Halfway through Season 4, Castle still Rocks

        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!

Castle Season 4 Cast
Castle Season 4 Cast

        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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12 thoughts on “Halfway through Season 4, Castle still Rocks

  1. Its a good post on castle.I hope everyone reads it including castle cast.While ‘Castle’ season 4 is by far the best season,i still feel that creators and directors should give some more time to delve into Alexis character.

  2. Loved the analysis . It’s very unbiased , it’s hard sometimes for a fan to remain objective when writing about their favourite show . Well Done . I sincerely miss Will’s writing his episodes have always been my favorite ..Season 4 has been really good . There have been a few great episodes like Cops and Robbers , Cuffed , Rise and Dial M for Mayor . It’s only halfway through and surely bigger and better things to come 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for the comment Madhu! Means a lot! Glad you liked it! As I did say, Castle will miss Will’s writing! and you said it! Season 4 so far is a sign of bigger and better things to come! 🙂

  3. I really loved “cops and robbers” & “Rise”. Season4 has been the greatest season of Castle (yet) 😉 hope “the blue butterfly” will be as good as it looks! 🙂 This poll was great! :]

  4. I agree with you. Every new episode I say “This is by far the best episode of the show” Every week I love Castle more and more, if that’s even possible.

    Loved the analysis and waiting for more!

    1. Thank you Anna for reading and commenting on my post! Glad you liked it! I am sure there will be more! 🙂 I totally agree with you! Every episode this season has been unique in its own way! I am thoroughly enjoying Season 4!

  5. Have I said how much I enjoy your posts? I love this analysis, you really made well by stepping out of your feelings and remaing objective, but I like the fact that we can guess them, make us (at least me) feel like there’s much more than a point of view. Gotta say this season has given too much subcontext, and even if it can seem frustrating to the fans, we finally get to see why things happen they way they do, and all that frustration goes away in the end.

    And for those that like Castle, but doensn’t watch it week after week and follow episode by episode, this season is giving them too much to realise and count on, because to be honest, there’s so much subcontext that Marlowe wants to show to the fans, that the audience that doesn’t follow Castle doesn’t realise, so yeah, they’re doing pretty well on that one because you can note clearly what’s going on.

    So, thank you so much for sharing this! Congrats and keep doing it because I enjoy them much more than you may realise. I’ll share it because there’s plenty of people that should read this, and much more if they doesn’t watch Castle every week.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words @Casckett! Am sure I will write more. I agree with you! This Season has been different and better for many reasons. In my view, this season will make the people who dont watch it regularly to come back and watch week after week. Its that good. The storyline of the show as a whole is looking better this season than it has ever been. I think there will be many more seasons for Castle looking at response it has received in the last 3 years. So glad you liked it! I really enjoy writing such posts and love sharing them with other fans and reading their comments and viewpoints! 🙂

  6. Loving your post as ‘always’ (!) Prashant. As many above have said your points of view are clear but hidden well. I agree with most of what you have written and am enjoying season 4 and where it is heading. After just seeing ‘The Blue Butterfly’ I am convinced Andrew Marlowe is one of the best creators if not up there with JJ Abrams. (Although at least Andrew has stuck with his creation)! The poll was fun too although missing my favourite ep ‘Kill Shot’ was a surprise(?) Still voted of course in other and my other fave ‘Rise’. Thanks again and keep the posts coming… I will of course retweet.

    1. Thank you so much Teresa! I agree with you. Andrew Marlowe is one of the best creators. It was difficult to choose episodes for the poll. I had to leave a couple of good ones out. It was a tough choice. Overall I felt, I Kill Shot, Stana was awesome but the plot was only average. That is why I chose Heroes and Villains over that. So glad you liked the post. Of course there will be more. As long as the show’s running, so will my posts. The next one will be at the end of the season. 🙂

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