ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 5, episode 22 review: What we learned in ‘Still’

CastleWhile it may be tempting to refer to Monday night’s new episode of “Castle” as a clip show, this is really doing the story a little bit of a disservice. After all, what we are really looking at here is so much more than that. It was an episode that brought us deep into the past of Castle and Beckett, showed how much Rick cares for her, and also provided a reveal that does somewhat change the dynamic at the precinct.

So what was it? The mere fact that Capt. Gates has known about Castle and Beckett being together for quite a long time now, but has just kept silent about it. However, she encouraged Castle and Beckett to kiss after they managed to work together to save Beckett’s life and also defuse a bomb that was on a pressure plate at her feet.

We can’t lie and say that it was obvious that the episode was filmed under a very tight production schedule, as it was a bonus one stuck at the end of production to fill up another week. We still did find reasons to laugh, reasons to cry, and reasons to be optimistic for the future. The only real issue with the episode comes in the fact that it occurred (at least per the airing schedule) a week after “The Squab and the Quail,” which hinted at trouble in paradise. This episode was originally supposed to air before, it but was delayed following the Boston bombing. Now, you have to be ready to start seeing more trouble for the relationship again next week with “The Human Factor.”

Overall, what was your take on “Still,” and did it deliver everything that you were hoping for? If you want to also check out some early scoop on the “Castle” finale, all you have to do is visit the story over here.

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