nottrampis. The Kate remark about her moving in with a guy was just a total disconnect given what we about her previous history. It just seems like maybe lazy writing in order to connect her with the Alexis situation. I think that comment will trigger a lot of questions about her past relationships. It makes you wonder now about that drawer she gave to Castle in 5x14. Maybe giving Castle that drawer was not really that important to her or it wasn't the important moment viewers thought it was. The way she said 'the first guy' actually implies there has been more than one. That means she has likely had more than one relationship serious enough where she was living with the guy. In Watershed, Jim Beckett said "you know, your whole life, you've never had a relationship go this far". Where does living with someone fall on that scale? Castle never asks her anything afterwards about it. It really makes no sense to make a comment like that given what we know about her to be of good character.
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At times, 6x5 felt like a Season 5 episode where Castle and Kate don't interact outside of work and Kate isn't part of Castle's family. I think Kate's lack of presence at the end scene was actually a big mistake. Kate could have left the room before Alexis and Castle started talking in order to keep things between father and daughter. Kate being there at the loft would have shown Castle that even if his daughter is leaving and growing up, he is too. He will not be alone which would provide him with the reason that Alexis was behaving the way she has been with Pi. In the last scene, her total lack of consideration for what Castle had said to her earlier in the episode really upset me. She acted as if she was superior to her father. I think there is just too much onscreen Alexis and Pi. She isn't important enough to be used the way she is being used. It would be much better to have Alexis in scenes with Kate in order to make the KB and RC relationship seem that much more solid.
Comment modified at December 06, 2013 21:36
I was disappointed in 6x5 overall. There were a lot of things left unexplained. I enjoy Castle science fiction themes for the most part. The time traveler character was well played by Josh Gomez. I didn't like the way Kate was moved out of the loft w/o explanation despite it being established in 6x4 that she considered her apartment the 'old place'. She goes home at the end of the episode to take a bath? No explanation why she still has her apartment after moving to DC. At the beginning crime scene, it was revealed by Kate that she moved in with a guy and it made her dad really unhappy. This fact really bothered me about the episode. Did this happen before her mother's murder or when she was at Stanford? That was just too convenient. Kate just casually throws it out there makes one wonder how many guys she has lived with because I feel like that little fact says something about her character that has not been part of her story history. Castle never asking about it is puzzling.
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I really don't care about Alexis' personal life. A case of better heard than seen. That doesn't mean I don't love the show. The Alexis/Pi connection has gone on too long without a explanation. The Pi character has more on screen time that Lanie so far in Season 6. Passports can be replaced. The Alexis character has become irritable and superfluous. As a gentle courtesy to the audience, please writers tell us why Pi is still at the loft and what is the purpose besides general annoyance to Castle. Otherwise, all this wasted motion to just show Alexis and Castle don't communicate? Makes no sense IMHO
brook. Agree. Castle needs to LOCK the bedroom door when there are other family members living in the same home. That is just common decency. Castle must begin to show some respect for his future wife. Now that KB and RC are engaged, Martha and Alexis need to leave the loft.
Castle1212. The criticisms you mention persist because the viewers just want a scene where we can understand why Alexis is acting so crazy in love with Pi or why is Alexis mad at Castle, or whatever is going on. Regardless of culture, the Pi ongoing appearance is a drain on all of the characters. He has no redeeming value. This feeling is universal on all of the boards. The writers using Pi at this level for so many episodes really makes no sense. Everybody here loves the show.
nottrampis. The worse Castle behavior in my mind was in 1x6 "Always Buy Retail". To carry on with Meredith that way and then discuss it with Kate at the murder scene was disgusting. He showed no self respect. It is early in Season 6, but I hope we don't see anything more like that during the engagement scenario.
nottrampis. 5x10 "Significant Others" is the only Castle episode that I have never watched because of Meredith connection. I saw the promos and I knew what AWM was going to do with it. Castle letting her stay there at the loft was really inappropriate and it showed no respect for Kate as a person. Much the same as Castle did in 6x4 letting Pi interrupt them in the bedroom. Castle shows disrespect for Kate and her privacy.
Teri. Totally Agree. I sure hope Castle is not foolish enough to hurt Beckett over any future dealings with his ex wife Meredith. If Marlowe does that, he will ruin the series.
nottrampis. Agree. The sudden changes are plot driven. The character development is thrown out the window for the sake of a few episodes. The writers act as if the viewers have no memory. Gates attitude towards Castle seems to change with the episode plot. It is very annoying to watch because it is so obvious to a long time viewer. The Roy Montgomery (my namesake) attitude towards Castle was much more consistent and professional during his tenure at Captain. The Alexis portrayal in the manner she treats Castle right now is just plain stupid given their well established past relationship as father and daughter. IMO
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