Thursday, February 16, 2012

4x16 - Linchpin - Sneak Peeks









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  1. Go on YouTube they have 2 sneak peeks up. Lol the 3rd one. And what the heck is that CIA nut doing in his house? And poor beckett

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  2. OMG. These are amazing. I mean the first are hilarious with jealous Becvkett in the lab ('Sleep with whoever you want!') and alexis behind them hearing it all. gold. An then WWII discovery. That's going to be gooooooood.

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    1. Sorry I missed I menat WWIII, obviously.

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  3. Oh. My. Word. This is gonna be all kinds of awesome!!

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  4. So awesome! Can't wait :)

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  5. I absolutley LOVE these sneak peeks!! They are priceless. Especially the second one.
    Cant wait until monday!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I will never, NEVER got over how Beckett says "the more the merrier!" OMG So Funny!!

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  6. These are by far the best sneak peeks ever! This is going to be an awesome episode!!!

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  7. Ok omg I just saw the other sneak peeks. Sophia that bitch, first she calls him a jackass and how does she now he is investigating beckett's case? Did she find out before he came in or does she know mr.smith? So many possibilities. Watch this episode fans even if u didn't plan on watching it, watch. And was she kinda threatening rick in the 3rd sneak peek, like back off my case or I'll tell ur partner I've been looking in her case, or was I the only one getting that vibe?

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    1. Was just you, she wants him investigating the case but office politics forced her to publicly kick them off it.

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    2. Well, she was telling him that she knows he's going to keep digging, but essentially, that's ok with her, because she still needs help investigating from the NYPD. She was just putting on a show back at the CIA headquarters to make everyone think that she had forced them off the case. (well, it was partially a show. The part when she called him an immature jackass seemed pretty emotional and real to me.)

      As for Beckett's case, Sophia was definitely threatening Rick. You know she's got to be just as jealous of Kate as Kate is of her. Sophia just has a more subtle way of showing it. Yes, it's called being a BITCH! Anyway, she can obviously see something between Kate and Rick, and now she has this threat over him. Basically, she means, "Don't fuck with me, or I'll tell her all about it."

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  8. OK the second sneak peek PRICELESS,and I am kind of starting to hate Sofia very very much!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Poor Beckett? Poor Rick!

    He's getting it from every direction in this two-parter.

    Not sure I like the CIA poking around Johanna Beckett's case. I know I don't like Alexis being an intern - it's everything I hoped it wouldn't be.

    That said, that's just personal taste. I think the second half looks exciting. Thanks for the clips.

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  10. I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SOPHIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    Jennifer Beals said she didn't want to come between Castle and Beckett, but that's exactly what she's doing!
    Anyway, I love seeing Beckett jealous as long as it brings her closer to Caslte.
    I CAN'T WAIIIIIIT!!!!!

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  11. O_O omg.. that Sophia is the devil!!

    The second sneek peek are so priceless!!

    Can't wait!!!

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  12. Now we know why back when they were advertising cuffed we were hearing they had set up "Rick's Room", for this ep. I love the look on Beckett's face when she realises Alexis was in the room hearing everything, funnier than Castle's reaction.
    Lou

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  13. beckett is all kind of awesome when she's jealous lol.

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  14. Was I the only one while Sophia was laying into Castle really wanting Beckett to kick her ass? Ahh if only :P These sneak peaks are not what I was expecting, nice to see they can still carry the humour even in such a serious episode. Bring on tuesday is all I say! Woo

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  15. I dont know but I have bad feelings about this episode. It looks like we will get step back or even huge back step.

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    1. Pls watch the show first before all this negativity again.

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    2. People aren't just allowed to share their opinions when it positive, and the Anon above is not being derogatory or nasty. I personally have to agree that there's a chance this two-parter will be used to push Castle and Beckett further apart. It's very common for writers to do this in long running shows because they don't want the leads to get together yet. That's why they've given them these 'secrets', so that they can be used to push them apart when they start getting really close.

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  16. OMG, all I'm going to say is she looks absolutely stunning! Goooorgeous

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  17. Sometimes i feel like a moron when i scream at my pc, things like "SOPHIA ARE YOU BIPOLAR?" but then i come here and i dont feel so alone in my madness because you guys dont know whats up with her either.

    Our girl Beckett will beat your ass Sophs, just wait until she saves the world, you just wait...
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    Lx

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    1. Oh, I know. No one in my family gets it! So i have to come here and spill my fangirly thoughts. ;)

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  18. OMG! I will NEVER get over Beckett saying "The more the merrier!" Haha! Sooooo jealous. Come on guys, we have never seen jealous Beckett like this. And having Alexis witness the scene was absolutely hilarious.

    And just when I thought I couldn't hate Sophia any more, she goes and steps it up a notch. Can I just say that she is the BIGGEST FUCKING BITCH this show has ever seen?? How dare she threaten Rick with exposing the fact that he's working on Beckett's case? That's none of her business.

    BTW, i bet she was just poking around Castle's room, looking for leverage, and she found the murder board. But I thought the board was in his study, not his bedroom. Does he have more than one?

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    1. Ya I thought it was in his study too. Maybe he has more than one. And what u said about Sophia, u were on point. Before I just hated her for disrespecting kate and her huge ego but now she threatens Rick too?! Oh no for all I care gage can shoot her if he wants. And if he does he should get prisoner of the year award. Just saying

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    2. Agreed, Brit! SOPHIA MUST DIE! If, at the very least, so she can't tell Beckett Castle's secret. Thats definitely not something she should hear from one of Castle's old lovers!That would make it ten times worse! It's something that either Kate needs to find out for herself, or Rick needs to tell her. Having Sophia tell Kate would be totally inappropriate.

      I went back and watched the sneak peek for the location of the murderboard. It looks like there's an entrance from Rick's bedroom into his study, because you can see his wall of book shelves and his bed when they're at the murderboard. Kind of strange, because I've never seen it laid out that way before, though.

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    3. I know she should die! And I kept asking If it was in his study or not because that's what I thought but his bed conpletly threw me off. But thanks for explaining. I can't believe I just caught on but did u notice that Sophia is completely comparing Beckett to her and implying oh rick if u have a relationship with her then it will be just like a one year fling like ours was, she doesn't love u, and She will leave. Because that's what I got from it.

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    4. Okay, before everyone hates on her for doing this, I was actually hoping this would happen. I was hoping Castle would somehow ask her for a favor about this case(I mean she has all the cool techs to figure it out), but it looks like she did the work for him.I think they are setting it up for Sophia to end the two parter by giving Castle some CIA inside scoop on Beckett's shooting or Joanna Beckett's murder. As a thank you for helping solve the doomsday case. I think this will be the twist Marlowe teased about, not Castle's dad. Thoughts?

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    5. I agree with anon 4:03!! That sounds just like something Rick would do!

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    6. Brit- Sophia is absolutely comparing herself to Beckett, and her self esteem must be taking a HUGE hit at the moment.

      1. What woman wouldn't feel their self esteem drop as Kate walks in the room? The woman is absolutely gorgeous, and she's got Castle wrapped around her finger.

      2. Kate is much younger than Sophia. Beals is 48, so Sophia has to be somewhere around that age. Kate, on the other hand, is about 32. That's more than a 10- year age difference! It's got to hurt when your (ex) man goes for a younger woman.

      3. Kate's career is similar to Sophia's (but Kate's a lot more badass!) and Rick's following her around for "research" just like he did with Sophia 12 years ago.

      So, of course, Sophia is going to compare the Caskett relationship to what she had with Rick, because she doesn't know exactly how much love there is between Kate and Rick. She also doesn't know how much he's grown up just by being around Kate. He is definitely not the same person that he was when he was with Sophia, but she still seems to think that he is.

      In the end, Sophia's just a bitch. Whatever she and Castle had was way over a long time ago. She needs to respect that there is a new, more worthy woman in Castle's life, and for crying out loud, STOP talking to him in that annoying bedroom voice!

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    7. Oh my god, don't even get me started on the bedroom voice!! I swear I'm like STOP doing that voice! He isn't urs anymore so stop it. What about Sophia trying to feel his arm all the time? That just pisses me off. I'm like Sophia-get ur oven mitts off of him and Beckett-go get ur man!

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    8. Ugh, I know. When Sophia touched the front of his jacket during Pandora right after she briefs Kate and Rick, I immediately flashed back to Cops and Robbers when Kate grabbed Castle's lapel. It was such a sweet, tender moment, and Sophia is not allowed to ruin that for me! Only Kate is allowed to touch Castle like that!

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    9. I read a while ago that the secret(s) would come out from somebody unexpected. I certainly hope the Sophia will not tell Beckett Castle's secret, but I'm kind of thinking that Sophia is that jealous that she might. I cant wait to see this episode.

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  19. OMG, I have so much to say, but my hands are shaking even as I type this, so i'll wait to officially comment until I calm down!

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  20. Omg these are totally awsome totally love jealous Beckett she's amazing. Can't wait for Tuesday now wish it would come quicker it looks like its gonna be amazing

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  21. I *heart* Sophia Turner. Total girl crush going on right now :)

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    1. ??????? You *heart* Sophia??? You are definitely in the minority there.

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    2. I don't know if I *heart* her but I cannot show anything but love for Mrs Beals.

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    3. Wait until she gives Castle the clues to solving Beckett's shooting! Then we'll all *heart* her.

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    4. that will be GREAT!!!!

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    5. Completely agree Anon 4.00! There has to be SOME sort of pay-off for viewers after all the anger/hate Sophia's inspiring. She better leave us with something good.

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  22. These are totally great sneaks peeks but was so hoping for one of the actual water scene can't wait till monday lol

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    1. I'm actually glad they didn't show us. I'm dying to see it too, but I think it will have more of an effect if we have to wait for monday to see it. And it's not like they ruined the "drowning" moment by showing us these post- drowning scenes, because we all know they will live, but how it goes down will be the interesting part!

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  23. Does anyone else notice that Beckett is wearing the oversized NYPD t- shirt and jacket (and presumably different shoes, as well, because she's much shorter than Castle in the first sneak peek, like she's not wearing heels)
    yet Castle is still in his own clothes.

    It make me think that she had to get undressed to some degree to get out of the sinking car. She probably had to take off her shoes because it looks like her foot gets stuck in the Canadian promo. But the rest of her clothes? Odd. Although we do know that Castle would probably got through any lengths to see her (almost) naked!

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    1. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let Castle strip down Beckett!

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    2. I think if there's one thing that will get people away from Smash to watch Castle, it would be him stripping Kate down ;)

      Of course, I'd watch anyway, but still...

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    3. exclude him, since they should wear in the scene
      suit for the diving


      sorry for my english..

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    4. gotta say I thought Castle's shirt WAS different to when the car goes in, BUT it does look remarkably similar to the shirt he wore at the beginning of s03e13. just sayin...

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  24. Beckett is different! Why does Sophia insinuate that Rick might just 'think' that she's different? What does that mean??
    Also, we know Alexis is at the docks because she says she saw Sophia at the docks, so Sophia and Alexis both end up at the docks, whatttt?

