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Can we talk about Castle? (6x01: Valkyrie)

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It's all spoilers from here on out. I would request that no one spoils *next* week's episode if they actually know things, but speculation is fine!



HOW CUTE was that first scene? I mean, seriously. Kate's been worried about where they're going, and then Castle's all serious, and Kate thinks it's over, and I was SO GLAD I wasn't spoiled. (Don't ask me how I wasn't spoiled, because I am on tumblr and I really don't know.) I was really glad that Kate clarified everything before saying yes... and really glad she said yes, too. :-)

Okay, I know this show is the happy fluffy version of law enforcement and that these things aren't taken very seriously at all in the show, but, honestly, Castle? IT IS CLASSIFIED. I don't find it TOO hard to believe that he would start in on the case, but really--CLASSIFIED. BIG TROUBLE. That being said, I do believe that he was going to drop it after he got caught. And I thought him being abducted was a nice way to keep him involved.

Though that leads to the ending, which... okay? Not quite sure what to think about that.

Thoughts?



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supplyship
Sep. 24th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, I can't believe you didn't get spoiled! Lucky you!

It really was a cute opening scene. I love that they were all flustered and incoherent but kept talking until they were both on the same page. Adorkable.

I was NOT surprised that Castle dug into the classified case. He can't help himself; he's the ultimate puzzle junkie. Remember the time when she arrested him twice because he was investigating by himself and the team found him standing over a murdered person? I honestly think he thinks "I'm a writer, this [access level, restriction, etc.] doesn't apply to me." He thinks because he's not technically law enforcement, he's not bound by their rules somehow. It wasn't until he was made to see that his actions would have real consequences to Kate that he really backed off. Silly boy!
holdouttrout
Sep. 24th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I know that he's like that, and I thought they actually handled it well in the episode.

Though I do want to know how he's not going to die.

Also, do you ever feel like Castle is a sci-fi show in disguise?
aurora_novarum
Sep. 24th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
I wasn't spoiled either. (In fact I was afraid they were rebooting with Kate in FBI until I saw Ryan and Espisito (sp?) a bit later. I mean, still... Cuddy's almost too bit of a hardass though.

I can't believe they're doing the you've potentially been exposed to something horrible again! Conjecture only: (My mom thinks fruit steak boy will have some weirdo homeopathic remedy. I'm wondering if Castle's spy-daddy will show up).

Also, AWWWWWWW Castle & Beckett!
holdouttrout
Sep. 24th, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
Fruit steak boy! If he does have some homeopathic remedy, I will cry and rail at TV for perpetuating a nasty bout of anti-scientific medical knowledge. Ahem. But yeah, I, too, thought it was weird to start off with "You're gonna die in less than 24 hours!" I almost think it might be an elaborate way to teach Castle his lesson, but that actually seems pretty mean for the show.

Cuddy (What is her actual name?) is definitely over the line of hardass, which I actually like a lot. :-)
gabolange
Sep. 24th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
I was also not spoiled for the first scene, which was awesome. The scene was awesome, the not being spoiled was awesome, and happy Kate Beckett is really the most delightful thing since forever.

I thought the ending was dumb. It's not like Castle's going to die. It is certainly possible that it will be the device that propels Kate back to NYC, which would make me ANGRY. But perhaps not. We shall see!
holdouttrout
Sep. 24th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
I so hear you on the last part. I'm withholding judgement on whether or not the ending was dumb based on what happens in ep 2, but I REALLY DON'T WANT KATE TO FAIL. Yeah.
rdamel
Sep. 28th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
I was so relieved to be able to basically enjoy this episode. I'd been dreading where they were going with the show all summer, managed to remain unspoiled, but I'm now prepared to go looking for spoilers so I can see what they are going to do next!
holdouttrout
Sep. 29th, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
:-) Keeping my fingers crossed for a good year.
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