yeah! sneak peeks. looks like a good episode!
Extra points if she calls Castle "sir" in the episode.
Or says, "Had a kinda poetry to it." Like fellow Firefly alum Sean Maher, she took time off to focus on parenting and so isn't as well known as other former Firefly actors. However, she's incredibly talented and I hope we see much, much more of her. Seriously, if you haven't seen Firefly, get on Hulu and watch the pilot ("Serenity"). Gina Torres is one of those actresses who's so good you don't notice how effortlessly cool she is until you see some other big name actor try to do the same thing. (It's also an incredible example of Nathan's dramatic range. On Castle, he mainly plays himself, and so only once in a while does he get to show off just how good he is. On Firefly, his character was more like Beckett-- dark and driven and devoid of hope.) Now I have to hope they'll somehow do a Firefly reunion episode in Season 7, bringing back Detective Slaughter, Torres's character, and others so you have an excuse to get the whole cast back together.
Gina Torres! Love her! Can't wait to see this episode! When they were casting for Gates Gina was my first choice, but unfortunately/fortunately she was on Suits. I say that because as much as I would have loved her on Castle, I absolutely love her on Suits as Jessica Pearson! Gina is a bad *beep*!Stana and Gina in the same room? Nathan and Gina in the same room AGAIN! That's just too much awesomeness in one room! Bring it!
am i the only one that found those clips boring?
what do you want...the whole episode shown in the clips. No point showing the main scenes because who will watch the episode then.
I didn't find them boring either. In fact I want to see the finishing of the conversation between Gina and Stana after she broke her nail. Cant wait any longer.baileyanna
I wouldn't say they were boring, but they didn't give anything away at all. With all the rumours and spoilers around this episode, I guess people were expecting something more juicy in the sneaks. There will probably be more though (there's usually at least 3) and I suspect they're saving the best for last. To be honest, sometimes I find the sneaks can give too much away so I prefer them to be a little less revealing like this.
There's a new #3 out now too. Also boring. Honestly, I have no idea why they release these things. They almost never include a GREAT scene.
I am glad they release these types so the goodies will be a surprise!
2nd Sneak peek was what Stana had to film instead of going to the peoples choice awards! i cant wait to see what this gift is that wounds up in the wrong hands!! eeeek
I haven't seen one Firefly episode so I don't know who Gina Torres is, but I really liked the second sneak peek. I still think Gates will wind up with Castle's gift for Kate, can't wait to see how that's resolved. I really hope that she'll finally find out about Rick and Kate are together.
*I meant "that Rick and Kate are together".
I dont know about anyone else but this episode looks amazing. I loved Gina Torres in firefly. And now her in this. It has gotta be good. then again I have loved every episode this season and the seasons before. I just don't want to wait until monday. that is the only thing that sucks. the waiting.Come on monday get here faster. I really dont care about my weekend.total castle fan!!!!baileyanna
Do you guys think that we'll see any kind of progression in the c/b relationship?
I'm not holding out much hope for anything; I'd be very pleasantly surprised if we did though, either in this episode or the two-parter. Mutual ILYs would be nice, Rick has told Kate but Kate has never told him yet. It is V Day after all, perfect opportunity.
I wouldn't hold my breath for a I love you til the 100th ep or the finale. But hopefully we'll see some emotional intimacy between the two of them during the sweeps.
Anon at 4:27, that's cool. I'd be ok with Kate telling him in the 100th ep or finale. As long as she tells him before the season is out, come on. I don't know, it's weird, but on one hand I'm not expecting much from this V Day episode but on the other hand, I have this feeling like we'll be really pleasantly surprised. :) I hope it's the latter.
I think we should see as much as in the "Santa's ep".It's true that we can wonder when there will be a ILY or intimate scene, I mean, they seem so close resolving a case and, sometimes, so far from a young couple...I bet Marlowe's got a "magical" box to kill us in a happy way...The question is: When will he gonna get it out??
Ugh, I hope this one is better than the Christmas one.
With those who say this will equal the Christmas episode. Meh. I'm sure Beckett and her mom celebrated Valentine's Day together too, LOL. So she can't possibly buy Castle a gift, LOL.
Guys, lower all your expectations. It's better that way. Altogether now, let's say: "I expect no Caskett moment in this episode... I expect no Caskett moment in this episode.... I expect no Caskett moment in this episode".... and on and on. It's all in the conditioning of the mind.
And if Marlowe decided to throw us a bone and give us even a wrist rub or some love eyeballs between Caskett, be sure to send him huge shout outs and gratitude for the gift he decided to give us.
