As far as the Kate 'married man' scenario, that is just a theory. Recall that Kate went through a wild phase in high school including some greasy biker/rocker bad-boy she ended up staying with a long time because of her parents protest. In hindsight, I'm assuming that is whom she is talking about as the 'first guy' and Castle does know about that. However, the phrasing "the first guy she moved in with" does sound like different guys which doesn't fit. Her longest relationship outside of high school is around six months which is Will Sorenson. It sounds like they did live together, but that is it. It could just be her phrasing if it was actually two guys she has lived with, then the first one is technically right, but it does make the whole living together thing sound like everyone does it. It just seems like maybe lazy writing in order to connect her with the current Alexis/Pi situation.
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:18
If Marlowe persists with Alexis to be in the show, the writers need to use her in a better way. Pleas use her in scenes with Beckett to make Beckett and Castle's relationship seem that much more solid. Her character is irritating and superfluous. Alexis is not important enough to the storyline to justify her being used for so many episodes in this kind of ongoing drama over her relationship with Castle. The Pi story is badly done. It's not that Alexis is leaving and growing up. She is running off with a guy she met a month ago in a foreign country who has no passport. She is moving into her own apartment, but she is still using her father's money, which the writers are just ignoring. Pi makes no sense as a character which makes her 'growing pains' appear forced and unrealistic. I'm really thankful the writers have at least kept Kate out of this mess, because there is no real foundation to the Alexis/Pi story.
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:46
It will be interesting to see the Live TV Ratings & DVR viewings for episodes 6x6 and 6x7 given all those new promotional pictures which include Alexis, but no Beckett. I will have my remote handy in order to MUTE the Alexis scenes if needed. If they want Alexis to be in the show, the writers need to use her in a better way. Use her in scenes with Beckett to make Beckett and Castl's relationship seem that much more solid. Her character is irritating and superfluous. Alexis is not important enough to the storyline to justify her being used for so many episodes in this kind of ongoing drama over her relationship with Castle. IMHO
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:21
Christine. Thanks for the response. We know that Kate was a rebellious teenager and your college comments make sense for sure. With Kate just saying 'first guy' in such a casual manner just bothered me given her well established good character. I was annoyed because there was no explanation and it distracted me from the rest of the case. If Castle had just responded by asking Kate what later happened with her father OR if Kate had just said that she was 18 at the time and it was foolish would have been more credible instead of just leaving it with nothing else said by them. This issue was just one of many unexplained things in this episode for me.
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:22
nottrampis. Agree. The Kate 'first guy moving in' thing was put in as a convenience for writer purposes. IMO. The comment was not consistent with Kate's past history. She is engaged to Castle now, but to know that Beckett had previously moved in with more than one guy, yet hasn't moved in with Castle despite the seriousness of their relationship as well, it just doesn't make sense. If that happened more than once before her mother's murder that would surprise me given that Kate was only 19 at the time. If it happened too soon after her mother's murder, I would have a hard time believing that her dad would have been involved in her life enough to be upset because of his drinking issues. Plus, after her mother died it has always been implied that Beckett may have had relationships, but none that were that serious because she didn't really love any of them.
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:25
I will wait one more episode before I begin to use my remote for MUTE on live TV or FF on DVR for any Alexis scenes. It is painful to watch the destruction of her character by the show runner.
Lynn. Totally Agree. Kate's comment was a big blunder. It just shows real inconsistency in the story telling. In the same way, the Alexis/Pi connection is just unrealistic given her good past relationship with her father. Long time viewers don't like the way the writers change the character to fit the plot for a specific episode.
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:27
nottrampis. That 'first guy' comment reminded me of the scene from 4x11 "Till Death Do Us Part". KB and RC are talking about sharing 'numbers'. Kate started the conversation by asking Castle if he really wanted to know about ALL the men she had sleep with. Castle replied "ALL implies a lot, how many are we talking about?" Kate then asked him if he really wanted to know her number. He says "I'll tell you mine, if you give me yours". Kate must have been pretty 'active' during her days before she became a detective or the time before her mother's death. It is so funny how one remark like that can get you to start thinking about something.
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:31
nottrampis. Just the fact that she has moved in with other guys just makes one wonder about her old apartment. Was she more serious will all those other guys than she is with Castle? I really doubt it. She didn't agree to marry any of them. Why does she still have her own apartment even after they got engaged and they were going to move in together in DC and after it was implied that she lives at the loft? The writers need to explain this to the viewers.
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:32
It really makes no sense to make a comment like that given what we know about her to be of good character. That statement just kind of spoiled the whole 6x5 episode for me.
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