Castle! We are in the fourth season and it just gets better and better. Come March 9, Castle would be three years old. On May 16 2011, the final episode of Season 3 had aired. Knockout. One of the best episodes to date. Kate Beckett took a bullet and the episode ends with her eyes closing & Castle confessing his love for her. From that moment on, it was obvious that the fourth season would be the most anticipated season yet. September 19 2011, every Castle fan in the United States was glued to their TVs. We could not have asked for a better start than RISE!
Rise is arguably the best episode of this season so far. Keeping the mystery around Beckett’s mother’s murder alive was very important to the storyline of the show. Credit to the writers for the way that was handled. With the introduction of a mysterious character who keeps calling Castle, I am sure the viewers are more intrigued now than they were during season 3. However, the best part of Rise was the performance of the cast. If I had to put it in one word, Stunning is the one I would choose. I am sure all of you would agree with me on that.
The thing I liked most about Season 4 was the evolution of the characters in the show. Especially that of Alexis Castle. Molly Quinn’s performances this season have been really matured and brilliant. The episode Cops and Robbers stands out in that respect. It is the same with Ryan’s performance in Kick the Ballistics and Beckett’s performance in Kill Shot. Coming to the new member of the show, Captain Victoria Gates, a.k.a. ‘Iron Gates’, Penny Johnson Jerald has been a good addition to the cast. I am not sure if she is a favorite among the fans but she definitely plays her part well. Is it just me or do any of you think the performances of all the cast this season has been better than the previous seasons? Let me know what you think about this thought in your comments.
Coming to the other episodes of Season 4, we have a mixed bag of fun and serious episodes. If you look at the episodes that have aired to date from a neutral point of view, not all the episodes were awesome. That is predominantly because of the storyline. For a few episodes, the storyline was weak. Castle will miss Will Beall’s writing. After all, he wrote some of the best episodes of the previous seasons. However, from a fan’s point of view, I enjoyed every episode a lot. For all the Caskett shippers, plenty of Caskett moments this season. The best being the episodes Cuffed and Cops & Robbers. Till Death Do us Part, Ryan’s wedding, was a welcome episode this Season. This is another aspect I liked about this season. The episodes have been of a wide variety and with many interesting cases.
Not much is known about the episodes to come. We do have something to look forward to on February 6 as we have the film noir episode, The Blue Butterfly. After that, we have the two-part episode. Pandora and Linchpin. With Heat Rises and the Derrick Storm animated series out in the real world, Richard Castle has become a real writer. I wonder who writes these books. I guess some mysteries are best left unsolved. Adds to the fun. Even after three years, Castle remains one of the best shows on TV with the best fan base. The two People’s Choice Awards that Castle won ascertained that. Favorite Actor (Drama, TV) for Nathan Fillion and Favorite TV Crime Drama. Congrats to the cast and crew for this feat.
As always, I have tried to remain objective while writing this. I hope I have not offended anybody by my comments. I have tried to keep my fan emotions out, but I guess it becomes obvious when you read it. On a final note, I would like to say, the entire Castle cast and crew are just brilliant! Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Molly Quinn, Tamala Jones, Susan Sullivan, Penny Johnson Jerald & Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the writers and all the others who work behind the scene. A special mention to Andrew Marlowe, The Creator. You guys rock! Thank you for such an amazing show. This post is also dedicated to all my fellow Castle fans.
Please find below a poll to pick the Best Episode of Castle Season 4 so far. Please note that you can pick up to two episodes! Because I know that picking one can be very difficult! Do let me know your opinion regarding the post and Castle as your comments.
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