Loved it....just loved it. All of it. I wish I could say that I saw it coming but I didn't. Watching Castle fumble around as a P.I. for the last few episodes. I was led by the nose just like Jerry Tyson. And I loved it...brilliant writing. I was disgusted when I thought that that they were writing Castle as a bumbling fool again. No way was he going to get to kill Tyson in his apartment (even though...wow...dark, broody, shadowy, Richard Castle is quite sexy) But after watching him fumble around as a P.I., watching him get caught by Tyson was sort of a no brainer. I did not see the trap until Castle says "Are we clear?" and I knew he wasn't just talking to Tyson. It was so perfect. I think I might have gasped; followed by a very loud (according to my husband) "YES!" as the bullet hit Tyson full mast. I really wanted Castle to save Beckett.....I mean full on "SAVE HER" but I'm not on the writing team and maybe that's a good thing because Kate and Rick conquered this evil together...separate but together. There were tons of really fantastic little moments with all the cast that were priceless. Gates showing finally giving Castle a little bit of respect; finally acknowledging his contribution to the team because clearly he needed that validation at that moment; right down to the fact that Castle didn't go out on his own and relied on Espo and Ryan to help save Beckett. I've felt for a while that the writers are trying to keep it fresh by giving us some fun comedic episodes and sprinkle the season with intense drama that just cements the characters relationships. You can't sit on the edge of your seat in suspension for every episode. And they have the great lines to prove it.... " Because he's not done with me yet" "That's your story Jerry. Why you did everything, you needed to prove it......so I let you" (dramatic, Duh, Duh Duh inserted here!) Go Castle! And of course, Kate: Thanks for coming to get me. Rick: Always. Haters go ahead and hate, I think this season is AWESOME! Caskett is a great love story!
This was an okay episode. I enjoyed the look of mock terror on Kate's face, when she was told she really had to write a Christmas poem. Watching the trailer for the next episode, it looks like this was a setup episode to give Castle an arc outside of the precinct. At least, that's what I hope it is. At this point, the 12th is practically a character in the storyline. I figure it will be similar to Becket's Washington DC arc. Castle as a P.I., that's just fun stuff! Haven't really been a fan of Lanie and Esposito, so I'm ok with them realizing that fact and admitting it to each other. As for being a Christmas episode, my favorite is Secret Santa from Season 5 with the quote "the clock was commissioned by a secret society to count down the end of days. A secret society of Santas, who are the guardians of time"
Boohoo! I'm hearing a lot of crying, this was fun considering the genre. I'm not sure what the fan base is looking for, but this is good stuff. new stuff, we're looking for casket with a new story. We got it...little bit of heat with the honeymoon. But really, this isn't cable, so let our imagination run wild. I'll watch this in syndication !
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