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I think with this episode they were throwing a nod to the film THE HARD WAY with James Woods and Michael J. Fox in which Woods plays a hard ass cop and Fox plays an actor who decides to shadow Woods' character for a role he will be doing. Much like THE HARD WAY, Castle learns of Slaughter through seeing him on tv, just like when Nick Lang (Fox) observed NYPD cop John Moss (Woods) being surly towards the media.
Like that movie, Castle is thrown into some very dangerous situations. While he has had dangerous cases working with Beckett, Slaughter is more of a street cop who is involved in danger on a day to day basis, as he has to interact with the various gangs such as the Westies. While his character is a tad of a cariacature, it is meant to draw out a very different kind of cop who wears jeans and a jacket and has to assert a certain posture when dealing with the folks he does whereas Beckett and her team deal with the issues after the fact and are not as involved in the daily dirt
I can appreciate the ending more as I think about it.. Castle really got a learning put to him from Slaughter, about who's got his back, and when it counts. Let's hope it sinks in..I would have thought he got that when he went out with Beckett when she tracked her dead ex-partners killer in LA.... anyways, point is: don't pass up on a great thing.
--Slaughters' charactor reminded me of the Hunter series, with Rick Hunter and Dee Dee McCall. They never got together, but once the show mentioned sleeping together,(implied), and NBC producers never made them more than work partners, and by 6th season, she married and left for a cornball singing carreer. (Ha...and we think that they are dragging the Caskett get-together too long?)
I certainly hope that next season they continue the vibe that the first 2 years made them cool to watch solving cases and the added "wink-wink", go out for a dinner or fly out to vegas for a book signing weekend with Castle. And I hope they don't copy the Bo
To David's comment ("Well I got shot thru the leg and I was up and walking within a week"), I don't mean any offense to your shooting ordeal, but do you really think that's comparable to getting shot in the heart, experiencing cardiac arrest on the operating table, and knowing your would-be assassin is still roaming the streets free? The healing that Worf was referencing was to her emotional healing -- which, by her continued therapy sessions, is still ongoing. Do I think Beckett sinned by silence, and is not handling her situation maturely? YES. Do I understand how someone who's emotionally closed most of the time having difficulty expressing herself? Absolutely.
Well I got shot thru the leg and I was up and walking within a week but a quick Google shows that open heart surgery usually takes about 2 months to heal depending on the person, certainly after 4 months you should be back to normal leaving 3 months unaccounted and backing up Joys, hiding comment. Of which I completely agree. Unless one has actually been shot it's impossible to relate.
The other way to have written it for more angst was for Kate to say in the hospital "I heard what you said Rick but I need time to heal and we'll deal with it later, now get out", ramp up the Caskett angst while waiting for Kate to heal then the inevitable confrontation about what was said.
I watch this Show 3 times now To see what I missed and right at the end Slaughter says A man get a women like that or dies trying and Castle is bent over from getting punch in the gut by Slaughter and he says to Beckett thank you he realizes who has his back and who his friends are and Beckett says that is what partners are for Beckett is now in charge and nows know what she wants to do!!!
This has to be the worst episode ever. Nothing at all related to prior shows and absolutely no connection to the Caskett relationship.
In order to have a plausible ending Beckett has to know why Castle is acting the way he is doing. Without this knowledge there is no reconciliation story.
Without enough time between this revelation and Beckett's attempt to come into the mainstream with her views, the show is dead.
In my opinion, the writers stepped into a big pile with this story.
Stana Katic is not only a beautiful person (and appears grounded), but I think her acting -- and, to a lesser extent, those of her co-stars -- has been seriously underappreciated. Her reaction to the revelation that Castle might be acting "like a jerk" because he's distancing himself emotionally or moved on was on point for that particular scenario. We may not like the fact that it's come to this, but to imply that it's not plausible is nonsense. Of course it is. Egos are fragile things; we all have done -- and will do -- stupid things to serve them...
I have so much to say. First off, very entertaining episode. Do I think "Firefly" was a superior showcase for Fillion and Balwin? Absolutely. But the humor is what made that show...and this ep. I have a serious bone to pick with those who 1) trash the writing (this ain't supposed to be Shakespeare!) and 2) criticize Beckett for "healing" for six months. Let's see how you #@(*&! deal with getting shot and damned near dying! Thought that was as plausible an explanation for Beckett's foot-dragging. I'm tired of waiting for the inevitable pairing too, but I can live with it...if they resolve this thing by the season finale.
