Just watched 5x24. And I’m so angry I wanna cry.
This is what Marlowe is going with? Kate will forever have walls that Castle can’t break down, she’s gonna keep stuff from him and he’s just gonna have to accept that? Is that seriously the extent of what Marlowe can come up with for this…
I’m not as emotionally invested, but this is how I feel also. The episode last night had me feeling very little, actually. The most genuine parts were Lainie and Martha—they’re the only people who really made sense.
Very frustrating that the way they chose to maintain tension. I think they could have done a lot better. C’mon, Marlowe. You can do better. I know you can.
I think this is the first time ever I’m agreeing with the OP in something — but it’s only a part of me that does. That part of me agrees that this side of the character development was rushed and badly introduced. That they lost a lot of time with idle (and frankly bad) dialogue throughout the season, instead of hinting at this.
The other part of me is ridiculously excited.
I’m excited because that was a random, desperate proposal and I don’t think Kate will say yes, I think she’ll say ‘ask me again in six months’.
I’m excited because this episode has shown that both of them are breaking pattern with this relationship and that, my friends, is one of the ways you know it’s real.
I’m excited because there was doubt and there was confusion, and for some people, it’s only then that you know what you really want. And I think that’s the case here. It was so easy and so fluffy from the start, that when the music stops, you have to know what you really want. And that’s the point they are at right now.
I’m not willing to put blame on either Castle or Beckett for all of this (and this, my friends, is a first). I think they are both to blame. I think they are both terrified and on the verge of something great, and it’s the first time they have it. It’s scary as hell. I think he slacked, for a while, because he felt comfortable and like he didn’t have to fight for it, anymore. I think she let it go for too long without actually sitting down and saying ‘listen, dude, we gotta talk’. And I think both these things led them to where they are right now.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’m excited. All this angst and emotion will be amazing to see play out, and I can’t wait for the next season. I hadn’t been this excited about Castle in a while!
It might also happen that most of my faith in these characters comes from Laura’s Dash universe, and not from the actual show. BUT I AM EXCITED ANYWAY.