"I also just shot an upcoming episode for the hit TV series "CASTLE" I had a blast rockin the 70’s theme with Stana Katic & Nathan Fillion catch it when it airs!” (X)
— review on the belly of the beast (via always-caskett47)
Kate Beckett (via badasskatebeckett)
#the fact that she made it a point to not leave out their partnership#because she started out despising him#wishing he’d somehow go away#that nikki heat didn’t exist#but then his once annoying traits because cute quirks that she’d secretly smile at#and he became this person that she could rely on#castle you’re the only backup i have#and he paid thousands of dollars to get the man that murdered her mother#and he never let her do anything alone PARTNERS THEN. and it all falls back to that trust they built on in the beginning#that partnership that just never stopped growing#that led them to this moment where she’s telling him what they have#that what they’ve built#is the most important thing in her life (x)
“I’m a grown ass man.” (requested by mrwritermonkey)
This will never not be funny.
Beckett’s face says, “Sure buddy, not scared. That’s why we’re stopping for new pants for you on the way back.”
I need to re-watch the first half of the season some time.
this bit is the scariest bit of the entire episode
in that last gif, Castle’s eyes change. He becomes his protective self, the one we saw in Target/Hunt. It’s almost like he makes the decision, or realization, right there that he would die for Beckett and that might be a very high possibility.Thought that too, except my take was that he would kill for Beckett to keep her safe (though he would die for her too). That he knows exactly what said showdown might mean for her, and it isn’t going to come to that, not if he can help it. That dark side of him that comes out, in his own words, when the people he loves are under threat…would love to see that side of Castle again.
I love me some DarksideCastle.
Looking at this gifset, I keep thinking back to what Castle said about not being able to do what Beckett did in Recoil. How, if it were him, he would’ve let Bracken get into the car. I sincerely hope we see more of that guy when this amps up again.
I’m inspired to write a fic where, after Kate falls into an exhausted sleep beside him, Castle gets up and goes to his office, opening a certain file that he never got around to fully deleting. Methodically, he adds new pictures and connections, working long into the night, until he hears her stir in the throes of her first nightmare.
Bracken isn’t going know what hit him.
I was having very, very similar thoughts. If not that night, another night quite soon. Maybe he starts off trying to work on the next Nikki Heat book, but he keeps going back to everything and then the next thing he knows, he’s working on that instead.
Bracken really won’t know what hit him, because this one’s for all the marbles.
I fully believe that Castle figured out the mystery in Recoil before Beckett did and deliberately did not tell her. He meant for Bracken to die, and that’s what he means when he tells Bracken he wouldn’t have done it. Not hypothetically, I think Castle intended to let Bracken die, but when Kate figured it out he couldn’t bring himself to stop her. When it comes to protecting people he loves, Richard Castle doesn’t fuck around.
Ohhh, I hadn’t even considered that angle. I’d always kind of assumed he was willing to accept how things shook out because he just wanted Bracken to leave (since he couldn’t make good on his request to take Kate away from it all, a la After the Storm). Kind of an “okay, you’re not dead, now get the fuck out and away from us,” sort of attitude. I’m gonna let that angle stew around in my head, though, definitely.
Think about how he tortured that guy in Target, and he did that just because the driver was in his way. That wasn’t anything particularly personal. Effin’ Bracken is personal. He’s hurt Kate over and over again. As it is Castle who usually digs deeper to get the whole story, even when it seems like they have the killer (all the way back to the pilot even) I have absolutely no doubt that Castle meant to let Bracken die.
That’s a really good point. The driver was one of the last people to see Alexis as far as he knew and he wasn’t leaving until he knew what he knew. (Too many knews, but you get what I mean, hah.) The driver had the power of his knowledge, but Bracken has the power to have someone sit on a rooftop and take Kate out any time he sees fit, and Castle wouldn’t be able to do a thing to stop that. I can see him channeling that helplessness into a willingness to let Bracken’s chips fall where they may, yeah. Even if he’s not fully aware that’s what he’s doing.
