Wow. Now that is an example of what good television looks like. Castle aired"47 Seconds" this week, an episode that brought out a special intensity and seriousness. It was full of the usual twists and turns, but this one felt different. This one felt real.
So let’s do it. Time to discuss “47 Seconds."
The Case. A Wall Street protest was ended early with a bomb explosion caught on tape. Our super smart detectives were able to determine what happened in the minute before the explosion. First, how crazy is the technology that is used now? Using the GPS on cell phones is pretty nuts. It can seem a bit like an invasion of privacy, but when you think of all the ways it can be used for things like this, it’s pretty awesome.
There were several minor characters in this episode. My favorite was definitely a toss up between West Side Wally and Bobby Reyes Lopez. Anyone else recognize Lopez as Bobby Reyes from Friday Night Lights?
Iron Gates is Back. Captain Gates made a big return - and by big, I mean appearing for more than a minute. This character has seriously grown since her first appearance. As a fan, there was no one that could replace Captain Montgomery. Gates’ tough guy attitude made it easy to hate her, but over the past several episodes, she has earned her screen time. Gates has become enjoyable, providing Beckett with another woman to look up to and a personality that is different than all of the others.
This case provided a great platform for Castle and Alexis to show their father/daughter relationship. Stepping back and watching Rick be a father is almost as fun as watching him be a cop writer.
Now if we could get the guys together again for a boys night outside of the precinct and see some BFF time between Lanie and Kate, it would be great.
I Remember Every Second Of It. Now to the biggest part of the episode for all of the shippers. After realizing that tomorrow is never promised, Rick decides to talk to Kate about his feelings. Just in time, he discovers that she has remembered everything from the shooting, including the infamous “I Love You."
So, where do we go from here? Obviously Castle is pissed, and rightfully so. He made a move and put his feelings out there. Although the timing wasn’t great, there has been plenty of time since then for Kate to admit that she knows. These two are close enough that Beckett is recognizing Castle is acting different.
Martha said it best. How can you work side by side with someone when your heart is crushed? You can’t. These two are going to have to figure it out. Time to move forward. I know the writers have said that there will be a time for this relationship and that it isn’t now, but a little movement needs to be made before it becomes stale.
Overall, another great episode from the Castle team. It was intense, enjoyable, and now has me counting the time until next week’s outing. What did you think, TV Fanatics?
Should Kate have admitted to Rick she heard his “I love you?” Is Castle rightfully angry? Should Alexis stop working at the morgue? Are you starting to like Gates more?