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Castle Season 6 Report Card: Grade It!

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There was plenty of wedding planning, but fans would be left waiting for the big event after this season of Castle. Although the end was disappointing, there were many highlights to look back on.

It's time to give our grade for Castle Season 6, TV Fanatic Report Card Style...


Best Dramatic Episode: "Veritas"  There were many runners up ("In the Belly of the Beast," "Under Fire") but Castle Season 6 Episode 22 ranked as our #1 episode for the season. Kate Beckett finally got justice for her mother's murder and Castle was by her side. We felt almost as proud as Castle himself when Kate told him she couldn't have done it without him. 

Most Fun Episode: "That '70s Show"  The cars, the costumes, the groovy dialogue. We couldn't get enough of Castle Season 6 Episode 20. Martha was in her element,  we barely recognized Ryan in all his '70s glory and Castle and Beckett did a little disco at the end. This episode was pure fun from beginning to end. 

The Boys From the '70s

Worst Episode: "For Better or Worse" We understand what they were trying to do with Castle Season 6 Episode 23. It just didn't work. Kate Beckett's teenaged marriage in Vegas was suppose to be a farce but there were far too many plot holes to hold the humor.

Plus, it poked fun at Beckett being a "one and done" kind of a girl, a premise that fans have held dear since Castle season 1. Add in the interrupted wedding and the cliche of the burning car in the ditch and we certainly weren't smiling. 

Most Annoying Character:  Pi. Nothing annoyed us more than Pi this season. We're ever so grateful that Alexis finally came to her senses and broke things off with her bee loving, fruit eating boyfriend. 

Most Underused Character:  Dr. Lanie Parish. We've said it before and we'll say it again. We want a Lanie-centric episode. After six seasons we should know far more about our favorite ME.

Biggest Shock:  It wasn't Bracken's arrest or the burning car. It was seeing Kate in that first wedding gown back in "Dressed to Kill." The poofy skirt alone left us dazed and confused for days afterwards. We were never so happy to see an expensive garment get ruined. 

Beckett's Wedding Dress

Hopes for Castle Season 7:

  • A wedding. We don't need 300 guests but we want it to be special, with friends and family and lots of small, important moments between all of our favorite characters. 
  • More romance. We always crave those quiet, intimate, moments between Rick and Kate.
  • Bring the two-parter back. Yes we know the season 6 premiere was a two-parter but it didn't have the punch of the ones we've seen mid-season.

Despite the utter disappointment in season finale, there was a lot to like about Castle Season 6.

Our grade for Castle Season 6 = A-

What's your grade for Castle Season 6?


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

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I like the fact that Marlowe is a big fan teaser. I'll mis that!
When Caskett finally gets married,what will the writer's call her? Kate Castle?It just doesn't sound right. Hope she keeps Beckett for her last name. Happy summer!


I thought the season was good. I agree with those who say Rick needs to be more in love. Hardly ever touches her but this is an ongoing thing with them. Maybe with Marlowe gone he will shape up


I gave it a C because there were too many things bothered me and it was a weak season. The first wedding dress with the heavy beading was horrible. I really didn't like the second one but it was better than the first. Where is the stylist. Stan is tall and beautiful. Show it off. Tell her/him to look at Bride Magazine or Modern Bride to see magnificent dresses. Use one. The chemistry on Castle's part is lacking. OR, was this planned to give the writers a segue to a split up? Not watching if it is. The last episode could have been written by a high school student. It lacked imagination and the dialogue was one cliché after another. As soon as they showed Castle in a car I knew the car crash was going to happen. Poor editing.


The season finale definitely left me angry and disappointed but the rest of the season was quite good. Veritas, although excellent, should have been a 2-parter. I loved Under Fire and In the Belly of the Beast. That '70s Show was also a fav. So glad the Pi/Alexis story ended and things got back to normal. Definitely want to see a Lanie centered episode. As for next season, YES to more romance and chemistry. And a wedding worthy of Caskett. I want to see the emotion from both of them more than I care about the big wedding. Fingers crossed that season 7 gives us that payoff.


Season six by far the best season of castle love the show alot and can't wait for next season. Loved every episode and everything about castle I give it an A+

@ Jessica Valure

Even Pi?


I´ll try again...
1 - "Veritas", no doubt! Not only the best of the season, but imo one of the best from the whole series! And I agree there were a few runners up.
2 - Maybe "Time will tell" (I´m more into the dramatic ones).
3 - I don´t agree, because I didn´t find the finale a bad one (loved the cliffhanger). I can´t pinpoint an episode as "worse", there were 2 or 3 I didn´t care that much (A murder is forever comes to mind).


4 - Nobody, as Pi wasn´t there enough to annoy me.
5 - Agree, Lanie it is.
6 - Kate being married; I din´t hate the dress, it wasn´t that bad, altough I LOVED the 2nd one!
My wishes for s7 are the same as yours:) And I hope I´m not send into moderation again:(


No, the magic is still there, but Castle has to be more attentive to her and be more caring in lots of the situations.... it's ok to be the fun guy but, we are talking about love and that takes work even in acting. When she looks at him it looks real.. but when he looks at her we are not convinced. His smile is wonderful as is hers, lets do more of that... Please


Loved every minute of Season 6. The acting and writing was superb. There is more need for romance on Castle's part if I had my choices.


Loved the show all season, never missed an episode. But the ending was too, too terrible to ever watch again. It seems every TV show with a pending wedding for the principals gets this kind of treatment. It's getting tiresome.

@ Wendi

The finale was ridiculous. I gave the season an A...but definitely F!!! for your finale!!

@ Mary

I totally agree @Mary & @Wendy ~ the finale stunk - I did not like to learn Kate had gotten married & then conveniently thought she hadn't & she's a detective? That is NOT a match to me - LOVE her wedding gown & I agree @Evelyn, what's up with the lack of chemistry all of a sudden? It's like Rick is looking straight through Kate instead of AT Kate. Hopefully all of this will be rectified in S7 ...