Castle Cliff Notes: The Time of Our Lives


 “Well, this episode definitely wasn’t one of my favorites” said no Castle fan ever!  On a less sarcastic note, how amazing was this week’s Castle?!?!? We finally got the Caskett wedding as well as a look at what Kate and Rick could have been if they never met.  I think we can all agree that a world with Caskett is much better than a world without our happy couple. Choosing my favorite moments from this episode was no easy task but I think we can all agree on the number one moment!  We have all been waiting years for this to happens so let’s not waste anymore time!  Get your wedding attire on and walk down the aisle with this week’s Castle cliff notes!

5. Fan Girl
                After locking Castle up, Beckett releases him saying she doesn’t want to do the paper work.  She then admits to Castle that they have met before on one of his Derrick Storm book tours.  She reveals that she waiting in line to get the book signed by him and that she loved the books.  Castle says “you never told me that” and Beckett says “well we’ve only know each other for a day.  Although it feels a lot longer.”  While, Castle was referring to his whole history with Beckett it was funny to see alternate reality Beckett be so literal. I loved that she felt so at ease with Castle though to open up to him and that’s why this moment was one of my favorites.  You could tell Beckett knew something was different with this “Mr. Castle” guy and she definitely trusted him!
                 


4. Alternate Lives
                 At the loft, Castle finds an envelope addressed to Beckett.  She explains that it is a wedding invitation from her ex Will Sorenson who she isn’t sure if Castle remembers.  First things first here Beckett.  Of course Castle (and the audience) remember Will! He was basically the Castle villain during his Castle tenure along with any other Beckett boyfriend.  Anyways, Castle says that Beckett can thank him for saving her from Will who was “CSPAN boring.”  Beckett throws out the possibility that she could still be with Will if Castle hadn’t come around which got Caskett thinking about where they would be without each other.  Beckett says she would be Captain of her own precinct while Castle says he would working on his second Pulitzer.  Beckett, jokingly of course, concludes “so we’re bad for each other?” and Castle agrees saying “the worst” as they exchange a kiss. Once I got over the mention of Will again, I loved Castle and Beckett talking about where they would be if they never met.  I know it was setting up the episode premise but I loved how they each had bold dreams of where they would be but are clearly happier with where they are now.  Man, Caskett is always so cute! 
               


3. Worlds Collide
                Investigating the crime in the alternate world, Castle jumps in front of Beckett to take a bullet aimed for her.  Kate kneels down over his body and says “oh god, Mr. Castle.  You saved my life. Why?”   Castle responds “Because I love you Kate.”  Castle begins to fade out, leaving the alternate world, while alternate world Beckett tries to get Castle to stay with her and not black out.  Castle wakes up to real world Beckett and immediately grabs her hand.  Seeing her ring he says “it’s you. My you!  I’m back!”  Season 3 finale flashbacks anyone?  I could only think of Castle begging Kate to stay with him after she was shot and his admission of loving her.  A perfectly placed past Castle reference for all Castle fans.  It got me thinking about all the way back in season 3 and how far Beckett and Castle have come. At the time everything was so dark and angsty but it has all come full circle.  God, this show is so fantastic and perfect I can’t get over it!




2.  First Dance
                After the ceremony, Castle and Beckett are alone on the wedding terrace.  Castle asks “Mrs. Castle, may I have this dance?”  Kate, somewhat disappointed, says “there’s no music” but Castle came prepared.  He pulls out his phone and “In My Veins” starts playing.  The newlyweds share their first dance together to “their” song and Beckett expresses what the entire fandom is thinking and says “it’s perfect.”  I love that Castle had the music cued up and ready to go and it capped off the episode on such a great note. Also, Hearing “Mrs. Castle” for the first time made me so happy and you could just feel the love between them.  Then I started the debate in my head trying to figure out if Kate will still go by “Beckett.”  I’m assuming she would, at least at work, but Mrs. Castle has a nice ring to it as well J
             

          
1. I Do
                I would assume that with very little surprise to everyone the Caskett wedding was by far the #1 moment of this episode!  Caskett, as well of the loyal Castle viewers, were deprived of our dream wedding last season and this time we finally got it!  After asking Kate to marry him (again) we see what the official Caskett wedding will look like.  Set in the Hamptons, in a private ceremony, Castle and Beckett wed in front of Martha, Alexis and Jim Beckett keeping the moment very intimate.  Beckett, dressed in a gorgeous pant/top combo walks down the aisle and the look of adoration on Castle’s face is amazing. Also, while I did miss the beautiful second wedding dress, Beckett’s outfit was absolutely perfect.  They exchange rings and vows which was by far my favorite part of the episode.  I wanted to share both Beckett’s and Castle’s vows because they were beautiful and perfect so bear with me here.

Kate: 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.

Rick: 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 are 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.

  And cue the Castle’s first kiss as a married couple.  Now, I’m not one to cry (that exclusive right is save for The Lion King and the end of Toy Story 3) but I would be lying if I said I didn’t tear up during their vows.  They were so perfect and so unbelievably Caskett.  My only wish is that Castle would have also ended by saying “Always” but I’ll take it!  After 7 long seasons we finally got our Castle wedding and it was perfect.  Major props to the entire cast and crew of Castle and especially Nathan and Stana for a wonderful performance. Now onto the honeymoon!




So was the wedding everything you thought it would be?  Did you love the simplicity of it?  Are you still freaking out like I am? Join the discussion in the comments section below, tweet me @DenialLove or tweet us at @TwelfthPrecinct

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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