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Castle Round Table: "The Limey"

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Castle let a hot blonde drive his Ferrari on Monday night, while Beckett danced with a gorgeous British detective in "The Limey." Will Lanie's girl talk prompt Beckett to see the light and finally tell Castle how she feels... before it's too late?

Our Castle Round Table Team of Courtney Morrison, Jim Garner, Chandel Charles and Christine Orlando debate what's next for our favorite duo.

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What was your favorite scene?
Courtney: Gotta go with the girl time scene between Kate and Lanie. It was good to see these two outside of work and have real life conversations. Plus, Lanie pushed the Castle issue and I loved it.

Jim: Has to be Castle covering his and Beckett's eyes and her leaning out to look anyway. Such great silliness.

Chandel: Kate and Lanie having a heart to heart. I loved seeing those two having some quality girl time. It's very easy to forget how close they are sometimes without it!

Christine: Finally some girl talk! I've been waiting for that all season. As much as I loved the earlier scene, I adored their scene in the morgue more  Lanie points out that every person lying in those drawers had plans and no one is guaranteed a tomorrow. Speaking of which, why hasn't ABC renewed this show yet for season five yet?!?

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Did you miss Alexis or Martha?

Courtney: Can't say I did. I honestly didn't realize they weren't in the episode until this question. I wonder what that means. Okay, no I don't: they need better storylines!

Jim: Who? Just kidding. This episode followed Beckett, we watched Castle come and go from her point of view, so I didn't miss Martha or Alexis any more than I missed Castle when he was off camera.

Chandel: I always love seeing Alexis and Martha on the show, but I think this episode would have had too much going on to add them in. I know they'll be back, so I'm won't have to miss them too much!

Christine: Yes, especially Martha because she is Castle's sounding board. She's the main way we get into his head. But this episode was all about Kate's point of view so we had Kate and Lanie instead and that was far overdue.

Do you want to see more of Detective Inspector Colin Hunt?
Courtney: Absolutely! The man was hot, had an accent, and could wear a tux. It also didn't hurt that he was an impressive detective.

Jim: How much more of him can we see on network TV? Seriously, I really liked the character. Would be fun to see Beckett/Castle take a trip across the pond to his turf.

Chandel: I think he's hot and I love his accent. If Andrew Marlowe and friends can make it realistic, I would welcome him back!

Christine: Well, if we see any more of him they might have to move us to cable. Seriously though, he was handsome, gorgeous, nice and good at his job. As long as he's not a real wedge between Castle and Beckett it would be fun to see more.

Will Castle's blonde bombshell, Jacinda, be back?
Courtney: I think she will, but it doesn't really matter. We don't know Jacinda at all and it will only be another episode or two before she is forgotten about.

Jim: Sadly, Rick is doing the playboy version of drinking away his pain. He's hooking up with someone he can't make a real connection with so she can't lie to him and hurt him. Jacinda is a band-aid on a bullet wound and won't last. Castle will have to deal with his feelings of hurt/betrayal

Chandel: Over my dead body. Really, so sick of this stereotypical fallback girl always being a random blonde. Let's not do that anymore, okay?

Christine: I doubt it. Being a flight attendant makes her easy to write off but watching Castle fall back into his playboy ways to dull the pain has gotten old, fast.

Were you frustrated with Castle and Beckett or satisfied with their progress?
Courtney: In the larger sense of things, a little frustrated, although I understand that the two main characters cannot rush into a relationship too quickly. But it's not the first season anymore! I'm satisfied with the fact that the feelings have now been acknowledged and the two are acting as if it is real. I've said before, I'd be happy with just a hook up to hold us over until they get into a real relationship.

Jim: For the love of Christmas! Get the $&@&!?!$& on with it!! Last season ended with "I love you Kate" and at this rate this season's going to end with "me too? Maybe?" GAH!!!!

Chandel: I am frustrated at the pace and really wish they would engage each other on the issues that are clearly there. I continue to hold out hope that we're going to get closer and closer to some truth between these two by the end of the season.

Christine: I'm frustrated, but I've thought the pace has been unbelievably slow all season. That said, I can see the story arc playing out over these last three episodes and I am looking forward to seeing Adam Baldwin's guest appearance in "Headhunters."  All I can say is that the season finale better be one Hell of a payoff.

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Loved the Castle and Beckett eye covering scene.
I always miss Martha. Alexis needs a better storyline.
I personally want to see more of that fella but not on Castle.
No to the Bimbos it's a cheap plot line I hate it. If it continues I will discover me some hunky Hawaii 5 O.
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Yes, I loved the morgue scene with Beckett and Lanie...girl time is always good every now and then to humanize our cast...the guys have had their time...vegas baby....love this show and you better renew it..I have watched every episode...Love Nathan Fillion, he is a character..but I do love the whole cast....winners every one of them....

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