As you might expect, Beckett is not happy about the book. She feels it is hard enough to be taken seriously as a detective and now she has to deal with this. Everyone else around her has a ball with it, though, especially her friend Lanie, the medical examiner. When Beckett complains, Lanie says, “In his book Castle made you sound like a combination of Dirty Harry and Angelina Jolie. What’s not to like?” She also keeps pointing out that Castle wrote a pretty steamy sex scene between his character and Beckett’s in the book and that it can’t all be fictional.
As the season goes on, the sex scene in the book comes up a few more times. They have a recurring joke where people who are meeting Castle and Beckett for the first time always assume they are a couple. Once when asked if they are in a relationship, the two of them simultaneously answer. She says “No” and he says “Not yet.”
Not everything is jokes, though. I figured the show would stretch out the back story of Beckett’s mother’s murder forever, but instead they actually have a more serious episode bringing things to a head. In it Castle shows just how much he has come to care for her, too.
They also had a two-parter where a particularly brilliant criminal targets Detective Beckett because of Castle making her famous as Nikki Heat.
Season 2 ends on a bit of a down note, with Castle going away for the summer to work on his next book, and their feelings for each other still unspoken.
Chip’s Rating: Four stars out of five