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.
Comment modified at November 02, 2013 20:00
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.
Comment modified at November 02, 2013 01:48
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.
nottrampis. Agree. A disconnect persists among the writers over the bias towards or against relationships given what happens each week with different writers. There is a lack of overall strategic direction from Marlowe for character development. The relationships are lacking in consistency. The current Kate/Alexis relationship is a perfect example. The story plot drives the character actions regardless of past history.The writer for this last episode is not one of my favorites.
Comment modified at November 01, 2013 11:43
It looks like the Alexis arc might run its course in 6x7. There were a lot of comments posted here during the arc from parents with daughters who were truly disgusted with the Alexis portrayal by Marlowe as a teenager just acting out over the engagement. Nothing is worse than a 19 year old who thinks she is 40 versus a 19 year old who makes mature decisions as if she were 40. It was hard to watch the arc from my own perspective given the false premise put forth by the show runner about how typical it was for a young woman her age to act that way towards their father given those circumstances. I never had to raise a daughter, but I did raise two sons. You see, I met my wife while we were both in college working at the same company on co-op assignments. When we were married, my wife was just 19 years old, I was 21. That happened some 30 years ago. My wife had nothing but respect for her father during her teenager years. She would never have treated him with such disrespect. The door slam scene was so ridiculous to watch. To portray a young woman acting that way towards her father makes no sense. That was just an insult to viewers. Given all the ongoing negative feedback from fans and media writers about the arc, Marlowe still refuses to acknowledge, in a recent interview, that the character might have been hurt by the storyline.
Comment modified at November 02, 2013 00:24
Castle's comment about how they should put something in their vows about following each other into creepy places is what Marlowe considers wedding planning. After what has been presented to the viewers during this Alexis arc, my expectations are much lower now for a wedding this season.
Comment modified at October 31, 2013 19:56
The door slam in Castle’s face has ruined her character. There are too many episodes with Alexis which means no progression for our favorite couple. The show needs to use a test audience to screen the kind of crap viewers were presented in the Alexis arc. No growth in storyline since 6x4. AWM likes to beat on Castle to frustrate fans. He won’t accept any bad feedback which hinders learning from mistakes.
Comment modified at October 31, 2013 17:48
The Pi character actor is not listed as a guest star in episode 6x7. Does this mean another Sully scenario? He just disappears from the story?
The Alexis comment to her father in the end scene about maybe Beckett isn't "The One" was really because she doesn't want Kate to be it. She wants her father to be happy, but not if it means she has "competition" as the #1 priority in her father’s life. Stop being rude to your father and talk to him like a mature adult. Actually, Alexis is behaving in ways that are self-defeating. If she is concerned about her place in her father's life now that he is committed to Kate, the thing to do is to have conversations with both Castle and Kate so that she becomes closer to them. Unfortunately, she is doing just the opposite.
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