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.
The MQ interview seems to have been carefully scripted by Marlowe and/or publicists and arranged in an effort toward damage control. MQ doth protest too much when asked about the Beckett relationship. The answer she gave about the relationship which included the Alexis characters’ abiding admiration for Beckett was a well prepared statement. The reasons she gave for the Alexis bizarre behavior were weak. Her response to the question about the Alexis' relationship with Pi was enough to make you ill. The ongoing open/end scenes in each episode with Alexis need to stop before it hurts the series. Watching 4x7 "Cops & Robbers" tonight. I wanted to see again how pissy Alexis gets with Kate in the bank parking lot.
If the Alexis arc is all about choice as you propose and not about Alexis being disrespectful to Castle because she's acting like a "typical" 19 year old, then the writers shouldn't have put so much effort in the past into demonstrating that she was not a typical teenager. She is clearly acting out. Not all teenagers act foolish. What most teenagers actually do is completely dependent on the relationships they have with their parents. Sometimes fear keeps them in line (some parents would cut off funding for school tuition if displeased) and sometimes it presents not wanting to hurt their feelings or hear that the parents are disappointed with their behavior. By turning the Alexis character into "typical" when she's been "exceptional" is character destruction. The writers needed to present a whole lot more of back-story to justify what they have done.
In upcoming episode, I will be so disappointed if not revealed that Ryan has already done a background check on Pi, the fruitcake. After 6 episodes, not one word from anybody on screen about it? Note that AWM and MQ out there now doing damage control. All of sudden, the Alexis character has no issues with Beckett? If Alexis arc not done next week in 6x7, I stop watching LIVE and use FF/MUTE on DVR until it is over.
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