Castle Round Table: "47 Seconds"
As amazing as the bomb storyline was this week on Castle, there was a different bomb dropped that left fans, and Rick Castle, reeling.
Now our Castle Round Table Team of Chandel Charles, Jim Garner, Courtney Morrison and Christine Orlando sort its way through the fall out of Beckett's big reveal from "47 Seconds."
What was your favorite scene?
Chandel: I think it was the moment that Martha told Castle to go for it and reiterate his "forgotten" feelings to Beckett. I love when Castle and Martha level with each other.
Jim: I have to go with Castle finding out that Beckett remembered everything. It was so subtly put together where he was running late so she didn't know he was listening. Just a masterfully designed reveal.
Courtney: Surprisingly, I'm going with the moment between Castle and Alexis. The father/daughter moments always stand out for me because they always feel so real. Close second is Castle's reaction to finding out Kate lied. Great acting on Fillion's part.
Christine: I'm with Chandel on this one. It seems like Martha is the one person Castle can really be honest with and she knows when to tell it like it is. They have a wonderfully unique yet loving mother/son relationship and I really love their scenes together.
Were you surprised that Castle didn't confront Beckett?
Chandel: Yes, I very much was. I feel like their relationship is at a point that the ideal thing would have been for them to talk it out. I think both Kate and Rick were very much ready to talk feelings this episode if only they had tried a little harder to do so.
Jim: I wasn't surprised. Castle can be bold, but in this case he is more hurt than anything else. Though I agree with Martha, he won't be able to work elbow to elbow with her without it chaffing and that will force a confrontation, either from Beckett or him.
Courtney: Not at all. This was the first episode for it to come out and Castle was too upset to confront her yet. This arc will now carry into the next couple episodes and I suspect that a big talk will be forced to happen.
Christine: No. History has shown that when Castle is hurt he retreats. Now we enter into the story arc of how they resolve this mess and I'm guessing it's going to take a few episodes to get there. I can't wait to see where this goes.
Will Castle reveal what he heard or will Kate figure it out?
Chandel: I, unfortunately, don't think Castle will pursue it. Given the preview for next week's episode, it's blatantly obvious he's going to revert back to the let's-date-a-blonde-who-resembles-my-ex-wife plan of action, which, if Kate is smart, will cut off before that relationship can go any further.
Jim: Yes, both. Kate is going to figure out that something is up with Rick being distant, she may even put two and two together that he was there when she told Bobby she could remember everything. Once we get to the point that she knows, that he knows, that she remembers... uh wait, what where was I going again? Dammit! Rick just tell her already!
Courtney: Kate will figure it out leading to her making the first move. It's about time!
Christine: I don't know if she'll figure it out but I think his distant behavior and the fact that he seems to be moving on with blondes in his Ferrari may get her to finally speak up. If not, hopefully a good shove from Lanie will do the trick but I don't see Castle saying anything for a while unless he's confronted.
Best family moment: Martha and Castle or Castle and Alexis?
Chandel: Probably Castle and Martha. I enjoy getting to see Castle interact with his family, his mom in particular. You know Martha just wants Castle to be happy, but he's so set in his ways that she knows just being there for him in whatever he chooses is what he needs most.
Jim: Gotta go with Alexis and Rick. As Alexis pointed out, this is the first time she has felt like something she is doing makes a difference, and really that's what any of us want. We want to make a difference. Be it small, like revealing a new book to someone or big, like saving a bus load of orphans, we want to know that we made a difference in the world.
Courtney: Like I mentioned above, Castle and Alexis. There is nothing that a daughter needs more than her daddy and Castle is a pretty great one to her.
Christine: As much as I love Martha and Castle my favorite family moment was when Castle took Alexis home from the morgue. As laid back as he seems, Castle always knows when to step in and be the parent. I love those moments.
C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.