History YMMV / Castle

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.
1st May '17 7:14:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer:
** Many of the girl fans' reaction to Kate Beckett.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G63eBzJd4dg This promo]].



* JumpingTheShark: Castle and Beckett's separation in the first half of Season 8 has been widely viewed as being one of these.
* LeftHanging: "Disciple" ends with [[spoiler:Beckett moved to tears after hearing a recording that [=3XK=] left behind for them to find before his protegé disappeared. It has yet to be revealed what the song means to her although, it could just be the prospect that [=3XK=] will return]].



* OrWasItADream: The alternate universe in "Time of our Lives". Everything Castle experienced in the alternate universe could have been extrapolated from what he already knew ''except'' the fact that Beckett once stood in line for an hour to have him sign a Derrick Storm book. Only Will Sorensen knew that - and Sorensen was referenced at the beginning of the episode, just to remind us.
** The beauty of this is, of course, that Castle ''still'' doesn't know it's actually true, so it's only the viewers who are left wondering whether the AU could actually have been real in-universe.



* TooSoon: The episode "Still", which features Beckett being caught on top of a pressure-sensitive bomb, was pushed back one week following the Boston marathon bombings (and Boston ABC affiliate WCVB-TV elected not to air it even after it was pushed back). TNT failed to get a repeat of "47 Seconds" (another bomb plot) out of its Wednesday rotation and later apologized.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Season 7 "The Time of Our Lives" deals with what would have happened if Beckett wasn't the one that met Castle in "Flowers for Your Grave".
** Bereft of a muse to write after killing Derrick Storm, Castle's next novel was heavily criticized, and he pretty much gave up, losing most of his money on the way and making him more withdrawn from his family.
** Martha was forced to take her career more seriously to help with the money at home, with the result of it becoming more successful.
** Alexis eventually left to live with her mother in Los Angeles (where she works in a NGO) and dyed her hair black, because she could not deal with how withdrawn her father became.
** Beckett became the Captain (probably after Captain Montgomery retired), becoming even more MarriedToTheJob than she was before they met and had a long string of boyfriends, but she never found her mother's killer.
** The larger workload prevented Ryan from continuing his relationship with Jenny.
** Esposito left Lanie pregnant, but his CommitmentIssues led to them breaking up.
18th Mar '17 11:48:42 AM nombretomado
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** In the Season 4 blooper reel, Creator/AdamBaldwin grabs NathanFillion's butt. He responds by swatting his hand away and saying, "Later."

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** In the Season 4 blooper reel, Creator/AdamBaldwin grabs NathanFillion's Creator/NathanFillion's butt. He responds by swatting his hand away and saying, "Later."
26th Feb '17 6:33:53 AM ACW
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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, hanged 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.
** [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Van Holtzman]] from the season 7 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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** Scott Dunn Dunn, from the season 2 two-parter "Tick, Tick, Tick…"/"Boom!" Tick…"/"Boom!", was a SerialKiller who, prior to the events of the episodes, killed prostitutes, framed another man, hanged 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.
** [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Van Holtzman]] Holtzman]], from the season 7 finale "Hollander's Woods" 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}} 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.
10th Feb '17 4:09:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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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** 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 hanged 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.
17th Dec '16 12:58:25 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Maya Stojan was a supporting actress on ''Castle'' for quite some time (she has played Tori, the tech specialist, from midway through season 5 to the end of season 7), but it's likely most people haven't taken notice to her until after seeing her as Agent 33 on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
4th Dec '16 10:10:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** "Suicide Squeeze" hammers the 'Castro's Cuba is terrible' message home a bit too hard.

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** "Suicide Squeeze" hammers the 'Castro's Cuba UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} is terrible' message home a bit too hard.
21st Nov '16 9:40:58 PM bweb
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** "Love Me Dead" gave us Norman Jessup, the ex-con who wanted to be a locksmith, and considered himself a wordsmith. Castle even takes a liking to him, refusing to press charges for Jessup hitting him earlier in the episode (to be fair, Jessup apologized almost immediately, as Castle wasn't his target) because "He's a wordsmith."
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