Post by ProudTVJunkie on Oct 21, 2014 0:56:06 GMT -5
Did anyone else have the same reaction I did when Castle told Mrs. Ruiz, "An experience that powerful is going to find a way to express itself and end up on the page."
I immediately thought of 11 year old Rick Rodgers seeing something traumatic in the woods and ending up writing about murder for the rest of his life. For me that one line was a nod to Castle's back story. I know they're going to make us wait but I'm really looking forward to getting answers as to what happened in those woods all of those years ago.
Post by castlecrazee on Oct 20, 2014 23:23:47 GMT -5
I really enjoyed tonight's episode. I agree not great like last week but pretty awesome. Nathan and the kids- well done. Loved the castle pee pants scene. Thought that the look on his face was telling when the second graders were all making fun of him. Makes you wonder how mean kids were to little Rick Rodgers. Loved the line about him always being in trouble. Too funny. Loved the fight scene. Rick always gets the worst end of things but always keeps trying to protect his fiancé. All and all good episode.
I'm going to start this off by clearly stating that I'm biased. I love Nathan and Castle is my favorite character on the show so that had a definite influence on my opinion. Normally, I don't enjoy the shows that have Castle and Beckett working separately. The infamous Elvis episode comes to mind right away. However, even though there were very few scenes of them together tonight, I thoroughly enjoyed the show. It wasn't quite the homerun that last week was for me, but it was a good time.
Let me start with the B story - Alexis being WAY over protective of Castle. I thought it was handled well. It makes sense to me that Kate would recognize the problem before Castle would , but after a second over-the-top incident, even Castle had to admit there was a problem. I'm glad he dealt with it and didn't just think time would solve it. It was a healthy thing to do for the sake of all of their relationships. The ending scene was touching and it was nice to have the connection made between Castle's disappearance and Alexis' kidnapping.
The COTW was interesting but what really stood out for me was the twist near the end that had the killer hiding under the bed and hearing that the photo they were all looking for was at the school. We haven't had Kate and Castle involved in a fight in quite a while. As usual, Ryan and Esposito did a great job of delivering important evidence. They work efficiently with Kate but the magic just isn't there without Castle IMO.
I want to be sure to give kudos to the actress who played the teacher, as well as the writers for doing a great job with her character development. Her demeanor in the beginning was very resentful and negative but as the episode progressed, she came around to appreciating Castle's connection with the kids. It was very believable and well paced.
That leaves me with Castle in the classroom. One of my favorite scenes was when the principal was describing what kind of person they needed to go under cover and Kate's face was screaming CASTLE! Stana - again - hit it out of the park with her facial expressions. As Castle himself said, he's 90% kid and he did a great job with the kids. I expected comedy like the thrown eraser and the marbles on the floor but we also got some very touching and meaningful scenes too.
The first scene with Castle on the grass playing soldiers reminded me of the one from Montreal when the guy's story ends up being that they were abducted by aliens. Once again, Castle got sucked in, only to find the kid had been watching a movie with his brother. The fairy scene was delightful! I just knew that castle had spent time with Alexis having tea parties and being fairies as she was growing up. He was so at home with Emily, and when the talk turned into a bullying issue, I thought that Castle offered sage advice. He also handled the bully quite effectively. Their parting scene with the signs on both of their backs was darling but the kid also got the message to treat people better. I've always thought that he was an awesome dad!
Allow me to end on a shallow note! Hot damn, Nathan was looking good tonight! I loved his tousled hair, fitted jeans (and wet!) and that more casual, green plaid shirt. AND, how many guys could don fairy wings and a tiara and still make women swoon????? :D Now remember, I started out by saying I was biased!
Loved this episode. Loved Castle's interactions with the kids. He was so adorable in the tea party scene with little Emily. And facing off with Jason....LOL. And that closing scene with Alexis....such a great scene between Nathan and Molly. So far season 7 is off to a great start. And I like that they aren't just sweeping the whole disappearance under the rug as if it never happened. We know at some point that mystery will be revisited in more detail, but I like how it is being discussed and acknowledged,without overwhelming each episode in the meantime.
Post by CastleFanGran on Oct 19, 2014 9:54:54 GMT -5
As always, fun and interesting questions and answers, all, including PTVJ and Frances!!! Love your sense of humor, complimenting the show’s sense of humor and that you compliment the show!!! Appreciate your quotes, takes on Martha and ESPLANIE!!! I am totally for ESPLAINIE—the fun, the sparks, the love, which I feel has and can continue to develop and to grow!!!
Agree with your thoughts about CASKETT and wedding and about Kate's and Rick's struggles and strengths!!! All cast and team rock--Stana and Nathan are incredible--that deep love and devotion, relief and joy, angst and tears!!! Oh, that suspicious bank manager!!! And, Martha--suspicious behavior?!--and her date, found in grief counseling and hidden from Rick!!!
I was constantly involved, concerned, and stressed and couldn’t wait to learn more!!! Acting, pacing, tension, suspense, intensity—loved my edge of my seat experience while viewing 7x02 MONTREAL!!!
Stana and Nathan—extraordinary acting!!! I found the CASKETT scenes heart-wrenching!!! Molly had more to do, and I thought that she did it beautifully!!! Susan, Tamala, Seamus, Jon, and Penny—again awesome!!! Tamala and Stana/Lanie/Kate—love every scene—want more!!! Ditto, all team—crew and cast!!! Writer/show runner, Andrew W. MARLOWE and director, Alrick RILEY, gave us a marvelous episode, I felt!!! I appreciate the writers, Molly, Rob KYKER, and other CASTLE team members who live tweeted!!!
The CASTLE/GATES kiss; the toy store antics, and the piano music, an apparent nod to Bugs Bunny; CASTLE’S “time out;” Rick’s discovering that, in his absence, ESPLANIE had reunited, underlined by ESPLAINIE actions; and the Canada joke were fun—as was Martha’s grief-counseling date from whom Rick had to hide, while Kate assured him that his mother probably meant well!!!
I hadn’t expected thorough answers and wasn’t disappointed at the continuing, likely lengthy, “new mythology,” which I had expected and eagerly anticipate!!!
Post by CastleFanGran on Oct 19, 2014 9:06:29 GMT -5
Loved the fun and thought-provoking questions!!! What a romp and riot like CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER itself!!! Loved the puzzling case--the CASKETT call backs peeking over the iPads/Kindles, like peering over Rick's fan mail in the pilot--the sweet CASKETT "readiness" and waiting for one another and attempts to be together again!!! Also loved the missed and reestablished mind melds and the many, in sync moments!!! Beautifully written and acted by all--and as always--spot on by Stana and Nathan!!! Excellent answers by all, including you, Christine--and Jennifer from THE 12th!!! Fun: ESPO and RYAN and the security speedo--and Martha--There's nothing she can't do--caught in the nerdy/sexy Zombie Apocalypse trap--from camp!!! Fantastic: Rick's bed head--and Stana's earlier tweet of a puppet manipulated by strings!!!