Castle Season Finale Review: All I Want Is You

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Wow. That pretty much sums up the Season Four finale of Castle. Fans were promised a great hour, and the series absolutely delivered. Now that I have caught my breath, let’s discuss “Always."

There were tears, smiles and one very hot and heavy hookup.

Car Investigation

Time To Move On. Alexis graduated high school and delivered a truly beautiful Valedictorian speech. She provided some insight on how, although she is excited to move forward, she is scared to move on. Truer words were never said for how Castle was feeling at the moment. 

Twisted Ties. So a homicide that Beckett was assigned to gave her the lead she had been waiting on for a year. After the late Captain Montgomery’s house was broken into, things just didn’t seem right. Files were stolen on his cases and you had to know it was related to the Beckett girls. 

Castle pleaded with Beckett to back off of the case and finally admitted to her that he has had information about it and she needed to stay away... or she would be killed. This also led to one of the best Castle quotes of all time.

Every morning I bring you a cup of coffee, just so I can see a smile on your face. Because I think you are the most remarkable, maddening, challenging, frustrating, person I've ever met. And I love you Kate, and if that means anything to you, if you care about me at all, just don't do this. | permalink
Coffee Talking

Of course Beckett was pissed that Castle had kept this from her. How could she not be? Her driving force for years has been to find her mother’s killer. The past year she has been focused on finding her shooter. She goes to work every day putting herself in harm's way, wondering who tried to kill her. She was bound to be angry.

This led to Castle dropping out of the case. Kate and Javi decided to move forward, with Ryan unsure of why they are keeping Gates out of it. Up until this moment in the hour, I had been thinking to myself: what is the point of Gates? We were introduced to this tough Captain after we lost Roy. But her role is so minor. She hardly makes appearances, unlike Montgomery who played an active role in pretty much every episode. 

Information led Beckett and Espo to a hotel room where they were attacked by Cole Maddox, a link in their case. After an amazing fight scene, he was gone. That is, until he showed up at the infamous “Mr. Smith’s” place to demand the files so he can put “Kate Beckett in the ground for good.” Looks like we have someone new to focus on next season, as well as putting a face to the voice of Mr. Smith.

You have to love how hardcore Esposito is. He was having Beckett’s back, no matter the cost. And it cost him. Gates laid the smack down and put both detectives on leave. It doesn’t make too much of a difference to Beckett, who decided to resign instead. Javi is now pissed at Ryan for going to Gates. Could our favorite bromance be over?

The Moment Caskett Fans Have Been Waiting For. The episode could have been titled “Finally” for several reasons. We finally put a face to Mr. Smith, moved higher up the chain of who is after Beckett, Alexis graduated - and Beckett made her move towards Castle.

There were two moments early in the episode that made me excited:

  1. Kate held Castle’s hand and agreed to have a movie night with him. To me, that was enough because that was all I expected to get. Little did I know, things were about to finally move forward.
  2. After four seasons, Beckett gave into her feelings and went to Castle. Looking insanely hot and drenched from the rain, Beckett made her move. The knock on the door was enough to get the heart beating. What came next? Even more hot than Kate in her rain-soaked clothes. The two finally hooked up! 

So Castle fans, what did you think of the much anticipated event? Was it everything you wanted and more? The smiles on their faces said it all. It must be noted the great skills that were displayed tonight. Nathan Fillion, one who is known for being able to act with just a look, put out so much emotion. It was impressive. What else was impressive? Stana Katic’s fight scene on the roof. Seriously, kudos to both actors for bringing it in the finale.

A Priest on Castle

Things To Think About:

  • Who is Cole Maddox? How big of a role will he play next season?
  • Will Kate go back to the precinct or is her resignation for good?
  • Can Javi and Ryan make up?
  • Will Mr. Smith come forward to help Kate?
  • Alexis is heading to college, will we see more or less of her?
  • And the big question - what will happen next for Kate Beckett and Rick Castle? Is a relationship in their future?
  • Just a minute of Lanie once again.
  • How much do you miss Captain Montgomery?
Castle Season 4 Finale Scene
So TV Fanatics, Season Four of Castle has ended. It was a solid years, with a few ups and downs, but an enjoyable ride all the way through. We have all summer to think about the Caskett hook up and our new villain, Cole Maddox.

September will be here before we know it. See you back here, same time, same place, in the fall. 


