I Will Always Love You……..

Posted on May 10 2012 - 12:00pm by Aashay Dalvi

Whitney Houston’s classic number could not have a better tribute (Yes, Glee, you just got Castle-d!). After the countless hours and sleepless nights of ”Always“-induced anxiety, we can honestly say that Castle’s Season 4 finale lived up to all of our expectations. And we mean all of them.

The episode started with a bang and ended with a boom, leaving us hooked and on the edge of our seats from start to finish. From Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller’s impeccably sharp and poignant writing to the cast’s unparalleled execution, “Always” will go down in Castle history as the most heartwarming (and heart-wrenching!) episode yet.

There were tears, smiles and one very hot and heavy hookup.

Alexis graduated high school and delivered a truly beautiful Valedictorian speech. She provided some insight on how, although she is excited to move forward, she is scared to move on. Truer words were never said for how Castle was feeling at the moment.

So a homicide that Beckett was assigned to gave her the lead she had been waiting on for a year. After the late Captain Montgomery’s house was broken into, things just didn’t seem right. Files were stolen on his cases and you had to know it was related to the Beckett girls.

Castle pleaded with Beckett to back off of the case and finally admitted to her that he has had information about it and she needed to stay away… or she would be killed. This also led to one of the best Castle quotes of all time.

“Every morning I bring you a cup of coffee, just so I can see a smile on your face. Because I think you are the most remarkable, maddening, challenging, frustrating, person I’ve ever met. And I love you Kate, and if that means anything to you, if you care about me at all, just don’t do this.”

Although we didn’t get the closure we were hoping for in Johanna Beckett’s unsolved murder, we finally saw our two leads put all their feelings on the table — and presumably the bed! You didn’t think we were going to forget that mind-blowing, holy crap, palms-are-sweating, can’t-catch-our-breaths make-out scene, did you? We’re not sure if it was more intense for us or for Castle and Beckett!

Sexy as it was, what made that scene so special is that we got to see Kate’s wall crumbling down before our very eyes. After visiting the very same swing set where she and Castle spoke in the Season 4 premiere, she busts through Castle’s threshold in a state of unbridled passion.

“Beckett, what do you want?” Castle asks. “You,” she responds. 

Addict Verdict: Both Castle and Beckett have come a long way since fate disguised as a copycat killer brought them together. After all the cups of coffee, the flirty exchanges, and the near-death experiences, these two are finally ready to begin the next chapter in their relationship. But the question is, are we ready?

We always were.

Fix-Your-Eyes-On-Me Scene: After four seasons, Beckett gave into her feelings and went to Castle. Looking insanely hot and drenched from the rain, Beckett made her move. The knock on the door was enough to get the heart beating. What came next? Even more hot than Kate in her rain-soaked clothes. The two finally hooked up!

So Castle fans, what did you think of the much anticipated event? Was it everything you wanted and more? The smiles on their faces said it all. It must be noted the great skills that were displayed tonight. Nathan Fillion, one who is known for being able to act with just a look, put out so much emotion. It was impressive. What else was impressive? Stana Katic’s fight scene on the roof. Seriously, kudos to both actors for bringing it in the finale.

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