Castle Review: Life Changes and Sad Faces

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Castle Season 5 came to a close with “Watershed," a finale centered around opportunities and big life changes. Changes big enough to make your jaw drop. So let’s get to it...

Castle Season 5 Finale Photo

Caskett... Forever or No More? Beckett went ahead and interviewed for the amazing opportunity in DC, but felt the need to hide it from everyone. It may make sense to keep it a secret at work until you have a decision, but not from the man with whom you are in a relationship.

After Castle found out, he made an excellent point: She didn’t care enough to include him in the decision of interviewing for this job. That stings worse than anything else. But on the other hand, Beckett has to think of her career, especially when she isn't sure where her personal life is going.

Beckett nailed her interview and received a glowing recommendation from Gates. She met with her father, who asked her what she really wants and she admitted: the new job.

At the same time, Castle shared a touching scene with Mama Martha where she let her son know Beckett deserves this, but she needs to know where things are going. So what should Castle do next?

After being offered the job, Kate and Rick met on the swings, an important place in their relationship. Castle admitted that he wants more and they both deserve more. So, does that mean breakup? NOPE!! It means our very own Rick Castle down on one knee proposing marriage. I never thought I’d see the day!

Big kudos to the writers on pulling this off. Long time viewers had to know that this would come at some point... but at the swings? Seriously, how romantic. 

It didn't feel forced. This next step felt extremely natural, which is something the writers have been able to pull off all season. 

So, now what? We didn’t get to see an answer from Beckett and we know she wants the job. There’s no way she can leave NYC... it’s just not practical for the show. But will she stick around and end up resenting Castle? Looks like we have to wait until next season to find out. One thing is for sure, I’m definitely on team Mr. & Mrs. Caskett.

Side Notes. 

  • Gotta love the close friendship between Espo and Beckett. He’s always had her back and he was able to recognize something is up. How will he take it if Beckett decides to leave?
  • Alexis is heading to Costa Rica for six weeks for a school trip. I’m pretty sure everyone can relate to Castle not wanting to have his daughter out of the country again. Paris anyone?
  • Girl time!! Lanie and Beckett finally had some necessary BFF time. Can we make a deal that this happens more next season?
  • Daddy to be!! Ryan dropped the bomb on his best bud that him and the Mrs. are finally expecting a baby. Anyone else agree that Ryan will be one amazing father?

So, what did you think? Did the finale live up to the expectations of the season or did it fall flat? The hour was pretty slow until those last few minutes, right? Will Beckett go to DC or stay in NYC? Will she accept Castle’s proposal? So many questions and no answers for a few months! 

Hit up the comments and sound off on the hour. Did you love it or no? Will you be able to wait till September to find out Kate’s answer?


Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (628 Votes)

Hmmm... I didn't have a problem with it. I thought they did a good job of not making it all about Kate, by having Castle go to DC. Think about it; what if he had been in NY the whole episode,instead? She'll be back in New York in two more episodes.
And, they are engaged, which is what we wanted, right? But we knew from Marlowe's comments that there would be issues to deal with no matter which whatever decisions they made. Kate didn't accept the job without telling Castle first. Oh, and she called him 'babe'- I never thought I'd here that from her lips. Okay, I'm preparing myself for the backlash...


go to series 6 now!!


I just wrote about the 1st episode. I doubt if there will be a series 7. this will be a great shame.


I agree it looked like another show. too much Beckett and not enough Castle


Wow get rid of castle didn't like this at all. Made no since. The writers are going to loose a lot of viewers.


R u kidding. This show is a joke. She is not worth this. I hate this show. Don't like this show at all. DC sucks. This is called Castle not Beckett.


well it is passable


I can watch now but I have to wait!


DannyG superstar if you say that then I am quite relieved. Thanks a lot


Actually the resourceful enough can find it even now on-line as it already aired in Canada. I actually saw it already- so to one and all enjoy and 3700 is quite respectable!!

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