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    1. Sophia must be bitter with how her relationship with Castle ended. She does not like to accept that Castle can change and have changed and is really in love with Beckett. Sophia into power playing, this is an ego blow to her.

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    2. There was a murder at the docks. It would not be surprising that Lanie, and her intern, would be there. Considering that they were working for the CIA at the time it is not surprising that Sophia would be there.

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  25. Alexis kind of gives Beckett the stank eye. Haha, Castle has Sophia yelling at him, Beckett yelling at him, Lanie yelling at him, and Alexis yelling at him. All time high for Castle.

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  26. The sneak peeks are amazing obviously. Beckett's hair is not bad, i mean she has to look normal some time.I even like it. I hate the way the CIA lady says "hey rick,"all dreamy. I want to scream "back off lady."She's also minding what's not her business with her comments about Kate. I'm sure she would love it if it all blew up on Castle's face. Love Beckett's "the more the merrier."So in sum, i don't like the CIA lady very much, but i like watching how she affects the Caskett duo. I'm loving this episode so far.

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  27. I'm kind of confused about what Sophia meant when she said to Castle in the third clip, "you've always liked playing with dynamite. Be careful that it doesn't blow up in your face" or something along those lines. Then castle says "She's different". Then Sophia says, "Is she, or do you just think she is?". What referring to the fact that if Beckett found out that he was investigating her moms case, she would get really mad at him?

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    1. Pretty much.
      But then again she really might be if she's hiding something just as big from him. Thats probably the only thing that might help her past it, knowing that she's keeping a secret that would hurt him too.
      Im just excited that the secrets even got a mention.

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    2. I actually think she was referring to herself. Sophia was the dynamite, and Castle messed with her heart, and it blew up in his face. She probably refused to let him continue shadowing her and he just kept writing the books like nothing had ever happened.

      Kate is different in that she actually means something to him. She's not just a bed buddy, quite the opposite, seeing as they've never even had sex. He truly cares about her and doesn't want to hurt her.

      Sophia may also have had some prior knowledge of Johanna Beckett's case as well, given how big the thing really is. And the discussion of the chess pieces in Pandora made me think that Beckett's case is also involved somehow.

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    3. I think she was referring to herself too, but in a different way. Like u always like to play with dynamite translation u always want to beat the odds and believes someone will love you, no matter what, Rick says kate's different translation she does love me and will after my secret comes out, she will. Sophia says really is she different, are u sure about that? Translation does she really love you or is she just like all ur exs who loved their time with Rick castle but never loved him really. So I hope I translated what I thought she meant. Sophia better not touch beckett's case. Idk if she will help give him some answers by the end of the episode but she needs to mind her business if not.

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    4. I think she meant castle played around with her heart but didnt really love her and that he's doing the same with kate. I think Sophia was really in love with castle and was heartbroken when when he left her( you cant change the ending like you did with us) It somehow seems to me that Sophia still isnt over Rick and has realised that on seeing him the way he is with kate.!

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  28. I actually love Beckett's hair. It's absolutely adorable, and it fits Kate's current state of mind. She's gone wayyyy past just jealous, and moved into hysterically jealous. Just the way she says "the more, the merrier!" just gets me every time, it's so funny! And i want to scream at Castle This woman loves you! How are you not seeing that!!! I just don't get it because season 1-3 Castle definitely would have picked up on the extremely blatant, obvious jealousy that is currently seeping from every poor in Kate's body.

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    1. I think that hair is the result of getting pulled out of the water.

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  29. Om my..these sneak peeks left me shaking and I cannot slow my brain down ! When i first saw Sophia in Castles bedroom I freaked out and was like she better not be trying to seduce Casstle and he better sure as heck should not give in...thankfully that didnt happen but she brings up Kates moms case ! Then the sneak peek where Sophia says she cant rewrite the ending and Becketts face ! I feel bad for both Kate and Rick.
    All I hope is that Castle tells Kate that she is important and explains his past relationship with Sophia and lets Kate realize that she dosent have to worry about his faithfulness to her. Im scared that if this dosent happen that it could be a big step back in Kates mind which honestly would really frustrate me a lot.... Yet im not going to get upset over this episode until i see it...hopefully it ends in growth not steps backward.
    Now to try to stop freaking out...
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  30. i agree - i hope it is not the huge step back i felt in pandora - the clip above is not "jealous" beckett, it is "hurt" beckett...this makes it look like castle is the womanizing guy she thought? thinks? he is - and why would you want to get involved with that kind of guy? i am a huge shipper, and really want them together, but so far, if i were beckett, i would not be interested...

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  31. "The more, the merrier!" OMG Absolutely hilarious!! Definitely on of the best Castle lines ever!

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  32. this is what i have been saying too! he is good at picking up on things so i don't get it. what i don't like is alexis not even acknowledging the fact that beckett like his dad. he can be on her side instead considering she saves her family from the bank robbery!

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    1. Yes, but keep in mind that Alexis has a lot of resentment for Beckett. Alexis used to have a full- time stay at home dad, but now Beckett has been pulling her dad away from her on a daily basis for 4 years. In addition, Castle's life is in danger all the time when he's with Beckett, due to both the nature of her job and her own assassins.

      Alexis is definitely not Beckett's biggest fan at the moment, and she knows that her dad is on love with Beckett, but she can't know if Beckett feels the same way. (though she might have an inkling after sneak peek 2) So in Alexis' mind, her dad is wasting his life trailing after someone who ultimately doesn't deserve him.

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  33. i think alexis is the most annoying character on the show. why is she giving attitude to beckett behind her back. nosy looks, what did she ever do to her except do her job as a detective. i think they should put less of alexis and more of martha

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    1. OMG i would have LOVED for Martha to have witnessed this scene! But I actually think it's hilarious that Alexis walks in on it. I don't really see it as her giving Kate attitude, she's just not prepared for what she heard, so she gets a kind of incredulous, amused look on her face. Remember, the first thing she heard when she walked into the room was her dad saying "Yes! We slept together!" I mean, I know I'd probably react in a similar way!

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  34. They way Alexis mentions " the woman at the dock", I have a sinking feeling ( yes, pun intended! ) that it is Sophia and her gang that pull them out of the water. I don't know, I guess I'm along the same lines as Beckett...I don't want them rescued by Castle's " girlfriend"!

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    1. Ugh, agreed! I want them to work together and save themselves! They couldn't even get themselves out of the freezer last year, Ryan and Espo got them out. I didn't mind that so much, but if Sophia is the one to save them , I will throw something heavy at my TV!

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  35. i think there will be a scene at the docks, where sophia and her gang save them while the nypd will Lanie and Alexis are there for the dead body. this is where they see sophia at the docks...and beckett most probably changes in the nypd truck into dry clothes

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    1. Yes, but of Beckett changes into dry clothes, then why doesn't Castle? I'm just trying to wrap my head around why he's still in his own clothes.

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    2. I love how Lanie's office has jurisdiction in nearly every corner of NYC. Are there no other medical examiners in the city? :)
      I also noticed the clothes thing, we know they both go into the water, there is no way he stayed dry.

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    3. Rick has not even had time to change .. had no clothes of her size.
      Kate or clothes were damaged.

      Rick is waterproof is no need to change clothes!!!

      haha ;O)

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    4. Hmmmm, maybe Beckett's clothes are torn/ ripped from her struggle in the car? Perhaps she wiggled out of them to escape... In the Canadian preview she said she was stuck, maybe it was her clothes that were all caught up in something? I once had to pop my shoe off to escape a fork in a tree ( don't ask! )

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    5. Anon 4:56, that's what I was thinking, that her clothes were holding her back, hence the "Castle stripping down Beckett" convo earlier in the post. I think it's safe to say that she has to loose her shoes, because it looks like her foot is stuck in the Canadian promo, and Castle's trying to get it free. But as for the rest of her clothes, I have no idea.

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  36. I'm more realistic than be saved alone ... without the intervention of any
    and maybe help arrives in the harbor below.

    Also because 'it would seem too difficult for someone to save them ... randomly or the CIA, Ryan and Esposito arrive and save them ..
    unless the Gates, considering that Castle and Beckett can not reveal anything, has decided to monitor the car's GPS Beckett.

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  37. These sneak peeks are SO cool. Gotta say I think its great that Alexis doesn't know who Sophia is, even though her dad essentially hung out/dated her for a year. Gina has said in the past that Castle kind of kept Alexis all to himself. Yet Alexis has always been exposed to Castle's relationship with Beckett. Shows that he trusts Beckett enough to let her into his daughters life. Plus I can't wait to hear the end of the conversation to sneak peek 3. Hope Castle tells Sophia WHY Beckett is different. eg he love her and has stuck with her for 4 years instead of Sophia's 1.
    Marlow and Bowman together for Linchpin = AWESOME!

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    1. Plus, Castle's relationship with Beckett has always been platonic. It wasn't like he was introducing a mother figure for her. Beckett was (and still technically is) just a friend. Fingers crossed that that changes soon though!

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  38. i don't think they dated for a year. he followed her for a year, and in the mix maybe started dating sometime in that year but i don't think it ended well. i wonder what it means be careful so it doesn't blow up in his face. maybe she investigated him and this is why it ended bad?

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  39. Sooooo, I guess Jennifer Beals just flat out lied in that interview where she said she doesn't want to get involved in a love triangle! It is making me wonder if she isn't deliberately trying to fan flames between Castle and Beckett for some different reason. Yelling at your ex-boyfriend in the CIA op bunker is so unprofessional as to be almost unbelievable. Maybe she is doing it on purpose? And then sneaking into Castle's bedroom and snooping through his stuff, and trying to throw doubts into his mind about Beckett- it seems like she is being a bitchy, jealous ex-lover, but maybe she has some other, secret reason for doing it that will be a big surprise to us. It kind of makes more sense to me then just buying that she is an immature brat who is going to bring up an old, long-forgotten relationship at her place of work in front of other people.
    I'm with Brittany, this left me with a bad feeling about Beckett and Castle's relationship. It sure seems like there is going to be a huge step backwards, instead of forwards. I think it would be great if Castle's secret came out, though, because I think it is going to take a few episodes to sort that all out, and I'm not interested in a season finale fight and not seeing each other all summer again. I know somewhere AM said Kate's secret comes out first, but he and his cast don't seem to have a problem shamelessly lying in these interviews to mislead us, so I don't put too much faith in that. Frankly, I don't even think Kate's secret is that big of a deal, I think Castle already suspects she is lying, so it won't be some big explosive revelation.

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    1. True that!! We all know that Castle will forgive her in, like, 5 seconds anyway just like he did in "Rise" so I agree, her secret coming out is no biggy.

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    2. Nope, I don't see Castle forgiving her quickly at all. I think he suspects that she might remember a little more than she's letting on, but I also think that he thinks too highly of Kate to think that she has been lying to him for all these months. It's gonna hurt him when he finds out she's known the whole time and not said a word about it.

      As for the interviews, someone said a few days ago that we need to read them with a whole heap of salt. This is so true, because every single star/ guest star on Castle seems to tease something that has the fandom going wild, but it turns out to be no big deal, or even a flat- out lie. Hmmm. I think the common denominator here is the interviewers. I personally think that they add or delete words here and there or take something the actor actually did say out of context so it sounds like something completely different than it originally meant. I mean, these people do not work for the New York Times, after all!