Anon at 9:10 and anon at 9:54, too funny! LOL!!!
yeah, i am with you guys, i finally decided to lower all my expectations and so, enjoyed the wrist rub in Recoil:) lol! I talked with my hubby about this lack of Caskett prob. I have and he is on the side of the writers are smart for not giving us too much and it's a crime procedural numero uno, etc.........I guess a reality check for an unsatisified shipper who is really trying to roll with it:).........So, I really at this point don't expect more than a peck and maybe some love eyeballs.......and I will be okay with that:) IF it gives us Season 6 b/c they want to stretch things out, then, I'd rather have Season 6 than all teh coupledom I crave:) I don't even think about the ILY anymore........
welcome in the club anon 10:41 ;-)
Ummmm...I expect no Caskett moment in this episode,,I expect no Caskett moment in this episode...yeah,yeah, I got it. If I do this another million times I may be able to convince my shipper heart that it's absolutely normal for a couple that has loved and desired each other for sooo long not to want to just f*ck their brains out and maybe my silly shipper heart won't shatter into tiny little pieces and maybe I won't have to gargle with bottles of Listerine to rinse out the bitter after- taste of soul-crushing disappointment...just maybe...ummmm,ummmm...Who the f*ck am I kidding?? I will be glued to the TV this Monday night, eagerly anticipating ANY Casketty moment only to hear the unmistakeable sound of my stubborn heart imploding...sigh! Hope floats...I know, I know, I have to lay off the caffeineMino..
ABC seems to be promoting this more of a Firefly reunion rather than a Valentine's episode. It maybe wiser, since the Firefly fans are more inclined to tune in rather than the frustrated Caskett fans
Like the 4th sneak peek, love the banter and them actually acting like they possibly could be a couple Haha! :o)
I really don't get this sarcasm from some fans about Caskett not acting like a couple. I guess it depends on your definition of what a couple looks like, but they certainly are acting like a couple to me.I don't get it.Everything you guys complain about we have gotten from them this seasom either shown or implied, which is normal for tv and movies to use subtext because they can't show everything.This is not a fan fic. This is a tv show that has a crime to solve each episode, show the supporting cast, and throw in the relationship stuff.We have been told they have sex and have seen ithe beginning of it in Always and Murder. It was heavily implied in After The Storm, mildly implied in the open scene of Cloudy, referenced in Secret's Safe With Me and Probable Cause, and we saw them preparing to spend the night together in Final Fontier and he makes her breakfast in bed as mentioned in Finak as well. Are you guys not paying attention or too dense to realize that we aren't going to see them making love as often as you want? We are 13 episodes in and have gotten more than a few kisses and hugs and the way they.solve crimes togetger has always been a part of their passion, yet some of you fans think we are going to see them fucking each other's brains out. It just ain't gonna happen and doesn't with a lot of shows on network tv. You have shows that do a lot of love scenes, but that has NEVER been Castle.We had Ellie Monroe and Rick and Meredith and Rick in how many seasons?It's like soke of you expect to see Castke treat Beckett like sex between them is meaningless.It's not, which is why we had Always heavy kissing to show us their first time, then the fun and sexy teasing in After The Storm, and sweet kissing in Murder....Beckett is different. The kinky stuff between them will always be implied or teased in a cloud of subtext. That has always been Marlowe's style and even in showcasing their flirty and sexy banter. It gets your imagination going.For those who complain they don't watch tv for subtext, turn the channel. I can guarantee you even if a showrunner showed you a couple sexing each otger up they won't have the chemistry or the great storytelling that Marlowe has in Castle and its stars Nathan and Stana.I watched Damon and Elena break the house down sexing each other and I felt NADA and their romance is so damn contrived with history being rewritten to force the couple down my throat. Elena doesn't have to do that with Stefan and their love and chemistry is 100 times better and more natural and organic.That's why I love Marlowe's writing style. I don't need to see it all to feel the love and chemistry between Caskett. Nathan and Stana have amazing chemistry.I think this show is too clever for some of its viewers. No offense.
