There was one enormous mistake in the (fun) story!
Even in the Netherlands we know this:
iPhones and Cell-phones have an emergency phone call function. So please remember, if you’re ever being hunted by the mob or Beckett (I would stop) and her boys (I would run) and happen upon an iPhone or other cell-phone, you can make an emergency phone call to the police. Yes, even if the phone has been disabled remotely or even when you don't have a SIM-card.
And on my own Nokia: three wrong tries with the password and the telephone is blocked. You need to use then a Personal Unblocking Key. Castle kept trying.
In more episodes of Castle such easy to recognise mistakes are made (for instance: try to grip & hold some grown-up who just slipped off a roof.......).
Do they do that on purpose? Do TPTB not have a Goof-patrol?
That bit bugged me too.
Even my prepaid cell can dial 911 when it is out of minutes or disabled. Something a tech geek like Castle should have been aware of.
I've got to chime in and say for the storyline to work, thr emergency call feature could not have worked. This is simply a matter of suspending disbelief.
If we can handle a writer shadowing a cop and into dangerous situations week after week...surely we can let the emergency call thing go.
In my head the owner disabled the feature in the settings because she got sick of butt dialing 911. That's possible. HaHa!
I realize that this is old news now but I hope I can be excused for my lateness because of having Nathan's arm around my shoulders on Monday! (Will I ever stop swooning?????)
Anyway, first I want to thank Teel for picking up my slack and starting the Epilogue thread. She is most definitely the go-to girl around here! I hope it's OK to take my job back
Secondly, I was wondering if anyone else noticed that the stairs and basement used as one of the hiding places was the very same place as the basement used in The Blue Butterfly. I recognized the stairway instantly and then it was confirmed when they were actually down in the room and Kate and the witness kept going to the windows. Those are the windows where the Blue Butterfly vic had pulled off some green metal and opened the secret safe. That's also where Castle sat on a small wooden step ladder and told Kate the rest of Joe and Vera's story and she got so frustrated with him because he didn't know the ending. I even think Castle sat on the same ladder in this one too!
I just have a few other general comments about the episode because I have still only seen it the one time (HORRORS!). The whole issue between Jim Beckett and Martha was masterfully staged and then resolved and Susan Sullivan really showed off her acting chops! I loved the scene where she asked Jim how he handled his child being in danger.
Being the product of a Catholic school education back in the 50's and 60's, I could totally empathize with Ryan as he faced interrogating a nun! The facial expressions and seeing Espo do a bit of cowering too, was just a hoot!
I am so very very pleased this season that we've seen Castle and Kate face their relationship problems head on and TALK directly about them. I feel like last season we watched her walls come down brick by brick and this season we're seeing the foundation of their life-long commitment to each other be built up, brick by brick. Addressing the differences in their lives and mirroring it with their parents was another solid step towards that future. I can't give Andrew Marlowe enough praise for taking the time to do it right.
Although I really don't dwell on the cases each week, I really have to say that the twist at the end with the witness turning out to be the killer, was excellent.
Lastly, once again I want to sing the praises of Nathan and Stana. They pulled off the banter and the bickering and the worry and never lost the underlying feeling of love for one another. The scene at the end where she jumps into his arms and whispers in his ear is going right into my Castle Hall of Fame as one of those beautiful moments when the love simply could not be denied.
I felt that basement/room felt familiar! Thanks for letting me know why!
I also agree about that hug at the end being one of those moments where the love can't be denied, but it was also the sheer panic in Beckett's "No!" and her fear of what would be found in that SUV after Leo unloaded rounds into it, then the smiles and the love glaring from their eyes in relief that the other was safe and sound. I truly loved that whole scene.
I even loved the phone call where Beckett's tied up and facing death herself, yet made sure that if Mickey laid one hand on Castle he'd be facing death himself. You gotta love Beckett!
I also loved how the biggest (and really good ) poker player could not bluff when it came to Kate's life. I loved that! Mickey could read Rick unlike most when he was deducing where Kate and Leo was hiding out.
I love how in sync Castle & Beckett usually end up when they're fighting. I said usually because.there was that time to end last season where they were a bit out if sync, lol, but Always proved that they eventually get it right.
I love this couple!
Btw, you're forgiven for being late. If I met Nathan, i'd still be in the hospital, comatosed from the sheer pleasure of seeing something so beautiful. You lucky woman!
Believe me, caskettfan, I'm thinking I'm the luckiest girl around these days!
You absolutely should! He is just too yummy for words! I would gladly do Stana's job for free!
Remember the blooper scene from last season's dvd where Castle and Beckett are building theory and Stana breaks character and tells him he's so hot when he helps her solve cases? I may be paraphrasing, but i'm sure you know the blooper reel scene. Well, that would be me in every scene and i'd be reprimanded or fired for not being able to read lines accordingly... and appropriately. Lmao!
I think I now know why Stana's been jumping at the bit for Caskett to be a couple! Lmao!
I have even felt some nervous energy in their kisses that I find too cute!
I wouldn't even be able to do those scene because i'd faint at the thought of getting to kiss him. Lmao!
I'm so envious of you and Stana!
I bet those are words you never thought you'd hear run together in one sentence, huh?!
To keep this on topic, the kiss between Caskett appeared stilted, albeit stiff, because I think Beckett was too afraid and nervous to let Castle go out alone and you can see how dazed she was when the kiss ended. The next time we saw her she nervously played with the CB. I love how she gets rattled by Castle and how all the years of training an being in control unravels at the thought of losing Castle.