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Discussion, 5x24, "Watershed"

Pretty sure LJ's back to normal now, so let's have a discussion thread about "Watershed!" Thoughts, squee, cries of anguish?

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lydiabell
May. 17th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
Personally, I am really hoping that Beckett's answer is "Not yet." And I think it actually might be. I don't think we're meant to think that this proposal is some big romantic thing that will solve all their problems. I think it'll just function to reassure Beckett that he wants them to have a future together, and maybe spur her to say that she does too, and then they can move on from there.

I feel like the whole "we don't talk about where this relationship is going" problem is a pretty fake one, though. Or at least, it's telling instead of showing. Same with Beckett suddenly wanting this new job -- it would work a lot better for me if we'd seen her thinking about expanding her career horizons sometime before, oh, the last episode. We're told she wants this, but she's been acting like someone who's perfectly content with the job she has. It's frustrating.
extraordinary
May. 17th, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
IKR. The Alexis two-parter had more foreshadowing than this. O.o;
extraordinary
May. 17th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
*INSERT CRIES OF ANGUISH HERE!*

I got a little fed up with spoilers, so I took a break from the fandom and avoided anything & all to do with Castle for over 15 episodes. x'D I finally caught up last night and now I'm going through withdrawal symptoms, haha.

I'm not that bothered by the cliffhanger, though? I'm just glad we get another season! Yay!

Not sure what to feel about everything else, though. I'm a bit disappointed in the characters although I think they're both justified, so IDK... Why doesn't Castle just move with her? It's not like he could keep tagging along forever. That's a bit unrealistic. (But in this show, what isn't unrealistic? x'D I say this with great fondness, mind.)

One thing that's been bothering me: Castle waited with Beckett for that bomb to go off despite being asked multiple times to leave - yet everyone thinks they're not committed/their relationship isn't going anywhere? He would've died for her, but it doesn't mean anything unless the end goal is marriage? That's a bit odd, IMO. sounds like a "if you liked it then you should've put a ring on it~" meme. *headdesk!*

... wow, apparently I have opinions after all. O.o;
lydiabell
May. 17th, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't get it either. I mean, yes, even people who would stand on bombs for each other need to have those conversations about what they want for the future, but ... I wouldn't assume they weren't committed, I would just assume they had a communication problem, you know?
magglenagall
May. 17th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
I spent a good part of the episode wondering why Castle was making such a big deal out of Beckett possibly moving to DC. Dude, it's not that far! On the East Coast cities are much closer together than out in California, and we even have daily Amtrak service! I suspect, though, he was more upset about not being able to tag along, because I doubt any federal "task force" would welcome writer shadows the way the NYPD did.

There's also a war taking place in my head between my inner romantic and my inner cynic over the ending. (Well, "war" might be overstating the case - a pointed disagreement, perhaps.) On the one hand, I was all "Awwww." On the other, however, I couldn't help thinking it was maybe kind of just a little bit manipulative of Castle, and doesn't really address the core issues that remain between them. So I, too, hope Beckett says "Not yet" so they can work on building a more solid foundation next season. Especially if it means more Michael Dorn. :-D
lydiabell
May. 17th, 2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think it's the tagging along. One of these days, I'd love to explore a little more what the police work means to Castle, besides just being an opportunity to be with Beckett.
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