Beckett: “So what makes you so sure that Alexis isn’t serious about this guy?”
Castle: “Well I haven’t met him or approved of him yet, so it can’t be serious. All suitors must be met and intimated by me personally until they can be considered for official boyfriend status.”
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This is a little bit of a different episode. It’s a protection case rather than a homicide investigation. Yes, there is a homicide, but the focus quickly shifts from finding Maggie’s murderer to finding out who is trying to kill Bracken. The same person is responsible for both, but our NYPD crime solving team looks at it from the protection angle rather than a homicide angle, if that makes sense. It’s a slight mix up from the regular cases. Did you enjoy the case?
Beckett struggles with helping Bracken, so much so in fact that she goes to her therapist to work out some issues. Unfortunately, that scene isn’t very long, but it is great to see. If Beckett wasn’t struggling with this, it would have been strange. Bracken is responsible for her mother’s death, and now she has to save him. Now it seems like Beckett decides against ignoring evidence because of Maggie. Of course this isn’t really vocalized, which is a shame. All Beckett does is catch a glimpse of Julie crying across the precinct. She could have overheard a conversation or spoke to Julie again. This could have made the moment a little more dramatic rather than it just being a passing glance. What did you think of Beckett during this episode?
The confession scene between Castle and Beckett is interesting. It shows that she feels comfortable letting him know something that could seriously change his opinion of her. The confession isn’t that dramatic. He doesn’t yell at her or anything. Instead of making this an obstacle or issue for their relationship, the writers use this to continue to delve into Beckett’s mental state. It’s a continuation of the conversation she had with her therapist. This is a good thing. The writers could have easily thrown in a fight between Castle and Beckett, but it would have distracted from what Beckett is currently going through. Did you enjoy the scene?
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