“Castle” Premiere Review

You’re confused, I know you are. You’re thinking wait…. you stopped blogging like 3 months ago. Yeah I know…. I can’t help that television started again. You’re also thinking wait… you don’t watch Castle. Let’s just say it was a really long summer and also it’s Nathan Fillion, come on, you gotta love him.

The Actual Review:

The Season Finale had everyone talking including me. The new fans and the old fans. It was a great cliffhanger. We knew they wouldn’t kill off Kate, but still when one of your characters gets shot at, you feel something especially with Castle and those three magic words.

Overall this episode had what I love about television… character development that made sense.

The episode takes place directly after the shooting. The editing, the music, the lighting help make for a  great, fast paced, heart racing nine minutes. Once again, we knew she wouldn’t die, but still. Great acting from everyone especially including Ryan and Esposito working hard to find the killer and of course the other Castle clan. The only part that I was a little confused, by was (I’m at fault for skipping around in the third season) that Kate had a boyfriend… oops! I’m about halfway through the third season though. I watched Season One and Two over the summer after seeing about five of the last episodes of the third season on ABC.

After those first ten minutes of the heart racing episode we’re left with a 3 month after arc. You’ve got a new captain who as Ryan calls her Iron Gates, Castle and Beckett not talking for 3 months because Beckett needs time and her, finally returning to work. You’ve probably just realized that I switch between calling Kate and Beckett a lot… I guess I’ll stick with Beckett for the rest of this review.

The whole 3 months not speaking was great because it shows the tension that is still there, but also the blank stares of Ryan and Esposito not understanding this was perfect since Castle has being helping them for the past three months.  As the episode continued it still had this dark dramatic lighting which added to the shooting still looming over them. Speaking of the shooting still looming, Beckett explains she’s fine… she’s not. Thank you character development that she suffers stress, she’s afraid of being faced with a gun, hand shaking… thank you writers for doing this.

This episode did have another homicide of a superstar and her boyfriend framed wrongly, but that wasn’t important and even the characters knew it. Solving the case was just a point of the gang getting back to their jobs and working with each other. The new Chief had kicked Castle out of the precinct, but luckily the Mayor and Castle are still buddies.

Everyone got their own dramatic moments, but there was also still humor in the show. Castle brings flowers because Beckett’s opening a flower shop or Ryan reading People Magazine.

“Castle” makes the show seem more human with the blending of humor and drama effortlessly, the way we find it in our everyday lives though most of us probably aren’t shot at by a sniper. Can’t wait to see what this season will bring.

Plot Points

  1. Beckett tells Castle she doesn’t remember anything from the shooting, but at the end she says she remembers everything even the I love you! But only of course to the psychiatrist
  2. Montgomery’s files sent to a man with the last name Smith who calls Castle up… Beckett can’t be involved with the case at all. A secret that Castle has to keep? Keep her alive or risk their friendship?
  3. Fire in a warehouse destroyed the money trail from Beckett’s mom’s murder. The accidental fire happened 3 weeks after her mothers death. Beckett can’t believe this is an accident, but it seems so.
  4. Beckett no longer has boyfriend, score for Castle!
-“You’re a writer, not a cop. You need to stop pretending” – Alexis Castle

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