Things happened. Big things. Things that are meaningful and irrevocable and wonderful. So let’s jump right in as I try, like so many fans out there, to make sense of my Castle/Beckett feelings.
We begin with Beckett clinging to the edge of a building, calling out for Castle as she loses her grip. Just as all hope seems lost, we cut to three days earlier. Oh, season finales. After discovering what appears to be a gang-related murder in an alley, Beckett, Castle, and the boys soon discover a link to Montgomery’s home and the files he was trying to keep hidden. Drama, stolen glances, and intensity ensue, highlighting how much Castle, Ryan, and Esposito love Beckett in their own ways. Each of them will do pretty much anything to support Beckett and keep her safe, and we see this play out throughout the episode. Of course, Castle is keeping a secret about the files and the case, and we all know that it’s only a matter of time until it comes out.
In lieu of a new episode of Castle this week, I have compiled a top-five list of some favourite nerdy moments from Castle and Beckett. Enjoy! – J
#5: Beckett is a songstress
While guitar playing is not necessarily nerdy in itself, Beckett’s earnestly-attempted acoustic version of Get on the Floor makes for one of the more hilarious moments in “Lucky Stiff” (3×14).
As in many of the “intense” Castle episodes like “Knockdown” this year and the two-parter last season the entire show changes tone for these occasions. It’s not enough to bring in a high-stakes storyline if the rest of the production doesn’t match, as always Castle brings it all to the table.
From the beginning the show through us into the action with no context – fantastic way to setup (pun not intended) the rest of the episode. So much of this two-parter “Set Up “and “Countdown” is about terrifying uncertainty.
Wow. Just, wow. It’s hard to know where to begin regarding “Setup”. The intensity and sheer edge-of-your-seat suspense of this episode left me (and probably every other viewer) eager, anxious, dare I say desperate for more. So much happened in “Setup” and I can’t possibly cover it all, so I think I’m just going to highlight some of the moments that leapt out at me.