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The thing that bothers me about the captain is that it was implied that she was very good concerning department politics and that that was how she got this promotion ... and yet she seems so terrible at it. There are all kinds of personalities and levels of getting along with people, but everything I've ever heard or read (fiction and news stories) is how cops support each other, that if a cop is shot, the whole department will drop everything else to pursue a felon who dared attack a brother cop (and yet the captain told them to forget about whoever shot Beckett. And if a cop's gun is used in a shooting, the whole brotherhood would be intent on it -- not, take the day off ... And captains would not throw their subordinates under the bus for the sake of covering their own ass because every single other cop will make them pay. It's a standard cliche for captains to yell and scream at their detectives, to threaten to take their badge and all that ... but it always turns out the capta
castle just seems to be getting stronger and stronger with each episode,and yes david i too noticed the 2 fingers.
Love everything about "Castle"! Cast and writers a winning team!!
I'm glad they are expanding the Alexis storyline. Great episode! And you know Castle doesn't believe Beckett when she says she doesn't remember a thing about the shooting. She never brings her "game face" when she's alone w/ Castle. Can't wait till next week!
Not much to add to the pretty thorough comments below. I applaud the stars (Fillion and Katic) for giving one of the lesser ensemble members the opportunity to carry the show. Dever (Ryan) did a magnificent acting job with emotions from rage/outrage to compassion at the end when he said goodbye to his new friend and then said the toast. It was a good writing stroke to have the young man be sensitive enough to come by the station and thank Ryan. That helped Ryan overcome his feeling he was not a good cop. Good writing.
Kate was beautiful as ever but I hate that she lies so easily to Castle who is her best friend as far as we know. I think most of us would find it hard to lie to our best friends no matter what our personal hangup. Why couldn't she just say "I don't want to talk about it" or something like that. I guess I want to put this lovely woman on a pedestal, but this won't let me. But I'm sure the writers are using this to build a show down the road, so we'll have to be pa
I loved the episode. I also loved the Beckett and Ryan moments, do cute how they are a family. Everybody supported Ryan in his time of need,& with kate's PTSD coming out in episode 9 I think we will see more family moments and a caskett kiss. I also think they will get together near the end of s4. Hate the captain still, cant wait for next weeks!
New Captain is one piss poor replacement for Montgomery. The writers have gone out of their way to create the antithesis of his relationship with his cops. Why? Who knows. Writers are a strange lot and constantly try to re-invent the wheel, usually with dire results--remember "Moonlighting"?. Gates' insistence on "Sir" is repulsive and completely out of line with reality. I, too, really wish these same writers would give Kate some substance and depth--Castle doesn't need to get ALL of the good writing.
No comments on the episode that haven't already been said. It was strong, well-acted, and the return of the TK3 killer is welcome.
However, as for the "sir," how many of you were STNG fans? Did it bother you to hear Crusher or Troi being called "sir" when they were in positions of command?
I'm still surprised at how contentious an issue Gates' "sir" is. I think it's quite funny - anything that absurd has to be intentional. The show Castle has always had a way of subverting or lampshading common tv tropes - I think this is just how they're dealing with the "scary woman in power" trope. As a woman, I'm not offended by it, I just think it's so over the top it's hilarious, I think it's meant to poke fun at the whole situation.
On the captain's note, I find how she treats Castle to be perfectly logical. The man is not a cop! Everyone else is now used to him after three years and know how useful he can be, used to his charm and his likeability. BUT she's new on the scene and she's coming into a precinct that was run by someone everyone was loyal to. She's got to set her own boundaries, and as far as she's concerned, waiver or no waiver, a non-cop running around solving crimes can be a huge liability. Beckett treated Castle the same way when they started. I don't blame
Lol Yeah loved how she shut the door with two fingers almost as if she was giving the Captain the up yours sign. Made me chuckle.
R/E good solid performance although a tad forced but all up not too shabby :) It's good when the make it not all about Caskette.
