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Castle Season Finale Review: All I Want Is You

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Wow. That pretty much sums up the Season Four finale of Castle. Fans were promised a great hour, and the series absolutely delivered. Now that I have caught my breath, let’s discuss “Always."

There were tears, smiles and one very hot and heavy hookup.

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Time To Move On. Alexis graduated high school and delivered a truly beautiful Valedictorian speech. She provided some insight on how, although she is excited to move forward, she is scared to move on. Truer words were never said for how Castle was feeling at the moment. 

Twisted Ties. So a homicide that Beckett was assigned to gave her the lead she had been waiting on for a year. After the late Captain Montgomery’s house was broken into, things just didn’t seem right. Files were stolen on his cases and you had to know it was related to the Beckett girls. 

Castle pleaded with Beckett to back off of the case and finally admitted to her that he has had information about it and she needed to stay away... or she would be killed. This also led to one of the best Castle quotes of all time.

Every morning I bring you a cup of coffee, just so I can see a smile on your face. Because I think you are the most remarkable, maddening, challenging, frustrating, person I've ever met. And I love you Kate, and if that means anything to you, if you care about me at all, just don't do this. | permalink
Coffee Talking

Of course Beckett was pissed that Castle had kept this from her. How could she not be? Her driving force for years has been to find her mother’s killer. The past year she has been focused on finding her shooter. She goes to work every day putting herself in harm's way, wondering who tried to kill her. She was bound to be angry.

This led to Castle dropping out of the case. Kate and Javi decided to move forward, with Ryan unsure of why they are keeping Gates out of it. Up until this moment in the hour, I had been thinking to myself: what is the point of Gates? We were introduced to this tough Captain after we lost Roy. But her role is so minor. She hardly makes appearances, unlike Montgomery who played an active role in pretty much every episode. 

Information led Beckett and Espo to a hotel room where they were attacked by Cole Maddox, a link in their case. After an amazing fight scene, he was gone. That is, until he showed up at the infamous “Mr. Smith’s” place to demand the files so he can put “Kate Beckett in the ground for good.” Looks like we have someone new to focus on next season, as well as putting a face to the voice of Mr. Smith.

You have to love how hardcore Esposito is. He was having Beckett’s back, no matter the cost. And it cost him. Gates laid the smack down and put both detectives on leave. It doesn’t make too much of a difference to Beckett, who decided to resign instead. Javi is now pissed at Ryan for going to Gates. Could our favorite bromance be over?

The Moment Caskett Fans Have Been Waiting For. The episode could have been titled “Finally” for several reasons. We finally put a face to Mr. Smith, moved higher up the chain of who is after Beckett, Alexis graduated - and Beckett made her move towards Castle.

There were two moments early in the episode that made me excited:

  1. Kate held Castle’s hand and agreed to have a movie night with him. To me, that was enough because that was all I expected to get. Little did I know, things were about to finally move forward.
  2. After four seasons, Beckett gave into her feelings and went to Castle. Looking insanely hot and drenched from the rain, Beckett made her move. The knock on the door was enough to get the heart beating. What came next? Even more hot than Kate in her rain-soaked clothes. The two finally hooked up! 

So Castle fans, what did you think of the much anticipated event? Was it everything you wanted and more? The smiles on their faces said it all. It must be noted the great skills that were displayed tonight. Nathan Fillion, one who is known for being able to act with just a look, put out so much emotion. It was impressive. What else was impressive? Stana Katic’s fight scene on the roof. Seriously, kudos to both actors for bringing it in the finale.

A Priest on Castle

Things To Think About:

  • Who is Cole Maddox? How big of a role will he play next season?
  • Will Kate go back to the precinct or is her resignation for good?
  • Can Javi and Ryan make up?
  • Will Mr. Smith come forward to help Kate?
  • Alexis is heading to college, will we see more or less of her?
  • And the big question - what will happen next for Kate Beckett and Rick Castle? Is a relationship in their future?
  • Just a minute of Lanie once again.
  • How much do you miss Captain Montgomery?
Castle Season 4 Finale Scene
So TV Fanatics, Season Four of Castle has ended. It was a solid years, with a few ups and downs, but an enjoyable ride all the way through. We have all summer to think about the Caskett hook up and our new villain, Cole Maddox.

September will be here before we know it. See you back here, same time, same place, in the fall. 

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For a moment I thought that we where not going to see anything and the season and series was over. But when she came to the door and said "I am so sorry Castle", now there was a moment. Alexis speech was nice and since she is staying close to home we will probably see her enough. Captain Gates needs to be transferred. The Castle character finally showed some emotion and said I love you again, and you know that. Maybe Becket and Castle will go private and be like Sherlock Homes. Don't like the Cole Maddox character at all. Mr. Smith is the key, he will finally help Beckett find here mothers killer. Lets hope now we have seen the end of crumbs in the relationship between Beckett and Castle. Now just a steady day to day I love you and you drive me crazy too!

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I LOVED IT!!! Omg who knew mr. Smith was apart of the cliffhanger?! And they deleted Kate's murder board! And I just wanted to hug Kate and Rick the entire episode. I really thought that was Rick on the roof. Great twist making it ryan. I hate Gates, right now! And the bromance better be ok. Season 5 is supposed to be lighter and more fun anyway. So I'm not too worried. I'm so happy. Rick and Kate have finally hooked up. Finally, indeed! Now we truly have caskett. I need season 5 now. Did Kate have anybody else at her I want you speech? Or was that just me? And Alexis graduated. Best season finale IMO!

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@Ghost: I think there was an editted correction changing it to could have been, after people made comments. I read the review earlier and also could have sworn it declared the ep twas titled 'finally' - the comments of the other posts is probably the reason it was corrected so quickly.

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OMGoodness. Talk about bringin' the Heat to Castle! Nikki's got nothing on our gal!!!

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She didn't say that it was titled "Finally" she said it could have been titled "Finally." There's a big difference between saying what is and what could be.

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best episode ever. loved every character, even Gates made perfect sense. castle, beckett wow! what a way to end a season!they deserve a happy ending! about time

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I'm still in a daze. One of the BEST episodes of the entire series!

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Nathan Fillion rocked his acting so hard, he is the ultimate boss at tugging at heartstrings and bringing the sassy class. I think them in a relationship will be just as enjoyable to watch as them with intense sexual tension, which does get stale after awhile. There's nothing like a committed, monogamous, loving relationship to revitalize an aging time-honored partner dynamic.

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"The episode was titled, “Finally� for several reasons." Um, I think you mean "Always" lol :) Excellent episode, great way to end the season. And Kate's "I'm so sorry, Castle" was heartmelting, achingly beautiful.

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Under ''The Moment Caskett Fans have been Waiting For'' you said the episode was entitled 'Finally'.
The episode is entitled 'Always'. Js.

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