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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

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.

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

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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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

I believe the premise of 6x11 is to explore how Kate reacts to the public announcement about the engagement and how they deal with the press spreading rumors about Castle and his ex-wife. Since Kate is such a private person you would have expected her to mention it to Castle last season since the writers portrayed her worried every week at the beginning of Season 5 about different things, but I guess Marlowe decided to save it for Season 6.

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

In a recent interview with TVLine, Marlowe mentioned that 6x11 will be a 'fun' episode. Recall that TSATQ was called a 'fun' episode as well. The title of the upcoming episode 6x11 is "Limelight". A lot of things aren't discussed because the show runner follows a well defined checklist.

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

Agree. The promos and sneak peaks are always overblown. Beckett's comment in the promo about being worried makes no sense and it just confuses the relationship status for no good reason. After 10 episodes into the engagement, the writers need to stop with the Kate insecurity issues. In terms of Castle's fame, a better premise for an episode would be to explore how that kind of publicity can leave his family open to danger from 3XK.

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

Sure hope you are wrong about the angst. That part of the relationship story should be over at this point. However, you are right about Marlowe, he can't resist the angst if given the chance. It depends on his checklist. Season 5 was hard enough to keep the faith during that DC job arc and Kate's multiple watershed moments, but hopefully not again folks.

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

Agree. In Season 5, the wheels started to come off after episode 15. If Marlowe plans to create any angst between them this season, it might start after the upcoming much advertised case heavy episodes are finished near the episode 15 mark as well. Kate seems to be making most of the running on the romance front right now while Castle at times for whatever reason doesn’t seem on the same level. It's the missed moments between them that are more annoying than the missed (or lack of) kisses. In that sense, it does increasingly feel like a repeat of last season up to this point even with all of the wedding and baby talk.

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

The Meredith character (Darby Stanchfield) is a regular on ABC 'Scandal' right now. Maybe they reference her by name, but I doubt she makes live appearance. There is no question that Castle lets her walk all over him and she usually gets what she wants from him. Kind of pathetic. The "Significant Others" episode was the only Season 5 show that I did not watch because of her.

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

I think you are right about the sequence. Kate appears to be reading the morning newspaper. I expect that the newspaper story about another woman could be about Castle and Gina. Kate’s reaction might just be her acting sarcastic with Castle at the moment. They already addressed Meredith and other than Alexis there is no reason for Castle to be around Meredith, but with Gina I could see Castle needing to meet with Gina over his book(s). Castle still works with Gina, so it's kind of weird that they haven't addressed her yet. Castle must talk to her relatively often. You would think that Kate already knows that. It would definitely be nice to hear some real talk about his marriages, but I'm not really expecting that. I am looking forward to them addressing his fame and how Kate handles it. It would be crazy for Marlowe to create angst now at this point in the season after all the weekly wedding talk and the baby story.

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