I agree with others here who think the writers did a good job dividing time between Castle and Beckett and Ryan and Esposito. It was good to see Gates again, and it was good that the episode was Alexis FREE. I enjoyed the shootout with Ryan and Esposito, but a lot of bullets flying with nobody hit? Scenes like that have been missing since Season 3. There were a lot of twists and turns in the case to the point that the ending was still unknown with only 4 minutes left in the episode. I think the case idea was a little too grand for a 1-hour show. The new writing couple had to cram too much in towards the end. After the suspect wife indicated in the first interview with Beckett that they were a power couple that gave her away as the killer for me based on so many parallel stories from past seasons. The one thing that continues to bother me is that our couple never discusses their living arrangements. By avoiding that issue it draws even bigger attention to the fact they're NOT doing something they should. It all seems to go back to Marlowe giving something to the fans without really giving it to them. Given their ages and the length of the engagement, most couples would have moved in together before now. It already feels increasingly forced after weeks of silence on the matter. Suddenly Kate's back in the loft without explanation and talking of "home" again. She has been sleeping in the loft for almost a year now. It didn't bother me last season, but since they were all set to live with each other in DC, I don't understand the stalling now. Also, it presents that Kate is using the threat of going home to "her apartment" for leverage every time something happens she's not happy about and she feels Castle needs to step up. I just wish they would hurry on getting Beckett moved in. The baby episode is in two weeks.
Now that Kate and Alexis hugged in the end scene, does that mean Alexis will be a bridesmaid in the wedding? You just know that Marlowe will do that to the fans for criticism of the Alexis arc. Pi will look great in a tux with that mustache.
Healthcliff. Season 3, Episode 1, "A Deadly Affair" Interrogation Room scene "No, I don't sweetheart, but that don't mean it ain't true.'"
Sorry, but not all 19 year olds need parenting. I met my wife while we were both in college working on co-op assignments. When we were married, she was 19 years old, I was 21 years old. I raised two children myself. That is real life! My experience is not a fairy tale. My wife never treated her father with such disrespect as portrayed in this pathetic Alexis arc.
nottrampis. Castle endures emotional abuse from his daughter in order to reconnect with her because he loves her. Alexis keeps kicking him down with verbal abuse. She takes advantage of him for her own needs in order to get help on the death row case. Alexis knows that she was wrong with her behavior at the loft, but she just tells him I need your help. She won’t tell him she is sorry about Pi intrusion. Instead, she uses him as a small child would in order to feel better. This episode did nothing except to show her real immaturity. At times, she acted like a mean high school teenager rather than a 19 year old college student. To use 7 episodes to get to this point in their relationship makes no sense at all.
The author of that Examiner article (Kate Jennings) is a Castle groupie. During the hiatus, she predicted that Kate would say 'Not Yet' to the proposal. She is off the rails on most of her articles. She has an inside track to most of the Castle writers for interviews. I still think that somebody in that writers room had a Pi character in their past life. Her Pi comments in that article pretty much confirm that for me.
If you don't have any money for your medications, I will be glad to fund you in order to get those questions answered for you.
I enjoyed the episode because the case was so interesting. The supporting actors during season 6 have been really good except for Anthony Sabato Jr (Need to Know). Alexis continues with her childish behavior that you would expect from a 14-year-old, not a 19-year-old. A lot of comments here during the Alexis arc have tended to lump all the stages of adolescence together, but they are very different. There were too many scenes where Alexis gets to appear to be smarter than Castle. The Alexis as superior thing has really been overdone. Also, the one scene that really bothered me happened when Castle and Alexis started building theory together the way Castle does with Beckett. This was a big oversight by a new writer to Castle series. Building theory with Beckett as always been insinuated as sexual foreplay for the last 5 years. Yet, the writer had Castle building theory with his daughter? The new writer must not have been aware of the significance. I’m surprised that scene passed the screening process. The Pi character was only mentioned once which helped me to overcome the angst over the Alexis centric episode. The Pi character subtracts from the overall quality of the show. Once Pi is gone, they can seriously deal with Alexis’s bad behavior. At some point, there has to be acknowledgement that her behavior was wrong.
Marlowe won't accept feedback in order to learn from it and grow the series; Have you ever watched a Castle episode you didn't like? Just curious
Marlowe gave another follow up interview which sounded unusual. He describes everything happening as awesome, organic and honest. Many long standing entertainment writers are calling the Alexis arc an epic fail and probably his worse mistake during the Castle series which might explain his need to spoil part of the upcoming 6x7 episode during the interview.
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