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Castle Return Promo: Not the Man She Thought He Was?

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Castle closed out 2012 with a fun Christmas installment, one that undoubtedly left its fans saddened that they have to wait five weeks for the show's return, but such is the case with the December midseason hiatus.

Follow the link for our Castle review and discuss Monday's "Secret Santa," then look ahead to the new year with the first promo for Rick and Kate's return. It looks like it could be a bumpy one, given a sudden arrival.

Ex-wives have a way of throwing a wrench into a lot of things, especially if they want to crash with you. Hopefully it's just another bump in the road for the two characters who have come so far in the last nine weeks.

Check out ABC's first tease of the show's 2013 debut, "Significant Others" ...

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Joyeful

@FlySi - that's exactly what I was thinking. Beckett saying "You're not the man I thought you were" is probably going to end up being Beckett realizing that Castle isn't as much of a womanizer as she thought.

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I think this is a clearly a case of ABC misleading fans with its promos. Undoubtedly, it will be awkward for Castle having Beckett and Meredith to contend with (and probably Martha winding him up). But I seem to recall a comment (possibly from Marlowe) in which he said that any tensions or problems between Beckett and Meredith are resolved quickly - and then they move on to have some fun with Castle. Who knows - it could be a case of the girls winding Castle up. There's also the "You're not the man I thought I knew". I think everybody is missing a big issue here; for over 4 seasons Beckett has believed that Castle is a womaniser. Two marriages/two divorces do not harbour well for the future (Beckett and Lanie had this chat in 4x20). Beckett still thinks that Castle is the culpable party in the breakdown of two marriages and he's done nothing to disavow her of that notion. What's to say that in this episode - at long last - she finds out that Meredith left Castle holding the baby? What's to say that Beckett realises that the man she thought she knew - the womaniser, the one with two failed marriages, etc. - isn't real? That Castle isn't the man she thought he was but is, in fact, closer to her ideal of a partner, husband and father. It's a wake up call to Beckett - she's been too wrapped up perhaps in her own past to take a look and ask the really pertinent questions. Castle has stood by her and discovered things about her but she has barely scratched the surface of Castle's life. Castle isn't the man she thought she knew. He's the man that we all knew he was but Beckett didn't see it. This might just be the chance for her to commit more fully to the relationship.

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I hope the promo is misleading...because if Kate says to Rick....you're not the man I thought you were. And he stands there and takes it....I'm gonna scream. I would love to see just 1 scene where Rick says to Kate...Are you ever gonna have faith in me or us? And knowing Kate...she'd stall and what I would give to see Rick just get on the elevator and have Kate chase him just once! Just Sayin'!

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Yes I would like to see Rick...man up and tell the ex-wife to get a motel room! But would also love to see Kate....step up and show Meredith the door and let her know Rick is her man and she loves him!

Joyeful

@Anon - Totally agree. The previews are pretty much always misleading.

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And the way they edit the previews who's to say that Kate even says it to Rick?

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yeah Castle is going to have to grow a pair and tell the X to take a hike like he couldn't put her up at a motel?
Rick it's simple do like I did when X wanted to stay.
Say "I'm with her now, I don't want you to stay and your intruding, find somewhere else"
Good grief grow a pair of balls Castle!!
Alexis is old enough to work out her own things with her Mom but having the X wife stay over?? hell no.
About time we started to see Castles dark side like what happened to him to make him start writing crime etc/...

Joyeful

Oh please...like the deep fried Twinkie is going to get in between Rick and Kate...