like or respect her.
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I actually think that this episode was really well done. Perhaps it's because you didn't quiet understand what was going on with the cryogenics throughout it or something, but I found it to be a well thought out episode. There were a few plot twists, but I actually found it to be a bit predictable this time. Honestly didn't expect everything with the wife, though. It's a bit touching in an odd, messed up sort of way. I feel sorry for them to say the truth.
It was a romantic ending in a way, especially with the picture.
I think that, in a way, what they were aiming for with this episode was for it to be a bit unbelievable and hard to comprehend completely so that you could see the twisted, yet loyal love of the wife. One lifetime isn't enough. In a way, I think they were trying to show a romance that was a fantasy. Something that you can't believe to be completely true.
Perhaps I'm over-thinking it, but I'd say that the cryogenics and the cyanide pill, they were all just little p
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