Absolutely fabulous. What a great twist and so much fun while still keeping "on the job" for our crew. I'm watching it again today, I know there were bits I missed, but this show is one of the main reasons I still enjoy TV. Never has a romantic relationship between the two protagonists been done so well. Just enough heat to be interesting, but still the snarky remarks and solid working relationship. Well done... very well done.
P.S. Anyone who thinks Beckett was insensitive to worry Castle has clearly not watched this show for any length of time.
After meeting with McGee's jerk of a father I can now see how he has put up with Tony's sarcasm, practical jokes, insults and general stupidity all these years. He grew with someone like that, only with a mean streak. McGee's a great actor and really shone last night. Only Gibbs, Abby and sometimes Ziva have shown him any respect before, now maybe the viewers will. He's just naturally a good, loyal, kind, courageous man... not a joke even the writers feel free to make fun of on their whim.
What's with taking Jimmy back to his long-ago silly kid days? I felt like I was in a time warp with his inappropriate jokes and big stupid grins. He hasn't acted like that in quite a long while. What gives?
BTW, when is this top-rated of all shows going to be shown respect by the entertainment media and community? They should be winning awards, instead of one-offs from Showtime, HBO, etc. Just asking...
This show just keeps on getting better and better. There are no minor characters, everyone has an important role to play. I always miss Martha and Alexis but they get their times to shine, too. Ryan was awesome. His character was so nuanced, the tough thug, the regret over the hurt he had caused, the really smart player. It's wonderful that there's always humor too, plus romance but never overdone. Well played, everyone. Well written, too, that goes without saying. Can't imagine ever getting tired of Castle.
Very good episode although there were unanswered questions. Gibson has real talent as a director. But more of Spencer, please. He's such a fascinating character and hides so much. He needs his own "Penelope" to help him through his bad times. And I'd like to see more of his mother... she's fascinating and their relationship is hear-warming.
For a great character-driven show, not just Becket and Castle but all the regular cast, they also managed to have an interesting crime to solve. I was Castle-deprived after a month and would have been happy with a less-than-great episode but it turned out to be far more interesting than I had anticipated. Esposito and Ryan giving Castle relationship advice was so cool, you can tell they are watching out for Beckett and they don't want him messing things up.
All I ask is a lot more of Spencer Reid. Lots, lots more. Gubler is so talented and the character he portrays so appealing I don't know why we don't have more screen time with him. I love all the characters, but Dr. Reid makes the show.
I really enjoyed the show. The ick factor was actually funny and Booth was spot on with his stand-up routine. He's usually so grim and condescending it was a refreshing change. Brennan as usual can do no wrong, but sometimes it feels like she's just another character, not the "back Bones" of the show.
As for the other characters, I love them all (except for Pelant, may he roast in flames before he dies). I agree that there isn't enough Caroline (cher) any longer, she has a wicked sense of humor. So does Fisher with his deeply neurotic personality. I totally get Cam and Arastoo, he's always been a favorite intern and their relationship isn't taking over the show, it's like our little secret. Angela and Hodgins are always good, I just wish there were more time to develop their characters on a personal level. Same with Sweets and that darling Southern intern.
Anyway, I love the show, even the "fillers" and look forward to next week's episode, same as always.
Finally! Annie and Auggie get together. The chemistry has always been great. This show has grown on me and now it's set up for a great new season. Hope they handle the Annie/Auggie relationship as well as Castle does. Writers. are you listening? Can't wait to find out what Wilcox has up his sleeve and how Annie fits in with his plans.
Love this show, it's now my favorite. It's for grown-ups, which is rare on TV, and even when it's not as good as it could be, it's great. This episode was all over the place - in a good way. The twists and turns, including those on a personal level, kept me wondering just what would happen next. Not often does a show do that.
And yes, Becket and Castle certainly do work as a couple. This could go on for a long time and if they keep up with the great writing we'll never get bored. Every character is interesting and always changing, just as we do in real life.
Every week I think "Can this show get any better?
" and then it does. Hilarious in parts this episode, but who would have thought Beckett would be the uber-fan? I watch TV for entertainment along with some brain stimulation and this show just rocks it. It even satisfies my secret sappy side, the relationships are all so loving and/or supportive. Just keep doing what you've been doing, I'll be happy.
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