This is the season where Castle hits its stride. Beckett and Castle are in a good place after the first couple of episodes; they’re in their groove and they’re even making progress on the conspiracy that claimed Beckett’s mother.
Season 2 starts with Beckett and Castle on the outs, as she’s pissed at him for looking into her mother’s case at the end of season 1. By the end of Season 2, Castle is starting to give up the romantic chase, just as Beckett starts to think she likes it.
Richard Castle is a successful best-selling author, twice married and twice divorced, living in a spacious Manhattan condo with the single actress mother (Martha) who raised him and a bright teenage daughter (Alexis). He has money, toys, and rotating women, but he’s bored. So bored in fact that he has killed off his best-selling character, Derrick Storm, a rogue prone to danger. Castle’s looking for something new.
I heard that Castle’s premiere this season was way down in ratings, but that has never concerned me. Generally, I don’t care one whit about ratings, only if I enjoy the story, and I almost always enjoy stories with Castle. Last year’s finale could have easily served as the series finale, but it got renewed, so it was time to pick up some of the pieces. Gates is off to become Deputy Bureau Chief, so Beckett is now Captain of the squad. Which puts Castle in the passenger seat for awhile, and thus back to his P.I. business. Apparently, Alexis …Continue reading →
Saturday morning, I was there bright and early. The “big” guest of this year was Nathan Filion. He would have been the official guest-of-honor but he confirmed late in the process (only a few weeks before). While I enjoy his work on Castle (and was disappointed before that when the show Drive was cancelled after only a few episodes), most of his fans are from the Joss Whedon universe — seeing him originally playing the villain Caleb on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and then the more memorable Captain in Firefly (TV series) and Serenity (movie). The show only lasted part …Continue reading →