Recently on "Castle," Det. Kate Beckett declared how she remembers everything that happened when she was shot. Rick Castle came to the realization of how Kate knew he professed his love for her but did not say anything and assumed she did not have the same feelings. The love story is taking a turn as we are being led to believe that Kate needs to make her move now or lose her change of connecting with the writer. Are the writers rushing the story or making a move to bring the series to completion?
We all know that Rick and Kate will finally get together at some point. Up to this point, we have known how the ball mostly resides on Kate's side of the court. She has to continue to break the walls down she has set up so she can let someone else in. Before, we watched her take her baby steps, but now we realize she needs to move quickly or all will be lost for one of our favorite non-couples on TV.
One of the keys to " Castle's" viewership is in the chase between Rick and Kate. We want to see how they get closer during a new episode and what type of progress Beckett has made in allowing herself to get closer to Rick. Once this important chase is taken out of the formula, people will realize part of the magic of the show has been lost. Many of us have worried about how "Castle" will follow in the footsteps of "Moonlighting" and lose a significant amount of viewership once the two become a couple.
Rushing the Story
In an attempt to gain more viewership, the writers might be trying to rush the story along. We are in the early part of the "Dancing with the Stars" season and traditionally the ratings for the cop/writer show increases substantially as people stay on ABC after the dance competition to see what is going on in the lives of our detective and writer friends. The negative part is if the writers take giant steps forward and t he pace of the two characters getting together slows down , fans will feel neglected and misled.
Completing the Show
I have speculated about the issues with "Castle" lasting more than one more season. The writers might have moved the story up in an attempt to bring the show to completion within a specified period of time. While many fans of the show are dedicated, the ratings have not been fantastic. Maybe the writers agree and think the show needs to wrap up soon before the story has been dragged out.
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