The fans were waiting eagerly to see how Richard Castle and Kate Beckett’s relationship would develop. Circumstances brought together the fiercely independent woman and the charming philanderer. It starred Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic as two polar opposites. For several seasons, they kept up their tense, flirtatious routine. Some questioned whether or not we would ever see it develop into a serious romance.
Castle’s pursuit of Kate felt endless, though it was nowhere near the intensity of Mulder and Scully. Beckett couldn’t make up her mind on how she felt about Castle and yanked him back and forth like a yo-yo. Beckett’s inability to decide what she thought of Castle made her character increasingly irritating as the series progressed. The writers are to blame for this, not Stana. Castle, meantime, had his own problems and was repeatedly rejected by Beckett while trying to force the two magnets together.
After Castle’s persistence paid off and the couple tied the knot, Beckett seemed to revert to her old ways of not being sure of what she wanted. Also about this time, there was a noticeable drop in the chemistry between the two actors. It wasn’t for a lack of trying on their side – sometimes things just don’t make sense even if we really want them to. As such, I present the following list of 25 inexplicable aspects of Castle and Beckett’s partnership.
Beckett Thought Castle Was Immature and Reckless
When Castle first meets Kate Beckett, she is one of the top homicide detectives in all of New York City. She is the antithesis of Castle in that she is a logical thinker who rejects the fantastic and maintains a cool head under pressure. Although Castle’s fanciful notions occasionally proved correct, Beckett found them difficult to understand. When Beckett first meets Castle, he compares him to a “nine-year-old on a sugar rush, absolutely incapable of taking anything seriously.”
Despite this, Castle is a true believer in the existence of magic and wants Beckett to share his enthusiasm. If she didn’t have faith in a little magic, he warned her, she’d never find any.
Castle Secretly Pursued Beckett’s Mother’s Case
In January of 1999, Kate’s mother Johanna Beckett died in a tragic accident. Kate’s search for the truth has been all-consuming since since she received the official report and decided it did not adequately address her concerns. Because of this, Kate decided to pursue a career in law enforcement.
When it threatened to give her a psychological breakdown, Kate gave up. In the first season, Castle does some snooping behind Kate’s back. Even though Castle had a break in the case, Beckett was quite upset and angry with him since he had been surreptitiously investigating something very personal to her. Castle’s actions were motivated by his love for Beckett, but they ended up hurting their friendship.
Beckett Thought Castle Only Went for Shallow Women
Castle’s reputation as a womaniser among Beckett’s circle of friends was well-deserved. He had numerous meaningless relationships with superficial women. Castle was a very kind person who found it simpler to engage in casual relationships rather than settling down. It prevented him from getting wounded and was a blessing.
At various points throughout the series, he cheated on Beckett with one of these women after discovering that Beckett was seeing someone else. Beckett was taken aback by Castle’s college sweetheart Kyra, praising her authenticity in comparison to his two previous wives.
They Both Got Jealous
Beckett and Castle both went on multiple dates with other characters during the series. When the latter occurred, though, it was typically in response to the former’s prominence. There was constantly jealousy and unreasonable anger whenever any of them was seeing someone else.
Castle’s jealously was to be expected given how evident his affections for Beckett were from the start. Beckett, on the other hand, steadfastly denied any romantic feelings toward Castle, despite her excessive jealousy anytime he engaged in even harmless flirtation with another woman.
Beckett Followed Her Head and Not Her Heart
When it came to romantic relationships, Kate Beckett always followed the norms and did the sensible thing. She was hesitant to commit to Castle since he posed a risk. Beckett begins a relationship with Tom Denning, a detective from a different precinct, in season 2. She had dated an FBI agent many years prior. Also in season 3, Kate briefly dated a surgeon.
Before meeting Castle, every man she dated fit a stereotypical profile. That’s how Beckett intended it to be. This made perfect sense to her because she had a penchant for staying on the beaten path and avoiding any instances of “outside the lines” creativity.
Castle Rekindled Things with His Ex-Wife
After inviting Beckett to spend Memorial Day with him in the Hamptons in season 2, Castle and Beckett spent the holiday together. But she declined, giving an excuse about how busy she was. In reality, she and her then-boyfriend Tom Demming had plans to be elsewhere, and Castle discovered those plans.
After this, Castle calls his ex-wife Gina to express his hurt. Beckett is upset that the two have reconciled. Beckett ends her relationship with Demming after coming to terms with her love for Castle. But Castle already told Kate that he was graciously standing aside, so it was too late. Kate, who took an unusual chance, feels upset by this.
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— Castle (@Castle_ABC) July 20, 2022
Beckett and Castle Both Assumed the Other Had No Interest
Beckett and Castle’s courtship was a roller coaster journey, not unlike a high school love story. Beckett initially had no love feelings for Castle, but she came around. He had already decided that she didn’t feel anything for him, therefore he abandoned the relationship.
Because Beckett believed that Castle did not love her, the narrative goes that she eventually moved on to someone else. The trend persisted for several seasons. Beckett’s naivety in particular started off as endearing, but the show quickly grew tiresome. Castle’s undying love for her was obvious right away.
Castle Chased After Beckett Forever
Beckett and Castle met for the first time when she interviewed him for a case she was handling. After that, Castle took advantage of his close relationship with the mayor to follow Beckett about for the sake of his latest book. A large part of this “research” was just an excuse to follow Beckett around.
In the beginning, Castle’s feelings for her were very strong. In season 1, he even used $100,000 of his own money to find out how her mother died. Castle’s feelings for Beckett remained unwavering despite her repeated attempts to distance themselves from him and his subsequent pain.
Beckett Consistently Denied Her Feelings For Castle
Beckett’s feelings for Castle were very ebb and flow. As Beckett was working on a case involving Castle’s ex-girlfriend Kyra Blaine (in the episode “A Rose for Everafter”), they ran into each other. Unlike the typical women Castle dated in college, Kyra was not only brilliant but also incredibly self-assured, and she ultimately crushed his heart.
In a private encounter on a rooftop during the investigation, Kyra and Castle reflect about their past together. Before Beckett and Castle go to Kyra’s wedding, they lock lips. Kyra eventually decides to separate from the person again. Before she passed away, Kyra told Kate, “he’s all yours.” But Beckett appears to be much more perplexed than ever about her feelings for Castle. Lanie, Kate’s friend and coworker, chimes in, adding, “Honey, just because you can’t see what’s going on doesn’t mean everybody else can’t see what’s going on.”