EPILOGUE! That's the word I was looking for, for kairos.
Oh but it’s finished! I never even considered that. Hm. What is it you’re looking for or missing, if you will? :)
It may get quieter around here on my blog for the next few weeks with the pretty reblogs and such… I’m trying to steer clear of all spoilers and tumblr is such a minefield of them!
I’ll throw out some thoughts (if I have any haha), but feel free to come by and say hi, or ask questions, or prompt me things if you’re so inclined…. I’m still here! :)
I really all-around enjoyed this episode. It was so much FUN! And I must say I’m glad that I increasingly keep myself away from spoilers, sneaks, screener previews, and general nay-saying and complaining about as-of-yet unaired episodes because it would’ve sucked the enjoyment out of what was just a really fun, quirky 45 min of entertainment. It made me giggle and laugh out loud - and really, what’s not to like about that? :)
I like that the episode didn’t take itself too seriously, and I felt like I could sense the genuine fun everybody must’ve had filming this episode, from the actors to the set decorators, costume folk and writers… It felt almost like a ‘vintage-Season 2’ Castle episode, with banter and eye-rolling and outlandish ideas, and yet it successfully managed to show us the contrast to and the progression of the Caskett relationship since then - they way they challenge each other but also have fun with each other, how they just know each other so well. How they are still the same people at their core and yet they’ve found their middle ground with each other.
I really appreciated that at the core of the episode was a love story of a gay couple; it is something I have missed this show covering and I really love how it was done. It worked particularly well in the context of this 1970s setting - a time when this couple faced bigotry, ridicule, and outright danger to their lives. They had to hide their feelings, even go so far as to get married to other people to stay safe, and it contrasted wonderfully with our 2014 setting where Castle and Beckett accepted this information completely matter-of-factly. Not only that, they even gave him a big fun send-off and I, for one, adore swooning Kate Beckett when she notices him dancing/saying goodbye to his long-lost love. It is a key message - love is just love, no matter their genders.
- Stana Katic nailing the role of so-not-talented-at-acting Kate Beckett - love the continuity of this and the sheer hilarity of her delivery.
- Espo sliding and falling off that car - it was so unexpected that I almost fell off the couch from laughing so hard.
- Ryan and Espo kinda stealing the show with those dorky outfits and matching attitudes and obviously having a blast playing their assigned ‘roles’.
- Gates chewing out Castle and Beckett. They looked like they were called to the Principal’s office hahaha!
- the rhythm of the Caskett relationship, really from start to finish… making breakfast together (well, wanting to, anyway), the very ‘wifey’ grip Beckett has on Castle when he really needs to reign in his mother, the back-and-forth banter, the way he goes overboard and she reigns him in and in the end, it’s the perfect blend of their approaches that solves the mystery. The oh-so-many adoring looks for each other, the dancing, the flow of their interactions. All around, the dynamic just felt like a real relationship.
- extra sexy bonus points for the Beckett finger-crook luring her man. I may have lost my ability to breathe a little bit there (plus the dress. the DRESS, people!!)
- and many more that will come back to me when I rewatch when this will already have been posted… ;)
- Add-on: HECK YES!! “Captain Castle” and “Cupcake Kate” - how could I forget?! ;)