25 Things That Make No Sense About Castle and Beckett's Relationship
For eight seasons, ABC's Castle stole the hearts of fans everywhere. crime solving adventures of Rick Castle, mystery writer turned criminal consultant, and 15 Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic may have dated at one point early days of Kevin and Jenny's relationship when it began to play out on screen. that Stana Katic – who played Kate Beckett on Castle for the last 8 years – was “She and Nathan – who plays her husband Richard Castle — have not relationship between Stana and Nathan that was the deal breaker. This week's episode of ABC's Castle opened with Kate wondering if Rick was by raising, repeatedly, big questions about the “Caskett” relationship. .. He just serves as an instrument to explore various Beckett's issues and.
That I have to find this out online!!! This is my family! Certain people believe that once a couple is together, the stories stop being interesting as the couple settles into its day-to-day life and routine, the excitement of the chase all but gone. The build up is over and done with, and writers are now forced to rely on familiar domestic tropes that often don't fit the genre of the series that they're producing. Castle has unfortunately been discussed in this regard, particularly after season five, and even more so once the creative control of the series changed following season six.
What's less common, however, is for viewers to become totally divided against one another because of where they place their primary interest. Most fans seem to believe that, based on its title and ostensible main character credit, the series is Rick's and should have been more clearly anchored as such, rather than spend so much time on Beckett's separate story arcs. However, some fans believe the opposite, claiming that Beckett's stories were more interesting, and the show should have been hers to begin with-- with or without Rick present at all.
It shouldn't be a surprise, then, that inspiration for a crucial part of his character came from a very unlikely place. Castle's sarcasm, charm, and puppy dog love for Beckett was adorable, while her tough, no-nonsense, keep things in reality persona was the yin to his yang.
It worked until it didn't. When they finally got together, the flow of the show didn't change, nor did Beckett's lack of conviction about Castle.
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She, of course, decided not to tell him after seeing that he was with his ex-wife. At another point in the show, their partnership had verbally been ended, but she quickly made amends so that he wouldn't leave. Sure, their characters were married and in love with each other because that is what the story called for. However, the whole idea of suspension of disbelief was almost impossible. It became obvious that viewers were watching Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic play two characters.
In the earlier seasons, it was easy to get lost in the story of Castle and Beckett, not Fillion and Katic. Beckett became angry with Castle after he informed her that he was working with a "mystery man" to keep her safe. To do this, however, he had to keep her from working on her mother's case. Beckett told him that their partnership was over for good after hearing about this. In season 3, Castle continues to pursue Beckett and we even see the two holding hands for the first time.
Kate obviously has hidden feelings for Castle, but she continues her relationship with a doctor anyway. However, this is not to say that she didn't enjoy him constantly "pulling on her pigtails. In fact, we even see her walk into the station carrying a box full of Richard Castle books.
Later in the series, Beckett sneaks off to the restroom at the station to read some of the latest book, only to have Castle pop in above stall. He knows that she is looking for the steamy scene and tells her what page to find it on before leaving.
Beckett dates another man with a badge later on: The two have an on and off again relationship. Again these two were just alike, but his job required constant relocation. Then there was Josh Davidson, a doctor.
No matter the situation they were in or the emotional strain between the pair, he was always there for her. Perhaps it had something to do with his issues of abandonment. She is also a comic book fan, having bought her first when she was 14 and envisioning herself as Elektra if she had a choice of what character to be.
She was also raised by her father to be a baseball fan. Beckett went to Stuyvesant High Schoola public school in New York City reserved for highly gifted students; in " Food to Die For ", she becomes reacquainted with her old high school friend, Madison Queller, who stated they shared 9th grade French and expressed her surprise that "the biggest scofflaw at Stuy became a cop". She then studied pre-law at Stanford Universitydreaming of becoming the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Courtbefore transferring to New York University after her mother's death to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Between her junior and senior year of college, she spent a semester studying in KievUkraine. Throughout the series, Beckett demonstrates functional knowledge of a broad range of general topics she has studied, to the point of having ready familiarity with and informed opinions on those topics, even in subjects she did not specialize in during her education or subsequent career, such as literature or economics.
Castle occasionally remarks that he finds her intelligent and educated and that his character of Nikki Heat was written to reflect these traits.
Her mother's murder[ edit ] On January 9,when she was 19, her mother, Johanna, was stabbed to death while on her way to meet with Jim and Kate for dinner. The detective in charge of the investigation, Detective John Raglan, was apparently never able to find the killer and attributed her death to random gang violence. Kate, though, believes that there was more to her mother's murder than a random killing, thinking that the investigating detectives ignored every other evidence that could lead them to her mother's murderer.
He was later killed while trying to tell Kate very important information. Her father took Johanna's death hard and became an alcoholic. She was eventually able to help her father get through it. She has since worn her mother's wedding ring as a necklace for "the life she lost" and her father's watch for "the life she saved". Johanna's death inspired Kate to become a cop: She also wanted a position in the force where she could investigate her mother's death further.
