Let’s take a moment to reminisce.
As the shot rang out, Det. Kate Beckett collapsed to the luscious, vibrant green cemetery grass, and Castle whispered those three words we’ve been waiting to hear.
“Kate, I love you. I love you, Kate,” Castle said, as he shielded her from harm’s way.
Fast forward to last week’s episode, “Dial M For Mayor,” in which it is revealed that Castle, who has been protecting Det. Beckett all season, is a well-placed pawn in the unnamed dark-shadowy figure’s game–Don’t forget that he received Capt. Montgomery’s files. This disclosure left fans reveling due to the unexpected connection between this episode and the murder of Beckett’s mother, Johanna.
Now let’s pause for a moment. In the season four premiere, Beckett told Castle she didn’t remember anything about the shooting and, more importantly, his confession of love. But later on reveals she remembers EVERYTHING about it.
OK, let’s now fast forward to tonight’s episode, “An Embarrassment of Bitches.” Reality Stars, murder, dogs and oh-so-unforgettable look between Kate and Castle as he caresses her hand. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself.
Make me melt.
While this episode airs tonight, Monday, Jan. 23 on ABC, it’s coming only weeks before the film-noir flashback episode in which we see, what Stana Katic called, “the ultimate expression of love.”
Take a deep breath and indulge.