History YMMV / Castle

11th Aug '16 11:26:03 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** "Kill the Messenger": Gregg Henry pops up. Anyone GenreSavvy enough to know about this trope went "Oh. Oh ''[[ForegoneConclusion well]]''." [[spoiler:Subverted.]]

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** "Kill the Messenger": Gregg Henry pops up. Anyone GenreSavvy savvy enough to know about this trope went "Oh. Oh ''[[ForegoneConclusion well]]''." [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
24th Jul '16 6:45:13 PM Rebu
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** The actress who plays Nikki Heat (in-universe) said she lived for a month in a crawlspace for a role. [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2141777/ Who would make a movie about a crawlspace?]]
3rd Jul '16 12:47:22 PM ACW
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** [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Van Holtzman]] from season 7's finale " Hollander's Woods" is a [[MalevolentMaskedMen masked]] SerialKiller who has been active for over thirty years. With at least nine victims to his name, Holtzman abducts young woman whom he believes won't be missed, carves crosses into their faces, then [[SlashedThroat cuts their throats]]. When an eleven-year-old [[TheHero Richard Castle]] comes across Holtzman disposing the body of one of his victims, Holtzman [[WouldHurtAChild threatened to kill him]] if he told anyone what he saw, only sparing him to [[PragmaticVillainy avoid drawing attention to his other crimes]]. Years later, when the adult Castle and Detective Kate Beckett investigate another of Holtzman's murders, Holtzman attempts to {{frame|Up}} one of his mentally ill patients for the killings. While searching the barnhouse where Holtzman murdered his victims, Castle discovers a scrapbook [[CreepySouvenir filled with pictures of Holtzman's victims]]. When Holtzman arrives, he expresses regret for not having killed Castle as a child, then promises to kill both Castle and Beckett before attacking Castle and trying to slowly cut his throat. Taking {{pride}} in his crimes and considering his mask to be his real face, Holtzman is a vicious killer who left an impact on Castle for his entire life, and who [[KnightOfCerebus stands out]] in a normally lighthearted series.

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** [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Van Holtzman]] from the season 7's 7 finale " Hollander's "Hollander's Woods" is a [[MalevolentMaskedMen masked]] SerialKiller who has been active for over thirty years. With at least nine victims to his name, Holtzman abducts young woman whom he believes won't be missed, carves crosses into their faces, then [[SlashedThroat cuts their throats]]. When an eleven-year-old [[TheHero Richard Castle]] comes across Holtzman disposing the body of one of his victims, Holtzman [[WouldHurtAChild threatened to kill him]] if he told anyone what he saw, only sparing him to [[PragmaticVillainy avoid drawing attention to his other crimes]]. Years later, when the adult Castle and Detective Kate Beckett investigate another of Holtzman's murders, Holtzman attempts to {{frame|Up}} one of his mentally ill patients for the killings. While searching the barnhouse where Holtzman murdered his victims, Castle discovers a scrapbook [[CreepySouvenir filled with pictures of Holtzman's victims]]. When Holtzman arrives, he expresses regret for not having killed Castle as a child, then promises to kill both Castle and Beckett before attacking Castle and trying to slowly cut his throat. Taking {{pride}} in his crimes and considering his mask to be his real face, Holtzman is a vicious killer who left an impact on Castle for his entire life, and who [[KnightOfCerebus stands out]] in a normally lighthearted series.
3rd Jul '16 12:15:27 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Van Holtzman]] from season 7's finale "[[Recap/CastleS7E23HollandersWoods Hollander's Woods]]" is a {{ma|levolentMaskedMen}}sked SerialKiller who has been active for over thirty years. With at least nine victims to his name, Holtzman abducts young woman whom he believes won't be missed, carves crosses into their faces, then [[SlashedThroat cuts their throats]]. When an eleven-year-old [[TheHero Richard Castle]] comes across Holtzman disposing the body of one of his victims, Holtzman [[WouldHurtAChild threatened to kill him]] if he told anyone what he saw, only sparing him to [[PragmaticVillainy avoid drawing attention to his other crimes]]. Years later, when the adult Castle and Detective Kate Beckett investigate another of Holtzman's murders, Holtzman attempts to {{frame|Up}} one of his mentally ill patients for the killings. While searching the barnhouse where Holtzman murdered his victims, Castle discovers a scrapbook [[CreepySouvenir filled with pictures of Holtzman's victims]]. When Holtzman arrives, he expresses regret for not having killed Castle as a child, then promises to kill both Castle and Beckett before attacking Castle and trying to slowly cut his throat. Taking {{pride}} in his crimes and considering his mask to be his real face, Holtzman is a vicious killer who left an impact on Castle for his entire life, and [[KnightOfCerebus stands out]] in a normally lighthearted series.

