Castle Cliff Notes: The Final Frontier

Show of hands...who was really excited about this weeks episode?  Everyone?  That’s what I thought J.  Based on the previews alone I think we were all excited to see Kate Beckett geek out and get her fan-girl on as well as see Castle’s response. With so many great moments this countdown was especially hard, but someone’s got to rank them so “may fortune guide my journey” and without further ado here are today’s top 5 Caskett moments.

5. Autographs

This episode starts out with a bang by showing Castle at his book signing booth at the convention.  He starts to ask where to sign when a “sexy” female voice asks “could you signs my chest…”  Caught off guard, Castle looks up to find Beckett who can’t believe that saying that actually caught his attention.  For a second we get a little glance back to the “old” Castle who would sweet talk to the women at his book signings but he turns it back to Beckett saying  “listen if you want your very own signed copy of Storm Season I’d be happy to arrange your own private signing.”  Now that is one book signing I’m sure all Caskett fans would love to see! I love continued banter between Castle and Beckett and this scene set the tone for the rest of the episode that continued with the lighthearted feel.

4. Always Use Protection…

After finding out that he should have worn some kind of unspecified protecting when firing the thorian blaster, Castle continues to worry that something bad will happen to him.  Getting off the elevator he runs into Beckett and Esposito asking them if they think his hair is thinning due to the Thorium Blaster exposure.  Castle then asks Beckett “ok so if I wake up bald tomorrow you’ll still be attracted to me?”  She quickly looks away causing Castle to panic and realize “oh my god you wouldn’t...”  Beckett makes her escape into the elevator and Esposito says “with that pumpkin head... dude.”  I love small, funny moments like this involving more than just Caskett and I loved Castle discussing Beckett’s attraction to him in front of Esposito (even if it was just joking).  What do you think?  Would you still be attracted to Castle if he were bald?

3. Skimpy Outfits and Sweaty Fanboys

This countdown moment let us get a little “dad” Castle, but also kept it fun with Beckett.  Getting ready to interrogate the suspect, Beckett says “it just goes to show you sometimes people aren’t what they appear to be.” Thinking back to seeing Alexis in her cosplay costume at the convention Castle says “for Alexis’s sake I hope you’re right given what she was wearing” and Beckett scolds him defending Alexis by saying she is a full grown woman.  As I typically am, I’m team Kate on this one.  Sorry Castle, but your little girl has grown up and looked stunning in her costume!  Castle continues to be a protective dad and complains “who as we speak is being ogled by thousands of sweaty, lecherous, fanboys… its just so wrong.”  I do love a protective Castle regardless of it is with Alexis or Beckett and it will always make a top spot in my countdown. Beckett seals the countdown spot for this moment though by saying “can we just point out the fact that the costume that she was wearing is not so different from the one that you are asking me to wear.”  Flustered, Castle is left behind and says “don’t say that... it’s confusing... Disturbing.”  No one can get under Castle’s skin like Kate Beckett and the cuteness of this banter earns this a solid #3 ranking on this weeks countdown!

2. Castle Cosplay

Of course this countdown would have to include the end scene.  With discussion of Beckett’s Nebula 9 costume the whole episode, I think we were all hoping we would get to see her wear it preferably with Castle involved.  Desperate to see her in her costume, Castle promises to watch a Nebula 9 marathon and not make fun of the series just to see her in one of her costumes.  I immediately thought that Beckett had something up her sleeve on this one and was ready to see Castle get the short end of this deal.  Kate slowly reveals herself wearing her Chloe outfit but then pops out wearing a Creaver head mask.  Castle jumps up off the bed and backs away from Beckett as she asks “come on Castle are we going to make out?”  Perfect ending for a fun episode, but if I were Castle I would at least try to get my part of the deal before watching Nebula 9… its only fair.

1.  Fangirls, Costumes, and Photos, oh my!

The one thing I was really excited about this episode was getting to see fangirl Kate...or should I say “K-Becks.”  While walking around the convention, Henry, one of Becketts old friends from Stanford, sees her and gives her a big hug.  Beckett quickly explains she is working to try to save herself from embarrassment in front of Castle but that only leads to Henry saying “well that explains why you aren’t wearing your Nebula 9 outfit.”  At this point Beckett looks like she wants to go hide in a corner somewhere, but unfortunately there is nowhere for her to hide. Intrigued, Castle asks about her outfit and he finds out she had a few and was a “mega fan” of the show Nebula 9.  To make things worse Henry even has a photo to prove it, which Beckett quickly confiscates citing official NYPD business. Once alone with Castle, she admits she is a “sci-fi loving, costume wearing geek” and is not ashamed of it or Nebula 9.  I was personally cheering here for Kate sticking up for every fangirl out there (especially later when she defends Nebula 9 and why she likes it)!  No need to be embarrassed, just embrace your inner fan-girl and be proud (you can ask my fiancé…he has to put up with me getting all fan-girl).  Castle comes up with a deal that he will forgive her and her “terrible taste” if she wears her Nebula 9 costume for him.  Rolling her eyes Beckett says “in your dreams” and Castle says “look at my life… my dreams come true.”  He’s got a point Beckett…

Definitely a much more fun and carefree episode than last week, but I think it’s exactly what we needed!  What did you all think about the episode and what was your favorite quote, scene, or costume? Join the discussion in the comments section below or tweet us at @TwelfthPrecinct or@RealLinzMarie!  We would love to hear from you (it lets us know your reading J which makes us writers extremely happy!) and who knows… you might get retweeted or an answer from us!  You should know by now that we love talking Castle!

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The moment that I met you, my life became extraordinary. You taught me to be my best self, to look forward to tomorrow's adventures. And when I was vulnerable, you were strong. I love you, Richard Castle. And I want to live my life in the warmth of your smile and the strength of your embrace. I promise you I will love you. I will be your friend and your partner in crime and in life, always. - Kate Beckett The moment we met, my life became extraordinary. You taught me more about myself than I knew there was to learn. You are the joy in my heart. You're the last person I want to see every night when I close my eyes. I love you, Katherine Beckett. And the mystery of you is the one I want to spend the rest of my life exploring. I promise to love you, to be your friend, and your partner in crime and life, 'till death do us part, and for the time of our lives. - Richard Castle

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