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07 April 2009 @ 03:12 am
Once again, 'Castle' = love  
Seriously this show just gets better and better. I kid you not, I cried tonight. Not a major cry by any stretch of the imagination, but I got misty-eyed and then an actual tear leaked. FIVE. EPISODES. IN!! I'm that involved.

Things I loved (oh so many) about tonight's episode ...

- The laser tag thing with his daughter was adorable. I approve of how Castle spends his money. Thumbs up.

- Also adorable was Castle telling his daughter he would treasure her 'helping to figure out a piece of a grisly murder puzzle' moment with him.

- Things I learn from reading a TV-board I hate, but until I get mine up and running and active, where else am I gonna go? Castle's apartment is the same set as Mick's from Moonlight. And you know what that means? Jason Dohring and Nathan Fillion have worked on the EXACT SAME SET!!! Be still my fangirl-beating heart!!!

- Speaking of the apartment, loved Beckett's open-mouthed shock when she first saw it, and how the expression was gone once she turned to face Castle.

- I love Fillion and Katik's chemistry; it's awesome. Sexy, flirty, serious and gentle all when needed.

- Fabulous how Beckett did what she had to do in arresting the dad, and how she told Castle so.

- Excellent guest casting. Loved how Bill Smitrovich's character never said that he killed the husband, and with no evidence, they are sunk. They know it, and he knows it.

- I liked how we weren't banged over the head with the info about Beckett's backstory. It was hinted at, and broadly, but it wasn't in your face. And when Beckett revealed it to Castle, it was a legitimate moment ... and this would be when I teared up.

- Also loved how he said, "Until tomorrow," and she said, "why can't you just said 'good night?'" And he said -- so truthfully, as a writer myself -- "I'm a writer." And it's true, when a writer can say something in a "moment" with more weight and poetry, they will. They most definitely will. But then her reply, "Well, I'm a cop." Pause. "Night." Was perfect, especially because she didn't actually say "good night," but rather just "night." Oh, Beckett.

- Finally, Castle looking into Beckett's mom's past. Invasive, but showing also that he's beginning to see her as a person, rather than just as a muse, and a potential sexual partner (cuz you know he's totally thinking the latter).
 
 
 
Giorgia: silencetazza_di_jo on April 7th, 2009 10:53 am (UTC)
I loved it too. So, so much.

Do you think that Castle is looking into Johanna Beckett just to get background on the daughter, or does he actually hope to solve the case? Although I guess it might be really cold, after all these years.

As for Castle/Beckett... on the one hand I'm starting to ship them like crazy, and I want them together. On the other, though, if they do get together, we'll be missing the magnificent UST and the banter and the tension they've got going now, and the show would be over.
Arabian: Beckett & Castlearabian on April 7th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Do you think that Castle is looking into Johanna Beckett just to get background on the daughter, or does he actually hope to solve the case?
Honestly, it never crossed my mind that he was looking at it to get background. I just figured he wanted to try and solve it.

As for the pairing ... I'm of the firm belief that banter and chemistry and tension doesn't have to go away in a pairing like this as long as the writers keep writing it, and don't make the show all about the "relationship."

Edited at 2009-04-07 07:15 pm (UTC)
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on April 7th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed the episode, too. I can't say I'm emotionally involved (I don't want to be, it's painful, because you know they are going to drag this relationship thing on, with obstacles and other people, and if I'm involved, I won't be able to just sit back and enjoy, lol). But I like watching it, and I am genuinely entertained.

- Also adorable was Castle telling his daughter he would treasure her 'helping to figure out a piece of a grisly murder puzzle' moment with him.

His relationship with his daughter is one of the best things on the show. I love that she isn't your typical TV teenager: overly precocious, or troubled, or unpleasantly snarky. She is a normal girl, who loves her dad, but who also has a life outside of his universe. It's real and it's tender and it works. :)

In that exchange, I loved her reply of how it would take her years of therapy to forget that precious moment! lol.

