Dreamworld: Review

1117That was a lot more intense than I thought it would be.
Okay, so they left us with one hell of a cliffhanger, but with Castle being the lead of the show, I honestly thought things would be resolved fairly quickly, you know? Just imagine my surprise when Castle still had the toxin in his system and was at death’s door and there were only five minutes left for the episode to end? Also, the parallell to Knockout when Castle passes out was uncanny. I absolutely loved it.
But let’s talk about it in parts, shall we? At first, I thought it was weird that Kate seemed to be so calm, but as the episode progresses, it was obvious that she was a second away from breaking down, every time she looked at him so worried that this was it; after all these years and so many close calls, it would be her new job that ultimately led him to his death. I think the moment that she really lost control was at the end, when he was dying and Parker had the gun on her. In that moment, when she is begging for the antidote, was when she was at her most vulnerable and allowed her fear to come to surface and break that professional fa├žade she had been keeping on all day.

There were several scenes that I thought were heartbreaking – including Castle basically saying goodbye to Martha and Alexis – but the one that really got to me was when he is talking to Agent McCord and he asks her how Kate is doing; upon hearing that she is doing okay and has a lot of potential, he seems relieved that at least she will have her job to focus on, that she’ll be okay. That scene broke my heart – and kudos to Nathan Fillion because he nailed it – because that was when he came to peace with the fact that he was going to die and there was nothing anyone could do about it. The only thing left to do was to make sure that the people he loved would be okay and taken care of. Kudos to the writers and director because the scene was just so poignant and beautiful.
Something that I loved about this episode was that, for the first time (at least that I can remember), Castle was the one in mortal danger. We have all gotten used to Kate being the somewhat damsel in distress and Castle coming to her rescue, but this time it was Kate who had to worry and fight for his life with everything she had. If anyone had any doubt that she is so completely in love with the man, I think this episode put them all to rest, right?
1258 (1)The last scene, when he wakes up in the hospital, is probably one of my very favorite scenes ever because she looks so happy and so relieved that he is there with her and he’s okay and alive. It looks like she is one second away from crying from joy and relief and just for everything that she had to keep bottled up through the entire episode. I thought Stana was specially awesome in that moment because she managed to convey so many emotions in just a couple of minutes.
All of that said, I have to say that I still love Lisa Edelstein and I want her to stay. It makes me sad already that next week is probably her last episode (wasn’t she supposed to be around for three episodes?). I really, really hope they bring her back further into the season because she is awesome and she could be a really nice link to D.C. Remember who else we know that may be involved in federal business? A certain senator ring any bells?
Anyway, that’s it from me. I loved it and “Dreamworld” gets a B+ from me.
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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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