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The writers are conflicted much like the characters. They are running out of tricks to avoid a relationship, or stop it.
They have taken the attraction to the brink only to slam on the brakes and are now stuck. The Mentalist has dealt with this by keeping the attraction subtle but Castle decided on the Moonlighting and Bones model The relationship has to be put to bed (so to speak) one way or the other.
Agreed with previous comments. The problem isn't the story itself, but how unrepresentative the story is to the characters that we've grown to know.
The Kate Beckett we've known is a strong, confident woman. She has issues, but she's not a coward or passive - which is what she's become with this long dragged out story.
The Rick Castle we've known is a fun-loving man who doesn't take himself too seriously, but is caring, mature (look at his parenting) and would call people out on BS. Where's the Castle that told Beckett off for not calling him after being shot? Or who told that ghost writer in the oil episode that her methods were slimy?
The story doesn't fit Castle and Beckett any more. Maybe it sounds arrogant to think that we know Castle and Beckett better than those who created them...but I just feel like the writers have lost sight of what we all loved about them in the first place.
I agree with the last two posts... Bones killed itself with no PDA- personal displays of affection and then a child is written in to the script. Lame. Just about the time something might happen they snap the thought away... like pulling you away from the tv. I enjoy the show, but after you do that so many times, you as a viewer get tired of it. The two know each other after 4 years.. you would think after he saved Kate from drowning, there would be more than just a thank you..and "always", Lame. Nothing more from that touch on the back of her hand, from the dog episode.. Lame. No flashbacks from when she was shot, or dreams of noises from hospital.. they missed the boat.
Really agree about the get it together, and sloppy writing styles. They are killing BONES with poor writing this year, almost can see the end of a series there.
Castle is a rich man, yet he doesn't flaunt his wealth in front of all of Precinct 12... yet here he is, acting like a new lottery winner showing up at a crime scene with a date in his lambo? Some crummy writing going on. Definately think Kate should talk to her dad.. instead of a shrink... there again.. messed up writing. They portray Castle as a mama's boy, and Kate as a tough as nails cop, but as far as love and romance, they can't write anything after 4 yrs? If Beckett is not that close to her father, then why the huge messed up life about her mother's death. Who cares besides herself getting killed to find out. Where does her dad's feelings lie in all that, discovering who murdered his wife.
I can see how Castle is trying to protect Kate, yet wonder now what will happen if he's drawing away in hurt feelings, and chil
Totally agree with Frank Lee MeiDere about the writing. I like the STORYTELLING, but I missed the fact that they've recycled the Kate-wants-to-confess-to-Rick-but-interloping-blonde-gives-her-cold-feet plot from the end of Season 2. I'm not ready to quit watching yet (they have until the season finale to convince me to stay), but if I was a network exec making the call to renew this show, I'd be paying attention to what fans are overwhelmingly saying: Complete the love story, or abandon it. This tippy-toeing, juvenile plotline is borderline insulting -- even though this is a fantasy world, no longer can we suspend our disbelief that smart, attractive adults would keep stalling for this long. Too few are saying, "Yeah, keep stringing the Caskett dynamic along for as long as you like, show runners!"
Truly love love love Castle but it is getting so frustrating that they have to drag this thing out any longer. I don't want to call this Moonlighting even though it was a great show as well. I think Beckett does remember him telling her he loves her when she was shot but she has really loved anyone like she obviously loves Castle and it scares the #(*@ out of her. She knows his rep and is afraid of getting hurt. It might take a visit from her Father to push her in Castle's direction...what ever it takes, GET ON WITH IT! and no more HOT guys and Bimbos getting in the way please!
Get together. Don't get together. I don't care. (Well, I do, but not as a make-or-break deal.) What I object to is the decline in writing as they fiddle with this trying to draw out the tension, and the lack of integrity to Castle's character.
Got to say, I am disappointed again. The way they are repeating this storyline does not show the writing staff in good color.
Its like WWE. You force people to dislike a heel character by making him do silly things that are not believable. After some time people are so pissed off, they dont care what happens to that character.
I hope this does not happen to Caskett. Beckett asking that British guy for a drink, seriously. What kind of Childish & totally non believable writing is this????
