A woman taking a shower notices something weird about the water — namely, that it’s red. A maintenance man goes to the water tower on the roof to investigate and finds a dead body in the tank. I’m pretty sure an episode of CSI: NY started exactly like this, but whatever.
Beckett stands in front of a large picture window that faces the Capitol Building. She’s in DC for her interview with the Attorney General’s office. Deputy Director Anthony Freedman brings her in. Beckett claims to not know why she’s there, insisting that she doesn’t have federal experience. Freedman says that it isn’t about federal experience, it’s about people who can get the job done, and she can. He goes on to say that she’s here because she knows that she wants more out of life than to be just a homicide cop.
Sorry, “Castle” fans. It’s not sounding good for Castle and Beckett’s relationship in the Season 5 finale, “Watershed.” We talked to Molly Quinn, the actress who plays Alexis on the show, and she confirmed that things were indeed very tense and worrisome on the relationship front.
What else did Quinn have to say? Check out the full interview here.
- CASTLE may ruin showers with its case of the week.
- Beckett’s potential new job doesn’t stay secret for long…and one of her coworkers reacts in a way I didn’t expect.
- Lanie and Beckett share a little bit of girl talk.
- Castle and Beckett have other things on their mind during the hour, which means Ryan and Esposito have to do a bit more case work than usual.
- Speaking of Ryan/Espo, one of them reveals some good news to other, and it results in one of the small, sweet moments of the episode.
- The parents are out in full force! As Beckett and Castle figure out what comes next in their lives, he turns to his Martha, and she turns to Jim. And they have some interesting insight.
1. Stana Katic displays emotion like it’s going out of style. (That’s like every episode, right?!)
Girl has major skills; that’s nothing new. I would just like to reaffirm how talented Stana is, especially in this episode. Throughout the finale, she plays stoic, emotional, badass and the list goes on. She has a number of emotional scenes, but one key interrogation scene stands out for me. She’s definitely the driving force of this episode.
2. Alexis finally opens up about Paris…sort of.
Finally. We haven’t heard Castle or Alexis bring up the Paris kidnapping that took place midseason, but that all changes in the finale. We’ll now see what Alexis has been dealing with and exactly what she’s going to do about it.
3. Esposito knows Beckett very well.
Javier Esposito has known Kate Beckett a very long time. He’s a trusted friend. A partner. And brother. He can read her like a book, he knows something is up and he wants to know what’s going on.
4. Parents just don’t understand — or do they?
First off, I love Jim Beckett. I wish we’d get to see him more often in a season. He always has the best advice or words of wisdom if you will, and I’ll leave it at that. Martha has a very interesting scene with Castle and while I don’t disagree with what she says, it will make you wonder because it makes Castle himself wonder as wel.
5. Even we don’t know how the episode ends.
ABC is keeping this finale very close to the vest. The screener that was released is only about 41 minutes long, do the math – they’re keeping the last few minutes under wraps until the show airs on Monday night. I’ve never got a screener where the final scene was left off, so what does that say? Do you know how hard it is to watch a season finale and have the key moments taken away from you? Torture. Is it 10:55 PM on Monday yet?
Castle season 5 concludes on Monday, May 13 with an episode called “Watershed.” BuddyTV spoke exclusively with star Molly Quinn about what fans can expect from the finale, as well as what she’d like to see for Alexis in season 6.
“It’s starting a new chapter.”
When asked to talk about the season finale, Quinn said, “It’s starting a new chapter. And any time we read a new chapter in a book that we’re really liking sometimes that particular chapter can change the way we feel about the outcome of the book. So I think people are definitely going to have a lot of opinions on how the season is going to end. ”
Asked how she would describe the finale in one word, Quinn said it was “chilling.”
With Castle’s Season 5 finale right around the corner, Caskett ‘shippers have been saying a silent prayer (or 10) for the unpredictable future of Castle and Beckett’s relationship. Here at Wetpaint Entertainment we’ve been so stressed that the only cure was talking to an expert.
So Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with actress Molly Quinn (Alexis Castle) about the upcoming finale and her character’s role on the show thus far. Here’s what she had to say:
The penultimate episode of Castle begins with Dale Tanner seemingly waiting for someone. He gets hit with a toy plane. He picks it up and hands it to its owner, spotting a suspicious car as he does. He keeps glancing back at the car as he gets into his own. One more glance at the car in his side mirror, and suddenly his own car explodes.
Also exploding? The miniature land mines on Castle’s ridiculously huge war playset. He’s running a remote controlled tank over miniature hills, but when Beckett comes out in her underwear, Castle sends the tank — armed with a tiny camera — over to inspect. Beckett calls him a pervert, and he corrects her — it’s “Field Marshal Pervert”. Beckett’s phone rings, and they head to the crime scene.