Finally, finally, finally. After six years of will-they-won’t-they, but knowing full well they eventually would, Caskett’s wedding day is here. 300 people are on their way; the venue is booked; the tuxes are ready; what could possibly go wrong?
As it turns out, quite a bit. For one thing, our favorite detective is already married. When she was eighteen and drunk in Vegas, Beckett married Rogan O’Leary. As you can imagine, Caskett pull out all the stops to get this marriage dissolved before their big day. How they go about it and the various twists and turns, while fun, were finally a bit blah. There were too many people and too many plot threads for us to invest fully in any of them. And besides, we knew that they were going to get to their wedding, so the tension level was nil.
Of course, other crises ensue, including losing the venue to a fire. I smiled when Alexis mentioned the Hamptons. This house has been the venue of choice from the fan base since these two became engaged. Miller and Marlowe played it just right.
As if that weren’t enough, Beckett’s dress is ruined. To which I say, thank goodness. I never liked it. I did, however, love her in her mother’s dress and thought that Stana Katic looked stunning. It was appropriate that Beckett had something that honored her mother on her wedding day, but the scene with Martha made me well up. Martha has been a shipper since the get go and she loves her son, deeply. To see her acknowledge Beckett and her relationship with Castle in such a lovely way was the highlight of the episode for me.
The “cliffhanger” was a bit eye rolling. Although the SUV was scary, seeing Castle’s car in flames was not. There is absolutely no way anything too bad has happened to him. But, we will have to wait until September to find out what it is. It is, after all, time for some new mythology.
Season six has come to an end. I would rate this episode 3 out of 4 gorgeous sapphire earrings. Mathematically, that brings this season to just over a 3. The season started badly, with the D.C. and Pi stories. In fact, it was so bad that I was seriously thinking about dropping the show. I’m glad I didn’t as it came roaring back. The second half of this season was among the best work the series has done; we got some closure on the Johanna murder; and, Caskett are almost married. Good job.
The news broke this week that Castle has been renewed for season seven. I hope Marlowe and Co. can keep up the good work, but it wouldn’t break my heart if it were the last. In the meantime, have a great summer and I will see you all in the fall.
— This show is not known for its continuity and we had another real issue with this one. Beckett had a job with a federal agency in D.C. for which, one assumes, she would have undergone a significant background check. How did this marriage of hers not turn up in that vetting?
— Rogan is played by Eddie McClintock. As a heartbreaker, this guy gets around. He very nearly kept Bones and Booth apart as well.
— I love the occasional glimpses we get of Beckett’s misspent youth. She picked the lock on the Pearl Jam tour bus. Bet she was fun to hang out with.
— Loved the fact that the stripper’s name was Sapphire. The gems in the earrings Martha gave Beckett were sapphires.
— Esplanie were holding hands. Three cheers!
— Nathan Fillion was on Letterman last week. He was his usual charming, witty self.
- ABC has created a fantastic video of the Caskett romance and posted it on their Facebook page. Enjoy.
Gates: “You’re supposed to be a wreck. You’re about to experience one of the most important days of your life. I’m so happy for you detective.”
Castle: “Hey, guys!”
Gates: “In spite of who you’re marrying.”
Castle: “And, here I thought you were a one-and-done kind of girl.”
Fantastic callback to the first season.
Castle: “Coma wife. It’s kind of brilliant.”
Beckett: “You mean despicable, right?”
Castle: “Yeah. That’s… what I meant.”
Martha: "And, I want to thank you for making my son so very happy. I brought you something. In case you didn't have something blue."
Beckett: "Oh, wow. They're beautiful."
Martha: "They were given to me by my mother to wear on my wedding day, and by her mother before. Only women of substance have worn these gems. They've been waiting, Katherine, for you."
ChrisB is a freelance writer who spends more time than she ought in front of a television screen or with a book in her hand.