Has anyone else noticed that it looks like Beckett tries to move away but Castle pulls her back as he knows that she is not yet finished crying. Also, he is trying to make sure she doesn’t divert back to her old self when she runs away and doesn’t allow anyone to see her pain.
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No, not until you mentioned it and I went back to check. You’re right, she does. And I love it. I wonder if that was an ad lib by Fillion because he thought it would better fit the scene if he pulled her back when she sat up or if it was written in. Either way, it works perfectly for the characters.
What I did notice is that she’s playing with her ring throughout the entire scene. And what gets to me most is the shaky breath/ small shudder that seems to go through her right before she ends up in his arms. And it reminds me of Disciple.
The way she opens up to him about her rituals reminds me of Dressed to Kill.
And the look she gives him when she tells him about almost shooting the janitor and he laughs. I mean, it’s funny. It made me laugh too. But I get the feeling she didn’t appreciate him laughing because it wasn’t a joke to her. Not when she lived through it and was in a place where she could lose that much of her control over something that in her mind belonged to him, being touched.
The way Castle just moves to sit close to her and she has this nervous moving her hand over her robe moment. And the way he just looks up at her adoringly.
And the way he feels the need to apologize to her because he can see it. He might not have been there those two months to witness what his absence did to her, but it’s evident in everything. Her movements, her expressions, the things she does and doesn’t do, it bleeds out of her entire being. So much so that he feels guilty for it, even though it’s not his fault.
And I love that she acknowledges that it’s not his fault.
God, I hope it’s not his fault. I don’t think it is. I don’t think he’d knowingly leave her for two months without a word. Even if he did leave, thought he had to, he would have found a way to get a message to her so she wouldn’t worry.
I just really love this scene and it’s just beautifully acted by the both of them.