I almost wonder if how balls to the wall he went with the driver was actually his reaction to Bracken still being out there. He couldn’t control what happened with Bracken but he could control getting that information from the driver.
Interesting point. The one thing the character Castle absolutely cannot stand is being helpless. He’s a writer, he’s used to being able to direct the story, and being marginalized is almost unbearable to him. He’s silly when there is nothing on the line but when the shit hits the fan he gets serious really quickly. I imagine that the feeling of impotence he felt in Recoil carried over to his helplessness in Target. That could be what pushed him over the edge.
That is incredibly true. He needs to make things make sense, and direct the story to a “true” ending. I think not being able to do that in Recoil (because effectively all it did was continue the stalemate) could definitely have spurred him into action in Target. There would be no stalemate in getting his daughter back.
This is why I get annoyed at people who see Castle as just this goofy character and Beckett as the strong one. He is a lot deeper and stronger than a lot of fans give him credit for. I kind of like the idea that they have almost traded places, Beckett was the obsessed one at the beginning and Castle was Carefree. Now we’re seeing Castle’s serious side and Beckett’s fun. Let’s just hope that he doesn’t fall down the rabbit hole himself in his quest to keep Kate safe.
Me too, definitely. They’re both strong in these amazing complementary ways and lots of people miss that because they get so caught up in him being the fun guy. I love that they’re both able to be a little more of what they had to hide before. I hope so, too, but I can definitely see it happening and Kate being the one to pull him out.
I think it would be a great story arc to have Castle go down that road. It wouldn’t be fun for the character, but I would love to see it.
Ditto. I also wonder if perhaps him going down that road is what leads him to writing serious literature (if Time Will Tell is to be believed). I sense his first piece could very heavily be based on what it takes to bring Bracken down.
I agree. And I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up being the one to bring Bracken down when it comes to the moment of truth. As has been said, Beckett has been hurt, over and over through what Bracken had done and most recetly iit was on his watch that Kate was tortured. I’m pretty sure Castle oesn’t take kindly to that, even if Bracken did end up having her life saved in the end.
I also second what was said about Castle catching on really soon on what was going on. He acted extremely slow on the uptake, but I believe that was all an act. What sealed the deal for me was when he saw Beckett purposely shoot at the wall instead of at the suspect, looking at her like “What are you doing?” in the moment, only to pacify her later and deny that truth that she missed on purpose. saying that missing the suspect could have happened to anyone. He knew. He knew that wasn’t true. That if she had wanted to shoot the guy who seemsed to want to kill Bracken, she would have.
But he was secretly glad every time something happened that worked against Bracken’s safety. Even though he never explicitly told Beckett that, the way he handled the case made it abundantly clear. And if that wasn’t enough, his threat to Bracken removed any doubt.
I agree, I really do think it will be Castle who takes him down, maybe physically, maybe not physically. He’ll be instrumental in it, either way. I think that makes a great deal of sense too. Kate gave up the crusade for him, so this is what he’ll do to keep her safe and give them both the closure and safety they’ll need to live their lives. And there’s also the no doubt lingering guilt that he actually brought all of this down on her and on them so long ago.
I agree he definitely knew she’d “unintentionally intentionally” missed, but I hadn’t really connected it to him having figured things out already. It was pretty obvious that working to save Bracken’s life really was the last thing either of them wanted to be doing, and he wasn’t going to blame her if her shot went wide for whatever reason.
He definitely wouldn’t have been sad at all if they hadn’t gotten there in time. Not a bit. Another interesting bit in this is how conflicted Kate was over finding the letter and saying anything, contrasted with Castle’s statements throughout the episode.
Now I’m going to have to go back and watch Recoil with all this in mind!
Poor girl had dinner (and more!) plans…
That fucking letter that Beckett wrote. She called Castle “Babe” she signed it with “Always.”
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