@kenaveco - Beckett's admitted to her psychiatrist - in the season premiere - that she remembered everything.
I'm not saying Castle's secret about her mom's case is BETTER, I'm saying it's DIFFERENT. The two are not comparable...since Castle's reasons are altruistic and Beckett's reasons are self-protective. And Beckett hasn't been angry about Castle working the case since season 2...in season 3 she was actually grateful that he was helping. She'll definitely be furious, and with good reason, but for different reasons.
I'm not going to stop watching the show. I love the actors and Nathan Fillion will always have my heart LOL. But the story HAS to improve. It just does.
Just because Beckett told a suspect that she was trying to get to confess that she remembers everything, doesn't mean that she DOES remember everything! I think that when/if Castle confronts her with that she is going to tell him that she lied to get the guy to confess. That said...I agree that they are dragging this out too long. Four years for crying out loud!! I believe that they have at least one or two years worth of stories after the fact...Just sayin'
I don't know where to start this Show was a bomb it when't know where I don't think the Limey was a big deal a crime yes that all find the killer yea. C & B he's got the Blonde cool He is moving on she had her chance and says for the 10th time Ah castle can I talk to you and someone butt in end of story! I don't know who is in control of the Show but I think he is trying to kill it.Where is Molly and Martha their always go for a smile or a laugh they need that! Lanie lays it on the line to Beckett I don't think she got it. I don't think the powers to be know what to do.Look we watch other Show Bones Just had a baby on the Show everyone love it.Gibbs on NCIS always got a lady a round. Its been long enough get C & B in the sack and get it over with they can have a love affair on the Q T hidding it would be interesting come on wake up and smell the roses!!!Lets gets some laughing and smiling and humor along with the Crime it doesn't have to be all serious!
Let me get this straight, so the point of having Alexis in '47 Seconds' served two purposes. First, to show Castle as a father who was doing an exceptional job of listening to his kid as a way of saying "Pay attention. I am a good person" to Kate. The second was to provide Castle for a motivation to stay around the 12th Precinct even after he decides to break up, or move on - or whatever Mattha called it - with Beckett. He decides he's staying on because it's important work.
So this episode is where we see how he'w interprets that. Turns out he IS staying on to help, but clearly he's not really helping (although, as usual, he breaks the case open) but in reality he's angry with her for lying to him about her memory of her shooting. He's like the a varsity high school starting quarterback acting out with the head cheerleader who dumped him by dating the rest of the varsity cheerleading squad all at once. Just so Kate can have some equal footing when the eventual hurt feelings/mis
We've been warned it's "challenging". I hope that means we'll get some satisfaction for staying with the challenge. I'm sad they're not together, but I'm hanging in there for the long haul. Both characters are capable of a mature relationship and I hope to hell the writers will give that a chance. Note on Richard Castle's web site one of the items on his bucket list is "crash a Ferrari". I just hope that destructive streak doesn't extend to his friendships.
I'm REALLY excited to see Alec Baldwin working with Nathan Fillion again, and hope he'll be a recurring character. Very excited about the next episode.
Castles secret is ok because he is trying to protect her? Ummm what about the fact that she has repeatedly asked him to leave her moms case alone and he still is looking into it, behind her back noless. I know his heart us in the right place, I think hers was too with her secret, but it doesn't make it ok. I did like the this episode and as long as it is heading to them confessing by the finale I am cool with it. I agree that it was weird to see castle not taking the case seriously especially because the cases is why he is staying acordding to what he said last episode. My only other problem was with Becketts dress. She looked beautiful but where was the bullet scar no way that dress would hide it.
I'm with all the folks who are tired of waiting for Castle and Beckett to get together already, even if it is just baby steps and a first date...c'mon writers, get going! Fans are losing interest, and my patience is worn thin for them to start a relationship, or not have one at all (which would be tragic and make me want to stop watching the show)
I also agree that it seems really immature and stupid of Castle to flaunt this stewardess relationship in front of Kate, when he knows in his heart he's not anywhere near over her...and she hasn't had a chance to tell him how she feels yet. That's just insane. I miss Martha and Alexis, too.
