[Spoiler] Castle: ‘After the Storm’ … A Caskett-y Afterglow

We’ve made it, Castle fans! It’s time to bask in the Caskett-y afterglow, especially since ABC released a few sneak peek clips from the Castle season premiere.

Finally.

If you haven’t seen them, brace yourself. Fangirling is about to hit new levels. Insert numerous “Oh my god”s, excessive smiling, hands flailing and, maybe, some jumping up and down.

I could describe the wonderfulness of the firat sneak peek clip, but my words won’t do it justice, so here it is:

Ready for more? I thought so.

The second sneak peek is just as equally amazing. A Caskett walk of shame — who would’ve thought?

Take a peek:

Alexis hungover. Beckett forgetting her bra. Castle’s shirt is unbuttoned.

Enough said.

Welcome back, Castle! It’s been far, far too long!

We’re in the final stretch, only hours to go until the premiere, which airs after Dancing With The Stars.

I love Mondays! Happy Castle-ing!

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Castle: Holy. Fangirling. Season 5 Promo

“So it wasn’t a dream,” Castle asked as Beckett gleefully smiles in a white button-down shirt.

Holy. Fangirling.

I was excited for the season premiere of Castle on Monday, Sept. 24, but now I’m ECSTATIC — Not just ecstatic, but ECSTATIC.

Spoiler alert — If you haven’t finished season four, stop reading this post now and proceed to watching season four in its entirety.

If you have finished season four, then please feel free to join me in the fangirl section after watching the first promo released by ABC.

Here it is:

Please join me in complete Castle bliss, and this is just the beginning, my fellow Castle fans.

The first episode of Castle, “After the Storm,” premieres on ABC on Monday, Sept. 24 — less than a month!

Castle: The Kiss That Broke The Internet

It’s been a month since the season finale, titled “Always,” of ABC’s Castle aired. Usually I’ve always looked forward to summer but, honestly, is it September yet?

“Always” finally (FINALLY!) brought our two favorite leads together — the writer and his muse — in what I would like to call “The Kiss That Broke The Internet.”

If you haven’t seen it, then please take a moment to watch it now. You won’t be disappointed.

But, over the past four seasons, as Castle has assisted Beckett in the name of character research, we’ve seen numerous melt-worthy moments. In these moments, Castle has the ability to see through the protective shield she has put up. He has the ability to pinpoint who she is and how she feels, and Beckett knows he’s right.

As a result, Kate Beckett slowly lets her guard down, and we see the evolution of a well-written, strong female character.

So, to satisfy my longing for September and new episodes of Castle, I’ve compiled five of my favorite Castle make-me-melt moments. These are the moments that showcase Beckett’s strength but acknowledge her weaknesses and ability to turn them into opportunities for growth.”Most people come up against a wall, they give up. Not you. You don’t let go — You don’t back down. That’s what makes you extraordinary.”

1. “Most people come up against a wall, they give up. Not you. You don’t let go — you don’t back down. That’s what makes you extraordinary.”

2. “You know what I thought when I first met you? That you were a mystery I was never going to solve. Even now, after spending all this time with you, I’m still amazed at the depths of your strength, your heart and your hotness.”

3. “Well, Clara started off as Sophia, but she ended up being more like you. You know, smart, fierce, kind. I think that’s one of the reasons why I was to you, as a muse.”

4. “Just waiting for my partner. Maybe you’ve seen her — pretty girl, think she can leap tall buildings in a single bound, carries the weight of the world on her shoulders, yet, still manages to laugh at some of my jokes. Anyway, if you do see her, tell her she owes me about a hundred coffees.”

5. “How are you…? Because of everything we’ve been through together. Four years, I’ve been right here. Four years, just waiting for you to open your eyes and see that I’m right here. And, I’m more than a partner. Every morning I bring you a cup of coffee just so I can see a smile on your face because I think you are the most remarkable, maddening, challenging and frustrating person I’ve ever met. And I love you, Kate. If that means anything to you. If you care about me at all, just don’t do this.”
The last scene is the icing on the cake — it’s bittersweet. All of their secrets come out. Castle admits his love for her — not once, but twice. He puts his heart on the line and, in true Kate Beckett style, she does not back down. She does not give in, and that’s what makes it extraordinary.
If you haven’t watched an episode of Castle in your life, then you have the entire summer to get caught up.
And, if you do watch Castle and need your fix, ABC is currently airing reruns. ABC aired “Kill Shot” on Monday, June 4 and earned Castle it’s highest summer hiatus rerun to date, according Wetpaint Entertainment. “Cuffed” will be airing Monday, June 11 at 10/9 central.
Happy Castle-ing!

