History YMMV / Castle

26th May '18 5:20:14 AM IlGreven
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* ArcFatigue: Many viewers are becoming tired of the [=LockSat=] narrative, which has been dogging Season 8 from start to finish. It's unlike the show's formula to have a major villain be ever-present throughout many consecutive episodes (yet never seen) and affecting the protagonist's stories and decisions on a constant basis - in contrast to other key plots, which were in the background if not focused on). Worse, though, is it also implemented a ''hugely'' unnecessary {{Retcon}} that revealed [[spoiler:Senator Bracken was working for someone else]], which basically brought back the Beckett's Mother Arc over a ''year'' after it was definitively resolved with [[spoiler:Bracken's arrest]], and the unpopular decisions that led to Season 8 being so unpopular with viewers.

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* ArcFatigue: Many viewers are becoming tired of the [=LockSat=] narrative, which has been dogging Season 8 from start to finish. It's unlike the show's formula to have a major villain be ever-present throughout many consecutive episodes (yet never seen) and affecting the protagonist's stories and decisions on a constant basis - in contrast to other key plots, which were in the background if not focused on). Worse, though, is it also implemented a ''hugely'' unnecessary {{Retcon}} that revealed [[spoiler:Senator Bracken was working for someone else]], which basically brought back the Beckett's Mother Arc over a ''year'' after it was definitively resolved with [[spoiler:Bracken's arrest]], and the unpopular decisions (such as killing off Lisa Edelstein's character off-screen and tying the entire thing to Castle's disappearance) that led to Season 8 being so unpopular with viewers.
30th Jan '18 5:41:58 AM nirao01
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** "Inventing the Girl": Julian Sands [[spoiler:''didn't'' do it.]]

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** "Inventing the Girl": Julian Sands Creator/JulianSands [[spoiler:''didn't'' do it.]]



** Played with like a kitten's ball of string [[spoiler: and averted]] in "The Mistress Always Spanks Twice". Lesse, the deceased was a post-grad who had Lane Kim and Brian Krakow vying for the same award, so it must've been one of them, right? She also went undercover as a dominatrix in an S&M club whose proprietor is Dina Meyer, so maybe it's her? [[spoiler:Nope: it was her roommate, who was played by a relatively unknown actress]].
** "Wrapped Up in Death", Navi Rawat (AKA Amita from ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''), Erick Avari (crazy Dr. Bey from ''{{Film/The Mummy|1999}}'') and Currie Graham (from ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', among others). [[spoiler:Currie Graham did it. Currie Graham ALWAYS is the murderer, unless he's a series regular. No exceptions.]]

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** Played with like a kitten's ball of string [[spoiler: and averted]] in "The Mistress Always Spanks Twice". Lesse, the deceased was a post-grad who had Lane Kim and Brian Krakow vying for the same award, so it must've been one of them, right? She also went undercover as a dominatrix in an S&M club whose proprietor is Dina Meyer, Creator/DinaMeyer, so maybe it's her? [[spoiler:Nope: it was her roommate, who was played by a relatively unknown actress]].
** "Wrapped Up in Death", Navi Rawat (AKA Amita from ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''), Erick Avari Creator/ErickAvari (crazy Dr. Bey from ''{{Film/The Mummy|1999}}'') and Currie Graham (from ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', among others). [[spoiler:Currie Graham did it. Currie Graham ALWAYS is the murderer, unless he's a series regular. No exceptions.]]



** "One Life to Lose" features ''Series/AllMyChildren'' regulars Rebecca Budig and Cameron Mathison, [[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman Jane Seymour]], [[Series/SexAndTheCity David Eigenberg]], [[Series/{{Psych}} Corbin Bernsen]], and [[Series/VeronicaMars Tina Majorino]]. [[spoiler:That last one did it.]]

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** "One Life to Lose" features ''Series/AllMyChildren'' regulars Rebecca Budig and Cameron Mathison, [[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman Jane Seymour]], Creator/JaneSeymourActress, [[Series/SexAndTheCity David Eigenberg]], [[Series/{{Psych}} Corbin Bernsen]], and [[Series/VeronicaMars Tina Majorino]]. [[spoiler:That last one did it.]]



