CASTLE: Throwback Thursday; MEN of BECKETT
NOTE: I missed one! Season 3 Episode 21 and boy was Castle jealous!
NOTE 2. Miss a second one! Season 2 Episode 22!
This was supposed to be posted yesterday but networking issues prevented it. Maybe it should be called Flashback Friday or Friday Flashback ?
These are the men referenced over the span of the show who were romantically linked to our lovely Katherine Houghton Beckett!
According to her good friend Madison Quellar, Kate did not have a type in high school but was known to have dated these three types of gents. By her own self admission, Kate dated a grunge rocker for 7 months who smelled of wet flannel and clove cigarettes.
Madison reminded Beckett of Brent (current photo) in Season 2 Episode 22 that they both liked and fought over the same guy in their senior year. Madison made that recollection since she was not convinced that Becks was ok with her going to the charity event with Castle. Kate claims she is fine with it, especially since she has a date with Denning. Well we know how it turns out when Madison gets dragged into the 12th!
Surprise! Episode 23 of Season 6 as Caskett were getting their marriage licenses, so go figure, Kate’s wild side came back to haunt her in the form of an ex husband she married in Las Vegas as a joke! In the drive thru chapel. In a taxi cab! Happened sometime during her year and a half at Stanford
NYU grad student/ first live in boyfriend
In season 6 Episode 5, Kate mentioned how badly her father took it the first time she moved in and lived with a boyfriend. This was suppose to help comfort Castle. Since her father knew, my guess is that it was after her return to New York and during her time at NYU. My bet is he was older and probably a grad student. Central casting sent over the generic profile shot above ?
Her first partner out of the academy. Taught her how to be a cop. Did he teach her more? Were Kate and Mike Royce bound by the same rules of not dating that Kate and Rick are/were? Would she risk her blossoming career for romance with an older man? He was, after all, the only one who understood her obsession with finding her mother’s killers. In Season 3 Episode 3 Kate tells Castle who has a touch of bromance, It’s okay. He is pretty hard to resist. then later in the episode when Royce calls she says ” Mike. I was in love with you“. Then. “And when I arrest you you’re going to realize that what you destroyed today was worth a hell of a lot more than money.” Finally when she walks away..her face betraying her emotions. It wasn’t just an act, but she’ll pretend it was for the sake of the case. Inside she was crushed.
Like Castle said, quite a kiss! Kate is not over him yet!
Toward the end of season 1, old flame Will Sorenson comes back to New York and tries to rekindle the romance with Beckett. After the backstory argument between the two (so we could catch up on what happened between them) Will goes for a kiss and Kate is receptive. Sorenson makes his intentions to win her back known to Castle. For the first time, Castle puts up a fight. He finds out through his Jedi mind tricks they were together six months. At the end of the episode (S1E9) Sorenson makes his plea. Later Kate says she has a date. With Will? Next episode she buys his favorite donut with sprinkles and when he tries to share, she says she is over sprinkles. The plot thickens, did she go out with Sorenson and close a chapter? At the end of the season finale in the hospital, they share a sprinkle donut and now she says she may not be over sprinkles , a euphemism for still caring for him?
Firefighter. Brad Dekker
Castle is ranked as the 9th mist eligible bachelor by the Ledger. He gets set up with the 3rd most eligible bachelorette. Kate finally had enough and runs to Lanie who sets her up with Brad Dekker, Firefighter and July calendar boy. And as Beckett tells us, the hottest ones are featured in the summer months!
According to Esposito: “Good guy. Fireman. He was in the FDNY calendar. Chiseled good looks, rock hard abs. Oh, and get this–once during a fire, after saving the parents and the kids, he went back in for the puppies.” Later, either trying to move on with the night or just seeing if she was paying attention, first he asks to finish her dinner then asked if she wanted to have sex later.
