- Summary: While the 12th precinct get a new boss with Victoria "Iron" Gates (Penny Johnson) taking over from Captain Montgomery, Castle feels guilt over encouraging Beckett to reopen her mother's murder case.
- Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 4 premiere date: Sep 19, 2011
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
10After an incredibly shocking end to the triumphant Season 3, Castle returned to our screens as my most anticipated tv show hands down! As a whole the third season of ABC's superb show was just awesome. So how would four fair? Well, to put it plainly, by delivering yet another sensational season of television. Season 4 was the best to date it had all the key ingredients that make Castle, well, Castle! It combined the fun, the emotion, the drama and the will they, won't they elements to perfection. Andrew Marlowe deserves immense credit for this season too. What a genius he is in storytelling and writing wonderful scripts. The acting is also amazing! Stana Katic (seriously, it's illegal how hot this woman is, she just seems to get more beautiful each season!) delivers an award-worthy performance throughout but particuarly in Episode 7; "Kill Shot" it was compelling, intense and a stellar performance from the hottest women on tv. Nathan Fillion is ever dependable but even he ups his game as it reaches make or break for our favourite on screen partnership. Season 4 picks up straight from the shocking events, (SPOILER) after Beckett being shot and rushed to hospital. The season unfolds 3 months down the line and it's clear Beckett isn't yet ready to deal with Castle's near death declaration of his love. However, throughout Season 4 each episode brings them closer together and see's them take strides forward to finally admitting their feelings for each other whilst maintaining all the key components that make Castle dynamite tv. There isn't a bad episode in all honesty and that's testimony to the writers, there are a few exceptional episodes; 'Kill Shot', '47 Seconds', 'Pandora & Linchpin', 'The Blue Butterfly', 'Cops and Robbers' and ofcourse the unforgettable, emotionally charged, defining Caskett moment; the season finale 'Always.' All in all another sublime season from the Castle team, I honestly don't think I can wait until September for Season 5!!… Expand
7Castle’s fourth season saw the show trying to mix things up a little more with varying degrees of success. It is still very rare that an episosode fails to make for an entertaining watch but I personally have two minor grips that arguably make for the shows least consistent season thus far. Firstly the central mysteries themselves aren’t quite as clever as they were previously with revelations/twists seemingly coming from out of the blue on too many occasions.
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the chemistry and banter between Beckett and Castle that is so central to the shows appeal is just not as sharp as it was throughout the first three seasons. This is in large part due to the fact that the writers seemed to be struggling to think of believable reasons to keep them apart throughout the twenty-three episodes found in this season, apparently for fear of changing the show’s dynamic to drastically. All shows must evolve if they are to avoid becoming stale however and with a fifth season now confirmed to develop upon the events of this year’s finale I will be tuning in with the hope that Castle can return to top form once again.… Expand