CASTLE Review: The Great Castle Divide
BY The Screen Spy Team
Published 8 years ago
By Geannie Bastian
Castle fans are pretty well split today, because there's a bit of trouble in Castle and Beckett paradise. No, the two didn't call it quits over Castle's concerns last week. Instead, a new dark villain has appeared, and Kate Beckett has to stop him. And to keep her loved ones safe, she feels she has to go it alone. But not forever.
So, the final scenes of tonight's Castle look like the end screen of a Super Mario Brothers game. Just when you think you've killed The Boss, it turns out, there's a Bigger Boss. And the princess is in another castle.
But we open where we left off last week, with Kate Beckett on the run, staring out the window and thinking of the last time she saw Castle. As she turns away, the hit squads arrive. It's a near thing for Beckett and Vikram getting out of there alive. But they do, with the help of a new player on the field - Rita, who is, wait for it, Castle's stepmother!
And that's where the fun really starts.
So what happens now?
I know a lot of fans are stunned at these developments, despite teases over the summer. But there are some things to keep in mind:
Remember the other Captain Beckett? The one from a world where she never met Castle? Remember when she was just going to take the easy solve on the case, let the deeper untouchable culprit off, and call it a win? Remember how Castle said the woman he knew and loved would never accept that?
Remember after Beckett was was shot, and he told Alexis he had to see it through, because everything that had happened was because of him, and he owed her?
Five people died because Kate Beckett was so obsessed with getting Bracken, she abused her position. She isn’t the kind of person who can just let that go. It happened because of her, and she owes them. And she can’t just let their killer walk free for her own safety. If she did, she wouldn’t be the Beckett we, and Castle, love. But she’s not going to let that put Castle at risk. She’s lost her family once, and she’s lost him.
Kate may have told Castle she was leaving to get her head together, but she’s going after the bad guys. Castle doesn’t know about Hyde not being the Bigger Boss or Rita. Kate wants to keep him out of it for his safety, because she loves him. She’s not ending the marriage, not at all. She’s doing this because separating herself from Castle for a while is the only way she knows to both do the right thing, and keep the people she loves safe.