Last night was so awesome.
First of all, best line of the night has to be when Castle is bummed she didn't call him and Beckett says, you had a chapter due and Castle's response is, "That's writer-speak for all procrastinations welcome." HAHA So freaking true. I love how they're dialed in to what real writers think and feel and say it on television.
I loved Castle and Beckett's little argument about who had feelings for each other first and the reminiscing was awesome. I have to say I think the first season Beckett was more realistic looks and dress-wise than she is now. She looks so model-like in the current season, but, you know, I don't mind that. As for who had feelings first, I think it was Beckett. She'd been his fan for years, said that his books got her through her mother's death. I really hoped they'd address that last night and have her tell about waiting in line for him to sign one of her books. Alas, they did not. But it was still good.
They did some of my favorite Castle moments in the flashbacks, but I had almost forgotten how naughty Castle was in the beginning. All the innuendo and fun-loving bad boy. He's grown up a bit, but it was still fun to see how far he's come in those flashback/montages.
I loved that Castle wouldn't leave her no matter the risk to himself and the tension ramping up when they found the timer. Of course, I sort of thought they'd be searching for the story a little sooner, but you know, the last ten minutes works.
The end was cute with the captain, but there's just something that makes her come across as stiff and not part of the team. She's getting better, though.
As for best kiss, I couldn't decide either. I hope there's many more to come. Overall, a great flashback episode with a good storyline for a foundation.
What do you think about flashback episodes? Love or hate?