Hi, my name is Baileyanna. I'm replying to anon 4:51. I have to say I love what you wrote and I support it 100%. I also think this show is very clever and the writing is amazing. The chemistry between the leads is lightning hot. Not to mention stana is so pretty and Nathan fillion oh I'd love a man like him. They have amazing chemistry. I haven't seen that chemistry in a very long time. It's organic and natural and just amazing. I couldn't imagine anyone in there place. They are just perfect and body a loving couple.I can see the progression of their relationship in every episode. And I love it. Especially recoil. Beckett was open with castle and let him know what she did. He walked into her safe haven and she loved it. The end I also really loved. I'd say what I loved about every episode but I don't have the space. My point is I see their relationship and only hope I can find it myself. Marlowe has done an amazing job with this show. It's brilliantly written and with that writing and amazing timing I am entertained every second. I don't want the hour to end. I realize that's kind of sad to say but it's true. In fact if they ever did a casting call I would jump at the opportunity. Bit that's another discussion. I love everything. My friends family and co workers know that Monday is my castle night. No joke.I'm not here to insult anyone but I'm here to say use your imagination. I do and I'm completely satisfied. I'm do hoping for a season 6 like crossing my fingers hoping.So I hope this episode delivers what all of you want. I know I will be happy just to watch it. I can't wait. My boyfriend and I will be watching it together. We always do. Just so all of you know I'm 25 and I purposely stay home to watch it and I record it and watch again. So yeah that's all I have to say. Happy castle fan. Baileyanna
Very well said! I agree 100%!
Lingerie totally. Dont you guys remember 3x04 where he asked what she was wearing? Now that would be nice parallel.
Sp4. I bet they both haven't gotten eachother anything yet but trying to see what the other got first. Gonna try to one up eachother. Can't wait.
Anyone else think it's a tiny bit odd that they are wearing coats, and it's VDay in NYC (i.e. February and it might snow 30 inches in New York tomorrow) and yet there are super green leaves on the trees? Even if they don't do fake snow, the leaves are throwing me off a bit. I always wondered why they didn't just pretend that most of the episodes are during the summer, instead of the other way around. I don't watch much TV--do all shows do this? Are we just supposed to overlook it?
yeah, overlook it!
Yes, you're supposed to overlook it. In fact, you're not even supposed to notice it. I didn't until you pointed it out. There's nothing they can do about that. Wouldn't make sense to pretend it's summer all the time.But along those same lines, I always giggle a little when I notice an L.A. metro bus pass by in the background when they're supposed to be in NYC. Again, they can't do anything about it.
what if they got each other the same exact thing???? that would be so cute!
sounds like a pretty castle like thing!! I think you're gonna be dead on :)
You whiners are funny. This is NOT the first time this season Caskett have done the fun banter and their bickering. Just go back and rewatch After The Storm, Cloudy, Secret's Safe With Me, Murder, Final Frontier, After Hours, Significant Other.... Some of you must use the bathroom during the episodes several times and are missing scenes, but anywho. Whine away. I love Castle and have seen them act like a couple since the beginning of the season.I can't wait to see this episode!Keep up the great work Marlowe. Some of us don't need to see them touch to know they are a couple.Btw, the effing their brains out was implied in the beginning of the season. We aren't going to see that with this show, so get used to using your imagination and if you're that desperate or to dense to get that through your horny skulls, go read a bad fan fic that has our characters not in character. But hey! They have sex in the fics, so they must be good! *sarcasm*
Once again, in #4 they act like a couple high school kids. What adults have that discussion? It's kind of like their "when you're in a relationship, you lose your movie turn" talk. Not only does it feel contrived, it's just dumb, juvenile.Bleh...they really don't know what to do with these two. How about the sexy banter they used to have?
More proof that even when this fandom gets playful and flirty Beckett, it's not enough.I tease my boyfriend like this in a "juvenile" way as you put it and we're in our 30's. Usually when couples flirt and play with each other it's done in a youthful manner. I am glad I don't date such a stodgy person who can't be youthful at heart and have some fun teasing, which kids are known to do, but adults do as well and usually in a playful and elementary way. It's the whole pulling pigtails dance couple do.There is no pleasing some of you. This banter has been there since the Pilot and now it's not good enough?Whatever. I think it's time to turn the channel for some of you.I think the problem is not Marlowe, but your pessimism and negative outlook in life if you take a tv show so serious you act like it's an insult to you personally when things don't play out like you want them to.What about this clip isn't totally Castle and Beckett?It is SO them and a huve part of why I love this show and keep coming back to it.I can't wait to see this episode!
That should read Caskett in the first sentence.Caskett have always acted juvenile with some of their banter. Just go back to The Pilot and look at Castle's behavior and how serious and uptight Beckett was.What show have you been watching?
Did you miss all the previous seasons when Castle's always been a big kid?? 9 year old on a sugar rush? This is them!
Yes, exactly - that's Castle adn Beckett at their finest and in true character!
Both of them act like 9 year olds? Not true in the past. Definitely true now.But Marlowe is trying to get the 25-year old boy audience. He's definitely achieving the early college girl audience and they're all here on the Castle Spoilers blog. Good luck on your Physics exams, girls.
