Alexis is acting like his mother not his daughter. Not normal. If anyone should make sure Castle eats it should be Beckett his future wife.
Why can’t Alexis do that too? She’s his daughter, his family. She can do that too. Last I checked family means taking care of each other.
I make my parents lunch all the time… there’s nothing weird about it. It’s called being nice and as mentioned above, taking care of your family.
Beckett is Castle’s primary caretaker now and she practically lives with him so why couldn’t Beckett make Castle’s lunch and make sure that he eats? I just think that is something Beckett would do for Castle and not Alexis.
Because Castle disappeared. And this is Alexis’ way of taking care of him, trying to make sure he’s okay.
You see, she was pretty much like this before Castle met Beckett. Always mom-ing him. Not to the extent she did in this episode, but still. And Castle was fine with it then. Then Beckett showed up and she took over that role. And Alexis stepped aside.
But then he got kidnapped and this is Alexis’ way of dealing with it. Beckett has Castle for most of the day. They work together all day, then they come home and they’re together. This is what she can do in the moments in between.
She’s always been the worried mom. Then she was the worried mom who let go of her baby into capable Beckett-hands. Now she’s the worried mom who almost lost her baby so she’s back to phase one. It fits the character that is Alexis in my opinion. She’s still working through her dad’s disappearance and she’s not one to just sit around. She has to do something. This is it.
Of course Kate isn’t okay with her mom-ing Castle, because now that’s her job. Has been for years. And if you haven’t noticed Beckett isn’t much of a share-r, not to the extent Alexis wants her to. Which is fine. They’d have no life if she was okay with it. Beckett’s fine with sharing Castle with his daughter, if said daughter sticks to that. Alexis will just have to trust again that Castle is in good hands.
Personally, I think it’s wrong to characterize Beckett as Castle’s caretaker. He’s not a child or infirm. They’re partners; that’s the whole premise of the show. She has no obligation to make him food.
Alexis making food for Castle is not a problem, and is quite sweet. It reminded me of Castle packing her lunch when she interned at the precinct in Season 2. The problem, as Beckett points out and Castle acknowledges, is the underlying motivation behind the food prep. Alexis isn’t making him lunch and dinner out of a sense of, “gee I love you, Dad, and I’m so grateful for all the support over the past 19 years, so I’d love to return the favor.” It’s a reaction to his kidnapping, a “don’t you dare leave me again, I’m so scared it’s going to happen.” And as Castle pointed out to Alexis, that’s not a way we can live.
I don’t think it’s a matter of Alexis not trusting Castle with Beckett; it’s her not trusting him with the world, not trusting that he’ll come home at the end of the day. And it’s not a matter of Beckett being jealous of “sharing” Castle. It’s a realization that Alexis has heretofore been an independent young woman and that this recent behavior is aberrant and indicative that something is wrong with Alexis. She encourages Castle to look into it for Alexis’ sake. And that is a beautiful family moment, for me.Yes.amtepenailed it. I thought the delivery was a little too “crazy eyes” at points, but the spirit was right. Down to the return of the GPS tracker.
The one thing I wondered about with this part of the story was, would it have played a little bit better if the episodes had been switched and this was the first normal episode. Because, we didn’t see Alexis or Martha’s high-pitched concern last week really at all. They didn’t even seem to be much in the loft. And you would think if Alexis was worried about letting her dad out of her sight, she wouldn’t have been MIA closer to his disappearance rather than further away.
To me you have to look at it like this… you have two major plot lines that you need to get out there after the first two episodes, Caskett reconnecting and then this Alexis storyline. IMO it would be unrealistic for them to do both storylines in the same episode simply because I think it would be really weird for Alexis to be all clingy while Caskett is trying to have sex for the first time in two months. Therefore, as the writers, you have to decide which storyline is more important and therefore which storyline needs to come first and imo with Caskett kind of being on the outs in the first two episodes and with Caskett being the main focal point in terms of the characters on the show, an episode where they reconnect is far more important than an episode where Alexis is worried about her dad. Especially when the Alexis storyline is very minor in the episode. Plus I think for the kind of interaction we saw between Caskett in this episode including the small parts where Kate kind of pointed out that something wasn’t quite right with Alexis, Caskett needed to be on much better terms than they were at the end of 7x02 which is another reason why Caskett reconnecting in 703 was more important of a plot line imo than the Alexis storyline
Oh yeah, I’m not saying that it was a bad choice to play them the way they did – I just wonder if you played them the other way around, would it have seemed less sudden to the audience?
It’s a little bit strange that in this episode Alexis can’t stand to let Castle out of her sight for an hour after he is supposed to be done, but she’s literally not anywhere present, and not at all concerned with what he’s doing with his time in the prior episode. I think they put it altogether the best they could, yes. But, if we didn’t have the constraints of time that we do, I wonder if one of their interruptions couldn’t have been Alexis just calling to make sure he got home okay.
Some quick little off-the-cuff line from Castle “that was Alexis she just wanted to make sure everything was okay. She’s been checking in more since I got back.” Something to just tied together the continuity of her concern in episode two to this episode without making it seem like she can’t let him out of her sight today, but was nowhere around yesterday.
Yeah I get that. Honestly though? To the people hating on Alexis, I don’t think it would have mattered. Because it seems to me that the majority of the people who had a problem with this storyline had a problem with it simply because it involved Alexis.
Oh I wasn’t worried about the haters. They’re going to hate anyway. I was more thinking of general continuity.
Yeah it might have just been a delayed reaction type thing too. I get what you’re saying, but I honestly don’t think it would have made much of a difference.