** [[Series/TwentyFour Annie Wersching]] and [[{{Series/Lost}} William Mapother]] show up in "Disciple". [[spoiler:Mapother's character cops to the killing, but it's Wersching's character who is the titular disciple... to 3XK.]]

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** [[Series/TwentyFour Annie Wersching]] Creator/AnnieWersching and [[{{Series/Lost}} William Mapother]] Creator/WilliamMapother show up in "Disciple". [[spoiler:Mapother's character cops to the killing, but it's Wersching's character who is the titular disciple... to 3XK.]]
26th Dec '17 4:03:15 PM IlGreven
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** The Season 3 episode where Castle and Beckett get locked in a freezer. Beckett at one point remarks, that she always thought, as a detective, she'd die from a bullet. [[TemptingFate Guess what happens to her in the Season 3 finale?]] Okay, she didn't die from it, but that's pretty spooky.

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** The Season 3 episode where Castle and Beckett get locked in a freezer. Beckett at one point remarks, that she always thought, as a detective, she'd die from a bullet. [[TemptingFate Guess what happens to her in the Season 3 finale?]] Okay, she didn't die from it, but that's pretty spooky.[[note]]Had there been a Season 9, the Season 8 finale would have ended after Castle and Beckett were shot in their homes...and with Katic not being back for Season 9, Beckett would have presumably died from the gunshot wound.[[/note]]
7th Oct '17 3:00:25 PM creader
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* HoYay: Ryan and Esposito. Oh so very much.
** In "Den of Thieves", the word 'partner' is used repeatedly in questionable context.
** Also in the same episode: "Where's Esposito? WHERE'S ESPOSITO?
** In "Lucky Stiff" [[TheIngenue Ryan]] reveals that he plays Esposito's lottery numbers, so it wouldn't be awkward if one of them won.
*** Even moreso because Esposito's numbers are the dates of his firsts - as in, his first time in combat and the first time he had sex.
** Castle to Esposito about Ryan when Ryan's girlfriend calls him yet again.
-->'''Castle''': Don't worry, he still loves you.
** Ryan and Esposito discussing Music/TheJonasBrothers.
-->'''Beckett''': When I'm not here, do you guys braid each other's hair and discuss who's your favourite Jonas brother?
-->'''Esposito''': No... but it's Nick.
-->'''Ryan''': Absolutely Nick.
** Esposito throwing Ryan up against a wall in "Knockout", [[spoiler: after finding out that Captain Montgomery was involved in Johanna Beckett's murder]]. And the heads of a thousand SlashFic [[YaoiFangirl writers]] exploded...
** It gets better in "Dance With Death", when a (keep in mind, married for seven episodes) Ryan pretty much insists Esposito wear his wedding ring when interviewing suspects at a strip club... to see if strippers will flirt with him even if he's not taken. The scene is set up to look like a proposal, which isn't even mentioning the subtext that Espo gets a date because of the ring... and later, can't take it off because his finger's too big and needs Beckett's hand cream. Ryan panicked. Slashers squealed.
** The best thing about the HoYay here is that Esposito and Ryan pretty much acknowledge the fact that it's there and just roll with it.
** Between Castle and his old high school friend Damian in "The Last Nail." Teenage boy sent off to a boarding school, gets homesick, and gets comforted by an older student.
** In "Probable Cause", Esposito assures Beckett that she's not alone in worrying over Castle's situation as the prime suspect of their current murder investigation.
-->'''Esposito''': I know how you feel about the guy. I love him, too.
** In seasons 6's episode "A Murder is Forever", the victim of a week is a renown relationship therapist with a best-seller on relationships, and after having read it Ryan refers to it... but in the context of his relationship with Esposito, ''not'' his wife.
** In "Under Fire", with Ryan and Esposito trapped in a burning building and Ryan's wife going into labor, they manage to contact the crew, and Jenny asks her husband what to name the baby. His response for a boy's name is "Javier". Even Espo criticizes that choice. Luckily for both of them it's a girl.
** In the Season 4 blooper reel, Creator/AdamBaldwin grabs Creator/NathanFillion's butt. He responds by swatting his hand away and saying, "Later."
*** Several seconds later, the two (almost) kiss.
** Female example: The killer in "The Mistress Always Spanks Twice" is the [[spoiler:victim's female roommate]], whose MotiveRant for killing is loaded with [[HoYay Les Yay]] with a PsychoLesbian twist. Add in the fact that the victim once compared her to a dominatrix...
*** The female plastic surgeon in "Disciple" is absolutely ''fascinated'' by Beckett's "perfect face" and takes every opportunity to invite Beckett to come in and have some work done. [[spoiler: Gets far, far creepier once it turns out it is extremely probable she was the real mastermind behind the killings and picked up all of 3XK's methods by dint of being his lover.]]
** In the eighth season, Hayley and Alexis are drinking scotch in the PI office on a stormy night, wearing very nice dresses (at the same time Castle and Beckett are having a date night at home).
---> '''Hayley:''' Looks like we're going to be late. Frankly, I'm in no mood to leave ''this'' party thanks to your father's excellent taste in scotch and daughters.