      I have given up on reading any of those articles, especially those on wet paint- just horrendous! Talk about shoddy journalism! The articles are just not good sources of info for the show.

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    3. Yeh I think a lot of people are starting to feel that these episodes are actually going to result in big step backwards for Castle and Beckett, maybe that's a little pessimistic, but it's not that far fetched either, a lot of shows do this kind of thing to keep their lead characters apart when you feel like they're just about to get together. And if it isn't Castle's past relationships that's going to come between them, it will be their secrets.

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  40. i guess at this point anything is possible. but beckett is really showing her jealouse side, more than usual so maybe at the end of this episode her secret will come out. she has never been this open about how she is bothered by the thought of other women in his life.
    maybe even now that alexis is in the picture at work, she will tell his dad something like: well wake up dad, she obviously like you! and he will think she knows because beckett told lanie and lanie told her :p

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  41. I am sooooo excited for this episode!!!! Especially because it was written by Andrew Marlowe and was directed by Rob Bowman, exactly like some of the really good episodes (like Rise) were. Ahhh cannot wait for Monday night!!!! :))

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  42. I'm I the only one who found the sneak peeks annoying. Ok first off, hate that bitch Sophia. And then she still treks her flirting with castle. And Alexis seems mad, and castle seems mad, and Beckett is pissed. To me this episode is going to be one huge step back in the caskett relationship. Aft seeing catles behavior it would not make sence for Beckett to even want to be with him. He hasn't taken the time to explain or reassure her. Marlowe is toying with us. I'm so tired of this. The second episode is suppose to be better, but from the sneak peeks, how much better can it get. Come on, this Sophia is trying to make castle question his feelings for Beckett, and Beckett is just mad at him. And now Alexis is threatening to keep secrets. God everything is a total mess. And I want to kill Sophia, literally, sorry Jennifer Beals, I really don't like your character.

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    1. I'll tell you how it can get better. Kate can pull out her gun, shoot Sophia squarely in the heart, and then make out with Castle over her lifeless remains.

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  43. If the point of the 2 parter was to shut shippers up, mission accomplished. After watching these clips, Kate's a smart girl, she deserves better than having to spend the rest of her life being blindsided by all Castle's exs. She's too good for him. He deserves Sophia. Just getcha a dog Kate, their loyalty is unquestionable.

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  44. Starting to think Castle's the one with the issues not Kate

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  45. the fourth sneak peak is lol worthy, i really can't take them seriously with ww3 stuff. Come on Castle is not a show like homeland. But i like sophia for the simple reason that she shakes up the castle/beckett situation.

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  46. These sneaks peek doesn't NOt make me want to watch this episode. God what the hell is Marlowe doing? Letting that bitch Sophia take over castles life, now she is in his room. I'm so scared, he is till all giddy about her wanting his help. Again Beckett forgotten. Seriously this two parter is only succeeding in making castle looks like an ass. How the hell is Beckett ever going to trust him again. All he does is sleep with women he comes in contact with. I hate Sophia with a passion. Ifi had doubts about skipping this episode, don't now.

    I mean Beckett even tried to stand up for castle and defend him, and till now all he has done is flirt with that bitch. It's so obvious where his loyalties lie. I'm sooooooo frustrated right now I could scream. This is what we were waiting for the entire season, the great two partner, well, I'm done waiting. I'm not going to watch castle working with Sophia and Beckett being upset. And now Sophia knows about becketts moms murder and the investigation.

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    1. The way sophia is purring in the 3rd sneak peak, looks like she's on mission to manipulate Castle, and you are right he looks flustered.

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    2. If he kisses Sophia, or falls into her little trap, there are no words to describe how PISSED I will be!

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    3. same here, very pissed, didn't Beal apologized to beckett fans in an interview can't wait to find out why on monday lol

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  47. ~Beckett's hair~
    Me: LIKEE
    "You can't just rewrite the ending like you did with us."
    Me: OH CRAP
    "Sleep with whoever you want, the more the merrier!"
    Me: LOL
    "Ahem." (Alexis)
    Me: OH CRAP
    ~Sophia in Castle's room~
    Me: OH CRAP
    ~Sophia opens Beckett's case~
    Me: OH CRAP
    ~Castle opens door, closes it~ "Found it."
    Me: LOL
    ~but then...'WORLD WAR III'~
    Me: OH CRAP

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    1. Can I just alter a couple of those just a teensy bit?

      ~Sophia in Castle's room~
      Me: YOU BITCH

      ~Sophia opens Beckett's case~
      Me: YOU FUCKING BITCH! I WILL CUT YOU!

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  48. Well if Beals idea was not to come between Kate and Rick because she just has a job to do then she was given the wrong script to read.

    Sophia comes off a total bitch on wheels. She balls Castle out in front of everyone at work totally humiliating him in front of Kate. She then lets herself into his home, sits on his bed and starts flirting, snooping through his things and walking around as if she owns the place and then trying to simultaneously screw with his head to place doubts about the strength of his love for Kate.

    I guess she's going to be digging her claws into Kate next for a little chat to mess her mind up - what a charmer you are Sophia. It's women like you that give the fairer sex a bad name and it's embarrassing to watch you behave that way. You're unprofessional and clearly need to take a chill pill and get over yourself because Castle certainly has.

    Clearly things ended badly with Rick and she is pissed off to hell and back that he's now with Kate, she doesn't care about Castle if her actions are anything to go by, she's just there to screw with his feelings for Kate because she finds it amusing that she can do it.

    I took Sophia's meaning of different to be linked to their split. Something went on there and Castle believes that with Kate he's not repeating that pattern (whatever it was) and Sophia is trying to unsettle him by placing the idea that he's mistaken and that Kate is just a rebound muse and he's going to just going to fail again. This has better not be a way for Marlowe to set up the idea for Castle that his feelings for Kate are not love and he steps further back from her, if it's another stalling tactic by the writers it's
    a really bad idea.

    At the end of this episode, Kate had better be giving Castle some kind of nod to her feelings because Castle will need it by the time Sophia's finished messing with his mind. And Castle needs to forget Sophia's manipulations and reassure Kate that they're stronger than ever.

    Sophia just go back into whatever rock you crawled out from under. That's one guest character I will not want to see anytime soon on TV, just pure poison.

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  49. Didn t kate take off her seatbelt at the end of pandora? If so isn t there a problem with the promo?

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    1. Anyone who thinks that Sophia is a bad thing is clearly missing the point. Sophia is temporary! Sophia is CIA and has cool CIA gadgets and was one of Rick's sleep buddies from his wild days. She has done nothing but produce good things for the castle beckett relationship, I have NEVER seen kate so open with her emotions even if it is in a sarcastic way. These episodes are brilliant and I am thoroughly enjoying this two parter. Also, Castle was WAY more taken with Serena Kaye than he is with Sophia, he loves that Sophia is CIA but he does not love sophia. With Serena, he actually had a little crush on her, Sophia is just a piece of his past that is re-surfacing.

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  50. Did anyone else notice how Beckett defended castle to Sophia just like he does for her with Gates? I thought that her defending him was really sweet. And the scene with laine was awesome. Jealous much Beckett?

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  51. Ok to the comment above if Beckett took her seatbelt off then I think she would be hurt, not just stuck because of her seatbelt.
    Anyway ok so this episode had me frustrated, but then I saw this comment on YouTube and I'm like man that person is so fricken smart, why didn't I see that. Anyway back to my point, they saw the 3rd sneak peek, and they said AM is really smart because these are the obstacles he was telling us about. The obstacles(aka Sophia or my other name for her the seawitch of the CIA) Isn't going to make caskett take a step back, but will help them to move forward. Now I don't how this will happen but didn't AM say they would be tackling obstacles together. And this is one of their obstacles. Ok now I'm not so pissed just anxious. I think I get what AM is doing, in someway.

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  52. Just throwing this out there guys, but for all the "poor Kate" taking place here on this board I'm wondering about something. Has occurred to anyone else that had Beckett just come clean, she'd have nothing to be jealous of now? If she had not lied to Castle at least twice when he asked her straight out if she remembered, would we be here now?

    If Kate had said, "Listen, Rick. I heard you, and I know that I have some pretty strong feelings for you too, but my life is spinning crazy out of control right now. You're my partner and my best friend, and I want more, but I need time to get myself together here. This is just too important to me to screw up," Rick would have no interest in flirting with anybody.

    But she LIED and then she LEFT. In the middle of that, she said "Some things are better off not being remembered," and then was very vague on the swings, never overtly saying she wanted Castle, but rather why she couldn't have the kind of relationship she wants right then. And then he asked her several weeks later and she LIED again.

    Castle has mixed signals coming here at best. So, didn't Kate kind of make her own bed here?

    Not that I think for a second that he'll do anything with Sophia. But calling him an asset was an interesting choice of words coming from a CIA agent was well.

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    1. If Kate had come clean in the beginning, and Castle had reassured her that he loves her, I still think that she would have been jealous of Sophia. Maybe not as much, but it would still be there. The fact is that Castle had another muse before Kate, and it's understandable why she would be upset about that, especially because he never told her about it before. Husbands and wives can be jealous of each other' exes, and it's the same for Castle and Beckett.

      I do agree that Kate lied to Castle several times, so she has no real "stake" on Castle. But he should be more attentive to Kate's feelings, seeing as he's in love with her and all. I mean, he's got to be planning to tell her ILY again at some point. Why not build up to it by showing a some respect for his (almost) girlfriend's feelings, and being a little less touchy- feel with his bitchy ex.

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    2. Yes, GB, I agree with you 100%. Kate has been very vague and noncommittal, and telling Castle what she did on the swings was a pretty clear message, "nothing is going to happen for a long while." She very rarely shows any positive emotion towards him at all (an exception here and there) but when another woman comes around, she gets so jealous and acts like he is doing something wrong, and is very passive aggressive. I have often asked myself what makes her appealing to him anymore.
      I definitely understand her being jealous about Sophia, since the situations seem so similar, but she was making snide comments before she even had any info. Why does she have a right to do that? Castle has basically been her little puppy dog, following her around, walking on eggshells, giving her space, all for something that may not even happen (remember he doesn't know about her new commitment to let go of JB murder- only her therapist knows). I thought during Pandora they were actually making some progress, since Kate was actually talking about what was on her mind, in between her sniping, but it looks like that will fall apart in Linchpin. Of course, who knows what will happen in the rest of the episode.
      Both of them are kind of immature, though, don't you think? Keeping all these secrets and lies from each other, neither can talk about their feelings, it's no wonder they can't get into an adult relationship.

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  53. Interesting that sophia knows about castle's murder board.
    Since Rise, i thought rick was either going to tell kate about the murder board or she was going to find out about it accidentally in his office, but sophia may spill everything. And i think Castle suspects beckett of remembering the shooting, but says nothing because his waiting for her to make the first move. those two really need to talk frankly with no interruption.