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**Scott Dunn from the season 2 two-parter "Tick, Tick, Tick…"/"Boom!" was a SerialKiller who, prior to the events of the episodes, killed prostitutes, framed another man, hung him and made his death look like a suicide. Later on, he kills a businessman just to live off his identity. When he becomes [[StalkerWithACrush obsessed with Kate Beckett through Nikki Heat]], he learns about a man named Ben Conrad and then proceeds to hold him hostage in his own apartment. Pretending to be Conrad, Dunn murders three people seemingly at random, each one connected to Conrad's dead dog, and each time calls Beckett to taunt her. He takes the body of the third victim and leaves her at Beckett’s apartment as another threat to her. When shooting the third victim, Dunn didn’t kill her right away, letting her bleed out. Dunn then kills Conrad and stages him as shooting himself to [[FrameUp frame him as the killer]]. Dunn later sneaks into Beckett's apartment, leaves a bomb and then sets it off while she's there. Enraged when Beckett just manages to survive survives, Dunn calls her to vent and while he does, kills a random woman out of anger. Dunn's revealed to have privately written about his killings to immortalize and take pride in them. When his identity is uncovered, Dunn takes FBI agent Jordan Shaw hostage, threatening to kill her unless Beckett gives herself up to him. He leads the FBI team astray to the wrong building where he plans to blow them up with another bomb. When Beckett tricks him into thinking they saw through his ruse and he failed, he angrily lashes out by attacking and nearly succeeding in shooting her.
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Dr. Van Holtzman]] from season 7's finale "[[Recap/CastleS7E23HollandersWoods " Hollander's Woods]]" Woods" is a {{ma|levolentMaskedMen}}sked [[MalevolentMaskedMen masked]] SerialKiller who has been active for over thirty years. With at least nine victims to his name, Holtzman abducts young woman whom he believes won't be missed, carves crosses into their faces, then [[SlashedThroat cuts their throats]]. When an eleven-year-old [[TheHero Richard Castle]] comes across Holtzman disposing the body of one of his victims, Holtzman [[WouldHurtAChild threatened to kill him]] if he told anyone what he saw, only sparing him to [[PragmaticVillainy avoid drawing attention to his other crimes]]. Years later, when the adult Castle and Detective Kate Beckett investigate another of Holtzman's murders, Holtzman attempts to {{frame|Up}} one of his mentally ill patients for the killings. While searching the barnhouse where Holtzman murdered his victims, Castle discovers a scrapbook [[CreepySouvenir filled with pictures of Holtzman's victims]]. When Holtzman arrives, he expresses regret for not having killed Castle as a child, then promises to kill both Castle and Beckett before attacking Castle and trying to slowly cut his throat. Taking {{pride}} in his crimes and considering his mask to be his real face, Holtzman is a vicious killer who left an impact on Castle for his entire life, and who [[KnightOfCerebus stands out]] in a normally lighthearted series.
11th Jun '16 4:32:37 AM fdsa1234567890
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** The general fan reaction to Beckett leaving Castle in Season 8. She does it because [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies a super powerful group that could kill everyone she holds dear is threatening her]], and she knew Castle would never accept that [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself she had to do this alone.]] Of course, the fact that she and Castle had already faced ''multiple'' super powerful enemies that could have killed everyone they hold dear ''together'' never crosses her mind, nor the fact that Castle was incredibly helpful in dealing with every crisis that came up (including getting his own daughter back from international terrorists).

