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23rd May '16 11:25:43 PM Cinereous
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* GainaxEnding: The finale. The show's writers were operating off the assumption that they had gotten a ninth season, but one week before the Season 8 finale aired, [[CutShort ABC cancelled the show.]] The resulting ending made viewers' heads spin: [[spoiler: [[DiabolusExMachina Caleb Brown turns out not to be dead and shoots Castle]], followed by Beckett returning fire at Brown [[MutualKill but not before he shoots her as well.]] A badly injured Castle & Beckett are then seen laying on the ground seemingly dying next to each other. Then we suddenly cut to a scene that is set [[TimeSkip 7 years later]] with the two of them eating dinner with 3 children.]] It is pretty clear what happened was a case of two endings being spliced together at the last minute. The fanbase had a field day trying to make sense of it, with theories ranging from [[spoiler: that Castle & Beckett really did die and the "7 years later" scene was just a DyingDream, or that the whole series was [[AllJustADream just the plot of one of Castle's novels]], with only the 1st episode being "real" and that Castle & Beckett are just a normal author & cop married in real life without all the crazy adventures of the series. Then there's the theory that simply takes the ending at face value: they made an UnexplainedRecovery and managed to EarnYourHappyEnding.]]

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* GainaxEnding: The finale. The show's writers were operating off the assumption that they had gotten a ninth season, but one week three days before the Season 8 finale aired, [[CutShort ABC cancelled the show.]] The resulting ending made viewers' heads spin: [[spoiler: [[DiabolusExMachina Caleb Brown turns out not to be dead and shoots Castle]], followed by Beckett returning fire at Brown [[MutualKill but not before he shoots her as well.]] A badly injured Castle & Beckett are then seen laying on the ground seemingly dying next to each other. Then we suddenly cut to a scene that is set [[TimeSkip 7 years later]] with the two of them eating dinner with 3 children.]] It is pretty clear what happened was a case of two endings being spliced together at the last minute. The fanbase had a field day trying to make sense of it, with theories ranging from [[spoiler: that Castle & Beckett really did die and the "7 years later" scene was just a DyingDream, or that the whole series was [[AllJustADream just the plot of one of Castle's novels]], with only the 1st episode being "real" and that Castle & Beckett are just a normal author & cop married in real life without all the crazy adventures of the series. Then there's the theory that simply takes the ending at face value: they made an UnexplainedRecovery and managed to EarnYourHappyEnding.]]
23rd May '16 11:18:55 PM Cinereous
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* GainaxEnding: the finale

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* GainaxEnding: The finale. The show's writers were operating off the finaleassumption that they had gotten a ninth season, but one week before the Season 8 finale aired, [[CutShort ABC cancelled the show.]] The resulting ending made viewers' heads spin: [[spoiler: [[DiabolusExMachina Caleb Brown turns out not to be dead and shoots Castle]], followed by Beckett returning fire at Brown [[MutualKill but not before he shoots her as well.]] A badly injured Castle & Beckett are then seen laying on the ground seemingly dying next to each other. Then we suddenly cut to a scene that is set [[TimeSkip 7 years later]] with the two of them eating dinner with 3 children.]] It is pretty clear what happened was a case of two endings being spliced together at the last minute. The fanbase had a field day trying to make sense of it, with theories ranging from [[spoiler: that Castle & Beckett really did die and the "7 years later" scene was just a DyingDream, or that the whole series was [[AllJustADream just the plot of one of Castle's novels]], with only the 1st episode being "real" and that Castle & Beckett are just a normal author & cop married in real life without all the crazy adventures of the series. Then there's the theory that simply takes the ending at face value: they made an UnexplainedRecovery and managed to EarnYourHappyEnding.]]
19th May '16 10:40:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In "An Embarrassment of Bitches", the seemingly vapid "celebrity bimbo" Kay Cappuccio turns out to be more intelligent (if still somewhat ditzy), sensitive and lonely than expected. This is probably an ActorAllusion to one of Hilarie Burton's previous roles as the smart, brooding artist Peyton Sawyer from the show OneTreeHill.

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** In "An Embarrassment of Bitches", the seemingly vapid "celebrity bimbo" Kay Cappuccio turns out to be more intelligent (if still somewhat ditzy), sensitive and lonely than expected. This is probably an ActorAllusion to one of Hilarie Burton's previous roles as the smart, brooding artist Peyton Sawyer from the show OneTreeHill.Series/OneTreeHill.
17th May '16 6:15:50 PM Bootlebat
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* GainaxEnding: the finale
3rd May '16 1:15:11 PM MikeW
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*** Lampshaded in "Dead Again" when Lanie and "victim" Alan do it together and Beckett and Castle just watch.
-->'''Beckett''': Oh my God, is that what we sound like?
-->'''Castle''': I hope not. I mean, it was cute but just...overtly cute.
13th Apr '16 9:24:10 AM JustTroper
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* FriendlyScheming: [[spoiler: The whole plot of "The Lives of Others". The Rear Window-style murder mystery was arranged by Beckett as a pretext for a SurpriseParty for Castle, and everyone except him (including his daughter Alexis) was in on it.]]
9th Apr '16 12:19:55 PM nombretomado
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** The victim's Screech-like character also had the suspenders of [[FamilyMatters Urkel]] and the flip-up sunglasses of [[Series/ADifferentWorld Dwayne Wayne.]]

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** The victim's Screech-like character also had the suspenders of [[FamilyMatters [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel]] and the flip-up sunglasses of [[Series/ADifferentWorld Dwayne Wayne.]]
3rd Mar '16 5:36:57 PM Naram-Sin
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** The "new ''The Indestructibles'' movie" in "Last Action Hero" is a transparent {{expy}} of the ''Film/TheExpendables 3'', which hit theatres the same year the episode came out.

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** The "new ''The Indestructibles'' movie" in "Last Action Hero" is a transparent {{expy}} of the ''Film/TheExpendables 3'', ''Film/TheExpendables3'', which hit theatres the same year the episode came out.out, and comes complete with NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/DolphLundgren and Ronda Rousey, among others.
3rd Mar '16 5:33:37 PM Naram-Sin
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* FictionalCounterpart: As shown in "A Slice of Death", Castle's New York has the "Nick's" (Terrific, Authentic, Authentic Terrific, etc.) pizzeria lines just as the real New York has the "Ray's" (Original, Famous, Famous Original, etc.) pizzerias. This despite the fact that earlier episodes had established both that Ray's exists in the Castle world and is just as ubiquitous. The rivalry among the "Nick's" is far more deadly than the one in ours.

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* FictionalCounterpart: As FictionalCounterpart:
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shown in "A Slice of Death", Castle's New York has the "Nick's" (Terrific, Authentic, Authentic Terrific, etc.) pizzeria lines just as the real New York has the "Ray's" (Original, Famous, Famous Original, etc.) pizzerias. This despite the fact that earlier episodes had established both that Ray's exists in the Castle world and is just as ubiquitous. The rivalry among the "Nick's" is far more deadly than the one in ours.ours.
**The "new ''The Indestructibles'' movie" in "Last Action Hero" is a transparent {{expy}} of the ''Film/TheExpendables 3'', which hit theatres the same year the episode came out.
26th Feb '16 11:51:43 AM JackTheHammer
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** Officer Ann Hastings is also quite the looker. Inspector Zhang in "Hong Kong Hustle" is as well.
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