ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 8, episode 2 reaction: Does twist change Castle, Beckett forever?

Castle Beckett --We run the risk of starting this “Castle” article off like a broken record, but we really do believe that Rick and Kate are going to find a way to eventually make their relationship work. Was the twist at the end of this past episode heartbreaking and a little unnecessary? You could argue that it was, mostly because we feel like you could have still have Beckett secretly investigating what was going on while still being with her husband; also, these two people really should be well aware by now that they don’t need to hide things from each other. The whole “I’m trying to protect you” statement is something that does not fly as much for us as it did before we heard it used on approximately 200 other TV shows.

Yet, despite our qualms, we still have faith. For us, the fun of the show is seeing Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion share time together onscreen solving cases, and this is something that will be coming on next week’s new episode. You will see more of that trademark fun; it’s not like Terence Paul Winter and Alexi Hawley are unfamiliar with this show and what fans want. They’re going to be bringing some of that.

As a matter of fact, Winter said the following to TVLine about their intentions:

“In every single episode, they do end up working together. They end up building theory together. They have all those delightful put-togethers. The sparks between them are electric if not more than ever, and that’s one of the main reasons why we made this bold choice.”

We’ve heard for months that for them, this show is about preserving the love story of Rick and Kate. We’re going to continue to believe that, and what we do like is diving a little more into the psychology of Beckett as someone who has this inescapable obsession with justice to the point where it pushes away those around her. There is a certain darkness when you look at the character this way, how committed she is and even how little time she spends away from work.

Stay tuned, since we’ll have more on the direction of the season as we hear more. Also, you can sign up now in the event you want some further TV news on everything we cover, sent right over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: ABC.)

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