CASTLE: COULD IT BE REVIVED?
I have been seeing some scuttlebut about ABC looking to schedule a ROMCOM in the spirit of Castle. That lead to many blogs that leant speculation to the possibility that Castle could be brought back. In all honesty, the main stars could be available as their current projects are either completed or are looking for roles. So since hope springs eternal, many are blindly wishing for a comback.
In light of that, I feel there are FIVE major issues that need to be addressed early and completely without leaving any loose ends. It would also be imperative not to jump the shark in the life and love of CASKETT.
1. REALISTIC and BELIEVABLE RESOLUTION TO THEIR SHOOTING (S8E22)
First off we need to suspend our disbelief over the crappy 32 second ending that was supposed to placate the viewers. Since they have a great ability to mind-meld, how about while they are unconscious they both dream of a cross country road trip. Could be a fun couple of episodes.
In any case, I would like the show runners to have both a long term and short term plots, something good where each week contributes to the final resolution. No BS LokSat stuff.
How he did not wind up as the mole that undercut Beckett’s chase of LokSat all season 8. Need I explain? Okay, I can’t resist. How about shooting the pilot who Beckett cornered in the hanger? The PowerPoint presentation that convinced Kate to chase down the rabbit hole? The effort to convince her to abandon Castle in the gym? Or the text while on their time-out? His leads never panning out? The sudden reveal of Caleb Brown as the bad guy lackey? I would love to see Caskett to inflict a brutal and final end to this annoying jackass.
3. CASKETT MUST BE A TEAM
Any thoughts that separation of these two us a good thing have to be cast out with the trash. The show is the two of them, always without a doubt. Well done angst, thought out fully to provide intrigue is wanted, not the easy cheap stuff they did in season 8. So they face Coonan, Tyson, Bracken together but somehow the powers that be thought Now that she was captain, Beckett would rather chase after the killers of long forgotten agents whose leader, by the way, FIRED her three years prior without her partner! Not Beckett like at all. So all those life and death situations they fought through got flushed down the toilet. Whatever they face must be done together! . Additionally, why play a cheating card when they made Castle’s first divorce about infidelity? Just lazy writing that had to stop.
4. GET RID OF THE P.I. BUSINESS
A story line that went over like a fart in church. Early on they should make a note that Castle is of the business whether it was sold to Hayley or just closed up, it has to be written out of any future storyline.
5. EXPANSION OF FAMILY CASTLE
After all they do need to work on those three kids sometime. Chronologically Kate would be 38 by now and Castle upper 40’s so that biological clock is ticking loudly. How insanely crazy would the fandom go over a pregnancy. It could be the springboard into the next season and provide great stories and scenes. If we are truly sappy, maybe have an Alexis wedding in conjunction with the baby. And Alexis’s quip of having kids at the same time could come true!