Richard Castle's books and the fictional shows Nebula 9 and Temptation Lane also apparently had its share of helping Kate get through her mother's death. Upon completion, she was sworn into the New York City Police Department and assigned to the 12th Precinct as a probationary patrol officer; her training officer was Mike Royce Jason Beghewho according to Beckett was "the only one who understood the obsession that drove her".
His stories and influence in her life later led to her falling in love with him. After Captain Montgomery was killed in action inhis position was filled by Captain Gates.
Over the next few days, she learns that Maddox was working for Senator William H. Bracken Jack Colemanwho was the ultimate mastermind behind her mother's murder.
Because her resignation wasn't processed, Captain Gates allowed her to remain on the force after serving out the suspension she was assigned for disobeying orders. After talking it over with Castle, she decides to accept the job. However, although Beckett made a positive impression on her colleagues for her investigative skills, she soon found herself unable to make the necessary moral compromises for her new role, jeopardizing a plan to infiltrate a major crime syndicate to protect a young woman who would have been forced to act as the mole.
As a result, Beckett was fired, leaving her briefly unemployed due to station budget cuts preventing Gates from simply re-hiring her. Despite this, Castle was able to get her job back after he helped to reunite a prominent politician with his long-lost daughter in "Number One Fan", the city official wanting to thank the team for their role in bringing his family together.
InBeckett took the Captain's exam, which she passed with flying colors. She is also investigated as a possible candidate for the New York State Senate. Beckett is forced to have Castle consult on the case, and though she tries to contain his access, he repeatedly violates police protocol. Although the killer is apparently caught when he leaves his fingerprints on a note he allegedly sent to Castle, Castle convinces Beckett to continue the investigation based on a hunch, the two discovering that the killer was actually Allison's brother, setting up a mentally ill client of his sister—a social worker—so that he could claim the majority of their father's estate due to his father suffering from terminal cancer.
By the end of the pilot, Castle uses his friendship with the Mayor to get partnered with Beckett under the pretense of conducting research for a new series of novels starring a detective based on Beckett. And kind of slutty. Castle also confirmed that Beckett "does have a history with an unsolved crime" which inspires her to build "case[s] that would never fall apart in court".
By the fifth episode,  Beckett tells Castle that it had been her mother, Johanna Beckett, a New York civil rights attorney, who had been violently murdered, and that Beckett became a cop because she wanted to be a detective who did not commit what she felt was the investigating detective's mistake of "pigeon-holing" crimes she explained to Castle that she believes that her mother's killer was never caught because the investigating detectives simply assumed that she was killed in a botched robbery and ignored all evidence to the contrary, such as the fact that her mother still had her purse and keys when she was found.
She explained that she now wears her mother's wedding ring on a necklace for "the life [she] lost" and her father's watch for "the life [she] saved" when she helped him recover from his alcoholism. She also reads mystery fiction as a result, hoping to gain insight into murderers' motives, and is not so secretly one of Castle's fans, although her main strength as a detective lies in her ability to empathize with the relatives of violent crimes, which she does "better than anyone [Montgomery] knows".
Castle got the case file from Esposito. It is revealed in the episode by Sorenson that Beckett once waited in line for an hour just to get one of Castle's books signed, and also how his novels helped her through her mother's death.
In the first-season finale, Beckett angrily refuses Castle's help in reopening her mother's murder investigation—having concluded after conducting her own investigations after joining the force that focusing on her mother's death would destroy her life—stating that if Castle interferes, it will end his police collaboration with her.
Despite this, Castle confronts Beckett at the end of the episode with evidence that her mother was targeted for murder. At the beginning of season 2 she forgives Castle for his indiscretion about her mother's murder after he delivers a heartfelt apology. During this period it was also revealed that Beckett speaks Russian after a semester in Kiev between her junior and senior year, as well as spending a brief period modeling when she was seventeen on the grounds that it seemed easier than waitressing although the only shown photograph of her modeling period is her in tennis gear.
Her partnership with Castle is later extended after Castle receives a three-book publishing deal after the success of the debut Nikki Heat novel. Murray, after realizing the wound similarities between the victim and Beckett's mother.
Murray then reveals to Beckett that there is no doubt in his mind, that the victim is killed by the same man that murdered her mother. At first she is informed by a corrupt philanthropist Dick Coonan that it is a contract killer named "Rathborne" that killed her mother and the four other victims. After the exchange goes bust she realizes that Coonan himself is the killer—given that he implied awareness of her connection to "Rathborne" without Beckett having made any reference to her mother's death—and as she goes to arrest and confront him, he takes Castle hostage.
Castle manages to free himself but Coonan comes charging after him, only to have Beckett shoot him in the chest, killing him instantly. Though she gains some closure for having dealt with the assailant that killed her mother, she still must figure out who ordered her mother's death. In the same episode, Castle states that he will stop shadowing her and feels guilty that Beckett had to kill in order to save his life.
However, Beckett tells him to stay, admitting that she has grown accustomed to Castle "pulling on [her] pigtails"—although she threatens to shoot him if he mentions that to anyone else—that he makes her hard job more fun, and that she wants him to be there when she finally finds whoever ordered her mother's murder.
