Okay - had to get that off my chest. Now to the episode:
Kate and Rick are both so insecure that it's awkward. Kate thought that Castle didn't trust her, when really, Castle was terrified that a woman as awesome as Kate would realize that Vaughn was an upgrade. He said it himself, Vaughn was the kind of man people like Castle aspire to be. Kate, on the other hand, was feeling taken for granted and feeling unremarkable. WHAT a mess. Just painful to watch.
Thank goodness for Ryan, Esposito and Lanie - they made this episode WAY less awkward. Ryan's quick exit when the kiss came to light made me laugh out loud.
While this episode was a little fun, it irritated me for a few reasons.
I HATE when TV shows write women who can't speak their minds but expect people to know what they want. I understand that she's insecure, but still. At this point Kate Beckett hasn't even told Castle that she loves him - how is the man supposed to know that he has the green light to move forward? The first time he told her he loved her she hid from it for a year! How's the man supposed to make a move when he has NO CLUE that she's ready? He's been working on her pace this entire time.
It baffles me that Kate is still unsure of what Castle wants. Yes, Rick is a glorious man-child. But he waited YEARS to be with her. The day that he told her he loved her he almost took a bullet for her - the SECOND time he told her, he told her how remarkable she was. And she's unsure of where HE is? She can't even tell him she loves him!
I can understand ABC moving Castle out of respect and sensitivity(that episode is actually about a bomb) - but this seems a little extreme.
I thought this episode was great. I haven't read the books and I haven't seen Manhunter in a good while - so I don't know if Freddie Lounds is supposed to be this wonderfully reprehensible. Seriously, I haven't loved to hate a character this much in a long time.
I knew once that girl mouthed off to her mother that Hannibal was going to kill her - he's very much the gentleman psychopath and doesn't like disrespect. However, I'm not sure what Lecter's motivation was to help Abigail, and I assume his frame job of the other kid was to screw with Will's mind.
I totally agree that Will is complex and emotional but in a unique way. That's what makes his character so fascinating.
@Mia - The fact that this is on NBC...sigh. It has a chance; Grimm has lasted 2 seasons, and NBC doesn't have that much else going on for it.
....her "hexenbiest-ness" was taken from her.
I got it in Canada - I think the pre-emption depended on what part of the US you were in.
I thoroughly enjoyed the fellas and their escapades with the fire-monster. I especially liked the last Ghostbusters-ish scene, and that mountain dude is a bad-ass. I also find it interesting how well Renard and Nick work together; I wonder how that's going to play in to the rest of the series.
I liked the procedural part of the episode MUCH more than the serial parts. I actually groaned when Juliette first appeared on screen - doing the same thing she'd done for the past four episodes - being afraid to walk into her house. I can't for the life of me imagine why the writers think the snail pace of this story is necessary.
Adalind - gets my vote for worst mother of the year. I'm not sure that we know that the child is predominantly Hexenbiest. It hasn't been established WHICH royal is the father, and I'm not sure that the child would get Hexenbiest traits from her mother since her "hexenbiest-ness" was taken from her.
Good for ABC - that's pretty classy.
Well - on the one hand, I see Barney's point. No one wants unsolicited relationship advice about a partner from an ex.
On the OTHER hand - Barney and Robin are even worse this time around, and given that conversation, I'm guessing it's scripted to be so. Barney's being a total asshat, and he's not treating Robin with the respect that one should afford a fiancee. Ted was TOTALLY right in his observation. And for Barney to not think Ted knows Robin better - wasn't he the one who took Robin-101 classes from Ted? Please.
Best scene of the night - Marshall and Lily's "Funions" conversation. Brilliant and touching.
This episode was okay. A few things:
1. Bedroom scene with Castle looking sideways at Beckett - the shadows on his face - that's the hottest Fillion has looked this season.
2. I'm starting a petition for Molly Quinn to be the next incarnation of Mystique in X-Men.
3. I LOVE PERLMUTTER.
That being said - the look of amusement on Nick's face when he realized Jess approved of his "hardware" was GOLDEN. Man, Jake Johnson does not waste a SECOND of screen time.
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