There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to fangirl over Castle : pseudofans and metafans. I'm the kind that 'sees' deeper or 'seizes' better. Who am I ? I'm a Caskett fan who shares her 'reading' of Castle's episodes.

 

Detective Beckett, you said ”no” to me years ago when i offered you a job. Might you do a little favor for me now?

(Source: never-say-diie)

You’re a writer. Finish this sentence :
If Weldon had been run out of office…

said Mr Smith to Castle in Episode 12, Season 4 Dial M For Mayor.

… I’d be gone from the 12th precinct.” was Castle’s answer. 

Original Air Date - January 16th, 2012.

Summary: It was the political clout of Castle’s friend, New York City Mayor Weldon, that allowed Castle to partner up with Beckett. But now, when a woman is found dead in a car that traces back to the Mayor’s motor pool, that partnership comes under fire as the scandal surrounding the investigation threatens to bring down Weldon’s administration.

Victim: Laura Cambridge
Cause of Death: Strangulation
Perp: Unknown
Motive / Secrecy: She was murdered to cover up what she knew about a plot to bring down the Mayor of New York City, and, as a result, get Castle out of the precinct so he can’t protect Beckett anymore. 

In 4x12, Castle’s bond to Beckett is obvious; he’s here to prevent her from investigating her mother’s murder so that the conspiracy that had killed Johanna Beckett remains unrevealed.

Season 4 is definitely the season of REVELATION and SECRECY !

who knows Castle, maybe three time’s a charm

Beckett in Till Death Do Us Part, Season 4 Episode 11. 

The episode’s review is not mine but Stephanie Krikorian.  

There’s a wedding, a juice cleanse and a dead pick-up artist on a fruit cart on this week’s “Castle.”

Ryan and his fiancé Jenny have been on a cleanse for week to get ready for their pending nuptials and when Ryan “forgets” his green juice she brings it to him at work. All the pre-wedding juice mocking and talking sparks a little precinct date-talk. Esposito finds out Laney’s bringing a plus one even though they just broke up. Beckett is going alone to the wedding. Castle reveals he’s bringing a beautiful, intelligent date. Beckett looks a tad jealous, until Castle lets her off the hook. His date to Ryan’s wedding is his daughter Alexis. They drop the juice talk and head to a crime scene.

A 28-year-old naked jumper named Michael Bailey has landed on a street side fruit cart, having either hurled himself, or been hurled, out of a seventh floor hotel window. He has scratch marks on his back, which prompts Beckett to say, “looks like he did the deed before taking the dive.” Lipstick on the sheets upstairs make that seem likely, and the room booked under the name Jane Eyre give credence to the theory. Bailey was a junior analyst at a mid-town firm. He lived on 93rd Street, according to the ID he left in the hotel room he jumped or was thrown from.

Now that Esposito knows Laney has a date, he thinks everyone is a prospect and eyeballs everyone on the crime scene and elsewhere in his mission to uncover his identity. He even considers pulling her phone records to figure it out, but Ryan stops him and says he’ll get the name from the soon to be printed place cards. And he does. It’s a cancer-researching college-basketball-playing doctor named Toby Lang and Esposito flips out and intends to bring a revenge date.

The first suspect, a white woman with long red hair was seen hurrying out of the hotel. She left a fingerprint in the room, though, so they bring her in and it turns out she’s a founding partner at a law firm called Keller, Braun and Franklin. She’s Franklin. But when she looks at the picture of Michael, the victim, she insists it’s a guy on business from Chicago named Jake.

“I think I would know whom I’m sleeping with,” she says, to which Beckett replies, “Apparently, you don’t.”

Even though Franklin just met Jake/Michael that night, she thought she was falling in love with him. She says Jake/Michael was dizzy and hot so he opened the window and fell, and then she panicked and ran.

He might not have been pushed out, but Laney reveals through tests that he was poisoned earlier that afternoon. He drank it, long before he met the redhead. Not only that, Michael had sex with another woman that evening some time. The team searches for woman number two.

Instead of two women, Ryan and Esposito find twenty and they’re all in a room at the precinct waiting. Each one thought they were Michael’s one and only.

“This is like the Bachelor,” Castle says, “Without the apple-tinis.”

It turns out Michael was on a leave from work and had told all of the girls he was leaving town. He also hadn’t been to his apartment in a while, but when Ryan searched there he found a fake ID with the name Jake on it and $60,000 cash stashed there.

