MONDAY MUSINGS: Every Episode has a Caskett Moment! Part 1
One thing that still holds true, by all evidence and circumstance, Castle was a show driven by an inherently beautiful love story. Oh the crimes were fun in many cases, but at the end of the day, seasons one through seven gave us a glimmer of hope that our male and female stars would show us what love and respect and admiration were all about. I propose to you, dear reader, that even in the concluding season, marred with poor storylines and inexcusable dialogue, each episode, no matter how obscure, contained a trademark CASKETT moment. Let us look back on episodes one through eight, shall we?
XY - Episode 1
I know, I, for one really loved the action and story behind the season premier. The opening with it being Kate’s first day commanding her old precinct called for a Caskett moment if there ever was one. Rick did something I have done for my wife and I like it as a man and husband when Rick puts Kate on a pedistol.
Then later on, in true Caskett fashon, Kate saves Rick who escaped from the assassins without giving away his wife.
But then we have to wait till next week for the stunning conclusion ?
XX -episode 2
So episode 2 we get the kickoff show from Kate’s perspective. Yup it be much different for sure. And for the first 41 minutes it held its own against the season debut, until the first horse manure ending of season 8. Attacking the problem from both sides, Castle and Beckett find the same plane at the hangar. They embrace after Vikram shoots the bad guy. ( Off on a tangent time: Vik killing the pilot was sketchy and needed to be pursued. Second for a low level computer geek he handled the Glock pretty well. )
The after more convoluted bad guy threats and attempts on the life of Beckett the bad guys apprehended (we thought) and time to introduce the new commander to the rank and file at the 12th. Of course, Castle produced it with exquisite grandeur.
PhDead - episode 3
This is the first episode in the series arc where Caskett are enduring their LokSat induced separation. This was the weakest of the season but we can see how hard the separation is on Kate and Rick. They shared a moment early on at the precinct before Kate caught herself
Later, after everything Castle tried to accomplish goes right down the toilet, somehow the silver tongued devil talked her into going to the underground jail where they almost gave into their repressed feelings that continue to mount during their time of absence.
What Lies Beneath. - episode 4
Well,well,well, this episode is rife with inuendo and deceit. And none of this escapes Caskett or their situation. We get maybe the best interplay between Beckett and Castle even if it occurred over the phone
Funny stuff there for sure. Then after the case is solved, Castle again tries to curry favor but making a latte for Kate. Did Martha tell him about Beckett’s epic failures trying on her own? Rick mentions that he lied to her, failing to reveal his secret ingredient. Kate, tossing him a bone, tells him not to tell her giving him (false?) hope? Perhaps, it did show us all once again how much love simmers within each of them
The Nose. - episode 5
At the end of the fourth installment, most Caskett shippers held out hope that the godforsaken separation story arc would come to a cv inclusion. It lasted an episode longer than season 6 FBI – Washington separation. Just as our optimism gained steam, the jerks ripped it all away with the line from Beckett (just after Castle set himself up for a huge fall) that she wanted to stop by the Loft for the rest of her things.
But a gun toting art stealer threatening Castle brings Beckett running, hoping and praying Caste is okay, embracing him like we have become acustomed to.
We have a remarkable loving moment here. And the cherry on top us the two go out, retrace their strips and catch the bad guy just like classic Caskett. So happily beverages, right? Hahahaha…. No Kate still goes to the Loft, packs her things before stumbling upon one of Rick’s dirty shirts. So after ripping our hearts out once again, they had the nerve to add in another tease of them getting back together!
Cool Boys. - Eoisode 6
I GOT NOTHING. … YET!!!
The Last Seduction. - episode 7
This one is the quintessiantial Caskett episode. Throughout this episode,perhaps the best of the season, the affection between Kate and Rick leaps off the screen. Right from the opening, we get the classic Castle, going to all ends to make the first anniversary special for them.
Since the break-up of Caskett was not enough, Hawley-Winter decided it was good business to break up RyEspo too. As Kate and Rick prepared for the celebratory dinner (over the strong protest from Vikram, WRF?)the boys act up. Seeing how serious it had become, Kate reveals a worried look that Castle picks up on. Putting her first, he suggests a rain check for dinner which draws unparalleled admiration from Beckett
Unexpectedly, Kate stops by the Loft the next night with take-out from Remy’s. We get a fairy tale ending for a change instead of a bait and switch fade to black and roll credits. No wait, Vikram texts Kate to interrupt her evening of bliss. At least Kate told Rick not to give up hope!
Mr. &Mrs. Castle. - episode 8
After a night of bliss, Beckett is back to work on both fronts. She goes into the field to investigate a killing involving drugs and who does she encounter, yup, that’s right Leo Dicaorio/Jack Dawson. But it also gave us another look at the dynamic duo in action together
After they disembarked from the luxury liner, Kate thanked Rick for a great time investigating. We agree! Then the middle of this installment got bogged down with too much Vikram and Hayley and lies and deceit and who could get over on the over etc. etc. etc.
But a wise man one said a could in love who truly care about one another will extend the energy to fight and argue. Caskett does so before cooking up their clandestine hook-up plan.
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