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    1. I think it's more likely that Sophia was poking around Rick's room for skeletons and just came upon the murderboard. She deduced that he was working on it behind kate's back because it was probably hidden somewhere in the system, but she's CIA, so she can find a way to open it up.

      Sophia Turner is the LAST person that I want to tell Kate that Castle is secretly working on hers and her mother's cases. Seriously, I would rather Kate hear it from Gates! And that's saying a lot. It would be totally inappropriate and unprofessional for Sophia to tell Kate. They barley know each other, and they have definitely gotten off on a bad note. Kate needs to discover this info herself or Castle needs to tell her. Sophia should be NOWHERE in the vicinity when that secret comes out.

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  54. Shouldn't matter how Kate responded if he loves her like he said, he shouldn't have any interest in Sophia or anyone else

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    1. So there's no chance that if he thinks she's not interested, if he feels like she's saying "let's just be friends" he should show interest in another woman?

      That hardly seems fair.

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    2. And please understand, I'm suggesting the idea that this is Castle's preception, not the show's reality.

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    3. So Kate can do no wrong? And who said Castle was interested in Sophia? I get the feeling that he was a little flirty with her at first since she fulfilled his dream of being all CIA, but after yelling at him, he seems uncomfortable around her.

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    4. I'm with you, GB. I adore Beckett but, lately, she hasn't given Castle any real reason to think she is interested in a relationship with him. We, the audience, know way more about her feelings for Castle than he does at the point. We know she heard him say he loves her. We know she wants to be with him. We know she is in therapy to get herself to the point where she is ready to make that happen. We know her eyes light up when she slyly watches him when he's not looking.

      What does Castle know? He might suspect that she heard him but has no reason to truly believe that she did. He got a little charge out of Beckett suggesting they'll be using handcuffs for recreational purposes in the future. What else does he have to go on? His heart may tell him, yeah, she loves you, too...but she needs to give him more. She's gotta let him know that she heard him and that she loves him, too...she might not be ready to get waist deep just yet but throw him a lifeline, Beckett!

      I don't like seeing Castle all googly-eyed over Sophia, but he's not really doing anything wrong here. As much as I want to slap him and tell him to cut the crap, I kinda can't blame the guy. Don't bite my head off, please. Also, he's not just being an ass and slobbering over some bimbo. Sophia, for better or worse, is someone with whom he shared an intimate and seemingly intense relationship. Sure, it was a long time ago, but I get the sense that running into Sophia is like running into your first love. You might not have any romantic feelings for them 10 or so years after you've last seen them, but the memory of those feelings could be enough to make you feel weak in the knees again when you run into them down the lie. Nostalgia is a strong feeling, you know? I think that's really the extent of Castle's feelings for Sophia.

      I'm hoping that Kate will FINALLY get that she's got to be truthful with Castle so that she doesn't lose him for real one of these days and come clean about having heard him say he loves her. Is it too much to hope that, on top of that, she would actually let him know she has deep feelings for him, too? I doubt we'd get an "I love you" out of her just yet but a girl can dream, can't she?

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  55. I have the distinct sense that Sophia is up to something, you guys. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that makes me think so, but I definitely do. Maybe it's the way she behaves like a crazy bat out of hell when she's tearing Castle a new one in front of Beckett but then perches herself ON HIS BED before basically questioning his feelings for Beckett later that same day. WTF, Sophia? It just doesn't sit well with me.

    I understand she was obviously burned by whatever happened between her and Castle. I get that. Still, what does she know about Castle's feelings for Beckett? Who is she to question what Beckett and Castle have? Again, I say, WTF, Sophia?

    Also, what the hell is she doing going through Castle's stuff, touching his mini-murder board? Here's an idea: Sophia let herself into Castle's place not to wait for him but to look for something...leverage maybe? It's so aggravating to me that I cannot put my finger on this feeling that's nagging at me. I apologize that I'm not quite finishing my thoughts here but I really don't know WTF is up. My head is all kinds of confused right now.

    I think it's interesting that Sophia warns Castle about playing with dynamite. I don't think she realizes that she's the one playing with dynamite. It looks like she's setting it up to come between Castle and Beckett. I don't think she's trying to come between them in a romantic sense, though. I think she's playing that part up to appeal to Castle in the best way she knows how. I get the sense that, for her, she's using the divide and conquer strategy. Whatever she wants from Castle, she needs him isolated from Beckett to get it. So, I can see her trying two strategies to make that happen: 1) holding over Castle that she knows he's been investigating Beckett's case behind her back 2) making Castle doubt his love for Beckett. I don't think she could ever understand the depths of his love for her, though. She's underestimating how sure he is about his feelings for Beckett. Whatever it is that she's up to, she won't succeed. When it comes to Beckett and Castle's loyalty to and love for one another, nobody fucks with that. Not even a big bad CIA agent like Sophia Turner. Whatever she appears to be up to is gonna blow up in her face.

    You know, there have been times in the past where we've been led to suspect a 3rd party who is coming in btwn Castle of being up to no good. Demming, Madison, Kyra, and Serena Kaye were all suspected of murder, weren't they? They all ended up being innocent so wouldn't it be a different twist if Sophia, who's supposed to be this top CIA agent, was actually playing for the other team? Maybe she wants Castle on the case because she wants him to find Gage for her. She wants him to do her dirty work even if it means putting his life at stake. There's something big here that she needs to cover up. She sees Castle as her way to make that cover-up happen.

    Thoughts, guys? Let's get some theories going!!!!

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    1. See my post at 4:48 PM. I also think something else is going on, no CIA agent is going to act like a teenage girl yelling at her ex-boyfriend in front of her CIA partner and an NYPD detective. And she obviously delved into Castle and Beckett, since he seems to know so much about their relationship. I think something else is going on, her actions are intentional for some surreptitious purpose.

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    2. I agree with you. From the beginning I thought Sophia was manipulating Castle. Even more so after seeing the clip of her waiting in his room for him. Of course Castle would jump at the chance to work with the CIA (again). He's always tossing out CIA conspiracies as theories during investigations. Sophia knew that. To me, she's playing him. I just don't know what her end game is.

      I agree with other posters that Sophia bringing up Johanna's murder and Kate's shooting seems to be a threat in some way. Also, Sophia questioning that Kate is "different" didn't sit well with me. At first I thought it was her making a romantic play for Castle (which made me loathe her character a bit and be disappointed in Jennifer Beals), but after watching the clip again, it's more than possible that she's trying to drive a wedge between them for some reason or another. Jennifer Beals did say in an interview that her character would do whatever it takes to get the job done. Now that I'm inclined to believe after watching Pandora and the sneak peeks for Linchpin. She's...smarmy. In a used car saleswoman kind of way. The one with the low cut top and short skirt.

      I'm not looking forward to Kate's conversation with Sophia that has been teased. Jealous/hurt Beckett is nice to see, but there's a point where that becomes painful to watch. And with Sophia, I'm thinking that conversation will straddle the line. At this point, I'm just hoping for some reassurances from both Castle and Beckett to each other. I don't think anything will happen between Castle and Sophia. I think he's moved on. I just also think he's being manipulated.

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    3. Possible she's a bad guy, but I hope not. Is she playing at something. Of course. For the same reason she was able to get into Castle loft. She's CIA. Nothing is as it appears. Want to swing some wild, Castle style theory?

      I say again, asset is a loaded word coming from someone in the CIA. And why didn't Gauge shoot them instead of leaving them in the trunk? Is it him in the promo that says you get answers or you get to live? Story of Kate Beckett's life.

      And what's with all the chess pieces and falling dominoes? Echoes of the Johanna case all over the place. And with the rumors of a revaluation about Castle's past, has anyone else considerd the fact that he works for Black Pawn?

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    4. I'm in total agreement with you. I've had an idea that Sophia is up to something as well, but the case itself is so twisty that I have no clue what that could be. Also, we were all distracted by the way she acted with Castle. Wayyy to flirty. And she hasn't seen him in 12 years! You'd think that it would be awkward seeing each other again, especially because things ended badly, but no. She was too comfortable and familiar with him, and it just feels wrong.

      In addition, we didn't really even see all that much of her in Pandora, and the only CIA ish thing she did was tracking the phone call. The rest of the time, she blabbered on about the plot, while ignoring Beckett and making goo- goo eyes at Castle. Definitely something wrong there. It makes me think she'll have a bigger role in Linchpin, whether good or bad.(I'm thinking more along the lines of bad)

      And how she could say that he is still a self centered jackass? She has absolutely no authority to make this statement, due to the little fact that she hash't even seen Castle for 12 years! I know that she kicked Caskett off the case for show, but that part of her little tirade was very real. She's definitely still got feelings for Castle, and is threatened by Kate, an all around better woman.

      This has to be why she questions Castle's feelings for Beckett. Because there's obviously something there. Anyone, absolutely anyone can tell that Castle and Beckett are meant to be together, and Sophia's sole mission (apart from the WW3 thing) seems to tear them apart.

      Which leads me to the murderboard thing. She was certainly in his home looking for leverage. And she stumbled upon a gold mine. I feel certain that she's going to use it against Castle at some point. And who knows what else she did while she was alone in there? she could have even bugged the place, or even left a bomb in his kitchen! (Tick, tick, tick, and Boom, anyone?)

      I think it's also possible that she knows about Beckett's case, given how big it has been shown to be. And the fact that she seems to know that Castle has not told Kate that he's working on it, and that Kate would be devastated to learn this information. Maybe Sophia is one of the people that Mr. Smith has been protecting Kate from? Sophia as the sniper anyone?? It doesn't seem all that likely, but it could be an interesting twist.

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  56. Sure if that's Castles perception, but he knows otherwise hence his recognition that Sophia as his muse bothered Kate. He knows where she stands and that's why he told Alexis it's enough for now in season premiere.

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  57. Here's my latest theory: I think that Sophia's CIA partner is involved in the conspiracy and Sophia suspects it. She fakes the dramatic blow up to put space between what our dynamic duo find and what info he has access to. I mean, she didn't even ask if they knew what the linchpin was. You'd think she would have asked for more information that would be vital to national security.

    And when she visits Castle at his loft (btw, I'm guess that she was searching for any info on the case when she found the Beckett murder board)she is making sure that she keeps connected to what they find. What do y'all think?

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  58. Are they freaking kidding us??? Do the whack jobs in Andrew Marlowe's team actually think we fans are going to sit and watch castle all flirty with this bitch in his bedroom, and she bloody trying to mess with his feelings for Beckett. Oh god, I taught panda was bad, this is the most sick episode I've seen. The wrist sneak peeks ever. I can tell you this, much there will be a number of folks who won't even bother tuning in. This is just the beginning Of what is going to push castle and Beckett further. Marlowe is using this as a way to drag it on. I was so annoyed with pandora and castle bloody behavior, now this, exactly what motivation is in these sneak peeks for me to watch. All I see is castle and Beckett getting further apart. I hate this! Was looking forward to sneak peeks, but boy I could throw something right now. Marlowe is yet again jerking is around. Castle is an ass. If the intention of this two parter is to make fans hate castle, it's working.

