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Castle Review: Forecasting Changes

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Castle delivered its second episode of the season, "Cloudy with a Chance of Murder," and it stayed true to the typical Castle formula of zany, funny and sexy. Pretty much... perfection.

The hour centered around a murdered weather girl for the local news who was involved in investigating a chemical being released in a New Jersey town. Twists and turns took us through possible affairs, competition at work and partners. Turns out she was helping a co-worker on the story and had decided to take it to the EPA instead of letting him get the exclusive.

What kind of work drives you to kill your partner? 

Questioning an Anchor

While down at the news station, Castle ran into an anchor he had previously met and she asked him on a date. Talk about awkward! 

First, how aggressive was Kristina? Although she was quite beautiful, this is not the kind of girl Castle would ever date or even pretend to date. Having Beckett run in to the apartment and catch her on top of her man was hilarious. 

Guess what bromance is back in action? After getting punched by some security guards, Ryan and Javi buried the hatchet. Finally! These two are so enjoyable to watch. Their friendship feels genuine and needs some more screen time. Anyone else agree?

Lanie also made an appearance! Although it was quick, our favorite coroner showed up just in time to detect that something was going on with Beckett. You have to love the girls intuition. She has always been on top of the Caskett situation. 

Local News Scene

Okay, so it only took four years, but how much fun is Caskett as a couple? I had impatiently waited for this day, but it was totally worth it. The relationship feels natural and the couple seems comfortable with each other. Plus, they are too funny together. 

The case of the week conveniently dealt with the discussion of inter-office relationships. How big of a problem could this turn out to be? What happens if you break up? Do you switch to a different area? These are all questions that could make for great arcs for this couple - although the writers better not break them up anytime soon! 

So, who will be the first to figure out about the new relationship? Lanie? Espo and Ryan seem pretty oblivious to it. Martha and Alexis will be able to tell something is going on. Castle fans, make your guesses. Which one of these characters will be the best detective when it comes to Beckett and Castle?

Under Where?

Overall, a solid episode from the series. There were some pretty great Castle quotes from the hour worth checking out.

Hit up the comments section and let us know what you thought of “Cloudy With A Chance of Murder.” How did it compare to the season premiere? Just as good or a bit of a let down? Finally, don’t forget to check back for the TV Fanatic later this week for the official Castle Round Table.

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Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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I don't think Castle could EVER be a let down...it is the hour of tv I look forward to each week! Yes, I'm glad Ryan and Javier are back to being best buds, but actually thought it would take Ryan being shot and in the hospital for Javier to come to his side. I can't tell you how much fun it is to have Beckett and Castle "together" on and off work!!! It adds so much more dimension to their characters and there is so much the writers can explore now that they are a couple. Here's to keeping them that way for a LONG time!! :-) I laughed til I cried during the "date" scene between Castle and the tv personality (can't really call her a reporter).
As for who will find out about the couple first....I really think it will be Alexis or Janie who will discover the relationship first...since Alexis works with Janie now maybe they will put their heads together and come up with it at the same time!

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fortyseven go back to your coccoon and stay there. Caskett is great ... they are fabulous together!

Fortyseven

They're together and it's still annoying and angsty. I hate comedic rape.

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The pain we put ourselves through when we love one another. We look sometimes and don't say anything. We do things to annoy one another. But in the end its the strong feelings we have that keep us together. That is what true love is. And when Castle said yes to the date it put Kate at one of those moments as she rushed in to get her man back. She also sent a message when he wanted to kiss her in the end scene, but she would in a moment forgive if he was willing to admit it was wrong. A roller coaster indeed. But the ep brought back the family so to speak. And my guess is they all know that they are seeing together but not letting on. Its just hard to hide your feelings when you see two people together you might not even know but you sense that they are a couple.There are no secrets, just ones that we ignore sometimes.But the tension will have to break in a future episode when one is really in danger and there search for Beckett's moms killer.

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I really love this show, and We all know what a fantastic comic Nathan Fillion is, but Astana Katic is just amazing. She is so versatile, she can do drama and comedy equally well.The whole cast are superb. Castle does not have to worry about the " Moonlighting " curse.

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I really enjoyed the episode, and I'm glad that the show is back to its lighthearted, fun self. Here's what I didn't like about it - and this bugs me with ANY couple portrayed on TV - the woman that says she's fine with things she's not.
Castle: Wait...are you okay with me going on this date?
Beckett: Sure, go ahead, whatever... GOOD GRIEF - I know it makes for good TV, but I find that soooo irritating. And I'm a woman! My goodness, just say "No, Castle, it would make me uncomfortable." It's not like he wanted to go on the date; He would have been happy to break it, he was only going to go along with the ruse of singlehood. Oh Beckett, you could have saved yourself the vision of boobs in his face LOL Anyways, moving on - SO GLAD my fave bromance is back on!

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Well, I see no reason for them to break up in the future. There are many senarios that could be worked out if it became official, at work, that they are a couple. The show will not be as good if they are not in scenes together working to solve crimes and then, at night, become a couple again. Its is T V--it can be worked out.

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I dont think that castle needs to man up and say something cause i dont feel like he feels that way. if i were castle i think id let her lead the situation for a little while because 1 this could jepordize her carreer (and she does that enough on her own) and 2 because this relationship is new to both of them but i think its newer to her as hes always loved her.

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I love this show and Nathon Fallon is a hoot. I believe it is about a year too late but am loving that the writers producers of the show finally embracing the freight train is coming down the track inevitability of a romance between Castle and Kate. The writing of this show is really kind of odd in that the characters and their relationships are very well written and of course extremely well acted but the plots at times are profoundly lame. When the plots match the quality of the characters and their relatioinships it is great television. The producers should just hire somebody who is really good with plots and let the other writers do the rest. My guess is Castle's daughter will be the first to know about the romance.

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I love this show and Nathon Fallon is a hoot. I believe it is about a year too late but am loving that the writers producers of the show finally embracing the freight train is coming down the track inevitability of a romance between Castle and Kate. The writing of this show is really kind of odd in that the characters and their relationships are very well written and of course well acted but the plots at times are profoundly lame. When the plots match the quality of the characters and their relatioinship it is great television. The producers should just hire somebody who is really good with plots and let the other writers do the rest. My guess is Castle's daughter will be the first to know about the romance.

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