The preview at the end of the episode makes it clear that in the near future we're in for a whole lot of the trite, overused jokes and situations that go along with the secret office romance thing. There are gonna be lots of close calls, trying to hide feelings and actions from friends and family, jokes where they think that someone has figured their secret out but they're actually talking about something else, and awkward moments where they have to pretend their single yet try to avoid doing the things they'd normally do, etc. etc. Usually I would be groaning and rolling my eyes at that sort of thing, but you know what? After they spent 4 years drawing out the will-they-won't-they BS, I welcome the new cliches replacing the old ones. It's a breath of almost-fresh air.
As for this episode, I have to say that I like the way Kate handled the situation in the end. If it was me, I think I would have been planning an assassination, not a bluff, but her way is better. I'm a little disappointed that the big Kate quits her job thing only lasted an episode, but given the format of the show, I'm not sure what else could have happened.
I'm gonna go ditto on about all of that. I do like that in the coming episodes they seems to be back in the more light-hearted fair which allows them to be funnier and really put the comedy back in dramedy (last season was way too boring and heavy).
Loved the episode. Was laughing my ass off. My favorite moment was in the beginning when Castle and Beckett where about to go round 4 , just 3 words to ruin the moment: "Richard I'm home!" Also I've given it a lot of thought, Laney will be the first one to figure it out.
The thing is, if it last beyond 4 episodes, it'll get old quick. About the only one who can't probably know is Gates, because she wouldn't let them work together...of course, i expect near the end of this season her to just casually comment to one or the other that she's known for quite some time, and has let it pass.
Yeah, but that game wont last forever either. Hell by the middle of the season last year, Castle and Gates had a couple of moments. Eventually, she'll be likeable, and that will start with realizing how important Castle is to have around.
Actually my top three would be Laney, Alexis, and Martha. And if Martha, she figured it out almost immediately, when she walked into his room. I doubt it's the first time this has happened with Castle.
Reading the most recent Nikki Heat book. Making two detectives named Malcolm and Reynolds fairly major characters is just too meta for me. Every time I see those names (and they're always together and in that order, like they want to beat you over the head with it) I'm like, really, guys? Really?
When Gates said she'd just read Frozen Heat, I thought she was going to kill Castle. Because the character of the new captain in that book (Captain Wally Irons aka "Iron Gate") is an incompetent asshole who is clearly a reference to her, even if she is way better at her job. Like here is one of the first things we're told about him in the book, "The precinct commanderís shameless attempts at self-promotion were always embarrassing, but clearly not to him. Wally Irons, who once accidentally knocked over a toddler after her AMBER Alert rescue while rushing to get his face in front of a TV camera," I can't believe she wouldn't notice.
Tonight Episode is entiled "Murder, He Wrote" and the general synopsis is "Castle and Becket travel to the Hamptons for a weekend gettaway, but end up having to assist the local police in solving a murder".
So we have a stand-in for Maine (Hamptson's) and Castle is going to pull a Jessica Fletcher by helping the local cops. TOOK THEM LONG ENOUGH!
Seriously, how long have I been saying that Castle is just a modern/updated Murder, She Wrote?
Aaand now the entire population of The Hamptons thinks Kate is a hooker. Who brings a hooker to their beach house for the weekend? I mean it's not like you have to romance or impress a prostitute. You pay them money. The end.
I liked the episode. The joke at the end about the writer credit made me laugh a lot. The shooting star thing was just going too far, though.
And next episode, Castle murdered some chick. You know, if I was writing this TV series, that would be my final episode. They think Castle killed someone, and then it turns out he did. No one would see it coming. Though there's no way Beckett and the boys would be allowed to investigate a crime where Castle was the primary suspect.