Jason Dohring and Nathan Fillion have worked on the EXACT SAME SET!!! Be still my fangirl-beating heart!!!

Just for that, I'm going to overlook your masochistic tendencies of going to the evil board! lol.

- Fabulous how Beckett did what she had to do in arresting the dad, and how she told Castle so.

I mean, yeah, it was no big surprise, but I like when they make those distinctions between reality and fiction. There are precious few happy or convenient endings in reality and it's one of the lessons that Castle is acquiring from the experience. I mean, why else follow Beckett? Yes, observe the potential character at work, but that's just an excuse. Castle has proved that he can write 9 different scenarios and character motivations for any given case better and more entertaining than anything the often dull police work can provide. He doesn't need to follow that closely other than for the moments like these. For the heartbreaking distinction.

- Excellent guest casting. Loved how Bill Smitrovich's character never said that he killed the husband, and with no evidence, they are sunk. They know it, and he knows it.

Like he said, they have nothing but very circumstantial evidence. Which is also reality. Sometimes -- too often for comfort -- criminals go free for the lack of concrete evidence. Not that I'm upset in this case, and I suspect Beckett and Castle won't be losing sleep over this one, but in other cases? Sure. And it's just as tough to take as sometimes having to prosecute people you secretly think did the right thing.

Invasive, but showing also that he's beginning to see her as a person, rather than just as a muse, and a potential sexual partner (cuz you know he's totally thinking the latter).

Well, Invasive is his middle name. No surprise there. But yes, I think it's not a mere morbid curiosity or a desire for the book info. I think he cares, and I think he hopes he'll be able to solve it. Though I suspect it's a tall order. And I suspect it's going to be a bone of contention between him and Beckett once she finds out. Which she totally will. .:)
Arabian: Logan_Hiarabian on April 7th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed the episode, too. I can't say I'm emotionally involved (I don't want to be, it's painful, because you know they are going to drag this relationship thing on, with obstacles and other people, and if I'm involved, I won't be able to just sit back and enjoy, lol). But I like watching it, and I am genuinely entertained.
Fortunately, I'm not obsessed (yet?), but I am just loving this show so much. I didn't realize you were watching it and all caught up. Yay!
His relationship with his daughter is one of the best things on the show. I love that she isn't your typical TV teenager: overly precocious, or troubled, or unpleasantly snarky. She is a normal girl, who loves her dad, but who also has a life outside of his universe. It's real and it's tender and it works. :)
Agreed, I was going to mention the therapy line, but didn't. I did think it was a little over the top with her crying over the subway thing a few weeks ago, but that's been my only negative moment about her. Overall, I've found her and their relationship refreshing. She's snarky, without being over the top snarky and bratty. She loves him and he loves her without it being squicky. And she's not too sappy or perfect.
Just for that, I'm going to overlook your masochistic tendencies of going to the evil board! lol.
It's not masochism, really. I just want to read other thoughts about it and right now, the evil place is the only organized, active place to find it. Why do you think I've been working on you know what more lately?
I mean, yeah, it was no big surprise, but I like when they make those distinctions between reality and fiction. There are precious few happy or convenient endings in reality and it's one of the lessons that Castle is acquiring from the experience. I mean, why else follow Beckett? Yes, observe the potential character at work, but that's just an excuse. Castle has proved that he can write 9 different scenarios and character motivations for any given case better and more entertaining than anything the often dull police work can provide. He doesn't need to follow that closely other than for the moments like these. For the heartbreaking distinction.
THIS!
Well, Invasive is his middle name. No surprise there. But yes, I think it's not a mere morbid curiosity or a desire for the book info. I think he cares, and I think he hopes he'll be able to solve it. Though I suspect it's a tall order. And I suspect it's going to be a bone of contention between him and Beckett once she finds out. Which she totally will. .:)
Yuppers all around.