Ok so the last four episodes of season 2 brings in an old friend of Esposito. Det. Tom Demming joins the robbery division of the 12th. So I guess the rule is same department, not just same precinct? Castle screwed up by bedding a starlet he met on a late night talk show, then telling Demming he and Beckett were not involved opening the door for Tom. Kate and Demming get physical, as seen above, have a candlelight dinner, share a cab (hook-up?) plan a weekend away. He even brings Kate her coffee in the morning, takes coffee breaks using Castle’s gifted espresso machine, thus replacing Castle. Busy 4 episodes for sure. Kate shows during this arc that she really likes him. Maybe because he is steady? Maybe because she outranks him so she is the alpha, for now (unlike Sorenson)? I am thinking they were intimate based on the weekend invitation to the jersey shore and the casualness about it displayed by Demming. Probably the biggest threat to the eventual Caskett, but, Kate chose to dump him instead.
This one came out of left field. Granted Castle did not reconnect with the 12th after the summer as promised, but in his defense, he thought he had lost Kate to Demming. Then season 3 first episode they save each other (and Castle also have a previous save). Ep 2 the psychic with his name being in Kate’s future and then treasure hunting in ep3. Then, at the end of 4, Motorcycle boy comes by and for the first time Kate actually lets her hair down as she collects her helmet meaning she was using the Softtail. This guy has let her be freer. They leave arm in arm, then in Ep 5, Beckett lets Castle know she is sleeping with him. This is re-iterated in Ep10 when Castle asks her to come out late at night to the old haunt and she said she and Josh were tucked in for the night. She comes anyway which indicates a shift it the relationship. Ep 13 he us off to Africa then they argue in Ep 16. Ep17 they are cozy after being rescued but the end scene she seems more concerned with Castle who leaves dejected as Josh consumes her in his arms. By season 4, they are done as a couple.
In season 3, Castle has to play second fiddle to Dr. Motorcycle Boy but inadvertently caused himself more grief and jealousy. Alex Conrad is here, and He’s Cute: The next Richard Castle thinks that the steroids are just a red herring and suggests they look into friends from Zack’s old neighborhood. Beckett thinks this is brilliant and gives Conrad her digits so she can answer more of his q’s later. Castle is annoyed his muse is being swiped and grows more envious when Conrad sends a basket of muffins to Beckett with a note that reads, “Thanks for last night.” The detective is so, so pleased with herself. In fact she meets him the next night and would have done so a third time except Castle put a monkey wrench into those plans. So is she cheating on both Josh and Castle? When she calls out Castle for being green with envy, he admits it and she tells him she is a one writer girl from now on. You have to wonder how much she was just messing with Castle on this. God know he deserves it!
The Limey Colin Hunt
Season 4 really got our stars connecting, that is, until, Kate goes off on a suspect telling him she got shot in the chest and remembers everything, meaning she knew Castle told her he loved her. Castle now knows and reacts badly with a stewardess (although I do not believe he slept with her) then a renegade cop. Of course Beckett, not understanding his behavior after being damn close to totally winning her over, is confused. Episode 21, a suave Brit gets to assist and he takes a shine to her. They even go undercover as a couple to the British Embasy. Finally, after initially refusing a drink, she calls back to accept before he flies back to London. Literally not hiding anything from her after their first scene together.
Season 5 Episode 21…Ok, so Caskett have been together all season, and publically Beckett says she is fine with the status quo, but personally she wants more from the relationship. Case of the week features a botched poisoning, the target surviving and being Eric Vaughn. To quote Lanie “Speaking of paralyzing agent, can I just say, Eric Vaughn?”. Kate enthusiastically agreed as says “and Handsome!” “And Rich!” Well what is the point to be so rich and influential if you can’t make the NYPD assign the lovely Kate to be your bodyguard. Eric is smitten and Kate feels neglected which leads to some interesting encounters and provides plenty of jealousy for Castle to deal with.
Season 6 Episode 23. This really is cheating since chronologically he belongs above but I did not have a season 6 guy and I love this photo
Season 7 and the happily married Caskett run into her young girl crush, so much so, there is the Beckett patented hair twist. Oh Castle is jealous, and Becket plays it to the hilt!
Dr. Livingstone (I presume)
Well, after busting Castle’s bells over Svetlana, she says she also has a “HOT DATE” but could only come up with the name Dr. Livingstone when challenged by Ryan. Funny stuff.