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*** FridgeBrilliance: This is why the victim had no qualms about what he did as he merely seduced them he only had a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment because his latest conquest was a grieving widow who he made feel special causing him to have a HeelRealization.
7th Oct '17 2:58:44 PM creader
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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.
23rd Sep '17 11:23:46 AM Josef5678
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23rd Sep '17 11:23:45 AM Josef5678
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** In "Lucky Stiff" [[TheIngenue Ryan]] reveals that he plays Esposito's lottery numbers, so it wouldn't be awkward if one of them won. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Uhm]] [[DiggingYourselfDeeper yeah...]]

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** In "Lucky Stiff" [[TheIngenue Ryan]] reveals that he plays Esposito's lottery numbers, so it wouldn't be awkward if one of them won. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Uhm]] [[DiggingYourselfDeeper yeah...]]
12th Aug '17 9:33:13 PM SamMax
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* FanonDiscontinuity: The Season 7 finale was such a heartwarming sendoff, a lot of fans are making that their series finale (and ignoring the events of Season 8, with [[spoiler:Castle and Beckett broken up and Alexis in the PI business with Castle.]])

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* FanonDiscontinuity: The Season 7 finale was such a heartwarming sendoff, a lot of fans are making that their series finale (and ignoring the events of Season 8, with [[spoiler:Castle and Beckett broken up and Alexis in the PI business with Castle.]])Castle]].) [[CreatorBacklash Even series creator Andrew Marlowe takes this stance]], even saying the season 8 finale would have been written by him had he known it would be, for all intents and purposes, the SeriesFinale.
21st May '17 9:42:24 AM nombretomado
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** "The Late Shaft" averts this by salting the suspects with enough B and C-list celebrities for a VH1 reality show. Tom Bergeron played the big late-night talk show host [[spoiler:victim]]; Fred Willard played his [[ActorAllusion feisty]] [[Series/FernwoodTonight sidekick]], Beth Broderick played his first wife, Bill Bellamy played his heir apparent, Dan Cortese played the network president, Kelly Carlson played another guest [[spoiler:who hooks up with Castle]], and even [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun French Stewart]] [[PlayingAgainstType played a skeevy guy who did business with Bergeron]]. [[spoiler:Fred Willard dood it.]]

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** "The Late Shaft" averts this by salting the suspects with enough B and C-list celebrities for a VH1 Creator/VH1 reality show. Tom Bergeron played the big late-night talk show host [[spoiler:victim]]; Fred Willard played his [[ActorAllusion feisty]] [[Series/FernwoodTonight sidekick]], Beth Broderick played his first wife, Bill Bellamy played his heir apparent, Dan Cortese played the network president, Kelly Carlson played another guest [[spoiler:who hooks up with Castle]], and even [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun French Stewart]] [[PlayingAgainstType played a skeevy guy who did business with Bergeron]]. [[spoiler:Fred Willard dood it.]]
16th May '17 8:22:15 AM IlGreven
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** Had there been a Season 9, the Season 8 finale would have ended without the tacked-on BabiesEverAfter ending. And since that would have put Castle and Beckett on the floor having been shot...and given Stana Katic would not be there for a Season 9...there would have been every possibility that, yeah, they would've really done it, at least as far as Beckett was concerned.
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