Beckett's training officer after leaving the academy was Mike Royce; who according to Beckett was "the only one who understood the obsession that drove [her]". One of their cases involved a karaoke bar; another involved a monkey. While she tells Royce that she was in love with him, she later reveals that she was lying by saying it in order to keep him talking on the phone long enough to get a trace.
However, after telling Castle that she lied about loving Royce, she walks off with tears clearly visible in her eyes. In the episode " Knockdown " John Raglan, the detective who investigated the case of Johanna Beckett's murder, contacts Beckett. Beckett and Castle meet with him and just as he is about to tell them something about the murder, he is shot by a sniper right before their eyes.
Joe had always claimed to be innocent and told a story about cops who tried to kidnap him, but when Arman intervened the cops had him killed. Nobody believed him except Johanna Beckett, who was later killed in the same alley as Arman. Evidence leads to dirty cops Raglan and McCallister. McCallister had been Arman's partner at the time of his murder.
Raglan and McCallister had been kidnapping and blackmailing mobsters until the incident with Arman. Ryan and Esposito traced down the shooter, a contract killer named Hal Lockwood who appeared out of the blue in The two detectives get kidnapped by him and are tortured until Castle and Beckett save them.
Both Lockwood and McCallister were arrested. In the course of this investigation Beckett reveals her home-made murder board for the case to Castle, which she built the summer before. In the season three finale " Knockout " Lockwood kills McCallister behind bars and breaks free at his official hearing at court.
From now on he is hunting down Beckett. It is revealed that there was a third cop involved in the murder of Arman—Beckett's current captain, Roy Montgomery. He admits he shot Arman, but also tells her that he has all the necessary evidence to bring the so-called dragon down. He confesses everything to Beckett and sacrifices himself for her. His last act before dying is killing Lockwood. At his funeral Beckett gets shot by another unknown sniper.
While she is lying on the ground Castle finally confesses his love for her. In the season four premiere " Rise " Beckett barely survives the assassination attempt on her and takes three months off to recuperate. In this time Castle, Ryan and Esposito were tracking the money of Montgomery, Raglan and McCallister, but the evidence was destroyed in a fire in Beckett doesn't want to believe this, and only after Castle has a long talk to her does Beckett decide to see her therapist again.
Castle only talked so seriously to her about this because of a call he received from a "mysterious man", who claimed to be an old friend of Montgomery and in possession of the evidence against the dragon and is now blackmailing him in order to keep Beckett safe. Later in the fourth season, in the episode " Dial M for Mayor " the case surfaces again, but only Castle realizes this thanks to the "mysterious man", who informs him that the dragon wants to blame Castle's old friend the mayor with the murder of a young woman in order to get rid of the mayor and Castle.
Without Castle there would be nobody who could keep Beckett from investigating her mother's case and as soon she does this, the deal between the "mysterious man" and the "dragon" is over and Beckett would no longer be safe.
The "mysterious man" arranges for another man who looks guilty to take the fall, but if he is really the murderer is not completely clear. In the season four finale " Always ", Cole Maddox, the man who shot Beckett in the season three finale, returns and tries to find the "mysterious man" who is blackmailing his employer the "dragon".
Castle tries to talk Beckett out of everything, but as soon he reveals the existence of his mysterious informant Beckett breaks off her partnership with him. Castle is more willing to go than ever before, but he just can't let Beckett throw her life away again. Beckett and Esposito trace down Maddox alone, who defeats both of them and leaves Beckett hanging on the edge of a tall building.
In this moment she realizes that Castle is more important to her than justice for her mother. After Gates suspends her and Esposito, she quits and goes directly to Castle. While the two are spending their first night together, Maddox visits the "mysterious man" and threatens him.
In the season five premiere " After the Storm ", Castle, Beckett and Ryan manage to trace down the "mysterious man" — Michael Smith, an old friend of Montgomery.
When Beckett and Castle find him he is in a very bad shape: Maddox had tortured him to learn where the files are.
One of them is burned in Smith's fireplace, another one is hidden in an old storage building. Castle and Beckett head there, but Maddox was waiting for them. Esposito turns up and frees the two out of their hostage situation. Meanwhile, Maddox tries to open the safe with the files, but he is killed by a booby trap and the file is destroyed. The team attempt to reconstruct the files and discover an account number of U. Senator and former New York assistant district attorney William Bracken, revealing that he is the "dragon".
After they are told Smith is out of surgery, Beckett and Castle go to see him, but he refuses to help them.
He is then murdered by one of Bracken's men, though it is made to look like a heart attack. Beckett goes to Bracken and threatens him with the bluff that she has a third copy of the files, and that she is going to publish them if he goes near her or somebody she cares about.
Beckett had recently discovered that Bracken was using Vulcan's drug money to prepare a run for the presidency. Bracken captures her, actually berates her for not appreciating that ordering her mother's death eventually made Beckett the good cop she is today, then leaves his thugs to kill her.