Castle: “I am willing to let you guys exclusively benefit from my out of the box, crime solving mind.”
Esposito: “And what do you get?”
Castle: “An escape from life in the loft.”
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Beckett is back with the NYPD, sort of. She is there with McCord to take over the investigation. Sadly there aren’t many scenes of her struggling with her new position and how it makes her old partners feel. The writers missed a real opportunity. There are maybe two scenes about this. It would have been great to have more from her side of things. Ryan and Esposito’s stance on all of this is clear, and it is absolutely hilarious. What did you think about Beckett being back in the NYPD?
This is the perfect episode to have Beckett doubting her new job, and while it is there, subtly, the writers could have done more. It is strange that Beckett wouldn’t talk to anyone about what she is feeling. She could have gone to someone of authority like Gates or gone to a friend like Lanie (this would have been a great scene). Instead, Beckett’s concern is shown through moments where the viewers have to watch her body language. Maybe now that Beckett is fired, she can talk to someone about what she enjoyed about that job, and also what wasn’t so great. What do you think about all of this? Did you want to see Beckett talk to someone or are you fine with how the writers handle it?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. One thing that is annoying is that Gates is about to tell Castle to leave, but then McCord and Beckett show up, and the whole thing is dropped. It would have been great if right after McCord and Beckett walk in, if Gates would have given Castle permission to stay or something. Instead, her whole objection is ignored. Beckett being an anonymous tip to the press is fantastic because it shows that she still has all the same values that she did when she is a cop. She may be a federal agent now, but she still wants to do what’s right, even if that makes breaking the rules. Of course, this backfires in her face, but it is still great that she does it. Did Beckett make you proud?
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