    Sophia that slut, she so has to die, I hope she does. I don't ever want to see her again. Which is I'm so tempted not to watch lynchpin. I know I'm rambling and maybe being overly dramatic but im sooooo irritated. Why can't they give us some hope that things will be ok. Everything points t a dooms day for our leads. I'm really really pissed.

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  59. You know what I think, I think I'm going to seriously throw a hissy fit right about now! I want to kill Sophia. She is by far the biggest bitch on tv I have ever seen. That damn smile of hers makes me want to punch her so hard. Hate her so much, there isn't even a word to describe. And this s the kind of woman castle was into. God he is pathetic. And if he Ives her anymore attention in this episode, he can go to hell. Beckett deserves someone who can be a gentleman and push away old flames, seems like castle can't do that, he wants as much as he can get from every woman. I'm starting to really hate castles jaracter and that is the writers fault. I swear this show is losing everything it had. I don't know what the hell Andrew Marlowe is thinking bringing in this tramp. And castle get that bitch out of your room. How much more can the fans take. Every other woman that comes on the show is someone castles wants to flirt with. I'm super annoyed at castle. I expected the bitch to do this, but castle, where the hell is his loyalty. And he didn't even tell Sophia off for snooping in his bedroom and looking at things concerning Beckett. Where is his damn loyalty. I'm so ready to throw in the towel. The show is making me to upset, it's not worth it.

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  60. Lordy, Lordy, simmer down! I am extremely excited for this 2nd parter. Love this show!

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  61. THE WORST SNEAK PEEKS EVER! The sneak peeks are meant to make us want to watch more not annoy is to a point where we refuse to watch such scenes. Castle is horrible. Sophia is the deil in disguise. I want her dead.

    I. Not going to say poor Beckett, because she has not told castle how she feels. But at least she isn't flirting with others. She has committed herself to being ready for him. And he has committed himself to being a jerk. Push Sophia away, tell her face to face that you love Kate. He has no guts to do that, because he still wants his desk on the side. I hate how their taking this episode. The sneak peeks give us a glimpse of how bad things are going to get and I'm not looking forward to watching it. I can already tell what the surprise AM said is going to be. Maybe Sophia is bad, or maybe castles dad is Blakely. How predictable and stupid. And by the end of the episode, Beckett is going to be sitting in her living room crying or at dr. Burkes crying. Real original Marlowe. How can Andrew Marlowe even think that this is what we fans want. Ahhhh I've never been so annoyed with this show. Seems to getting worse every epiosode. This is not good for my blood pressure. For the sake of my Heath, I need to get off theses boards and stop watching a show that constantly frustrates but never rewards.

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  62. Ok I know I'm being irrational, but i really don't think I will be able to watch jennifer beals again without hating her. She makes me hate Sophia like I've never hated anyone. Now every time I see her in any other show, I'm going to think of Sophia and then I'm going to think of how much I hate and then I going to want to throw something at her.

    And what the hell, in her interview, she lied straight on. She seems to be getting the lying bug from Andrew Marlowe eh...not interested in a love triangle my ass! That's exactly what she wants. There is no other reason to be all over castle. Regular normal mentally healthy women, don't behave like that when they see their exes. I see the most common word to describe her is bitch. So I will use that too. She truly is a huge bitch. The writers turned what was meant to be a nice episode with a nice guest star, a horror show for us. Now all I want is to see Sophia gone. They ruined the watching experince for me.

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  63. Gotta say a LOT of these "I hate Sophia" comments are really similar to what was said about Serena Kaye, but look how well that senario turned out. I'm really excited to see the twists and turns this ep. takes. Each 2 parter has propelled Castle and Beckett that bit forward and I can't see why this year will be different. Would I LIKE to see some huggin and Kissin?? YES! Non the less I'm sure it will all unfold in brilliant Marlowesk style.

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    1. I can you tis much, fans don't hate Serena Kaye as much as Sophia turner. Sophia is literally coming in the way and causing problems, and seems very happy to be doing it. That's what makes her character so unlikeable. And I agree with someon else I thought in jennifer Beals interview, she said she didn't want to come in between castle and Beckett, well she is obviously on the wrong show, because she is, and she is very happily doing it. I don't like stars who do interviews and deliberately lie. It's not called for. It just ends up making people not only dislike her character but her as a person. And yeah I'm one of them. I'm not a fan of Jennifer Beals anymore, simply because she misled us. The sneak peeks were so frustrating, and I think it doesn't work very well for an already really extremely frustrated fandom. And I agree with someone else, the shows frustrates with no rewards. Their big reward was some ridiculous fake kiss in the noir episode. It meant nothing to the characters as it was imaginary and it meant nothing to us fans. I really feel that Marlowe takes advantage of his loyal fans. He said things would get much better the second half, owns it getting better. They've just thrown in the devil to rip caskett apart. I mean we all know Kate Beckett and her insecurities. This is doing nothing to help her. It's come to point where I'm starting to questions castles loyalties and love. He keeps running away, and now he seems very happy with an old flame. Its no wond I see other comments of really furious fans wanting to watch smash instead. I don't want to loose fans but if Marlowe keeps making is feel this way, it's inevitably going to happen. We can't be patient forever, and this episode seems to be just lain old messing with our feelings about the show.

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  64. The sight of Sophia sitting on Rick Castle's bed was making me nauseous, so now every time I picture the scene, I put Kate in Sophia's place. So much improvement. ;)

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  65. People! Can you please watch the episode before throwing rocks at Sophia? Sure, she's been bitchy but we need to WHY first. It's like giving a murder suspect the death setence before exploring his motive and learning that he killed another man for self defense. I've resort to skip the sneak peeks to fully enjoy the episode. Can't wait!!

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    1. Trust me you're doing yourself a favor. I watched the sneak peeks and I've lost interest in the episode. Now I wished I hadn't watched but too late, and the consequences is I don't want to watch it.

      As to bitchiness, I don't care how long they dated or what they had, grow up Sophia. It's shameful for a CIA agent to be acting like a damn 16 year old. Alexis is more mature than her. The hate is very strong for Sophia, because it certainly depicts women in authority in a by negative way. As a woman myself, I hate when they do that. That's why Beckett is so loved. The fandom loves her and protects her all the time. She makes mistakes, but they are unintentional and her Herat is always in the right place. Her secret was wrong to keep but she is doing it for a better future with castle. Those are noble intentions. But women like Sophia just want to stir up problems and that is disgusting to watch. I mean get over yourself Sophia. It's point blank not fun to watch.

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  66. Totally agree, this sneak peeks don't make me want to watch the episode. I want to watch a sow and feel excited. This one iBooks like its going to be really sad, Beckett will be once again pushed aside, as she is always when some hot woman grabs castles attention. I don't understand why writer think it's fun to do that. It's like their almost sadistic. Pandora was bad in terms of caskett, lynchpin a whole lot worse I presume, at least that's the impression I got from the sneak peeks. He didn't tell Sophia off for snooping in his office. That shows that he is fine with it, and tell me that he may share becketts moms murder case with her which I think is so Incredibaly disrespectful. I hate the fact the writer are setting up more heartache for Beckett, and setting up more obstacles for the leads. Again promises by Marlowe that aren't kept. I used to love Marlowe and his writing but now Adams I find myself getting mo and more frustrated. I watch and always look for the best, I try not to focus on caskett much, but the case. But this two parter really seems to be doing a number on me. I will be honest, there is absolutely nothing that's making me excited about watching this episode. And that's hard to say for a die hard fan. But I think like some others, my patience has finally reached its limit, and my heart nf mind is saying just drop it. I wish someone could make see the good of this episode that will ale me want to watch it because right now, I'm so not interested in seeing Sophia work her charm on Rick and Rick falling so completely into it and Beckett watching from the sidelines broken. I'm a huge shipper, but I watch for the entirety of the show, not just caskett, but seriously something needs to get these two together. Their one step forward ten steps back is hard to swallow. And I know Sophia has just pushed Kate about 20 steps back and Rick has allowed that by not reassuring her of her importance. I stead he yells at her at the morgue. He really does know nothing about women. Maybe he just knows how to bed them, and becketts not about that, so he is lost as to how to handle her. Whatever it is, my interest just ins there. I was really hoping the sneak peeks would put me in the mood to watch as I was so discs painted with pandora, but again I was wrong. And to think the big surprise at the end is castles dads story coming up. I mean seriously this episode is painful as it is, then just add more pain to the characters, castle will be wreck, and honestly at this pint if that happens, I dont know if he will go to Sophia or Kate.

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  67. Ok I have a questions. What does castle mean when he says Beckett is different. I didn't get that conversation. Can someone please explain it to me.

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    1. Sophia was trying to convince Castle that his relationship with Beckett is just like the relationship he had with her. We know that they slept together at least once, and their "partnership" ended badly, with Castle re- writing the ending. I'm assuming by this, Sophia meant that even though she and Castle had gone their separate ways, Derrick Storm and Clara Strike (their alter- egos) remained partners.

      I believe that Sophia is jealous of Kate, Rick's "new muse" and she can obviously see that there is something between Castle and Beckett. I mean, everyone can see it. Sophia was trying to make Castle question his feelings for Kate by telling him that she's no different from Sophia herself. Sophia's trying to tell Castle that he will use Kate (as he presumably used Sophia) and then they will break up. Of course, nothing is farther from the truth, proving Sophia to be an evil, evil bitch.

      When Castle tells her that Kate is different, he means that she is not the same person as Sophia, that his relationship with Kate is different. It's deeper, more meaningful that what he and Sophia had 12 years ago. He truly cares about Kate. Simply put: he's in love with her. And he never loved Sophia.

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  68. Arrfggggghhhh Sophia needs to die!!!!!!!! I hateeeeeeeeee heeerrrrrrrrrrr...she is certainly the biggest bitch I have ever seen real life and fiction together. Thank god I don't know anyone like her in real life. I will be so tempted to beat her up. But seriously this woman needs a bullet through her skull. And I will be smiling if that happens.

    I was mumbling anger words to myself and my kid thought I was weird. Oh boy! This is what castle has done to me. I have never hated a character that much in my life. Jeez she gives new meaning to the word hate. Now she is trying to put things in castles head, making him think that Beckett isn't really important to him and that he doesn't really love her. What kind of evil despicable woman is she. What kind of woman does that?

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  69. Oh please Sophia, just get lost. Haven't you caused enough trouble. Beckett may not be perfect and yes she still hasn't told castle how she feels, but this shouldn't be the way to force it out of her. This is lie high school. Flirting with some old flame to make someone else jealous. Grow up writers. Whose writing the dramatic castle Beckett Sophia triage scene, an 18 year old. Sounds like it. All the petty fighting and Sophia acing so immature shouting at castle. What's this junior high! Keep things real Marlowe and get the leads together already. It's becoming really pathetic to watch these two play games and go nowhere.

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  70. These sneak peeks are not doing anything to make me feel better, only making me feel worse. Castle needs to decide and choose. Sophia or Beckett. He can't have both, because he seems to want Beckett for partnership and loyalty then he turns around and flirts with Sophia to probably sleep with her, just like old times. If. He can't see how worth it Beckett is, he doesn't deserve her.

