This episode made no sense to me. It seemed to be all over the place but the powerful opener with Martha and Beckett did not go far enough. KB "Its complicated" was a cop out answer and complete dis- respect to Martha. Martha is a brilliant actress and played the hurting mom who wants to understand but found herself confused and near tears as she reminded Kate of RC's loyalty. I think the writers over reached how the fandom would take the break-up. Its the dark cloud that hangs over all the "fun" and "lighter" shows and will continue to do so. We will soon see ratings of 1,0 or lower.
In my Ranting, Susan Sullivan was fantastic! Touching moment. Love Stana Katic, writing of her side of the conversation... horrendous!
Here is a suggestion for the November cliffhanger. Kate finds out she is pregnant from Castle in the next few episodes as well as making a major breakthrough on Locksat in the same episode.This would force her to face her demons and make the ultimate choice , continue with her obsession or finally come to realize what "always" really means and to finally see everything she has and could continue to have with Castle .At the same time I believe this would cause her to realize that she can finally put "the one she lost" (her mom) to rest as she is bringing a new life of her own into the world. The first ep in February would be her going back to Castle with a full explanation for the breakup and really becoming full partners in life and crime while beginning together to "fix" her and their relationship once and for all and possibly near the end of the season to decide to tackle Locksat together.BTW the pregnancy surprise would be believable with the tme line since the split because in real life some women do not realize or know they are pregnant until well into the pregnancy. Again this may be just wishful thinking but if the story goes down that road I think most fans including myself of course would be willing to give it a chance which may keep the show we all love and care about on the air and bring back all the fun and sparks that made Castle a success in the first place.
I feel this story line, however it's a last season story line. Which probably works now that they have killed the show! Would make for a perfect "Cliffhanger at the end of the season, as a setup for season 2. You know the whole sitting on the bed waiting to see blue thing and then To be continued. But if they are canceled then you quickly stuff in a shower, and some goodbyes!
I had a chuckle when Alfred handed Bruce his track shoes and jogging suit. "You said you wanted to train, didn't you?"
Yes, it was the best episode of the series this season ... but that's a low bar to clear. Sheldon interviewing the potential roommates was the funniest part. Leonard moving back in with Sheldon ... so lame!
Maybe this is the only way Alaric can keep a girl lol. I was surprised how good it was, I haven't been excited about this show in a while. I gave it a B-.
Show runners have now officially jumped the shark on stupid. Love these actors and these characters, it is truly a sin what we are forced to witness. 1) Beckett enjoying that she can make her own coffee. Remember idiots the only reason she would leave Castle is the world is on fire! SHould make her sad not smug. OK later on there is a little levity on the coffee side, but again make Castle look sad and dopey, he does not have to win her back, she should be wanting him back? Holy cow the least you could do if you write a stupid story line is to stick to your own story. Seriously your not making me root for him to get her back, your making me root for a new Nikki Heat movie. Might I suggest Jamie Alexander(guest star) she would make a good Nikki Heat, hitting on Castle for research into the role, see how Beckett likes them apples ;-).2) The Beckett suit show off. Please Stana lying down then whipping her legs around, then the hair thing. What idiots! We (the loyal audience) know that it is Stana Katic playing supermodel / dirt harry cop Beckett. Did you ever watch an episode of the show before this year? Beckett is supposed to sexy it up every now and then to drive castle crazy. The suit was nice, and it's Stana Katic, almost Bond girl, we get it, looks good. Thats where it ends unless we have a Castle "look at how beautiful she is" moment. Otherwise she's a professional woman, we only play on the looks when it fits the story. Your meaningless, "Hey audience watch this scene because you probably don't know that Beckett is hot" scene..... dummys!3) OK the boys are the boys. But that's 2 weeks in a row, the 21 Jump street (best scene of the year, which is sad) and the alter boy stuff was great. BUt don't over do the levity, we respect these guys as cops. 4) That said. The Castle party and buy out is just embarrassing and possible a real problem later, and not a good one. Please do not blow up the show with this as another dumb as sh%$ not keeping with the characters story line. Ryan is a good cop. I would guess the average fan suffered through that hour. If that's your goal so be it. Here's a thought how about a case where "Socialite" Rick gets a page 6 article on the split and a couple new Mrs. Castle wannabe's show up. He fights them off and prove's misses Kate more, she sees what could happen if she doesn't be careful. Also if she's dumping Rick for the case, let's shoot some people, show a little desperation. How about a Joanna Beckett storyline where Stana learns that her mother was working for the government when she was shot trying to catch the Bracken partner. Wouldn't it be great for Beckett if her mom solved the murder herself. She had the evidence, left it for her daughter to find. Blow up our favorite character so that she can maybe some day catch a bad killer. Shame on you. I guess I can sit one more episode and then if we're not nearing resolution it's time to go. Too bad, great all time show.
Christine: once again, you nailed this review! I enjoyed the same scenes you did (particularly the scene with Martha and Kate), but ultimately I was disappointed yet again. The Castle/Beckett separation is sad and depressing, casting a shadow on even the best scenes. There's something that's been bothering me: where is Castle's anger? It's unrealistic that a wife would leave her husband -- without any explanation other than vaguely "needing space" -- and this doesn't anger the husband. Instead, Castle remains sweet, understanding, and pleasant toward Kate. He vows to win her back without ever knowing how he lost her in the first place. Would the average husband react this way? Wouldn't most men be angry and/or demand an explanation? Perhaps even give an ultimatum? Insist that they at least communicate about the issue that's keeping them apart? People ( including me) have been saying that Castle's reaction is spineless, but now I think it's more than that. It's just totally unrealistic! I know this is just a TV show, but it's not supposed to be "fantasy," is it?
Ohh well that is too bad but Im not surprised it wont happen. That is not really more storyline left to tell in the show.. I mean Vincent story is practically out, and there are no more like enemies who can chase him since they are all dead already. What new stoyr can bring for Season 4? Unless Catherine gets pregnant that will be like a nice story to end the series, Catherine being pregnant. But that could be a new story for hte season if Catherine and Vincent kid will be born as beast or as a normal baby.That could be a new story to tell before the show ends.
I did something over the weekend I've never done before: when cleaning up my DVR I erased the previous 2 "Castle" episodes I'd recorded WITHOUT WATCHING THEM. I just saw no point in making myself miserable based on all I've read hear and elsewhere. I think I will do the same to this one. I'll keep reading, let me know when the series is good again.
I found out last night my husband has been secretly recording them. I told him I wanted nothing to do with it. He can watch them if he wants. I can always catch it on Netflix in a few years if I get the desire to see them. I don't see the need to take up dvr space on something I know I won't watch in the next couple of years. So he erased them because he was doing it for me anyway. He thought I might change my mind.
At least they got some time back in the 're-booted' Comic Book Store.
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