The captain is all about 3 words CYA (cover your ass) and I'm somewhat resentful of the way she treats Castle pretty much as if he was a bug or cockroach loose in the precinct. I'm hoping to see someone put her in her place soonish.
Kate has returned to old ways and somewhat predictable behavior of denying she remembers anything essentially she's just flat out lying to Rick. And he's not fooled, I'm kinda wondering how long will his tolerance last about this?
It's the same model of 1 step forward, 2 steps back that we've seen now it going backwards and next week it'll be all about Caskette and that damn kiss.
As character development goes with Caskette, not happy, I hate angst with a passion, if you consider each season is eq
Really solid episode! I too loved seeing Castle step up to the plate and dig into those records. Him chosing the tedious, boring work for the good of the case and the team just tracks so well with the growth his character has shown. It's great to think of where he was in season 1 and how working with Beckett and the team has changed him.
As for the Captain, I do find the 'Sir' thing to be a bit over the top. Other than that, I find the new dynamic interesting and believable. Gates is a politician more than a cop, and that sadly isn't unusual in big city police forces. It puts a new kind of pressure on Beckett. The line about Beckett acting, "more like a boss" has merit, even though it was said jokingly. She has to protect her team - from Gates. Loved how she pulled Ryan out of the interrogation room to cool off, and her slamming the door after they leave Gates office. It's looking like a great season!
another great episode. loved it and loved ryan and kate. i wish castle reduces some weight. love this series
My father went to a military acadamy and then was a Marine drill sergeant, and he taught us kids to call him 'sir', and Mom 'sir' as well (a blended family, his kids were older than the rest of us). It was to instill respect. I'm sure Mom thought it was corny to have 4 kids lined up and saying "Yes Mother dear sir" but it seemed to work. We didn't always call her sir, of course, but it got the point across!
I don't find it at all strange that Gates requires it, she's probably from a military background, and I already don't hate her (though I did at first).
And tonight's episode was damn fine. Dever was excellent, they all were, and there's Castle, one step closer to becoming a cop himself, and Beckett cheering him on. A 10/10 for me.
Ryan was great though he should have recused himself after his first outburst if we're being realistic. When Alexis and his mother are gone, how's Castle going to make his Eureka! discoveries?
I'll never understand why a women would want to be called "sir," and as long as she insists on getting called that i probably will never like her character.
I agree with Anon about the Captain requiring that they call her "Sir". I have said so every week. It is disrespectful to other women. She is not growing on me in any way, shape, or form. She is not growing on the four main characters, either. Twice they agreed amongst themselves to keep her out of the loop on information. And at the end, where Captain Montgomery would have been invited to share the toast to Ryan and to the memory of Jane, the Captain was conspicuously not invited, and their backs were generally towards her office so she could not see their activity.
By sheer chance, as I did not know the episode tonight would be about 3XK, I watched the earlier episode today on DVD. They flow together seamlessly. This episode impressed me with the way the writers upped their game, and I was mightily impressed with the actor who plays Ryan. It was very, very good.
Castle is taking his mother's advice to heart about helping them; no one really wanted to do the slogging th
Just on the Captain being called Sir I'm against it for various reasons allow me to elucidate :)
It's been my privilege to work alongside both military and police officers for over 20 years in various projects and in that time I have been assigned to various female partners both as a military project in which the OIC was female and police which my partner was female at no time did the ladies I know demand to be called Sir.
They did however, seek respect for their rank and position and rather than be called sir preferred to be called by their rank.
I don't know where this actress got this crazy idea from to be called Sir but I consider it disrespectful to a lot of female officers that I know that work hard and I'd like to see it resolved either having someone come into the precinct and confront her with it "Why are they calling you Sir?" In that way giving us the audience a small insight into the character Or , which I suspect may be that case gradually replace the Sir with her rank
i agree i am starting to warm up to the new captain but i hate that she wants to be call sir, its so weird... i am constantly thinking its a mistake. and yes Stana Katic is freaking HOT. hated her short hair in the 1st season but now she is drop dead gorgeous.
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