Tuesday, October 2, 2012
'Cloudy With a Chance of Murder' -- Castle 5x02
Warning: Spoiler Alert (which I think should be kind of obvious, but still ...)
What is it with Josh Randall turning up all over the place in my fandoms lately? This is the third one that he's been in within the past year (less than that, actually), and yet again he plays someone who is up to no good. As soon as he came on screen, I was entirely suspicious of him ... since he has played bad guys in the other two fandoms that he's made an appearance in. Sure, that doesn't mean that he'll be a bad guy in this one as well, but he's proving to not have the greatest of track records with my fandoms. He's now three for three when it comes to doing something horrible.
I don't see how Castle would have thought that going on a pretend date with someone else would be in any way ok with Beckett. Sometimes, it's almost as if he doesn't even know her at all. Sure, he somehow convinced himself that it would be a fantastic idea (since it would make the people that knew the two of them less suspicious, and less likely to figure out that the two of them are together now), but that doesn't mean that he shouldn't have stopped and thought about what it was that he was doing ... cuz he really, really should have.
As much as the two of them want to believe that they can keep this whole thing secret, and everything will be fine (that no one will figure it out, and their relationship will be super happy fun time without there being any kind bad joo-joo) ... I have a very bad feeling about them keeping it a secret for a long period of time. If they're constantly having to second-guess everything that they do (in an effort to make sure that no one figures out what is going on between the two of them, which I really don't think is likely), I'm betting that there's going to be all sorts of resentments built up between the two of them. Hell, it almost happened in this episode, and they've just barely started seeing each other. There is going to be a whole hell of a lot of truth and communication between the two of them for this to last even a little while, and with the way that the two of them seem to not be on the same page when it comes to love ... I see rocky waters a head. Yeah, the two of them are totally in synch when it comes to solving crimes, but that's cuz their brains both work the same way in that way. But when it comes to love and relationships, they seem to be completely in two different places, and that would make things kind of hard on them even if they weren't trying to keep this whole thing a secret from everyone.
I'm betting that everyone figures things out before the season is over. Hell, Lanie is already kind of circling around the fact that there is someone new in Beckett's life, and it's only the second episode of the season (and the first one that she's been in for a while). It's not going to take the others all that much longer to figure out that there is something going on ... though I have a feeling that the boys are going to figure it out through Castle, rather than Beckett.