I resign. | Always ~ 4x23
Happy 5th annyversary Castle fandom!
"It would have been great."
"You have no idea."
“Castle, I’m fine!”
And this helps explain early on why she’s so wary of Castle, knowing she has feelings for him. People you admire and care for can betray you. A heartbreaking moment.
Not to mention the cautionary tale of falling in love with your partner, only to have him not return your feelings. This is a favorite Beckett scene of mine. Brilliantly done.
Royce as a cautionary example against getting involved with Castle is a particular angle I hadn’t thought of before. It certainly gives the end of his letter to her more weight.
Not sure I believe they were actually *involved* but there was clearly an emotional attachment on Beckett’s end. Whether that was ever realized and ended, or never started I think it holds true: it lead to the end of the relationship/partnership. Fold in that she was already feeling a little gun shy after the end of Season 2, and it just kind of piles on.
Agree with you about Beckett’s mindset here, I’d love to know exactly what happened when she got promoted and Royce left the NYPD. I go back and forth quite a bit on whether Beckett and Royce were ever involved. There’s a level of physicality to their relationship, even after not seeing each other for years. The scene where he lifts up her pant leg to get a closer look at her shoe or the hand holding at the bar, in particular.
That kind of physicality though, at least the first one was the teasing of an old friend. The second one, might actually be able to write off as him playing her – he knows about her feelings, and he’s about to slip off and betray her, so we have no idea how much of that is genuine. Not sure it would sell me on their involvement.
It’s quite possible I’m biased, because I like the story better if they weren’t. Something about the idea of having those feelings, and of having a deeply close friendship and partnership, without there necessarily having been sex involved.
It’s like the Beckett/Espo thing for me. It’s a much deeper story in my opinion if there bonded by the camaraderie of shared experience then by past sex.
I need you to know that our partnership, our relationship, is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. You’re an amazing man, and I love you with all of my heart. Always.
Screencaps of new scenes from the special airing tomorrow!
The Evil Queen ready for fight! #WickedIsComing