I thought her not letting Castle in to have that talk was more so her way of protecting herself and showing him that it would take more than a meaningless apology to be invited back into that part of her life. While I understand his feelings, he did hurt his daughter deeply and she's not going to let him off the hook with a few charming words and a bowl of ice cream. Was it harsh and disrespectful? Of course. But was it harsh and disrespectful how he treated her and Pi? It sure was. I think they are both right in some ways and both wrong in some ways and I rather appreciate the conflict because it's real and it's emotional and it's showing character growth and helping them to get through these typical growing pains in a way that will actually bring them closer. Haven't we seen this same sort of thing between Castle and Beckett over the years? Conflict and emotion and hurt feelings leading to great joy and happiness and deeper appreciation for one another later on?
Sorry, that was supposed to say: Great review of a really stellar episode, in my opinion. I'm looking forward to reading more!
I've always enjoyed your round table discussions on Castle, Christine, so I'm glad to see that you're going to be covering the Castle reviews here at TV Fanatic! I, myself, didn't feel disappointed by the lack of romance in the episode only because it was somewhat understandable given the circumstances. We will have episodes with a great deal of romance between them and we'll have episodes with much more emotional or character-driven material instead. I felt that's what we had in this episode and I loved it. I wholeheartedly agree with your take on Kate and how she approached this case while fighting her fears and emotions away to focus on saving Castle rather than on possibly losing him. It was exactly what we'd expect from this character and I thought Stana did a really great job of letting us see signs of the emotions and fear that was just under the surface of Kate's brave face. It was a very layered performance and one that I was impressed by. Great review of a really stellar episode, Christine! I'm looking forward to reading more!
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