Castle Round Table: "The Good, The Bad, and The Baby"

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If you wanted to know who at the 12th precinct was the baby whisperer and who was a little apprehensive around infants, all you needed to do was watch Castle Season 6 Episode 10.

Below, TV Fanatics Robin Harry, Jim Garner, Chandel Charles and Christine Orlando are joined by Glo from the Castle Fan Forum the 12th to find out who believed Castle's Thanksgiving family tradition and why Beckett was a bit apprehensive around little Cosmo. 


What was your favorite scene from this Castle Season 6 episode?

Robin: Again, I'm torn this week. Castle/Beckett's diaper change procedure was fantastic.  However, I could not stop laughing at Esposito chasing the guy down the street while Ryan picked his lottery numbers!

Jim: The Rick/Kate pit-crew style baby change was hands down the winner for me this week. I actually watched it three times I laughed so hard. The look on Castle's face as he was using the baby wipes is priceless!

Chandel: Probably when Castle started holding the baby and then insisted he go get little Cosmo all the essentials. He took to that baby like I've never really seen him take to anything else and I loved every second of it.

Glo: Hands down; the baby scene. When Castle hands Beckett the baby and she holds it with arms locked like it's poison was telling, but by the end of the scene you knew she was feeling more comfortable, because they had handled it together. That face at the end when she is cuddling Cosmo, is priceless. The Espo/Ryan scene when Ryan is buying the lottery ticket while Espo takes down the suspect was a close second. 

Christine: Rick and Kate walking off the elevator completely exhausted after their night with Cosmo. Kate muttering about the coffee not working and Castle saying how he'd forgotten about this part. Then telling Ryan that this was the face of his future. Priceless. 

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When the lottery jackpot gets high are you an Esposito or a Ryan?

Robin: I'm definitely an Esposito. The most I'll do is contribute to an office lottery pool.

Jim: I'm with Robin, I'll contribute to an office pool, but I'm not going out of my way to pick up tickets. 

Chandel: I am definitely an Esposito. I might try and buy one ticket once in a blue moon when the jackpot is high, but I don't ever expect too much. 

Glo: Definitely a Ryan, and I may just have bought one recently because the jackpot was high and someone has to win! 

Christine: I guess I'm with you Glo…and Ryan. Dare to dream. No matter how high the odds, you've got to be in it to win it.

Why do you think Beckett was so apprehensive about handling Cosmo?

Robin: I think it's what she said; she's not a baby person.  Babies are cute and cuddly, but they're also fragile and non-communicative (unless you count crying). They can be intimidating.

Jim: Agreed Robin, Kate was more worried about hurting Cosmo I think. Though she was awesome with him after she got over her fear of him. 

Chandel: I think it's like she said: she didn't want to get too attached to a baby she wasn't going to get to build a bond with. I can't say I understand her not wanting to hold such an adorable baby, but I can understand her reasons on a more internal level.

Glo:  Kate is the only child of dedicated professionals. We really don't hear much about an extended family, I think she has had minimal exposure to babies. Compound that with the kind of person she is. She never cut wedding dresses out of magazines, because she has never let herself get attached to something she felt she was never going to have. This is no different.

Christine: I think infants can be intimidating. I've always loved kids but until I had one, babies were a little scary. I think she'll take to it quickly once she has one of her own. 

Were you surprised that Castle and Beckett are on the same page about starting a family?

Robin: Pleasantly surprised. I was expecting that to be another source of relationship anxiety. I was quite happy to see that they already had that discussion.

Jim: I'm more surprised that Rick is up for having another baby with Alexis being full grown. Don't get me wrong, I don't think he's too old or anything, but at the same time, by the time they have a baby AND it turns 18 he will be up there a bit. 

Chandel: I can't imagine them having any kids for the simple fact I can't help but consider the age difference between Alexis and her potential little half-sibling. If Alexis wasn't in the picture I might think differently. That said, I would hope they were on the same page about starting a family, can you imagine if they weren't?!

Glo: No, though I think Castle was.  He seemed unsure about her about her feelings. Kate has grown and opened up so much, and I had no doubt she would want "little Castle babies" once she felt comfortable and knew she wasn't going to fail with him as the father.

Christine: Although I would have loved to have heard their first discussion on the topic, I was thrilled they were so obviously on the same page. Castle obviously loves kids. With almost 20 years of added wisdom since Alexis was born and now that he has Kate as his partner, I'm sure these two are going to make awesome parents. 

Did you believe that Castle and his family dressed in costume for Thanksgiving?

Robin: I'll admit, I was fooled. He was pretty convincing.  Really, that wouldn't have been far-fetched for Rick Castle!!

Jim: I totally knew he was yanking Kate's chain. That being said, I did love how well Kate knew Rick, and had a plan to turn the tables on him. I just wish we could have seen him dressed as a pilgrim. 

Chandel: I was actually sold on it. Castle's clan has done crazier things, so I wouldn't think it outside the realm of possibility. I did think it was funny that Beckett bought it---she didn't seem the type to me!

Glo: YES! It wouldn't surprise me, they have laser tag battles, have a life sized Boba Fet in the bathroom, and dress up like Darth Vader and Princess Leia for comic book conventions! Of course it wouldn't surprise me, it's Castle!

Christine: Absolutely. I completely bought it. I even felt bad for Kate when she walked out of the bedroom in that adorable costume…until she one upped Castle with the pilgrim outfit. That's why these two are perfect for one another. 

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Castle Season 6 Episode 10 Quotes

Castle: When we do this, let's not do the dead body in the middle of the aisle.
Beckett: OK. Good call.

Beckett: So you guys dress up for Thanksgiving?
Castle: Doesn't everybody?
Beckett: No, I think that's pretty special to you.