Welcome back, Castle fans! After what seems like forever, the ABC hit returned this week with the first new episode of 2012, "'Till Death Do Us Part." The episode carried us through a fun murder and ended with the much anticipated wedding of Ryan and Jenny. How did it turn out? Let’s discuss now!
The Pick Up Artist Goes Down. In more ways than one. The weekly case focused on a pick up artist who played women to find out espionage secrets. This was a fun twist, being that it dealt with his career instead of just trying to pick up women. The best parts about it? The code names for the pick up moves (that Espo later used) and the victim’s ledger of conquests. In that ledger was a woman we were getting ready to see walk down the aisle...
Ryan’s Wedding Is Finally Here! The latest installment featured the wedding of Ryan and Jenny, and although it was the shortest scene ever, it was pretty sweet. I had hoped that more time would be spent on the event, especially after the lead up to it. But, hey, us fans will take what we can get.
After finding out Lanie is bringing a date, Javi searchers for the perfect plus one. Loved that both wanted to bring someone because the other one was. What made it awesome was that their dates ended up being a cousin and a gay man. Here is hoping to a Lanie/Javi rekindling. Espo is too awesome to be alone.
In preparation for the wedding, Ryan goes on a cleanse with Jenny. I didn’t care to much for the idea until it led into the donut fight between Ryan and his partner. This was awesome.
The wedding of Ryan’s character marked an especially special occasion. Seamus Deaver walked down the aisle towards his real life wife, Juliana. The two have been married since 2006 and got to experience a short but sweet expensive wedding on TV. Ryan’s excitement felt real in the wedding scene, and no wonder, he was getting ready to “marry” his wife all over again.
Beckett and Castle decide to be each other's plus ones! Although there wasn’t really any movement on the romance situation, Beckett is definitely starting to put herself out there again. Besides, the girl looked gorgeous!! Stana Katic is seriously beautiful. I couldn't have been alone in my reaction of seeing those two walking down the aisle hand and hand to their seats. I’m willing to bet the rest of the Caskett shippers were smiling at their screens, too.
Some Side Notes:
- Beckett called Espo “The Situation.” Hilarious.
- Castle referencing ABC’s 9 p.m. time slot, The Bachelor.
- Castle finally got to rock his writer’s vest again!
- How amazing did Alexis look in that black gown?
- Kinda loved that Jenny was one of Bailey’s conquests. Pretty awesome twist for the wedding, especially since Ryan already knew. At least one couple on the show is honest with each other.
Overall, a pretty solid start to the new year. The only downside to this episode was the shortened wedding, but there was a lot to pack into the hour. The case was typical Castle: fun, twisty, humorous. So I leave you with this Castle Fanatics: did you wish the wedding scenes were longer? Was the first episode of 2012 a letdown or did you enjoy it as much as I did?
Sound off below and let us know what you thought of “Till Death Do Us Part.” Make sure to check back later in the week the Castle Round Table, too!