Fresh off the news that ABC has renewed Castle for a sixth season, I was privileged enough to have access to an advanced copy of the Season Five finale, “Watershed”.
Well, most of the finale. They left out the last few minutes, just to keep us on our toes. Rude AND rude, right? *wink*
Everyone’s back for this episode, including Susan Sullivan as Martha; Tamala Jones as Lanie; and Scott Paulin as Jim Beckett. As with all the other Castle season finales, there are big life decisions to be made. Some (not so secret) secrets are revealed, epiphanies are had, and checks are written. Rick has a few things going on, and he takes some words of wisdom from his mother to heart. He needs it too. I wouldn’t want to be in his place.
On another front, Kate is torn between the life she knows and an unknown future. She seeks advice from Lanie, and I have to say – I love when Kate and Lanie have their girl-talks. Lanie is very wise when it comes to reading Kate – even if she can’t really give her all the answers.
There are things spelled out in some detail that the last few episodes have been lacking. To be honest, if some of these concerns had been voiced several weeks ago, I think more people would’ve been less upset about a certain ‘bird-ish’ entitled episode.
As a computer geek, the case (which featured prominently) was quite interesting. Because the case dealt with technology, (software, hacking, etc.) we get a chance to see our favorite tech forensics expert Tori Ellis (Played by Maya Stojan).
I really enjoyed the episode overall, but it was disconcerting to see that Castle’s most stable relationship at the present time is with his Mother. Alexis (Molly Quinn) also appears and Rick is worried about a trip she’s planning to take.
Without knowing the ending, I really can’t give much away – except that this is a finale very much in the tradition of the last four. I trust that the last few minutes are packed with a little angst – and they may even leave us hanging – in wait for the Season Six premiere.
There’s a quick scene between Nathan and Molly where they show potential covers for the latest Nikki Heat novel. Very cute, and very meta.
Tune in Monday May 13th at 10pm Eastern/9pm Central to watch “Watershed”. I’ll be watching too.
BECKETT RECONSIDERS WHAT SHE WANTS OUT OF HER JOB — AND FROM HER RELATIONSHIP WITH CASTLE – ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S “CASTLE”
“Watershed” – In the Season Finale, an interview with a high-profile federal law enforcement agency forces Beckett to reconsider what she wants out of her job — and out of her relationship with Castle. Meanwhile, the body of a young woman is found floating inside the water tank of a skid row flop house, but as the team investigate, they discover that her final resting place is just one of many strange things about her death, on “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 13 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest Cast: Kyle Secor as Anthony Freedman, Scott Paulin as Jim Beckett, Niko Nicotera as Ziff Falgrad, Stacy Edwards as Jessica Banks, Mekenna Melvin as Talia McTeague.
“Watershed” was written by Andrew Marlowe and directed by John Terlesky.