I just thought of another potential complication the writers may exploit next season. With the Captain dead, they will have to get a new Captain, and he or she will have to approve Castle all over again, riding around with Beckett. I'm also left wondering why Esposito took the revelation of Montgomery's corruption so much more personally than did Ryan, in that bar, and in the alley. Esposito acted like someone insulted his mother. Ryan didn't. This particular relationahip has not been illustrated before, and I would like to know more about it. I must say, the writers on this show are brilliant. I saw the reason for the death of Montgomery coming the instant he told Ryan and Esposito to kill Lockwood as soon as they saw him. But though I knew what was coming, that did not spoil it; it was fascinating to see how they worked it out, and how they kept a corrupted cop being still a hero rather than a villain. Beckett's wails sounded like she was losing another parent, which in a sense, she was.
@ III -- I think it would be kind of hypocritical for Gibbs to say that there can be no dating on his team. He certainly "dated" Jenny Shepard when she was his partner in Europe. And it did not go badly, so I don't see why that would be the genesis of Rule #12 (Never date a co-worker. Season 1, episode 14, re-iterated in season 6, episode 24 and season 7, episode 14.) Additionally, McGee and Abby were dating when McGee first came over from his previous station. Gibbs did not lift a finger to stop them, and it would not have passed him by. He misses nothing. I may be wrong, but I think that Gibbs would let Tony and Ziva be together. It is not contrary to the rules of the actual NCIS. His principal objection to EJ seems to be that he does not trust her, and he does not want her to mess up Tony, who is finally starting to heal after the loss of Jeanne and the reconciliation with his father. That is just my opinion, though.
@ DC -- AAAACCCCCKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I expect you are right. I was wondering who he was mailing that package to, and I figured it was Castle, because the bad guys might not look there, or have access to the mail in what HAS to be a doorman'd building. What you describe could very well be next season's back story line. However, I do believe that some addressing will be done to his declaration of love, assuming she heard him. It was hard to tell whether or not she heard him before she lost consciousness. If she did not hear him, he may not bring it up, again. That would be the worst kind of cheating the fans, though. Did you not love the way his mother was giving him motherly advice? Martha seldom sounds that serious, but it was no laughing matter -- it was vital to her very loved child. It was heartwarming. Martha may have given him a crazy childhood, but it was clear that his was a well-loved childhood. He just has to figure out a way to get Beckett to accept some of that love.
@ DC -- Kate will forgive him for preventing her from helping Montgomery, or dying with him. Castle was there in the group, which she called "this family" with Esposito and Ryan, when she told them that they would be keeping Montgomery's mistakes within "this family". And at the graveside, when she came to her line about being lucky if you can find someone to stand by you in your battle, she looked at Castle, and met his eyes, for a long pause. She has forgiven him.
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@ OaklandShoeDiva -- The Secretary of the Navy is the boss of Director Vance. The President is the boss of the Secretary of the Navy. If Vance was telling the truth (and I would NEVER bet that he is telling the truth), then it seems to me that it would have to be one of those two individuals who told him to put EJ in charge of this investigation.
@ Adam -- This is the definition of "supercilious". suÂ·perÂ·cilÂ·iÂ·ousâ€‚ â€‚/ËŒsupÉ™rËˆsÉªliÉ™s/ [soo-per-sil-ee-uhs] â€“adjective haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression. So, what were you really trying to say about the previous 128 posts by people who actually do care about this program and the figments of some writer's imagination? (Now, THAT is supercilious.)
I do not always watch this program, but I made a point of catching it tonight, for the resolution of this arc. I had gotten the impression over the season, in the episodes I saw, that the youngest brother was kind of like Eugene Barkley used to be on The Big Valley -- there but given little or nothing to do, and eventually to vanish like Chuck Cunningham on Happy Days. I was pleased to see that Jamie had a major role tonight. I was even MORE pleased to see that this program did not go with the fad-of-the-year, and kill off a major protagonist. I have no problem with losing an antagonist; there are always more, especially for cops. It was a good show. I did share the reviewer's concern about Danny's partner being left out there alone. It was not the right way for that to have been done.
Ashton Kutcher has the advantage of being a grownup. I expect he will show up on time, know his lines, (all of which I read Sheen also did), but additionally, not embarrass the producers, other actors, or fans. I only catch this show in its run as a fill-in show before primetime, but I will make an effort to find out when it is on, and watch it. I liked Sheen in Major League, but he is an idiot, and being a fan of his would make me feel like an idiot, too. Not gonna go there.
Cho is my favorite character on this show -- the rest of them annoy me in one way or another, but Cho is just fascinating. (And very handsome, which does not hurt.) It's good to see him flash that big grin. I also liked the way he punched the banger in the nose and just kept walking. I can always do with more Cho and less Patrick Jane.
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