On Monday night in the Season 4 finale of Castle, all secrets were shared and all cards were put out on the table, as promised. But where did it all lead?
Working the murder of an Army vet, Beckett & Co. came to discover
through DNA evidence that the shooter was the same guy who put a bullet
in Kate’s heart a year ago — and thus he figures into the larger,
deadly conspiracy surrounding Johanna Beckett’s years-ago killing.
But for Kate to rattle that hornet’s nest again would certainly lead
to her own demise — a fact that Rick has known but kept to himself. And
in the finale, he made clear to Kate exactly why she needed to back away
from this case.
Beckett was less than understanding. “I didn’t need protection; I
needed a lead, and you sat on it for a year…. How the hell could you do
“Because I love you. But you already know that, don’t you,” Rick
said, alluding to his Season 3 finale declaration which Kate has
pretended to not remember.
They agreed to disagree, and Kate stayed on the case while Rick
disclosed his intention to exit stage left, once and for all. But after a
brutal rooftop throwdown with the shooter (played by Battlestar Galactica alum Tahmoh Penikett)
— and backlash from Capt. Gates which led Beckett to not just turn in
her badge, as Esposito did, but tender her resignation — a rain-soaked
Kate showed up at Rick’s door to say three words again and again: “I’m
“He got away, and I didn’t care,” she explained. “I almost died, and all I could think about was you. I just want you.”
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