Here at Lovelyish, we’ve decided to try our hand at some more TV show content. As the resident Castle expert (read: obsessive fan girl), I was thrilled to see it mentioned on the Lovelyish Facebook page as a show (a) reader(s) would like to see written about. So if you’re the Lovely that made the suggestion, I thank you. Seriously, this is too much fun!
Ever since I clamped my eyes on the promo for Monday’s episode, I knew it had serious potential to be epic. The fandom may hate on the characters thrown in to get in the way of the Castle/Beckett lovin’, but you can’t deny that they make for great episodes. So when we learned that Castle would cross paths with Serena Kaye, a sexy art insurance investigator, my anticipation heaved into high gear.
Thankfully, the episode did not disappoint!
The case was pretty interesting, with fun spy movie-like gadgets and an ending that I actually did not see coming. The whole time, though, all I could think of was how freaking glad I am that Demming is no longer around to help out with robbery-homicides. Am I right, or am I right? But really, who watches Castle for the cases?
While Serena Kaye automatically raised my hackles, I didn’t hate her. I agreed with Beckett that she was an egotistical, cocky, stubborn know-it-all — but she wasn’t a soul-sucking demon. She was a bit brash and I couldn’t see Castle being compatible with her. He’s drawn to strong women so I understand the attraction, but she would’ve steam-rollered him.
The other-love-interest angle has been seriously played out, but I can’t deny that I LOVE jealous Beckett! Throughout the episode, you could sense the cat-fight brewing, and Beckett’s interrogation scene with Kaye was appropriately snarky. Actually, my girl was snarky from the get go!
Notice her tie. BAMF.
The conversation between Beckett and her therapist is one of my favorite moments from the series thus far. “What are you really scared of? That he won’t wait for you, or that he will?” Guys. I legitimately fell off the bed, I was squeeing so hard. I’m so excited — SO. EXCITED. — that she’s finally coming to terms with her feelings, even if she’s not ready to date yet.
And when she makes the decision to let Kaye have him… See that thing on the floor? That’s my heart, leaking love juice all over everything. She loves him so much that she’s willing to give him up if it makes him happy, and wanted Kaye to treat him the way he deserves. Brb, crying. The love. The character development. I can’t even.
The rest of the cast was fantastic too, as usual. Ryan and Esposito took a backseat this week, but that’s not to say they faded into the background. I mean, do they ever? Love those boys! Gates was significantly more likable this time around, but what’s up with Martha trying to sink my ship? It’s always a bummer when Lanie and Alexis are left out of an episode, but truthfully, I didn’t really feel their absence in this one.
Oh, but my favorite line of dialogue? When Kaye’s source calls Castle Jason Bateman, and he says, “Hey! That got me out of a speeding ticket once!” …guys, that’s a real life Nathan Fillion story. Fourth wall? What fourth wall?
I could go on forever (the coffee symbolism! The wardrobe symbolism! The loaded dialogue!), but I’ll let you Lovelies have your turn now. What did you think of the episode?