Season 5 Episode 1

After the Storm

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 24, 2012 on ABC
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    Castle's Season 5 Premiere: Lovers in a Dangerous Time

    "After the Storm" couldn't have been in a bigger hurry to tie up all the loose ends from previous seasons. But it DID make me okay with Beckett and Castle as an item.

  • Episode Summary

    Picking up the morning after, Castle and Beckett now have to decide if they're a couple or was it just a onetime deal. But before they can tackle that, they must deal with those responsible for Kate's mother's death who are now a threat to Beckett.

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    • Great start!

      I totally loved this. I find Beckett's and Castle's attempt to keep the new aspect of their relationship a secret to be hilarious.
    • After 5 years

      Finally! :-)

      "After the Storm" kicked off Castle's fifth season with the humor, drama, and clever twists we've come to love. It's arguably one of the most well-written episodes in the show's history. It's off to a great start! and we finally get what we've always wanted to see Castle and Beckett in love...
    • After the Storm

      For fans hoping to see what exactly went down that night between Castle and Beckett you were a bit disappointed, but for those who liked the last season finale, and wanted to see more high intensity action you got your wish. A little disappointed that it went so far up to a Senator, but this was still a really fun return to Monday's best TV show.
    • New Beginning

      Castle and Beckett finally becoming a couple was a touchdown, hopefully both will go all the way to the Super Bowl. Alright enough Football analogy down to business, this was a good start to the new season. I liked the first few minutes when we see the morning after, as Castle see Beckett wearing nothing but his shirt on, she really does look great in it let alone with her hair down. Their interaction was as usual sweet, but the funniest moment was seeing Castle hiding Kate from his mom and daughter. Yeah I know it's a bit juvinile but it's understandable, it's a little hard to spill the news at first; however I also find it amusing because it actually is fun making Castle and Beckett have some romantic misadventure for a while.

      I did like seeing that the revolving case of the show is finally getting a conclusion, I felt it went on long enough and it was time our patience became rewarded. And of coruse everyone is working as usual but also you felt at the same time nothing was really the same. Mainly the character Esposito whom is still in a dark place, despite still being himself his friendship with Ryan has a crack that could be growing. Though personally I feel Esposito need to get the frak over it, if Ryan didn't put in the call Kate would of died. But I noticed one little moment when he was observing a Millitary Recruitment facility he wasn't just waiting for a friend but it looked like he was seriously thinking of coming back to his former life. It could be nothing but it seems like a hint that Esposito could be out of the picture possibly, after the suspension, his friendship with Ryan on shaky ground, let alone love life going no where he's probably wondering if he really has a place in the Precent anymore. I don't know we'll just have to wait and see.

      But this episode is unfortunately not perfect, I do think how the case was falling into place was just a little rushed. I was a little disapointed that Madox was offed so quickly it felt a bit unsatisfying, personally I would of liked to of seen a 2 on 1 battle with Castle and Kate against Madox sort of like in the movie "The Raid Redemption". Ok, ok tall order but still it sounds a lot cooler and satisfying. But also just that Kate signed back up to her Precent again too quickly.

      I really liked that moment with Kate and the Senator. I'll admit the Senator is a scum sucker, despite all that he's achieved as well as his reasons on his possition as a saying goes "Good Deeds alone don't by you a ticket to Heaven." Personally just like Kate I don't give a damn about his achievements, it doesn't for the crimes or sins he's commited, but worst of all doesn't errase the fact he ordered the hit on Joanna Beckett. One moment that made my guts boil was when he was talking bull crap that he actually knows her and what she'll do next. Then Kate threatened him with the leverage she has against him which has made him lose his hold on her, and a really cool moment was when she then hits him hard with the mussle of her gun just as a reminder of how close she was to killing him and that she will always have that opportunity open. It was sort of the motiff of predator becoming prey, so the Senator was dead wrong, he knows nothing about Kate.

      And in the end both Kate and Castle come home to each other, today isn't just the day the case was solved but the day both had a new beginning together.moreless
    Jack Coleman

    Jack Coleman

    Senator William H. Bracken

    Guest Star

    Tahmoh Penikett

    Tahmoh Penikett

    Cole Maddox

    Guest Star

    Maurice Warfield

    Maurice Warfield

    Vice President John Russell

    Guest Star

    Geoff Pierson

    Geoff Pierson

    Mr. Smith

    Recurring Role

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Goof: When Ryan goes to Beckett's apartment, he shows her an old picture of Smith, which is a copy of the photo that was missing from Capt Montgomery's wedding album, in which Smith is standing in the left of the photo with his right hand facing the camera, holding a wine glass. After Ryan leaves, Beckett and Castle discuss who Smith could be with Castle brandishing a different picture of Smith. This photos shows Smith standing nearer the right of the photo with his left hand facing the camera, now holding a champagne glass, and wearing the watch that ultimately identifies him (". .. a Nautilus 3800", Castle says, "... when it came out in 1981.") clearly visible. Also, previous shots of the wedding album in other episodes, and this as well, depict all the photos in landscape format, whereas the pictures of Smith seen here are in portrait format.

      • Goof: When Martha enters Castle's bedroom, Beckett is hiding in the closet with with a pillow clutched in front of her. The previous scene showed the other pillows on the bed. When Martha leaves the room, Castle ducks as a thrown pillow flies by. It's not shown who throws the pillow but it's implied that Beckett threw it. The problem is with the scene that follows where you can see that Beckett in the closet is still clutching the pillow in front of her.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Castle: (after Esposito hands Beckett his backup extra gun) Nice! What about for me?
        Esposito: What? You mean an extra extra piece?

      • Beckett: Whoever it is you think I am, whatever it is you think you know about me, you have no idea what I'm capable of or how far I will go. I am done being afraid. It's your turn now. (hits him with her gun)
        Senator Bracken: Agh!
        Beckett: That's gonna leave a nasty scar. Every time you see it, think of me.

      • Castle: (about her first hangover) Well, Alexis, as your father, I have to say, that I am... deeply disappointed in you, and yet, oddly proud.

      • Capt. Gates: Let's say you happened to be in the area. How do you explain the fact that Maddox, the killer we're searching for and the man who shot you last year, is the one lying there dead?
        Castle: Bad karma.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Although credited, Tamala Jones (Lanie Parish) does not appear in this episode.

      • Additional Crew Credits:
        Chris Corrado - Production Staff
        Saray Deiseil - Production Staff
        Nicole Rodgers - Production Staff
        Kelly Boris - Production Staff
        Adam Frost - Production Staff
        Drew Yeager - Production Staff

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: September 24, 2012 on CTV
        Australia: October 29, 2012 on Channel 7
        Serbia: January 15, 2013 on FOX
        Germany: February 1, 2013 on Kabel 1

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