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  71. May I remind those who are loosing it that this a TV show. May I also remind those who are loosing it that this is episode 16 of 23. Do you seriously think that the next 7 episodes are going to be about Beckett being angry at Castle. Is she going to throw him out of the precinct at the end of Monday's show. I don't think so. It would make for a very boring end of season.

    I think that Jenifer Beales makes a great bitch. She always has. You love to hate her. I like others believe she has a reason for manipulating Rick. She's either in on the plot or she is nuts. Or maybe both.

    Several have complained that Castle is one repeat after another. I diagree, by bringing in outside forces it makes it interesting to watch. I can't wait for Monday. I want to know what happens. What twist do they have up their sleeves. Life is not a fairytale, so why should Beckett and Castles life.

    There is conflict everyday in all our lives. I think jealous Beckett is a hoot. Nathan has said in interviews that Castle is not a perfect man. Beckett is not a perfect woman. You know it will work out, the problem is that you are not patient enough to wait for it to happen, and you don't want to take ride. I do.

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  72. What the hell kind of sneak peeks are these. It isn't helping with excitement. It's making me nauseous. I wish castle would just openly tell Sophia that he loves Beckett. I mean I'm sure he knows Sophia wants him, she isn't subtle. And the fact that he is egging her on and not putting stop to it says he might want her too. Just makes me wonder if he really loves Beckett. I don't know, this two parter is starting to look like the worst we have had. Maybe Sophia is the big thing Jon said in his interview that will break them apart and push them away further. What do you think? If that happens, I'm definitely done with it. I've given my Monday nights to castle since it started, but I will watch lynchpin and if there isn't any movement with caskett, and I mean more than let's go grab a burger together, they are way past that kind of stuff, im just going to stop watching. I think I've been patient enough. This kind of deliberate screwing with fans is not fun. So I hope some major movement happens or this jealousy would have been for nothing. I will give castle one more Monday, and then it's time to decide, stay or leave.

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    1. We haven't seen Castle's entire convo with Sophia yet, though. I too, am hoping to hear him tell her that he loves Kate, because it would be nice of him to reaffirm it, if not to Beckett, than certainly to us fans.

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    2. Yeah me too, I'm giving it another week, and then it's time to decide. This kind of stress and frustration over a show is not worth it. The show is meant to be entertainment for us, but for me, it's lost all entertainment value, because my frustrations isn't allowing me to see further. Guess I need to watch smash. Is it any good.

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  73. I'm beginning to feel that they won't end up together after all. It seems the writers are taking them in a backwards direction now.

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  74. You know my biggest problem with this entire two part epsiode, is not Sophia being a bitch ( though she is one), not the writers playing the jealous Beckett card again ( seriously come up with new plots). It's actually the fact they have absolutely messed with the shows dynamics. They have made castle look like he didn't mean the I love you, why I think that you may ask. Simple. He at not one point defended Beckett or stood up for her when Sophia was all condescending. He completely forgot she was even there, accepting the assignment without consulting her was just plain rude, and he did it for personal reasons, because he just can't say no to Sophia. Which shows me that he really still is the same playboy who doesn't have a conscience when it comes to love. He is a good friend and Beckett can trust him with her life, but definitely not with her heart. Everything I thought of the show, as I watching him grow and become more mature and seeing his fall in love with Beckett, all went down the drain. On pandora he acted like an ass more than once and he never made the effort to make her feel better. Calling her his partner was a low blow. I didn't buy it, he didn't even look like he meant it. They have made me look at this whole orates hip for the past 4 years as just any other relationship he has had. They have taken the special bond out of it. I don't know what the hell Marlowe was thinking when he wrote this. It changes eventing, and changes how I look at castle. I have questioned his intentions with Beckett before, but now more than ever. Based on the pandora, it is quite obvious that he isn't someone who Beckett can tust with her heart. Any time some old girlfriend comes, he crosses lines with them. It's just dumb to have his character like that and then proclaim his love for Beckett. So what I hate the most is that they have very successfully changed the whole concept of the show, I lived the fact that their bond was always special, now we learn it isn't, he had the very same relationship with Sophia nd I'm sure other women too. I don't like where the episode is headed. And I'm not the least bit excited to watch it because the sneak peeks just annoyed me. I would like to hope that castle would by th end of the episode, beg Beckett for forgiveness and reassure her and tell her how different she is from Sophia., and maybe move this damn stagnant relationship that has become so pathetically stale. But based on the sat episodes, is it realistic for me to expect that? No it isn't. So where does that leave us.

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  75. It's official ABC wants us to not watch that's why they give such terrible sneak peeks. And that's why they ruined the cliffhanger. Well it's working, based on this sneak peeks. I'm not the least bit interested in watching. Looks like its smash again next week. I skipped the noir episode and watched smash, and it was refreshing. Then this week I watched pandora and missed smash. Well because I figured if any episo in castle is good, it's usually the two part ones. But I was pissed at the end, not just because I knew the cliffhanger but because I saw castle and Beckett being pushed away again. I'm sooooooo tired of them doing that. And now these sneak peeks show how our leads are just going to be further apart. So yeah it's smash again next week.

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  76. I don't think they would risk getting emotions this high without some kind of resolution at the end. It might come in the form of a sincere hug after Castle finds out info about his father.
    Beckett is clearly deeply hurt, but she is letting it all out. You guys, that's exciting! Could she be saying "I love you too" any louder with her actions without actually saying it out loud? Stana and Nathan also seem to have their chemistry back. It might almost be too much (their magic is getting us too worked up). Anything short of a kiss might make us feel frustrated at the end... but I don't know, a hug just might do the trick. I think that's why AM is teasing 'watch until the very end.'

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    1. Let's not get our hopes up. This is AM we are talking about. His interviews in the past have suggested things that were clearly not happening. I don't believe what he says. My frustration is at its all time high right now.

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    2. I have never seen Andrew Marlowe lie in an interview. NEVER. And if you are griping about blue butterfly, it's your own fault. He's sourcing a spoiler, not giving a pre-episode recap.

      The question was "is there a kiss between our stars"

      And the answer was, "Yes, but you'll have to tune in to see which characters." Which some people with over active imaginations took as a wink and a nudge that it was a Caskett kiss. People who know how story develops we're looking at it laughing and saying no way, there is no logical reason for them to kiss right now.

      And until death? If you thought they were going to show the wedding, you were not playing attention. AWM came out and said point blank "We've already shown a wedding on the show, this will be more about the lead up to the wedding,"

      Yes, there were teases about the dress/wedding but they made sense too in context. If you saw the picture of Seamus and Juliana's wedding that went out, you know it wasn't a big traditional church wedding. So they didn't do the seating chart stress, the plus ones, the cleansing (lol), the designer dress (which we saw). So getting to play with that was fun. THAT's what they were saying.

      Just because what they said caused you to envision something other than what was said doesnt't make the person a liar. They are vague for a reason, in fact it's their job to be vague. Be disappointed that your perception was wrong, but don't call an actual fellow human being a liar when they are not just because you can sit behind a computer without an identity and say things you'd never say to the persons face. It's just sad. And it's wrong.

      Oh and Jennifer Beals never said Sophia wouldn't come between Castle and Beckett. She said that the story wouldn't be about two women fighting over a man, that her character cared more about getting her job done. So far, that's all true. It's a distinction you would all do well to keep in mind.

      Spoiler Board Fans are like Men: You all want to know, but you don't really want to know.

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  77. I'm one big frustrated annoyed totally upset fan right now. Sophia is causing so much trouble. My goodness, this has been the worst two weeks for castle fans. I hate Sophia and can't wait for her to leave. And the way they have depicted castle has really got me thinking if this guy even really loves Beckett. I hate to have to question everything but I am. Is this waiting for caskett to actually happen worth it? Ive watched too many shows that have done this, dragging out the relationship till the very end. I always thought AM was different in this mind set. But looks like he is turning into other writers. I've given the show four years, I think it's time to move on. If they are going to keep having this two going around in circles, I'm totally done with it.

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  78. This show is taking huge step back...what the hell Marlowe!!!!!!!!

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  79. Man there is some venom in some of these comments! I welcome negative criticism but I don't like seeing personal attacks on people, in this instance Jennifer Beals, Andrew Marlowe and even Jon Huertas have come under the blow torch from some people. I've read people saying that they think the spark has gone out of this season, yet in only perhaps the Heartbreak Hotel and Till Death Do Us Part episodes have I seen anything resembling significant negative feedback.

    Here's a couple of theories for you. During the Pandora episode Kate mentions to Rick right after he encounters Alexis working with Lanie that he was the one who said he wanted to spend more time with his daughter. Someone speculated on an older article that perhaps the reason Rick cut ties with Sophia was because at the time Alexis was 6-7 years old, and perhaps he was struggling to be a solo father while shadowing a CIA Agent.

    The second theory I have is this: around about the time the fourth Season began there was an article on this website which talked about Rick having to deal with two women in his life this season. The first obviously being Kate, but the second was Alexis. It hinted at the fact that she would have to deal with some stuff going on in her life (as in being rejected from Stanford University and breaking up with Ashley as we ultimately found out), but it also mentioned that she may confront Kate at some point. As far as Alexis is concerned she watched her father run into the path of a bullet in an ultimately futile attempt to prevent Kate from being shot, and that has woken her up to how dangerous Rick's "job" is and the fact that he would take a bullet for Kate (like in the Heat Rises novel where the character based on him is the one who gets shot protecting the character based on Kate). Now that Alexis is shadowing Lanie (and given what we've seen in the second sneak peek), it wouldn't surprise me if she at some point confronts Kate about what happened during Captain Montgomery's funeral, and the fact that she will feel that Kate should be giving her father the attention he deserves may be another defining factor in Kate finally revealing her feelings to Rick.

    One final fun fact, wasn't Stana's character from the film For Lovers Only called Sophia?

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  80. They couldn't I've us something that will actually make us want to watch. Castle and Beckett fighting like that over this bitch is not a good sign. I'm getting so sick and tired of the games they play. I did not watch all this while and see them get close to be pushed apart by some bitch. I want Sophia to just get lost. The frustration is really starting to get to me. I always support AM but after 4 years, I'm running out of things to say to support him. I'm joining the so called haters group. This is absolutely dumb. Pandora was one of the worst episodes ever, it was no fun and too painful to watch. My heart went out to Beckett over and over again. And I think in this one becketts heart is just ling to break. Sophia in cases room is not good. We all know castle can't push her away. He doesn't seem to want too. He forgot at Beckett in pandora, he was happily flirting with Sophia. Hate Sophia. Yeah I'm with those who are considering watching smash. No poit watching somehitng that makes us all hurt at the end.

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    1. i totally agree, i mean i love this show so much but its really starting to take its toll. we watch promos and spoilers and keep hearing how their secrets will come out eventually...which in tv land is forever n yet i havent seen any progress.like the amount of stress,frustration, and dissapointment i get when they dont move any further to getting together is annoying and cant be healthy.

      i mean im not asking for them to get together right away because i admit i watch way too much tv and i do believe in this so called tv curse were once caskett get together the show wont have as much story behind it,it will just turn into a lovy-dovey drama were they kiss n breakup n makeup,just like
      greys anatomy,bones,chuck,gilmore girls...it always ruins the show, but come on AM you could give us a little slack here.

