It was time for a reset, and realistically Kate was gone the moment she made Captain, because Captains don't work cases(so they have already been cheating for the last couple of seasons), and the 5th twist/turn of the Conspiracy is getting VERY old.
I loved Castle right up until the Conspiracies started, because it stalled characters, it even changed characters per-episode, to suit the story, rather than the character(which I hate with a vengeance in series, and movies, the character needs to be a person, not a tool to tell a story).
Especially when Castle learned his father was a spy, that was the moment where Rick needed to step-up, he helped his Dad in the operation to save Alexis, that was the moment Rick should've developed into more of an action-hero), yet the next 'disappearance' he's right back to cowering in the corner.
The same with Beckett, there's no logical need to 'protect' people by keeping them in the dark, literally keeping others in the dark, is reponsible for 95% of Castle's body-count, so the Characters should have learned you need to stick together, and face issues head-on. It's literally in the story-arc, yet the writers keep going back, and forth to the original mindset of the 1st conspiracy(Beckett's mom).
A reset, and a move from Castle with the PD, to Castle PI would give the show a chance to do something they're good at, the light-hearted adventures, personal banter, because conspiracy-wise, Castle is just as bad as Red John was on The Mentalist, they just suck at it.
Personally I would've been in favor of an even more severe reset, have Alexis spin-off as a Private Investigator.
· 3 years ago