All right, we’re just going to say it: as much as we love Castle (and we really do love Castle in a way we never expected to), the season three finale felt really, really unfair. Not because Castle (Nathan Fillion) finally came clean about his feelings for Beckett (Stana Katic) and we didn’t get to see what came next because of that damn hiatus but in fact because it happened at a moment when Beckett was shot. He feared he might lose her, and he needed to get something off his chest. Who knows if she’ll even remember…if she even survives?
But we all know she's going to survive. So the stakes seem a bit false at the start...
And that’s just the thing: Castle played up the drama around
Beckett’s shooting. To have it be “just a flesh wound” would have been
unrealistic but to try to convince the audience she might not make it
out alive? She’s one of the stars of the show; we all know she’ll be
okay. It’s just a matter of when she returns to her feet-- and her job.
And in the case of season four, that when is sooner, rather than later,
in the premiere episode entitled “Rise.”
Read the full review at Examiner.com.