Castle – A Rose Everafter

by Alan Rapp on August 24, 2017

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  • Title: Castle – A Rose Everafter
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“She’s the one that got away.”

Castle - A Rose Everafter TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the Second Season of Castle with one of my favorite episodes of the series. Alyssa Milano guest-stars as Castle‘s (Nathan Fillion) college girlfriend Kyra Blaine and a bride whose bridesmaid is murdered on her wedding day. The reunion is bittersweet, bringing back old feelings while evidence points to her groom-to-be (Brady Smith) as a likely murder suspect. While Castle dates different women during the series before getting involved with Beckett, including a second go-round with his ex-wife, Kyra is the only one who we see him present deep feelings for. And meeting Kyra also clues Kate into a little more about Castle’s past, including the idea that he can fall seriously for someone “real.”

The episode is packed full of great moments including the rooftop (and Castle sheepishly admitting to it later), the reaction shots of Kyra and Castle to each finding each other in the last place either would expect, Castle left in the middle of a ballroom holding a piece of cake, and (easily one of my favorite moments of the entire series) the famous “shut-up” scene between Beckett and Lanie (Tamala Jones) after the medical examiner points out Kate’s obvious jealousy and attraction to her partner. The murder itself is secondary to these other events, but it has some nice twists of its own before revealing the true motive for murder and the bridesmaid’s bizarre behavior during he final few hours.

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