Castle: Secrets Explode & Walls Come Down

“Secrets are like time bombs,” Castle said. “Eventually… they explode,” expressed Beckett.

If you’ve been watching season four of ABC’s castle, then you’re well aware of the theme — secrets.

Well, one bomb has already exploded. In “47 Seconds,” as Beckett interrogates a bomb suspect without the help of her crime-novelist pal, she corners the suspect as she admits shock is not excuse.

“It was not the trauma. You don’t get to use that excuse,” Beckett said, as Castle unknowingly looked on. “The hell you don’t remember. Do you want to know trauma? I was shot in the chest and I remember every second of it.”

Since then, we’ve seen Castle painfully pull away from his muse. But, we’ve also seen Lanie, medical examiner and friend, nudge Beckett toward outwardly expressing her feelings for Castle to Castle.

As Beckett slowly works through her feelings, we’re inching ever so close to the season finale, which is scheduled to air May 7. Three episodes left, including Monday’s episode, “Headhunters.”

Much like Castle, I’ve resorted to creating grand theories in my head as to how the writers will push our two favorite leads together and, ultimately, how the season finale, which is titled “Always,” will play out.

1. Beckett’s wall comes down. How exactly — I don’t know. In “Rise,” the season premiere, Beckett said, “After my mother was killed, something inside me changed. It’s like I built up this wall inside. I don’t know — I guess I didn’t want to hurt like that again. I know I’m not going to be able to be the kind of person I want to be. I’m not going to be able to have the kind of relationship I want until that wall comes down. And that isn’t going to happen until I put this thing to rest.” As far as we’re concerned, Castle is still independently investigating her mother’s murder. Maybe Castle finds a piece of information that shines a brighter light on those involved. But, how does Kate handle the fact that Castle was independently investigating without her but to protect her? Which leads to the next point.

2. The files see daylight. In season three’s “Knockdown,” Beckett told Castle she believed her mother, Johanna Beckett, was killed because of case she was working on. Johanna had requested files that went missing. In the season finale, Capt. Montgomery sends, what I believe to be, those same files to the dark, shadowy figure, who we meet in the season four premiere and who also makes an appearance in “Dial M for Mayor.” If these files do come out, then Beckett’s safety isn’t guaranteed, as promised. The Castle writers have strategically made the presence of these files known in all episodes that involve Johanna Beckett’s murder. Why? Series Creator Andrew Marlowe and various actors have said the finale will be emotionally shocking — I’m thoroughly convinced the emotion stems from those files.

3. “My precinct is not a place for vendettas.” If those files are emotionally shocking and made public, then Capt. Gates would learn the nature of the cover up in regard to Capt. Montgomery’s involvement, and also that they were investigating the case after she had closed it, which leads me to believe that Beckett and possibly Ryan Esposito will be suspended from duty after this revelation. Will Capt. Gate’s suspension of the team push Castle and Beckett closer together? That is yet to be seen but, boy, I sure hope so!

Now, let’s focus on the present. In “Headhunters,” Castle seeks out another detective in an attempt to pull away from Beckett but he will quickly learn that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. We also see Kate have a Castle breakthrough with her therapist.

Take a look.

“What do you think he’s telling you with his behavior?” Dr. Burke said. “That maybe he’s not there anymore. That maybe he’s not ready. What if I waited too long?” Kate said.

Honestly, I hope Castle is put in an uncomfortable position as he is galavanting around New York with Det. Slaughter, who is played by “Firefly” alum Adam Baldwin, and comes to terms with his feelings about not only Beckett but also dets. Ryan and Esposito.

It’s finally here, Castle fans. The day has finally arrived.

Please note Castle shouting, “NPYD!”

