CASTLE: MONDAY MUSINGS – CASTLE DRIVING BECKETT
Just one whine from Castle asking to drive lead me to this rumination, one to highlight when Castle actually got to drive Beckett on screen. To be honest, it actually was more often that I suspected.
SEASON 3. EPISODE 22. – TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.
Beckett goes rogue to catch Royce’s killer, chasing a lead all they way to LaLa land. Knowing this could come to no good, Castle follows her out, renting a ‘modest‘ car as staying in a pedestrian hotel. 😄
Somehow he pulls off taking the wheel with Beckett left to let the wind whisper within her hair.
SEASON 5. EPISODE 4. – MURDER HE WROTE
It only took two seasons and four episodes for Beckett to visit the seaside bungalow in the Hamptons after the initial offer. My first surprise was they took the Mercedes and not the Ferari. Maybe that is why Beckett allowed Castle drive. Very domestic allowing Rick to take the wheel, showing how they are evolving as a couple.
SEASON 6. EPISODE 22. – VERITAS
Bracken is tightening the screws on Beckett since he evened their score saving her from the Russian assassin. Framed for the murder of Vulcan Simmons, Beckett is on the run which means her plucky sidekick is along for the ride, except after the brutal interrogation and attempted stated suicide, Kate was in no shape to drive. Once again, Castle to the rescue.
SEASON 7. EPISODE 23. – HOLLANDERS WOODS
Castle’s worst nightmare comes to life. All those years ago, a masked knife wielding murderer cornered a youthful Ricky Rodgers, threatening him with his life if he squealed about what he saw. Fast forward thirty plus years, another murder seems so much like the one from his childhood. Chasing down a lead, Caskett must go back to the Godforsaken place.
My guess is he drove so that she would not trespass as a cop but that theory went to hell pretty quick! Never did find out if there were any repercussions with Castle discharging Beckett’s weapon.
So that’s my take, let me know if I missed any!