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.

Car Investigation

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 everyone. Did you all notice that it was filmed in a slight cast of yellow that maybe it was a dream of either Beckett or Castle? And maybe one of them is going to "wake up" at the start of next season? I hope not because it is about time!!!


I'm gonna assume that kyra is trolling, but it REALLY angers me when people call Fillion unattractive just because he's put on weight. So I'm just gonna let it out this one time. First of all - What kind of superficial BS is that? A person puts on weight and all of a sudden they're repulsive? They're no less of an actor or human being because of a few pounds. Second of all, Fillion couldn't be unattractive if he tried. The man could charm the Nazi out of Hitler, and could make chemistry with cardboard. He's friendly, self-effacing & joyful, and people who call him unattractive just because he's heavier just piss me off. Should he lose weight? Probably. But that doesn't make him unattractive. Thirdly - he's OLD?!? He's only 41!! Honestly! If someone had said the same thing about a female actress, everyone would be up in arms. Ridiculous. I'm a 30 year old woman and I put on 30 lbs when I went through cancer treatment, and I was still smoking hot. So there.


I'm not even ashamed to admit I cried when Castle and Beckett hooked up. WOW, it was so well acted and scripted... And everything I hoped for from 'Always'. And this just killed me: "What do you want, Kate?" "You. All I want is you." And then when she was kissing him and punctuating the kisses with "I'm sorry, Castle,I'm so sorry..." That was pure gorgeous swoon material. I've always thought it, but after That Scene I am certain - Caskett is the best TV couple I've ever seen. Stana and Nathan have SO much chemistry, oh my god! They are either the best actors ever or they actually have that much chemistry in real life. Whatever it is, I thought my screen would catch on fire! As a die-hard Castle fan, 'Always' lived up to every expectation. I happy-cried. It was embarrassing. But oh well, because CASKETT HAPPENED. Sorry, fangirl moment. :) The only part I wasn't happy about was when Espo ignored Ryan. I hate it when the duo fight. :/ Ryan is just such a sweetie - does anyone else get a cute, innocent child-like feel for Ryan as a character? :) Anyway, Stana's fight scene was also AMAZING. She looked like a superhero, until she had to be saved.


I haven't read all the comments, but besides the ending being exactly everything I'd hoped for, has anyone talked about the fact that when Beckett was hanging off the side of the building, she heard CASTLE telling her to hang on, but when her team pulled her up, he wasn't there? Talk about a spiritual connection!! Even when he's not with her he's with her, which made the ending even more beautiful. Good job!


Nathan has gained some weight... actor's physique change, so does ours. What should not change is the quality of their acting - it should "grow", mature and improve with time. He delivers Castle's persona better than ever - in so doing it seems he will never grow old...and that is what Kate finds irresistible, even though it drives her crazy. Some in the entertainment business keep their "imperfections" (Streep's nose, Cindy Crawford's mole, Kojack's boldness...). With each episode all of them give us a little piece of their soul and that, I hope will keep GROWING, and GROWING :)


WOW! What a fantastic episode! Alexis is coming into her own (she is such a pretty young lady!). I just loved the lines at the end of the show when Castle says: "What do you want?" and Beckett says "You." What a hot scene. Especially emotional was when Castle was telling Beckett what he loved about her. I'm wondering if Gates is in on this?? Anyone feel the same? A great season finale.


I'm sorry if everyone can not see what a great actor Nathan Fillon is...even if he has gained a little weight. I hear in my head the very over weight drunk looking at the girl with a few extra pounds saying "she would look really good if she lost a little weight." Acting has nothing to do with weight and last nights show was the best acting ever. Nathan is still a good looking man and Katic is a truly beautiful woman. Castle's expression and the tears in his eyes when he told Beckett that he loved her was the very best. Yes, I am a Bones fan too and I do hope that the writers did not fall back on the old dream storyline.


This was the best eposide ever!!!!! It was so intense, and I just love Castle's expressions and his character. Beckett did an awesome job last night also. The whole cast is great. Seeing the two come together at the end was amazing........
What can I say I love the show and have watched it from the beginning and read all the books. I am true fan of the show and felt all the emotions last night.....Beckett is a lucky woman!!!!!!!


Great finale of a good season of a great show. But now there are a lot of questions about the show itself? Is this the beginning of the end for Castle the show?


This was a case of curiosity. I never watched an episode of Castle but i was a fan of Nathan Fillion in Firefly. So, because everyone was so exited about these two hookin up i watched this ep. What i saw was a really beautiful woman kissin a guy who´s know far away from being attractiv and much out of form and weight. There was no sparkle and even no hotness. I really don`t get where people see chemistry here. Okay, okay, you`re right, i didn`t followed them for four seasons. But these guy is so old and out of form, so i wouldn`t wish my biggest enemy to kiss this guy..ughhh..and i know what i`m talkin about, i`m 40 years..So no chance, that my opinion is based on youthness..

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