Happy one month until the entire Castle Fandom explodes
Espo’s finest hour. I’d love to see them delve back into his story a little bit more, focused around his time in the military, and his transition to the NYPD afterwards. Seems like a rich part of his history to explore.
Do we have an idea of how long he was in the Army before joining the NYPD? I assume he enlisted right out of high school and went to college later.
Actually, the NYPD waives the college requirement for military veterans. I looked it up once, and if Espo is meant to be around Beckett’s age (which I’ve either heard or read, but possibly assumed) he would have been involved in Kosovo and potentially the Afghani occupation, maybe even both. So I’d wager he went in straight from high school, got his discharge and went right to the NYPD.
The early draft script for the pilot pegs him in his forties during FFYG. Albeit it has Castle being called Nick Castle, and Ryan is actually McNulty and Lanie is pregnant etc so it’s not super reliable, but it’s the closest thing to a canon source on his age.
It seems a stretch that Espo is in his late 40s by now though. (If so, he is in amazingly good shape.) Isn’t Jon in his late 30s?
Hmm, I wonder if there are any dates visible on the juvie file in Under the Influence? And does anyone remember Espo mentioning specific military operations? (Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.). That could narrow it down.
This will never cease to be hilarious.
High five to the writers for giving Ryan a girlfriend in season 1 and then keeping her the same person for the entire series. (at least, I like to think she is Jenny throughout the whole series. I know Jenny is named as his girlfriend in episode 2x02)
She is because in 4x11 when Castle finds Jenny in the little black book of the victims he asks Beckett when Ryan and Jenny started dating and Beckett says 2009 because she gave him that awful tie for their 2 week anniversary.
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Castle Theme Party | Challenge #12
2x05 / 4x11 / 6x05
"Well, who knows Castle, maybe third time’s the charm"
#when she found him bruised and weak on the basement floor #it was all light touches #the team surrounding the two of them #her hands sweeping across his face #grasping randomly at him when thoughts that this was just a dream forged its way to the front of her mind #no words were said #but so much was said #short glances#her eyes taking in every inch of him #he watched as each flash of emotion played across her face #and how each would quickly disappear to only be replaced with another #barely in control #it was not till later #after all was said and done #that he found her crouched over in a hospital chair #hands in her hair #elbows resting on her knees #her tired body finally allowed to be tired #he took in every inch of her #wanting nothing more than to have her in his arms #so he pulled her onto her feet and crushed her body to his #her head tucked into his neck#her soft curls lightly grazing his cheek #he felt her let go #her silent tears and tight hold on him #he took a deep breath in and then let it all out #let his body shake #let his grasp on her bring her closer #he let himself cry #as she whispered ‘i love you’s’ into his ear (via tellme0urstory)
Anonymous said: I agree that tweeting actors about them knowing nth is completely immature. But some actors sometimes are wrong and say contradictory stuff in the press which isn't translated on the show. Molly does that a lot, don't know why. Once she said Alexis might have a thing with a professor in s5 and she does change her stance on Alexis/Beckett all the time. Maybe she just likes to stir up drama. At the end, actors are actors. They act, let em be. Btter 2 trust the writers because they write the story.
I think a lot of what Molly says is either meant to be as a joke or, alternately, just what she might like to see versus what will actually happen. Actors (like Nathan Fillion) are notorious for pitching ideas for storylines, line changes and the like. And in the same vein, writers often discuss storylines with the actors that perhaps they want to do or plan to and, for whatever reason, they never come to fruition.
Sometimes things get left on the cutting room floor, sometimes things just can’t fit into an episode or they don’t work. Point is, just because Molly says something? It doesn’t mean that it’s definitive. Seamus Dever, Tamala Jones and Jon Huertas all teased things last season alone that never happened. No one is getting on twitter telling them they are stupid or don’t know their characters.
I don’t know when she changed her stance? She’s always said that Alexis and Beckett don’t have the best relationship. There’s some tension, and now there’s miscommunication. What comes with miscommunication? Tension. The basic fact is that people in this fandom can’t stand when someone doesn’t fall over Beckett and fawn over how amazing she is, and if you don’t love her you automatically become the enemy.
And, really, Alexis stands in the way of the all precious sex scenes or whatever the hell that portion of the fandom is clamoring after. But the days of wide-eyed adoration when she was 14? Not going to be the same stance of a (soon to be) 21-year-old young woman. Like every other character on the show? Alexis has changed. The only reason that isn’t praised to the heavens ala Beckett and Castle (who are usually said to have ‘grown - a much more complimentary word) is because she provides a realistic issue and stepping stone for people who only want to watch Caskett make out.
Much in the same vein, Molly Quinn gets vilified because she has some strong opinions, doesn’t hold back on sharing them, and people can’t separate the actress from the character. And, again, she doesn’t fawn over Stana. She and Stana seem to interact (like every other freaking cast member of the show) primarily offline. But people assume, much as with SK’s interaction (or lack of it, in the public eye) Nathan Fillion, that she must hate Molly or vice vera.
The final point is this: Molly Quinn has invested far more hours in creating and understanding Alexis Castle than any of us. Just because you don’t like it, or her, or her motivations/backstory? Doesn’t mean you get to call her stupid and say that she’s wrong. Acting is a personal thing, everyone approaches it different, everyone finds motivation and inspiration differently. So not only are you an idiot for tweeting that to her (or ANYONE else), you are kind of a despicable human to insult someone for how they do their job. How would you feel if someone came up to you and basically said ‘I hate everything you’ve done at work today, so I’m going to order you around so you can do it my way.’ That’s essentially what she’s being told, and its disguisting.
— Raging Heat acknowledgements (via simplymaterial)
this about sums it up
that’s it. that’s the show.
It’s funny because it’s true.
10 Weeks Of Hiatus: Season 6 Appreciation Challenge SIX family moments:
"I keep making the mistake of thinking he’s family. But he’s not. You are."
If you fight like a married couple, talk like best friends, flirt like lovers, and protect each other like siblings, then you were meant to be. (x)
— Richard Castle, Deadly Heat acknowledgement (via alwaysshipcastle)
Can we just talk about the movie Shrek for a second here?
Here we see the three bears in a cage, the baby bear is...
PS bought the kid shoes
Thanks for the interesting Qs, anon. Happy to have these kinds of meaty discussions.