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  81. I have a question for those who are annoyed/upset/compalining and saying they are done. Are you aware you're watching drama ?
    In Head case, AM made it pretty clear (and even before) he was telling a love story. Beckett's and Castle's. So yes, the ride is bumpy because it is TV, it is a drama. Stable love does not make for good TV.
    I also find it frustrating because it's a long wait. But come on : Jag (10 seasons!), X-files (when did it happen?). The frustration is half the fun. Like the adrenaline and the fear when you go on a rollercoaster.
    When I see those sneak peek, I love it ! Because I shout, I grit my teeth and also I complain saying they should do that or that because this is getting ridiculous. But, repeat, I think this is half the fun !
    I'm not trying to start a fight, I'm really puzzled by those comments. Why not not yell and then enjoying the ride anyway?
    Iz

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  82. I don't like where this is heading. I can't believe after all this waiting, we get more frustrations. I don't think andrewvmarlowe has any intention of giving us forward movement. I'm seriously irritated. Pandora was one of the worst episodes for me because I couldn't even concentrate on the stroyline as I was too pissed at sophia and castle. I don't understand why Marlowe subjects us to this.

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  83. Ok that's it, I'm officially done with this show. Sorry guys but I hope you all can enjoy the ride. It isn't enjoyable for me anymore, so time to walk away. Hey on another note, anyone here watched smash yet. Just want to know if it's nice? Thank you in advance.

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  84. and now I question castle's 'love' for beckett

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  85. Whoa ok I'm frustrated too but you guys are leaving?! You are going to leave on some sneak peeks that are frustrating and that are driving us mad, but you aren't even going to see the episode first before you leave? Guy I agree we need movement now, we need castle to reassure Beckett and us, we need Beckett to now give castle a clue she does love him thanks to stupid sophia, we need Sophia to just go in a hole and never come out, we need the secrets to come out, the point is we need a of things to happen. But guys we only have 7, well 8 including linchpin episodes left. We waited 3.5 years for them to get together and you are going to stop watching based on 4 sneak peeks? You don't even want to see the episode and then see if you want to stop watching or not? At least see the episode. I'm frustrated and I'm losing faith but I will not stop watching. AM give us a reason to watch, we are losing faith, come on time to make the 2nd half better. Am said the second half will be better, we already got past the hard 1st half of the season, so stay for the 2nd half. Watch linchpin before you judge it, because what if it turns out to be good?

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  86. Frankly apeaking , i am more annoyed with Kate than with Sophia! I dont see any reason why kate expects castle to not be close to other women especially since she hasnt even bothered to confess her feelings for him. So looking from Rick's end, he's waiting a person he loves so much when that person isnt bothering to acknowledge his feelings for her, leave alone admitting to her feelings! She's basically just taking his love for granted! I really hope rick just walks out on her one day, tired of waiting so that it atleast gives her some sense to admit her feelings for him and to him!

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  87. i think people who are saying they are done with the show need to suck it up, you started watching this show knowing it would be like this and most of you complainers are just getting hiped up over an episode in which you have not even viewed yet, if u have watched spoilers before u know u cant make assumptions based on them cuz more than half the time they dont even give you an idea of how the ep will really turn out.
    i bet when the time comes n beckett n castle do geet together all will b crawling back to watch it

    ps..watched smash n it aint as good as its said to be, and way to over acted.
    besides i didnt watch castle all this time to give up on it now.

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    1. I agreed with every last word u said anon1:09. So true, I didn't get emotionally invested in this show, just so a couple of sneak peeks that aren't even 10minutes long to stop me from watching. I think we should see the episode before we judge it, whether the sneak peeks suck or not. Because how can you judge a 43min episode on fricken what?7min previews. Doesn't make sense.
      And to be honest smash was ok, nothing to get excited about .

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  88. the more the merrier....lol cant get over it...
    both r so cute:))

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  89. Wow..I have to admit Bones fans have more patience than Castle's. Two thumbs up for them

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  90. Thanks guys for the smash info. You guys are right about the giving up thing. I really don't want to, but it's too hard. I'm getting frustrated to a point where I really cant stand the show anymore. I was pissed at eye of the beholder but I waited, then we had cops and robbers, and still nothing, then a few good eps around, but I just feel things are way to stagnant. And now everything is being flushed down the toilet bowl. I don't want to tune in to watch castle give some half ass apology, and Beckett give some half ass apology and alls well again in castle land. Sorry but things need to move, Beckett can't keep using her damn wall as an excuse, and castle cant keep falling back to his old flirtatious behavior with women. Heard the saying all good things must come to an end. I figured maybe for me and castle it's the end of the road. I'm glad you guys have faith to still keep watching. But how many time this season have we expected more and got less. Too many. The back and forth and back again is just spoiling all the fun for me. I'm so focused on wanting to see some progress, I've lost sight of the cases. In seasons 1-3 we had a good amount of both cases and caskett. And that was fun. But now I feel things need to grow, and they aren't. If anything Andrew is throwing in more obstacles like Sophia. Does anyone of us believe Beckett is going to open her heart to castle after seeing him with Sophia and knowing that he ad a relationship with her. Castle and becketts relationship isn't even special anymore.

    Personally I think, the Sophia angle may have worked better if she wasn't another muse. Just an old flame. But the fact that she was and that just throws a lot of doubts on the caskett relationship, makes me wonder if the writers just set themselves up for failure. I notice on the blogs, a lot of fans have an issue with how "unspecial" castle and becketts relationship is now. Because he had shared this same experince with other women too. And honestly that's what pissed me off too. What I found so endearing and special about castle when it first premiered was the idea that these two completely different people from two competes different worlds can have such chemistry and in time fall helplessly in love. Their bond was special, like none other....ooppps now I'm wrong because apparently its exactly what he had with Sophia. It spoils the illusion of the show, and I think that was a mistake on Andrew Marlowe's part. By trying to make things more interesting, I think he dug his own grave and now created an idea in fans heads that turns something so lovable and amazing and pure like their partnership into something so average and habitual. A writer that goes for one muse to another.

    In short we thought castle and becketts relationship was a one in a million. Now it seems like its a dime a dozen. Maybe you understand the fandoms frustrations now. Anyway just my thoughts about it.

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    1. You said it perfectly! They have ruined the illusion. And that is what annoyed me. We get s invested in these shows and after 3.5 years we see it's like a lie in some way. I can't describe it but I feel a little betrayed, and that's what is stopping me form wanting to watch the second part. I'm honestly out of little hopefuls. They've messed with us too many times.

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    2. I agree, I think it's too much of a blow to their relationship, the muse thing wouldn't be as bad, but the way Castle is behaving is not good. I think Marlowe may have made a mistake making Castle seem so interested in Sophia, the purpose may have been to provoke Beckett's jealousy, but a lot of us are now questioning his loyalty and feeling for Beckett, which is what is destroying it for me.

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  91. People, people - calm down for heaven's sake! This is going to be a great episode. I can feel it in my bones. Remember, the sneak peeks are just teasers - sometimes they turn out to be completely different. And for those going on about Sophia and Rick - yes, I really dislike her and I'm not feeling that vibe between her and Castle - she is just using him to get what she wants. That's it.
    Oh and about the secrets? Really, you think they're gonna open that can of worms SEVEN episodes before the end of the season? Come on! I stick with the assertion that we are in for one hellavu finale and I can't wait! Don't get me wrong, I want them together so badly it hurts, but I can't wait for the secrets to come out and the fallout of that. Stop being so damn pissy about this - this is a great show and the pacing of their relationship is perfect (in my opinion). I'm enjoying the ride. I suggest those who are freaking out to sit back and relax and enjoy it as well.

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  92. I am not excited at all about this episode..the best we can hope for at the end of Linchpin is Castle telling Beckett: "you don't have to worry about Sophia, from now on I will be a one-muse guy"..
    Tiny step further. wow

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  93. Seriously guys think about it- if caskett ends up together what will be next? ILUs, kisses n thats it, there will be no more of jealous beckett, scarasm, snarky comments to each other. It will be so boring seeing them serious all the time like in bones the main couple is soo boring these days, all they ever talk about is a house, stupid baby and their ILUs n NOTHING ELSE.
    So i think we shld be thankful they r not together as of yet. What do u think?
    Just my 2 cents

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    1. Yeh actually I have to agree with you there. I mean, I definitely want them to get together, but the tension is always brilliant, I think that's what people love about their relationship. What we enjoy in an episode isn't based on whether or not they are a couple yet, it's just whether there are any great moments between them. However, I have to say, I think the moments are too few this season, there seems to be very little going on between them at all, and when there is, it never seems to amount to anything, so it's starting to feel like the relationship isn't moving forward. That's when the tension starts to go. I think you can kill a tv series just as easily by dragging things out for too long, as you can doing something too quickly. It's a hard balance to get right.

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    2. I completely disagree with you. To say would mean that every couple dating on this planet or maried are boring. Yes they say I love you, and kiss and hug but that doesn't make things boring. And what makes you think that once two people are a couple they don't get jealous, in fact it's tenfold more with jealousy, because you can't help but compare yourself to old lovers or old crushes. Snarky comments will also be more as they won't only comment or make fun of professional matters, but personal too. Besides, castle and Beckett could be secretly together first, and watching them run around trying to hide things from Lanie, the boys, and gates will be hilarious.

      Well I'm of a bones fan, but if that's all they are talking about then they have bad writers. There's so much storytelling with couples. I've been married for 3 years, and I still consider my husband and I a very saucy couple. S of you're basing your judgement on bones, please don't. Trust me, castle and Beckett together will unlike any other. They are both so different, and I can just see them having their little arguments in castles kitchen, and trying to get Martha on each of their sides. I can see them having very not and sexy banter because they will k ow each other o. A very personal level.

      Do you really think Beckett is going to be a giddy woman who doesn't scold castle if he is being annoying just because she's acting him? It's Beckett, she will just torture him more and that will be fun. You have to understand castle and Beckett are two very interesting characters on their own, so once together it will be amazing. Besides, they can't have sexual tension and banter for years with nothing happening. That doesn't happen in the real world. People meet, fall in love, date, and get married. And ,any do all this and are still hot and spicy doing it. That's castle and Beckett. Their chemistry is hot and will remain that way.

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    3. Please don't compare them with bones. In my opinion bones and booths chemistry died long befor they got together. From season 6 they acted like siblings, and I started seeing them as sailings. They lost their spark. So of course now seeing them together with a baby is boring because we are seeingn a brother and sister taking care of a baby. There's no chemistry. The writers of bones waited too long and in the process bones and booth lost their chemistry, now they are trying to revive it with I love yous but without passion or chemistry, I love you can't save them. They are still boring.

