THURSDAY TOP TEN: ROMANCE IN THE AIR

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART STOPS How gorgeous and Cinderella like Beckett was in this one. Walking the red carpet and dancing together gave us our first glimpse of what could be.

THE LAST SEDUCTION: I know, I know, it’s season 8. Yet this episode finally gave some home to a future CASKETT especially after an episode of no Kate. Rick tried so hard in the opening and I just loved the reciprocation by Kate at the end. After nothing says love like Remy’s!

NUMBER 10:

THE MISTRESS ALWAYS SPANKS TWICE. Well now we know easy Castle really is. That and how many sparks ignite when the innuendos fly! They may be like a 4th of July rocket that sparkles brightly but then flames out.

NUMBER 9:

3XK. The way Beckett consoles Castle, with a coffee no less, by holding his hand makes me want to ask her WFT are you with DMB! Such a tender, lovely moment.

NUMBER 8:

HEROES AND VILLAINS. Beckett talks sense into Hastings but does not realize her sage advice applied to get too. Her facials at the end gives us hope that she can see herself kissing Castle the way Hastings devours Paul in the elevator

NUMBER 7:

COPS AND ROBBERS. The myriad of emotions flowing through Beckett as Castle and others are held hostage is palpable. For the first time, Kate is showing us that she might consider him more than a partner.

NUMBER 6:

AN EMBARRASSMENT OF BITCHES. Joint custody, wow, such a huge step! And how it progressed quickly from being about the dog to being about them!

NUMBER 5:

THE BLUE BUTTERFLY. Even in an alternate universe, they sizzle. Here we get their second unofficial kiss and Kate catches in that Castle is fantasizing it is them in the journal.

NUMBER 4:

REALITY STAR STRUCK. AN Underlining theme of the possibility of CASKETT is the disparity of wealth. Here, with minimal currency, Kate manages to not only blow his gift away, but give him a huge green light for their future.

NUMBER 3:

KNOCKDOWN. Man that was some subterfuge! How they managed to keep their clarity and save RYESPO is what legends are made of and had us begging for them to get together. josh? josh who?

NUMBER 3A:

MURDER HE WROTE. To paraphrase LANIE, “she writes a sex scene in his bed about them that had me reaching for ice water.” I wonder how many remote rewind buttons were worn out replaying this one?

NUMBER 2A:

THE PROPOSAL. WATERSHED/VALKYRIE. They wrote themselves the almost perfect conundrum at the end of season 5. And Castle’s speech simply yet heartfelt that was able to diffuse the end of Caskett.

NUMBER 2:

ALWAYS/AFTER THE STORM. The culmination of four years of foreplay exploded upon us at the end of ALWAYS. That might have been purely lust, the opening scene of season 5 was pure tenderness.

NUMBER 1:

THE TIME OF OUR LIVES.  Castle and Beckett say their wedding vows at a beautiful sunset ceremony in the Hamptons with their closest family as witnesses. This, of course, is the same episode in which they envision their lives without each other, but we’ll just keep that in the world of fantasy where it belongs. This is the moment where Caskett became official. How could it not top our list?


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