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** The general fan reaction to Beckett leaving Castle in Season 8. She does it because [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies a super powerful group that could kill everyone she holds dear is threatening her]], and she knew Castle would never accept that [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself she had to do this alone.]] Of course, the fact that she and Castle had already faced ''multiple'' super powerful enemies that could have killed everyone they hold dear ''together'' never crosses her mind, nor the fact that Castle was incredibly helpful in dealing with every crisis that came up (including getting his own daughter back from international terrorists). Not to mention that leaving him in the dark would only drive him to investigate and cause problems.
28th May '16 8:12:57 AM inuyasharules31
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Gates seems to have shaken off the hatred piled upon her when she arrived, especially now that she's been revealed to have her own quirks and HiddenDepths. It helps that she's dialed back the open hostility towards Castle a bit, while still keeping the snarkiness towards him.
27th May '16 9:23:58 AM inuyasharules31
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* RelationshipSue: Erik Vaughn, played by ''Creator/IoanGruffudd'' in "The Squab and the Quail", is a good-looking, compassionate, intelligent British executive who's even richer than Castle is and has slightly better fashion sense. The victim of the week happens to be a close friend of his. His primary purpose is to make both Castle and Beckett feel insecure about their relationship.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Gates seems to have shaken off the hatred piled upon her when she arrived, especially now that she's been revealed to have her own quirks and HiddenDepths. It helps that she's dialed back the open hostility towards Castle a bit, while still keeping the snarkiness towards him.
21st May '16 9:34:02 PM erforce
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** "Head Case" features [[Series/{{Entourage}} Adam Davies]] [[spoiler:(suspicious but didn't do it)]], [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April O'Neill]] [[spoiler:(did it and then herself)]], [[Film/DieHard Richard]] "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Dickless]]" [[Film/DieHard Thornburg]] [[spoiler:(a subverted CorruptCorporateExecutive)]], and [[Film/IronMan Yinsen]] [[spoiler:(stole the victim's head, but [[ItMakesSenseInContext with justifiable reason]])]].

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** "Head Case" features [[Series/{{Entourage}} Adam Davies]] [[spoiler:(suspicious but didn't do it)]], [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April O'Neill]] [[spoiler:(did it and then herself)]], [[Film/DieHard Richard]] "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Dickless]]" [[Film/DieHard [[Film/DieHard2 Thornburg]] [[spoiler:(a subverted CorruptCorporateExecutive)]], and [[Film/IronMan Yinsen]] [[spoiler:(stole the victim's head, but [[ItMakesSenseInContext with justifiable reason]])]].
17th May '16 10:52:38 PM Cinereous
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** The ship is now dead as a doornail: Stana Katic married her boyfriend Kris Brkljac in April 2015, and ABC announced in April 2016 she would be leaving the show after Season 8. This seems to confirm a lot of behind-the-scenes rumors that Katic and Fillion were not getting along with each other and have not been for at least several seasons, possibly going as far back as Season 4.

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** The ship is now dead as a doornail: Stana Katic married her boyfriend Kris Brkljac in April 2015, and ABC announced in April 2016 she would be leaving the show after Season 8.8 (a month after this, they then announced the show was cancelled, full stop). This seems to confirm a lot of behind-the-scenes rumors that Katic and Fillion were not getting along with each other and have not been for at least several seasons, possibly going as far back as Season 4.
17th May '16 10:50:37 PM Cinereous
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** Season 8, mainly because [[spoiler: Becket has gotten a case of AesopAmnesia by leaving Castle to avenge the murder of her old AG partner.]] Even worse, there have been multiple characters who have made it quite clear that this is a very foolish decision to take, but their advice never takes root. This season's ratings are the lowest they have been for the show: Season 7 already had a significant dip in ratings, and it plummeted further in 8.[[labelnote:*]]Only a single episode of Season 7, the premiere, managed to break the 10 million viewer mark. And there hasn't been a single episode of Season 8 that has managed to hit even the 7 million mark.[[/labelnote]]

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** Season 8, mainly because [[spoiler: Becket has gotten a case of AesopAmnesia by leaving Castle to avenge the murder of her old AG partner.]] Even worse, there have been multiple characters who have made it quite clear that this is a very foolish decision to take, but their advice never takes root. This season's ratings are the lowest they have been for the show: Season 7 already had a significant dip in ratings, and it plummeted further in 8.[[labelnote:*]]Only Only a single episode of Season 7, the premiere, managed to break the 10 million viewer mark. And there hasn't been a single episode no episodes of Season 8 that has managed to hit even the 7 million mark.[[/labelnote]]mark until the final episode, by which point it was already too late as ABC had cancelled the show a few days beforehand.
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