Beckett and Castle head to Michael’s firm to talk about the leave. His boss says he was a bright kid who took leave for personal issues. He knew little about the leave, but the COO there, another redhead woman, said she stumbled across a dark-haired El Al employee trying to break into Michael’s office the day before. They track that woman down and her name is Colette Roth, former Israeli military, potentially a spy. She claims she and Michael were soul mates and she knew he was in trouble, and she was trying to help him, and that in fact, she had witnessed him getting kidnapped by men in masks. When the team checks the tapes, they confirm Colette’s story and learn she at least got one elbow-to-the-nose-of-one-kidnapper in before he was taken.

Castle insists Michael had to have been an agent or secret, but the FBI and CIA claim to have never heard of him.

They trace the kidnappers’ car and when confronted, they claim they were actually Michael’s friends who abducted him to scare of Colette the stalker. One of them has a broken nose. They say they aren’t spies, that they’re professional pick-up artists and Michael was too, up until a month ago. They said Mike had stopped hanging out with them then, and that he’d been acting weird. They even followed him after the abduction, found him, and were told to call him Jake. They go through the magic of his pick-up that night, and say that it was an odd choice, and that he treated it like a mission, and he kept on her. They friends call it the greatest pick-up of all time and reveal a ledger of his conquests existed. But the ledger has no new entries fresher than one month ago.

Castle flips through the ledger for sport and makes a crazy discovery: Jenny, Ryan’s Jenny, was listed there as gyrating Jenny – May 2009 – one month after they began dating. Castle and Beckett argue over whether to tell Ryan – Beckett says no, Castle says yes. Beckett says, “If we were getting married would you want to know all the guys I had slept with.”

“All?” says Castle, seemingly thrown for a loop.

Ryan and Esposito go to the bar Jake/Michael was at last and they track down an heiress named Lisa Hill, whose sister owns a company that makes poison. Castle and Becket think there’s some sort of extortion scheme from wealthy women like Lisa and the redhead from the hotel. They bring Lisa in and ask her about blackmail, which she denies, but she admits to sleeping with him. She also says she caught him on her computer post-tryst and it turns out he had sent documents from it to himself associated with a deal pending at work with Lisa’s husband. Everyone remembers seeing Lisa’s husband at the firm at which Michael worked.

Espionage/sexpionage becomes the motive of the moment – stealing corporate secrets. Which is strange considering he was on leave…but who authorized the leave…the boss. Back went Beckett and Castle. But they’re still stumped. They find out where Michael might have been staying and find protein shakes in the fridge there, pinpointing the poison location. They checked the videos…and remember that redheaded COO…she killed him because she figured out the espionage while she was involved with him.

While trying to figure it all out, around a table of Chinese food, Ryan breaks the fast – hard — and reveals that Jenny already told him she might be in the ledger. The team is relieved.

At the wedding, Laney and Espo do a quick date intro to each other. Her date is gay and his is his cousin. The chill thaws. Beckett and Castle meet up at the back of the church and decide to be each other’s date. And when Castle says he envies Ryan, Beckett says, “who knows Castle, maybe three time’s a charm.”

The closing scene is awesome, Castle and Beckett walking down the aisle arm in arm … All I can say is that it’s actually US who are becoming charmed by CastleEven if we’re still waiting for that ‘three time’, writers are charming us, depicting a close and intense relationship between two strong characters who even if they are strong ‘apart’, together they’re stronger. Not only Kevin and Jenny have found each other but Caskett has too, fighting crime ‘till death do them part’.

Beckett: But next time, let’s do it without the tiger.
Castle: Next time?

Cuffed. Season 4, Episode 10.
Air date : January 14th, 2012.
Written by : Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller.
Directed by : John Terlesky.

Beckett and Castle awaken to find themselves handcuffed together with no memory of how they got here - wherever here is.

Meanwhile, Ryan and Esposito are basically asking the same question - Where are Beckett and Castle?

Lanie: I told you, it’s none of your business.
Castle: Of course it’s none of my business. That’s why I want to know. Beckett: Know what?
Castle: What she and Esposito were fighting about. 
Beckett: It’s none of your business.
Castle: That’s the point!

Beckett: I did not survive a bullet to the heart to die as tiger kibble.

When Andrew and Terri write an episode together, here’s the result EPIC & MAGIC ! 

Cuffed opened 2012 the best way, with Beckett waking up next to Castle, while she ended, in Kill Shot, alone trying to make peace with her mother’s death, in her therapist’s office. And Beckett’s smile at the beginning of the epi is just priceless, more when we recall her tears at the end and all along Kill Shot.

Shifting from tears to smile, that is what makes Castle so special and magical.