Castle: Girl Talk & a Big Opportunity

The weekend is finally here. For some people, that’s an expression of relief and excitement. But, for me, that expression represents, “Thank god it’s the weekend, only a few more days until a new episode of Castle!”

The latest episode, “47 Seconds,” which left me heartbroken, where Castle learns that Beckett remembers everything from the day she was shot. In case you forgot, she has denied remembering any part of it, specifically the whispering of “I love you, Kate” by  Castle, for the entirety of the season.

What’s more, her secret comes out and she isn’t aware that Castle knows. It breaks my heart.

Well, let’s look on the bright side. It’s Saturday, which means Castle is two days away. And, the latest sneak peeks have been released for the upcoming episode, “The Limey.” Here they are:

1. It’s time for some girl talk. It’s about time Lanie talked some sense into Kate. “The guy is crazy about you. And despite your little act, you’re crazy about it. What? Was that supposed to be some big secret.” Thank god, plain and simple. This is the first time we really get a little insight into Kate’s perspective. We always get that with Castle, whether it be with Martha or Alexis. So writers, I thank you for this and would love to see more of it.

2. “I feel like I just walked into a bad episode of Miami Vice,” said Kate Beckett. Break my heart. Castle regresses to his playboy ways and rubs it in Kate’s face. After last week, Kate will need to be the one who speaks up.

3. And instead of speaking up, Kate makes Castle jealous. In “47 Seconds,” Martha said that Castle cannot work side-by-side with Beckett and turn his feelings off. He disagrees and said he can. Welcome back, feelings and emotions!

 4. In case you  missed the promo for “The Limey,” then here it is. Please note the narrator’s words, “An opportunity so big, she better grab it before it’s lost forever.” Is that a little foreshadowing? My imagination is running wild with various theories. Remember, Stana revealed Castle fans will be a 12 on a scale of one to 10 by the end of the season, so let’s remain positive.

5. And finally, to hold you over until Monday, here is a fantastic fan video.  I’m OBSESSED with the song “Poison & Wine” by The Civil Wars, and this video contains the latest Castle and Beckett moments. Absolutely phenomenal.

Two days, Castle fans. Two days.

For the latest information on Castle, check out Wetpaint Entertainment. It’s my go-to website for TV news.

Castle: Dancing Away With Death

Happy Monday, everyone! Today we have an all-new episode of ABC’s Castle titled, “A Dance With Death” and the premiere of another one of my personal favorites, Dancing With The Stars (Which is all happening while -A is revealed on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars) — Tonight’s TV festivities are almost better than a child on Christmas morning.

If you’ve been out of the Castle loop for the past few weeks, then let’s get up to speed.

1. Tonight’s episode is a Dancing With The Stars inspired murder mystery. This is a genius promotional tie-in for DWTS, which often contributes to a significant ratings lead-in. Watch the promo now.

2. Calm before the storm. “A Dance With Death” will be the last lighthearted episode before secrets are revealed (“I love you. I love you, Kate” — just thought I’d refresh your memory) “This was the season of secrets. Those secrets are going to start to come out and they’re going to have repercussions for of our characters and will lead to a very exciting, very emotional conclusion to the season,” Andrew Marlowe, the show creator, said to TVGuide.com. “It will be an emotionally explosive episode that will leave both of our characters changed.”

3. ABC has set the finale date for Castle. ABC has ordered 23 episodes for the fourth season with episode 18 airing tonight. With only six episodes left, the Castle season finale will air on Monday, May 7. Let’s not even begin to think about four months without a new episode of Castle.

4. Thus far, our two favorite leads, Castle and Beckett, have not addressed the concerns they possess toward each other. But Stana Katic, Det. Kate Beckett, revealed that “true Caskett fans are going to be well-pleased by the end of the season.” Katic told TVGuide.com, “We’re well on our way in that direction.”

5. The Paley Center for the Media hosted the cast of Castle as they answered fan questions at PaleyFest 2012. You can watch the video here with the entire cast. You do not want to miss this — it’s funny and reveals even more Castle-Beckett goodness that will send shippers reveling.

Happy Monday, Castle fans! Indulge a little — you deserve it.

Castle: A Hand Caress That Will Make You Melt

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.