Well folks it has finally happened. Castle and Beckett finally KISSED. And although it was done as a “ruse,” it was pretty obvious that they were really into it. After the episode aired, I read someone else’s recap about the big kiss. That writer said she could feel the heat between Castle and Beckett radiating out of her TV screen- my thoughts exactly.
My absolute favorite episodes of Castle are the ones that delve into Beckett’s past. These episodes tend to be my favorites for two reasons:
1) They show us another side to Beckett (I love seeing that the usually bad-ass character has a vulnerable side)
2) They reinforce how deeply Castle cares for Beckett (I just love Castle and Beckett)
While ‘Knockdown’ (the most recent episode) did accomplish those two things, it also did much more. Other episodes that have centered on Beckett’s past have reinforced to the audience how much Castle and Beckett care for one another. Sadly though, these episodes never really reinforced to Castle and Beckett how much they
love care for one another. ‘Knockdown’ however, contains certain developments that, for the first time, allow Castle and Beckett to get closer to expressing their repressed feelings.
One of these developments took place during the scene with Castle and his mom. I absolutely loved that scene; Susan Sullivan (Martha) was brilliant. It was so nice to see her actually get offended when Castle didn’t seem to realize how much she really loves him. I also loved how she came right out and said to Castle that he had written plenty of books before “her.” This statement caused Castle to say something MAJOR: “It’s not just about the books anymore.” When he said that my heart leapt out of my chest! Now if only he could just say that to Beckett too…
Another development was when Castle and Beckett referred to each other by their first names. Did anyone else notice that? They NEVER address each other in that way, which made those moments feel all the more intimate. While this development might not be a huge one it still struck me as progress for these two.
So now that the big kiss and these developments have occurred, what do you guys think will happen next? Will Beckett and Castle act differently around one another? Or will they just revert back to their same old bickering routine?
Personally, I’m going to go with the latter (and I’m sure most of you are going with that one too). The writers know we want them together- so naturally this will get dragged out as long as possible. And that is okay with me…as long as we get an episode of this caliber every once in awhile. An episode like this makes it all worth it J.
Did you guys love this episode as much as I did? What do you think is to come for the “will they, won’t they” pair? Chime in below with your thoughts! (By the way in case you couldn’t tell this episode is definitely a WIN)