Now that the 4th sneak peek is out, I'm getting excited for this ep. I think it will at least be better than the no-gifts Secret Santa. Just this peek alone was cuter than what we got in that ep. Now, there better be some smooching! Hand holding (with interlocked fingers, not that helping-your-kid-cross-the-street type of hand holding) would be nice too. And can we throw in an "always" for good measure? Please & thank you!So glad not all the peeks were about Gina Torres' character. Newsflash ABC, not all Castle fans are Firefly fans! In fact, I'd be elated if you never had another Firefly guest or reference on Castle ever again!
I loved Secret Santa and it showed great growth and progressing with the characters and the relationship.I guess some of you didn't get the 47 Seconds mirroring or comprehend that the writers was showing a level of closeness in the relationship in spite of the pull to revert to old comforts that used to be instrumental in keeping them at a distance in the past.I am wasting my time on this forum. I guess people want to see physicality to prove their relationship. While we are being told that the physicality is happening and simply won't be shown nearly enough to satisfy shippers with blinders on to the emotional growth happening, Caskett are finding their way still and trying to make it work in spite of the obstacles that may come their way.I love this season!Caskett "Always."
Totally agree !
Reply to anon 5:00 I love your positivity. I'm glad you also see the progression. I read a lot to so I love the banter and the insinuations and the comments they make on the show. I love it all. I mean just in the premiere where castle said technically round 4 or 5 damn they were making up for lost time. I'm very quick witted and I find the writing very sharp. It actually impresses me and that doesn't happen often. Most shows I can predict the writing this one I can't. It could also be because I love it so much. Anyway I'm so glad there are fans out there who appreciate the show for what it is. I'm so hoping for a season 6. I really want it. I'm so looking forward to the rest of the season if only I could keep it all on my DVr until it comes out to own. Alright you all can see I'm obsessed. But I don't care. I really like the show. I can't wait for Monday. Hurry up. I'm Baileyanna a 25 year old girl. And a castle fan. Always!!!!
Same here Baileyanna! I love the subtext and mirroring and the cleverness to the writing. Some people can't catch all of the implications and mirroring to previous scenes that adds so much depth to the charqcters and the show in general. Not to mention the actors who bring so much life to an already good script. I love everything about this show and well no show is perfect, but even the things I don't like are still better than most other tv shows. HaHa!Plus when I don't like an episode first off, after a rewatch I ask myself what the hell was wrong with me not to enjoy it as much the first time around. HaHa!Castle rocks!
Nathan got his S2 haircut! I love it!S3 is still my fav season not only because of the awesome writing, but because Nathan was seriously droolworthy throughout.Who am I kidding? I have been drooling for Nathan since One Life To Live! Haha!
you are so right! He looks absolutely adorable!!! I can't wait for this episode, who am I kidding though I can't wait for every Castle episode. I know everyone is all up in arms over the caskett stuff, or lack there of, but I think we can all just appreciate the fact that Castle is a great show, with a great following and hey they must be doing something right if we all take time out of our day to come on this site watch clips, interact with each other, do research about the show, and have fun conversations about it. So as a long time Castle fan that has been watching since it all started, I would just like to say, chill out people, let's watch, have fun, and come back here and chat about it with each other.
Some people still dont get it that is character driven show. Their kisses/hugs and these naughty comments ie. cuffing other night, are just 'tools' not the goal. The goal is to show us how these two people and rest of the team change, how they rebuild, how they act in certainly situations, what drive them etc. Its about peeling the onions. If Marlow will ever decide that he need to show us them in bed it will have specific meaning but not to satisfy some whining shippers.
you are whining for yourself Anon 2:55 in complaining about other people! Your behavior has sure a specific meaning to you!
That 4th sneak peek is too cute. I'm looking forward to the rest of february sweeps.
Omg can't wait
We have not had a scene in season 5 with the word saying "always"... I hope that happens this episode! I hope there are lots of Caskett moments. Earlier this year AWM said he wouldn't keep Gates from knowing about Castle and Beckett much longer. I hope she finds out this Monday... Or at least super soon :)
OMG! That fifth 'first' sneak peek of Gates is HILARIOUS!! Love how we keep finding out new things about her. She's really grown on me. I just love her character.Oh, and Beckett's chilling, relaxed pose, all slumped back in the chair...? Just great.Just a few more hours :)
I know! I love all of it too! Noticed Beckett kickin it and I also love where they are taking Gates character! She is a big nerd!
I love what they've done w/ Gates. At first it's her cracking down on Castle, and now we see it's him screwing up constantly as he tries to ingratiate himself with her. I think he's being a bit passive-aggressive. Castle is normally very smart socially, but gets tripped up by dominant women (like Gates). However, I think the main thing is that he can't quite bring himself to kiss up to her.
