One thing which has occurred to me after reading all of these comments and thinking about the Beckett of the appalling last three episodes is this: The original order for season five was 22 shows. ABC ordered one more on 10/19/12, and one more on 2/5/13. It is possible that the powers which be at Castle already had a bible set up for the season, and they may have had to scramble to come up with two more stories to tack on to the end of their season. The stories may (clearly, DON'T) make much sense when viewed with the rest of the season in mind, and the original 22-episode plans may have had some of the episodes in a different order than they wound up, in addition to the two shifted by the Boston Marathon bombings. In any case, it was poorly done, but it is one more point to consider.
Yes, I gave up even trying.
TWO It was amusing to see "Deb on TV" finally succumb to the same temptation as "Deb in the books", and ask Dexter to kill someone. The two lines of story-telling seldom cross that way any more. I am going to be seriously sorry to see Dexter go after this upcoming season. I'd have been happy to have them do this forever. I hope Dexter ends the series a free man, but with the overly paternalistic culture of the USA, he probably will not. Crime is supposed to be punished, after all. It is the contemporary equivalent of the old three-feet-on-the-floor-even-if-they-are-married rules of the Hayes Office, in the heyday of Hollywood.
I got the season seven DVD's yesterday and stayed up all night watching them. I liked season one the best, season two--the last three episodes--next best, and I was lukewarm about Trinity all along. I find season six somewhat appallingly written, but well-acted. I have never been a particular fan of the over-the-top histrionics of Jennifer Carpenter, and I don't appreciate the filthy mouth of Deb Morgan. I say that to illustrate why I wasn't particularly concerned with Deb's soul-searching over her own and Dexter's actions. I have always found her tiresomely naive for a cop. The stand-out point of the season for me was Dexter's ability to form a relationship with a woman who was not a clingy nag like Rita, nor a wounded soul like Lumen. The Dexter of the television series, unlike the Dexter of the book series, has shown an ability to grow into a human, and that has been fascinating to watch. It was amusing to see "Deb on TV" finally succumb to the same temptation as "Deb in the books", and ask Dexter to kill someone. The two lines of story-telling seldom cross that way any more. I am going to be seriously sorry to see Dexter go after this upcoming season. I'd have been happy to have them do this forever. I hope Dexter ends the series a free man, but with the overly paternalistic culture of the USA, he probably will not. Crime is supposed to be punished, after all. It is the contemporary equivalent of the old three-feet-on-the-floor-even-if-they-are-married rules of the Hayes Office, in the heyday of Hollywood.
@ lonniepop She said it when they first met in the Library, and she has said it over and over since then. That is why they kept diaries, and compared timelines, when there was time to do so.
@ Keith Vlasek "A non-institutionalized shy person would sometimes accept being uncomfortable and afraid in social settings and, (I think) would have gone to the bon voyage party. I think this is a touching situation that has been comedied to an unreal joke. They missed a chance so far for a new interesting character!" When I was young, I was cripplingly shy, and I probably would not have gone to the Bon Voyage party either, especially after being batted around verbally like a shuttlecock between Amy and Raj. But you make an excellent point about the writers missing a chance for an engaging new character (unless she comes back.) I hope she does. @ George I have no problem with interracial couples, and I think that the viewers of this program are apt to be sophisticated enough that they do not, either. This show attracts those who admire brains, and racial prejudice is stupidity in action.
This is one of the few programs which make me wish I had cable television. I've been watching and loving the Doctor for decades. As I have seen none of this season, I have no opinion on that, but I do love River Song. Any reason they come up with to have her back is good by me. As she died in the very first appearance she made, with Ten, I see no reason why she cannot continue to cross time lines with Eleven, or even higher numbers, as the lady actress does not seem to age. I always buy the DVD's, and I have ALL of the classic Dr Who on videotape, and some of it on DVD's. River Song is a fascinating character -- she reminds me a tiny bit of the Rani, in her brilliance.
TWO Castle was supposed to be the example from which Bones could profit. Not any more. Several posters have said it, and I concur. Castle was willing to DIE with and FOR her. And she does not know where they are going? Are the writers drunk?
I let the episode simmer in my mind for 24 hours, watched it again, and I am still disgusted. Most of the points which annoy me have already been covered; one has not. I do not understand why Beckett is so damaged in regards to men and love relationships. She is a drop-dead gorgeous ex-model. She is a brilliant ex-law student. She has always had a loving, supportive relationship with her father. She has had numerous lovers, and they have been good to her. Her inability to commit has not been explained, and it makes no sense to me. I know of no psychological reason why the death of her mother should make her afraid of love. So long as she seemed to be progressing this season, I was willing to leave it. But now she is regressing into a condition for which there was never any explanation in the first place? Ridiculous. And Castle's face before and when he proposed? I have been happier having teeth capped without an anesthetic. Castle was supposed to be the example from which Bones could profit. Not any more. Several posters have said it, and I concur. Castle was willing to DIE with and FOR her. And she does not know where they are going? Are the writers drunk?
Were you frustrated by the way the episode ended? Irritated, not frustrated. No good reason was given, AGAIN, for splitting up the teams. Hunter did it, apparently for spite. Hetty did it, for no reason they showed. Do you think Deeks will hold strong? Yes, and Sam had better kiss his feet for doing so. Will they all survive? If not, who will die? I don't know, but Quinn is the most likely candidate to die, as she is not a regular character. However, if she dies, Sam is going to have the same nanny problems as Director Vance, plus the recurrent danger of his own death. The kiss: Did it make you happy? Why yes, it did. Thanks for asking!
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