Castle and Beckett sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g (Warning: Season 5 'Castle' premiere spoilers!)
So…they’re together! Really together. Castle and Beckett, game on.
Except that Castle makes her hid in his closet when his mom shows up unexpectedly. (The closet? Really, Castle?!)
“It wasn’t your finest hour,” Beckett says, clearly unimpressed that she had to sneak out his place while he reprimanded his daughter Alexis about being hung over.
But, it isn’t a one-way street. When Ryan shows up at Beckett’s door with files about her mother’s case, Beckett admits that she too is not quite ready to have her relationship with Castle out in the open.
Will it really be a whole season of dodging Ryan and Esposito, making out in elevators and hiding in closets?
Of course, duty calls, and the pair has no time to canoodle. Ryan reveals that Michael Smith, the guy who had been protecting Beckett was being hunted down by Maddox, the guy that tried to kill her in the Season 4 Finale.
“This was supposed to be over,” Beckett insists. “I don’t know how to do this. I’m not even a cop anymore.”
Though not being in uniform doesn’t stop her and Castle from doing what they do best – tracking down hard-to-find witnesses and criminals…which, of course, they do.
And it wouldn’t be a season premiere without Beckett and Castle held up at gunpoint and held as hostages, which, of course, they are.
“If we got murdered right now, I’d feel so ripped off,” Castle says, with his hands zip-tied behind his back.
“Me too,” Beckett agrees.
“We should’ve done that four years ago,” Castle says.
After being rescued (and almost found out by Espo!), Beckett and Castle source Senator William Bracken, who’s being groomed to become president, as involved in Beckett’s
“I have information that will destroy your career,” Beckett says, calling him from inside his political rally, revealing that she found an incriminating file she pieced together with Castle, Esposito and Ryan.
And then things get really dark.
Beckett pulls a gun (!) on the senator, demanding that the protection Michael Smith gave her was now his responsibility. “And if anything happens to me or anyone I care about, that file goes public,” says badass Beckett. “I am done being afraid, it’s your turn now.”
She doesn’t shoot (thank god!) but does punch him, leaving a scar on his face. “Every time you see it think of me,” she says, insisting that she will now get justice for others instead of for her mom.
But the episode ends on a lighter note, with Beckett alluding to serving out the rest of her suspension behind closed doors…with Castle.
Oooooooh – Beckett and Castle, sitting in a tree…k-i-s-s-i-n-g!
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