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Castle Round Table: "Demons"

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Castle ain't afraid of no ghost!

Just the opposite, in fact, as was proven on the most recent episode of this ABC hit. What did Round Table panelists Courtney Morrison, Chandel Charles, Jim Garner and Christine Orlando think of "Demons?" What is on their minds regarding Castle, Beckett and the crew? Let's find out...

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What was your favorite and/or funniest scene?
Courtney: Funniest scene was definitely the rat on Beckett’s shoulder and the skeleton crashing down on Castle. He screamed like a girl; Beckett wasn’t even phased. Hilarious.

Chandel: I really enjoyed Kate's fake story about her abnormal experience. She played it like a pro, Castle hung on every word. And then she dropped it on him like a bag of bricks: "How long have you known me?" It was priceless. Castle screaming like a girl was also a fun moment for me. That high pitched squeal was unforgettable.

Jim: I really enjoyed Castle and Alexis talking about relationships. They are an awesome father daughter combo. Especially when he is using her as a zombie shield.

Christine: Loved the scene where Castle spends all night constructing his own murder board and drinks Kate's coffee. Then he and Beckett are trying to flip the murder board to their own side. Second is definitely the body falling on Castle. Nathan Fillion has a particular talent for screaming like a girl... and I mean that as a compliment.

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What's your opinion on the demise of Esposito and Lanie?
Courtney: I’m sad! Although it is hard to care too much about a couple that doesn’t really share screen time, I enjoyed the fact that these two had each other. Hopefully they can get back together or Esposito can go have some wild bachelor nights on the town with Castle. Either way works for me.

Chandel: I was pretty depressed about it. I shipped that. The breakup was also a bit sudden. I don't know why an awkward question from Jenny would prompt them to "take a break." Not cool.

Jim: LAME!! If you break up because someone thinks you look so good together that you might be considering marriage... I mean, come on.

Christine: It stinks. We barely got to see them together.  My one complaint of this show is that too many important moments happen off screen. I wish we'd witnessed the fight that led to the breakup. I'm hoping the breakup at least leads to a good relationship conversation between Kate and Lanie.

Do you think Castle should take his own advice and not drop everything when Kate calls?
Courtney: If Kate was calling because she wanted him to do something, it would be different. But when she calls, it's because there's a new case and he wants to be there. Even though he doesn’t get paid for it, this has become his job. So I don’t necessarily think he drops everything. When it matters, he leaves to go be with his family.

Chandel: Yes, I think that was pretty disrespectful towards Alexis to just buzz off like that, at least in the middle of a conversation in which he clearly did not abide by what he was preaching. I think Alexis really does just want some undivided attention from her father, which he hasn't really show her as of late, so it's no wonder she's started doing it to him.

Jim: Hell no! This is a parent's prerogative to use "do as I say, not as I do."

Christine: Yes and no. If he's treating this as a consulting job now, then he's on call for when a body drops and that's normally what Kate is calling about. But let's be serious, I don't think it matters why Kate's calling. Castle's going to come running.

There were so many great lines in this one. Do you have a favorite?
Courtney: I loved loved loved when Castle calls Kate "Skepticus Maximus." But my favorite goes to Castle giving his fatherly advice to Alexis: “Any relationship that lasts longer than a breath mint is going to have challenges.”

Chandel: Castle attempting to not say "ghost" and instead resorting to "apparition American." That was pretty clever, not to mention hilarious.

Jim: "Any relationship that last longer than a breath mint is going to have challenges." - Castle

Christine: Beckett's "Maybe Shaggy will keep Scooby out of trouble."

So... do you believe in ghosts?
Courtney: I want to, it would be a lot more fun. But unfortunately, I'm more of a Beckett girl and have to go with the science instead of the unexplainable.

Chandel: No, I really don't, nor have I had any real experience with the paranormal to really buy into it as a possibility. I'm with Kate on this one!

Jim: Yes. When I was 12 I saw a cloaked figure with no legs floating through a graveyard at midnight on New Year's Eve. It was less than 50 yards from me. Scared me so bad I couldn't sleep for two days.

Christine: Okay, Jim, now I'm scared. But I think most people see ghosts because they want to see them, so I am a skeptic. But I'd like to believe that anything is possible.

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Favorite Quote: Castle getting Beckett to utter the classic "I ain't 'fraid of no ghost!" Favorite Scene: I'm a sucker for Daddy/Daughter time so the finale scene with Alexis and Castle. 2.I liked Esplanie, but in all honesty that did a horrible job of actually showing the two. outside of them hooking up we hardly get a feel for their relationship. They gave our boys some great time this season and some of last season...what about our other cool chica? Lanie needed some time of her own, some girl bonding with Beckett, some hot scenes with Javi...it's hard to be too torn up when they lacked the screentime as a couple. Hopefully they'll be back together in no time. 3. Yes and No. For the record that parent adage of "Do as I say not as I do" is soooo ineffective. Mixed messages much? Kids learn by example and modeling, but Psychology gibberish aside, yes and no. On one hand I can't fault the man for running to the crime scene given the weirdly awesome cases they end up with, on another hand he's a consultant not an actual cop.It's something coming up more and more this season, just what his role is on the force and how far should he take it. He goes running whenever Kate calls, family elements aside he has to be cool about it, at least arrive a half hour late at the scene or something. LOL! I love Castle to pieces and the fact that he's soo involved but I can see the flip side of it too, the Captain and his family's side...Castle didn't come out the gate as a detective, he didn't take an oath or anything like that, so it would be very difficult, worrisome, and scary to know that the guy you were used to seeing in his den writing most of his life suddenly is running in the streets chasing crime with none of the training. It's a blindsight, going from worrying about him getting a papercut or a crick in his neck when he falls asleep at a desk to worrying about him getting shot. I see both sides. 4, Outside of Kate saying the classic? Gotta agree with the breathmint quote. 5.Umm one of those people who doesn't admit nor dispute the notion of anything like that. I figure it's safer that way. : )

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-Love that Castle uses Alexis as a Zombie shield. That's something my Dad would do. -We never even had the chance to enjoy EspLanie and now they're over. Not fair! -From Alexis' point of view, he's definitely at Kate's beck and call but this is now his job. He has to take it seriously as Gates is looking for an excuse to get rid of him. -Skepticus Maximus and Apparition American both made me laugh. -I ain't afraid of no ghosts.

Castle Season 4 Episode 6 Quotes

If you say ghost, I'm sending you home.

Beckett

Alexis: Dad, are you using me as a shield against flesh eating zombies?
Castle: No, I'm just trying to give you a better view.