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16th Feb '18 4:22:00 AM aksnitd
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** "Still" takes place mostly within a single room, as Beckett stands on the trigger plate for a bomb and she and Castle discuss their relationship and adventures over the years, interposed with flashbacks.

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** "Still" takes place mostly within a single room, as Beckett stands on the trigger plate for a bomb and she and Castle discuss their relationship and adventures over the years, interposed with flashbacks. In this case, the network wanted another episode but production had mostly ceased by this point so they strung together an episode using the few sets that were still standing.
7th Oct '17 2:58:37 PM creader
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---> '''Beckett''': Someone on this end had to know which boxes contained the drugs.\\

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---> '''Beckett''': --->'''Beckett''': Someone on this end had to know which boxes contained the drugs.\\



--> '''Ryan:''' You can't pick up on honeys while wearing the eternal symbol of my love and commitment to Jenny. DidIJustSayThatOutLoud\\

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--> '''Ryan:''' -->'''Ryan:''' You can't pick up on honeys while wearing the eternal symbol of my love and commitment to Jenny. DidIJustSayThatOutLoud\\



* DistressedDamsel[=/=]DistressedDude: Both Beckett and Castle seem to have a knack of getting into distressing situations requiring the other to rescue them. In "Cops and Robbers" we learn that Castle has apparently been keeping score and that by his count he's saved Beckett's life nine times while she's only saved his eight in return. Beckett is less than impressed by either revelation.

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* DistressedDamsel[=/=]DistressedDude: DistressedDamsel: Both Beckett and Castle seem to have a knack of getting into distressing situations requiring the other to rescue them. In "Cops and Robbers" we learn that Castle has apparently been keeping score and that by his count he's saved Beckett's life nine times while she's only saved his eight in return. Beckett is less than impressed by either revelation.



* [[DontCallMeSir Don't Call Me Ma'am]]: Captain Gates, introduced in the season 4 premiere, insists on being called "sir".

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* [[DontCallMeSir Don't Call Me Ma'am]]: DontCallMeSir: Captain Gates, introduced in the season 4 premiere, insists on being called "sir".


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* DoubleStandard:
** The show is pretty good at making Beckett seem like the wronged party when it's her who's either overreacting or done something wrong. When Beckett lies to him about her job interview in D.C. the universe makes it look like Castle should have supported her upon finding out while his reaction is more than justified.
** Ryan end Esposito, both detectives for years, seem OvershadowedByAwesome whenever Beckett is around. The show seems to think women can never be wrong.
7th Oct '17 2:51:18 PM creader
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* AbsenteeActor:
** Lanie (Tamala Jones) is absent in a few episodes, replaced by the grumpy male ME Pearlmutter.
** Notably, neither Lanie nor Perlmutter appear in the episode "Headhunters". Instead, there's a different coroner in the morgue, whom Detective Slaughter (played by Adam Baldwin) hits on.
** Both Lanie and Captain Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) were missing in "Nikki Heat", presumably to make way for the big guest star (Laura Prepon).
** Captain Gates has been missing for swaths of episodes at a time in the 4th season. There's [[TyrantTakesTheHelm hating your boss]] so much you avoid her at every opportunity, and then there's ''this''. This also applies to a few episodes in season 5 as well.
** Interestingly, Lanie is nowhere to be seen in the season 5 premiere, the episode after [[spoiler:Beckett and Castle finally get together]]. Justified, though, as no homicide really occurs in the episode to necessitate her presence.
** Neither Alexis nor Martha appear in "Swan Song". Justified, in that the documentary crew get permission to follow the detectives at work as far as it pertains to the investigation of James Swan's murder, but presumably their home lives were out-of-bounds.
*** Alexis and Martha (and of course, their portrayers Molly Quinn and Susan Sullivan) have had several absences throughout the series (and probably have more non-appearances of any of the series' regulars, with Penny Johnson-Jerald's Captain Gates coming quite close); both actresses appeared in almost all of the episodes during the first season, with an increasing number of absences during the later seasons. Incidentally, this coincided with the beginning of the shift in storylines from a primary focus on Castle and Beckett's investigations and a secondary focus on Castle's family life to more of a focus on the former and less on the latter, a situation that became more prevalent from season five onward as Sullivan and Quinn mainly appear in only one or two brief scenes in the episodes they ''do'' appear. And even then, the two of them rarely appear together in the same episode, let alone the same scene, compared to earlier seasons.
*** The first half of season six was a little bit better about this in regards to Alexis. That part of the season featured a storyline in which Alexis began dating a guy named Pi,[[note]]Spelled like the number, not the dessert as Castle had surmised in one episode.[[/note]] whom Castle did not approve of and whom Alexis would briefly live with (first moving him into Castle's apartment and then moving in with Pi into their own apartment). This sparked a bit of a rift between the two, which would be resolved after the two teamed up to prove that a death row inmate charged in a murder did not commit said crime in "Like Father, Like Daughter", and later culminated in Alexis deciding to break up with Pi in "Limelight" and ultimately move back in with Castle and Martha.[[note]] The two aforementioned episodes were among the few, along with the season five two-parter "Target"/"Hunt", to involve Alexis as part of the main plotline and heavily feature her in the episode. [[/note]] Though the resolution of this storyline led to the return of the previous status quo regarding Alexis' appearances in subsequent episodes.
** "Cool Boys" (the second Slaughter episode) is the first episode in the series where Beckett doesn't appear.



* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Kate Beckett is secretly a big fan of Castle's, and Nikki Heat -- the main character in his new books -- is based on her. So much so that people mistook her for a character actress when she showed up for a book premiere. This gets to be problematic in "Tick, Tick, Tick..."[=/=]"Boom!" when an obsessed serial killer [[spoiler: stages his murders in order to test Nikki Heat.]]

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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: AscendedFangirl]: Kate Beckett is secretly a big fan of Castle's, and Nikki Heat -- the main character in his new books -- is based on her. So much so that people mistook her for a character actress when she showed up for a book premiere. This gets to be problematic in "Tick, Tick, Tick..."[=/=]"Boom!" when an obsessed serial killer [[spoiler: stages his murders in order to test Nikki Heat.]]
4th Oct '17 7:40:36 AM ginsengaddict
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* CatharticExhalation: At the climax of a two-parter episode involving a domestic terrorist plot to set off a dirty bomb in the city. Castle and Beckett find the bomb, but with only mere seconds left on the clock. After seemingly resigning themselves to their fate, Castle goes ahead and [[PercussiveShutdown rips all the wires out]], preventing the explosion. Once the shock wears off, Beckett starts ''gasping'' with relief.
13th Aug '17 7:44:51 PM MikeW
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* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: "A Deadly Game" manages to both play this straight ''and'' subvert it. When a man is murdered with a lot of cool spy gadgets, Castle and Beckett assume he was involved with something. They catch a man who seems involved but he refuses to talk in interrogation, smirking that "any minute now, you're going to get a call that tells you to let me go" and hinting they're into something over their heads. Checking the guy's phone, they seem to find evidence of a hitman out to kill a diplomat. Beckett is about to call the United Nations and FBI but Castle finds something odd, looks up on his phone and discovers the country this "diplomat" comes from doesn't exist. He and Beckett go back to their suspect and relate what they now know: That this whole thing is one massive live-action role playing game. The guy hisses "you're messing it up!" but they make it clear they're not playing, they're real cops investigating a real murder and the man's suave demeanor drops as he realizes he's over his head.
** Beckett and Castle proceed to confuse several more players in the game who assume they're part of the show. It turns out the victim was being chased by the killer because of his business. He, however, assumed that this was just another player in the game, ready to confront him for a fake fight and shocked when he was shot dead.
27th Jul '17 6:45:07 AM lakingsif
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* ChekhovsTimeTravel: One episode has an assassin from the future come to kill a scientist before he can invent force fields. Even though he is running around the present, Castle still recruits another time traveller to stop him.
19th Jun '17 9:32:47 AM hullflyer
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** "Disciple": [[spoiler:[=3XK=] is not only still alive and kicking -- he's raising up a new protegé as well. Even worse for the viewers; it ends with Beckett driven to tears by the ominous and foreboding music file of "We'll Meet Again" his disciple left behind]]. [[The music is used again in "Resurrection"]].

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** "Disciple": [[spoiler:[=3XK=] is not only still alive and kicking -- he's raising up a new protegé as well. Even worse for the viewers; it ends with Beckett driven to tears by the ominous and foreboding music file of "We'll Meet Again" his disciple left behind]]. [[The behind. The music is used again in "Resurrection"]].
19th Jun '17 9:22:38 AM hullflyer
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-->'''Castle''' [''searching an apartment'']: You see this moulding? That's the original wood. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt6XDPQZrj8 Gorgeous!]] I bet the bathrooms have marble wainscoting.

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-->'''Castle''' [''searching an apartment'']: You see this moulding? That's the original wood. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt6XDPQZrj8 Gorgeous!]] Gorgeous! I bet the bathrooms have marble wainscoting.
19th Jun '17 9:21:33 AM hullflyer
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Gabriel Winters ("The Final Frontier") may have been a drunken philanderer, but when the killer had a gun to his head, not only did he casually insult her without a sign of fear, he took her out a second later. Even Castle who, hated the show thought that was awesome.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Gabriel Winters ("The Final Frontier") may have been a drunken philanderer, but when the killer had a gun to his head, not only did he casually insult her without a sign of fear, he took her out a second later. Even Castle who, Castle, who hated the show show, thought that was awesome.
19th Jun '17 8:56:34 AM hullflyer
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* [[spoiler:BreakingTheFellowship: At the end of "Always", Esposito is on administrative leave and not talking to Ryan anymore since he went to Gates over his objections; Beckett resigns rather than joins Esposito; leaving Ryan as the only member of the core cast still on the force; and Castle is ready to move on with his life without Beckett... until she shows up at his door and TheyDo.]]

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* [[spoiler:BreakingTheFellowship: At the end of "Always", Esposito is on administrative leave and not talking to Ryan anymore since he went to Gates over his objections; Beckett resigns rather than joins join Esposito; leaving Ryan as the only member of the core cast still on the force; and Castle is ready to move on with his life without Beckett... until she shows up at his door and TheyDo.]]
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