I really enjoyed the “Under Fire” episode. There was nice camera work and special effects work – the fires and basement pit were all well done. I really had no issue with the interaction between Castle and Beckett in this episode. I saw them connected to each other emotionally in the fire scenes, and the hug at the end was adorable with plenty of eye contact and smiles. I love that Castle was working at Beckett’s desk, sitting in her chair, and she didn’t care. Instead she just caressed his shoulder and asked what he’s doing.I had trouble with the comic moment where the woman Fire Inspector says get out and Castle says “sounds good” and leaves first, then Beckett says: “I’m marrying him”. Castle was ready in “Still” to take a bomb with Kate, but he turns and runs out of crime scene at the sound of building collapse without his bride-to-be in tow? It just seemed like a cheap shot from the show runner to include that kind of weird behavior in the sequence. If Beckett's ad-lib comment had included even a hint of a smile it might have seemed affectionate, but her delivery came off as kind of snarky to me. The Gates scene at the 12th in front of her staff seemed overdone and unnecessary. The birth scene in the ambulance seemed just right and Jenny did a great job with the phone conversations. The last four episodes have been really good since the end of Alexis arc.
Not sure I would call Kate a bimbo either, but as one of your cohorts, let me just say that you are correct that Kate got the job in DC, but we never actually saw her explain why she was interested in the job or how she felt about getting fired. It was all just a plot device where she kind of acted out of character then she forgot all about her "dream job." The dead mother story has pretty much run its course as well. At this point in the season, the character of Castle is a reactor to events now, he's rarely proactive. The writers seem to have lost focus and direction for where these characters are going. The new promos seem to suggest that Castle might need a push to set the wedding date. The writers are just not doing a good job showing them living day to day at all. There are no actual conversations that normal couples have about real, adult things. I sure hope that things will turnaround after the winter hiatus.
1 - You'll drive yourself crazy going over everything that should have happened, might have happened. The writers either don't consider it important like some fans might or the writers have just forgotten about it. On the other hand, I suppose they could be saving the reveal for a Very Special episode closer to the end of the series. It seems like that scene back in season 1 was setting up a really sweet, emotional scene for when they finally got together. Just her being a fan of the books would be a great set up for fun scenes now that they are engaged. All the great little details and backstories the writers created in the first couple of seasons have really been wasted. It was those things that made the show believable. They rarely re-visit or mention details like the importance of the books again which makes all of it seem so artificial. I think they just don't want to write any scenes that require effort. It's really sad. We can only assume now there was some off screen conversation that took place about the influence of his books.
You might be right about the twins, but I can't see the audience waiting for another 36 episodes to see a wedding. It just doesn't seem credible given what Marlowe has presented so far this season. If AWM is out of writing ideas after a Caskett wedding, then ABC just needs to get a new show runner.
I wonder what Marlowe originally had in mind for Castle’s father Jackson Hunt. The just released spoilers indicate that the 6x13 episode portrays him as a dark person. It doesn't sound anything like the character we met last year. I really wish they hadn't cast such a big star who is able to basically hold the writers hostage with the storyline and whose availability is limited. I hate that Castle's dad is a spy. I like James Brolin, but I wish the show runner would have used someone else for the role. We know he did bad things as a CIA assassin, but now we find out that he is a real jerk. He talks down to Castle and he displays some kind of attraction towards Kate. If true, that is an unneeded part of the story and kind of pathetic for the writers to put that in the episode. It is hard to believe that such an excellent writer like Terence Paul Winter actually thought it was a good idea to include the Kate attraction in the script. I wonder if it was just Brolin's idea because he seems to have been heavily involved in developing the character since we last saw him. Hopefully, we will finally find out what Castle told Martha and Beckett about him. I think most fans assume Kate already knows what Castle found out about his father in Paris.
Since episode 4, Marlowe drops a Caskett scene here and there to evidence a loving relationship by using both facial expressions and the ongoing engagement and wedding talk. He continues to promote things about the show that either never happen or if they do, it's nothing like he has described. However, I can't imagine that the audience would accept the wedding being put off until next season especially if ABC orders two additional episodes for the season.
Great idea! Perfect song for the series end; This kind of venue was used a lot in the closing scenes of some early shows in both season2 and season3.
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The latest Castle schedule, after the winter hiatus, lists down to episode 6x14 on 1/27/2014. That only leaves 8 confirmed episodes remaining for the Season 6 series running thru February, March, April until May 5th (14 weeks). No wedding this season after all or an awful lot of breaks. Maybe a short break during the NBC Winter Olympics in February, but that only covers two weeks. Marlowe told us there was plenty of time in the spring to cover the wedding details, but the remaining episode total and the time frame don't add up. There was some confusion over the upcoming episode titles, air dates and numbers. When the show runner re-orders episodes it usually means no major plot developments happen. The key to the season will be the winter run, because that's traditionally the weakest part of every year, even the better ones. I just hope that Marlowe skips for once the predictable angst before the run-up to the wedding. January 2014 episodes: 6x12 "Under Fire" 1/6 Arson episode; Marlowe as co-writer with David Amann (6x9 "Disciple"). It seems like an odd theme for the COTW given the heavyweight writers involved unless there is a possible link to the Bracken storyline. Amann writes most of the dark episodes. Recall in 4x1 "Rise", the argument scene at the firehouse between Beckett and the fire investigator (Rod Halstead) over a warehouse fire report related to the timing of JB murder. Ryan's baby due about this time as well. 6x13 "Deep Cover" 1/13 (Jackson Hunt returns; spy daddy reveals his dark side). New spoilers just out indicate that the father is a real jerk. The spoiler suggests that Hunt is attracted to Kate. If true, pretty pathetic and really unnecessary on the part of the writers. I just don't like how these CIA storylines are handled on Castle. 6x11 "Limelight" 1/20 (Castle's fame and how Kate reacts to press coverage). This story topic is long overdue. I hope that it is handled as well as the 6x10 baby discussions. 6x14 "Dressed to Kill" 1/27 (Kate's so-called fashion model past). This storyline seems like a real stretch. How is taking a summer job as a model rather than being a restaurant waitress considered flirting with a modeling career? Recall 2x3 "Inventing the Girl", Ryan and Esposito uncover a photo of Kate in tennis outfit.
I expect that 6x11 “Limelight” will resemble 2x14 “The Third Man” one of my favorites from Season 2 just behind 2x12 “A Rose for Everafter”. The interrogation scene in 2x14 with the squatter suspect is hilarious. In 2x14, Beckett was so outraged about being described as romantically involved with Castle, but now she is outraged that he is rumored to be involved somehow with someone besides her. I am sure it will be innocent on Castle’s part regardless which ex-wife is mentioned in the media hype.
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