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Not Trampis: You are going to love the "NoCaskett" season this fall.
The new show runners continue to put out spoilers about the Beckett promotion to Captain as well as information on the new characters added to the cast for the season, but they are skipping the bad news. They are careful to give out the good news, but omit any comments about the future of Caskett. Most fans watching this season want to see a home life after waiting all this time for them to get married. Some viewers can appreciate a professional split, but not a split in their personal lives over some kind of safety concern for Castle himself. There is always hope that Caskett will return to its earlier dimensions, but unfortunately the ‘Break Up For Your Own Good’ trope (Bracken related) is coming in the early season. Let us hope it doesn’t last too long. I expected that TPWinter would come up with something much better for the season rather than a 'Love Conquers All' scenario forthcoming in the two-part premiere just to shake things up as he suggested in earlier interviews. It seems that the show runners are determined to keep Caskett apart as much as possible. "Now,it's about exploring the next evolution of it. How do we deepen that love story? What CHALLENGES can we put their way that can put their romance at a much higher, different place?" Even Marlowe wouldn’t do something (breakup) so deliberate to alienate the audience. He would just lie to fans about the direction because he knew fans would stop watching. As far as Castle working separately as a PI again, that same arc provided some of the lowest season 7 ratings in both the demo and in viewers.

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@ Vince

I share your concern.
At least season 6 had some great episodes but season 7 had none.
We had Castle gawking at strippers and Beckett flirting with aging actors and people thinking that was funny.When Castle was suspended from the Precinct I thought it would be a great way to bring back 3XK. He was the reason behind it and they all fight the obvious absurd decision but they had Castle become a PI where he had no idea of what he would do or how much he would make.
The in the finale we had Beckett trying to pick whether to be Captain or Politician. Two obvious absurd propositions given her and Castle's pasts. I suspect this season will show the show has jumped the shark. It is hard to invest in a relationship when they are both portrayed as a pair of complete bimbos. even delusional ones.

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@ Vince

Our Roy montgomery it is a pleasure merely to read your thoughts. I have missed them. I have a bad feeling this season could be worse than the last and i thought that was impossible.

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@ Not Trampis

I miss sharing feedback with the group here,but like many others,I have dropped off with investment in the show after season 6. The series went into a real tailspin after 6x23. It presents that the new show runners are taking unnecessary risks with the new story lines just to shake things up which could result in a further drop in viewership quickly.

Debbie scott petty

Being a fan of this show has been so frustrating over the years. I'm curious to see what they will do without Elena.

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So glad this show is back and happy to see a review here. Didn't expect that.

Allisonnichols
@ Andrea

Andrea can't wait to discuss this season with you! I got hooked on it this summer.

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Okay, I've watched the whole series, praying for it to be put out of its misery...these last episodes (and I hope they are truly the last) will be agonizing to get through. I thought that (or I should say, was actually hoping that) Christine was supposed to die as the new queen was born. I have to admit that after last night's episode I have absolutely no idea where they are going with this. Just who are the bad guys and who are the good guys??? And who was it that supposedly destroyed Christine's world??? (that is, IF you can believe a single word Christine says)

Melissa kelly

The show is not called "The Elena Diaries", it's called "The Vampire Diaries". The show is not just about Elena, It's also about the Salvatore brothers and their relationship with her.

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Seriusly? Without elena there's not show, she's like the batery of a phone, being honest if elena it's not in the vampire diares i will never watch tvd again #weloveelena

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@ lisbeiry

Bye. One less viewer to whine to Plec/Dries about bringing that annoying character back.

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@ clmguest

You mean one less viewer to watch the show, and making the ratings go so down that will make the show get cancelled? If you meant that, then you're damn right.

Melissa kelly
@ lisbeiry

See ya :( The show isn't just about Elena.

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@ Melissa Kelly

It was just about Elena because it started off with a regular teenage girl that lost her parents then got through with it meeting Damon and Stefan and went on adventures and experienced action in her life along with her friend and brother. The only reason we get to see more of them is because Nina left. As much as I do want to see what everyones life will be like without her, she was one of the reasons this show and book ever started.

Sarah silva

I'm glad I was wrong about Calisa over the last couple weeks and that she is the person that I was hoping she would be. I knew that she was going to confess so that Joss could go free when she was told by her lawyer(who I still say that actress can not act)that she should still frame Joss and that none of the Calista so-called friends will come to bat for her. I knew she realize that she had nobody and the Joss had a whole bunch of people that loved her and would do the right thing even though I do not think that Calista killed Luca .
I do not like Miranda I have never liked her I am upset that she spilled the beans that Marc relapsed but I hope that April will be there for him and they will get together.
I knew that Vivian was going to collapse when they were on their way out the door I have a feeling that she is not going to make it past the finale I have not seen the preview so I do not know but I am pretty sure that her dying wish was going to be that Alec and Karen marry and raise the baby.
And I love that Harry bought the house however was he just sad thinking that job is not going to get out of jail when the militated imagine kids or does he not want kids.?

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Agreed. Can't wait for this show to end; but I've watched the whole thing so I'll stick around for the last two episodes out of curiosity.

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Thank you TV Fanatic for putting in print what I was thinking. I am one that is glad there will be no more Elena Gilbert for awhile, if not for the remainder of this series. Now Damon and Stefan can be strong vampires working together to defeat foes that are not each other. Though I am not a shipper, I do enjoy the interaction of Damon and Bonnie. They bring an exciting fire that was sorely needed, and have natural chemistry without being romantic. Also I prefer Stefan and Caroline as friends, not necessarily a romantic couple. In time, Caroline with Klaus could be fun to develop as a hybrid/vampire couple. I hope Plec/Dries do not mess up this great opportunity to write some character-driven storylines that pit the four/five/six friends (Damon, Stefan, Caroline, Bonnie, and maybe Matt, and possibly Alaric) against Lily and the Heretics and any other diabolical villains they can come up with. Very much looking forward to the new regime TVD.

Terrie
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