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Castle: More ‘Will they or won’t they’ teasing

Warning: Some spoilers from this week’s episode 

I don’t think there has been an episode of Castle that has made me say “I hate this show!” more than this week’s episode. Of coures I don’t actually hate the show at all — in fact, I love it — but talk about a frustrating hour of televison!

I’ve been a big supporter of the Castle/Beckett hookup pretty much since the first episode. I know there’s that whole Moonlighting curse and people worry that the show will lose its spark once the main characters get together, and sometimes I even agree. Take Chuck for instance — I really wanted Chuck and Sarah to get together and I was so happy when it finally happened, but eventually it got boring. Married spies? Come on. That said, I preferred them finally being together than continuing to toy with my emotions. Bones, on the other hand, seems to be fine with their main characters finally being together. Granted, there haven’t been many episodes with them as a couple, but from what I’ve seen it hasn’t ruined the show. Either way, in the case of Castle, they’ve been teasing it for so long that I need it to happen already!

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Castle Episode 2: “Heroes & Villains”

Good news for Caskett fans: They seem to be back to their usual selves! For now, at least.

If you watched the Castle Comic Con panel in July, you already knew episode two was going to be all about superheroes. The team was in search of a vigilante named Lone Vengeance who literally sliced man in half in an alley. The first Lone Vengeance they found was harmless. The second one was a reporter, Paul Whittaker, who admitted to the murder, but Castle and Beckett figured out quickly that he was trying to cover for someone. That someone was Officer Hastings, who had a pretty sweet samurai sword collection but also ended up not being the killer. It turns out Paul was covering for her because he’s in love with her.

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Season Premiere: Castle

Warning: Spoilers!

This is quite possibly the one season premiere I’ve been most excited about all summer. As I’m sure you remember, last season ended with quite the cliffhanger! And in case you forgot just how intense it was, we got a refresher with the “previously on…” clips.

After a nerve-wracking scene in the hospital – complete with Beckett flatling for a bit and her boyfriend shoving Castle into the wall – we learned that Beckett seemingly doesn’t remember anything from the shooting. Castle was visibly sad that his declaration of love went unheard, but as I watched the scene I was certain that her “They say there are some things that are better not being remembered” comment had a deeper meaning. Beckett told Castle she needs some time alone and would call him when she was ready.

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5 Shows You Should Catch Up On Before Fall Premieres

August is almost over, which means we’re in the home stretch for fall season premieres! I’m of the mindset that you can never watch too many shows, especially with great inventions like DVR and On Demand to help you out! I picked a list of five of my favorite shows that I think everyone should catch up on (or at least start watching) before their season premieres. And since most shows aren’t coming back until late September or even early October, you still have some time!

Castle | September 19, ABC

I just recently caught up on this show myself (spoiler alert: don’t read that post if you haven’t already seen the epicness that was the season 3 finale!). If you’re a dramedy fan and enjoy police procedurals, this show is definitely for you! If you aren’t familiar with the plot, it’s about a mystery novelist named Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) who starts helping the NYPD homicide department with their cases. He’s first called in because a murder scene is set up to look like one from a Castle novel, but he sticks around after that’s solved because he wants to base his next character on  Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). But as the seasons have progressed he seems to be in it more for the crush he has developed and the friendships he has made. And for those of you who enjoy a nice bromance, Detectives Kevin Ryan and Javier Esposito (Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas) provide just that! They definitely steal the show for me a lot of the time.

Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available on Netflix, and season 3 is on Hulu Plus. Season 3 will also be available on Netflix on September 20. If you choose to go that route, I suggest you begin DVRing season 4 while you catch up on season 3 (this is a science I’ve perfected over the years 🙂 )

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Castle Finale: Why Is September So Far Away?

WARNING: This post will have MAJOR spoilers. If you haven’t seen the season finale of Castle and plan to watch it, you’ve been warned.

From 10-11pm last night, I was sitting on the edge of my bed closest to my TV with my hands over my mouth. No, I wasn’t watching Hawaii Five-0, though I was told I will have a similar reaction when I watch that finale.

I only started watching Castle a few weeks ago and was instantly hooked. Thanks to Netflix and Hulu Plus, I caught up just in time for the season three finale. I don’t understand how I’m the only person I know who watches this show – it’s AMAZING! But I digress…

I’ve been invested in the Caskett (Castle + Beckett) will they/won’t they relationship since day one as well as the mystery of who killed Beckett’s mom. Both of these story lines have made huge progress this season, leading to this “holy cow” finale! Let’s go over the major moments.

First, Castle goes to Beckett’s apartment to try to stop her from continuing her investigation into her mother’s killer. He says to her, “Walk away. They’re going to kill you, Kate, and if you don’t care about that, at least think about how that’s going to affect the people that love you.” (You know Castle means business when he uses her first name!) This results in a huge fight and touches on the fact that they kissed but never discussed it and nearly froze to death in each others’ arms and never discussed that either. It ends with Beckett telling him they’re over and kicking him out. Heartbreak #1.

Castle and Beckett's long-awaited kiss (S3 E13)

Meanwhile, Ryan and Esposito get a lead on who the third dirty cop involved in Beckett’s mom’s murder is. It doesn’t take them long to realize it’s their own Captain! I have to say, I DID NOT see that coming! Lockwood (the shooter who escaped from prison) tells Captain Montgomery to bring Beckett to an airport hanger so he can kill her. He says Montgomery can either save Beckett or his family, but not both. So as you can imagine, he’s a bit torn.

There was a collective audience heartbreak when we hear Montgomery call Beckett to go to the hanger, but it turns out he does it to bait Lockwood. Montgomery also brings Castle to take Beckett away and make sure she doesn’t get killed when Lockwood arrives. She pleads with Montgomery not to get himself killed and even goes so far as to forgive him for his involvement in what ultimately got her mom killed. Castle literally carries her away kicking, screaming and crying. Heartbreak #2 happened while watching Castle cover her mouth and try to console her while they knew Montgomery was about to die. The only silver lining of Montgomery’s death is that Lockwood was also killed.

The foursome (Castle, Beckett, Ryan and Esposito) all agree to keep Montgomery’s involvement a secret and let him be remembered as a hero. At the funeral, Beckett gives a eulogy that indirectly addresses her own relationship with Castle, thus indicating a make-up of sorts. But then, just when I assume the drama is over, Beckett gets shot! Castle tried to tackle her to the ground but was a second too late. He stands over her with her blood on his hands begging her, “Stay with me!” And then, the moment fans have waited three seasons for, he tells her he loves her. Just before she passes out, it looks as though there’s a faint smile on her face.

Now, the cliffhanger is not the fact that Beckett was shot. Realistically they are not killing of their second lead character, so I’m not worried about that. What I am worried about is whether the declaration of love finally means Caskett will get together! Sadly, I have to wait until September to find out. Heartbreak #3.

-Nicole