MORE MUSINGS: The Villians – Sen. Wm. Bracken
Next on the list is our favorite senator from the great state of New York, Senator William Bracken. He holds the puppet strings of Vulcan Simmons and is relentlessly pursued by Michael Smith. But hey, he is for the little guy!
The premier of season 5 sees Kate and Castle finally hooking up. Kate quit the force and Espo suspended after their actions going after Cole Maddox. Of course Ryan cannot do it all himself so when a juicy lead comes in, he runs to Beckett. They find Smith albeit too late, yet the confetti that was the blackmail files reveal the person behind the murder of Johanna Beckett was none other than our great senator. A deal sealed with a pistol whip establishes detente.
How perverse that after the spectacular revelation of Bracken being the kingpin, he finds himself on the wrong end of an assassination attempt. Not knowing their history, Gates assigns Beckett to investigate and protect the man who may become the next president of these United States. As luck would have it, Beckett is too good at her job and saves Bracken, causing him to promise that he owes her one, one that will be redeemed in season 6 Episode 17.
The Russian saves her From sure death
Now that they are back even, Bracken hatches a diabolical plan to discredit Beckett, make her a fugitive and ultimately a guest of the federal prison system where she would be shanked minutes after the cell door closes. Or better yet, drug her as to stage the apparent suicide of the rogue cop. But once once again the dynamic duo known as Caskett solves the mystery with an assist from the great beyond and they finally nail the sonofabitch who killer her mom. Who cheered for the voice of Roy Montgomery lending a hand?
And so the tables turned and Bracken models orange in season 8. Little did we know he was just the front man for the sinister LokSat who would countinue to reek havoc in all areas of Beckett’s life!
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