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    4. fine if they get together after say 5 or 10 episodes, they will start to bore us with them playing house. I mean they will lose the element of will they or wont they? because once ur committed, keeping girlfriends or a secret shows wht a big jackass u r.Whereas on the other hand, if they keep going with 'partner' thing then they can explore so many other factors because u cant blame any of the two as they r not in a relationship and one more thing if they do decide to become a couple, the spark btw them will finish cuz we knw they have ended up together so there will be nothing to look forward to and if for some reason they break up then it will be like seasons 1,2 and 3 all over again. therefore i give A marlowe two thumbs up for doing a great job

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    5. At anon 6.39...I think you're missing the point. It's quite clear in the comment by anon 4.57 why they would still be Interesting to watch. Anyway, I'm also married so I orally agree with anon 4.57. Perhaps you are not, so you don't k ow what it's like. Thats ok. Wy would they play house? They will just start dating, and isn't that fun and exciting, when they dating and start learning weird quirks about one another.

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  94. Am I the only one also watching for the murders/cases ? It always seem to be all about the ship. I really really want to know what this linchpin is!

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  95. Being together as a real couple right now maybe not but some steps closer to this is more than necessary at this stage!!!

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  96. When I heard earlier that there will be plot about old Castle muse from CIA I knew that this will be not anything good.

    And I agree 4 season is so far disappointing and now this whole stupid ridiculous old muse crappy plot drive me nuts. Its completely not in character. And I bet it would be step back. Marlow is ruining his own show.

    Where the hell is Will Beal or Alexi Hawley? They had a lot better vision for our Duo.

    And Marlow? Just look at episodes that he wrote, Cuffed in example was silly and stupid. Or even Rise except few scenes wasnt that good.

    So far only Killshot and Cops&Robbers were really really good episodes. I could add also Demons and Bitches were nice and funny but rest? blah...

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    1. Right! I enjoyed Kick the Ballistics as well..

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  97. Why is ervery body so pissed?
    I realy liked the epi and i cant wait for next week, i thnik the story is realy good. Of cours i want beckett and castle together but i also enyo to watch ther ralatoncip in the moment its raly fun to watch i scram so often at the tv but i love it
    (sorry my writing im from switzerland)

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  98. Omg wat is wrong with everyone the episode hasn't even aired yet. Y don't people just wait till the episode has aired and then decide whether it's good or not. Your all judging the episode on like 5 minutes of sneak peaks. To the people that keep saying there gonna go watch 'smash' just go do it and stop complaining on here. U will be the ones that's will be missing out and everyone knows that as soon as castle and Beckett get together ur gonna start watching the show again and even then u will probably still find something to moan about. Season 4 has defintly been an awesome season and eventually they will get together.

    Ur all saying u hate Sophia but that's kinda the point in her character she is suppose to stir things up a bit and that is wat she is doing and at least we know she is doing a good job of it if ur all saying how much u don't like her. I think everyone forgets there is more to the show then just the relationship. Yer I'm a massive caskett shipped but it's also about the murder cases and the other characters in the show not just the relationship between the castle and Beckett. Anyway I'll wait to judge the episode after I have seen it n I'm pretty sure it's gonna be yet another awsome episode.

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  99. Anons at 01:55 AM and 02:08 AM

    You guys are totally right. Marlow just betray us, he ruined the illusion that Castle-Beckett relations are special but they are not. Sophia knows Rick very well so what is different? That arc is just wrong, really really wrong.

    I will watch second part and decide whether it makes sense to continue to watch this show.

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  100. Come on! No matters what, but people in twelve years change!
    I don't think Sofia knows Castle as Kate does. He proved her the man he is so many times and how much he cares about her.
    I think Sofia wont't change anything between Castle and Beckett...not for the worse, I mean...
    The two bishops are Castle and Beckett, the winning combination of the game, the others are just pawns.
    We'll see what next episodes brings!
    In Marlow we trust!

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  101. I just saw the sneack peek.
    I do not understand, because there inflamed until they see the entire episode.
    If you want to do the masochists and watch Smash is your business, but I honestly think that an episode so mature in Castle I've ever seen.
    And 'the first real difficulties they face as a couple really Castle and Beckett, and I think it's necessary.
    Mah .. if the first difficulty 'are you going ... bah just do not understand you .. is like love: if the first difficulty soft means that love was not strong enough ...

    I trust in A. M.

    Sorry for my english, I'm Italian.

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  102. The problem is they're not a couple yet!
    How frustrating is this? Going through the same problems of a real couple without enjoying the best part of the game (being together)
    (.. and I am Italian too)

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  103. I don't have to have Caskett together, but I want to think they are meant to be together. Isn't that the glue that holds the show together? When they do put them together, I don't wan to be thinking Castle doesn't deserve Kate. I want to believe they are in a one and done relationship and the writers are making Castle hard to like.

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  104. First of all please keep in mind that I am writing this before watching Pandora, I plan on watching that and Linchpin back to back. I have also stayed away from all sneek peaks about the 2-parter. But going off the comments written here I have a couple of thoughts to add. I have to smile at the thought that these sneak peaks "ruined" the cliffhanger. Assuming the cliffhanger is them being trapped in the car.....is this website not called "Castle Spoilers?" Is this not a spoiler website? If people don't want things spoiled then why do they come here? My other main thought is everyone's frustration at the "stagnant" Caskett relationship and that its "never going anywhere." From what I can work out this Sophia character is ruffling many feathers. I would have thought that all of this behaviour thats going on might break up the "stagnant-ness?" I thought people wanted something......anything......to happen. Wouldn't this classify as something happening? People can't even focus on the case in this 2-parter because they're too focused on this Sophia and her effect on Caskett? So what's the problem then? I also smile at all of the mentions of people going off to watch Smash and how it has to be better that Castle. All I have seen about Smash are the previews as I live in Australia, but doesn't it all come down to personal preference and taste? If you like Marilyn Munroe and singing heaps I'm sure most people would prefer it to Castle. Especially those people who aren't hugely interested in Film Noir, Smash probably looks like the better option. I have only viewed half Blue Butterfly as I was on holiday but I think its one of the finest Castle episodes of the lot, once again "personal preference." I honestly hope this doesn't sound malicious as that is not my intention, and this is my opinion simply by drawing off what others have said, so if I am mistaken thats fine, as I have yet to view Pandora but seeing as Linchpin has not yet aired, this huge clash of opinions is quite entertaining.

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    1. Well said, Kelly! They are called " spoilers" for a reason...they can truly spoil an episode for you. My husband is 100 percent spoiler free and I'll tell you, he is enjoying these shows so much more than I ...he jumped a foot at the cliffhanger and said " whoa!, did not see that coming" while I was a little let down since I knew what was going to happen ...it's like knowing a birthday gift before you open it...it's still great, but not as exciting as being surprised!
      You are wise to hold off and watch back to back and keep away from the spoilers... I wish I had the willpower to do the same! Happy watching, I think you'll have a blast!!

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    2. I do think spoilers have some good in them, as I must have watched every sneak peek for every episode this season up until now, and I'll tell ya, watching the first 10mins of Blue Butterfly before it aired just made me so excited, and so warm and tingly all through my body. In saying that, I am a huge film noir genre fan so naturally when it collided with Castle I was always going to love it so maybe I'm a bit biased. Then again, I can't help wondering if I would have gotten more excited over the Caskett hand rubbing in Embarrasment of Bitches, if I hadn't seen it in the sneak peek first. On that same note, Dial M for Mayor's sneak peeks revealed nothing about Mr Smith's involvement in the episode and boy did I almost fall out of my seat! Same with the Tiger in Cuffed, it was kept as a total surprise and I loved it. Its pure coincidence I've steered clear of the 2-parter spoilers as I've been in NZ for 3 weeks where I couldn't get my Castle fix, and now that I'm back in Oz Linchpin is very close to airing, so I thought.....why don't I just wait and see what happens when I watch them back to back and without sneak peeks, I think its a good little experiment and one a lot of people here might benefit from, even for just one episode.

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  105. Why does AM think that the show will lose all the fun when Castle and Beckett get together? He is a good writer and he must have faith in himself! Coz, he can make the story when all fits in!
    Dear mister AM, please , get them together!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  106. We should all remember that when we first were introduced to Castle he was portrayed as a successful author, a good father and a bit of a womanizer. He has a past which involved many women. That fact shouldn't taint the man he has become since falling in love with Beckett. He has clearly shown growth. With the exception of that brief reconnect with Gina (when he felt he had no hope with Beckett) he has shown no interest in anyone but Beckett. Just because a woman from his past has resurfaced really doesn't change anything.

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  107. These sneak peeks make me question lots of things. Hmmm I don't know where the writers are taking this, but I have serious doubts. I'll admit, I'm afraid to watch it, I may just get high blood pressure. That scene with Sophia in his room, made me sick. Oh snap how I suppose to watch it. I hope castle realizes he loves Beckett and doesn't fall prey t this bitchy woman. God she is evil. I don't like Sophia at all. I think she is p,aging some game. I'm sure she is going to talk to Beckett and tell her how intimate she and castle were. Jennifer Beals said in the interview that she has scene wher she talks to Beckett. I'm sure she tries to mess with her and talks about their wild past. Nothing good can come out of this talk. This is bad.

    Sometimes I don't get how they do sneak peeks, correct me if I'm wrong but aren't they meant to garner mor viewers and create more excitement? Because these sneak peeks haven't done that. They pissed of fans and for what we gather I the sneak peeks, things are going to be bad. Frankly I'm quite diss painted with pandora and this sneak peeks aren't doing anything to make me want to watch lynchpin. I don't know, I'm torn weather it's worth tuning in or not. The sneak peeks sure don't make it worth it.

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    1. Don't watch it then. Your be the one missing out.

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  108. abt the pandora episode i think the only one to blame is beckett cuz she was not ready to be in a relationship with him and lied to him on his face twice so y restrict/ blame him for having a good time with other girls? She shld be clear what she wants or other wise let castle do watever he wants n mind her own business

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  109. What ever happens between Sophia and Castle we will find out Monday.Has anybody noticed the growing breach between Castle and Alexas. I see big problems ahead for Castle and Kate is the least of his problems. I remeber Kate telling Castle that Alexas was entering the wild child stage of her life, and good girls were the worse. Look out Castle you are in for one wild ride.

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    1. What I noticed and that Castle is taking ass kicked by all women.

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  110. Castle needs some kind of back up here. He is catching hell from Kate, Sophia, Alexis, Martha, and Lanie. It is 5 against 1. The guy doesn't stand a chance. Besides from the secret he is keeping from Kate,(which is to keep her safe because he loves her by the way) I think he has been nothing but loyal and caring for Beckett since the episode he broke up with Gina and that was almost a year and a half ago. Since then he hasn't had any kind of relationship and has turned down some women that would be very difficult to turn down.(Serena,Natalie Rhodes). Obviously his past concerns Beckett and it should, but she knows he has two failed marriages, so she has got to decide if she can live with his past or not. Castle can't do anything to change it now.

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  111. Is it me or Alexis is in Beckett 'camp' when she arguing with her father?

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  112. A piece of advice....Enjoy the show!!! we still don't know what will happen in the next chapter, until the last minute of Linchpin then you'll can say all that you want about hate or love Castle.
    Personally, I'm excited about Linchpin!!

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