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"I keep making the mistake of thinking he’s family. But he’s not. You are.”

Castle & Beckett in 04x09

Kill Shot is just intense, amazing and GREAT & one of my favorite. Stana is at her best, Beckett both manifests and resolves her PTSD in this episode (which makes her more heroic) and Castle is just an amazing partner helping her to heal, not ‘pushing her’ and telling her that he needs her.

This episode shows the extent of Beckett’s PTSD, which Castle first notices in the opening episode of this season when a suspect points a gun at Beckett. Another video that BRILLIANTLY summarizes this epi was made, I had to share it “Kill Shot”.

Kill Shot is a MUST-SEE, everyone is just PERFECT in it, Stana, Nathan, Penny and Jon. Sometimes, words are ‘speechless’. So, please, DO take 40 minutes of your time and watch (again) one of the best episodes EVER. 

Beyond Stana, the episode was encouraging for the character of Kate Beckett, with her admitting the desire to move on from her mother’s death and finally live her life. Beckett’s final confession to her therapist essentially acknowledges Castle’s critique of her in Knockout. Namely, that she let herself be defined by her mother’s murder, was hiding from having real relationships because of it, and was afraid to find out who she’d be if she ever caught her mother’s murderer. 

However, intensity remains; without her mother’s case to drive her, who is Kate Beckett? And what will she do if confronted with the possibility to know the truth? 

This episode is PIVOTAL, Beckett is no longer the same and so is Caskett’s relationship.

Sources : http://youtu.be/R9nLPoF5FvQ http://youtu.be/VGdIdfy6Pu4

On this day in music history: January 10th, 1956 -


Elvis Presley’s first recording sessions for RCA Victor Records took place at the label’s studio in Nashville, TN. The songs recorded that day include his first major hit single “Heartbreak Hotel” along with its B-side “I Was The One”, “I’m Counting On You,” “I Got a Woman” and “Money Honey”. 
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- On this day in Castle re-reading, January 10th 2014,  I choose to write my ‘review’ of 4x08, the episode that refers to Elvis’ song ‘Heartbreak Hotel’: 

The investigation of the murder of an Atlantic City casino owner at an abandoned warehouse in New York, strong leads emerge for the team in both NYC and AC.

As Beckett and Capt. Gates work the New York leads together, Castle naturally chooses to join the detectives for the road trip to “America’s Playground,” hoping to help solve the case while throwing an impromptu bachelor party for Ryan.

Main Dialogues from this episode : 

Castle: How about just a low-key evening with your girlfriends. You guys can have a John Hughes marathon and fill out a Cosmo quiz. 
Alexis: Dad, the 80’s just called. It wants its plan back.

Castle: Well, you gotta know when to hold ‘em. And, when to fold ‘em.
Esposito: Know when to walk away, and when to run.
Lanie: Detective Esposito. A little respect please? I mean, there is a dead body here.

Esposito: What are you doing?
Castle: What does it look like? Did you think I was gonna pass up a road trip to the Boardwalk Empire, the east coast epicenter of dancing, gambling, showgirls, and sin?
Ryan: You do realize we’re going there to investigate a murder, don’t you?
Castle (he smiles at Esposito and Ryan): Gentlemen, if I have learned one thing it’s not to let a little thing like murder get in the way of having a good time. Oh, and also, shotgun.

Castle: Do you keep former guests in the system?
Daniel Sullivan: Sure do. That’s how we flag gamblers with priors.
Castle: What about me?
Daniel Sullivan: Let’s see. Richard Castle.
Castle: Oh
Daniel Sullivan: Resident of New York City
Castle: Mmhmm.
Daniel Sullivan: Disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 2003 and… wow. Apparently, the last time you were at The Sapphire you accidentally set a mattress on fire and the drapes were covered in jam.
Castle: That was a fun night. Jam.

Esposito: This is humiliating. We’re homicide detectives. We’re the NYPD.
Ryan: Unfortunately we’re in New Jersey. At least we’re not on a ticking clock because a woman’s been kidnapped. Oh, wait! We are!

- January 10th, is also one day after Johanna’s murder ‘anniversary’ (she died on January 9th, 1999).

Well, since my mummy left me,
I found a new place to live in.
It’s down at the end of lonely street,
At the 12th precinct.

In allusion to Elvis’ song.

NB: If you look for some episode gifs … Just follow these links :  

Ladies of the 12th & Kate Beckett 
8 gifs per episode
Heartbreak Hotel
Rick Castle.

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Castle cast and crew reactions to winning Best TV Crime Drama at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards