Beckett from Castle calling a woman "Sir"?
I missed the first episode of the season but when I tuned in for the second Beckett is calling the new lady in charge a "sir"? I may of been mishearing it but that's what I keep hearing. Why is this?
- IsabelLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Nope, you aren't mishearing. In the episode with the new captain, she bristled when being called ma'am and said don't call me ma'am, call me sir.
- 6 years ago
I am not sure why this was written in the script as in the military (at least, I don't know about police) ranking female officers are always addressed as Ma'am
- NavigatorLv 79 years ago
I don't know anything about the series, but here's my guess: There used to be a military protocol where women were called "Sir" and "Mister" rather than using gender-specific forms of address. The new captain (Gates, correct?) might just be old-school, which seems consistent with the "tough-as-nails" vibe I get from reading her character sketch at the show's Wikipedia article. Hope that makes sense and solves the mystery.
- 6 years ago
Anyway who cares about the stupid protocol, it just isn't working, it is just distracting!
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- Sulfur bombLv 59 years ago
Nope, you hearing is just fine.
I think they did it for some humor, but really not that funny.