Honestly, I'm just downright furious at this point. Not only have they been teasing and hinting at a relationship for 4 years now but they have also started recycling old plot lines! Does anyone remember when, at the end of season 2, Beckett was ready to tell Castle how she felt and then he got back with his ex? The EXACT same thing happened in this episode. I'll watch the rest of the season but if they don't acknowledge their feelings to each other I certainly will not be watching when season 5 premieres.
You know, as the middle scenes kept going, and I knew that the confrontation was NOT going to happen between Kate and Rick, I kept getting angrier with the show and didnt even bother to pay attention and enjoy it.
This throwing in a new GF for Castle is BS... and next week it gets WORSE by him leaving Kate to work with a 'different' partnet. My gods, I would simply rather watch them enjoying each other leading up to the finale where they finally accept their feelings if THAT is what is coming.
But this fake tensiona and biterness the writers are creating would have been ok in season 3, but enough is enough. There are more things to watch on television these days, and the expectations of wanting a show to last 8 years or so is a thing of the past. Give us finally what we want in Caskett getting together, or EXPECT more and more watchers of the show to drift off and find the actual relationship to be nothing more than a 'whatever'.
This episode of Castle was interesting and the addition of Brett Tucker was a plus - he is not bad on the eyes at all.
Did not miss the presence of the daughter or the mom.
On the other hand, the love interest between Castle and Beckett started way too early in the show. At this point, the story line needs to progress or go away -
I was a little disappointed that this thing between Beckett and Castle is not resolved especially after all this time. I too wish that the writers would either get the 2 together or kill the relationship!
Both Castle and Beckett have asked if they could have a quiet little talk, but they do that in the squad room--around their work desks. How quiet would that be? They need to at least go over to the book store and get a cuppa and find a little table in the alcove and talk... or go to their local watering hole if they don't expect drop-ins to their booth... or go to Beckett's apartment, since chances are Alexis or Martha will be at home and an interruption to a heart-to-heart. Find neutral territory. At least start to level with each other. There is so much to talk about that 20 minutes won't be enough, but it might be a start. Don't leave us with this sort of cliff-hanger.
Well I liked the episode. I understand where castle is coming from. Hes upset and acting out. He feels like hes being played by her, and the one poster was right then they said the old castle would have dated many women instead of just the one. I liked the hunt character, I thought he was hot. So sad to see so many viewers threatening to leave the show but I wont be one of them. I refuse to be a hardcore shipper as I like the show with them not being together as much as I will when their together but im willing to wait.
Enough is enough already!! One of these 2 characters needs to grow up and grow a pair!! The writers/producers need to stop coddling their own fears and listen to the fans. I think we (fans) are more mature than they (writers/producers) are!! Get on with it!!!!
You can only use a story line so long before it becomes tedious, monotononoua and boring. This is the case with "Castle". The writers for Bones and Fringe had enough sense to realize this and did not keep Booth & Brennan and Peter & Olivia apart until it got annoying. Reading the comments on Facebook and GetGlue Castle last evening, fans are getting really angry to the point some have given up on the show. I have been a loyal from the beginning never missing an episode, but this monotonous story line is definitely starting to try my patience. I am not at all impressed with the writing. I agree with MaryAnn it is becoming to be a soap opera. If things do not improve ratings are going to start dropping!
As for last evening episode it started promising with Lanie's talk with Beckett, but then drifted into the same old, same old. As for Castle I disagee that he has "grown up". In fact, he is becoming more immature with each episode! He acted like a teenager in this episode! Rati
It's time, last nights episode got me so aggravated, it was good but if they're getting together how long do we have to wait, it does get old, the flurting that is. I want to see things flying and falling over I want Beckett to tell Castle she loves him and the reason why she didn't admit hearing him say it. This show will still be great once the relationship gets going, there so much you can do with it and the crime solving.
I enjoy watching this show every week. When Kate told her suspect that she remembered everything about getting shot, that was a serious blow to Rick. He truly loves her. He feels used, abused, deceived. Not good feelings to have when you are going to declare your love for someone. I have no idea what is taking Kate so long. She is playing a dangerous game and truthfully it's getting boring. Make up your mind Kate! Choose him or let him go. You will not be able to have it both ways.
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