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On february24th's episode of castle there was an error which I noticed, but no one else in my household did. when castle opened the refrigerator in room 147, he claimed that no one could see how many bottles of water there was in it because of the way the door was opened by the victim. however, when the first person confessed to the murder and described to kate how she did it, the refrigerator's door in the room was opened and you could see the bottles of water


awsome acting in these shows. really biting nails and sitting on the edge of the sofas to see what will happen next. cudos to the writers for the stories, very well thought out. a really gereat show with great actors.


I don't do if anybody notice, but is that a new hair do for Ryan?? he looks really, really cute!!!


Castle right again and Beckett wrong again. Castle is always very gracious to Beckett. how different these two people are from the two in the very first episode. Becket has gone from only a moderately attractive woman to a very hot one. Castle very simply was never ever a ladies man if he was he would have never waited.


I just read a piece about whether Kate will finally tell Castle that she loves him? While Kate is more emotionally available then she has been in the past - she still harbors a deep seeded fear that Castle, or at least play boy Castle - just may have a hit it and quit It! So, she's not going to say those words just yet, in my option - and that is going to create some relationship tension, between the two of them. I would like to see them hold the "I love you, Castle" to the end of scene 5. This scene has to have a climatic ending that we be resolved in season 6 - it just makes sense. Something needs to happen to Castle for (1) and (2) a brief reappearance of Josh (marry me Kate) would be a great tension piece to push Castle towards at least the first real long-term step of commitment, but things go a rye with Cole, the Senator, Castle father, and the Vice President, and Castle ends up wounded - but have no fear Kate finds the ring, amidst all the other drama and tension in the last episode (the honeymoon is over).


I can't believe people are complaining about Nathan Fillion's weight. Personally, I think it makes him even sexier!!!! Loved the finale, so happy they finally got together and can't wait for the season premiere!


Unlike most of you I have watched 4 seasons in a month. I do have to say hats off to all fans who could patiently wait 4 years for them to finally face their feelings. I was desperate by the time I started season three. I could have choked them for not confronting each other with their chemistry. So obviously last night was a huge celebration for me when I watched "always". I did sleep in peace.
They should not have let Captain Montgomery go. However ingenious it is to be calling Gates Sir, I miss the Captain. There was a group dynamic that is missing now. Almost like NCIS with Vance. He is always the boss. With Montgomery it did feel different. Too bad they cannot make him undead. Padma


Wowwww! Loved d finale. Want to see more love from castle and kate... Also kate needs to say those word I love u to castle. Am such a huge fan. Can't wait for season 5


Castle is real TV cinematic magic! The writing is some of the best TV writing that I’ve experienced in sometime. There is one element that I like - the shifted roles of the two great film icons: Hepburn and Tracy, among others… Marlowe and the other writers have intentionally versed their roles, where Castle would be Tracy, Beckett is Tracy, and Castle is Hepburn-brilliant! Someone stated, “That there are many ways to say, “I love you,�� which is true – but I think for Kate to understand the depths of her own emotional space these words are important; remember she’s, played it emotional safe until now. I think the writers have given us a good look into the life of the Rodger women, which will include Kate, at some point and time. I know the finale for this series is a long ways down the road... Nevertheless, when the time comes, maybe they can end things with a retrospective scene - where young Dr. Alexis-M.E. is telling her little sister (of course Johanna for Kate’s mom) how their parents ended up together. As we watch Kate (season 4) finally stand in the great halls of justice (the Supreme Court), and Castle there to support her (with their classic handholding) and the scene fades with “Always and Forever.� Believe me whenever this show ends I will be in tears. Hurry, Season 5 - until then everyone have a Great Summer!


My Personal Wish List for Castle Season 5: 1.) That ABC will stop messing around with the time slots of great shows, if its not broken stop trying to fix it!
2.) That Kate and Alexis form a real bond. 3.) Now that Kate has finally moved into Castle’s arms, can she find the words – “I Love You!�
4.) Get Ryan and Esposito back together, along with that certain love interest with a certain M.E.
5.) Kate moves in with Castle by Season 5′ end, after all they have been channeling Tracy and Hepburn with these two and it works! Real Fire Crackers…
and lastly
(6.) New cases after the mystery man is revealed and destoryed, 5 seasons are enough, else you turn this series into the “show where they look for the one armed man tooooo, long!) I can hardly wait for Season 5

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