Stana Katic is not only a beautiful person (and appears grounded), but I think her acting -- and, to a lesser extent, those of her co-stars -- has been seriously underappreciated. Her reaction to the revelation that Castle might be acting "like a jerk" because he's distancing himself emotionally or moved on was on point for that part
The Slaughter character is a little too much over the top to fit well with the existing characters' tone and personalities. Too much bravado, where even a little more would do when cast next to Castle. Castle getting in a brawl and punching Slaughter were both humorous and out of character and seemed forced. Stick with the story line and character relationships. Glad to see Castle and Beckett getting along again. To long apart in my opinion.
I was not crazy about this episode but I still love the show. Want to see Castle & Kate get together already
LOVED Adam's rough, tough bruiser cop! He made what might be a pivotal comment to Castle, 'A man gets a woman like that or dies trying'.
Sort of enjoyed this episode but I just keep waiting for Castle and Beckett to tell each other how they feel and it sort of makes you forget what's going on in the show generally. Get them together and then we can go back to the fun show that it used to be. Making them a couple opens up so many avenues for great storylines. Slaughter was awful and as someone else has written a total caricature - if he was a real policeman he would have been sacked by now (hopefully).
AS usual, I loved it like I always does.
I am eagerly waiting for Finale, title itself says too much, "Always". :)
Of course, everyone know "Always" is Caskett word. :)
yep the general consensus is, and not just on this forum.....
GET A BLEEPING MOVE ON CASKETT!!!!
Must admit thought my first thought was to sit on Baldwin and shave that awful haircut clean off. :p
Okay - all this episode made me do was miss Captain Malcolm Reynolds. I love Nathan, and I love Richard Castle, but Richard Castle is no Captain Reynolds. And it also made me miss John Casey from Chuck. I still mourn for those shows...
That being said, the man they call Jayne...um, Slaughter...was compelling, and his interactions with Castle were gold. Baldwin and Fillion just work. It was a good reminder that the show is called CASTLE, not Caskett.
Speaking of Caskett - seven months, and she was healing?!?! Nah, she was hiding. Get. a. move. on.
did anyone else notice the "reservoir dogs" nod - or was I making it up?
3 words! Best show Ever!!!
I loved this episode. It was awesome! Loved the Slaughter character. them working together again was great. But i do still love the Caskett scenario. Cant' wait to see what is going to happen with them. Love them together. I don't get why everyone is such downers about shows that have some actual entertainment. I wish they would get rid of all these crappy reality shows that are so not worth my time watching. Castle is one of my favourite shows and always will be. so entertaining, I love it.
Well I just watch the Show again ( I tape them) And I can Stop them and go back and watch something again. And I did miss a lot. Now first Castle was right Slaughter is insane He almost get himself and castle killed if not for Ryan and Espo coming to the rescue. now Beckett see's her therapist and the last thing he says is what do you want to do? Now Beckett,Ryan and Espo have been working on the case and when Castle says no to Slaughter and goes to Ryan for help he tells him to go to Beckett and She hands him the file now they go to the crime scene and they figure out why he climbed the fence to get to the phone to call his Dad for help they check what calls were made from that phone and they get the Killer like they always do and at the end He says thank you to her she had put Her job on the line for him. She says thats what partners do. Now that line says it all her Therapist said what do you want to do?He now knows she always had his back and they are much closer. and now She is go
I didn't care for last night's episode. It was too CAVEMAN for me. Besides, Kate and Castle were hardly shown together--which is why I watch the show. One of them (I actually don't remember which one!) was on a talk show recently and gave the impression that the two were getting together soon--so why is it taking so long??
Also, I'm not that fond Castle's family--his mother is kind of a caricature, and his daughter is way too perfect.
Quit the show somewhere in the first half of this season, but came back to watch for Firefly shoutouts. I agree with somebody who said that NF and AB had more chemistry than so called Caskett. Writers killed it with their crap, and I'm saying it as not even a shipper. It just drags the whole show down - no humor, no honesty between characters, Castle's quirks got squashed in all the angst.. At least in this episode we got to watch Fillion doing his thing for a bit, those eps when I quit watching - I thought he's a supporting character now.
PLEASE cancell Castle and give Baldwin his own show as this guy. At least might be more believable than cops letting a writer go with them.
@ fortyseven " I've quit the series but had to watch for Baldwin. Slaughter was fun."
I find Richard Castle really hard to watch; with the exception being season 1.
It is time to get Castle and Beckett together ... at least a beer and a kiss ... more good stories could come out of it!!!
Hated the episode. All I could do to keep watching it.
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