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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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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

Agree. I would have liked more insight from the writing into how Beckett didn’t see herself as a baby person. If she's never really been around babies, she might have just not realized what she really thinks of them. It's frustrating that we don't get to hear any of those conversations and we must assume it's because those discussions happened off screen. The conversations we did hear during the episode did move the relationship forward. The episode did show how Beckett has bonded with Castle’s family, which feels more and more like her own. That’s really important for the relationship. However, I think the “interrupting person” device is way overused on this show and that it’s just a really tired strategy. I think fans are sick of it.

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Castle Review: Ruggedly Handsome Dad

I enjoyed the episode as much as 6x4 “Number One Fan”. The song chosen for the opening scene in the church "The Water is Wide" was a clever selection as a tribute to Cameron for saving the baby. I think the baby discussions between Castle and Beckett were handled well. Viewers got a chance to see Castle and Beckett at home more and talking about personal things. Kate referred to the loft as “home” on three separate occasions during the episode. Does that mean she has moved in for good now? I liked that we got to see Kate reassure Castle about her earlier "not a baby person" comment given his initial reaction to it at the precinct. I also like that Alexis is in her proper place in an episode - adding Castle family flavor, some humor with the line of the night "How long have I been gone?" and no Pi issues. The writers are using Ryan as the source of comedy now for each episode, but they need to be careful not to over do it. It looks like the heavyweights are involved in the writing/directing for the 6x11, 6x12 and 6x13 upcoming episodes. Marlowe is running down his checklist fast (new job, living arrangements, babies, next up Castle's fame and how Kate copes with that, then Jackson Hunt returns) so he's going to have to slow down, otherwise he'll leave the engaged couple with no options except to get married because they'll be nothing left for them to address unless the show runner punishes the fans with another dreadful Kate insecurity arc. I hope the wedding happens this season (no cold feet or runaway bride scenario) because I couldn't take Marlowe dragging this out into Season 7 given what we have seen so far. They can make wedding comments over a dead body only so many times before it gets old.

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Castle Review: Looking Forward to Next Time

nottrampis. I don’t think that 3XK necessarily needs to be caught before the wedding. You would hope that he would get eliminated before that, but it should not prevent them from getting married. Tyson is the same threat whether they are engaged or married. When dealing with people who operate through terror, you don’t want to give them the satisfaction of letting them dictate your life to that extent. The Tyson threat works so well for the show runner that I would guess that he would wait until the end of series to resolve that storyline. IMO

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Castle Review: Looking Forward to Next Time

In the end scene at the loft when the song was playing and it referred to seeing them again when the ‘sun is shining’ all I could think of was Beckett and Castle on their honeymoon. Remember the remark made by Beckett while getting out of car when they arrived at the crime scene and she mentioned wanting a warm location. That would be the perfect place for 3XK or Nieman to pop up again.

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Castle Review: Looking Forward to Next Time

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Castle Review: Looking Forward to Next Time

One continuity issue that bothered me about the episode was that when Beckett and Castle were at the surgeon office it would have been daytime, but that is when Kate talks to Ryan on the phone, but he is at the docks in the dark. I watched the show live and noticed it right away which just bugs me because I initially thought I missed something.

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Castle Review: Looking Forward to Next Time

nottrampis. Agree. Viewers didn’t really learn anything new or significant about Lanie, other than that she has a 2-drink maximum. Likewise, we didn’t learn anything new about Esposito, or his relationship with Lanie, at least, nothing other than what we could’ve already guessed. I find it really hard to buy into the “Esplanie” thing any longer. I think it’s sort of over. I don’t feel that chemistry between them any longer and I haven’t for a long time. It has been basically absent on the show for a while now.

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