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Castle Review: Exes Come and Go

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Welcome back, Castle fans! In what seems like forever (actual time: one month), our favorite detectives returned for a new episode. "Significant Others” focused on worlds colliding and it was not too pretty. Time to discuss!

The Return of the Ex. Castle’s first wife, Meredith, made an appearance to take care of her sick daughter and crash at Rick’s loft. Was this a good idea? Absolutely not. Especially because that of that whole Caskett thing.

Beckett and Castle Reaction

Two thoughts:

  1. For a mother who was there to take care of her sick child, did we even really see them together? Nope.
  2. Kate Beckett is a much more mature woman that I would have ever been.

Seriously, Beckett deserves a medal. Girlfriend stayed at her man’s house where his ex-wife was staying to take care of his teenage daughter? Awkward!

This scenario led to some hilarious one-liners from the Castle cast. Check them out on the Castle quotes page now!

The bigger deal came in the last few minutes of the hour. After a successful dinner with the former Mrs. Castle, Beckett asked her why their marriage didn’t work out. Her response was that Castle knew everything about her but he didn’t share enough back. It became one-sided and that wasn’t fair. Meredith has a point.

She also mentioned how Rick always reacts to not knowing his father and this made Beckett think. Will things get better or worse for the cutest couple on Monday nights? One thing is for sure: these two have really developed into a comfortable couple and it’s awesome. Thank you, Andrew Marlowe, for going the road less taken on prime time dramas.

Speaking of Divorces...

The weekly case dealt with the death of a divorce lawyer. The normal twists and turns took place and kept you guessing who killed Michelle Twohey. Have to be honest, though. I was much more interested in the personal stories than the cast in this episode. What did you think?

Side Notes...

  • Ryan and Espo continue to be the best bromance in quite some time. The two are hilarious and viewers are pumped on the additional screen time they are receiving.
  • Lanie popped up for a quick second. Not that she needs to get back with Espo, but it would be nice for her to have an arc of her own.
  • How much fun were the soon to be exes in the beginning of the hour smashing all types of things? Crazy, for sure, but definitely fun. 
  • Even though the visit from Meredith enhanced and gave more solid ground to Caskett, here is hoping she doesn’t return for quite some time.

Overall, a solid and enjoyable installment. It felt really good to have this group back on our screens after the winter break. What did you think of “Significant Others?” Up to Castle standards or did it fall short? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to check back for the Castle Round Table later this week.

Until next Monday, TV Fanatics!

Review

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Pretty good episode. Loved the interaction between all the charactors, and the ending. At first, I didn't like Merideth pointing out Castles' fault..but realize, those walls that Richard Castle hides behind, really arent much different than those that Kate Beckett has. I truely hope that he has changed in 15 years and shares his feelings with Kate. I think he will, they each have spent 5 years already, and haven't driven each other away.

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I like that there are some challenges to the relationship.......I also like that they do not wind up being devastating. Granted no es likes the other es around but let's face it Castle has been crazy for Beckett for too long and even the appearance of his ex is not enough and I like that Beckett is not foolish but I kind of like that she was as the Twinkee said "secure enough" even if it was more for the Twinkee's sake so to speak. I do not want them to separate and spend months apart in agony. I do not need that as a cliff hanger people. The thing is what Kate knows about Richard is pretty much more of the common knowledge that one finds on the back of his book jackets.............he is great with Lexis and good with his Mom who raised him through thick & thin. But that is it......not anything in depth so for what it is worth Castle at this point does know more about what makes Kate tick and her motivation(her Mom. All in all another good episode and worth the tune in always....loved Nancy Lee Grahn in the beginning as one of the execs..............

Marissa

Great episode. I kept laughing it was so funny. Lannie was pretty funny last night and so were Esposito and Ryan but no shock there. I thought the Begining with the soon to be ex couple kept breaking things of the others and then Kate said the next one to break something was going to jail and in the next seen they were both being walked into the police station. After Meredith and Kate had dinner and came back and messed with castle was pretty funny.

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Good episode!
I totally didn't see the wife pushed off the boat coming back alive!
On the character development end, it was really nice to see Beckett NOT suddenly doubting everything just because Twinkie was there. (The Twinkie reference was a very nice callback to Meredith's first appearance.)
I agree that they're setting up a story arc that's more about Castle's past. I'm really hoping that they'll pick up on that line the CIA mole gave about Castle's father.

Saad702

Finally a good episode! Was so happy with this episode. It had the usual twists and turns but it was very clever and interesting. Although I just couldn't figure out why the victim couldn't leave well enough alone. Curiosity killed the dumb cat.
I also like how they foreshadowed trouble for Caskett. I love couples together but it will be very interesting to see what happens with these two now. I think we will definitely get to the bottom of Kate and Castle's parent issues this season.
I just hope that Caskett isn't one of the couples in Ausseillo's blind item.

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I enjoyed this episode a lot! And I think the end was probably an arc to start with the story of Castle´s father later, maybe Kate will start to make an effort to know more about Castle and underestand that he too has walls (not like Meredith, just giving up)...
And the weekly case was very good, with all those twists (I´m always interested in the cases, I don´t watch Castle just because of the relationship):)
Oh, and loved Ryan and Espo teasing:)

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Actually, Beckett does not know more about Castle then Castle knows about Beckett. They hardly ever talk about him and when they do he makes a joke or flippant comment. He really doesn't talk about himself all that often even though he talks A LOT. He spends all of that time trying to coax her into talking about herself, not really talking about himself or his past. I think Meredith had a point and Beckett should pay attention. I don't really think Castle does it on purpose, but I think as a writer he spends so much time trying to get into other people's heads he doesn't really spend that much time in his own.

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Did Lane really call Castle's ex a Twinkee? There is something in the words three is a crowd and definetly a no no. Nothing will ever be perfect. Will we really ever no all there is to know about each other even we we live together?
But when Becket said "your not the man I though you where" and then came around later with a nice kiss to give some closure to Castle's worries. And Ryan and Esposito giving there two cents was comical and got Castle going a bit. All in all a very good episode. Now if we can only bring back the Twinkee not the ex wife we will be in good shape!

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Did Lane really call Castle's ex a Twinkee? There is something in the words three is a crowd and definetly a no no. Nothing will ever be perfect. Will we really ever no all there is to know about each other even we we live together?
But when Becket said :your not the man I though you where" and then came around later with a nice kiss to give some closure to Castle's worries. And Ryan and Esposito giving there two cents was comical and got Castle going a bit. All in all a very good episode. Now if we can only bring back the Twinkee not the ex wife we will be in good shape!

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Meredith is such a LIAR! In the 1st episode Meredith was in Rick and Meredith said why they got a divorce.....Meredith cheated on Castle with a director. Episode was...Always Buy Retail. And Castle has discussed his dad with Beckett. And just once I want to see Castle MAN UP and handle things. Beckett knows more about Castle than Castle knows about Beckett. Yes Beckett is slowly opening up to Castle...but only after she lies to him....Christmas Episode for example. Good Lord Kate....Stop and Think!!

Castle Season 5 Episode 10 Quotes

Beckett I'm not going to leave you just because you're daughter is sick.

Richard, you're ex wife is here!

Martha