As all my readers know, I am thoroughly devoted to the ABC series Castle. And why wouldn’t I? Castle follows best-selling novelist Richard Castle as he uses his connections to partner with Detective Kate Beckett of the NYPD. He wants to follow her around in order to base his new character on her. We’ve watched their relationship evolve from cautious and wary to true friendship. In last week’s first part of the two-part event, we watched the protective instincts within Castle sharpen as Kate became the focus for a serial killer who was dedicating his kills to Nikki Heat.
This week picks up the action from the destruction of Beckett’s loft. While it’s not exactly surprising that Kate survived the explosion, it’s where our erstwhile duo goes from here that intrigues me. Dana Delany guest-starred last week and this as FBI Agent Jordan Shaw, a strong, capable agent who manages to have a family life. She’s Beckett in twenty years or at least that’s how Castle describes her. He’s so absolutely fascinated by Shaw that it actually tweaks Beckett a bit, but the writers deftly avoided the cliché romantic route (thank you!) and made this more about the professional dynamics and inherent respect between Shaw and Beckett and Shaw even begins to acknowledge Castle’s contributions.
This week, Beckett and Castle must deal with the fallout of the killer still being alive, Beckett’s apartment being destroyed and the need to catch him before the other shoe drops. I can’t wait to see how it plays out – rumor has it that Beckett will be moving into Castle’s apartment for a time now that Martha has moved out.
Who can’t wait to see her joining Alexis and Castle for breakfast?