Castle Cliff Notes: In the Belly of the Beast


I’m baaaaaack!  And just in time for a very intense, on the edge of your seat episode!  If your anything like, your emotions probably ranged from yelling to crying and took you on an emotional rollercoaster.  In one of Stana’s best performances this season, we got an undercover gone wrong case the almost was the end for Caskett.  With so much intensity and emotion picking only 5 moments was hard, but let’s get started!

5. Helpless
Castle is frustrated that he is unable to help Beckett as he stands watching an interrogation with Ryan and Espo.  He says “I hate this.  She’s out there somewhere, has no idea how much danger she’s in and I can’t help her.” Espo tells him that he can and reminds Castle that “she might be your fiancé but she’s also a damn good cop so don’t sell her short.” First, I loved that Espo was trying to keep Castle’s mind on saving Beckett but he also made a good point that Beckett is very good at her job and Castle needs to have a little faith in her. While Beckett wrote a very heartfelt letter, Castle’s open concern lets you know how much he truly loves her.  He has always cared for Beckett like a member of his family and I never get sick of seeing him want to fight for her. Of course, I only like him fighting for her if he gets her back in the end.



4. President?
Beckett and Castle are discussing the case, and Castle tries to say that at least the police know Vulcan Simmons is Lazarus but Beckett tells him that isn’t true, that he is just a figurehead for someone much bigger.  They learn that the illegal money was going to a super PAC and it’s then revealed that Senator Bracken is going to explore a run for President and already has a lot of funding.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Beckett points it out but realizes they have no way of proving it.  Castle questions why, if Bracken was Lazarus, he didn’t just let Beckett die in the woods?  Beckett explains “because when I stopped the assassination last year, I saved him. And he told me that he owed me. And now we’re even.  So the next time we see each other…”  Castle, not liking the direction the conversation was going, kisses Kate on the head and leads her to the bedroom.  Dun, dun, dunnnnn!  Looks like Bracken and Beckett’s mom’s case is back and based on the look Kate gave at the end, she was feeling the strain that the case puts on her.  I like that Castle tries to keep her out of that mindset, but you can tell that after realizing that Bracken doesn’t owe her anymore that she is unsure what will happen the next time they see each other.  Intense moment and I’m guessing this will lead to a very stressful and intense future episode!



3. Times New Roman or Arial?
Beckett is raving to Castle about how great it is to have a day off where they can just relax.  She says it’s a day where there are no goals and you are trying to waste “hours on end.”  Castle jokingly tells her to stop describing his life and says they can use the day to pick a font for their save the date cards.  Beckett likes one font, but Castle says he doesn’t really like it but she could “convince him.” Beckett agrees to “convince him” because “Its clear to me that what we both need right now is a really good font.”  As they start to head to the bedroom, Beckett’s phone rings sabotaging Castle and Beckett’s “domestic bliss.”  I think its safe to say I’ll never think of fonts the same again, but of course we miss out on the Caskett fun because of the precinct!  Ugh!  Well hopefully they decided to pick a font later J



2.  Babe
After being reunited with Kate, Castle tries to lighten the mood saying “see what happens when I leave you alone?”  Beckett responds “Babe I wasn’t alone. When they were interrogating me, the only thing that kept me going was thinking about you, about our future, the wedding.  You were with me the whole time.”  They share a kiss and you can’t help but feel your heart melt.  Beckett was so open this episode, and the fact that Castle and their relationship was her motivation to keep going *the feels!*.  That wasn’t all the love we got in this episode though, check out the #1 moment!


1. Love Letters
Thinking she may no escape her situation alive, Beckett writes Castle a letter.  It was so full of emotion, honest, and complete opposite of what we would expect from Beckett of seasons past.  Read Below J

Dear Rick,
I don’t know how much time I have, even to write this letter.  What I do know now is that I’m in this, and the only way I’m gonna make it out alive is to see this through.  I’m sure everyone is looking for me, and if they figure out I was here, CSU is gonna search this house.  They’re gonna look for blood, and they will find it, which will lead them to this letter.  Babe, it’s your letter and I hope you never have to read this and I can tell you all these things in person. But if something happens and I don’t make it I need you to know that our partnership, our relationship is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.  You’re an amazing man, and I love you with all of my heart.  Always

Ending it with always?!?!  That was the final straw for me; let’s just say the floodgates opened. The amount of importance she puts on their partnership and relationship is something we have known all along but great to hear her admit.   It’s so refreshing to see Beckett so open (even if it was a letter) and what she would want to say to Castle if she never saw him again. Luckily this wasn’t the case, but if this is a preview of the type of vows she would write this fandom is going to die!



All the awards to Stana?  And Bracken possibly running for president? Our team at the 12th has to stop this! Join the discussion in the comments section below, tweet me @DenialLove or tweet us at @TwelfthPrecinct!  Follow me, I’ll follow you and we’ll have Castle fun! J


Xo Always ~DenialLove

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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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