The cynical part of me can't help but wonder if the "extended hiatus" announcement of last week was to give the creative staff (hee hee "creative") more time to fix what they are now finding out was a poor idea.
It is a scary thought when you see people from the show or the network chime in try to get us to drink the KoolAid. Don't let them get to you Christine and stay strong with an honest review. I just have visions of them going around to all the reviewers to "encourage" positive reviews.
Hmm. I thought they said the Castle-Beckett "reunion" bits were going to be sparks flying in these episodes. That they wouldn't be angsty-whiney. What a crock. You know, the Castle writers have been so freaked about being "Moonlightered" since they brought Caskett together that they can't even allow themselves to think of ways to keep tension and humor INSIDE the marriage. Instead, what we get is more separations than the Princess and Mario in Donkey Kong. And for increasingly idiotic reasons. Aside from the very real question the reviewer asks, because no. I don't think this would protect Rick *either*. One has to ask, "What right did 'stepmom' have to make this suggestion anyway?" 1) It's rubbish she says she's rick's stepmom. The writers have said she had ZERO contact with Rick. Rick had his Mom. Rick's playboy veneer and multiple prior marriages were, in no small part, the result of growing up in a diva home with a single mother. But at least she was there. For a given definition of there. This person? She's a nothing. Jackson was only a 'father' in the biological sense. But at least I could accept his involvement in bringing Alexis home. This? No. She had no place making calls on Caskett. Then that Kate would trust HER over Rick? No. Get real. This whole plot line reeks like month old compost. And Lanie piling on Castle was just another bit of proof that these writers are too busy playing bull in the china ship to think about their audience. Love Nathan. Love Stana. But I'm done with this show.
The episode was brilliant!!! Jerome was absolutely brilliant and I think his death was for the good. We had three episodes full of a brilliant Jerome but I didn't like the idea to circle around him the full season. So what to do.. catch him.. throw him into arkham asylum and wait for him to break out again and so on.. yeah.. we'd seen that... Boring. Now this was totally unexpected and gives room for: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN NOW! The show is full of brilliant actors and characters and Jerome is a loss but maybe one for the better. I like this much better than an overuse of his character that could get annoying if you have something like that every episode. He made a terrifying exit and will stay in our heads like that! Why are people so stubborn with the characters and stuff, I mean.. We have a whole new interpretation of the Batman story here, why not embrace changes... Why couldn't Barbara become Joker? (Just an idea for an interesting plot twist I would like a lot) I can't wait to hopefully have a more intense focus on Nygma's storyline. I want to see Penguin, I don't care if they just showed him to comment and remind in this episode, I love every single scene with him. Free your minds and enjoy this fucking brilliant show instead of making Joker the only thing that matters in the Batman universe. And if you don't like it, don't watch it. Easy as pie.
Have made a decision not to watch Castle anymore, just read the recaps. Obviously made the right decision. Season 6 the writers took away the idea of a beautiful wedding, then they do this stupid Castle disappears for 2 months and now Beckett is intentionally walking into danger and to show she cares separates from her husband. Why not leave the state and be done with it.
After watching this show faithfully since it's beginning, I watched NCIS Los Angeles instead, I didn't even record this. I figure if I ever want to see this season I can always add it to my Netflix in a couple of years.
Actually I had started hoping to see improvement from the new show runners over what we had been getting from the old ones with screwy story lines that took forever to resolve. But, this story line about Beckett taking a hiatus from her marriage, running from mercenaries and trying to get her head together is just as inane (lacking sense, substance and ideas) as 3xk and Castle's disappearance.What happened to the mercenaries and the top dog behind and financing them? It makes no sense for them to just suddenly go away because there was opportunity galore for Beckett, Castle and Vikram all to be executed in 8x03. Like I said - inane.A lot of ways for the student to be killed could have been fabricated that would have excelled over the fake prison, mental torture and financing by the U. S. Army - inane again.Why did Kate go into the field and subject herself to Castle and not getting the space and freedom to drive out her demons when she could have stayed in the office and worked with Vitram? Inane!Why are we having to watch Kate and Castle work on this relatively insignificant case that could have been handled by anybody else in the 12th when they should be working on one of the most important cases in their recent history? Inane!Why did they dredge up Mr Smith from his hiding unless he was to serve some purpose in solving the case other than him just indicating that he knew nothing or was going to tell them nothing? Inane!How many more times must we be submitted to episodes like this before we get bored and stop watching before viewer polling. It will be contrary to their intent and need to lose even one viewer because of episodes like this. Inane!Being fair I will say that the only good thing that came out of this episode was the reinforcement to our belief that they really do still love each other and that there will be a favorable resolution to their problems. Not inane!
"Why isn't Beckett in bed with Castle?" That was the question my wife asked immediately. This is a woman who has watched every Castle episode live, or close to it, for every week there is a new show and through many reruns. She watched the 2 premier shows this season. On a scale of 1 to 10 as a Castle fan she is a solid 6. I'm out there someplace at 12 and I'm sure she thinks I'm a bit odd about it. My immediate reaction was to think "Holy c*rp! The story is completely $crewed." The point being that if my wife didn't understand why Beckett has left Castle, the entire story has a big problem with the great body of viewers who are more casual than my wife. I say that as a guy who writes mystery and crime novels and has to read them aloud in front of other writers for criticism. I'm certain that the general audience has a very poor idea at best to no idea at all why Beckett is estranged from Castle. If I had received such a comment from my writer friends I would have gone back and re-written everything previous in order to make the most important point in the story crystal clear to any and every reader (viewer.) Holy cr*p.
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I understand. My wife is becoming a Castle fan because of me and the lack of any real completion from the other networks for this time slot and she summed it up pretty well when she asked, where are the mercenaries? did someone give them the week off?
Dear show, When your two lead characters are miserable, no episode is upbeat or fun, no matter what kool-aid you try to sell us.
It was a great episode
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