Oh look at Castle putting his foot in his mouth again with Gates. Can't wait for tonight!
once again castle thinks before he speaks before talking to Gates lol but Gates is a secret fangil
"I would have thought that a woman like you would prefer more...sofisticated fare" AKA "Sir, you have unsofisticated crappy taste in tv shows". Bwahaha Castle! Foot, meet mouth. LOL His face at the end is priceless.
I read a post somewhere in the mix where they talked about going back and re-watching all the eps to really understand the show. I have always liked the show, but, was not a devoted fan until the 'Always' kiss sucked me in and got me hooked on Caskett. I then bought all the DVD's and when I have time, watch eps here and there. I realized how many ep's I missed over the years and everytime I watch an ep I might have even seen a long time ago, I am suddenly aware of so much depth to where we are at now.I have been an unsatisfied and wishing and hoping Caskett shipper, but, just like the person said, the more I have re-watched old episodes and really tapped into the whole story and all the details, the more I understand and now appreciate where we are at. Just like the person wrote above, I too would still be more than happy to get more Caskett, but, I have now come to a deeper understanding and respect and appreciation for where things are at and the pace of what they have done. I know AM has a vision and I too want to trust the story he is telling. It's not my story, so all I can do is enjoy the story he and his writers are telling........I will also say when I was so wrapped up in expecting Caskett, I also lost sight of the show. I forgot to appreciate the cases, the brilliance, the minor details of the acting, the music.........all the things that make Castle, the show wonderful. It is a procedural show and Caskett is the cherry on top bonus that makes it a special procedural show, but, as others have pointed out and it's taken me awhile to get through my own head- it's intention was never to be like ER or Scandal or any of those other shows. It has to keep it's integrity of how it's always been and keep true to form.I really enjoyed the amazing and intense Recoil ep and the depth of love and support of Castle with Beckett and Beckett's love and caring for Castle all the characater development of where this couple has been adn where they are at now, most profoundly that Castle was there by her side supporting her, and that is true love.............Now that I finally 'get' what Am and team are doing, I can enjoy tonight's episode without high expectations of only wanting my Caskett and instead I can enjoy Gates and CAstle interacting (sp), the cute and coupley banter of C/KB about gifts, the amazing supporting cast and whatever other amazing things of Castle the show can give me!!!Enjoy!
I'm just not getting how everyone loves the progression of Caskett as a couple. What I'm seeing is the dissolution of the strong Beckett character into a typical insecure female, something which I never considered her and don't find particularly realistic for her character.Do I understand her jealousy over Meredith and the TV show host? Yes, of course. I thought that was fine. But I HATED the Christmas episode. She constantly tells him not to get her anything and then is upset when he doesn't? That made absolutely no sense to me - I feel like she was acting the direct opposite of how her character should act. I've always considered Beckett pretty honest and direct, not the type of woman who plays games. Same thing with picking Valentine's Day as their date movie - when have we ever gotten the impression that Beckett would pick a (really terrible) romantic comedy for movie night? I just felt like that was another step away from Beckett into this other woman - like, the two of them are dating now so Beckett has to become this more typical female who enjoys chick-flicks.And while I consider the Hamptons episode one of the better ones this season, Beckett asking Castle how many women have been given the tour made no sense to me (again). She knows he's dated other women, she's dated other guys, and while they've both shown some jealousy in the past over the other's respective relationships, I've never seen this deeply insecure aspect of Beckett before. Think back to 4x11 where they discuss their "numbers" and then connect that with her insecurity over his former girlfriends. I just don't see where that comes from.As for the episode tonight, I again found it kind of uninspired. I thought her gift was sweet, if a little low-key and sort of anti-climatic. We already know he has a key to her apartment, so I kind of thought he already keeps a few items of clothing there. And the earrings were really beautiful but there was no story behind them, no reason given for the gift. It just felt ordinary, like a boyfriend buys his girlfriend jewelry. I thought that their gifts to each other would have some meaning behind them.I'm not complaining about their lack of physical interaction on-screen. I don't particularly care about that aspect of their relationship - we all know they're having sex. But I've loved the development of Beckett as a character throughout the four seasons and I just feel like her actions this season have no connection to the woman we've seen in seasons 1-4. I've kept watching in hopes that it gets better and I really enjoyed last week's episode - because it didn't focus on Caskett at all. It seems like any episode that does focus on their relationship doesn't follow a believable character arc and just ends up being really disappointing. Sigh. Hopefully this show can get back on track.