ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 6, episode 1 review: Are Castle, Beckett engaged? Plus, a stunner

Castle and Beckett -We’ll start off this review of the “Castle” season 6 premiere with something that you have been surely wanting to know for quite a long time now: Whether or not we are going to see Castle and Beckett as an engaged couple anytime soon. Well, here’s your answer: Yes! Unfortunately, there is a wrinkle in here that could end up having their engagement be very, very short … and also very tragic. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)

At the end of the episode, it was revealed that thanks to being in the wrong place at the wrong time after getting himself involved in Beckett’s new investigation, Castle is now suffering from a serious case of poisoning. As a matter of fact, he will be dead within 24 hours. We are hoping of course that he’ll make it through, especially given that the show is entitled “Castle” and we don’t see the focus shifting to Alexis all of a sudden. The real drama to us is going to be seeing how he and Beckett handle what is the worst possible situation for them, and if there is a way he can be saved so that his life will continue as normal.

As briefly referenced, Beckett is working for the time being in Washington, which makes matters rather difficult on the couple. They barely see each other, and Castle is having to do something here that he is not entirely good at in actually staying out of Beckett’s business. Is that difficult for him? You better believe it, and it’s made worse that he doesn’t want to be at home. Alexis has a new boyfriend Pi staying at the place, and he’s a somewhat-delusional guy from Amsterdam who eats fruit and nothing else. We guess the heart wants what the heart wants…

This was a strange premiere in some ways. Ryan and Esposito were relegated to small roles, while Captain Gates and Lanie were basically nonexistent. That is going to change in the future, but for now, the plan here is to clearly try and set the stage for the Caskett relationship, and to see they can make this long-distance thing work. Of course, Castle has to survive first before we even get to that. “Valkyrie” was an intense, excellent hour, and this would easily be the best “Castle” season ever if all episodes are like this.

What did you think of the premiere? Be sure to share below! Stay tuned, as we’re going to have a preview link here where you can find out more about next week’s installment. (You can watch the promo for the episode, called “Dreamworld,” here! It’s going to be a big one.)

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